COMPETITIVE GAIN IN THE DEMAND CHAIN

COMPETITIVE GAIN IN THE DEMAND CHAIN
Best Practice Profiles and Process Innovations From Leaders in Driving Frontline Performance and Go-to-Market Excellence.

"Competitive Gain in the Demand Chain" aims to overcome multiple points of disruption, distress and deficiency in this critical business process, and in doing so to achieve the creation of value and competitive advantage for any consumer or business marketer.

Facts & Stats

  • Inventory management will probably be the biggest challenge facing discretionary-focused retailers for the next few years.
    Source: Seeking Alpha
  • Effective inventory management and improved store-level performance have helped the company sustain the downturn and achieve improved sales and profit.
    Source: Zacks Equity Research
  • Order too much of a product and risk an inventory write-off which results in a charge against earnings in the following quarter. Conversely, order too little off a popular product and you lose out on crucial sales that can leverage earnings during a key selling period for the year. Retailers can be risky from this standpoint but if you buy them when there's a lot of negative sentiment and the valuation is attractive enough, they can make for worthwhile investments.
    Source: Seeking Alpha
  • Outsourced order fulfillment finds a warehouse to store your physical inventory. Then, as you receive orders and send them along, packs and ships them onto buyers. The process allows startup owners to focus on the core parts of growing their business – marketing, sales and product sourcing – while eliminating guesswork and employee overhead. It also provides flexibility to grow, while limiting your exposure if sales slow.
    Source: VentureBeat
  • Warehouse usage can save up to 35 percent on domestic orders and 75 percent on international ones, since the final shipment travels a shorter distance.
    Source: VentureBeat
  • 53 percent of respondents did not have designated teams or account managers in place to deal with key suppliers.
    Source: Supply & Demand Chain Executive
  • Marketers with budget increases are even more likely to add these to their programs; 89 percent will incorporate social media and 44 percent SMS.
    Source: GoSocial.us


FACTS & STATS

Inventory management will probably be the biggest challenge facing discretionary-focused retailers for the next few years.
Effective inventory management and improved store-level performance have helped the company sustain the downturn and achieve improved sales and profit.