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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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Customer satisfaction takes a dip | Cashing in on the product lifecycle

From a major supermarket shortage to why it pays to invest time in your new products introductions, supply chain bloggers, Sam …

29 September 2017

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collaborative forecasting

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Inventory vs supply webinar: How can you align your operations to exceed the expectations of your customer?

Even if you are 100% confident that that numbers add up and your forecast is as accurate as possibly can be, when it comes to …

30 August 2017

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Collaborate With Your Suppliers

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Supplier Collaboration made easy

Supplier collaboration can unlock huge performance improvements. Many businesses invest a huge amount of time and effort into …

28 August 2017

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product lifecycle

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Why do service levels have a powerful impact on profitability?

“I need a 100% service level” – a typical expectation of both management and commercial departments. Purchasing & …

18 July 2017

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An assortment of success & setbacks | Supply chain disruptions leave a sour taste

With a whole museum dedicated to product failures and businesses faced with disruption, Supply chain bloggers, Sam Phipps and …

21 May 2017

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Savvy Customers

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Are retailers ready for tomorrow’s savvy shoppers?

Through utilising a combination of if-this-then-that logic as well as the Internet of Things (IOT) and voice technology, Tesco …

20 May 2017

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Beep Beep Brexit

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Beep Beep, Brexit’s coming through!

Despite the initial nervousness around the UK’s divorce from the European Union, according to the society of Motor Manufacturers…

16 May 2017

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Safety Stock

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How to calculate safety stock?

Safety stock optimisation can help ensure you meet demand thus helping to boost profits. However, holding excessive amounts of …

16 May 2017

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En Diesel

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Are the days of the diesel engine numbered?

As calls for diesel engines to be scrapped intensify, how can the automotive industry prepare for the speed bumps that lie ahead…

10 May 2017

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production planning

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Tour de Supply Chain: Retailers & E-tailers

It seems that the British public are getting back on their bikes in startling numbers. Last year alone, we cycled an impressive 3….

9 May 2017

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Back in our good books

Whether it’s because physical books have become a thing of beauty in their own right or simply because you can’t fold down the…

27 April 2017

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the pareto principle

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The Pareto Principle: Going beyond the 80:20 rule

The Pareto Principle has really stood up to the sands of time. When this clever theory was first condoured up, who would have …

20 April 2017

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Summer Sun

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3 quick fixes to improve your inventory management

With Brexit, Covid & everthing else going on, the world is plagued by uncertainty. With many businesses in a constant state of…

13 April 2017

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What digital challenges lie ahead? | Food for thought

After news that online sales are set to double and food prices could surge as a result of Brexit, is been a busy week in the press…

7 April 2017

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Replenishment challenges & supply chain flexibility

Replenishment challenges and supply chain flexibility. With reports that major fashion retailers are now struggling to compete in …

31 March 2017

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Brexit plans, forecasting infringements, football shortfall

As Brexit talks advance, the food industry came under fire and retail footfall slumps, it’s been a busy week for the newspapers…

17 March 2017

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Death of the big shop, electrifying the aftermarket, rise of the robots

With news of a major development in consumer behaviour, the opening of an exciting new facility dedicated to the production of …

14 March 2017

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Supply chain simplicity, professional education, assortment upheaval

With a revelation in furniture design, the reintroduction of the dreaded 11-plus exam and an emerging trend in food retail, this …

10 March 2017

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long tail inventory management

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Transform your long tail inventory into a profit-making machine

In our modern world where the likes of Amazon and Alibaba reign supreme, no one is willing to wait. Thus, to remain competitive, …

6 February 2017

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Kupfer

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“With Slim4, I can complete my processes far more quickly”

We ask Paulina Moreno, Supply Chain Planner at Kupfer, to describe a typical working day, her main responsibilities, and her …

26 January 2017

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Multi Echelon

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MEIO: How can you create visibility in a multi-channel environment?

For companies that exist in today’s complex omnichannel and multisite environment, achieving stock availability has never been …

5 January 2017

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festive frustrations

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Festive frustrations: Santa’s secret exposed!

Each year, Santa delivers presents to millions of children all over the world. For most people, this alone would be an impossible …

14 December 2016

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