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Let’s Finally Get Serious About Optimizing New Item Inventory

Today's PlanningPosts chat is with long-time veteran in the inventory optimization world, Tracy Coon, along with PlanningPosts evangelist Dan Craddock, on the topic of Optimizing New Item inventory. Summary: New item forecasting is a troubling...

11-Point Checklist for Perishable Inventory Management

Today’s consumers are busier and more health conscious. They want fresh grocery delivery, meal kits and even temperature-sensitive products like pharmaceuticals. Several retail trends are making it difficult for distributors to manage perishable inventory in...

Pricing Strategies for Distributors

Leveraging Your Switzerland Position Distributors sit in a zone we call Switzerland… the middle of the supply chain between the manufacturer and the final customer, which increases the complexity and scope of what they must...

Managing Inventory Chaos During Distribution and Wholesale M&A

What the ‘M&A boom’ is doing to distributors’ purchasing teams is more than just an annoyance. It’s a big cash problem. One that’s easily solved with technology.

Driving Value with AI in Supply Chain Planning

How can the most optimal demand planning and inventory optimization models be combined with AI and machine learning to improve profitably and efficiency?

How to Manage Erratic Demand (Profitably): Profit Stealers Part 1 of 2

While there are many guilty parties in inventory analysis, high demand deviation is the one that's adding more to your expenses than to your profit. So today's topic: how to manage erratic demand profitably. Sales...

5 Ways to Reduce Inventory Right Now

Teams that use this strategy and mindset to reduce inventory will free up incredible amounts of capital for their organizations.

Bad Pricing Optimization Strategies: What’s That Smell?

Cliff Isaacson, Executive VP of Product Strategy at Blue Ridge cloud-native solutions for demand forecasting. Retailers have already been feeling the squeeze to fine-tune their pricing strategies for quite some time now; thanks to Amazon,...

How To Create a Culture for Innovative Forward Buying – Feat. Henry Schein Inc.

In Episode 5 we are joined by Dan Craddock and special guest Paul Rose of Henry Schein, a Fortune 500 distribution company with more than 300,000 health care products in 31 countries.

Think Like an Inventory Investor, Not a Buyer

In the old world of replenishment, retail and wholesale inventory teams worked to keep store shelves stocked, holes filled in the warehouse, and hoped they could stay out of trouble and avoid attention. My,...

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