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.

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

When I went through the training to learn the new software, I struggled. 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. Inventory management is a hot issue.

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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. Inventory is both. It takes training.

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 is Inventory Shrinkage?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Shrinkage article and permission to publish here provided by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. There are many terms for inventory shrinkage: warehouse shrinkage, product shrinkage, loss of product.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part one)

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Managing versus controlling inventory. Inventory management best practices.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

Kinaxis

Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. Reason #10: Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff. A bad decision can result in missed orders, significant inventory, or scrapped materials. Don’t want training and aren’t interested in learning.

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

Cerasis

Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. From these lessons you will learn to plan supply chains that enhance inventory network benefit, build and amplify production network coordination and joint effort, identify dangers and configuration hazard relief systems, explore production, purchasing, and distribution methodologies for a worldwide environment.

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Improving inventory management

EFT

What’s more plenty on the retail side have found themselves with held inventory but it suddenly locked away in stores that people could no longer frequent, browse and shop from. In his opinion the way you do that is “By putting inventory close to customers.

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. This included monthly reviews between business units and central operations teams and adaptive inventory segmentation policies.

Online Leadership Training

LeanCor

A Preview of LeanCor’s Online Leadership Training. The popularity of online leadership training is skyrocketing. Many companies are discovering the benefits of using online leadership training to help team members boost their knowledge and add cross-functional value to the organization.

Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Cerasis

As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. It catalyzed brick-and-mortar retailers to offer online shopping opportunities, which require much more than manual inventory management practices. Ease of use and training requirements.

Inventory Optimisation for Greater Inventory Control

Unleashed

The biggest challenge of inventory control is getting the balance right, to meet the challenge of matching supply volumes to customer demand and with any good enterprise or activity, it usually pays to start with the basics. Inventory optimisation basics. Unique, short and unmistakable numbers for inventory items. An accurate beginning counts of all inventory stock. Software to track inventory activity in real time. Robust inventory control policies.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations.

What to Know Before Implementing a New Inventory Management System

DSI

Optimizing inventory movement is key to improving success. A full inventory management solution switch-over has remarkable potential to transform businesses. warehouse of the future inventory mangement end-to-end visibility

Management Training Program

LeanCor

4 Basic Leadership Practices – Effective Management Training Program . Most companies offer a management training program that will help a leader to inspire their team and not dictate. Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture – Online Lean Training Course.

Practicing Social Distancing while Keeping Inventory Moving during COVID-19 pandemic

PINC

live/drop, type of inventory, type of equipment, load status, etc.). We would like to add to West’s point that It’s also imperative that trailers, containers, and inventory are tracked not just over the road but also while these assets are parked at facilities across the U.S.A. .

3 Inventory Control Techniques to Improve and Maintain Inventory Accuracy

Unleashed

Inventory accuracy is vital to an organisation’s long-term success. Profits depend on the sale of inventory stock and if you don’t know what or how much you are selling then you could be missing an opportunity to maximise sales. Having poor and inaccurate inventory control can be costly because it causes issues such as unplanned stock-outs, the shipping of wrong products to customers, wasted resources trying to locate misplaced items and inventory shrinkage.

Go All-in with Hands-on Training at Explore 2020

QAD

What’s more, QAD subject matter experts will lead on-site, hands-on training courses—helping you discover how QAD Adaptive Applications can address your specific business needs. The post Go All-in with Hands-on Training at Explore 2020 appeared first on QAD Blog.

Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, I have been hard at work on a report on multi-tier inventory optimization for the last two weeks. In the research for the inventory optimization and the S&OP reports, I find a handful of VERY experienced SAP clients doing codevelopment with the SAP IBP product.

Is your inventory manager a firefighter or an air traffic controller?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar This is the second blog in my series on Inventory Management. You can find the first one ‘ Are you getting the most out of your inventory management process? Managing inventory can be a challenging job! Inventory managers have to balance multiple conflicting priorities, support multiple internal and external customers, and are typically responsible for millions of dollars spread across multiple sites. Who manages inventory at your company?

22 warehouse pros share the biggest mistakes made with inventory management (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

Managing warehouse inventory, on its face, seems a simple concept: Keep enough stock on hand to fulfill orders, but not so much stock that your warehouse is filled to the brim with inventory that won’t move for months (or years).

To Infinity and Beyond! Breakthrough Training Principles to Create a World Class Team!

Supply Chain Game Changer

They required a substantial time commitment to do the training required. The Training Journey Begins! The tone set at the beginning of the training session was humbling and bordered on demoralizing. The Trainer then began what would be several months of intense training.

Causes of Inventory Discrepancy in Your Stocktaking

Unleashed

An inventory discrepancy happens when the actual on-hand inventory stock is different from the item quantity recorded in an inventory system. Frequent causes of inventory discrepancy. Most inventory discrepancies are caused by human error or flaws in inventory control procedures. They can vary from shrinkage through to theft, misplaced stock to simply by placing inventory stock in the wrong location. Read more about inventory shrinkage.

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management. This inventory builds.

The Growth of Inventory Management

Unleashed

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. Inventory management specialists claim that a mere two drones can replace the work output of 100 people, which is quite impressive indeed.

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.

Retail Inventory Shrinkage Remains a Problem

Enterra Insights

For the last few years, inventory shrinkage has annually cost U.S. ” Regardless of how inventory is lost, shrinkage costs retailers a lot of money. To reduce shrinkage, retailers need to have a strategy to address each of the ways inventory can be lost. Inventory shrinkage strategies. Addressing inventory shrinkage begins with inventory management. Trujillo explains, “Take the plunge and invest in an inventory management system.

Centralised Inventory Management: Is it right for you?

Unleashed

Inventory management is a game changer when it comes to retail profitability. When your inventory is managed well, other parts of your business reap the benefits. However, the importance of inventory management isn’t always appreciated and can be overlooked by business owners. This is interesting because, from a financial point of view, inventory is one of your greatest assets. If you overstock your inventory, this becomes a liability.

Inventory Management Mistakes: What Supply Chain Leaders and Managers Need to Know

Veridian Solutions

Inventory management mistakes constitute a significant cost contributor in today’s supply chains. According to Rod Daugherty of Manufacturing.net , the costliest problem is due in large part to poor inventory visibility and planning. Failure to understand inventory needs.

What is Web Based Inventory Management Software?

EMERGE App

You run a lean business model with minimal overheads and using web-based inventory management software plays a big part in this. And you expect the same standard for inventory management software. What to Expect from Web-Based Inventory Management Software. Introduction.

10 Inventory Management Hacks You Can Do in 10 Days

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations.

Continuous Improvement Training: The Current State of Mind

LeanCor

By: Clint McCrystal – Training and Development Manager. As a team member in our organization focused on the training and development of our operations team members, I have had the opportunity to lead several sessions focused on problem solving and continuous improvement training.

Trains, Planes and Two Essential Elements of a Strategic Supply Chain Management Program

Supply Chain Nation

However, in order to strategically manage the supply and demand, inventory, transportation and other critical aspects of a company’s operations, it is important to have the knowledge and skill sets available within the organization. Studies confirm that untrained or poorly trained users will cost significantly more to support than well-trained users. Cloud Services Supply Chain Supply Chain Management JDA Software jdasoftware Supply Chain Training

Excess and Obsolete Inventory: You’re All Responsible for It!

NC State SCRC

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its first ever “Executive Roundtable on Excess and Obsolete Inventory” on the NC State campus on October 25, 2017. Executives need to deal with inventory issues as they arise! Measure life cycle inventory cost.