The Innovator's Solution

- ToolsGroup's Blog -

Identifying inventory requirements.jpg

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)...

Healthy Inventory Zone according to Gartner.jpg

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...

Cost-focused network design methodology.jpg

What’s wrong with Strategic Network Design?

14 November, 2017

Editor's note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no blog post next week.

The problem with strategic network...

Inventory Can Be Scary

31 October, 2017

“Your inventory problem is scary because you’re selling out before you can make new items to meet demand”. That’s what...

The Best Way to Set Inventory Targets?

1 August, 2017


Source: Gartner, Cover Considerations—How to Optimize Retail and Consumer Product Inventory Targets, 2017


push driven businesses-fashion-poultry.jpg

Demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business

18 July, 2017

A question we hear often is “How can I have demand-driven supply chain planning in a push business? Demand-driven seems...

Nucleus Inventory Optimization Technology Value Matrix 2017.jpg

Nucleus Pinpoints Inventory Optimization Trends and Solution Providers

1 May, 2017

 The 2017 Nucleus Research Inventory Optimization (IO) Value Matrix report was just released, and analyst Seth Lippincott...

When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall

21 June, 2016

Inventory planning is especially important to small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs). Nobody wants to tie up more working...

A Better Approach to Supply Chain Segmentation?

24 May, 2016

Most companies segment their supply chain by breaking it down according to operational and logistical metrics. That’s...

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

17 May, 2016

For multi-channel retailers, it’s getting increasingly difficult to survive in “the Amazon jungle”. Bob Ferrari of Supply...

Learn more about supply chain innovation

Subscribe to “The Innovator’s Solution” Blog, you will:
  • Stay on top of new supply chain innovations
  • Learn what the analysts are saying
  • Get the “big picture”