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Retail Analysis is your window on the world of retail, providing insights on retailers, countries, stores and trends.
Our team of retail experts track the latest industry trends, deliver and analyse key news, and visit retailers and their stores around the world to provide you with commercial insights that will help you build stronger plans and work more effectively day-to-day.
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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