IECT: A methodology for identifying critical products using purchase transactions

Ping Yu Hsu, Chen Wan Huang

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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Identifying critical products and key customers to strengthen company performance is vitally important in the digital transformation era. Critical products are the itemsets that are preferred by vip customers and yet not popular among ordinary customers. As a result, critical products should be kept on the shelf despite its sales volumes may be lower than other popular items. However, few studies have considered identifying critical products or their potentially valuable patterns. Therefore an innovative algorithm taking advantage of vertical databases to identify critical products was designed. The proposed algorithm is applied to a transaction database of a midsize supermarket to verify the performance. The result showed that precision can reach 80.55% and 82.15% for two different filtering criteria. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to apply the concept of critical products to real retail industry transaction records.

期刊Applied Soft Computing Journal
出版狀態已出版 - 9月 2020


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