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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...

Let’s Finally Get Serious About Optimizing New Item Inventory

Today's PlanningPosts chat is with long-time veteran in the inventory optimization world, Tracy Coon, Director - Business Consulting at Blue Ridge, along with PlanningPosts evangelist Dan Craddock, on the topic of Optimizing New Items. Summary:...

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...
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Tariffs and Supply Chain Planning: When Does a Speculative Buy Make Sense?

Episode 3: How do tariffs affect supply chain planning, and what can you do about it? There’s a lot of political “poo” being flung around over the international tariff situation. But today we’re here with...

Specialty Retail Series: Part 2 of 4

Welcome to Part 2 of our Specialty Retail series. Glad you're back! In Part 1, we explained why your demand forecasting strategy must fit the type of retailer you are: Fashion OR Specialty Replenishable. Today,...

The Growing List of Surprisingly Seasonal Items

If seasonality is sometimes a mystery to you, you're not alone! The Planning Posts writers have been accumulating a list of surprisingly seasonal items for years. This list shows items that sell in a...

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