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Service Level Management: 4th Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Wouldn't it be nice if calculating safety stock wasn't such a crap shoot? The biggest conundrum in demand planning is Service Level Management and how to calculate safety stock so that the company can...

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...

7 Habits of Today’s Top Inventory Management Teams

What can you learn from the habits of today's top inventory management teams? We've been collecting insights from blue-chip inventory analysts over the years and the results have become more and more consistent. Today we'll share...

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:...

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 profit. So today's topic: how to manage erratic demand profitably. Sales...

How To Create a Culture for Innovative Forward Buying – Feat. Henry Schein Inc.

In today's podcast: Henry Schein Inc.'s Senior VP of Supply Chain Paul Rose The best opportunity to influence your income statement is to attack the Cost of Goods. Wholesale and retail companies live on thin...

Specialty Retail Series: Part 1 of 4

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