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Supply Chain Trends and Predictions for 2020-2021

Did you know that 79% of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve above-average revenue growth within their industries? Let's back up and answer the bigger...
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How to Reduce Inventory 10% in 90 Days

In distribution, managing inventory is a beast. Competition is relentless and supply, wickedly unpredictable. So you stock up. At some point, executives notice the...
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Order Cycle Optimization: 3rd Essential Step to Expert Demand Planning

Happy Friday and Welcome Back to the Series! We've been talking about the 7 components it takes to get demand planning right. Today it's Step #3,...
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Inventory Reduction 101: The Problem with Fixed Cycle Buying

Inventory reduction becomes a financial problem when you are forced into fixed-cycle buying vs. buying on need. FACT. Unfortunately, fixed cycle buying is the ugly...

How to Manage Long Lead Times, Slow Movers and Other Profit Stealers – Part...

We're all hyper-aware of how erratic demand and long lead times impact profitability. No one wants to be a cost center, but these and...

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...

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...

Specialty Retail Series: Part 4 of 4

Inventory Optimization Strategies for Retail CX Domination Welcome to the final post in our "Specialty Retail Series." In case you need a refresher, Part 3 covered...

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...

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