How retailers use inventory to influence cost and service

We look at the importance of inventory and how it can, if effectively managed, directly influence business objectives and decisions – from sales to waste, to cash flow and investment.

We explore the five ‘levers’ that retailers can pull to adjust inventory to meet objectives:
* Warehousing and distribution
* Ordering and lead-time
* Range and merchandising
* Management and ownership
* Forecasting and promotions

Finally, we highlight some of the leading-edge inventory management techniques and processes:
* Coded inventory responses
* Stockless distribution
* Automated inventory management
* Integrating suppliers