Solution Accelerator

How to build: Safety stock

Increase sales by ensuring adequate inventory across the supply chain, while minimizing carrying costs

Create fine-grained and viable estimates of buffer stock for raw material, work-in-progress or finished goods inventory items that can be scaled across the supply chain. Free up working capital that would be tied up in inventory and reallocate to more productive uses.

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Benefits and business value

Ensure buffer inventory

Rapidly run safety-stock analysis across all plants and distribution centers multiple times per day

Understand stock patterns over time

Efficiently store past forecasts to analyze over-repeated periods using machine learning

Free up working capital

Minimize excess inventory while maintaining service levels, to improve financial flexibility

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Data used

T-log, POS, or shipment sales data. Inventory data, promotions, weather, and other causal data sets.

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