Most retailers use demand-forecasting methods that fail to provide insight into how consumers choose to have orders fulfilled.
Download this report from Gartner Research for insights into order fulfillment forecasting and optimal inventory positioning using distributed order management (DOM) systems including how to:
- Develop a granular forecast that reflects how consumers use available shopping channels and order fulfillment methods
- Identify future fulfillment requirements by integrating the granular forecast and DOM
- Optimize inventory positioning by comparing order management requirements for optimal inventory positioning with calculations from allocations and replenishment
- Prevent demand distortion by crediting stores with the value of online sales, regardless of their perceived involvement, based on geographical assignments
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