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Balancing service levels and supply chain costs

25 September, 2018

Precisely balancing  the tradeoff for each inventory item is a hallmark of inventory optimization

Editor’s Note: Last...

Microsoft Inventory Optimization Interview

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

28 August, 2018

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left),...

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization

Multi-echelon inventory optimization vs inventory optimization

7 August, 2018

Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in...

Demand and Supply Uncertainty and Inventory Optimization

Still managing your inventory with spreadsheets?

19 June, 2018

Most companies are still trying to use Excel to optimize their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory...

Segmenting Your Inventory by Gross Margin and Demand Variability

Segmenting Your Inventory by Gross Margin and Demand Variability

8 June, 2018

Source: Gartner Research

Gartner Research analyst Paul Lord has developed a thought-provoking approach (shown in the...

Inventory Optimization addresses multiple issues

Four ways Inventory Optimization can address tighter supply constraints

8 May, 2018

As the (U.S.) economic expansion enters its ninth year, supply constraints are showing up in supply chains. 

The Wall...

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Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

3 April, 2018

 

Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in...

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Three Key Themes in the New Inventory Optimization Vendor Ranking

20 March, 2018

The 2018 Nucleus Research Inventory Optimization (IO) Value Matrix Report has just been released, and analyst Seth...

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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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