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March-April 2013

March-April 2013

Inventory needs to be “optimized” to properly match supply and demand. This has become all the more important as competition intensifies globally and supply chains get longer and longer. Learn from a subject matter expert about the benefits of inventory optimization and how to get an IO initiative on track in your organization
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March-April 2013

Inventory needs to be “optimized” to properly match supply and demand. This has become all the more important as competition intensifies globally and supply chains get longer and longer. Learn from a subject matter expert about the benefits of inventory optimization and how to get an IO initiative on track in your organization

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Inventory Optimization: Evolving from Fad to Necessity
There is broad agreement that inventory should be optimized to properly match demand. Yet achieving this continues to prove difficult for many companies. The insight and best practices offered here will help you understand the importance of sound inventory practices and put your inventory optimization initiative on a success track.

March-April 2013 Features

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Inventory Optimization: Evolving from Fad to Necessity
There is broad agreement that inventory should be optimized to properly match demand. Yet achieving this continues to prove difficult for many...

18
The Case for Managing MRO Inventory
In many organizations, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) inventory accounts for a significant slice—as much as 40 percent—of the annual procurement...

26
Taking a Broader View of Supply Chain Resilience
As supply chains become more global and complex, the impact of any disruption intensifies. What’s needed today is an approach to...

32
How to Communicate with Your Board of Directors
When supply chain professionals communicate effectively with their board of directors—and when the board understands and appreciates what the supply chain...

40
A Practitioner’s Guide to Demand Planning
Effective demand planning doesn’t just happen, it requires work. To move forward, companies have to admit the mistakes of the past,...

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