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Inventory Insights: Stockout & Reorder
Inventory Insights: Stockout & Reorder
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Flywheel calculates the Rate of Sale for all your FBA / WFS products: we combine historical sales data with seasonality to anticipate a Demand Forecast model. This data married with your current FBA/WFS inventory levels results in anticipated stockout dates using expected Days of Inventory remaining.

Customized Inventory Insight cards let you set when you want to be alerted about a stockout or reorder point.

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Reorder calculation:

Flywheel will identify and alert for when products should be reordered prior to a projected stockout date defined as a Product has less than X days of stock in the next Y days

For example:

  • A blue shirt has a current inventory level of 35; using the calculated rate of sale, the estimated out of stock date is Aug 5th.

  • You want to know in the next 14 (Y) days, which products will have less than 5 (X) days of stock available.

  • The card will return results and trigger an alert on Jul 17th that as of Jul 31st, the shirt will have less than 5 days of stock available.

Reorder calculations serve as the reminder notification that you’ve set for your specific timing needs for a buffer before the warning that stockout is imminent.

Stockout calculation:

Similar to reorder point calculation, but without the warning window. Flywheel will identify and alert for when products meet a specified number of days prior to its projected stockout date defined as a Product has less than X days of stock

For example:

  • A blue shirt has a current inventory level of 35; using the calculated rate of sale, estimated out of stock date is Aug 5th.

  • You want to know 30 (X) days prior to out of stock.

  • The card will return results and trigger an alert starting Jul 6th, 30 days before the estimated stock out date.

Both of these models are built with flexibility in mind - you set the timeline for when you want to be reminded about inventory levels.

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