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Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply

costs in inventory  fewer expedites will keep costs in check Identifying service risk items before stock outs occur Improving supplier management lowers expedite costs, product holding costs and shortages with fewer disruptions The primary function of an Inventory Optimization solution is to allow companies to effectively fulfi ll demand and identify how to gain additional profi ts from their inventories. Value-added Benefi ts The system can be applied to take advantage of company strategies. This involves a shift from poi

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