Current Inventory Dynamics Aren’t the Bullwhip Effect

Monday, January 8, 2024 · Jason Miller and Yemisi Bolumole
The bullwhip effect is used by many economists to explain current inventory market dynamics, but it is another term – inventory accelerator – that more accurately reflects what is happening.

10 to 20 gets you 2 to 3 to 5 - Revenue and Profitability

Thursday, November 2, 2023 · Brian Straight
This webinar will explore how to realize a 10-20% increase in demand forecast accuracy using advanced machine and deep learning techniques to smooth out traditional demand forecasting approaches.

Inventory Pressures, Visibility Improvements Among Issues Challenging Supply Chain Managers

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 · Jeff Berman
Companies are facing the desire to increase inventory risk management strategies while balancing cash flow needs according to a new McKinsey survey.

It’s time to move beyond just-in-time and just-in-case

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 · Jennifer Blackhurst and Andrew Balthrop
Ultimately, the goal for managers is still to create the most efficient supply chain possible for their inventory management. Rather than committing to just-in-time or just-in-case, an unpredictable world demands that managers mitigate risks by always being agile.

It’s time to recalibrate

Monday, January 2, 2023 · Bob Trebilcock
We’re seeing a realignment of trade agreements and relationships that may not have an impact today but could affect supply chains tomorrow.

Respect “good” inventories

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 · Larry Lapide
Executives should be educated to have a healthy respect for inventory so that managers won’t have to go overboard and throw bad inventory after good.

UPS CEO Tomé calls on logisticians to take “totally different perspective” post-COVID

Friday, January 14, 2022 · John Schulz
UPS CEO Carol Tomé discussed issues that will shape 2022 and beyond during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s State of American Business video conference on January 11. Issues she covered included economic trends and global competition to policy challenges and opportunities.

The Customer is the Channel

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 · Mike Doherty and Ken Larson
How Princess Auto Ltd uses a consumer-driven, store-centric fulfillment model to plan and satisfy all customer demand.

Catalyze change and transform your inventory planning

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 · Mike Doherty and Kimberley Kirton
Change is hard for any organization. But Princess Auto, a nearly 90-year-old Canadian hard goods retailer, changed its collective thinking and brought a new level of efficiency to its inventory planning and how product flows to its customers.

Right place, right time, right quantity

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 · Daniel Covert, Joaquin Ortiz and Tugba Efendigil
Companies invest years and millions optimizing their inventories. It’s time for a new approach to calculate safety stock while still meeting customer service during critical promotion periods.

Global Supply Chains Trust in a “Stabilized” Economy

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 · Patrick Burnson
Weak business confidence combined with low unemployment and moderate inflation expectations result in more subdued profitability predictions.

Are Out Of Stock Patterns Predictable?

Friday, March 8, 2019 · Xu (Tony) Li
The problem investigated by the researchers is that the manufacturer's retailer customers were experiencing frequent OOS events at their DCs.

The Robots are Ready for Work

Friday, September 1, 2017 · Bob Trebilcock
It's still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece picking can get the job done in the right application.

How agile is your supply chain?

Friday, March 3, 2017 · Mark Barratt and Simon Eagle
Zara has earned high marks for its agile supply chain. Despite its success, manufacturers heavily invested in Lean believe that the retailer's approach could never work for them. What are the misconceptions about agility and how can they be overcome?

Optimizing Inventory in an Omni-Channel World

Monday, October 31, 2016 · SCMR Staff
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…



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