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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New report reveals gaps in data and tools for digital transformation

Apr 23, 2019  |  4 min read

Recent findings from North Carolina State University indicate that in most companies, Excel is still the go-to analytics tool and each employee spends 2.5 hours daily searching for relevant data. In addition, the majority of executives are taking a “wait and see” approach to adopting advanced technologies into their workflow.

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How brands use data to build retailer relationships

Apr 4, 2019  |  2 min read

Brand success continues to rely heavily on retailer relationships. In order to get your products in front of more consumers, it is key to convince your retail partners to provide the online and in-store shelf space, and then work with them to keep those shelves stocked with the right products, at the right time.

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