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95% of FMCG retailers say inventory optimisation is top priority for 2021

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Symphony RetailAI, the provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, has announced findings from its Category Planning & Assortment Optimisation Executive Survey, conducted in partnership with Incisiv.

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Inventory Everywhere, But Not the Right Product to Ship

Supply Chain Shaman

Bloated inventories. Despite investments in planning, today, industries hold 28 more days of inventory than in 2004. The larger the number of days of inventory, the greater the cash drag.) Changes in Inventory Year-end inventory values by industry from Y Charts.

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Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization vs Inventory Optimization

ToolsGroup

Now consider that by not optimizing your inventory from a global vantage point you may be creating, if not outright chaos, a much less efficient network than you could have. There are many pieces of the modern manufacturing supply chain. The basic approach to inventory optimization.

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Gain a Leading Edge in Inventory Management through Digital Transformation

DELMIA Quintiq

An increasing lineup of advanced digital solutions have given manufacturers the edge to transform and achieve better inventory control. The manufacturing industry is constantly searching for new and inventive ways to improve inventory management.

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Digital Transformation: Why You Can’t Afford to Wait

This playbook offers manufacturers a realistic and viable guide to balancing immediate needs with future-focused strategy.

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How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. It then uses this model to understand the impact of demand forecasting on inventory.

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Inventory Control in Manufacturing: 7 Strategies to Maximize Service Levels and Profit Amid Disruption

ToolsGroup

Like most industries, manufacturers around the world are feeling the pinch of inventory disruption brought on by shortages and other supply chain challenges. But manufacturers are unique. What is Manufacturing Inventory Control?

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How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing. Data availability and advanced analytics are also shaping the industry by providing new insights into efficient manufacturing processes. It then uses this model to understand the impact of demand forecasting on inventory.

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How manufacturers and distributors can improve inventory management

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Complete halts result in backlogs and delays, which will impact warehouses and more importantly, their inventory management. Inventory takes many forms, ranging from raw materials to finished goods. This means that some inventory should be on hand to satisfy service levels.

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Inventory and Inflation

Enterra Insights

The irony of excess inventory. Reporters from Bloomberg explain, “A nationwide inventory glut has led to unexpected bargains for U.S. Excess inventory was also caused by the Bullwhip Effect. ” Optimizing inventory. trillion because of mismanaged inventory.”[7]

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How to Tackle Today's Most Complex Inventory Challenges

Speaker: Andrew Kurpiel - AmerCareRoyal | Bill Benton - GAINS | Paul Benhamou - Benco Dental

Join three supply chain experts as they share their best practices and effective strategies for facing today’s most complex inventory challenges.

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Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

I was moving from a position where I led a manufacturing operation to being a part of a team to design supply chain software to improve planning decisions. I was moving from the world of manufacturing to a new world of software. The technology world moves at a quicker pace than the world of manufacturing and distribution. The impact of complexity on inventory is not quick. To help, today I want to share some of the insights from our recent Inventory Optimization study.

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AI Creates an Efficient Inventory Management System

All Things Supply Chain

Effective inventory management can be an invaluable asset for any organization. With the right management system, a business can improve inventory visibility, optimize its supply chain and navigate shortages.

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How AI is transforming manufacturing Part 2: Inventory management

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers have incurred significant financial losses due to supply chain disruptions and the subsequent inventory management challenges. Inventory management in the supply chain. Raw materials, work in progress, and completed items are the three primary forms of inventories.

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How Intelligent Planning Helps Manufacturers Manage Inventory and Reduce Waste

Supply Chain Brain

Years of pandemic-era supply chain disruptions and volatile consumer demand have created inventory challenges. Intelligent planning can help

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Enabling Assurance of Supply in the Global Marketplace

Speaker: Adrian Gonzalez, Tom Nightingale, and Martin Verwijmeren

Watch this insightful conversation about enabling assurance of supply in the global marketplace to better balance inventory and control costs.

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Planning to Win: Optimizing Inventory to Meet Business Objectives

ToolsGroup

Optimization is peak efficiency, using the perfect balance of inventory and resources to service customer demand without incurring any unnecessary costs or waste. Optimizing is meaningless without an inventory optimization objective. What’s Wrong with ABC Inventory Classification ’ .

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Optimization and Execution: How Manufacturing can lead the Industry Renaissance

DELMIA Quintiq

Global manufacturing today faces significant operational challenges. How should manufacturers adapt to meet the challenges and shift from product-centric to customer-centric operations? Manufacturers that execute without having a realistic plan are working blindly.

