How to Measure Inventory Health

ToolsGroup

Financial executives measure inventory health with metrics like inventory turns because they view the firm from a financial viewpoint - such as how much working capital is being tied up. The concept of inventory health is based on this expectation.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

ToolsGroup

With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. provides deep insight into the behavior of demand and inventory to improve the outcomes.

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How to Measure Inventory Effectiveness

Arkieva

I discussed some of the possible pitfalls when using inventory turnover as a measurement for effective inventory management. In this post, I’ll describe a simple technique for measuring inventory effectiveness. How to Measure Inventory Effectiveness. How to Measure Inventory Effectiveness was first posted on March 6, 2018 at 7:24 am. ©2017

How to Track Your Inventory Stock Out Levels Using These Severity Codes & Alerts

Arkieva

It’s also essential to note that, not all stock outs or out-of-stock(OOS) carry the same severity levels or require the same form of actions. How to Track Your Inventory Stock Out Levels Using These Severity Codes & Alerts was first posted on March 15, 2018 at 8:58 am. ©2017 In an ideal world, your products would have on-shelf availability whenever your customer needs them. However, this is often not the case for many businesses.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible?

How to Tackle the On-demand World of Inventory Management

Unleashed

Inventory management is an around the clock operation and the pace isn’t slowing down. This means the way we manage inventory has rapidly adapted as well. Now, consumers can not only go into stores but order online and have it delivered to their doorstep. There are lockers and drop points for buyers to pick up as well. So, how do we keep up with these fast-moving entities? Optimise with inventory on demand. You only have to do this action once.

How To Prevent and Mitigate 3 Common Inventory Management Problems

Unleashed

When managing inventory, there are a wide array of challenges and problems that face business owners. Inventory is one of your most important assets. It’s imperative to prevent and mitigate inventory management problems in order to protect the lifeblood of your business. We’ll highlight a few of the common inventory management problems facing business owners and discuss how they can be mitigated with practical solutions. Inventory going off.

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software

OneSCM

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software. We recently sat down with Joe Harris, Product Manager at OneSCM, regarding the ways to make the most of your OneSCM supply chain software. Blockchain Support – OneSCM has been modified to write Smart Contracts on the Ethereum blockchain to support two use cases: Cold Chain Tracking and Serialization. A: Here are the most common questions: “How does your solution automate Supplier Management?”

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part four)

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing In part one of my inventory management best practices series I argue that inventory cannot be managed until it is controlled, and present the notion our general willingness to apportion blame upon unreliable data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is misplaced.

Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

ToolsGroup

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. This article will share five things you need to know about optimizing inventory in the digital age.

Inventory Optimization: How to Handle Slow Movers

Supply Chain Nation

Do you know how many boxes of raspberry gourmet coffee Kroger should keep at their store in rural Georgia? How would that computation be different from the logic needed to calculate the number of boxes of Corn Flakes at the same store? Handling inventory of fast movers, items that are sold quickly and in large amounts, is very well understood. However, many open questions still arise when it comes to the other part of inventory: Slow movers.

[On-demand webinar] How to stop planning in the dark

Kinaxis

Managing a supply chain is tough enough without having to make decisions blind. Increasing cost pressures, growing customer expectations, expanding ecosystems—all add to the complexity you’re facing every day. Planning in the dark like that only leads to unexpected and unwanted results.

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Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. Executive, after executive, lament, “They have purchased many technologies and sponsored many projects to reduce inventories, but they are not seeing results.”

What’s Causing Your Inventory Management Problems and How to Avoid Them

Unleashed

Businesses are quickly realising that inventory control is absolutely necessary to run an efficient business and make money in the process. Especially in today’s competitive marketplace, business owners simply can’t afford to have money go down the drain. We take a look at common inventory management problems, causes and how best to avoid this. Identifying symptoms of inventory management problems. Likely causes of inventory management problems.

