Of course healthcare is a supply chain

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The information systems currently in use are brilliant at scheduling resources used in hospitals — patients, beds, nurses, physicians, specialists, inventory. Of course hospitals are complex, dynamic service chains. I fly Qantas around Australia quite frequently (don’t ask how many frequent flyer miles I’ve got banked, but my wife loves her new washing machine). If a flight is delayed or cancelled, I get an SMS alerting me of the issue and alternatives.

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Is Omnichannel Dead? Of Course Not…However, the Focus Is Now on Customer Experience in Omnichannel

Cerasis

Amazon is entering this learning curve as Whole Foods stores feel the pressure of reduced employee morale and near-empty shelves, reports Daphne Howland via Retail Dive , resulting from a strict inventory management system. Of Course Not…However, the Focus Is Now on Customer Experience in Omnichannel appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Omnichannel has been a go-to plan for retailers since 2008, but it is changing.

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Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016

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Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. To protect yourself and your business I offer you to take a look at this list of top programs and courses that will take place in 2016, which will help you to understand main concepts of this powerful tool and learn how to successfully apply it on practice. University Courses. 1) Course in E Logistics and Supply Chain Management by National University.

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Still managing your inventory with spreadsheets?

ToolsGroup

Most companies are still trying to use Excel to optimize their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory Optimization Technologies Study suggests the number may be as high as 75%. Much of inventory is a hedge against uncertainty.

What is Inventory Forecasting?

EMERGE App

What is Inventory Forecasting? Wait, what has this got to do with inventory forecasting? So, for the majority of small and medium businesses, inventory forecasting is simply an inventory reordering strategy to ensure that your stock levels are in the Goldilocks zone.

The Future of Inventory Management

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar This post concludes my inventory management blog series. Throughout this series I’ve proposed an elevated role for the inventory manager that challenges the assumption that an inventory manager is a victim of his colleagues’ business decisions and plays only a limited role in formulating inventory results. Inventory management is not a stand-alone business process that occurs after other processes are complete. General News Inventory managemen

Still managing your inventory with spreadsheets?

ToolsGroup

Most companies are still trying to use Excel to optimize their inventories. Supply Chain Insights’ 2018 Inventory Optimization Technologies Study suggests the number may be as high as 75%. Much of inventory is a hedge against uncertainty.

Business Intelligence vs. Inventory Optimization: Are You Solving Symptoms Instead of the Real Problem?

ToolsGroup

In my decades of working in replenishment and inventory optimization, I’ve noticed that many companies seek solutions to symptoms rather than the underlying problem. Of course, you’ll never want to deal with that company again. Let’s examine the first: inventory aging reports.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies. As I sat with the team, and discussed the future of supply chain, they impressed me with their by their use of planning tools and their process diligence on building inventory strategies to enable a customer-segmented supply chain. Platitude: a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

All product-based businesses need to track the value of their inventory – and this goes double in a period of dramatic upheaval. The value of your inventory has likely changed thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, and you should consider revaluing it before you make any major business decisions.

What's wrong with ABC inventory classification?

ToolsGroup

ABC inventory classification has been around so long that most planners just assume it’s the only way to segment your inventory. Inventory Segmentation from the 1960s. To understand the shortcomings of ABC inventory classification, we need to understand how it is done. Nearly all traditional inventory management applications calculate safety stock for each individual SKU-Location combination. Of course! Inventory Segmentation Today.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. Controlling Inventory Flow Begins With Liquidate Nonessential Products. The first step to controlling inventory flow effectively is liquidation of all non-essential products, explains Paul Trujillo of Business2Community. This will help to prevent the reordering of slow-moving products and ensure optimum inventory levels.

Calculating Finished Goods Inventory

EMERGE App

As a manufacturer of goods, you’re likely to have finished goods inventory in your business. In addition to worrying about sales forecasts and production schedules, there’s also the issue of properly calculating finished inventory for reporting and decision-making purposes. Firstly, we’ll start with describing finished goods inventory. Then we’ll explain why you should pay attention to finished and other forms of inventory. Introduction.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance.

