Executive Briefings

Everyone Has Role in Inventory Planning & Optimization

People not directly concerned with inventory can no longer ignore what goes on in the warehouse or distribution center. Inventory planning is a cross-functional process touching every department these days, says Nari Viswanathan, research director at Aberdeen Group. Viswanathan discusses the role that high-cost fuel plays in siting warehouses today, how forecasting can keep stock levels manageable, and how to optimize multi-echelon inventory across different nodes of the supply chain. [Run Time (Min): 12:04]


People not directly concerned with inventory can no longer ignore what goes on in the warehouse or distribution center. Inventory planning is a cross-functional process touching every department these days, says Nari Viswanathan, research director at Aberdeen Group. Viswanathan discusses the role that high-cost fuel plays in siting warehouses today, how forecasting can keep stock levels manageable, and how to optimize multi-echelon inventory across different nodes of the supply chain. [Run Time (Min): 12:04]