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Economic order quantity problems

The problem with the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) model

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The economic order quantity (EOQ) model is a fairly popular means of calculating inventory reorder quantities and working out how many orders to place per annum. However, EOQ is often criticised for being over-simplistic and relying on consistent data inputs which don’t really reflect reality. In this post we take...Read more

EOQ for wholesale distribution

Using the Economic Order Quantity formula in inventory management

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The economic order quantity model is used in inventory management to support replenishment activity. But just how useful is it in reality? Can such a simple formula really be applied to today’s complex supply chains? In this post we find out more… In inventory management, economic order quantity (EOQ) is...Read more

Inventory Purchasing Optimizing Guide

A guide to using reorder points in inventory purchasing

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“Sorry, that product is out of stock” is a phrase that no one wants to hear – whether you’re the customer or the seller!  A few years ago it might have been okay for customers to wait a few days for their goods to come back into stock, but in...Read more

Why businesses have obsolete inventory and what to do about it

Why businesses have obsolete inventory & what to do…

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Obsolete inventory is a term that refers to stock that has seen no demand for a prolonged period of time e.g it has not been sold to customers or used in production. This is usually because it has reached the end of its product lifecycle. Obsolete stock is often a...Read more

Reducing excess and obsolete inventory

5 steps to reduce excess and obsolete inventory

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If you type ‘excess stock’ into any search engine you’ll find a wealth of companies offering to buy your surplus inventory so you can instantly get a cash injection and free-up space in your warehouse – but at what cost? Excess inventory has many disadvantages, including the risk of it...Read more

What are the Disadvantages of Excess Inventory?

What are the disadvantages of excess inventory?

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Excess inventory is when a business carries more stock than they need to meet their forecasted demand. This can cause a wealth of operational challenges and financial constraints. In this blog post we will look at the most problematic. But before we do, lets clear up a few myths: Myth one:...Read more