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Improve Supply Chain Inventory Performance With Inventory Quality Ratio

Published: 20 February 2015

ID: G00274054

Analyst(s): Paul Lord , Marko Pukkila


IQR is an inventory metric that provides visibility into inventory items that are not performing at expected levels. This research helps supply chain leaders use this metric to identify nonperforming inventories and take action to improve the health of their overall inventory investment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish Operating Visibility Into Inventory Performance Details
  • Use the IQR Metric to Identify Inventory Excess and Shortfalls
  • Determine the Theoretical Value of Ideal Inventory Investment — That Is, Inventory Entitlement

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