Inventory and forecast data from retailers: After your product ships (Part 2)

Aug 7, 2019  |  5 min read

Part 1 of this series highlighted four of the most important retailer data points that suppliers need to maintain an efficient supply chain and maximize sales opportunities: Unit Sales (Net), Dollar Sales (Net), Price, and Retailer COGS. Together, they help you understand true demand and its key drivers, and prioritize opportunities according to the business value. For a more detailed explanation, check out Part 1 here.

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Data retailers share & why it's important: After your product ships (Part 1)

Jul 31, 2019  |  3 min read

Landing a product on shelves is far from the last step in the sales cycle — monitoring what happens to product after it leaves your warehouse is integral to maintaining an efficient supply chain and maximizing sales opportunities. Fortunately, most retailers provide data to help suppliers understand how they're performing. 

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Tile's CEO on navigating the pain points of modern supply and demand

Jul 11, 2019  |  5 min read

A couple weeks ago, Tile CEO and Alloy Board Member CJ Prober led an Alloy Executive Roundtable discussion on managing supply and demand in today’s retail landscape. We were honored to have him join us and share his perspective on modern obstacles and innovative solutions for manufacturers.

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Alloy is hiring!

Jul 3, 2019  |  3 min read

Our team grew rapidly in the first half of 2019, fueled by strong customer growth and investor confidence. In fact, AngelList recently named Alloy one of the fastest growing startups in San Francisco hiring now. For the second half of the year, we’re planning to further accelerate that growth and have some major hiring goals!

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Alloy driving innovation in fashion & retail

Jun 19, 2019  |  2 min read

We’re excited to share that Alloy has been recognized on The Leading 100, a list of break-out technology start-ups driving innovation in fashion and retail! It’s an honor that highlights the importance of the industry’s digital transformation.

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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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