Look closer at out-of-stocks to improve forecast accuracy

Jun 12, 2019  |  5 min read

When it comes to demand forecasting, incorporating out-of-stock (OOS) data is a complex subject that we first addressed in a prior blog post.  It covered the three primary methods for incorporating OOS when developing your demand forecast: exclusion, imputation, and flagging.

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An interview with Lasse Holmstedt, Engineering

Jun 4, 2019  |  5 min read

Lasse Holmstedt is a Director of Product Engineering, based in Alloy's Berlin office. Prior to Alloy, he worked for 7 years at Nokia on devices like Nokia X, the company's first AOSP-based device. He was also the dev lead for Nokia Maps for Android and a developer on Qt Creator, a C++ IDE.

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The whys and hows of the new Walmart OTIF penalties

May 30, 2019  |  4 min read

At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, one of the standout sessions was “The Penalty Conundrum — Suppliers and Retailers Can Both Benefit From Renewed Focus on OTIF.” It featured Monique Picou, Senior VP of Flow and Supply Chain at Walmart, who shared the motivation behind the retailer’s recent increase in On Time In Full targets for suppliers.

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Top 5 takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Supply Chain Conference

May 21, 2019  |  6 min read

Last week, many members of Alloy’s team were in Phoenix attending the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference and hosting attendees at our annual conference dinner. It was an action-packed 3.5 days of learning, networking, and getting the latest scoop on supply chain tech.

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Phantom inventory, and what makes it so scary

May 7, 2019  |  4 min read

When you know a product is out-of-stock and costing lost sales, you can do something about it. As the saying goes, knowledge is power. But what if you don’t know that a product isn’t available for consumers who want to purchase it?

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Five lessons from a CE sales pro

Apr 30, 2019  |  5 min read

We recently welcomed Adrienne Alterman to the Alloy team by having her sit down with our CEO, Joel, for a live discussion of her 10+ year career so far. The theme of the webinar was “What I Wish I Knew Then,” and she shared many lessons from her time in sales at premium audio brands like YG Acoustics and Bowers & Wilkins.

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