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Improving inventory planning during supply chain disruption

This post focuses on inventory planning and optimizing stock levels during periods of supply chain disruption and erratic customer behavior....

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How to calculate forecast accuracy and forecast error

What is forecast accuracy? Forecast accuracy measures how close your demand forecast is to the actual demand value. You can...

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Overcoming Black Friday purchasing and warehouse challenges

Black Friday (Nov 24 this year) is one of the year’s biggest shopping days when physical stores and eCommerce tempt...

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How to manage inventory effectively (2024 guide)

Inventory management, business growth and expanding product ranges There are several reasons you could be expanding your product portfolios. Whether...

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Fundamentals of Demand Planning and Forecasting (2024 Guide)

What is demand planning? Demand planning is part of a company’s planning strategy to allocate resources in the best and...

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Demand forecasting challenges – how to deal with fluctuating demand

Global marketplaces have been rocked over recent years, with customer demand and inventory supply more erratic and complex than ever...

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Overcoming inventory management challenges

Chaos has rocked the world the last few years. The global pandemic, continuing extreme weather events, conflict and natural disasters...

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Sustainable Supply Chain Management Software

Improving businesses and the environment  In today’s fast-paced business landscape, inventory management plays a crucial role in determining a company’s...

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Data-driven inventory management: the secret to business success

In the rapidly evolving business landscape, staying ahead of the competition requires more than just good instincts – it demands...

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Inventory planning to reduce Chinese New Year disruption

Smart inventory managers plan for Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year) many months before the event. The more prepared...

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Overcoming minimum order quantity (MOQ) challenges

What is MOQ, and how do you overcome its challenges?   ABC, ERP, EOQ, JIT… acronyms are everywhere in inventory and...

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How do you forecast lumpy demand?

What is demand forecasting? Inventory demand forecasting is how companies predict customer demand for an inventory item over a defined...