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Inventory Optimization

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By SCMR Staff · October 19, 2017
This webcast explains how the science of theoretical minimums, a new approach to inventory optimization, provides a simple and elegant way to reduce cost and increase customer service levels by monetizing time delays across the extended supply chain.
By Tracey Smith · October 19, 2017
Regardless of the approach you use, analyzing the historical data or your customer ordering and / or parts usage can provide guidance in setting inventory levels for each item.
WEBCAST
By SCMR Staff · October 31, 2016
The rise of eCommerce has added tremendous complexity to the way you deploy inventory today. Omni-channel customer expectations for faster fulfillment and free shipping, coupled with pressure to minimize the high cost of carrying inventory across channels, are driving companies to rethink their networks. During this session we’ll examine how omni-channel fulfillment is impacting inventory and what you can do to profitably plan and deploy inventory across channels.
WEBCAST
By Cheryl Murphy · March 9, 2016
Join Fred Pond, CIO of Columbia Sportswear, as he shares how Columbia Sportswear transformed their business with a strong partnership between IT and supply chain to drive measurable business results.
WHITE PAPER
By LM Staff · March 2, 2016
Inbound freight costs are rising. What are your logistics peers doing to manage them?
WHITE PAPER
By Ben Camiel · February 3, 2016
Ready to make your warehouse smarter, stronger - and more profitable in every way?
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By SCMR Staff · February 2, 2016
Supply chain and network optimization is an old story made new again by the increased demands of smaller and more frequent deliveries, just-in-time supply chains, and omni-channel retailing. During this webcast, consultant Marc Wulfraat, the president and founder of MWPVL International, presents ten tips every organization should consider when they optimize their distribution network.
WHITE PAPER
By Ben Camiel · December 10, 2015
Labeling is frequently considered a background process that doesn't get any attention until something is wrong. As a result, bar code and RFID labeling practices and software have become dated at many enterprises, failing to keep pace with changing business needs.
<p>Service Level-Driven Planning enables organizations to find their inventory “sweet spot,” where just the right amount of product or material is allocated to achieve required service levels,  says author Gregory Hartunian.</p> By Gregory Hartunian · April 12, 2015
With Service Level-Driven Planning, organizations can find their inventory sweet spot. Here are the steps to get it right.
By Jeremy Lagomarsino · April 1, 2015
Developing a sound inventory strategy is complex, but it can be accomplished by exploring several tasks to help firms reduce investment without adding risk.
By John Dawson · September 1, 2014
Intel has always had superlative internal supply chain processes within its vertically integrated operations. But until recently, the same could not be said of one of its business units that outsourced to subcontractors around the world. In fact, the ad hoc nature of that unit’s supply chain interactions posed a threat to its competitiveness. Here’s how a determined team championed a powerful supply chain collaboration model that is getting real results—and that is now being rolled out across the company.
By Sean Willems · March 1, 2013
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.
By Jeff Berman · May 29, 2012
The ongoing upswing in e-commerce and mobile commerce activity continues to make a significant impact on how retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics approach distribution network processes, according to a new report from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2011
Following an early October prediction of 2011 holiday sales rising 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion, the NRF is now calling for 2011 to be up 3.8 percent to $469.1 billion. Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December.
By Clive A Purchase · August 1, 2011
The prime objective for all supply chains is to provide clients with what they want, when they want it. Inventory management plays a central role in every supply chain’s need to satisfy its clients.

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