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Optimizing Gross Margin over Continously Cleansed Data
Imperfect product data can erode your gross margin, frustrate both your customers and your employees, and slow new sales opportunities. The proven safeguards

inventory contribution margin  Improve your customer loyalty Inventory Management and Warehousing Save labor in processing incorrect shipments Reduce cost due to fewer inaccuracies about product shipped Reduce time spent correcting errors Increase productivity of purchasing, demand planning and logistics by reducing bad data Other Operational Benefits No Duplicate Items in your Item Master Consolidation of multiple Item Masters into one as you acquire other companies Save time by dramatically reducing manual input of product data Read More
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Help Desk is an application for assisting and managing calls for support from computer users. It also includes computer and software inventory tracking along with technical support knowledge bas...
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Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective
Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of

inventory contribution margin  lower revenue and excess inventory buildup that needs to be later discounted or written off as obsolete inventory. These factors make understanding the value equation and the elasticity of products fundamental to effective pricing strategy. (Elasticity is defined as the volume change given a 1% price change.) However, most companies do not have sufficient information about the real demand elasticity of their products and thereby continue to struggle with identifying and isolating segments with differing p Read More
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical

inventory contribution margin  However, that can increase inventory levels at the store, in the truck, at the distribution center (DC), on the boat, or in the factory. Excess inventory often then needs to be marked down, and lower margins from markdown sale items can greatly reduce profits and wipe out the cost reductions achieved in transportation. Instead, retailers that Act Vertical track their supply chain performance according to “net-realized-margin,” which takes into account the total profitability and total landed costs of Read More
Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also

inventory contribution margin  are optimized to control inventory reduction over a specified period of time, while maximizing margin contribution for the relevant items; RAPS Advanced Export offers retailers the ability to prioritize, limit and export the most effective price changes available to stores based on margin contribution, revenue or correlation to the retailer’s price strategy. This module also enables the retailer to designate minimum or maximize price change amounts and control price change frequency; and RAPS Shopper Read More
How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

inventory contribution margin  introduction (NPI), capacity planning, inventory management, supplier collaboration, demand collaboration/collaborative planning, forecasting & replenishment  (CPFR), CTP, clear to build, line of balance, expiry data analysis, alternate sourcing, yield analysis, part substitution, inventory allocation, etc.In other words, Kinaxis RapidResponse is closer in functional scope to SAP APO or JDA Planner than to SAP SCRM by ICON (and Oracle Rapid Planner for that matter). Basically, Kinaxis plays in both the A Read More
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Three: Business Case for Inventory Optimization Solutions
Inventory Optimization software recognizes that different industries have different inventory profiles and requirements. Research has indicated that solutions

inventory contribution margin  Three: Business Case for Inventory Optimization Solutions The Case for an Inventory Optimization Solution Inventory Optimization solutions allow an organization to achieve a balance between the most efficient investment in inventory and highest customer service levels. One such misconception is that existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can handle inventory management adequately. For small distributors not working in complex environments, this may be true. Most ERP systems do count and Read More
The Top Nine Inventory Management Mistakes: Worst Practices and How to Turn Them Around
Every distributor and manufacturer can find ways to optimize processes. But there are key challenges to infusing efficiency and profitability into your

inventory contribution margin  Top Nine Inventory Management Mistakes: Worst Practices and How to Turn Them Around Every distributor and manufacturer can find ways to optimize processes. But there are key challenges to infusing efficiency and profitability into your established inventory management practices. Learn about common challenges and roadblocks to converting inventory from cost to competitive advantage—and learn from the nine “worst practices” that can help you benchmark your current inventory management strategy. Read More
Fixed Asset Inventory: A Guide to Getting Started
Implementing a fixed asset inventory solution and performing proper accounting of assets can save time and money, reduce theft, improve planning and budgeting

inventory contribution margin  Implementing a fixed asset inventory solution and performing proper accounting of assets can save time and money, reduce theft, improve planning and budgeting, eliminate “ghost assets,” and help an organization recover after a natural disaster. However, the importance of tracking and managing fixed assets such as land, buildings, transportation, and manufacturing equipment is often overlooked. This white paper discusses best practices for fixed asset inventory management and suggests tips for Read More
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 contribution margin  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
Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs
Your company's success is not only dependent on sales, but also on your company's ability to say,

inventory contribution margin  Containing Your Warehousing Costs Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs Featured Author - Ren Jones - November 26, 2005 Originally published - November 15, 2003 Inaccurate Inventory Costs Plenty What asset do you have that is more valuable than your people? Inventory! Without it what business would your company be in? Year after year we try to get a handle on this thing called inventory. We select the weekend, we order lunch, we discuss who Read More
The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers
General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers that are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the dimensional inventory, chemical

inventory contribution margin  metal products means that inventory information is critical, and only those experienced with the operations of metal service centers understand that their unique business requirements demand distinct software that can concurrently handle and track several inventory item attributes or specifications, such as heat, dimension (width, length, gauge), form, diameter, shape, grade, grain direction/texture, density, and more. The system must also be able to record and evaluate detailed information on chemical, Read More
Adexa Collaborative Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planner
Business plans need to be built on a foundation of solid intelligence: knowing what’s coming means you can plan responses proactively. Thus, in order to build a

inventory contribution margin  Collaborative Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planner Business plans need to be built on a foundation of solid intelligence: knowing what’s coming means you can plan responses proactively. Thus, in order to build a solid sales and operations plan, constraints through the entire supply chain need to be considered. Improving operational efficiency requires that you have the right inventory, in the right quantity, at the right time. Read More
Challenges and Future Plans of a Product Inventory Disposition Vendor
Despite FreeFlow's success at helping organizations regain some margin of profitability for excess inventory, the company still strives for expansion and

inventory contribution margin  Plans of a Product Inventory Disposition Vendor A product inventory disposition vendor that offers online auction portals where companies can sell their at-risk and excess inventory, FreeFlow aims to help companies improve their product life cycle profitability. The vendor also offers a comprehensive, inventory asset management suite to meet the needs of its customers. Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow Room for Expansion and Improvement Remains As seen thus far, FreeFlow's Internet-based bidding Read More
Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?
In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The

inventory contribution margin  Cost Down through Better Inventory Management? In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing , with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to focus on cost reduction with better or best inventory Read More
Product Value Assessment and Monitoring: Delivering a Substantial Margin Advantage
Research shows that companies implementing product portfolio management (PPM) solutions achieve greater success in profitability because of their ability to

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