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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

inventory holding cost  improve customer fulfillment. Introduction Inventory takes many forms, ranging from raw materials to fi nished goods. While holding large amounts of inventory enables a company to be responsive to fl uctuations in customer demand, the associated costs can be excessive. In order to operate in a lean environment at maximum effi ciency levels, companies must minimize all unnecessary expenses, including those associated with production and storage of inventories. Inventory control is typically a key aspect Read More...
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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 holding cost  sells. In other words, inventory is anything holding up operating funds. The main objective of a supply chain is to have the right inventory, at the right time, at the right location with the right quantity. To achieve this objective, it’s key to have a proper inventory management process in place within the organization. There are numerous ways to achieve this without driving up the cost of operations or the cost of inventory. Most importantly, such strategies will help the organization reduce the 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

inventory holding cost  for American Production and Inventory Control Society , but recently renamed the Association for Operations Management ) defines carrying cost as follows: The cost of holding inventory, usually defined as a percentage of the dollar value of inventory per unit of time (generally one year). Carrying cost depends mainly on the cost of capital invested as well as such costs of maintaining the inventory as taxes (based on the value of inventory on hand at a particular time) and insurance, obsolescence, 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 holding cost  to maintain a separate inventory balance for an item in each bin location. Rather than reporting that 140 pieces of a model A100 widget are in a specific warehouse, the Sage MAS 500 distribution suite can maintain the following bin balances: 30 pieces of the item in bin C1-210-4. 90 pieces in surplus location X4-350-2 20 pieces in holding bin H234 waiting for inspection Employees can keep better track of the stock inventory and save time locating available stock in the warehouse when they know Read More...
How Inventory Optimization Can Increase Your Profitability
One of the largest expenses for distributors and wholesalers is stock. Many have difficulty finding the perfect balance between ensuring products are available

inventory holding cost  of Inventory , Warehouse Inventory Optimization . One of the largest capital expenses for many distributors and wholesalers is stock. Finding the balance between ensuring products are available when customers need them and not holding too much, is business critical. However, most companies make these decisions without looking at the full picture. The critical point is accuracy. In order to get accurate forecasting the statistical forecast figures have to be based on requested demand rather than delivery Read More...
Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting
During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT

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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 holding cost  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...
Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service
Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance

inventory holding cost  Print Shop Desktop Telecom Inventory           Maintenance Provider(s)           Tenure of Provider(s)           Annual Contract Value           Annual T & M Cost (if any)           Contract Term           Contract Exp. Date           Contract Terms & Conditions           Service Levels           Most of the table's data items are self explanatory, but a few warrant description. The inventory data in this view would consist of some high level numbers such as Read More...
Grocery Chain Gains Productivity and Information Visibility for Better Inventory Control


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Furniture Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS
Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in

inventory holding cost  Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing. Read More...
Inventory Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash
In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. In fact, CEO's and CFO's

inventory holding cost  a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. According to Harold Geneen, the legendary financial genius and former chairman of ITT, all the problems of business end up in inventory. Most knowledgeable executives would agree with Geneen. In fact, CEO's and CFO's believe that their companies consistently carry 25 to 40 percent or more inventory than is needed. Assess Your Capabilities Ask your material planning and operations team to answer the following four questions. Read More...
The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing
Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant

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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 holding cost  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...
Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions
To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods

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