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Dec 2016 - IDC PeerScape - Doc # US41122717

IDC PeerScape: Practices for Inventory Flow in Retail Warehousing and Storage

By: Victoria BrownResearch Manager, Global Supply Chain Execution

Table of Contents

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Figure: IDC PeerScape: Inventory Flow in Retail Warehousing and Storage — Practices to Ensure a Successful Initiative

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In This Study

Situation Overview

Practice 1: Stripe Storage Trailers

Practice 2: Stage Larger Cube SKUs in Fulfillment Nodes Closer to Retail Locations

Practice 3: Allocate Picking Locations with Fast-Moving SKUs in Consecutive Slots

Practice 4: Create Mixing Nodes for Cross-Docks

Practice 5: Set Threshold on Fulfillment from Store Based on the Speed Each SKU Sells Through

Future Outlook

Summary of Practices

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