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Study Reveals 50% Adoption Rate for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

In a recent study, Gartner estimates that 50% of Supply Chain Planning Solutions are not fully utilized1. How can organizations ensure that they have the user adoption needed to attain the full benefits from their existing or new supply chain solution?

By | March 20th, 2018|Supply Chain|0 Comments

How to Track Your Inventory Stock Out Levels Using These Severity Codes & Alerts

In an ideal world, your products would have on-shelf availability whenever your customer needs them. However, this is often not the case for many businesses. It’s also essential to note that, not all stock outs or out-of-stock(OOS) carry the same severity levels or require the same form of actions. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a simple coding system using descriptive analytics that can help you easily identify different severity levels for your stock out.

By | March 15th, 2018|Inventory Management, Memoirs of a Black Belt|0 Comments

How to Measure Inventory Effectiveness

I discussed some of the possible pitfalls when using inventory turnover as a measurement for effective inventory management. In this post, I’ll describe a simple technique for measuring inventory effectiveness.

By | March 6th, 2018|Inventory Management|0 Comments

How Does My Open Order History Impact My Sales Prediction?

An open order is defined as an order placed by the customer which is under process and is yet to be fulfilled by the supplier. For effective analysis, open order data needs to be recorded daily in an ERP system. A minimum of twelve to eighteen months of open order history is required for your sales forecasting analysis and fine-tuning process. A shorter period could render unreliable and skew the results of your data analysis.

By | March 2nd, 2018|Demand Planning, Forecasting|0 Comments

How to Adjust Your Planning to Meet Changing Sales Patterns

In an ideal world, demand and supply would be steady and predictable, resulting in optimal capacity utilization and no back orders or missed customer orders. However, in the actual supply chain world variations in actual sales vs. projected sales result in lower forecast accuracy, and either overstocking or stock out situations.

By | February 26th, 2018|Demand Planning|0 Comments

Look beyond the Turnover Ratio! Here’s a Simple Way to Create an Effective Inventory Management Process

Use this simple tool for identifying areas of potential improvement in the business to create an effective inventory management process. This type of measurement allows for a more widespread understanding of the nature of inventory and fosters action to prevent a build-up of non-value-adding "drag".

By | February 20th, 2018|Inventory Management, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Want to Align Projected & Actual Cost Savings for Supply Chain Improvement Initiatives? Here’s How.

A manager once told me that if you add up all the supply chain cost savings projected by various supply chain improvement initiatives over the years, you would have enough money to buy the company five times over. No wonder management is skeptical of benefits offered by improved supply chain planning.

By | February 16th, 2018|Supply Chain|0 Comments

[Webinar] Inventory Planning Methods & Tips for Optimizing Your S&OP Process Today.

Join us as we discuss how to use inventory or supply planning to properly calculate and project future inventory taking into consideration capacity constraints.

By | February 8th, 2018|Inventory Management|0 Comments

Which Team has the most die-hard fans? The Eagles or the Patriots? Our Sentiment Analysis Tool Tells It All.

As a local Philadelphia business, we are so excited about the Eagles making it to the Super Bowl this year, we decided to track the excitement level of people leading up to the event by using our Social Sentiment Analysis Tool.

By | January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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