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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 costs  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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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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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 costs  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 costs  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
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 holding costs  chains. Small changes in inventory levels can make a huge impact on the profit and loss of an organization. Forecasting becomes critical, but the more complex the supply chain, the more difficult it is to achieve accurate forecasting. Fifty years ago, companies focused on making distribution and manufacturing more efficient because everything purchased or made could be sold. Today the picture is different. In many cases, production is much greater than demand and the customer has taken control of the 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 holding costs  formulas that limit one's inventory management capabilities. It's now critical to make purchasing decisions based on factors such as lead times, safety stock days, and sales histories. Instead of simply reordering when a stock falls to its minimum level (or holding steady when a maximum stock threshold is reached), distributors need to be able to analyze demand trends and patterns, identify inventories in multiple locations (including in-transit shipments), and make stocking decisions based on an optimal Read More
Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies
Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling

inventory holding costs  Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line. Understand how supply chain functions such as demand and inventory planning can positively impact your company. Read More
Lowering Your IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
New versions of database software and operating systems (OSs) come out regularly. In the past, upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has

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Managing Mountains of Inventory Data, Hexion Ensures Sustainable Growth and Profits
For thermosetting resins producer Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency

inventory holding costs  Mountains of Inventory Data, Hexion Ensures Sustainable Growth and Profits For thermosetting resins producer Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency challenges. Hexion needed better supply chain management—the key to sustaining growth and profits. In adopting Zemeter solutions, Hexion reduced inventory by more than 20 percent and increased margins—exactly what Hexion needed to stay competitive on a global scale Read More
Inventory (Out of) Control
In a market as competitive as the chemicals industry, providing high quality products to clients quickly and efficiently while meeting the rigorous regulations

inventory holding costs  add business-wide visibility to inventory control and reduce costly downtime. Read More
Co-sourcing Helps Companies to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiencies
In the ever-changing economy, organizations looking to cut costs and drive innovation are turning to co-sourcing as a cost-effective and less risky alternative

inventory holding costs  partial outsourcing,cosourcing,in-house internal audit,new approach in outsourcing,it consulting expert,allied worldwide,ethical co-sourcing,internal auditing,it management outsourcing,it infrastructure,strategic sourcing Read More
Active RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking

inventory holding costs  for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking and inventory management in retail supply chain or manufacturing or service units depended heavily on manual scanning of bar code printed on each item at every strategic point. This white paper focuses on details of RFID technology and how you can automate asset tracking and inventory management of your 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 holding costs  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
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to

inventory holding costs  ERP,enterprise resource planning,Epicor,medical device manufacturer,lean techniques,process improvement,manufacturing Read More
WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory
Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has

inventory holding costs  life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also a more efficient operation. Read More
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