Rethinking Inventory Management: More Than a Formula

September 11 2012

Much of the focus on inventory management in the business literature is on basic formulae approaches-how forecasts, lead times and such affect inventory. And they do.

But the fact is lurking across the enterprise and the supply chain that there are missed or powerful forces that influence inventory policy-both formal and informal. And these influences and influencers create some obstacles and dilemmas on getting a grip on inventory management.

Inventory Policy - Who Calls the Shots

About Ann Grackin

ChainLink Research leads the market in research coverage of issues associated with business integration-the links in the chain.

As CEO of ChainLink, Ms. Grackin and her team have advised global corporations, enabling them to achieve dramatic improvements in business performance through successful adoption of technology. Their client roster spans from SMB's to the world's largest corporations.

Research areas for Ms. Grackin include: ERP for the SMB, B2B Integration and Supply Chain Platforms, and Collaboration Technologies.

Ms. Grackin is a popular speaker and respected writer featured in leading trade publications. The Brief, ChainLink's online magazine, where she serves as Editor in Chief, has attracted over 300,000 readers. She is active in several supply chain and technology industry groups where she has led the creation of supply chain methodologies.

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