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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
reduce inventory holdings, increase inventory turns and 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
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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
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on Advanced Inventory Management In today's fast moving global marketplace, innovative companies are using their inventory to gain the competitive edge. Rather than manage inventory at the facility or company level, enterprising companies are using network-based inventory management software, which allows them to position their inventory where it is most needed and can provide the most profitability. By distributing inventory in its most advantageous positions, companies are able to achieve a
Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?
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Inventory Management Technology Strategies for Distribution
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Achieving Effective Inventory Management
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USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place
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