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How To Improve Stock Availability

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

Find the Right Economic Order Quantity

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 and Replenishment Automation

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

Manage Demand Outliers in Forecasting Accuracy

Improve Forecasting Accuracy: How to Manage Demand Outliers

3 min read

Forecasting accuracy is the process of calculating the accuracy of your inventory demand forecasts by comparing the original forecast with the actual demand for those items. Forecasting accuracy can be affected by ‘outliers’ or ‘fliers’ in the data. An outlier is a data point that is not considered to be...Read more

Manage Obsolete Stock Inventory

How to Manage Obsolete Stock in Your Inventory

2 min read

Obsolete Stock is a term that refers to inventory that has reached the end of its product life cycle. In this stage of the product life cycle, there is no market demand for the product. Companies that have not accurately forecasted a decline in demand or effectively reduced their stock...Read more

Are You Shipping Air? Meet Minimum Order Requirement with Order Fill-up

Are You Shipping Air? Meet Minimum Order Requirement with…

3 min read

You know the challenge. You’re pulling together an order of item ‘A’ to a supplier and you realize that you are below the minimum requirement for order value, volume or weight for your supplier to fulfill that order. So what do you do? Maybe just throw a few extra of...Read more