Unlocking the Potential of a Rolling Open-to-Buy Strategy

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A rolling Open-to-Buy (OTB) isn’t just another inventory management tool; it’s your secret weapon for dynamic decision-making in the ever-changing retail landscape. Unlike its static counterpart, the rolling OTB allows retailers to stay agile by adjusting real-time buying decisions based on sales trends, market shifts, and customer demands.

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The Benefits of a Rolling Open-to-Buy for Apparel Retailers:

  1. Improved Inventory Management:

By implementing a rolling OTB, demand planners can achieve optimal inventory levels. With accurate insights into stock availability and demand patterns, retailers can avoid overstocking or understocking scenarios, effectively reducing carrying costs and minimizing inventory distortion.

  1. Enhanced Merchandise Planning:

A rolling OTB empowers apparel retailers to make informed merchandise planning decisions. By analyzing real-time sales data and market trends, retailers can identify popular product categories, anticipate customer preferences, and align their assortment accordingly. This data-driven approach ensures that retailers stock the right products at the right time, maximizing sales potential and customer satisfaction.

  1. Streamlined Operations with Inventory Management Software:

Consider using inventory management software like daVinci Retail’s solution to supercharge your retail game. These tools automate the cumbersome tasks of inventory tracking, sales analysis, and reporting. With such advanced software, you’ll streamline operations, improve accuracy, and save precious time and resources.

  1. Effective Retail Planning with Retail Planning Software:

Retail planning software further complements the rolling open-to-buy strategy. It enables retailers to forecast demand, plan assortments, allocate resources, and monitor performance. By integrating merchandise planning and inventory management through retail planning software,  retailers can align their business goals with market demands, ensuring better profitability and competitiveness.


Embracing a rolling Open-to-Buy strategy is the path to sustainable success in retail. With the right tools, like inventory management and retail planning software, you can optimize your inventory, reduce costs, and meet customer demand. By remaining agile and responsive, retailers can navigate the ever-changing retail landscape, chasing additional purchases when the opportunity arises. Take your business to the next level with daVinci Retail’s comprehensive software solutions, driving efficiency and success in your retail journey.

Melanie Tomaselli
Melanie TomaselliVP Customer Success
With over 20 years of experience in the retail technology industry as a Director of Consulting and Project Manager with both JDA Arthur and Oracle Retek, Melanie has held various positions in leadership. Her experience has been invaluable in application implementations, user training, project planning, methodology development, consulting, and managing the central US services team. Melanie has been part of the daVinci team from the beginning, guiding the business analysis and assisting in the design of daVinci’s signature product, Assortment Planning.

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