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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)

safety stock  this turnover, such as safety stock or seasonal demand. Then analyze the delivery performance of suppliers, as well as their fill rates and order fulfillment times. The more accurately this can be done, the less safety stock is required, resulting in lower overall stock levels. During these processes, companies must keep in mind the core objective of decreasing stock while increasing customer service levels. This might sound contradictory, but it can be achieved by ensuring that the right products are in

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