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1. Inventory's Function in the Supply Chain
It's an interesting question: is inventory an asset, or waste? Lora Cecere has looked long and hard at the role of inventory in supply chain strategy and has come to several important conclusions.In her ...
Created on 08 September 2015
2. Improve Your Forecasting
How's your forecasting keeping up with all of the changes in your supply chain being driven by ecommerce and omnichannel buyers? It may be in need of tuning, which is perfectly understandable. New technologies ...
Created on 03 August 2014
3. Supply Chain Intelligence: Using Your Visibility To Reduce Supply Chain Costs (Part 2)
...  can cut supply chain costs from consultant John Berry. There are plenty of sophisticated methods and algorithms out there to help calculate safety stock levels. However without good supply chain data ...
Created on 25 June 2014
4. Omnichannel Inventory Challenges
Rod Daugherty takes on a real challenge: optimizing inventory in an omnichannel environment. It's tough, but not impossible.In his Logistics Viewpoints article, he tells us how to not only save the sale, ...
Created on 09 September 2013
5. Models in the Supply Chain
I normally stick to 'quick reads' for Buzz articles, recognizing the value of our readers' time. This one, a look at modeling in supply chain and manufacturing systems, is a bit more involved than usual ...
Created on 08 February 2013
6. How to Optimize Your Inventory
Ann Grace Pereira, in an article in Industrial Distribution, gives some pointers on how to optimize your inventory and what pitfalls to avoid in doing so.  Avoiding a few common mistakes is crucial. Read ...
Created on 14 October 2012
7. Is POS data that valuable or is there something better?
...  and shrink inventory level (safety stock levels) Be aware that there are quite a few retailers currently considering the purchase of a forecasting module to assist with collaboration For retailers ...
Created on 25 April 2011