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Best Practices in Deploying Inventory Optimization Tools in Consumer Products Supply Chains

Published: 09 April 2013

ID: G00247583

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


Growing interest in inventory optimization technology leads consumer products supply chain leaders to question how well these tools solve the inventory problem. Advice from those who have already traveled this path provides valuable insights.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Primary Rationale for Investing in Inventory Optimization Technology


  • Tailor the Tool, Process and Governance to Ensure Expected Results Are Achieved
    • Choose the Administrative Structure, Based on Business Needs
    • Monitor the Parameters and Models
    • Determine the Demand and Supply History Horizon
  • Increase the Odds That the IO Investment Will Deliver the Results You Originally Anticipated
  • Heed the Advice From Others Who Have Already Invested in IO Tools
  • Benefits Achieved

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