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The Top 9 Supply Chain Challenges For DTC Brands (And How To Overcome Them)

The Top 9 Supply Chain Challenges For DTC Brands (And How To Overcome Them)

In 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic gained momentum, direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands experienced incredible growth. In fact, sales across DTC brands in the US saw a 45.5% growth increase. At face value, that may sound like a beautiful thing. But ongoing challenges with the supply chain meant that many brands struggled to deliver on that demand.

5 Things To Know About Supply Chain Inventory Optimization Before Implementing

5 Things To Know About Supply Chain Inventory Optimization Before Implementing

Measure twice, cut once. The direct meaning of this common saying is relevant for carpenters, but its symbolic meaning is important for businesses in all industries. 

Every ounce of preparation is worth its weight in gold, especially when it comes to processes and practices that have significant repercussions when done improperly. Demand planning for your supply chain is one such process. 

7 Costly Inventory Replenishment Mistakes To Avoid in 2022

7 Costly Inventory Replenishment Mistakes To Avoid in 2022

Have you ever sold a product you didn’t actually have in stock? If so, you’re not alone: 34% of businesses have been forced to delay shipping a product because they sold something they didn’t have in hand. 

Though not uncommon, these types of mistakes aren’t great for your customers’ experience. So, how do you manage inventory replenishment processes efficiently enough to prevent it?

Inventory is the lifeblood of any product-based business. Without the right products, in the right place, at the right time, you can lose sales and customer trust.  

5 Key Steps To Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility in 2022

5 Key Steps To Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility in 2022

Would you hop in your car to drive somewhere if you knew you had less than 65% chance of arriving where you intended to go? When you operate your business without end-to-end supply chain visibility, that’s what you’re doing with your inventory. 

4 Best Methods for Demand Planning and Forecasting in 2022

4 Best Methods for Demand Planning and Forecasting in 2022

How many units of your top-selling product are you going to sell tomorrow? Next week? What about four months from now? If you’re not 100% sure (and confident) in answering any of these questions, stick around: You’ve come to the right place. 

Sometimes, demand planning and forecasting can feel a bit like you’re supposed to be predicting the future like Nostradamus. You need to account not only for the number of customers who will want to purchase each product in your catalog but also for your suppliers’ timelines, your warehousing space, your...

4 Best Demand Planning and Analytics Strategies To Optimize Inventory

4 Best Demand Planning and Analytics Strategies To Optimize Inventory

Seasonality, price fluctuation, and changing economic conditions, oh my!

Omnichannel Inventory Optimization: 5 Common Struggles (and Solutions)

Omnichannel Inventory Optimization: 5 Common Struggles (and Solutions)

RIP Brick-and-mortar.

3 Common Problems With Online Retail Demand Planning (& How To Fix Them)

3 Common Problems With Online Retail Demand Planning (& How To Fix Them)

How would you like to see nearly a three percent increase in annual sales without running a single promotion or introducing a new product?

5 Costly Mistakes Retailers Make with Inventory Optimization

5 Costly Mistakes Retailers Make with Inventory Optimization

You want to implement inventory optimization processes but don’t know where to start.

4 Ways Automated Demand Planning Can Go Wrong (& How to Avoid Them)

4 Ways Automated Demand Planning Can Go Wrong (& How to Avoid Them)

What do dishwashers, calculators, and chatbots have in common? All are automated solutions to problems that humans use to solve manually.