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The Role of AI in Price Optimization

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 price optimization strategy with demand forecasting to create a value...

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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