Top 5 Blogs of 2012: Inventory Optimization and Supply Chain Visibility

Hottest Topics of 2012: Inventory Optimization and Supply Chain Visibility

Inventory Optimization and Supply Chain Visibility are the top interest blogs (stories) from 2012. Based on the number of blog viewers and average time each viewer spent on each page, the following five blogs are 3-1 favorites from 2012. These blogs indicate the key areas that companies want to improve in 2013.

Inventory Optimization is critical to Success

Inventory Optimization (IO) is a goal that often delivers substantially more profits at reduced operating expenses. The math and processes are too complicated for Excel and often software companies use IO as buzzwords and not deliverables. The reality is IO provides great promise in a world where supply chains are getting more and more complex and logistics is getting faster and more efficient.

Supply Chain Visibility: Everyone working from the same page

Supply Chain Visibility is going to be a primary goal in 2013 as supply chains become more dynamic and agile. Companies need to see and channel resources quickly and accurately. Real-time collaboration with retailer and supplier using the same business metrics, linking everyone dynamically is the end result of effective supply chain visibility.

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The 3 Most Ignored (and Profitable) Factors in Inventory Optimization

The most Ignored (and profitable) factors of Inventory Optimization are demand forecast accuracy, supplier constraints, and warehouse (or store) capacity. We explore critical and often overlooked components to Inventory Optimization.


Has Inventory Optimization Left you Out-of-Stock and Over-Stocked?

True Inventory Optimization delivers profits by minimizing carrying and acquisition cost. We outline why Inventory Optimization performs poorly through Excel and highlight common problems.


Lead Time Forecasting – Solving the Inventory Optimization Puzzle

Bad lead times cost dollars. While some vendors will tell you that Lead Time Forecasting isn’t important, we’re here to show you how it is absolutely critical to your profitability. Read on to see why.


Lead Time Forecasting: Are Your Shelves Overstocked or Out-of-Stock?

Time is money – making poor Lead Time Forecasting a potential money pit for your business.  Learn how you can improve your gross margin and increase your profits.

Predictions on the Future of Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility – A Reality in 2013

It’s hard to solve the problem that you don’t know exists. Supply Chain Visibility must provide real-time actionable insight to drive behavior changes and profitability in 2013.

Data Profits Delivers Accurate Demand Forecasting

The success of Inventory Optimization and Supply Chain visibility will still ultimately depend on the accuracy of the Demand Forecast. We see in each of the 5 blogs that Demand Forecasting accuracy is central to the success of each process. Key industry analysts Gartner, IDC and AMR will increase their focus in 2013 on Demand Forecasting, Inventory Optimization and Supply Chain Visibility. We believe the industry is starting to follow these ideas based on what was read the most and we believe this is a good thing.

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