Planning and Allocation versus Replenishment: When Is Each the Best Strategy?

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Assortment optimization, pricing decisions, and promotional activity fall flat if a product is not available for purchase. Out-of-stocks, overstocks, and markdowns drive down already strained profit margins. Replenishment, however, maximizes sales while minimizing inventory expense. By understanding replenishment, and planning and allocation, enterprise can determine the best strategies for addressing forecasting and inventory concerns, and improve profit margins.

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While digital data can provide information that can be important to profitability margins, it can also easily surpass the capacity of your current analytic tools due to the sheer volume now available to businesses. Current analytical systems may not be able to deal with the vast amounts of data now available, compromising resource allocation. New cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools are easy to upgrade and deal with large volumes of data effectively, allowing analytical tools to process large amounts of digital data, which can provide a clearer picture on where to best invest time and energy into your company for optimal growth. But best practices also have to be implemented in order to make this data work for you.

Access in real-time to information about trend changes and global markets is vital for businesses that deal with international markets and a variety of currencies when fact-based decision making needs to occur in real-time, and also allows for the establishment of best practice measures in order to maximize profitability.

In this white paper, learn how to become data-driven to your best advantage and establish best practices for measuring profitability, synchronizing access to financial information across a variety of departments, as well as how to develop a stronger partnership between financial and business leaders while creating A Center of Excellence (CoE) to centralize the business lexicon and homogenize business procedures.  Read More

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