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Inventory Management Best Practices Part 1: Control

It's unquestionable that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Many times, I have been told, “Our people just don’t trust the numbers they see in the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. Everything has to be .

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How to Renumber or Change a Lot Number for Stock in Sage X3

Warehouses and distribution centers are hubs of activity with a constant flow of goods in and out of the facility to any number of destinations around the world. No matter how organized your company may be, there is always the possibility of small .

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7 Supply Chain Resolutions

Are you caught in the situation of being forced to rely on traditional forecast-driven MRP or DRP methods? 7 Things to Consider When Making Changes in Your Supply Chain? 1. We will create a system that senses demand and autonomously responds for .

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Excess Inventory?

Got capacity? How much of it is being wasted—or, rather, misused? Let me help you answer that question. Bimodal Inventory Distribution – A Common Malady I don't care where we go, or the size of the enterprise with which we are working, the most .

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Repetitive, Flexible Supply- Steps Toward Agility (Part 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we have been discussing the nothing-short-of-amazing results achieved by firms that move toward repetitive, flexible supply (RFS). The report we are discussing was written by Alan Richards and it is entitled The .

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Repetitive, Flexible Supply - Steps Toward Agility (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, we began discussing the amazing results achieved by firms such as 3M, Kimberly-Clark and Wrigley (the chewing gum company) when they took steps to move toward repetitive, flexible supply (or RFS). The details are found in a .

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Demand-driven Supply Chain Success Factors

In an insightful white paper published by The Boston Consulting Group, BCG sets forth some very cogent points that should be—indeed, must be—considered by any supply chain managers hoping to increase their success over the coming years. While almost .

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Rethinking Supply Chain KPIs

Here are some KPIs (Key Performance Metrics) sometimes used in measuring purchasing and supply chain performance, along with my thoughts on their value to management:

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