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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...
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Inventory Reduction 101: The Problem with Fixed Cycle Buying

Inventory reduction becomes a financial problem when you are forced into fixed-cycle buying vs. buying on need. FACT. Unfortunately, fixed cycle buying is the ugly reality for many retail and wholesale distributors. But get this... When...
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The First 100 Days on Your Supply Chain Management Solution

Proven Steps to Accelerate the ROI of Your Supply Chain Solution Introduction Welcome back to the PlanningPosts Podcast! Today we're not just talking about demand forecasting, or new items, or deal buys. Episode 9 focuses on...

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...

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...

Specialty Retail Series: Part 3 of 4

In Part 2 of this series, we talked about how ridiculously time consuming it is to conduct inventory management tasks manually. We discussed the reasons for this and shared how inventory automation is making...

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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