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Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

inventory carrying costs  the above definition of inventory carrying cost. However, what can be particularly annoying and hurtful is the notion of slow-moving items , or those inventory items with a low turnover. Inventory items falling in this category have relatively low rates of usage compared to the normal amount of inventory carried, and eventually become completely obsolete inventory . That is to say, the items have met the obsolescence criteria established by the organization. An example of obsolete inventory would be Read More

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Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

inventory carrying costs  effectively as possible. However, inventory is the most significant factor on their balance sheets. If they are unable to manage this factor with greater precision, they are unlikely to succeed in increasingly challenging markets. Unfortunately, this is the case with too many distributors today. Their capital is tied up in inventories that do not reflect customer demand—or they are carrying duplicate and excessive stocks in their various warehouse locations that drive up costs. They also bear the Read More
Achieving Effective Inventory Management
In today’s competitive business environment, wholesale distributors face critical factors that directly affect customer satisfaction and profit margins. These

inventory carrying costs  Goods Sold ' (Average Inventory Value X Carrying Cost %) Annual Sales Dollars Let's look at the adjusted margin of our two products:   Product A Product B Annual Sales $12,500 $12,500 Cost of Goods Sold $ 9,500 $10,000 Average Inventory Value $5,000 $2,500 Carrying Cost % 25% 25% Adjusted Margin $12,500 ' $9,500 ' ($5,000 * 0.25) $12,500  = 14% $12,500 ' $10,000 ' ($2,500 * 0.25) $12,500  = 15% It is no surprise that more and more distributors are using adjusted gross margin, rather than gross margin, Read More
Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?
Imagine the convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace where companies could sell off their inventory to the highest bidder. FreeFlow is one such business

inventory carrying costs  costs —a subset of inventory carrying costs. Storage costs include the cost of warehouse utilities, material handling personnel, equipment maintenance, building maintenance, and security personnel. The phenomenon has even introduced the notion of reverse logistics , a complete supply chain dedicated to the reverse flow of products and materials for the purpose of returns, repair, remanufacture, or recycling. Many retailers have the proverbial problem of how to move inactive, grey market stock Read More
Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

inventory carrying costs  returns on investment? Effective inventory optimization can be achieved by continually carrying out the following five activities. Since this is a continuous process, it is important to go over this list again to fine-tune inventory optimization and analyze performance. Always look for item segments that can be improved to make forecasting more accurate. Analyze performance The purpose of analyzing performance is to see how the business is doing and what can be done to improve it. It is imperative to Read More
Passive RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management
In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model.

inventory carrying costs  for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model. An electronic commerce application adds lot of value to business models and helps overall growth in the different areas of business, business management, tracking, and customer support. Customers find it’s much easier to access the products and services of a corporation through an e-commerce Read More
How to Cut Costs in the Cloud
The success or failure of spend and savings initiatives depends largely on the purchasing processes and technology platforms that support them. To ensure

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Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

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Case Study: Rowmark LLC Doubles in Size while Reducing Inventory and Customer Service
A few years ago, the top customer complaint for plastics provider Rowmark was shipping errors. For several reasons, customers weren’t receiving what they

inventory carrying costs  in Size while Reducing Inventory and Customer Service A few years ago, the top customer complaint for plastics provider Rowmark was shipping errors. For several reasons, customers weren’t receiving what they ordered. Problems were traced back to handwritten inventory labels, and manual counting and checking of orders. Learn how the company upgraded the system it already had by adding bar code labels and scanning, as well as other electronic data interchange (EDI) techniques. Read More
Lower Technology Rollout Project Costs & Time
The rapid deployment of nationwide technology rollouts requires well-defined processes, robust management skills, and a unique understanding of how to get the

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Understanding the Costs of Email Security
The three main cost factors associated with e-mail filtering solutions are solution costs, operating costs, and productivity losses. This paper aims to help the

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CSN Achieves Streamlined Order & Inventory Management, Improves Customer Service


inventory carrying costs  Achieves Streamlined Order & Inventory Management, Improves Customer Service Read More
Legal White Paper Series: The Real Costs & Risks of Email. Part I
In today’s business environment, litigation requests are inevitable, but there are tools and strategies that in-house counsel can deploy to address what’s been

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Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line
In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining

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Meet Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud
Sage recently announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor, a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise

inventory carrying costs  Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud Sage recently  announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor , a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to provide companies with a daily diagnostic of inventory, reduce time spent on forecasts, and resolve the optimal investment required to achieve target fill rates. As a cloud-based subscription service, Sage Inventory Advisor should be fast to implement and accessible via a Read More

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