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How to Keep Stock Balances Accurate
Distributors must ensure the quantity of products shown to be available in their software system agrees with what is physically in their warehouses. If it doesn

stock outs  of some items and stock outs of other products. Buyers are forced to overstock inventory. Why? Well compare your inventory to a checking account. If your spouse refuses to record checks as they are written and balance the checkbook every month, you are forced to keep a large balance in the checking account to avoid bouncing checks. If all disbursements and deposits are properly recorded, a lower balance can be maintained in the checkbook and the freed up money can be put to better use. It's obvious that Read More
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Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines
Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments

stock outs  were kept in floor stock bin locations with bin replenishment based on projected daily usage rates and a min-max reordering policy. Based on end-item demands and product structure information, planning calculations were customized to calculate projected daily usage rates for components and to generate Kanban cards for end-items and some intermediates. A customization provided an orderless approach to reporting end-item output. Only the item number and a completed quantity were reported, which then Read More
SAP Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing
SAP has announced the general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application, with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and

stock outs  order to help reduce stock-outs and expediting costs and ultimately boost sales. The application captures historical forecast trends, compares and mathematically blends different forecast sources with demand analytics, and characterizes demand by analyzing historical forecast accuracy, bias, and intermittency trends. With a real-time view on all market activity, including sentiments from social networks, companies should be able to better sense and shape demand. Marketing should be able to create Read More
Headquartered in Rexburg, Idaho (US), Avercast, LLC provides inventory demand forecasting, distribution requirements planning (DRP) (including both DRP and

stock outs  inventory levels, planning time, stock-outs, and back orders. Avercast's Microsoft structured query language (SQL) database can be integrated into any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Read More
Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand
An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable

stock outs  as an SKU's safety stock quantity or as a safety lead-time. The safety lead-time represents a buffer against delayed receipts, but it also represents a type of inventory plan. An implicit inventory plan can be expressed in several different ways. With an order-point replenishment method, the extent to which a reorder point exceeds typical demand over lead-time represents an implicit inventory plan. Suggested order quantities represent an implicit inventory plan when they exceed typical demand over the Read More
Symantec Swallows AXENT; Takes on Network Associates
Symantec has filed an intent to purchase AXENT in a stock-for-stock transaction of $975 million.

stock outs  Event Summary In a stock-for-stock transaction worth $975million, Symantec, headquartered in Cupertino, California, will purchase Rockville, Maryland's AXENT (see With Record Revenues, AXENT Puts Down a Solid Fist ) creating a strong presence in enterprise Internet security products and consulting services. According to Gail Hamilton, Sr. Vice President of Symantec, This is one of the most significant events in the history of the security industry. Symantec's 1999 revenues were $704 million, with Read More
Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

stock outs  variability. In general, safety stock (synonymous with buffer stock and reserve stock ) is a quantity of stock planned to be in inventory to protect against fluctuations in demand or supply. This is Part Three of a four-part note. Part One discussed the business challenge. Part Two analyzed changes in the scope of service parts SCM. Part Four will cover players and benefits and make user recommendations. Production Versus Service Supply Chains While supply chains can be complex and multi-echelon for both Read More
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

stock outs  commonly called a floor stock location or a supermarket location . The right side of figure 1 depicts the factory layout in terms of cells and inventory locations. Subassembly #1 is produced to stock in the subassembly cell, using Part #1B and other purchased components. These purchased components are first received in a stockroom, and then transferred to the floor stock location next to the subassembly cell. Completions of Subassembly #1 are placed in the final assembly floor stock location. Purchased Read More
Managing Time Off Is No Vacation
Companies with a large, complex workforce face distinct management challenges. Not only do you need to determine which employee is best suited to perform a

stock outs  Trading Systems , Free Stock Trading System , Free Trading Systems , Futures Trading Systems , Global Trading System , Good Trading System , Make Trading Systems , Market Trading System , Mechanical Trading Systems , Online Trading System , Option Trading System , Position Trading System , Powerful Trading Systems , Profitable Trading Systems , Professional Trading Systems . Introduction The rapid changes in the financial markets have resulted in liquidity being of paramount importance to investors. 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

stock outs  items and quantities of stock at the right time. Inventory optimization tools help companies make reliable decisions on product replenishment. Making these correct decisions quickly improves efficiency and profitability by improving the forecasting of future demand and through more economic stock holding. Reducing the volume of stock held at any given time has a massive impact on the capital outlay an organization has to make. However, this has to be balanced with the need to maintain customer satisfactio Read More
RFID ... For Customers?
Recently I spoke at the National Retail Federation in the center of retail: New York City! The big buzz this year, no surprise, was about RFID.

stock outs  issues around replenishment of stock items. And fine tuning accuracy of demand of stock items is always good. But, you have to wonder why we spend so much money on fine tuning what's not broken. There are known technologies and processes for replenishment, what I call dumb replenishment. Because in reality, it does not show you what the customer was looking for, or what they contemplated. (That's why so much effort has been put into web technologies that shadow the customer's moves—more on that later.) Read More
Taking Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started by expressing the “New Infor” sentiments (backed up with concrete examples and rationale) following my recent attendance of

stock outs  Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series started by expressing the “New Infor” sentiments (backed up with concrete examples and rationale) following my recent attendance of Inforum 2012 . Then the article provided some historical background and described the lineage of the products that currently form the Infor10 HCM portfolio. The article also detailed some technical and organizational issues on both the former heritage Infor and Lawson Software ’s Read More
Microstrategy Moves Up with e-Business
On October 4, MicroStrategy announced the release of MicroStrategy 6, the latest in their line of Intelligent E-Business software products. On October 5

stock outs  other OLAP vendors. The stock market has reacted favorably to MicroStrategy's market strategy, as their stock price has tripled over the last two months, and made very strong moves in the last two weeks. Fig. 1 User Recommendations Companies engaging in technology selection for OLAP tools should investigate MicroStrategy's offerings. Microstrategy has placed a strong emphasis on E-Business offerings, and MicroStrategy 6 is designed to be a platform that empowers organizations to understand the Read More
With New Clothes and Hairdo, Clarus Asks for Pin Money
Clarus Corporation, having unloaded all of its back-end software business, is asking the market to fund its new life as an E-procurement vendor.

stock outs  million in a secondary stock offering. Market Impact The stock market is certainly happy with Clarus, at least for now. Its stock had reached a high of $8.63 in 4Q 1998, but since the sale of its ERP business and its transformation to an Internet company (i.e., one that has no plans to be profitable in the foreseeable future) the stock price jumped to $88. Success in the E-procurement market is quite a different thing. Clarus' start is neither impressive nor discouraging, with 28 licensed customers, of Read More
Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Exhibits Lean Approach
SSI's approach appeals to process manufacturers, as well as some discrete manufacturers with short lead times and high volumes, where the traditional

stock outs  purchasing schedules), and applies stock netting and batching rules at this level before proceeding a level down into the production and materials planning logic. In TROPOS, forward material requirements can be planned and dynamically controlled as a direct output from production scheduling. Traditional MRP can be effective for setting up a long-term supply chain (for example, to forecast sales by product, to create long-standing purchase agreements, for strategic resource planning, and for intermediate Read More

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