Price change process

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yay !
We are No longer following the restrictions modernization made on the price change process !
-which of course WAS to have DBO’s work price change - which they NEVER had time to do .
Resulting in a “PC PROCESS’ being that each TL spending hours on Friday hitting ‘cannot find’ for the entire weeks work list and then printing , activating and throwing the labels AWAY !

since this has been our ‘process’ for OVER a year - you can probably imagine how FULL our salesfloor is of unticketed clearance, missed salvage AND incorrect price labels !

So…after OVER a year of ‘faking it’, in his infinite wisdom, our SD plans on resurrecting a price change team !

My question to ‘those in the know’ …. How would you handle the workload ?

i remember ‘pre-modernization‘ price change when we had a NEW workload each day - each day of the week corresponded to a dept in hardlines or softlines.
‘Now: Labels drop each day and the price change/salvage workload drops on Monday and we have all week to work it.

would you still work it the old way ? Printing and hanging ALL labels throughout the store and then choose an area to ticket/process salvage EACH day.
OR
would you choose an area and complete ALL tasks for that area and then the next day do another area ?

I understand if you print labels and Do Not activate them, they will print AGAIN the next day - leading to confusion and unnecessary steps.

Uncertain on the best way to attack this. Uncertain of how many days/hours will be provided. (wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not enough!)

Thoughts/ideas please.
 
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I am a dbo in style. Price changes drop at 6am Tuesday morning. I and 1 other dbo in style do our price changes. Recently they brought in another tm to do all the remaining price changes in the other areas of style. On the gm side 1 person does all the price changes. Market does their own. Idk how many gm has. In style we average 1000 to 1500 dpci, but a ton of eaches right now. I pray for salvage every Monday but Target pricing is screwy right now.
 
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Your best bet will be to print, activate, and place all the labels everyday. Doing this daily will help keep the workload small (most of the time, obviously there will be exceptions). Next priority should be whatever areas have a transition coming up. Keeping up on that clearance first will assist those who will be setting the new Pogs and making the transitions easier to manage as those items will sell thru better.

When I was a DBO in P1 last year, I managed all of the P1 price change tasks myself every week by following this routine. Many days it took me less than 15 minutes (just labels), other days closer to an hour & I would have to carry over some of the workload to the following day.
 

MrT

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Dbos have time to do the labels for pc no problem. Print the labels, and divide them up if you do it everyday itll take them like 15 minutes max. If it is really big like all the shampoo or haircolor in hba then i usually help. I tend to do most of the unlocated pc in my area, but we have a few tms that will do theres as well.
 
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Target pricing is screwy right now.
THIS, YES ! Delayed markdowns requiring FLEX Pogs if reg priced/no true location merchandise !
Your best bet will be to print, activate, and place all the labels everyday. Doing this daily will help keep the workload small (most of the time, obviously there will be exceptions). Next priority should be whatever areas have a transition coming up. Keeping up on that clearance first will assist those who will be setting the new Pogs and making the transitions easier to manage as those items will sell thru better.

When I was a DBO in P1 last year, I managed all of the P1 price change tasks myself every week by following this routine. Many days it took me less than 15 minutes (just labels), other days closer to an hour & I would have to carry over some of the workload to the following day.
YES, ROUTINE is the key here ! KEEPUP so much better than catching are a year behind …so …. There’s that. Having a dedicated team will make things consistent.

Trying to do the workload math - if 1 dept took 15 minutes X 8 depts for the store -do you think maybe 2 hrs per day to hang ALL labels ?
Then ticketing for the rest of the shift. Wondering how many hours need to be allotted each week to stay afloat ?
Dbos have time to do the labels for pc no problem. Print the labels, and divide them up if you do it everyday itll take them like 15 minutes max. If it is really big like all the shampoo or haircolor in hba then i usually help. I tend to do most of the unlocated pc in my area, but we have a few tms that will do theres as well.
Congratulations. NOT ONE DBO puts up labels or tickets clearance at my store. When we run out of room they may occasionally fill boxes with salvage and leave the boxes in receiving with no indication if they have been processed or not and always in the way - never on a pallet!
 
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Dbos have time to do the labels for pc no problem. Print the labels, and divide them up if you do it everyday itll take them like 15 minutes max. If it is really big like all the shampoo or haircolor in hba then i usually help. I tend to do most of the unlocated pc in my area, but we have a few tms that will do theres as well.
Agreed. Most DBOs at my store do their own price changes. Can't speak for other areas, but I'm able to keep up with mine during the course of the week. Didn't do the few that were in there today, and I'm hoping that no one else does them tomorrow when I'm not there. TMs who don't know my area put labels in the wrong places, miss things I've flexed (even though I still locate them), miss some clearance and salvage because I don't know why.
The only time it gets tricky is when a lot of revisions and/or transitions are coming up. But I can still almost always keep up with it, maybe have to let back stock slide a little to do it.
Now if only corporate could figure out how to let me print only my own area's labels instead of all of Essentials, that'd be really great.
 

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THIS, YES ! Delayed markdowns requiring FLEX Pogs if reg priced/no true location merchandise !

YES, ROUTINE is the key here ! KEEPUP so much better than catching are a year behind …so …. There’s that. Having a dedicated team will make things consistent.

Trying to do the workload math - if 1 dept took 15 minutes X 8 depts for the store -do you think maybe 2 hrs per day to hang ALL labels ?
Then ticketing for the rest of the shift. Wondering how many hours need to be allotted each week to stay afloat ?

Congratulations. NOT ONE DBO puts up labels or tickets clearance at my store. When we run out of room they may occasionally fill boxes with salvage and leave the boxes in receiving with no indication if they have been processed or not and always in the way - never on a pallet!
Then your leadership team is bad. I literally taught 10 new tms this week. They will make mistakes and will miss some labels, not understanding the multiple locations. Make them go back and fix it and they wont make that mistake again. Like i said there is no excuse for not having tms atleast do the labels.
 
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Trying to do the workload math - if 1 dept took 15 minutes X 8 depts for the store -do you think maybe 2 hrs per day to hang ALL labels ?
Then ticketing for the rest of the shift. Wondering how many hours need to be allotted each week to stay afloat ?

The metric for completing price change used to be 100 DPCIs an hour. With switching to labels for first markdowns on pog, this can sometimes be done faster. Last week I completed about 300 labels for hardlines in under 2 hours.
 
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My store has folders for every section in an easy to access place for everyone. A leader prints out the Price Change for the day every morning and divides it into the folders. They want the folders empty by the end of each day. Though, usually it happens by end of the week. I know I usually do my area the days it drops in, but I can't speak for the rest of the store. I have no idea what the metrics are in my store but I think this system has worked well in my store. At the minimum it has worked for me.
 
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My store has folders for every section in an easy to access place for everyone. A leader prints out the Price Change for the day every morning and divides it into the folders. They want the folders empty by the end of each day. Though, usually it happens by end of the week. I know I usually do my area the days it drops in, but I can't speak for the rest of the store. I have no idea what the metrics are in my store but I think this system has worked well in my store. At the minimum it has worked for me.
I print and put in folders too. When the folders are full, they are emptied and thrown away. The folders are pretty full now - saw labels still in there from September. No one follows up on any of it actually being done - just that the work list is cleared every Friday - somehow. No one ever asks how.
 
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