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Weeks of Supply Formula: What It Is and How to Master It in 2024

Weeks of Supply Formula: What It Is and How to Master It in 2024

In the cutthroat game of e-commerce, it’s all about keeping costs down and margins up.

A Deep Dive into Dead Stock and How to Prevent it

A Deep Dive into Dead Stock and How to Prevent it

If you’re left with too many units and no way to move them, you could be experiencing one of the worst (yet most common) problems for modern commerce brands: dead stock.

An estimated 46% of stock losses come from human error, with US retailers having roughly $1.43 stuck in stock for every $1 sale they make.

But what exactly is dead stock? And why is it important to avoid it? In this article, we’ll share tips to help you clear your obsolete inventory and improve your demand forecasting systems to maintain the right inventory levels moving forward.

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15 Inventory Metrics CEO’s Can’t Ignore in 2024

15 Inventory Metrics CEO’s Can’t Ignore in 2024

As of late 2023, many large retailers are still struggling to balance their inventory levels. Merchants and supply chain leaders are fighting to reduce inventory glut and protect margins as carrying costs increase.

But finding the right balance between your sales and inventory is a tall order. To keep overhead low and profit margins high, understanding your inventory is crucial.

Here are some of the top metrics leading brands use to track inventory, plus tips for how and when to apply them for better sales, profitability, and cash flow management. 👇

Beyond the UPS Deal: 5 Practical Ways to Protect Your Supply Chain

Beyond the UPS Deal: 5 Practical Ways to Protect Your Supply Chain

“We demanded the best contract in the history of UPS, and we got it.” Those are the words of Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien in a recent release announcing the historic UPS contract agreement.

Maximize Your DTC Retail Success and Achieve Greater Purchase Order Certainty

Maximize Your DTC Retail Success and Achieve Greater Purchase Order Certainty

Before Covid-19 upended society, the direct-to-consumer (DTC) market was experiencing a period of significant momentum. The number of brands launching in the space multiplied daily, as the lucrativeness of high-profit margins inspired new entrants. Interest from consumers was at an all-time high as they sought to take advantage of better pricing and product quality. 

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 Key Steps To Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility in 2024

5 Key Steps To Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility in 2024

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. 

5 Best Supply Chain Visibility Software Your Tech Stack Needs

5 Best Supply Chain Visibility Software Your Tech Stack Needs

Have you ever tried to navigate the hallways of your home without turning the lights on? No matter how well you know the layout of your house, when you can’t see where you’re going, you may feel like you’re stumbling around, lost and confused. 

Why Supply Chain Visibility Is The Secret To Staying Stockout-Free

Why Supply Chain Visibility Is The Secret To Staying Stockout-Free

It’s human nature to want to control outcomes and reduce risks.

Supply Chain Challenges: 4 Core Issues For Multichannel Retailers

Supply Chain Challenges: 4 Core Issues For Multichannel Retailers

In today’s market, it’s hard to find a multichannel retailer that hasn’t experienced the pains associated with at least one supply chain challenge.