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Forecasting During Unprecedented Times

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Monthly vs Weekly Forecasting

When preparing to order inventory, two approaches are typically used – monthly forecasting and weekly forecasting. But which method works best?

4 October 2022

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7 Steps to Profitable Product Lifecycle Management

In this article, we explore how you can encompass both sales and the wider supply chain team into the product lifecycle decision making process.

6 September 2022

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Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) Explained – Formula & Tips

Minimum order quantity | 5 facts you need to know about MOQ! Download our guide to unravelling the secret of optimal order quantities!

24 August 2022

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What is Your Real Inventory Cost?

From the cost of purchasing the inventory in the first place to storing it in your warehouse, and moving it throughout your network…

29 July 2022

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Is OTIF the right way to measure availability?

What on Earth is OTIF? And can it help your business perform better? To answer this question effectively, let’s look back at the groundings of OTIF.

27 July 2022

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Sales And Operation Splanning

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Sales and operations planning: What are your objectives?

How can Slim4 support my sales and operations planning process? An effective sales and operations planning process (S&OP…

3 June 2022

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Can machines make good decisions for your business?

The first thing to do in this article is settle your nerves. I’d guess half the readership are excited about the potential for …

10 May 2022

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How to predict the future this Christmas

Check out this excerpt for promotion planning “What do you want for Christmas this year, Love?” “Oh, I dunno, just get me …

10 May 2022

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How can you keep up with product lifecycles?

Increase revenue through better product lifecycle management   Every product goes through a product lifecycle consisting …

27 April 2022

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The Digital Revolution In Inventory Management

The digital revolution in inventory management starts at Slimstock. Our Dutch company was founded back in 1993, and ever since …

20 April 2022

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How to Calculate an ABC Analysis in Inventory Management

Back to the basics, an ABC analysis is a method for inventory holding companies to classify their inventory into different …

20 April 2022

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stock outs

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7 deadly sins of stock-outs

Stock-outs are the work of the devil. As the ultimate crusher of customer satisfaction, these supply chain pests must be avoided …

13 April 2022

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Top 10 Proven Inventory Tips For Large Retail Product Ranges

Retailers are increasingly faced with multiple sales channels and large product ranges. But which stock should be held where in …

13 April 2022

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When Ai Goes Wrong

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How AI Demand Planning impacts tomorrow’s supply chain?

The Australian Open took place recently. And like all the best stories in life, the eventual winner came back from the death to …

31 March 2022

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Are your supply chain initiatives falling short?

Lots of businesses have ambitious plans for their supply chain. You might yourself. But many supply chain initiatives fail…

31 March 2022

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Supply Chain Sustainability Footprint In Article

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Sustainability is a chance for supply chains, not a challenge

It’s common for many business leaders to think the push for sustainability is driven solely by customers. Whether it’s …

31 March 2022

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Demand forecasting: How to remove the pain from promotions

Demand forecasting | With the promise of increased footfall and boosted sales, it is easy to see why organisations have become so …

16 March 2022

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product availability

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Product availability – 6 tips to say goodbye to availability issues without having to spend an extra penny on stock!

Tony Wild, the inventory expert, once said: “Inventory is the result of lack of data.”   But what about …

4 March 2022

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How To Sell Sales And Operations Planning To Sales

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How to sell S&OP to Sales (and everyone else)

Ever heard the story of the American man who mistakenly bought London bridge, thinking he was buying Tower Bridge (the pretty one…

4 March 2022

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Inventory Cost Management

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Inventory cost vs availability: Ultimate fork in the road

To maintain the consistently high levels of availability expected by customers, many businesses are left exposed to soaring …

23 February 2022

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master data

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Master Data: your 11 killer questions answered

So, if master data is SO important, why is it always overlooked (or worse still, ignored completely)? The answer is simple: …

22 February 2022

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Responding to change and the power of S&OP

The world’s changed somewhat in the last 18 months. As opening statements go, that one’s as obvious as proclaiming the sky’s…

22 February 2022

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There’s not a shortage of containers, just a shortage of thinking

“A container, a container, my kingdom for a container.” OK, probably not a direct quote, but maybe close to what you’ve been …

22 February 2022

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What Is Return On Investment Supply Chain

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What is Return on Investment (ROI)?

Every investment carries some level of risk. And when companies decide to make an investment, one of the key points to consider is…

21 February 2022

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