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How to improve inventory turnover – six simple steps

The benefits of improving your inventory turnover If you carry a lot of stock items, you’ll likely have a significant...

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Using stock turn rate to optimise your inventory management

For many businesses looking to improve their inventory management, a critical KPI is stock turn rate. Stock turn rate is...

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5 Benefits of artificial intelligence in supply chain management

As global supply chains become more complex, disruption in one link can significantly impact other areas. Therefore, it is essential...

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Importance of ABC analysis in inventory management

ABC analysis in inventory management Managing thousands of stock items from various suppliers and delivering them to an extensive customer...

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How to calculate inventory turnover ratio – what’s good and bad?

What is inventory turnover? Different products sell at different rates. Some will fly out of the door as soon as...

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Why is inventory optimisation better than inventory management?

Inventory optimisation is an often-misunderstood term. It isn’t just a fancy way of saying inventory management; it’s a way to...

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What is a just-in-case inventory management strategy?

In the early 1980s, just-in-time supply chain management emerged as a way for businesses to reduce stock levels and hold...

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How to improve eCommerce inventory management

Better inventory management for ecommerce businesses Since the coronavirus pandemic, the growth in ecommerce sales has been phenomenal.  But if...

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How to calculate safety stock (the right way)

Why should I calculate and use safety stock? Determining appropriate levels of stock across a business can be very challenging....

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A guide to supply chain management in eCommerce

Supply chain management in ecommerce The growth of ecommerce in both the B2C and B2B sectors has bought a wealth...

Reorder point formula – what every inventory planner needs to know

The reorder point formula The reorder point formula works out when stock hits a level at which it’s the right...

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How to calculate ABC classification – a working example

What is ABC analysis/ABC classification? Inventory management teams use ABC classification (also called ABC analysis) to help identify the most...

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