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supply chain professional Published in Blog - 20 September 2019

Improve company performance with demand forecasting

Improve company performance with demand forecasting Australia’s evolving labour market and industrial shifts have pushed our imports to exceed US $200 billion per annum, adding a layer of complexity to the business landscape – where, how, and for how much to import. Manufacturers face the decision of whether to import or continue manufacturing, and this
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spreadshet inventory management Published in Blog - 02 September 2019

Why spreadheets don’t work anymore

WHY SPREADSHEETS DON'T WORK ANYMORE When it comes to stock control software, spreadsheets are the weapon of choice for most planners. However, spreadsheets are only as effective as the person entering the data. Even for the most advanced spreadsheet users, trying to manage inventory in this way can quickly become complex, clunky and a long-winded
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How availability disrupts online businesses Published in Blog - 02 September 2019

Product availability disrupts online business

HOW PRODUCT AVAILABILITY DISRUPTS ONLINE BUSINESS By Aad Smits Over the past years, an increasing number of e-commerce businesses have been founded in Australia. Online shopping is booming and in its 2018 report, Australian Post stated that by 2020 they expect 1 out of 10 items to be purchased online. But what are the things
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ABC analysis in Inventory Management Published in Blog - 30 July 2019

How to calculate an ABC analysis

By Fleur Smits - Straathof - ABC analysis can be used for inventory holding companies to classify their inventory into different categories. The three categories are A, B and C and give an indication of the importance of an item to the business. If an item has a low contribution to the company’s sales it
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inventory management Tour de France Published in Blog - 05 July 2019

What can we learn from the Tour de France about inventory management

By Aad Smits - This weekend, the 106th edition of the Tour de France will start. Although cycling and inventory management are two completely different things, you’d be surprised how similar they can be when looked at closely, from a different perspective.
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the 4 inventory wisdoms for christmas Published in Blog - 05 December 2018

The four inventory management wisdoms for Christmas

By Aad Smits - Christmas, many people look forward to it all year: decorating the house, cooking enough pudding for the whole week and having a great time with family and friends. But for some people this time of the year means sleepless nights, headaches and lots of stress. For most retailers it is the
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Fashion Retail Inventory Management Published in Blog - 04 December 2018

Retail: How to survive the evolving market

By Aad Smits - Over the last few decades, the retail world has changed more than ever. New technologies have entered the market and have transformed traditional retail stores into high-tech shops where, for instance, you can do everything through self-checkout, or as extreme as having stores with no employees at all. Nowadays consumers expect
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Slimstock Australia Published in Automotive, Blog, Event - 03 July 2018

Slimstock Australia joined the Autocare 2018

During the Autocare 2018 in Sydney, Slimstock Australia had a prime opportunity to gain exposure in the Australian market. With extensive experience in the auto parts industry, we were able to utilise our knowledge and experience to engage in some fruitful conversations with parts suppliers, workshop equipment suppliers and everyone in between. Demos were presented,
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