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OnDemand – The Good, The Bad, the Ugly – Inventory Distortion

Out-of-Stocks and Overstocks

IHL has been tracking retail inventory distortion and the true cost of out-of-stocks and overstocks for 17 years. Inventory distortion worldwide is a critical issue that continues to plague retailers worldwide, causing significant financial losses and operational challenges. When IHL measures inventory distortion, we look at out-of-stocks from the customer perspective (what did they come ready to buy but did not because they couldn’t find it in stock) and the retailer perspective on overstocks (excess discounts or spoilage).

We have several pieces of content to choose from.

Out-of-Stocks and Overstocks Index – the detailed costs by reasons by segment and geography

Webinar Replay – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Research Study – Inventory Distortion – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

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