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How to Manage Long Lead Times, Slow Movers and Other Profit Stealers – Part...

We're all hyper-aware of how erratic demand and long lead times impact profitability. No one wants to be a cost center, but these and other problems force inventory analysts to carry high safety stock...

5 Ways to Reduce Inventory Right Now

Teams that use this strategy and mindset to reduce inventory will free up incredible amounts of capital for their organizations.

Specialty Retail Series: Part 4 of 4

Inventory Optimization Strategies for Retail CX Domination Welcome to the final post in our "Specialty Retail Series." In case you need a refresher, Part 3 covered "Where to Put Your Retail Tech Investment in 2020," which...

Think Like an Inventory Investor, Not a Buyer

In the old world of replenishment, retail and wholesale inventory teams worked to keep store shelves stocked, holes filled in the warehouse, and hoped they could stay out of trouble and avoid attention. My,...

10 Steps to a World-Class Inventory Planning Team

The demand planning profession has evolved more than any other department in the retail and wholesale world. Inventory teams that used to rely on their green bar report and a solar-powered calculator now have demand...

Long Lead Times Bring the Heat

You always knew you didn’t care for items with long lead times, but you could never fully express why. Let this Lead Time - Service Goal % Heat Graph illustrate your pain: How to read this...

Never Take Your Eyes Off this Demand Forecasting Metric

If you only look at one demand forecasting metric ever, it should be demand deviation. As you'll see in this video tutorial, demand deviation is the #1 value influencing your profitability. Take a look at some of...
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10 Inventory Analytics Numbers Every Exec Should Care About

Beyond the basic KPIs, there are 10 key inventory analytics that can improve the overall financial health of your distribution business. In Episode 2 Dan Craddock, Catalyst supply chain consultant and guru, explains how business...

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