THE STRATEGIC INVENTORY MATRIX

The strategic inventory matrix is an essential tool to define a differentiated inventory strategy. This collaborates with the organization of the different classifications of articles. It will also help us to easily differentiate the relevant articles and create an inventory strategy according to the different classifications.

In the latest publications related to Assortment Management, we have analyzed different dimensions to classify the articles of the companies. Like the ABC / XYZ Classification, the Regularity of the Demand and the Behavior of the Supplier. The next step in applying the assortment management is just using the strategic inventory matrix, to differentiate the main issues of the secondary ones easily.

The strategic inventory matrix

A strategic inventory matrix is a table in which we will see the whole assortment of the company in different categories. In it, each table will represent a different scenario, and you will also need a different inventory strategy.


With the matrix of the strategic inventory, we can differentiate easily, the main issues of the secondary. Also, each of these groups of articles has its characteristics and even its own needs. For this reason, we can establish an inventory strategy for each one and thus control the assortment more efficiently. For this, we will deal with later, issues related to the function and types of inventory present in the companies. Also, different costs associated with the management of inventories and the calculation of the optimal stock that companies should maintain.

With all these analyses, we can complete each table of the strategic inventory matrix. In this way, we can establish an inventory strategy for each of the article groups.

Do you have an inventory strategy matrix in your company?

Does each group of articles have their inventory strategy?

Is it known by all the actors in the supply chain?

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