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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

on inventory management  Management , Loading Up on Inventory , Year-end Inventory Process . Introduction Distributors of all kinds are now facing challenges to their survival and success as today's difficult economy puts increasing pressure on inventories. As competition intensifies, costs rise, customer expectations increase, and profit margins continue to shrink, the margin for error around inventory management has continuously narrowed. Now, wholesalers/distributors are forced to confront the dilemma associated with

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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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 challenges, combined with customer demands for product availability, can conflict with operational goals of increasing inventory turnover and minimizing costs. However, business automation software can deliver sophisticated distribution capabilities designed to help you with these important business issues.

on inventory management  service and greater returns on your inventory investment. Accurate customer forecasting is vital to a distributor's success. Two Other Elements of Forecasting Most systems base forecasts of future product demand on past usage history. The typical forecasting methods used in other distribution suites, including rolling averages and exponential smoothing, lack flexibility and may not forecast demand with the accuracy today's distributors require. Sage MAS 500, however, ensures that usage is properly Read More

Inventory Management Technology Strategies for Distribution


Inventory has been—and continues to be—the lifeblood of the distribution marketplace. While many companies are slow to adopt new strategies and technologies, a growing number of distributors are leveraging inventory practices to improve key metrics like customer retention, gross margins, and inventory turns. Read these research survey findings to find out how you can make better inventory management technology decisions.

on inventory management  conducted a research survey on inventory management technology adoption and ROI in January and February 2007 across 55 distribution companies. This study confirmed that inventory management processes and technologies are being actively re-evaluated by companies today. 69% of respondents indicated they have made or been asked to provide recommendations in the past six months to management on how to improve their inventory management technology. An overwhelming 88% of companies say they have made or been Read More

Leading Airline Improves Inventory Management


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Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment


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on inventory management  areas of the business. On the other hand, insuffi cient inventory investment can lead to inventory shortages and a failure to satisfy customer demand. A balance must be struck and maintained. The aim of inventory management is to reduce inventory holdings to the lowest point without negatively impacting availability or customer service levels. This can be done while still maximizing the business' ability to exploit economies of scale to positively impact profi tability. The aim of inventory management Read More

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