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August 2014

4 Inventory Replenishment Software Danger Signs

Is Your Inventory Replenishment Software Working?

When you have out of stocks and overstocks at the same time, the question you need to ask is Do You Need better Inventory Replenishment Software? Inventory Replenishment is a critical link in your chain. Ask yourself, is your current inventory replenishment software delivering the best service levels to match your customer demand? Does your inventory replenishment software maximize profitability with inventory optimization technology to create purchase orders? Do your automated Purchase Orders minimize inventory to carry only what is needed to meet service goals and still meet supplier shipping requirements? Do your users have tools on the Purchase Order pages to aid the Purchase Order approval and exception management processes? If not, then why not, what are you losing to your competition every day you do nothing?
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Solution Found For Promotional Inventory Replenishment

Promotions are Huge, That Doesn’t Mean Inventory Should Be

You’re very familiar with the importance of promotions, how they can make or break sales figures for the quarter or even the year. But an extremely successful promotion brings to light a challenge: Inventory Replenishment. While we often think of general retail for sales events to model, it is the grocery industry and their weekly promotions that highlight the pain in the promotion link of a supply chain. Let’s take a look at the root of the problem, and how the challenge can be overcome with ingenuity and technology to give you an edge over your competition.
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The Truth About Demand Driven Inventory Replenishment

Inventory Replenishment Software’s Hidden Agenda

Demand Driven Inventory Replenishment sounds nice. If your inventory replenishment software uses demand forecasting and incorporates demand concepts to calculate what products to order when and how much to order, tell us have you reached perfection? Sadly, most inventory replenishment software apps are missing a critical component – profit. Most Inventory Replenishment software was written to focus on meeting plan and staying in-stock. A quick review of the number of retailers who have gone away in the past 3 years highlights the success of that strategy.
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Six Common Promotion Management Issues - Which Do You Fix Now?

Customers Expect Retail Promotions

Your Promotion Management process has become a critical link in your chain. Customers expect promotions and events in the marketplace today. How do you match the right inventory with the right products at the right location and price? Most of you build a promotion plan like always and then hope for the best each month. Funny how that’s almost like buying a lottery ticket. In fact, the lottery ticket is cheaper, and the ROI is significantly higher for your dollar investment.
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