Inventory Planning & Optimization

We are passionate about helping you solve your toughest inventory challenges


A Holistic Approach to Inventory Management in Supply Chain

Sedlak employs proven methods and tools to enable industry goals of “right product, right place, right time” requirements while minimizing costs. Our experts enable clients to develop strategies and soften the impacts of unpredictable demand, supply shortages and lead times, as well as improve inventory flow (“push” vs. “pull”).

We enable clients to balance inventory investment and desired service levels and utilize warehouse management system (WMS) capabilities to improve planning performance and tracking accuracy. Our analysts have the expertise to determine the ideal flow of products, best stocking levels and locations and overall supply chain enhancement.

Inventory Planning and Optimization Services

  • Inventory opportunity assessments
  • Service level policy development and management
  • Forecasting and demand planning
  • Right-sizing initiatives
  • Inventory accuracy and systems utilization process improvements
  • Deployment planning
  • OS&D reconciliation and disposition
  • Management tool selection and implementation
  • Inventory Channel Deployment Strategy (e.g. Retail, Ecommerce, Wholesale, etc.)
  • Customer SKU Velocity Analysis as it pertains to which SKUs to carry at each facility
  • Inventory Holding and Replenishment Strategy (e.g. all active Vs. conventional reserve, residual Vs traditional replenishment, etc.)
  • Inventory level and facility(s) rightsizing initiatives


Why does a company seek help from an outside consulting firm? Usually the reasons are simple: they lack the manpower, bandwidth and/or skillset needed to complete their projects.

Over a quarter of the way into 2021, supply chains are still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies have been reviewing ways to sustain and even improve business moving forward, especially when it comes to transportation.

The world has been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The global economy is in a tailspin and the prediction of a quick recovery is becoming less likely as mention of a “new normal” begins to dominate the headlines.

White Paper

Found Money: How to Clean Up Preference Cards to Cut Inventory Spend and Boost Margins

Heightened cost pressures continue to force hospitals to look for ways to reduce wasted spend. In fact, in a recent survey, hospital executives said finding cost savings to meet their current-year objectives is one of their top challenges. In this whitepaper, we explore how the supply chain—more specifically, inventory and order management processes—is a natural place to look for savings.

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