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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,...

10 Steps to a World-Class Inventory Planning Team

The demand planning profession has evolved more than any other department in the retail and wholesale world. Inventory teams that used to rely on their green bar report and a solar-powered calculator now have demand...

Long Lead Times Bring the Heat

You always knew you didn’t care for items with long lead times, but you could never fully express why. Let this Lead Time - Service Goal % Heat Graph illustrate your pain: How to read this...

7 Areas Where Inventory Leaders Can Up Their Game

So, you want to be a really effective inventory professional? Do you want your inventory team to be the most admired group in the company? Here are the top 7 areas where you can...

Tariffs and Supply Chain Planning: When Does a Speculative Buy Make Sense?

Episode 3: What's the impact of tariffs on supply chain planning, and what can you do about it? There’s a lot of political “poo” being flung around over the international tariff situation. But today we’re...

10 Inventory Analytics Numbers Every Exec Should Care About

Beyond the basic KPIs, there are 10 key inventory analytics that can improve the overall financial health of your distribution business. In Episode 2 Dan Craddock, Catalyst supply chain consultant and guru, explains how business...
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Welcome to our very first episode of The PlanningPosts Podcast! Sponsored by Blue Ridge, hosted by Todd Craig. This podcast is a community of supply chain and inventory optimization experts dedicated to creating demand forecasting gurus!

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