Dell streamlines inventory management

By Jessica Davis, InfoWorld |  Software

Detailing its own supply-chain efforts, Dell Computer plans to reduce the days of inventory on hand this year from six to five.

Randy Mott, Dell's CIO, provided insight Monday into Dell's supply-chain plans at AMR Research's Retail and Consumer Goods Executive Conference here.

Mott said Dell has already achieved a six-day turn time by mastering reaction to customer demand rather than overemphasizing forecasting capabilities. "We manage demand much better than [we] forecast," Mott said.

However, on the forecast side, Dell, in Round Rock, Texas, provides suppliers with a 26-week rolling forcecast, Mott said. The company also provides weekly forecasts and is looking to move toward daily forecasts.

Dell's supply-chain infrastructure combines products from supply-chain software maker i2 Technologies, in Dallas, with systems built in-house.

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