The Inventory Performance dashboard helps you identify opportunities and provides recommendations to potentially improve your Inventory Performance Index score.
The Inventory Performance Index, or IPI, is a metric to gauge your inventory performance over time.
IPI score measures how efficient you are in managing your FBA fulfilment centre inventory and will be integrated it with Seller caps systems used to provide fulfilment centre level storage limits to sellers. Multiple factors could influence your IPI score, however, the most important ones are your actions:
For more information, go to IPI frequently asked questions.
There are three categories of recommendations to potentially help improve your IPI:
The Inventory Performance dashboard displays a performance bar for each of the three categories:
The Inventory Performance page also provides additional metrics within each factor, which you can see by selecting Show more details. Clicking the Show more details box associated with each category will take you to related inventory management tools, which provide recommendations to potentially improve your performance.
We consider an item to be excess if it has over 90 days of supply based on the forecasted demand.
Track your Excess inventory percentage, which is the percentage of your FBA inventory units that have been identified as excess.
In addition to the performance bar, three related metrics are displayed with the excess inventory percentage on the Inventory Performance dashboard:
When inventory is not available for purchase due to a listing problem, it results in lost sales and storage costs. This inventory is referred to as stranded inventory. Your Stranded inventory percentage is measured by the percentage of your FBA inventory units that are currently not available for purchase on Amazon.in.
In addition to the performance bar, two related metrics are displayed with the stranded inventory percentage on the Inventory Performance dashboard:
Maintain the right balance of inventory with your rolling 90-day FBA sell-through rate, which is your units shipped over the past 90 days divided by the average number of units on hand in our fulfilment centres during that time period.
In addition to the performance bar, two related metrics are displayed with your FBA sell-through rate on the Inventory Performance dashboard: