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Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

1 March, 2018

Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only...

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How Not to use Machine Learning for Demand Forecasting

21 February, 2018

Eight years ago ToolsGroup was one of the first supply chain planning software vendors to employ machine learning to...

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A Quick Method for Assessing Inventory Health

13 February, 2018

Last week we discussed a Gartner framework for gauging inventory health, but noted that the Inventory Quality Ratio (IQR)...

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How to Measure Inventory Health

6 February, 2018

Financial executives measure inventory health with metrics like inventory turns because they view the firm from a...

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Trade promotion forecasting: the present and the near future

30 January, 2018

Trade promotion forecasting is difficult: getting it right involves factoring in many variables. Marketing people, who...

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Why you should modernize your spare parts planning

23 January, 2018

There’s untapped cash and profits in your spare parts business. Aftermarket parts is a big net margin producer for many...

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Forecasting the Long Tail and Intermittent Demand

17 January, 2018

Forecasting demand in the long tail is much different than in the head

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Analysts Support a Single Model for Sales and Operations Planning

9 January, 2018

A new report from Nucleus Research, Value Drivers of Single Model S&OP, concludes that the historical disconnect between...

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New Findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Users Wants and Needs Study

4 January, 2018

The annual Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study is one of the most comprehensive studies of supply...


One Way to Start Your Digital Transformation

20 December, 2017

Many companies are taking a serious look at “digital transformation” and it’s possible to think that it requires a big...

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