The Supply Chain and Inventory Planning Blog

The Coronavirus and how it can affect your business

The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus has impacted many, including businesses with supply chain operations in the region. Aside from lost sales...

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The DTC Bubble - Lessons from Major Brands

What used to be popular jargon, “There’s an app for that”, has since evolved to the eCommerce space where now, “There’s a DTC brand for that”. In...

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How successful product planning separates Nike from UnderArmour

What once started as a trend word for the future has been embodied full force by Nike this year. Just in time for their sponsorship of the 2020...

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Excess inventory - bad for profitability AND the environment

Last month, Victoria’s Secret joined the list of retailers criticized for their harmful actions surrounding inventory disposals. A bystander found...

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How to Manage Undesirable Inventory Levels

Whether the result of the coronavirus pandemic or alternate circumstances, retailers may at some point find themselves with an undesirable amount...

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4 major supply chain mistakes and the brands that endured them

As the old saying goes, everyone makes mistakes. From misinterpreting trends to software issues, it’s no surprise some retailers are paying closer...

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Unlocking Amazon's secret to success: supply chain

Since launching in 1994 as an online bookseller, Amazon has notoriously evolved into the world’s highest-valued company by offering cloud...

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A day in the life of a Merchandise Planner

You may be wondering what exactly a planner does with their time, besides the obvious planning. Put simply, your main responsibility as a planner...

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What's the difference between a Buyer and a Planner?

While the two go together like peanut butter and jelly, there are key differences between the role of a Buyer and that of a Planner. For instance: 

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How to tackle your biggest business investment: your inventory

After conducting almost 200 customer interviews, we’ve gained some insight into what separates the great from the good when it comes to inventory.

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