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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...

The View from Finance: Freeing Up Cash with Inventory Optimization

3, May, 2016

If you (or your boss) are measured by your company's Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) or a similar metric, then you want...

What’s New in Inventory Optimization?

22, March, 2016

Principal Analyst James Cooke of Nucleus Research just published his 2016 Inventory Optimization Value Matrix which...

What's wrong with ABC inventory classification?

15, March, 2016

ABC inventory classification has been around so long that most planners just assume it’s the only way to segment your...

A Wish for 99+ Percent Customer Service

17, November, 2015

For those finishing up their 2016 strategic goals, or perhaps looking for a Christmas wish or a New Year’s resolution,...

Five Types of Inventory Optimization You Should Know

10, November, 2015

 

Inventory configuration is usually the predominant issue in most manufacturing environments. Inventory policy is...

When is Inventory Too “Lean”?  Finding the Right Balance

3, November, 2015

I learned about “lean manufacturing” (or simply “lean”) back in the 1990s when I met James Womack and read his book “The...

How Safety Stock Absorbs Demand Volatility

22, September, 2015

Demand volatility is cited by Gartner, IDC and other analyst firms as the number one obstacle identified by corporate...

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