Thursday 24th May 2018

A sample of work done &/or Tools available to help retail

Complete DC 'architecture' (i.e. how it fits with the whole) redesign

Completely new stock algorithms

Halved the in store stockouts

Showed how to realise the (longed for) "2 speed supply chain"

The 'wrong place stock' problem in balance.

Showed how to 'run out profitably', and why that's become a necessary skill

Balancing stockouts against overstock, especially with shorter seasons.

End of season planning

Balancing fixture design with all the other factors

The impact of shorter or longer lead times

How stock accuracy interacts with everything else

Trying to reduce stock often fails. Increasing Service Level usually reduces stock and increases profit. Go figure.
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