Solution of the Week: Sizing Quantities using Data Analysis

Solution of the Week: Sizing Quantities using Data Analysis

This week, Loncom Consulting takes a moment to highlight a recent success with a fashion e-commerce brand that was struggling with inventory management. Sizing issues, particularly stockouts in extreme sizes like XS and 3XL, were becoming a significant problem during the various buying cycles of the seasons.


The fashion brand faced recurring challenges in understanding and predicting the demand for different sizes throughout the season. This lack of insight led to frequent stockouts, especially in the least and most common sizes, resulting in lost sales opportunities and dissatisfied customers.

Our Data-Driven Approach

To tackle these challenges, Loncom Consulting employed a strategic method of analyzing past sales data. By reviewing historical sales patterns, we were able to normalize the size distribution across the board and make more informed decisions on inventory levels for each size.

Step-by-Step Analysis:

  1. Data Collection: Gathering detailed sales data from past seasons, focusing on size-specific performance.
  2. Pattern Identification: Identifying trends and anomalies in size sales over different seasons.
  3. Predictive Modeling: Using statistical models to predict future size demands based on historical data.
  4. Inventory Adjustment: Revising the inventory procurement plans to align more closely with predicted demands.


The implementation of data analytics transformed the brand’s inventory management approach:

  • Balanced Stock Levels: The adjustments led to a more balanced stock across all sizes, reducing the risk of sellouts in underrepresented sizes.
  • Increased Sales and Profitability: With better stock availability throughout the season, the brand saw an uplift in sales and maximized profits, as potential sales were no longer lost due to size unavailability.

The power of data analysis in inventory management cannot be overstated. At Loncom Consulting, we pride ourselves on empowering our clients with the tools and insights needed to transform their operational challenges into success stories. The results speak for themselves - a more satisfied customer base and a healthier bottom line.

Stay tuned to Loncom Consulting for more insights and transformative solutions in the world of fashion retail. Contact us!

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