The Right Technology for Inventory Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Managing inventory in 2019 has become an even more complex challenge according to our industry peers and PINC customers. In my previous article titled “The High Cost of The One Percent Inventory Accuracy in Your Supply Chain“, I explored significant challenges, costs associated to inventory management, and what one percent of inventory accuracy represents to your operation. Guest Commentary Inventory Management

Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand.

Understanding supply chain dimensions to maximize ROI

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing To improve supply chain management and to maximize the return on inventory investment, it’s imperative to understand the supply chain dimensions that help define how your inventory is consumed.

How to stay cool in the heat

Quintiq

It looks like summer is at its peak: It’s 35 degrees in Berlin today, and I’m looking forward to some yummy ice-cream with my son in the park. Here in Germany, you never know how long summer lasts. Summer can be gone quickly, just when you get used to it.

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How to interpret demand-sensing data

The Network Effect

Demand Sensing can import demand data on an hourly rather than a batch or daily basis, immediately sensing demand signal changes as compared to a detailed statistical demand pattern, and then evaluates the statistical significance of the change. However take care not to misinterpret the data.

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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.

ABC Segmentation for Inventory Management

Arkieva

A look at how you can use product and customer ABC segmentation for Inventory management. ABC Segmentation for Inventory Management was first posted on June 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm. ©2017 Inventory Management abc analysis example abc analysis excel abc analysis graph abc analysis ppt abc analysis slideshare abc analysis steps how to calculate abc analysis importance of abc analysis

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational.

How to Design a Successful Apparel Supply Chain

Logility

Planners need to contend with inconsistent consumer buying behavior, the need to satisfy multiple channels, complex sourcing options and proliferating “sub-seasons,” collections and assortments. Here is a four-step approach to help you jumpstart your supply chain results.

How to Attain “Stage 4” Supply Chain Planning Maturity

ToolsGroup

Gartner has identified five stages of supply chain planning maturity and they say that 70-80% of companies plan to increase their supply chain planning (SCP) technology spend over the next two years to climb to the next level.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Instead of trying to start from scratch, shippers need to know a few things about the challenges of integrating traditional with e-commerce shipping , why integration is key to success and the best practices necessary to avoid additional issues. Up to 1.3

How to Tackle the Challenges of Omnichannel Inventory

Unleashed

Customer journeys used to start and finish in the brick-and-mortar store. These days customer journeys follow an omnichannel experience – they shop online, use their mobile phones, they go into the brick-and-mortar stores, and call in to support centres. No matter how you slice it, a customer will interact with retail through an omnichannel fashion during their purchase. Luckily, there are a few strategies that businesses can tap into to optimise inventory management.

Look beyond the Turnover Ratio! Here’s a Simple Way to Create an Effective Inventory Management Process

Arkieva

Use this simple tool for identifying areas of potential improvement in the business to create an effective inventory management process. This type of measurement allows for a more widespread understanding of the nature of inventory and fosters action to prevent a build-up of non-value-adding "drag". Here’s a Simple Way to Create an Effective Inventory Management Process was first posted on February 20, 2018 at 8:09 am. ©2017

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. As a result, carriers will have less capacity and availability to handle unexpected surges in demand.

How to Change Your Inventory Management Strategy in the Omnichannel Era

Elementum

e-commerce market has nearly doubled in size since 2011, and is forecast to grow to $737B by 2022. As recent losses by H&M and other major brands illustrate, poor inventory management can be a major cause of financial distress. The U.S.

VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory): How To Use It Right?

Insights Solutions Global

The vendor-managed inventory approach plays an important role in reducing the overall supply chain cost. But how can you make sure that you're doing VMI the right way? The post VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory): How To Use It Right? What are the most commonly seen mistakes that you should avoid? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Supplier Management

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? How do we monitor what our customers feel about us?

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How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

Quintiq

This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. This is due to the diversification in the production schemes of manufacturers. How would that impact their current operations?

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How to Prepare Transportation for Holiday Returns

PLS Logistics

The holiday season is upon us, and retailers must be prepared to avoid seasonal challenges. Return rates have amplified as the percentage of internet sales continues to develop. Only 20% of shoppers like to have a carrier pick up a package from their home.