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The Role of AI in Pricing Strategy

Pricing shapes demand and demand shapes pricing. Traditionally, the two were much more separate discussions. Today, the power of AI creates an opportunity to blend pricing strategy with demand forecasting to create a value multiplier...
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Moving Your Inventory Team from Defense to Offense

Today in Episode 10 we are sitting with two former inventory analysts who have now evidently turned into offensive coordinators! Welcome, Sven Aunapu and Dan Craddock. Sven is Director of LifeLine Services and Analytics, joined by...

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? Before you send the replenishment order to your supplier, don't...
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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, Order Cycle Optimization. Before we get started, we need to...

Lead Time Forecasting: The 2nd Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Welcome back to our '7 Essential Steps' Series! We hope you enjoyed last week's post on demand forecasting. Today it's onto the 2nd essential step of 'getting it right' in the purchasing process... Lead Time Forecasting!  Lead...

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...

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