Inventory Replenishment Underway

Logistics Trends and Insights

Census Bureau inventory data, for June, indicates the need for inventory replenishment as the seasonal-adjusted sales to inventory ratio declined to 1.37 Total business inventories declined 2.3% for June/May while inventories declined 5.8% Inventory Replenishment.

Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Cerasis

As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. Although e-commerce represents 10 percent of total retail sales, it has had an interesting effect. It catalyzed brick-and-mortar retailers to offer online shopping opportunities, which require much more than manual inventory management practices. Ability to create customized reports and use analytics to improve inventory forecast accuracy.

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The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: 5 Key Insights to Improve Inventory Performance for 2019 ,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. And it begins with improving their inventory accuracy. The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”.

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

What is Inventory Management? For Manufacturing it’s about carrying zero or minimum inventory. For Logistics the focus is on high inventory turns. Inventory Management is about having a right balance of expectations from different functions of the supply chain. Inventory Management is a function that should always be in sync with your supply chain strategy and in turn depends on your overall business strategy. What does it mean for inventory?

What Happens to Retail in Fall 2020?

Logility

As retail companies enter the traditional “back-to-school” selling season, we must acknowledge there is nothing traditional about BTS 2020. Organizations across the world have been forced to pivot selling and inventory strategies to address the many issues brought on by Covid-19.

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Drone-Powered Digital Inventory

PINC

Even though 90% of inventory is stationary in the supply chain, according to industry experts, inventory accuracy at distribution centers, warehouses, and plants ranges from 89% to 99% *. In retail stores, this number drops to below 60% **. That’s because most of the inventory management process is still a manual activity. innovation inventory robotics Logistics Viewpoints warehouse drones

What is Inventory Shrinkage?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Shrinkage article and permission to publish here provided by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. There are many terms for inventory shrinkage: warehouse shrinkage, product shrinkage, loss of product.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights ,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. How E-Commerce Brought Logistics From a Back-End Function to an Operational Powerhouse. Logistics has always been vital to the customer experience. These benefits haven’t escaped online retailers.

Who's Really Running Your Retail Operation?

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. E-commerce is a juggernaut powered by Amazon's dominance and it's changed just about every aspect of retail operations.

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

ToolsGroup

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. It’s about learning to transition from long-held inventory systems and processes, having new conversations across logistics and sales, and the shifting role of supply chain planners. This article will share five things you need to know about optimizing inventory in the digital age.

Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

CH Robinson Logistics

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers. Compliance programs vary by retailer but the intent is consistent across the industry—have the right product in the right location at the right time while removing waste. Inventory management .

Retail Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

Retail supply chains have been put through the wringer. During this time of uncertainty, not all retailers will survive. Right now, the less human contact, the better, and those retailers that can make that a reality will have a competitive advantage.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. How E-Commerce Brought Logistics From a Back-End Function to an Operational Powerhouse. Logistics has always been vital to the customer experience. These benefits haven’t escaped online retailers.

Editor’s Pick: The Ideal Inventory Optimization Approach for Omni-channel Retailers

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Scott Fenwick, Manhattan Associates ’ senior director of product management, describes how to take inventory optimization in an omni-channel environment to the next level.

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Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season?

Logistics Viewpoints

This week, Logitsyx Technologies asks if retailers are ready for peak season. Peak season is always stressful for the retail industry, but the COVID-19 pandemic could create more issues than usual. Retailers can no longer rely on their usual playbooks, with planning cycles completely upended. The post Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion

Kinaxis

However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admiration as international clothiers boast operations efficient enough to accurately anticipate demand in one of the world’s most rapidly changing industries. By leveraging well-implemented bricks-and-clicks business models, these larger retailers can maximize their reach. General News Supply chain management fast fashion retail supply chain

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The Retail Apocalypse Deepens

Enterra Insights

Years before the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down economies, analysts were writing about the retail apocalypse and what it would take for brick-and-mortar retailers to survive. Analysts generally cite three contributing factors for the retail apocalypse: overbuilding, too much debt, and e-commerce (aka the Amazon Effect). ”[2] The simple answer is: No retail will emerge intact. Every retailer has suffered a hit during the pandemic.

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Matrix Retail: The Logistics of Customer Experience

Supply Chain Network

At a previous NRF Shop.org Summit I saw a keynote address by Jamie Nordstrom on trends he saw coming in the online retail business. ’ ‘Matrix Commerce’ or in this case more specifically ‘Matrix Retail’ represents my own view of a rapidly emerging and more evolved omni-channel approach which I am now characterizing simply as ‘The Logistics of Customer Experience.’

5 Tips to Improve Omnichannel Inventory Management

Unleashed

That includes the importance of robust inventory management to retail. Ensuring you don’t fail at order fulfilment begins with understanding your inventory and supply chain. In an increasingly complex eCommerce world, keeping track of inventory is tricky. Many brands are turning to omnichannel inventory management to meet the challenge. We’re going to share five tips to help you make omnichannel inventory work for you. Image Source: Talking Logistics.

