The Supply Chain and Inventory Planning Blog

How a lack of inventory caused a $3M miss in Baby Yoda sales

Just a few months ago, Disney+ introduced a character who took the media by storm. The cuteness overload from The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda...

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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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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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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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3 things eCommerce brands can learn from Amazon Prime Day

This year’s Amazon Prime Day was record breaking generating $1 bn in sales. Not only did Amazon beat it’s own Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales,...

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What is an inventory planner and why do you need one?

Are you an Inventory Planner? Have you ever tried to explain to your friends or coworkers what you do and had a hard time getting them to really ...

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