Client Description

Tuesday Morning Corporation retails home furnishing, gifts, and related items. The Company offers bath and body, bed, craft, dining, kitchen, furniture, fashion accessories and products. Tuesday Morning serves customers in the United States.

The closeout retailer sells discontinued merchandise from name-brand manufacturers at steep discounts. Its merchandise typically includes upscale linens, china, cookware, rugs, and collectibles that are not seconds, irregulars, or factory rejects. Tuesday Morning’s 810-plus stores in 41 states operate only during monthly sales events (with the exception of January and July). The retailer keeps costs down by selling from low-rent locations and using seasonal help — only about 22% of its workers are full-time employees. Its customers are primarily women from middle- and upper-income households.

Tuesday Morning specializes in selling high-end name-brand home furnishings, housewares, gifts, and other merchandise. Its stores are filled with the likes of Le Creuset and Calphalon cookware, Cuisinart and KitchenAid small appliances, Sferra and Peacock Alley linens, Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors fashion accessories, Lenox tabletop items, Hartmann and Samsonite luggage, Waterford crystal, and Hunter and Casablanca ceiling fans, among many other items.

Dallas-based Tuesday Morning operates in 40-plus states. The company relies on a 1.4-million-sq.-ft. distribution center located in Dallas to distribute some 100 million units to its stores.  The retailer’s portfolio of stores is concentrated primarily in its home state of Texas (accounting for 13% of stores), California (10% of stores), and Florida (8% of stores).

Challenge

Tuesday Morning was running production, development, and QA databases on a single Netezza Twinfin3.  This caused developers to conflict with business analysts in delivering executive reporting and producing new ETL/Reporting.

Solution

iOLAP delivered on a project that transitioned the production databases to a new Netezza Striper and redeployed the development and QA databases to the Twinfin3. Along with separating out the environments, iOLAP also fine tuned each server and implemented best practices so both appliances were operating at peak efficiency.

Benefits

The new Striper server and best practices cut nightly load times from four (4) hours to forty-five (45) minutes and allowed for new options and future expansion in ETL and Reporting.

  • Tools: MicroStrategy | Netezza
  • Categories: Analytics, Managed Services
  • Tags: Retail