Maintaining the right inventory, at the right time, in the right quantities is not an easy task.  A number of variables can change rapidly which can lead to knee-jerk decisions that may not be in the best interest of inventory … Read more

 

One important factor in developing long-term business relationships is reliability.  It’s natural to want to be able to pick, pack, and ship the inventory that your customers order in the right quantities and on time.  However, unnecessarily overstocking the warehouse … Read more

 

Most manufacturers and distributors are thinking about or actively looking for their ideal inventory levels.  It’s a natural process for this business sector because inventory levels have a significant impact on a business’s health and success.  Find your ideal inventory Read more

 

Your customers have different needs in the products they buy, as well as when they buy them.  Trying to maintain safe inventory levels can become confusing when some customers need weekly replenishments and other’s need it monthly or quarterly.  The Read more

 

What your customers ordered in the past may not be the same as what they will order in the future.  Products change in popularity and the marketplace can be fickle.  Knowing that, how can you make better inventory predictions so Read more

 

The main goal for a distributor is to make sure that their customers have the products they need, when they need them, at reasonable prices.  So, how do you satisfy your customer’s needs, while making sure you have a strong Read more

 

With offices on both coasts and distribution facilities scattered throughout the country, how does a leading distributor keep tabs on inventory?  The secret is in the technology.  Managing volumes of inventory, in real-time, with numerous distribution facilities can be a … Read more

 

We all dread preparing annual budgets.  We secretly celebrate when it’s done, then cringe when we get the call later in the year about our budget is near depletion.  The fact is, an annual budget is merely an exercise in … Read more

 

You crunched out the budget for a new customer, penciled in deadlines, and met with the team, so what could go wrong?  Apparently a lot when it comes to managing a supply chain.  Changes in customer demand, technical mistakes or … Read more

 

Have you taken a look at the inventory shelves and wondered why you had the type and quantity of the inventory you saw?  Too much of one item and empty bins for another.  If you scratch your head wondering who … Read more

 

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