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Slimstock's guide to ABC / XYZ Analysis will help you make sense of your inventory and order more efficiently Published in Download - 15 August 2019

Slimstock’s Guide to ABC/XYZ Analysis

Slimstock’s guide to making sense of your inventory and how much to order using the ABC / XYZ Analysis framework Working for a small business often means your office is in a spare room or garage, and ordering can be done by simply looking to see what inventory you’re low on. However, once you begin
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Published in Download - 17 April 2018

The EOQ formula from theory to practice in 7 steps

Owning, maintaining, and managing inventory costs a lot of effort and money. However, you need to have enough in stock to deliver customer service: no inventory, no deal. This paper provides you with the basic knowledge you need for the optimization of your order quantities. Ordering the right quantities will lower your operational expenses while
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Published in Download - 16 April 2018

Fully Optimize Your Working Capital Management

Working capital fuels your business, but it can be easily eroded. The more inventory you have in stock, the less working capital you have available. Further, the higher the risk that that inventory will become dead stock, meaning it will never contribute to your bottom line at all. Utilizing a structured approach to your working
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Inventory Optimization Published in Download - 05 April 2018

That’s a lovely long tail you have!

The ultimate assortment conundrum From prangs and punctures to general wear and tear, every car endures a lifetime of hardship. To prolong the life of these vehicles, a sophisticated aftermarket spare parts industry has taken off. Although Billions are spent every year on automotive parts and components, businesses operating in this sector face intensifying pressure
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Informed Inventory Decision Published in Download - 16 March 2018

The Business of bicycles

It seems that from coast to coast Americans are getting on their bikes in startling numbers. The National Household Travel Survey showed that the number of trips made by bicycle in the U.S. more than doubled from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009. Nationwide, the number of people who travelled to work
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Published in Download - 14 March 2018

Smash through the internal barriers that hold your business back

While the sales team may expect consistently high levels of availability in order to satisfy customer demand, the finance team are typically more interested in inventory cost. Consequently, operational teams are under constant pressure to strike the balance between service levels and investment in stock. However, in order to ensure that supply chain decisions are
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