Inventory Management Rx for Seasonal Inventory
By Chris Inglett, Absolute Value
As we roll into the dog days of summer, with fall lurking around the corner, many of us start to think of the upcoming shift from backyard barbeques, swimming, and other warm-weather activities to the apple-picking, leaf-watching, where’s my sweater(?) activities of autumn.
Purchasing agents and supply chain managers, on the other hand, are usually a step or two ahead. You can usually find them working feverishly on inventory forecasts for their seasonal items long before the new season arrives.
What parameters define a seasonal item? The general rule of thumb is that ...