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How to Manage Erratic Demand (Profitably): Profit Stealers Part 1 of 2

While there are many guilty parties in inventory analysis, high demand deviation is the one that's adding more to your expenses than to your...

Is Your DOM Forecasting Strategy on the Wrong Path? Part 1 of 2

Gartner recently suggested that most retailers don’t do a good job of forecasting demand at the place where it really happens – fulfillment. Retailers...

Special Order Analysis: 6th Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

You’ve taken care of your customers’ needs. You’ve created your replenishment order, but you left a few stones unturned... What about those Special Orders?...

7 Areas Where Inventory Leaders Can Up Their Game

So, you want to be a really effective inventory professional? Do you want your inventory team to be the most admired group in the...

Specialty Retail Series: Part 1 of 4

Modern Retail is Shrinking Our Ability to Make Balanced Inventory Decisions

Replenishment Optimization: 5th Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Manage Replenishment So That it Doesn't Manage YOU Maintaining a proactive, accurate order quantity is the end result of great inventory component management. Thanks to...

Order Cycle Optimization: 3rd Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Happy Friday and Welcome Back to the Series! We've been talking about the 7 components it takes to get demand planning right. Today it's Step #3,...

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 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...

Managing Inventory Chaos During Distribution and Wholesale M&A

What the ‘M&A boom’ is doing to distributors’ purchasing teams is more than just an annoyance. It’s a big cash problem. One that’s easily solved with technology.