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Supplier Selection

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Supplier search & selection

In this knowledge article, our inventory experts reveal 5 proven steps to guarantee a smooth supplier selection process. Find out how you can:

28 June 2022

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Webinar recording | Optimise your approach to purchasing

In this 10-minute webinar, Martin Montgomery, Slimstock’s UBT relationship manager, explored the basics of forecasting, demand planning and inventory optimisation.

27 April 2022

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P Decoupling Point Slimstock

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Decoupling point explained

The decoupling point is a powerful lever for mitigating risk and maximising customer satisfaction. But where should you hold inventory in your supply chain?

20 February 2022

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inventory control

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What 4 inventory issues keep every supply chain manager awake at night?

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21 January 2022

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21 Questions You Need To Know To Plan For Lunar New Year

Every year, Lunar New Year supplier closures present supply chain teams much anxiety. As we usher in the year of…

12 January 2022

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Have You Been Bitten By The Chinese Dragon?

Every year, China witnesses one of the largest human migrations in the world. As the nation’s workforce down tools and…

15 September 2021

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Springboard The Success Of Your New Product Introduction

New product introduction: Launching a new product comes with great risk. So what can you do to rationalise the decision-making…

15 September 2021

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Supply Chain Toolkit Part 2

Click here to download Part 1 of the Supply Chain Survival Toolkit…

15 January 2021

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Supply Chain Toolkit: Our guide to keep up to unpredictable change to demand patterns

  Discover how you can overcome any type of chaos your business encounters. In this exclusive Supply Chain Survival Toolkit…

29 September 2020

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warehouse availability

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To What Extent Should You Bubble Wrap Your Availability?

The COVID-19 global health crisis is affecting thousands of people and businesses around the world, and significant impacts on the…

15 March 2020

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machine learning

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Machine Learning and Promotion Forecast

The complexity within supply chains has increased enormously in the last couple of decades. Matching this complexity with solutions that…

4 February 2020

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Too Much Stock! A Simple Guide To Long Tail Management

In pursuit of a unique selling point, many businesses have developed extensive assortments encompassing many thousands of SKUs. While this…

7 December 2018

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assortment planning

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Assortment Planning To Maximise Value Of Your Product Range!

Businesses are under constant pressure from customers to deliver goods as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, given that many…

7 December 2018

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Automotive Aftermarket Whitepaper

Over the years, demand planning and inventory optimisation have always been a hot topic for discussion. For many of these…

23 October 2018

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Assortment management

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Amazon’s Assortment: The-Sky-Is-The-Limit

If you look at businesses like Amazon, Alibaba or even your local super market, it seems that the-sky-is-the-limit when it…

23 October 2018

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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,…

16 August 2018

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No More Gambling With Inventory Management

In Asia-Pacific, many auto-parts distributors are small or medium family-run businesses, often with legacy technology systems to track their inventory….

4 June 2018

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EOQ secrets

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Whitepaper: Unravelling The Secret of EOQ

This paper discusses an indispensable inventory management figure: the economic order quantity (EOQ). Your ordering quantities highly affect inventory height….

2 March 2018

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Supply Chain Projects 2018: Shred Your Obsolete Stock

As we embark upon the new year, no doubt many of us are carrying a few extra pounds. The same…

2 January 2018

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construct a better forecast

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How Can You Construct A More Robust Forecast?

Businesses in the building trade typically rely on a global network of suppliers to satisfy the needs of their customers….

6 November 2017

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Nail Down Your Assortment Strategy

When it comes to building products, customers expect suppliers to be able to provide anything and everything at a moment’s…

6 November 2017

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