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Description: Discussion of inventory planning methods and strategies for day-to-day product replenishment and fulfillment. Service levels, inventory efficiency, and new technology implementation are key focus areas for this peer group. The discussion will also include the implications of sourcing changes due to COVID-19.

Scope of session: The session will cover issues related to planning and managing inventory using information technology.

Topics to be discussed: Potential specific topics include new technologies for managing inventory, new processes, forecasting demand (models and collaborative approaches), cycle and safety stock levels, software innovations, process optimization, recruiting and retaining talent.

Who should attend: Professionals from the following functional areas should consider attending this session: Logistics, Planning, Inventory Management, Warehousing, Fulfillment, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management