Inventory Management

Management and optimization of inventory placement, including raw materials, WIP, and finished goods. Including network-wide/multi-enterprise inventory management.

E2open Merges with Steelwedge: Demand/Supply Network Meets S&OP

E2open recently announced their merger with Steelwedge. This brings together a synergistic combination of E2open’s multi-enterprise trading partner network, including its rich demand- and supply-side supply chain applications, with Steelwedge’s leading S&OP/IBP capabilities.

Manhattan Moves Further Into the Store

Manhattan has roots as a Warehouse Management System vendor, but is increasingly providing a broader solution footprint for use in retail stores (and across the supply chain). Here are observations from this year’s user conference.

Thinking Anew – Transform Your Supply Chain Using Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

Today’s business executives understand that their competitive advantage depends on their supply chains. Yet often they do not have adequate views or the technology to properly tune the chain, missing opportunities for gaining improved performance.

Competing globally requires orchestration across the chain–changing local, autonomous thinking into thinking across the multiple echelons of the business.

Dimensions of Inventory Management

Critical dimensions to mastering inventory, including understanding product characteristics/lifecycle, business model, risk, and more.

Conquering the Inventory Dilemma

Managing inventory has broader and more influential factors beyond the ‘standard’ formula. Proposing a modern model for managing inventory.

Omni-Channel Inventory: Getting the Big Picture

Retailers want to provide a great omni-channel experience. This requires a foundation of precise, real-time inventory visibility all the way from the supplier to the end consumer and everywhere in between.

Five Strategies for Managing Inventory in Volatile Times

Click here or scroll down below to register or login to see and hear this webinar about how to successfully manage inventory challenges and improve performance even through volatile times.

The last few years have brought extraordinary challenges to all business–large and small. Many companies have been streamlining operations, changing products and redefining their markets and customers. These big changes have been enabled by companies by adopting new business process and new enterprise technologies.

In this exclusive webinar, ChainLink Research leads an engaging discussion with IPICO, a global high tech manufacturing company, and Upper Playground, a progressive retailer for urban lifestyles, about how they successfully manage their inventory challenges and have improved their companies’ performance, even through volatile times.

In this webinar we discuss five key strategies for enterprises to manage inventory in volatile times:

  1. Create a transparent and responsive business model through enterprise cross-functional integration.
  2. How to improve working capital, yet strike the right balance of inventory to meet volatile demand.
  3. Create global visibility through cloud technologies.
  4. Align and manage day-to-day operations with “C” suite metrics.
  5. Understand and manage financial and supply chain risk.


  • Gordon Westwater, President and CEO, IPICO
  • Aaron Burns, CFO, Upper Playground
  • Ann Grackin, CEO, ChainLink Research
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