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Inventory Management vs. Warehouse Management

The Logistics of Logistics

Inventory Management vs. Warehouse Management. Original article: Inventory Management vs. Warehouse Management. That may be because a company might already have an inventory system and wonders what additional capabilities they will get with a new WMS.

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Trends 2022: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

The manufacturing sector covers such a broad spectrum of products and processes that any discussion about industry trends must take place at a very high level. One of the megatrends that has been driving manufacturing for over a decade is digitization. Manufacturing Trends.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

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Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage. Inventory is both. Inventory management is a complex subject.

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The role of inventory management and inventory optimization in ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Inventory management is important because it provides a buffer to balance out the uncertainties between demand and supply. However, while it can be viewed positively, holding inventory also creates problems. The role of inventory management. Inventory optimization.

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Going Digital for Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

However if your company needs to reduce manufacturing lead times, streamline inventories, boost efficiency, make the right promises to your customers, and all of this at the same time, you need to challenge this status quo. “I do not need a Production Scheduling solution!”.

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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. In the final part of my inventory management best practices series, I take a look at some additional practices that are important, or even crucial , to successful supply chain efforts.

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How Digital Mobile Inventory Modernizes Food Manufacturing

RFgen

Food and beverage manufacturers face new FDA traceability regulations and consumer expectations. End-to-end supply chain traceability is achievable through mobile inventory solutions and barcoding. Despite this, some food and beverage manufacturers continue to be slow to adopt.

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Inventory Planning Becomes More Interesting

The Smart Software

Just-In-Time (JIT) ensures that a manufacturer produces only the necessary amount, and many companies ignore the risks inherent in reducing inventories. So how can you execute a real-world plan for JIT inventory amidst all this risk and uncertainty?

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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.” ” I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. Inventory is the culmination of many business decisions. The Inventory Management Journey.

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Better Inventory Management Requires International Suppliers To Step Up to Digital Transformation and Collaboration

Logistics Viewpoints

While consumers may see some short-term benefit in the form of discounted goods, many retailers have had to reset investor expectations , reflecting the expected hit on margins from carrying so much inventory. Inventory management is challenging enough in normal times.

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The Manufacturers Health Check: Firms Holding Double the Stock Amidst ‘Inventory Crisis’

Unleashed

New manufacturing data has revealed which industries and nations are leading the way in the post-pandemic economic recovery – and the tactics they’re using to beat supply chain disruption. Sector performance for UK manufacturers Of course, the overall figures only tell part of the story.

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5 Reasons for Manufacturing Production Delays!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturing Toolbox for Next Level Productivity. Manufacturing production delays can be devastating for the core business and others that rely on the manufactured products for their own processes. This will save them assembly time which can reduce manufacturing delays.

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Seasonal Inventory and 7 Ways to Manage It Effectively

ToolsGroup

More than ever, seasonal inventory needs to be carefully accounted for during the demand forecasting and inventory planning process , ensuring right-sized inventory that can meet customer expectations while limiting the spend and use of working capital. Optimize Your Inventory.

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Top 10 2020 Manufacturing Trends

IQMS

Bottom Line: 2020 manufacturing trends are driven by manufacturers’ strong confidence in their ability to deliver high-quality products that earn repeat orders while delivering excellent customer experiences. Sustainability is manufacturing’s greatest inflection point of 2020.

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Best Inventory Management Software for Your Business: Key Features & Considerations

Unleashed

Choosing the best inventory management software isn’t easy. This guide is designed to inform you which features are most important, the best time to invest in inventory software, and the costs you can expect to pay. Real-time inventory tracking. Multi-channel inventory tracking.

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Multi-echelon inventory optimization vs inventory optimization

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts. Microsoft and I collaborated on a blog introducing the basic concept of MEIO, comparing it with Inventory Optimization. Now consider that by not optimizing your inventory from a global vantage point you may be creating, if not outright chaos, a much less efficient network than you could have. The basic approach to inventory optimization.

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Options for inventory planning and forecasting

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In an increasingly unpredictable world environment, practices for planning and forecasting inventory levels that worked in the past need to be reviewed. In the 1990s, APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) arose as a solution for making better decisions about inventory.

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Maximizing Inventory Efficiency Through Strategic Purchasing

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Inventory control involves the management of products and services across the supply chain, ensuring the right amount of product at the right time. Integrating purchasing and inventory control is critical for forward planning and forecasting in today’s economic climate.