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Published in Download - 29 August 2019

8 TOP TIPS TO REIN IN SEASONAL DEMAND FLUCTUATIONS

When you consider the Automotive industry, business in the sector stock everything from pressure washers to chamois cloths, seasonality can have a massive influence on demand. Given the potential for considerable fluctuations in demand, this can leave businesses exposed to a high level of uncertainty. For instance, when exactly does a new season start? When does
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Published in Download - 30 July 2019

HOW TO IMPROVE AVAILABILITY

Having thousands and thousands of products and trying to maintain 100% availability throughout the assortment would make most of the suppliers bankrupt. At the same time, customers cannot afford to put their project on hold because certain items, materials or components are sold out. So what can the supply chain do to improve availability without
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Published in Download - 24 June 2019

SPRINGBOARD THE SUCCESS OF YOUR NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION!

Launching a new product comes with great risk. Even if the product launch is a success, if the company fails to determine the customer demand for the product then you could face a massive disaster. So what can you do to rationalize the decision-making process in order to commit to a new product introduction with confidence?
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Published in Download - 28 May 2019

SUMMER CLOSURE AND THE COCKTAIL OF SUPPLY CHAIN DISTRUPTIONS

Supplier closures are disruptive at the best of times. However, as your suppliers down tools to enjoy a well-deserved summer break, your business could become dangerously exposed to lengthy lead times, delays and even stock outs. What can you do to maintain a harmonious operation during what could be an extremely volatile time for your
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Published in Download - 24 March 2019

Machine Learning in Stock Optimization

We cannot ignore it. The complexity of supply chains has increased exponentially in recent years. Whereas once upon a time, a good business strategy alone would be enough to compete, overcoming complexity is now what ultimately sets a business apart from its competitors; a trend which will only become more prevalent in the coming years.
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Published in Download - 04 March 2019

The power of service levels on profitability

“I need a 100% service level” – a typical expectation of both management and commercial departments. Purchasing & operational divisions, however, have a much better understanding of service levels and appreciate that attaining 100% is a utopia. In practice, determining an appropriate service level is an extremely complicated undertaking.  OPTIMISE YOUR SERVICE LEVELS For many
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