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demand planning software

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Demand planning software…forget the spreadsheets!

For almost all business professionals, the relationship with spreadsheets started when they were at school. Over time, they …

13 April 2018

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Chinese Dragon

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HAVE YOU BEEN BITTEN BY THE CHINESE DRAGON?

A lesson in managing supplier closures Every year, China witnesses one of the largest human migrations in the world, as the …

9 April 2018

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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 …

2 March 2018

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retail leadership

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Retail leadership: Has retail become the new football?

From Leicester’s shock dismissal of manager Ranieri to Manchester United’s controversial hiring of Jose Mourinho, the football…

19 February 2018

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Supply Chain Planning

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Supply chain planning: Establish more profitable supply chain relationships

Now is the time to really reflect on relationships (or lack of…). When it comes to supplier management, the same applies! After …

6 February 2018

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Assortment Management

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Assortment management: stub out products burning through your margins

Every year, thousands of people try to give up smoking. When you consider that smoking is both incredibly expensive and hugely …

24 January 2018

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fashion demand planning

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Fashion demand planning: How can retailers unzip growth?

In the cut-throat retail industry, fashion demand planning is essential in order to achieve growth. However, when you consider …

23 January 2018

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exion asia slimstock

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Exion Asia Selects Slimstock As Their Partner For Inventory Optimisation

Exion Asia, a leading engineering company and provider of flow control solutions, has chosen Slimstock’s Slim4 software to help …

23 January 2018

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forecasting

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Forecasting…what’s the secret?

Forecasting: Which technique will produce the most appropriate forecast results for a given demand profile? Deciding the right …

3 January 2018

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Omni Channel

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Playtime is over: Time for retailers to get serious about omni-channel

One of the world’s largest retail chains of Toy shops made headlines last month as the North American arm of its global …

3 January 2018

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Supply Chain Collaboration

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Supply chain collaboration | S&OP

While the sales team may expect consistently high levels of availability in order to satisfy customer demand, the finance team are…

29 December 2017

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Reduce Waste

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Waste reduction: The proof’s in the pudding

Tackling the growing mountains of waste created as a consequence of poor supply chain practices is a top priority for the food …

28 December 2017

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promotions management

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Promotions management: Time for a fresh approach?

Promotions management has always presented retailers with a dilemma: a huge headache but an unavoidable reality of modern …

28 December 2017

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Working Capital

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Working capital: Make your capital work harder

Effective working capital management is all about juggling inventory, debtors and creditors. However, maintaining a healthy level …

28 November 2017

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production planning

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Tour de Supply Chain: Wholesale & Distribution

With the Tour de France approaching, team GB continue to insipre cyclists all over the UK. With team GB’s triumph in the last …

9 November 2017

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supply chain positions

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“Slimstock has always provided me all the support I require to advance within my role.”

As Europe’s leading inventory management specialist, Slimstock’ supply chain positions place a huge focus on developing up and …

8 November 2017

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Inventory Management

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Inventory management: What is the real cost of your inventory?

Inventory management: Holding too much inventory has some potentially disastrous financial consequences. Furthermore, capital …

6 November 2017

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product lifecycle

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Product lifecycle | Increase your revenue

Product lifecycle management | Increase your revenue! Do you have enough stock to meet demand after a product launch? Can you …

28 October 2017

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production planning

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Production Planning | S&OP

When it comes to production planning, there are many factors that influence the overall production plan. Using the growth of the …

20 October 2017

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Slimstock Charity

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Slimstock’s Erik De Witte joined Pimp my Tuk-Tuk charity ride 2017

This year, Slimstock took part in the Pimp My Tuk-Tuk (PMTT) Charity ride to raise money for the Foundation of Goodness (FOG). 54 …

13 October 2017

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slimstock retail topics magazine

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Supply chain is becoming increasingly important at Intergamma

Intergamma – with 385 stores throughout the Netherlands and Belgium – has significantly expanded its private label range over …

12 October 2017

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Retail Online Shopping

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Increase responsiveness to achieve online success

Despite double-digit annual growth in the e-commerce market, only a handful of retailers have profitable online activities. There…

12 October 2017

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buffer stock

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What is buffer stock? What’s the function of stock?

Buffer stock…what is it? Different times call for different inventory strategies. However, when the function of stock is not …

29 September 2017

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Slimstock Robust Supply Chain

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Behind every experience is a robust supply chain

As events go, things don’t get much bigger than the infamous Glastonbury Festival. Given that over 200,000 people attended this …

29 September 2017

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