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Fixed Asset Inventory Best Practices
Asset management cannot be successfully implemented by your accounting department alone (or any other single department). That’s why you should be on top of

inventory controls  Asset Inventory Best Practices Asset management cannot be successfully implemented by your accounting department alone (or any other single department). That’s why you should be on top of today’s asset management climate and the tools available to improve controls. Learn about approaches that are getting results, and find out what doesn’t work (and why). Finally, get the lowdown on best practices which have proved both effective and durable. Read More

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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized

inventory controls  absorption costing approach to inventory valuation in which variable costs and a portion of fixed costs are assigned to each unit of production (whereas the fixed costs are usually allocated to units of output on the basis of direct labor hours, machine hours, or material costs). Leveled Production Leveled production , known in Japanese as heijunka , involves producing products in a specific uniform cycle to overcome the queuing and line stoppage problems associated with traditional manufacturing and to Read More
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 controls  rethink their approaches to inventory management. While some industry leaders are demonstrating winning strategies and practices, industry laggards are now facing such problems as: Insufficient controls Excessive costs Strained customer service levels Today's laggards, however, have an opportunity to enhance operations—and even position themselves for success in the inevitable economic recovery. As leading distributors have discovered, new strategies and systems associated with advanced inventory 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)

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Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry
In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited

inventory controls  the right level of inventory to meet both production requirements and customer service is always a challenge. As indicated earlier, sales forecasting (and ultimately the estimation of demand) in the food and beverage industries is highly dynamic, affected by price changes, promotions, seasonality, and many external factors. Effective demand planning is necessary to optimize manufacturing and distribution asset utilization; reduce the cost of finished goods inventory; and promote high customer service Read More
Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow
FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique

inventory controls  into an Inventory Free Flow The convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace may be the answer to a company's end-of-lifecycle (EOL) inventory ills. Entering their products into an online auction portal, companies can sell off their excess inventory to the highest bidder, and buyers can purchase needed items for a steal. Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory? Given that one man's challenge often presents another man's opportunity, this brings us again to FreeFlow ( Read More
Establishing Standards for Automotive Inventory Visibility and Interoperability
As globalization, competition, and downward price pressures show no signs of easing, lean manufacturing—matching supply to demand, eliminating waste, and

inventory controls  Standards for Automotive Inventory Visibility and Interoperability As globalization, competition, and downward price pressures show no signs of easing, lean manufacturing—matching supply to demand, eliminating waste, and streamlining operations—still holds great promise for automotive suppliers to meet this challenges. Read More
Collier Mosquito Control District Controls Fixed Assets with Sage Fixed Assets Government Edition


inventory controls  Mosquito Control District Controls Fixed Assets with Sage Fixed Assets Government Edition Read More
Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts
The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these

inventory controls  replacement parts management has inventory optimization at its core that determines the best way to stock inventory across the supply chain to maximize service levels while minimizing investment. In other words, the basic goal is to maintain the optimal placement of resources, including parts, tools, and service technicians, across service regions to meet service level agreement (SLA) commitments at the lowest possible cost. These spare parts planning systems provide the means to define and implement a 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 controls  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
Effective Inventory Analysis: the 5 Key Measurements
The white paper effective inventory analysis isolates and walks you through five simple measurements that will help you ensure you are maximizing t...

inventory controls  Inventory Analysis: the 5 Key Measurements As a distributor or manufacturer, how do you stack up when it comes to monitoring the performance of one of your largest investments: your inventory? Computer-generated reports can be more of a hindrance than a help—many systems produce so many reports, you can drown in them. Measurements that evaluate inventory performance? There are literally hundreds of them, so which ones tell you what you really need to know? The white paper Effective Inventory 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 controls  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
APICS 2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy
The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory

inventory controls  Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory in a changing economy. As inventory is a challenging issue for all types of manufacturing organizations, regardless of industry. If an organization can manage its inventory without losing focus on demand and where its dollars are being spent, it may achieve its inventory objectives. Gary Read More
As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS

inventory controls  the warehouse; and the inventory optimization capabilities within the warehouse, by linking sales from each store to the planning and forecasting cycles. Exposition Hall This year's APICS exhibition did not have many vendors, but those present were from diverse industry verticals. We already knew of some of the vendors, but others were new. The solution offerings ranged from inventory management, forecasting, advanced planning and scheduling (APS), transportation and warehouse management, inventory Read More
Case Study: Powers Controls


inventory controls  Study: Powers Controls Read More

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