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19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory
It takes $2,500 in new sales to make up $100 in lost inventory, assuming a 4 percent return. Keeping an orderly warehouse with up-to-date processes and informed

inventory form  improper processes will cause inventory problems throughout the year and will lead to problems during the annual physical. Your people need to know what processes to follow; however, we know your people are not going to consult a training manual every time they encounter a problem so develop Cheat Sheets that are brief references showing how to troubleshoot problems. (See figure 1) Figure 1: Cheat Sheet Step 3: Develop and use stock check cards. Whether you have an automated or a manual system, your

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Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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How Inventory Optimization Can Increase Your Profitability


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inventory form  replenishment The expected demand, inventory storage method, existing stock levels and the physical supply network form calculable situations whereby replenishment suggestions can be made by an inventory control system. These suggestions are available online for evaluation and can be integrated directly into the core ERP system to enable automatic entry onto purchase orders. Accuracy is one of the most critical factors when it comes to inventory control. For example, faulty lead-time figures in inventory Read More

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 the inventory and dollars flying out the door. There should be smarter ways of handling this problem.

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Click Commerce Helps Aviall Optimize Their Service Supply Chain and Reduce Excess Inventory


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Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon


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Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies


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