eCommerce Inventory Planning

Long lead times with offshore manufacturing.
High expectations of online customers.
Shifting inventory between distribution centers based on changing demand.

eCommerce inventory planning is more challenging than ever.

PlanningEdge helps you manage these challenges while simultaneously lowering your inventory levels and increasing productivity of your planning and purchasing teams.

"We made the right decision with choosing your software."

-Marc Kettleson, Demand Planning & Forecasting Manager, Manhattan Toy Co.

Automate Demand Planning Functions

  • ABC & XYZ inventory classification
  • Calculation of supplier lead times
  • Calculation of safety stock
  • Forecasted demand based on historical sales, with seasonality detection

Automate Supply Replenishment

  • Suggested purchase orders
  • Transfer orders

You Turn the Dials

  • Service level by inventory classification
  • Set rules for transfer orders between distribution centers and even brick & mortar stores
  • Exclude exceptional demand with events (aka promotions)
  • Set vendor minimums by order or by item 

The Result?

  • Reduced inventory
  • Reduced stock outs on high service level items
  • Exception-based review substantially increases productivity for planners and buyers
  • Forecast change audit report so you know who changed the forecast, when, and by how much
  • More informed discussions with vendors with scorecards based on actuals

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