Optimum Omnichannel Inventory Control

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As with any retail company, inventory represents a large amount of tied up cash, or assets as it were, and if mismanaged, this can be a significant area for loss. Therefore, managing omnichannel inventory is extremely important for preserving the bottom line, increasing profits and keeping those shareholders happy. Let us dive in and consider some of the obstacles to flawless omnichannel inventory management. Methods to implement for optimum omnichannel inventory control.

COVID-19 Sales to Inventory Ratio Soars

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Some of that stockpiled inventory might be with us for a while. Several clothing retailers are saying they may pack away a substantial share of inventory for later seasons, or even next year, the WSJ’s Jinjoo Lee reports, instead of pushing their goods into what’s likely to be a cutthroat period of post-pandemic markdowns. Companies across the retail sector are coping with bloated inventories after the coronavirus lockdowns kept consumers at home over much of the spring.

The View from Finance: Freeing Up Cash with Inventory Optimization

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Inventory optimization is one proven way to do it. Inventory is an untapped, cash-rich asset. Most companies have some form of supply chain systems to manage inventory from production through delivery. Home Depot executives, speaking at an analyst meeting, once said that every 1/10th improvement in their inventory turns meant an additional $200 million in cash. Of course, you need inventory. Inventory is what you make, what you sell.

3 Common Problems with eCommerce Inventory Management

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In today’s marketplace, business owners aren’t operating with one channel to sell their inventory. This means they need an inventory management system to keep up with them. However, there are a few common mistakes that happen when you’re trying to manage eCommerce inventory. If your inventory management tools and stocktaking processes can’t keep up with the pace of purchases, then overselling can easily happen. Poor inventory forecasting.

Removing the Two Barriers to Optimizing Inventory

Logility

Supply chain leaders often find themselves in a difficult situation when it comes to the conflicting goals of improving customer service and minimizing inventory. This isn’t a new dilemma, the balancing act between inventory and service has been going on since the earliest days of commerce. However, the penalties for bad service and/or high inventory are growing more severe and the space “ between a rock and a hard place ” is continuing to shrink. Of course.

The Two Levers of Inventory Optimization

Logility

When I hear the term “Lever” my mechanical engineering side comes out and I think of the Physics and Mechanical Design courses I took some 30+ years ago. Two powerful levers a company can use to optimize inventory are “Working Capital” and “Customer Service Levels.” At its most basic, start with a piece of graph paper and plot your current service level on the x-axis and current inventory level on the y-axis.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices & the Role of Technology

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages. Instead of relying on traditional, outdated inventory management best practices, supply chain leaders should follow these 11 steps to leverage technology and improve inventory management at last. Use ABC Analysis to Categorize Your Inventory. Recognize the Relationship Between Sales and Inventory.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory.

Kinaxis

Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. Unfortunately, all the same kinds of things can happen to your supply chain inventory. Except that your inventory costs millions of dollars. Those of you that manage inventories know how hard it can be to get the quantities just right. If you maintain too little inventory, you have stockouts, line stoppages and unhappy customers. So what strategies are out there to maintain inventories at the “right” level?

Replenishment 201: Monitoring Store-Level Inventory

SupplyPike

This month, we thought we’d dig in a little deeper and look into monitoring store-level inventory. Traited Not Valid: The item is on the modular but is not replenishing because the store manager might decide not to order the item for her store due to reasons like low sales, too many returns, too much inventory, etc. Does the store have sufficient inventory to meet today’s forecasted demand? Learn: How a product is determined to be replenishable. How to measure instocks.

The Growth of Inventory Management

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Inventory management originated even before the Industrial Revolution and has certainly evolved with time and expertise to become what it is today. The need for inventory management has always existed where trading was a livelihood and the stock management was imperative to protect one’s resources. A brief history of inventory technology. This, of course, took up a large portion of their working week and was prone to errors. 5 Myths of Inventory Control.

