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A Guide to the Benefits of a Bill of…

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In its simplest form, a bill of materials (BOM) is a list of components, parts or materials required to manufacture, assemble or repair a product. A BOM is often hierarchical, with the finished product at the top and sub-items below. In inventory management a BOM is critical to ensure the...Read more

Bill of Materials Inventory management: How to improve BOM…

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When finished goods are built from a set of components, a Bill of Materials (BOM) is extremely useful for inventory management purposes. A bill of materials is usually associated with production planning in manufacturing, and is typically used in manufacturing software such as materials resource planning systems (MRPs). BOMs are...Read more

How to Calculate and Apply ABC Classification of Inventory

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If you’re wondering what is the best way to manage inventory with hundreds or even thousands of SKUs, you’ve found your answer: ABC classification (otherwise known as ABC analysis). In this post, we’re going to discuss how you can classify your inventory into three ABC categories and introduce the concept of...Read more

Why You Need ABC Analysis in Inventory Management

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ABC inventory analysis is a method used to classify a business’s stock items into three categories – A, B and C, based on their value to the business. A items are the most important in terms of the value they bring a company, while C items are the least valuable....Read more

How to Improve Inventory Turnover with Inventory Optimization

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The concept of inventory optimization helps many businesses improve their inventory turnover – without damaging stock availability. This post will explain how, but first, let’s deal with a few simple definitions. Many stock-holding businesses have a significant amount of working capital invested in inventory sitting in their warehouse. The quicker...Read more

Inventory Replenishment Strategies that Increase Profits

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Inventory replenishment is the process of moving stock items along the supply chain to ensure inventory levels are sufficient to cover demand. Effective inventory replenishment processes ensure that order fill rates can be achieved while keeping inventory carrying costs under control. Any business that carries inventory needs to avoid stockouts...Read more