Planning for a Short Product Life Cycle

Some products naturally have a shorter life cycle than others. While they may be highly popular from their introduction and grow quickly, they also have a much shorter maturity phase, and they may decline much more quickly than products with a longer overall lifecycle. Planning for those products may involve a number of key differences […]

The Strategic Advantage: How the Right People, Processes, and Tools Will Propel Your Team

Having the right people, processes, and tools can make a dramatic  difference for an inventory-based business. Without the right resources, you may constantly scramble to keep things moving smoothly. It could result in lower production times, abysmal employee morale, and a decrease in revenue.  Your business will be much more successful with the right people, […]

What’s Involved With Hiring Supply Chain Talent?

A shortage of talent across the supply chain industry has posed significant problems for many businesses over recent years. Building out an effective supply chain team has become increasingly challenging. Finding supply chain talent can be difficult, but it’s also well worth the effort and investment as you work to build supply chain responsiveness and […]

Top Down, Middle Out, Bottom Up: What’s Right For Me?

When it comes to stock and inventory management, there are a number of common strategies that can help you forecast demand and maintain the right level of inventory across your organization. Using the right strategy is critical. However, it can be difficult for many business owners and managers to determine the strategy that’s right for […]

What Features Should You Look For in a Supply Chain Planning Solution?

Supply chain planning is becoming increasingly important for organizations. With frequent delays slowing down processing and leading to decreased inventory in many areas, businesses are learning that they must forecast demand, make arrangements for inventory planning and management, and manage the logistics associated with their supply chain.  Are you looking for a supply chain planning […]

Predictive Analytics in the Food & Beverage Space

Using predictive analysis in the food and beverage industry is critical for growth, as it helps your enterprise ensure you have the right amount of food and beverage in stock. If you do not have enough, you run the risk of angry customers not being able to procure the products they want, but if you have too much inventory, you run the risk of wasting money and having to dispose of inventory. Not only that, but this type of analysis can also help you set the right price for your items and monitor trends in the industry.

How Netsuite Can Generate Value for Inventory-Based Businesses

Inventory-based businesses (e.g., warehouses, manufacturers, etc.) are grappling with a tsunami of challenges. From controlling labor costs, leveraging emerging technology, and navigating the ever-increasing pool of regulatory requirements to establishing solidarity in the globalized supply chain, the convergence of Industry 4.0 and Globalization 4.0 is creating a mountain of nuanced frictions that require time, attention, and energy. But, beyond the veil of this pressure valve of problems, everything comes back to liquidity and cash flow. And cash flow always comes back to inventory.

How Are Ethics and Supply Chain Management Related?

Ethics come into play in every business industry, and certainly in Supply Chain Management. For starters, vendors need to be ethically vetted before being used. And, what does a company do with its excess stock that it charged to a customer? A supply chain management company needs to make sure that every link in its […]

Components, Best Practices, and Impact to Your Enterprise’s Growth

Managing the value chain is among the most complex tasks for supply chain executives due to several macro- and micro-factors. Concerns like material price erosion and fluctuating consumer confidence and spending habits have made things harder for leadership teams to ensure that all business functions align with demand and supply. The current pandemic situation has […]

Demand Forecasting: How to Do It Successfully

Manufacturing and warehousing enterprises are full of complex, nuanced operations. They can feel completely unique to you, and it’s easy to feel isolated in your processes. With inventory based businesses, one of the most important things you can do is engage in successful demand forecasting. In short, demand forecasting is an essential tool that helps […]

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Top 10 Inventory Practices of Top Performing Distributors

What differentiates high-performing distributors from the rest of the pack? They're implementing these best practices for inventory management.

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