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What Is Return On Investment Supply Chain Inventory Optimisation Software

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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…

1 September 2022

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10 Supplier KPIs You Can’t Ignore

To properly benchmark whether your suppliers are toeing the line, you must have KPIs. Discover the 10 KPIs that you shouldn’t neglect.

9 August 2022

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7 Steps to Profitable Product Lifecycle Management

July 13, 2022 •  12 min…

8 August 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) …

25 May 2022

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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 a lack of inventory…

25 May 2022

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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…

25 May 2022

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service levels

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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 & …

25 May 2022

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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 theory was first created, who would have thought we would…

24 May 2022

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artificial intelligence

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How is AI being utilized to advance our approach to inventory optimization?

The Slimstock Research Center is constantly pushing the boundaries of inventory management. As excitement around AI & machine …

24 May 2022

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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 review your supply chain relationships! Ineffective supply chain partnerships can prove extremely costly for…

24 May 2022

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safety inventory

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Safety inventory – creating a bull whipped supply chain

No matter what business you are in, there is always a need for future estimates to plan. It may be critical to examine how the …

23 May 2022

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stock outs

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7 deadly sins of stock-outs

Stock-out is the worst nightmare for any business. They not only lead to lost sales, but also result in poor customer satisfaction…

23 May 2022

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long tail

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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, customers are not willing to wait. Thus, to remain …

23 May 2022

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safety stock

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How to calculate safety stock?

Safety stock optimization can help ensure you meet demand, thus helping to boost profits.However, holding excessive buffer stock …

20 May 2022

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excess stock

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Excess stock | Trim down your excess inventory!

Excess stock: we all know that holding too much is bad for business. Yet, based on the experience of the inventory analysts as …

20 May 2022

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Demand Management Slimstock Article

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Demand management – staying one step ahead of customer demand

Demand management: a guide to expecting the unexpected! Demand management is all about keeping customers happy. However, while …

20 May 2022

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promotions management

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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 organizations have become so …

12 April 2022

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abc analysis

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ABC Analysis: The ultimate guide

Before we dive into the topic of ABC Analysis, imagine that you have a range of 10,000 SKUs… over 1,000 customers…and hundreds…

11 April 2022

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Minimum Order Quantity

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Minimum order quantity (MOQ) explained

Minimum order quantities or MOQs are the minimum order size that the supplier is willing to accept. This is often expressed as the…

11 April 2022

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excess stock reduction

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Excess stock reduction: Automotive aftermarket

sector – always a hot topic for discussion. Over the years, I have met with …

8 April 2022

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Chinese New Year

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DEMAND PLANNING – HOW TO FORECAST FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

RESOURCES Dennis Weir Business Development Executive Share this blog: As Covid-19 rumbles on, supply chain professionals now have another challenge…

20 October 2020

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Outgrown Excel

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5 WAYS TO TELL YOU’VE OUTGROWN EXCEL

How to know when your business is ready to upgrade from spreadsheet forecasting and ordering For many business folks, Excel is …

28 September 2020

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Inventory

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INFOGRAPHIC – WHAT IS INVENTORY OPTIMIZATION?

Are your warehouse shelves spilling over, or overly bare? Learn how to spot stock problems and see how inventory optimization …

22 November 2019

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Perfect Balance - Inventory Allocation

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INVENTORY ALLOCATION: HOW RETAILERS CAN FIND THE PERFECT BALANCE

Retailers face a real conundrum. On one hand, everything from the costs of raw materials to commercial retail space is always …

27 August 2019

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