COVID-19 Retail Sales Inventory Manager

Managing Inventory During Covid-19

Resources to help your company survive and thrive during the tough times.

It will require more than software to manage inventory during and after Covid-19. New algorithms and smart, experienced demand planners will need to “pressure test” assumptions and optimize inventory Productivity.

Fusing the power of Retail Narrative and the ERS Special Forces consulting team can provide the resources you need to optimize inventory and regain your sales and profitability as stores reopen.

Covid dashboard

A Powerful Solution for A Tough Problem

The Covid-19 Dashboard – Customized to Your Business

trend info

Use open store trends to fine tune models for soon to reopen stores.


Assigns priorities and keeps track of SKU-stores worked.

sku-store stats

Store level data at your fingertips to quickly balance inventory.


System calculates recommended inventory by SKU-store.

Fast Onboarding

ERS Special Forces group collaborates with your team and focuses on specific action.


One standard for managing and reporting across your organization.

Data Rich

Integrate 3rd party trend information to fine tune forecasts.


Optimize and track the flow of inventory/assortment for stores opening in 30, 60, 90, 120+ days.

Expertise + Software

Fusion of hands-on expertise and technology gets you results faster.


Our ability to customize lets us curate to your organization’s specific needs.


Built for low overhead and focused approach allows for reasonable rates.

Track Re-Opened Stores

Store reopening map

See which stores are open for the key retailers. Compare TY vs. LY based on ERS global data set.

For other retailers, more detailed information or for an analysis of your business in reopened stores, please contact us below.

Improve Your Forecast & Allocation As Stores Reopen

Using the compare features in Retail Synthesis Reporting, we created these charts that show how stores are performing against last year. In the majority of cases it is taking about 3 weeks for reopened stores to become positive. It varies greatly by product category and store location. These can be used as a guide in your re-forecasting and allocation efforts.

covid store reopening chart
covid store reopening graph