The Go-To List of Ways to Improve Inventory Management

Veridian Solutions

Today’s warehouse managers need better inventory management strategies. This is nothing new, but as the world has evolved, the ability to improve inventory management has evolved in stride. Supply chain leaders should follow these key strategies for ways to improve inventory management. Of course, implementing a waveless strategy will require a reevaluation of your current systems and planning processes. Inventory Management improve inventory management

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Inventory Turnover Mystery!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! As I settled into the job and started learning, and studying, the various Supply Chain metrics I was surprised when I looked at the Inventory Turnover performance of the company. The Inventory Turnover Mystery had been solved!

How Demand Forecasting Helps You Manage Inventory

AFFLINK

As businesses scale, they need to investigate the accuracy of their inventory management and forecasting processes. Through better demand, an organization will be able to better manage inventory, increase revenue, and improve customer support. The Major Pain Points of Inventory Management. Inventory management is extraordinarily complex. As companies expand, they often find themselves losing control of their inventory management.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

Below I will outline how a vendor managed inventory model, in conjunction with reverse marketing, value analysis, and collaboration will achieve supply chain cost reductions. Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions. A means of optimizing Supply Chain performance in which the manufacturer is responsible for maintaining the distributor’s inventory levels. The distributor maintains the inventory plan.

Retail Inventory Management Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Warehouse

Cerasis

The wrong retail inventory management strategy increases carrying costs and makes it impossible to stay competitive. Common obstacles encountered when it comes to effective inventory management include having poor visibility into fast-moving versus slow-moving product, extensive travel times between bin locations, and lost revenue due to poor labor productivity. Count all physical inventory, using technology where possible. Customize your inventory management strategy.

How Setting Par Levels Can Help Improve Your Inventory Control

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Each hole has a par standard and there is an overall par for the entire golf course as well. So when people say “par for the course” they are referring to something normal or expected in any given circumstance. Interestingly, par is also applied to inventory management. Par represents a level of inventory stock that is normal to have on hand to prepare you for any given circumstance. The par level is ideal for maintaining a healthy balance of inventory stock.

Why Have We Not Reduced Inventory?

Supply Chain Shaman

This year supply chain leaders will celebrate thirty years of progress in supply chain management; but we have not made progress on one of the funamentals: inventory management. I think that it is time for us to take the litmus test and ask the hard questions, “Have our practices impacted days of inventory? Have the early adopters of inventory optimization seen a reduction in inventory on their balance sheets?” Ownership of Inventory as a Metric.

Leading Challenges in Inventory Visibility and How to Solve Them

Veridian Solutions

Timeliness, speed, and order accuracy are some of the most in-demand aspects of today’s omnichannel world, but significant challenges still exist with inventory visibility. Supply chain leaders need to understand the leading challenges in inventory visibility, and how to solve them. Poor Inventory Accuracy. One problem that plagues inventory visibility is inadequate inventory accuracy. Inefficient Warehouse Layout and Lack of Inventory Oversight.

Thrifty Inventory Management to Save Money and Increase Profits

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This is all very well, however to achieve this goal, inventory management needs to be a focus. If inventory management is not considered carefully as a business improvement metric, then it can insidiously become a money trap which of course will simply erode any profits to be made. This is where efficient, lean and thrifty inventory management comes in. So, try to seek out the root cause of the problem as usually, that will fix any inventory management issues.

7 Inventory Control Practices That Save You Money

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Not only will effective inventory control save you money, but it can also improve cash flow in other ways. It’s important to factor inventory stock into your cashflow management because it represents money spent that won’t generate cash until your inventory has been sold. The longer inventory sits on your shelves, the more it costs, tying up cash reserves and occupying valuable space. Reducing inventory stock.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

All product-based businesses need to track the value of their inventory – and this goes double in a period of dramatic upheaval. The value of your inventory has likely changed thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, and you should consider revaluing it before you make any major business decisions. What is inventory revaluation? Inventory revaluation is the adjustment of the costs of inventory to reflect changes in the recorded cost. Your inventory becomes obsolete.