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The Top-Dog Index : a new measurement for the demand consistency of the size distribution in pre-pack orders for a fashion discounter with many small branches

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Kurz, Sascha ; Rambau, Jörg ; Schlüchtermann, Jörg ; Wolf, Rainer-Johannes:
The Top-Dog Index : a new measurement for the demand consistency of the size distribution in pre-pack orders for a fashion discounter with many small branches.
In: Annals of Operations Research. Vol. 229 (June 2015) Issue 1 . - pp. 541-563.
ISSN 1572-9338
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-014-1746-8

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We propose the new Top-Dog-Index, a measure for the branch-dependent historic deviation of the supply data of apparel sizes from the sales data of a fashion discounter. Our approach individually measures for each branch the scarcest and the amplest sizes, aggregated over all products. This measurement can iteratively be used to adapt the size distributions in the pre-pack orders for the future. A real-world blind study shows the potential of this distribution free heuristic optimization approach: The gross yield measured in percent of gross value was almost one percentage point higher in the test-group branches than in the control-group branches.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: revenue management; size optimization; demand forecasting; Top-Dog-Index; field study; parallel blind testing
Subject classification: MSC: 90B05, 90B90
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematics in Economy
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematics in Economy > Chair Mathematics in Economy - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Rambau
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration V
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration V > Chair Business Administration V - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Schlüchtermann
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Forschungszentrum für Modellbildung und Simulation (MODUS)
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
500 Science > 510 Mathematics
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 08:25
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 07:26
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/13505