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Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!


Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both the inventory and dollars flying out the door. There should be smarter ways of handling this problem.

inventory forecasting scm  with millions of accompanying inventory asset recovery dollars slipping away annually as a consequence. The S&OP process is chartered with aggregating demand from all sources, translating that demand into a production plan, and ensuring that the sellable product is in the right place at the right time for the duration of its active life (see Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand ). In this process too, little time is afforded to the continuous assessment and Read More

Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization


Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI). However, many companies implementing an ERP solution don’t add a dedicated inventory optimization module. Learn how inventory optimization can offer companies huge potential to maximize the value of IT investments—and keep inventory levels at the right balance.

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Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies


Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line. Understand how supply chain functions such as demand and inventory planning can positively impact your company.

inventory forecasting scm  Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line. Understand how supply chain functions such as demand and inventory planning can positively impact your company. Read More

Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions


This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about SCM functions and features for WMS, TMS, international trade logistics (ITL), supplier relationship management (SRM), demand management, supply chain analytics, order management, service parts planning, and more.

inventory forecasting scm  frequently left with excess inventory thanks to ECOs or other product changes, as well as at end-of-life, due to poor planning and visibility into demand cycles and communication of product phase-outs. Life cycle planning provides the ability to view sell-in and sell-through point of sale (POS) data and will recommend alternate curves based on early actual sales information. Consensus planning Consensus planning is a method to create a one number forecast for the enterprise. Within complex Read More

ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting


ToolsGroup, a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations.

inventory forecasting scm  in lost sales, improved inventory mix, and payback improvements in promotions. Other ToolsGroup customers are using machine learning for NPIs to identify which new products will have significantly above average sales. Identifying those successful new products early on allows companies to determine the most advantageous way to allocate additional marketing, purchasing and replenishment resources to up and coming products.   For more background see TEC ’s previous blog post on ToolsGroup . Read More

Inventory Optimization


CatalystCommand Inventory Optimization and CatalystCommand Demand Management leverage data from existing ERP, transaction and POS systems to provide advanced functionality in the form of demand forecasting, automated supply analysis, inventory modeling, replenishment and distribution. The system analyzes historical data on supply and demand, taking into account seasonality, promotions, and lost sales, and then makes recommendations on how much inventory is needed and where it is required. The system can be up and running within six weeks.    

inventory forecasting scm  Optimization CatalystCommand Inventory Optimization and CatalystCommand Demand Management leverage data from existing ERP, transaction and POS systems to provide advanced functionality in the form of demand forecasting, automated supply analysis, inventory modeling, replenishment and distribution. The system analyzes historical data on supply and demand, taking into account seasonality, promotions, and lost sales, and then makes recommendations on how much inventory is needed and where it is Read More

Six Steps to Effective Inventory Management


You can take two approaches to inventory management: assume it’s a necessary evil and implement an inventory reduction program when cash gets tight, or put an active inventory management process in place, and continually improve the business results. Learn how to view inventory as cash that can be invested in other ways: move from reactive inventory management to lean and active inventory management in six easy steps.

inventory forecasting scm  Steps to Effective Inventory Management You can take two approaches to inventory management: assume it’s a necessary evil and implement an inventory reduction program when cash gets tight, or put an active inventory management process in place, and continually improve the business results. Learn how to view inventory as cash that can be invested in other ways: move from reactive inventory management to lean and active inventory management in six easy steps. Read More

19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory


It takes $2,500 in new sales to make up $100 in lost inventory, assuming a 4 percent return. Keeping an orderly warehouse with up-to-date processes and informed pickers and receivers to stop loss and identify and solve problems faster.

inventory forecasting scm  to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory 19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory Featured Author - Ren Jones - May 19, 2005 Introduction Peter Drucker, the foremost author and expert on enterprise and self-management, and one whom I am sure everyone reading this has probably heard of, stated, We know little more about distribution today than Napoleon''s contemporaries knew about the interior of Africa. I found out just how true Read More

Lean Inventory by the Numbers


Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier.

inventory forecasting scm  Inventory by the Numbers Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting—if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier. Read More

Spreadsheets: An Inadequate Solution for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting


Mid-size organizations have been conducting their budgeting and forecasting through a readily-available, inexpensive, and easy-to-use application—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheets fail to support complex planning processes, which involve multiple people, require real-time access to data, and demand comprehensive security. Discover how the Adaptive Planning budgeting and planning application can help you meet these needs.

inventory forecasting scm  An Inadequate Solution for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting Mid-size organizations have been conducting their budgeting and forecasting through a readily-available, inexpensive, and easy-to-use application—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheets fail to support complex planning processes, which involve multiple people, require real-time access to data, and demand comprehensive security. Discover how the Adaptive Planning budgeting and planning application can help you meet these needs. Read More

Avercast Forecasting & Demand Planning Software


The Avercast product line includes: Avercast Business Forecasting for analyzing historical product demand, forecasting future demand, and adjusting forecasts at the individual item or summary level Avercast Supply Planning for time-phased inventory planning in monthly, weekly, or daily time periods Avercast Supplier Connection for providing Web-enabled information to suppliers Avercast Trolling For Dollars for warehouse management reporting and for providing real-time information about which products can be shipped at any given time.

inventory forecasting scm  Supply Planning for time-phased inventory planning in monthly, weekly, or daily time periods Avercast Supplier Connection for providing Web-enabled information to suppliers Avercast Trolling For Dollars for warehouse management reporting and for providing real-time information about which products can be shipped at any given time. Read More

Escaping Excel Hell: Budgets and Forecasting


For many companies, spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel are the principal interface for budgets and forecasting. Often, these companies find themselves in “Excel hell,” a state of inefficiency and disruption related to using spreadsheets for collaborative planning. The result: frustration, and decisions based on bad information. Learn about solutions that can help your company stay out of “Excel hell.”

inventory forecasting scm  Excel Hell: Budgets and Forecasting For many companies, spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel are the principal interface for budgets and forecasting. Often, these companies find themselves in “Excel hell,” a state of inefficiency and disruption related to using spreadsheets for collaborative planning. The result: frustration, and decisions based on bad information. Learn about solutions that can help your company stay out of “Excel hell.” Read More

Inventory and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points


While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory according to decoupling theory is the most effective approach to reducing (the wrong kinds of) inventory without damaging service level—without increasing the risk of shortages that disrupt production (components and materials) and hurt customer service (finished goods). Read more.

inventory forecasting scm  Understanding Decoupling Points While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory according to decoupling theory is the most effective approach to reducing (the wrong kinds of) inventory without damaging service level—without increasing the risk of shortages that disrupt production (components and materials) and hurt customer service (finished goods). Read more. Read More

Leading Airline Improves Inventory Management


Delta is the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading US carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 502 destinations in 88 countries. With $1 billion (USD) worth of parts inventory at one time, Delta needed a supply chain system to aid the company’s maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) activities. Learn how Delta implemented a full MRO technology suite from Click Commerce, that focuses on supply chain management, configuration management, technical documentation, planning, and execution.

inventory forecasting scm  Airline Improves Inventory Management Delta is the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading US carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 502 destinations in 88 countries. With $1 billion (USD) worth of parts inventory at one time, Delta needed a supply chain system to aid the company’s maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) activities. Learn how Delta implemented a full MRO technology suite from Click Commerce, that focuses on supply chain Read More