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How to Reduce Inventory 10% in 90 Days

In distribution, managing inventory is a beast. Competition is relentless and supply, wickedly unpredictable. So you stock up. At some point, executives notice the high cost of this and demand an urgent inventory reduction....

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...

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...
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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...

Pricing Strategies for Distributors

Leveraging Your Switzerland Position Distributors sit in a zone we call Switzerland… the middle of the supply chain between the manufacturer and the final customer, which increases the complexity and scope of what they must...

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.

Driving Value with AI in Supply Chain Planning

How can the most optimal demand planning and inventory optimization models be combined with AI and machine learning to improve profitably and efficiency?

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.

Long Lead Times Bring the Heat

You always knew you didn’t care for items with long lead times, but you could never fully express why. Let this Lead Time - Service Goal % Heat Graph illustrate your pain: How to read this...

Never Take Your Eyes Off this Demand Forecasting Metric

If you only look at one demand forecasting metric ever, it should be demand deviation. As you'll see in this video tutorial, demand deviation is the #1 value influencing your profitability. Take a look at some of...

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