Gartner Research

Apply the Fundamentals of Inventory in the Supply Chain

Published: 20 April 2015

ID: G00275611

Analyst(s): Paul Lord

Summary

Successfully positioning and controlling inventory in support of supply chain excellence requires a comprehensive set of design, operating and leadership capabilities. This research provides insights on the multifaceted topic of inventory that planning and strategy leaders can employ.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • The Laws of Inventory Apply to All Supply Chains
  • Product Supply Strategy Drives Inventory Requirements
  • Inventory Reduction and Control Precedes Supply Chain Optimization
    • Inventory Is a Lever
    • Inventory Is Sometimes Constrained

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