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Taking Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success
While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how

inventory visibility  Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how to reduce them, it is important to understand the role that inventory plays in the dynamics of plant operations. This paper focuses on inventory inside the plant—from receipt of parts and materials to shipment of finished products—to help you safely reduce your inventory. BE Read More

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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 visibility  implementation and the subsequent inventory optimization process. Extending the depth of visibility across the extended enterprise to ultimately enable better Distribution Replenishment Planning decisions, eliminating the conventional rules of thumb that result in the speculative figures traditionally used to set inventory targets. Enabling all members of the business ecosystem with the necessary technological capabilities. Addressing these challenges requires a tightly integrated approach that Read More
Grocery Chain Gains Productivity and Information Visibility for Better Inventory Control


inventory visibility  Information Visibility for Better Inventory Control 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 visibility  and demand trends. Non-Stock Inventory Visibility —This lets the distributor track items that are not part of normal inventory—ones typically ordered to complete a customer order. Whether the items are moved, shipped, released back to the supplier, or made available for selling to someone else, they need to be tracked—by quantity and location—like normal inventory. Multi-Location Visibility —This enables the distributor to identify available inventories within its own network of warehouses, Read More
Newman Technology Cuts Inventory Costs by 25 Percent; Achieves 98 Percent Inventory Accuracy
Newman Technology was using a paper trail system to manage a lot of traffic, and realized that it needed a modern-day solution for production accuracy and

inventory visibility  Percent; Achieves 98 Percent Inventory Accuracy Newman Technology was using a paper trail system to manage a lot of traffic, and realized that it needed a modern-day solution for production accuracy and accountability. It needed a robust tool and disciplined processes for managing its inventory, purchase orders, and accounts receivables. Learn how Newman Technology improved its communication with suppliers and gained visibility into suppliers’ operations. Read More
Maple Leaf Farms Improves Inventory Control with WMS
As one of North America’s premier producers of duck products, Maple Leaf Farms knew the importance of delivering fresh, quality goods to its customers. But in

inventory visibility  Leaf Farms Improves Inventory Control with WMS Maple Leaf Farms Improves Inventory Control with WMS If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. VAI is an award winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Founded in 1978, VAI is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with branch offices in Florida, California and Illinois. In conjunction with IBM, the company designs customer driven enterprise management soft Read More
Inventory Optimization: A Technique for Improving Operational Inventory Targets
To boost efficiency, run leaner, and drive down the cost of supply, many organizations are exploring inventory optimization—a technique for improving

inventory visibility  Technique for Improving Operational Inventory Targets To boost efficiency, run leaner, and drive down the cost of supply, many organizations are exploring inventory optimization—a technique for improving operational inventory targets to address the realities of today’s highly complex, ever-evolving global supply chains. This paper examines how the stochastic multistage, multi-inventory model supports inventory optimization. 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 visibility  the (Excess) Inventory Flow! The conundrum of inventory management and the notion of inventory as a necessary evil (or the asset versus liability dilemma) have long been haunting and bedazzling operations and financial and accounting managers. It is a well-known fact that managing inventory risk is about managing the cost of maintaining unnecessarily high levels of inventory against the risk of running out of stock at a crucial moment of truth (MOT) when a customer actually wants something. In a Read More
Six Steps to Effective Inventory Management
You can take two approaches to inventory management: assume it’s a necessary evil and implement an inventory reduction program when cash gets tight, or put an

inventory visibility  Steps to Effective Inventory Management You can take two approaches to inventory management: assume it’s a necessary evil and implement an inventory reduction program when cash gets tight, or put an active inventory management process in place, and continually improve the business results. Learn how to view inventory as cash that can be invested in other ways: move from reactive inventory management to lean and active inventory management in six easy steps. 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 visibility  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
Inventory and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points
While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory

inventory visibility  Understanding Decoupling Points While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory according to decoupling theory is the most effective approach to reducing (the wrong kinds of) inventory without damaging service level—without increasing the risk of shortages that disrupt production (components and materials) and hurt customer service (finished goods). Read more. 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 visibility  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
SAP to Acquire Inventory Optimization Vendor SmartOps
SAP announced on Friday evening its intention to (finally) acquire SmartOps, a move much anticipated for some time. The most enduring mystery about this is not

inventory visibility  to Acquire Inventory Optimization Vendor SmartOps SAP  announced on Friday evening its intention to (finally) acquire SmartOps , a move much anticipated for some time. The most enduring mystery about this is not that it happened, or why, but why SAP waited so long to make the move. SmartOps had established a leading position in the inventory optimization space, and had obviously formed a very close relationship with SAP, who realized long ago that SmartOps fulfilled a very real supplementary inventory Read More
Achieving Effective Inventory Management with Dynamics GP and RockySoft
Looking for a way to maximize the productivity and profitability of your inventory investment? Although good inventory management software is one key to an

inventory visibility  Effective Inventory Management with Dynamics GP and RockySoft Looking for a way to maximize the productivity and profitability of your inventory investment? Although good inventory management software is one key to an effective inventory management program, it must be implemented by a team that thoroughly understands the distributor’s needs and challenges. Learn about two solutions that, when combined, can lead you toward the goal of achieving effective inventory management. Read More

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