What Drives Inventory Effectiveness in a Market-Driven World?

Summary Charts

  • Survey Details: The research for this report was conducted from February 12 – October 8, 2015. Surveys were conducted among Manufacturers, Retailers, and Wholesalers/Distributors/Co-operatives with $250M+ in revenue and who use (and are familiar with) inventory optimization software (n=64). Respondents were evenly split between those using basic (ERP or ERP+APS) and advanced (software in addition to ERP/APS) software. All surveys were conducted by Supply Chain Insights.
  • Objective: To understand the impact of inventory optimization software on supply chain excellence. NOTE: inventory optimization software was defined as “any form of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), APS (Advanced Planned Software), or sophisticated inventory planning tools.”
  • Highlight: Companies who use advanced software are more likely to be satisfied with their software, to be effective at making inventory decisions and to drive a return on investment for their software.

Featured Image

Recent Reports

Supply Chains to Admire 2021

Abstract Supply chain is easier to say than define. The Supply Chains To Admire report analyzed improvement, performance, and value for the years 2011-2020. Twenty

Read More »

Pandemic Report

Objective   Quantitative research on lessons learned by supply chain leaders during the pandemic. Summary   We designed the research to answer four questions. Did

Read More »