Building a Source of Truth for Inventory with Disparate Data Sources

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One of the most challenging shifts from food delivery to grocery is managing inventory. Although restaurant menu items can sometimes go out of stock, grocery store inventories have far more SKUs and many different ways to track their inventory levels. This complexity of grocery makes it a lot harder to ensure items customers buy are actually available. Knowing what the ground truth is, so that customers can order groceries with confidence, is the subject of a new engineering blog post I wrote, "Building a Source of Truth for an Inventory with Disparate Data Sources". The article explains how we crowd sourced our inventory data from a number of different sources which enabled us to predict which items are likely still on the shelves when customers place an order. Take a look and let me know what you think


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