Optimum Omnichannel Inventory Control

Unleashed

Omnichannel retail is certainly where it is at, however it is not without its own challenges which must be overcome for long-term business success. As with any retail company, inventory represents a large amount of tied up cash, or assets as it were, and if mismanaged, this can be a significant area for loss. Therefore, managing omnichannel inventory is extremely important for preserving the bottom line, increasing profits and keeping those shareholders happy.

Inventory Management Remains Challenging

Enterra Insights

Every business person who deals with inventory management is involved in a balancing act. Keep too little inventory on hand and you risk losing sales and, on occasion, customers. Keep too much inventory on hand and the costs add up resulting in lower profits. It’s little wonder inventory management systems have gained popularity. ”[1] He adds, “Even with all this power, there are several disadvantages to inventory control worth considering.”

Retail Category Management

SupplyPike

How do retailers manage their categories? Walmart and other retailers spend a great deal of money on hiring category managers whose job it is to manage products and their categories. Manageability is defined as the process of expressing categories that can be controlled in an in-store environment, with such considerations as logistics of the product (such as refrigeration needs) and size of the category (such as dry goods versus just “rice”). retailer and supplier).

Retail Store Location Planning ? Creating Balance, Driving Profit

Logility

The fundamental challenge in retail is one of balance. The sheer complexity of modern omni-channel retailing makes this difficult. Given how critical this balance is, I am amazed when I hear many retailers rely on a combination of spreadsheets and assumptions to drive the plan. Retail covers a broad range of products, go-to-market methods and consumer experiences. While this may be true, “mix” remains a thorny problem for most retailers.

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Practicing Social Distancing while Keeping Inventory Moving during COVID-19 pandemic

PINC

The global pandemic has thrown manufacturers, distributors, and retailers into a mode that most have never experienced before. While safety is especially important now, it should be a key issue for logistics leaders at all times,” West continues. live/drop, type of inventory, type of equipment, load status, etc.). Through PINC’s yard management application, users access real-time yard inventory lists, count, and history information eliminating the need for yard checks.

Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Veridian Solutions

As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. Although e-commerce represents 10 percent of total retail sales, it has had an interesting effect. It catalyzed brick-and-mortar retailers to offer online shopping opportunities, which require much more than manual inventory management practices. Ability to create customized reports and use analytics to improve inventory forecast accuracy.

Taking a Holistic View on Inventory May Lead to Change in Strategy

Talking Logistics

Inventory optimization has always been a challenge while designing and planning a supply chain. A variety of barriers can impact an effective inventory strategy, such as working in functional silos and demand/supplier volatility¹. The good thing is that companies are beginning to appreciate the importance of inventory form and function instead of narrowing it down to just setting optimal safety stock targets. Asking the Right Inventory Questions.

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management. How sound inventory management improves the supply chain, and what are the adverse impacts to the supply chain due to poor inventory management. What is the future of digitization as it relates to inventory management. How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics.

Omnichannel Retailing: The Savior of Non-Essential Retail for the COVID Crisis

Vinculum

Almost all industries, be it fashion, communication, logistics, have encountered the brunt of this global pandemic, especially, the manufacturing, and production-based industries. Realizing the opportunity in times of crisis, several retailers have tweaked their strategy and focusing on strengthening the supply of essential commodities. While it may represent an opportunity for the essential item retailers, the scenario for non-essential item retailers still appears gloomy.

U.S. Retail Sales Up in 2019 as Retailers Look Toward a Make or Break 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

retail sales ended 2019 strong with December sales up 0.3% For the year, retail sales increased by 3.6% By retail category, retail and food services and motor vehicles and parts dealers enjoyed a good year, up 3.6% Surprise (not), non-store retailers were the winners in retail sales, up 13.2% retail sales. retail sales. 24 retail sales were up 3.4% Retailers are worried. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S.

NRF 2015: Big Data, Inventory Centralization, and the Cloud

Logistics Viewpoints

Business Intelligence Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Inventory Management Omni-channel logistics Replenishment Retail Supply Chain Planning Another year, another NRF Big Show in the books. Not surprisingly, the typical buzz words were thrown around a lot again this year – omni-channel, integration, mobile, etc. But there were three main themes that popped up in just about every meeting I sat through, and I could hear people talking about them as they […].

Improving inventory management

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What’s more plenty on the retail side have found themselves with held inventory but it suddenly locked away in stores that people could no longer frequent, browse and shop from. In his opinion the way you do that is “By putting inventory close to customers.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

For multi-channel retailers, it’s getting increasingly difficult to survive in “the Amazon jungle”. As Amazon invests relentlessly to boost its agility and drop its costs, retailers are also looking for ways to raise their game. Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. He says that the majority of omnichannel retailers use a hybrid strategy—filling online orders from both stores and distribution centers.