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Planning and Allocation versus Replenishment: When Is Each the Best Strategy?
Assortment optimization, pricing decisions, and promotional activity fall flat if a product is not available for purchase. Out-of-stocks, overstocks, and

importance replenishment  other variables increases in importance. As with any transition, smooth handoff is key - especially if two different people or teams are involved. When moving from P&A to replenishment for new items or from replenishment to P&A for exiting items, coordination between buyers is important. Collect and transition all data and variables associated with the item when moving from one solution to the other. Even more important is the passing of soft information about items. This type of buyer insight should

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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