Inventory management presentations


The next instalment of supply chain fundamentals looks at the world of smart warehousing and equipment. This report explores how technology is empowering operators to improve efficiency, optimise processes and deliver better service.
This report focuses on the bullwhip effect, which can be defined as the process by which order fluctuations build up in the supply chain. We look at how the bullwhip effect can impact demand and orders. We also highlight few factors that contribute to this process: * Data availability * Order batching * Pricing fluctuations * Risk management The report also suggests ways to reduce the impact of the bullwhip effect: * Information sharing * Increasing delivery frequency * Rationalising your portfolio * Late differentiation * Adopting the Direct to customer (DTC) approach
Hungry for the latest facts about inventory? This infographic provides your essential data and inspiration to help inspire change in your supply chain. Discover some quick fire techniques for maximizing inventory in your business.
In our second benchmarking release for 2016, we look at industry benchmarks on inventory KPIs across the industry. This includes some of the related techniques people are using to reduce stock levels through warehousing or order and delivery techniques as well as providing benchmarks on book stock accuracy. New for 2016, year on year comparisons and more in depth insights.
Asda and RSi have worked together to boost availability through improvements to inventory accuracy. They found that systems were reporting non-existent or phantom inventory, presenting a real opportunity to use a data approach to correct it. By working in collaboration with a number of suppliers, Asda and RSi have championed a process that has boosted revenue by £20m within 10 months.
In this second release from IGD’s annual supply chain benchmarking survey, we look at industry benchmarks on inventory KPIs. This includes some of the related techniques people are using to reduce stock levels through warehousing or order and delivery techniques as well as providing benchmarks on book stock accuracy.

This is the essential two page guide to inventory and the supply chain. It outlines the challenge, what’s being done in the industry, how others are dealing with it, where to find further information and what we think is coming next. Use this handy document to get up to speed quickly, and to brief others on this key supply chain issue.

Inventory has a major impact on cost and performance in the supply chain.  Optimising the use of inventory can therefore bring great benefits. Here we have identified five key trends in inventory optimisation supported by real examples from the industry.
In this research, we have examined current levels of stock in the supply chain, the lead times that suppliers have from their customers and some of the techniques that are being used to manage stock levels in the supply chain.
We know that maintaining the right level of inventory is a major priority for both retailers and manufacturers and we last looked at inventory levels in 2011. This time we have combined it with our look at product availability to help you get a better understanding of the relationship between these two important factors.
Building trusting partnerships is a big part of Sainsbury's supply chain strategy. This means that “sharing information, being clear about what will be shared in an open and honest manner is an essential part of our strategy”. Phase I of Sainsbury’s Vendor Managed Inventory initiative was implementing a trial with CCE. This case study will provide you an overview of how Coca-Cola Enterprises and Sainsbury’s worked together to build these enablers, and delivered results for their businesses.