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6 Inventory Control Techniques for Stock Optimization

6 min read

There are hundreds of inventory control blog posts on how to organize warehouses, track goods and pick and pack efficiently. So we thought we’d focus on the lesser known topic of ‘stock optimization’ – this is an inventory control technique that’s becoming more popular with inventory managers to improve the...Read more

Calculating Forecast Accuracy & Forecast Error

3 min read

In supply chain management it’s important to be able to measure the accuracy of your demand forecasts. Inaccurate demand forecasting can lead to the accumulation of excess stock or the reverse: issues with product availability. Both are unwelcome problems for inventory planners! Ensuring demand forecasting accuracy should be a key...Read more

5 Inventory Reduction Strategies to Drive Cost Savings

6 min read

For businesses that carry non-perishable goods it’s tempting to order and carry surplus stock to help meet market demand and hit order fulfillment targets. In some circumstances carrying excess stock can be a good thing: having all items in stock helps avoid costly back orders and keeps customers happy. However,...Read more

How To Improve Stock Availability

4 min read

The global marketplace is constantly evolving due to political, economic, technological and social factors. As small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) try to remain competitive, many are coming up against inventory management challenges. In this three-part blog series we’re looking at three of the most common inventory management issues faced by...Read more

How to Find the Right Economic Order Quantity

5 min read

Economic order quantity (EOQ) concerns the most cost-efficient method of ordering stock. The objective is to find the order quantity that minimizes the total inventory holding costs and ordering costs. Holding costs (otherwise known as carrying costs) are the costs to store the inventory and include the storage space, rent,...Read more

8 Signs You Need Inventory Planning Software

4 min read

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms are a big investment for any organization. They also take a lot of time and resources to design, customize and implement. But once they’re up and running, there’s no doubt they offer a wealth of benefits, including streamlined processes, improved productivity, centralized data and better...Read more