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Gartner recently suggested that most retailers don’t do a good job of forecasting demand at the place where it really happens – fulfillment. Retailers are forecasting demand where the sale happens, vs. where customers receive products. And that has...
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.
Teams that use this strategy and mindset to reduce inventory will free up incredible amounts of capital for their organizations.
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 seasonal pattern, submitted by retailers/wholesalers...
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 heat graph Heat graphs are great...
Modern Retail is Shrinking Our Ability to Make Balanced Inventory Decisions
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 the most successful and strategic...
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 was all about being adaptable...
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, how times have changed! Today’s savvy...
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 life easier for demand planners...