Less Than 35% Of Supply Chain Execs Use Analytics Insights

By Glenn Taylor on www.retailtouchpoints.com

Forecasting product demand is an arduous process for merchants, but it’s critical to avoiding the twin challenges of out-of-stocks and excess inventory. A new study reveals that only 34.7% of wholesale supply chain executives say their current inventory planning process provides actionable insights on customers, inventory and demand — and that they are fully using those capabilities. Approximately the same number, 35.7%, say their planning processes offered only some of the information they needed, while 19.4% said their processes do not provide what they want.

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