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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?

A Surprising Strategy to Reduce Inventory

Teams that use this strategy and mindset to reduce inventory will free up incredible amounts of capital for their organizations.

Bad Pricing Optimization Strategies: What’s That Smell?

Cliff Isaacson, Executive VP of Product Strategy at Blue Ridge cloud-native solutions for demand forecasting. Retailers have already been feeling the squeeze to fine-tune their pricing strategies for quite some...

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...

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...

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...

10 Steps to a World-Class Inventory 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...

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...

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...