Inventory Optimization Articles

Executive Summary Redeployment is a planning thread that repositions inventory to locations where it has a higher likelihood of being consumed. Redeployment applies to more to slow-moving inventor and can be considered a form of inventory analysis and a way of reducing obsolete inventory. Redeployment ...
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Executive Summary SAP has provided a misleading story on inventory optimization. SAP has a specific extractive pattern when partnering with vendors. We predict if SAP has a good chance of being good at inventory optimization and multi echelon planning. Introduction to APO Inventory Optimization I ...
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Executive Summary Safety stock is set in practice far differently than how it is explained in books. To understand safety stock it is helpful to consider the target stock level. Safety stock, target stock level is connected to inventory optimization and multi echelon. Introduction Safety ...
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Executive Summary Supply chain segmentation is a method of inventory classification. Supply chain segmentation is employed in niche supply chain vendors. Introduction to Segmentation Segmentation is a method of dividing the product location database. In this aricle, you will learn how segmentation compares to inventory optimization ...
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Executive Summary This is an introduction to inventory optimization that explains where MEIO fits into the supply chain planning space. There is a relationship between service level and inventory strategy. Introduction to Inventory Optimization Inventory optimization is one of the important supply planning methods. You ...
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Executive Summary MIPO is the SmartOps inventory optimization and multi echelon application. MIPO has a specific software design that is discussed in this article. SmartOps SmartOps is a software company which makes several products, but the subject of this post will be their MIPO product ...
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Executive Summary What is ILOG? How do the products that IBM acquired work, and how are they different from other inventory optimization and multi echelon planning offerings? What is the problem with the ILOG acquisition by IBM? What Is ILOG? IBM ILOG, formerly just ILOG, ...
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Executive Summary What is Effective Lead Time? How is Effective Lead Time Different From "Normal" Lead Time? What is the Similarity to the Delivery Lead Time or Order Lead Time? Why is Effective Lead Time Central to Multi Echelon Planning and the Key to Understanding ...
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Executive Summary The xApp program was developed to allow SAP to co-opt competing vendors and to allow them to take the IP of these xApp vendors. Why the xApp program is such a problem and so anti-competitive? Introduction The SAP xApp program has been a ...
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Executive Summary Multi echelon planning uses advanced mathematics to perform supply planning with each location knowing the inventory of other the locations in the supply network. There are specific tests that can be applied to any multi-echelon system. Introduction Multi echelon planning is the most advanced ...
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Executive Summary Multi echelon inventory optimization MEIO is one of the major methods of supply planning. MEIO is related to effective lead time. Multi-echelon versus DRP for deployment. Introduction: What Multi Echelon Answers The short answer is that multi-echelon inventory optimization answers the question of "where" in ...
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