The Retail Tug of War
It's the tug of war between aggressive merchants and prudent managers.
The Beginning of Superior Inventory Management - Accurate Demand Planning and Forecasting
Developing accurate forecasts, continually updating them, and measuring their accuracy against actual sales offers independent retailers the greatest opportunities today to maximize their return on inventory investment.
Planning: The Root Cause of Many Small Retail Inventory Problems
Without careful planning, inventory can easily get out of whack, resulting in heavy markdowns due to overstocks and ultimately, serious cash flow problems.
The Markdown Blues
The root cause of excessive markdowns can almost always be traced back to the lack of adequate pre-season planning, and in-season adjustments to those plans.