E038: The Inventory Deep Dive.
OPERATORSJanuary 10, 2024x
01:05:3660.07 MB

E038: The Inventory Deep Dive.

00:00 Introduction and Importance of Inventory Management 01:24 The Complexity of Inventory Management 03:20 Factors Affecting Inventory Risk 05:27 Time-Based and Seasonal Inventory Risks 07:23 Product Market Fit and Specificness as Inventory Risks 09:15 The Financial Engineering Aspect of Inventory 10:04 The Impact of Inventory on Lending and Credit 13:15 The Importance of Managing Downside in Inventory 15:32 The Risks of Overstocking and Understocking 19:09 The Impact of Macro Factors on Inventory 21:25 The Ideal Size and Growth of a Business 23:52 The Importance of Operating Paranoid and Planning for Risk 27:26 Considering the Competitive Landscape in Inventory Management 32:51 The Risks of High Growth and the Ideal Size for a Business 37:08 The Impact of Category Risk on Inventory 40:32 The Role of Domestic Manufacturing in Resilience and Growth 42:17 The Importance of Brand and Speed 43:11 The Advantage of Customizable Products and Agility 44:12 Taking Shots on Goal and the Role of Domestic Manufacturing 45:16 The Impact of Speed and Global Logistics 46:14 Scaling Up with Domestic Manufacturing 47:13 The Challenge of Inventory Management 48:44 Cutting Inventory and Making Decisions 50:07 Expanding Manufacturing into New Markets 51:33 The Structural Advantage of Established Businesses 52:57 Recycling and Upcycling Inventory 56:03 The Reality of Destroy and Field 58:07 Being Analytical and Unemotional about Inventory 01:02:15 Intentionality, Preparation, and Consistency Operators Exclusive Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/9operators/shared_invite/zt-20pd2eq4n-UVM6oTQkdltEwLINwkCWIA

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