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026. Balancing Customer Service, Inventory Investment and Profitability (afternoon)

Instructor: Matt Schreibfeder

Level of Complexity: Intermediate
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The goal of effective inventory management is to meet or exceed your customers’ expectations of product availability with the amount of each item that will maximize your profitability. In this workshop, you will learn more tactics to help you understand your customers’ needs, develop and maintain a realistic budget for your investment in stock inventory, understand how to buy at the lowest “total cost”, and utilize meaningful profitability measurements. Your presenters will also demonstrate how to maximize the productivity and profitability of your largest asset: stock inventory.
Key elements will include: accurately forecasting future demand of products, managing anticipated lead times in a time of supply chain chaos, an explanation of the key elements in a replenishment system, determining customer service level goals for various segments of your inventory, analyzing whether you should take advantage of vendor offers, and key metrics of inventory and customer service performance.

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Facing the Forces of Change: Reimagining Distribution in a Connected World

Guy Bissett

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Facing the Forces of Change® is the only major research study analyzing the future of wholesale distribution within multiple lines of trade. Since its inception in 1982, the landmark Facing the Forces of Change® series continues to provide insights about the overall future of wholesale distribution and the role of wholesaler-distributors. 

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