Vol. One: Downstream it’s a Forecast; Upstream It’s a Fact

THE HEADLINE FOR THIS COLUMN may seem like a riddle, but it’s intended as a succinct way to characterize the flow of forecasted order quantities up and down the supermarket supply chain. The prevalent method has long been to order product in a consolidated way for use downstream – that is, for distribution to stores. […]

Cure Inventory Blues at the Supply Chain Conference

STORE INVENTORY BLUES got you down? We’ve got the cure. Inventory optimization from Itasca Magic™ is the sure remedy for those heavy inventories, stubborn out-of-stocks and sluggish turns that sap store performance. Meet up with Itasca Retail in the Big Easy Feb. 22-24 at the seventh annual Trading Partner Alliance Supply Chain Conference, jointly sponsored […]