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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

stores inventory  large supermarkets and retail stores to schools, gift shops, and home users across North America, the Caribbean, Russia, Spain, and parts of South America. Setting the Strategy —Although the ownership of Kipp Brothers has changed over the years, the distributor continues to grow and flourish in a business environment that is increasingly challenging and competitive. With a large and diverse customer base, ordering patterns can be both unpredictable and complex. Combine that with the many challenges of

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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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Case Study: InMotion Entertainment


InMotion, with more than 50 stores in 33 airports, delivers portable entertainment to the travelers’ market. InMotion faced inventory control issues due to limited store space, and plans to merge with another airport retailer added to the problem. The merger required InMotion to find a solution that could handle multiple sales channels while providing real-time inventory updates to prevent overstock in stores. Learn more.

stores inventory  with more than 50 stores in 33 airports, delivers portable entertainment to the travelers’ market. InMotion faced inventory control issues due to limited store space, and plans to merge with another airport retailer added to the problem. The merger required InMotion to find a solution that could handle multiple sales channels while providing real-time inventory updates to prevent overstock in stores. Learn more. Read More

Retail Systems: A Primer


The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and inquiries. Non-core components can include financial, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and warehouse management systems.

stores inventory  only one or two stores can use a POS system, which is less expensive than an MMS, as their main system for tracking inventory and processing sales. Not all retail system vendors include a POS in their package. Many MMS vendors will have a partnership with a third party POS system company, allowing them to offer a best-of-breed application. This situation generally occurs when the vendor's target market is a retailer with over one hundred stores, where the business needs are greater. Vendors that aim for Read More

Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?


Imagine the convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace where companies could sell off their inventory to the highest bidder. FreeFlow is one such business service provider, helping companies find buyers to sell their products to and increase inventory asset recovery.

stores inventory  or receipt into physical stores of materials from which the item may be scrapped. To make things even more painful, returns inventory comes in all shapes and sizes, with new/unopened, new/package-defect, quality defect, and consumer returns/used being typical classifications. Hidden in the darkest nooks and crannies of the warehouse, returned inventory accumulates until the aisles are virtually impassable. And many companies otherwise rigorous in their accounting standards do not manage warranty Read More

Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works


Organizations today realize that although strategies focusing on outsourcing transportation, e-business and new distribution models are important, these are all secondary in relation to what lies at the heart of any supply chain: INVENTORY. Although firms have invested significantly in ERP and MRP systems in the last decade, overall inventory levels within the extended supply chain remain relatively unchanged.

stores inventory  both at warehouses and stores. Lower transportation costs through network planning Eliminating excess stock by accurate forecasting of demand. Increased s customer service levels. Increased Customer spending based on increased availability. Improved product mix. Dynamically reduced safety stock and therefore holding costs. Lost sales reduced. Slow moving items treated accordingly. Exception management and event management. Lead time is critical and is better understood, with business managed better Read More

TCLogic, LLC


Headquartered in Indianapolis (US) and established in 1997, TCLogic develops Web-based inventory optimization solutions, built to provide customers with business intelligence about their inventory. The company specializes in inventory management in distribution-intensive operations where balancing service-level commitments and inventory levels is important. TCLogic services various business sectors, including automotive; electrical; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC); health care/medical; metals processing; construction materials; industrial supplies; pipes, valves, and fittings (PVF); and durable goods manufacturing.

stores inventory  LLC Headquartered in Indianapolis (US) and established in 1997, TCLogic develops Web-based inventory optimization solutions, built to provide customers with business intelligence about their inventory. The company specializes in inventory management in distribution-intensive operations where balancing service-level commitments and inventory levels is important. TCLogic services various business sectors, including automotive; electrical; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC); health care Read More

Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts


The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these challenges, heavy investments have been made in extensive spare ad replacement parts networks.

stores inventory  product to 350 retail stores is a supply chain with three echelons between the factory and the end customer. One echelon consists of the two independent factory warehouses, the other echelon consists of the nine wholesale warehouses, and the third echelon consists of the 350 retail stores. Each echelon adds operating expenses, holds inventory, adds to the cycle time, and expects to make a profit. Multi-item optimization determines the optimal allocation of inventory investment across items in a product Read More

CSN Achieves Streamlined Order & Inventory Management, Improves Customer Service




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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...

stores inventory  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

Passive RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management


In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model. An electronic commerce application adds lot of value to business models and helps overall growth in the different areas of business, business management, tracking, and customer support. Customers find it’s much easier to access the products and services of a corporation through an e-commerce application and corporations find it easier to reach their customers.

stores inventory  RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model. An electronic commerce application adds lot of value to business models and helps overall growth in the different areas of business, business management, tracking, and customer support. Customers find it’s much easier to access the products and services of a corporation through an Read More

WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory


Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also a more efficient operation.

stores inventory  s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also Read More

Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs


Your company's success is not only dependent on sales, but also on your company's ability to say, "Yes we have that item in stock." The problem is, inventory control is usually an after thought.

stores inventory  Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs Featured Author - Ren Jones - November 26, 2005 Originally published - November 15, 2003 Inaccurate Inventory Costs Plenty What asset do you have that is more valuable than your people? Inventory! Without it what business would your company be in? Year after year we try to get a handle on this thing called Read More

Information Life Cycle Management for Business Data


While companies have long seen their stores of data as valuable corporate assets, how they manage those stores varies enormously. Today, however, new government regulations require that companies retain and control information for long periods of time. Find out what IT managers are doing to meet these new regulatory requirements, and learn about solutions for storing vast quantities of data for the lowest possible cost.

stores inventory  have long seen their stores of data as valuable corporate assets, how they manage those stores varies enormously. Today, however, new government regulations require that companies retain and control information for long periods of time. Find out what IT managers are doing to meet these new regulatory requirements, and learn about solutions for storing vast quantities of data for the lowest possible cost. Read More

Furniture Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS


Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing.

stores inventory  Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing. Read More

How Better Inventory Planning Can Unlock New Profit Potential for Distributors


Distributors increasingly play a value-added role in the supply chain. To remain competitive, they must rapidly react to the slightest changes in demand. But current forecasting techniques and the tools most distributors use don’t allow the needed long-term visibility. Discover how new solutions for demand planning can address the challenges of forecasting, and reduce obsolescence and the cost of inventory investment.

stores inventory  Better Inventory Planning Can Unlock New Profit Potential for Distributors Distributors increasingly play a value-added role in the supply chain. To remain competitive, they must rapidly react to the slightest changes in demand. But current forecasting techniques and the tools most distributors use don’t allow the needed long-term visibility. Discover how new solutions for demand planning can address the challenges of forecasting, and reduce obsolescence and the cost of inventory investment. Read More