2019 conferences for consumer goods professionals

Jan 10, 2019  |  2 min read

The 2019 conference schedule is off to a busy start! We're posting this from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where we've had a couple packed days of meetings and checking out the latest innovations in technology. We're looking forward to wrapping up the week with more one-on-one time with clients and thought-provoking sessions.

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Announcing intelligent demand forecasting

Jan 8, 2019  |  4 min read

We’re thrilled to be starting off the year at Alloy on an exciting note by announcing the release of our new intelligent demand forecasting capability. Powered by the granular sales and inventory data gathered into our platform, this feature allows brands to continuously forecast demand using the most up-to-date and consumer-driven information available. Our customers have found it helps them more quickly respond to consumer demand — minimizing lost sales due to out-of-stocks, preventing losses from overstocks, improving overall customer service levels, and growing sales.

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What digital native, traditional brands can teach each other

Jan 2, 2019  |  6 min read
Digital native mattress company Casper made headlines this summer by announcing plans to open 200 stores across the U.S. It was the latest in a line of new brands like Warby Parker, Harry’s, and Everlane that began with online-only, direct-to-consumer models and then extended into traditional retail stores.
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Demand forecasting mistakes in the retail industry

Dec 27, 2018  |  4 min read

Consumer goods companies rely on forecasts to support inventory planning and distribution across their sales channels. Building accurate demand forecasts requires more than just an understanding of the latest machine learning techniques; it also requires the right data and an understanding of the potential costs of incorrect estimates.

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Shared supply chain control towers: Key features and considerations

Dec 20, 2018  |  3 min read

As we join the year end recap bonanza, we can’t miss one of our highlights of 2018: a joint Professional Development Event with the APICS Golden Gate chapter. We welcomed members and guests to our San Francisco office in November to discuss “Implementing a Shared Supply Chain Control Tower."

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An interview with Amelia Hardjasa, Engineering

Dec 12, 2018  |  4 min read

Amelia Hardjasa is a Data Engineer in Alloy's Vancouver office. Previously, she has worked as a data scientist at several different companies, including Boeing Vancouver and Pulse Energy. She holds an MSc from the University of British Columbia.

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