Surviving supply chain disruption with inventory control


Wholesalers and distributors, just like most people, crave certainty and clarity. If you're in the business of inventory control, the best outcome you can hope for goes the way it’s supposed to

Why SME Manufacturers Love This New Stock Control Software Right Now


Running a business right now is challenging. Unpredictable demand, disrupted supply chains, cashflow uncertainty all make things a lot more difficult


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Supply chain lessons learned from the Suez stuck ship


How inventory control and stock forecasting software can help your business stay stoic in the next Suez snafu

StockTrim helping wholesalers through stressful year [article from DEMM Engineering and Manufacturing Magazine]


[A version of this article appeared in the Jan/Feb edition of DEMM Engineering and Manufacturing Magazine]. Inventory forecasting software StockTrim is finishing 2020 having proven itself effective in a year which tested supply chain resilience

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Fried-chicken stores in Angola and Zambia hungry for cloud-based inventory planning


South African start-up, Supply Run provide supply chain and operations support for clients across Africa. One of their clients is Hungry Lion – a popular fast-food, fried-chicken franchise.

Supply Chain Analytics Market to Double to $7.1 Billion in Next Five Years


Here's some good validation for the reason why we created StockTrim. Recent research (link below) estimates the global supply chain analytics market to grow from USD 3.6 billion in 2018 to USD 7.1 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.6% during the forecast period

How this business turned inventory into a competitive advantage


Excel-erating beyond the inventory forecasting spreadsheet


An Excel spreadsheet is like marmite: you either love it or hate it. inventory forecasting

How SMEs Can Prevent Consistent Stock-Keeping Errors Using StockTrim


When operating a small business, it is vital to keep track of all inventory and records of every transaction in your business. According to the wasp barcode, 46% of SMEs either don't track inventory or use a manual method of stock-keeping.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

10 reasons why you should try StockTrim today


As a reader of this blog, you've probably got an interest in solving your inventory forecasting woes. At StockTrim, we're bringing smart inventory forecasting to the SMB market.

How are Stock-Outs affecting your business?


Stock-outs are a pervasive and significant inventory control issue facing businesses and, by proxy, consumers. A stock-out happens when the number of orders for a product exceeds the amount of inventory that is stored. This situation can arise due to a number of factors, including

After Covid 19, SME Manufacturers Need Inventory Planning Even More. Here’s Why


The impact of Covid-19 on themanufacturing sector will be larger than anything we have seen before. Small manufacturing firms are less likely to have deep enough pockets to get through the recession than large firms, and this pandemic could be the last straw for some that have been struggling

Heres How Easy It Is To Get ROI On Using Inventory Planning Software


Often when a business begins small, small starts growing, they start out planning their assortments, inventory and pricing using traditional spreadsheets. In the beginning, this naturally seems the most cost effective and logical thing to do. But with growth, this becomes rapidly outdated.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

How StockTrim’s inventory forecasting software helps Allie’s innovate and grow with confidence


From homemade beginnings. Spotting a gap in Sydney’s cold-pressed juice market, Allie’s began as a homemade venture to fulfil a need for a convenient, healthy and delicious drink without added sugar, stevia, preservatives or concentrate.

New StockTrim Feature -Bill of Materials Drill Down


Manufacturers can now drill down to see complete visibility of an item’s bill of materials

StockTrim Inventory Planning & Demand Forecasting Now Available With Xero


Small and medium sized businesses that use Xero have already discovered the benefits of using cloud software to make their lives easier. Now they can automate their inventory planning and demand forecasting with a Xero integration to save up to 40% in working capital

4 steps to complete your purchase orders in StockTrim


StockTrim users can create purchase orders within the app. The purchase order (PO) add-on allows you to manage the whole PO workflow, so you can draft, approve, send and receive orders.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

How Inventory Planning has changed for SMBs


The issue of inventory planning is not new. It has been around ever since humans started trading things. With the trade and movement of products comes the inevitable situation where demand is mismatched with supply

How to nail inventory forecasting when you're a small business


If you've ever looked at a weather forecast, you'll know that the task of predicting the future is an inherently difficult one. Yet as a small businesses, you're expected to generate an inventory forecast. So how do you do it accurately

The SMBs simplifying inventory planning with shorter lead times


Lead time is probably the most important variable you'll use in inventory planning. In a world that demands instant gratification, customers are loathe to wait - pandemic or no pandemic.

Meet An Inventory Forecasting Software Which Works In Any Country


The smart inventory forecasting software StockTrim is picking up popularity in diverse markets from the US to the UK to Australia, though its creators haven’t had to localise the product - nor will you

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Small Business, Death by a Thousand Cuts: A Tale about Inventory Planning


When it comes to running a business, there is a lot to get your head around. Staff, culture, product-market fit, advertising, cash-flow, profitability, planning, leases, customer satisfaction - the list goes on

“It’s all there; it’s automatic.” Hear how StockTrim makes purchasing easy, painless and fast. Featuring Mega Distribution


Mega Distribution, a wholesale company based in California, U.S, connects retail businesses with successful, nationally recognised brands. Their customers are mainly small businesses, but as their catalogue has become more mainstream, their clients now include yoga studios and doctors’ offices

How StockTrim gives The Baron accurate & confident demand forecasting


The Baron is a premium snack business who supply deliciously moreish, healthier savoury alternatives to potato chips, including ethically-sourced East Bali Cashews and Crispy Corn Nibbles from Spain.

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A new year, a new look. What's different about StockTrim in 2021?


When it comes to inventory forecasting, StockTrim is all about making your job easier. For the past few months, we've been tinkering behind the scenes preparing the biggest upgrade to our platform to date.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

What’s hurting small businesses and how smart stock control software can help


Poor stock management is one of several challenges to small business causing disproportionate harm and difficulty. Luckily solutions are here, beginning with smart stock control software such as StockTrim

The most efficient way for SMEs to do inventory planning


One of the tricky elements of operating a business in wholesale, manufacturing or retail is inventory planning. Whether you’re an SME managing a lot of stock or just a little, having control over your inventory is essential to your business's success

Integrate Demand Forecasting Software With Cin7 & Manage Your Inventory


How Shine Drink makes the most of StockTrim Demand Forecasting Software & Cin7 Inventory Management

How one of Africa's top fast-food chains never runs out of fried chicken


Hungry Lion is one of Africa's most popular fast-food franchises with more than 200 restaurants across the continent

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. Check out our updated Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings!