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19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory
It takes $2,500 in new sales to make up $100 in lost inventory, assuming a 4 percent return. Keeping an orderly warehouse with up-to-date processes and informed

inventory theory  to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory 19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory Featured Author - Ren Jones - May 19, 2005 Introduction Peter Drucker, the foremost author and expert on enterprise and self-management, and one whom I am sure everyone reading this has probably heard of, stated, We know little more about distribution today than Napoleon's contemporaries knew about the interior of Africa. I found out just how true Read More

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The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

inventory theory  cycle times and improved inventory control. With JIT, production planning centers efforts on takt time, and the result is that production volumes are determined by the market rate of pull. Process improvement is achieved by gradually reducing kanban size and monitoring decreased inventory, but JIT is useful mainly where demand is relatively stable and there is single-piece flow production feasibility. In more of a job shop environment, however, the kanban JIT approach no longer makes sense, since the Read More
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

inventory theory  service level improvements, and inventory level reductions. Thus, despite the fact that many people immediately invoke a vision of kanban when lean manufacturing is mentioned, TOC supports a lean philosophy where there is a complex environment. However, where lean planning focuses on the flow and the takt of the flow through the factory, TOC optimizes the flow through the factory by focusing on planning the takt of the flow through the bottleneck. TOC is also consistent with lean manufacturing in that Read More
CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations Part Three: 7 Steps to Rapid More Successful Implementations
With the advances today in technology it has become obvious that there is a need for maintenance management theory and practice to catch up with the advances

inventory theory  planning and execution systems Inventory management and dispatching systems Some of the expected outcomes of this phase should be the development of role descriptions and role interactions, as well as the Work Order Life Cycle. From here we are able to determine what are the business rule and process requirements of our system, as well as what are all of the roles those who need to interact with the system, and at what point their intervention is required. For those systems with complex authorization Read More
The Five Keys to World-class Distribution
When looking at extended enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), or customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, some companies

inventory theory  order management, warehouse and inventory control, planning, sourcing, transportation and logistics, administration and fnance. Being world-class is all about being as good as any competitor in the world, and just a little bit better, quicker, smarter, or more responsive than the rest. World-class distributors can choose their battles and compete on their own terms. They are in control of their own destiny and are seldom, if ever, blindsided by something they haven’t anticipated or cannot handle. About Read More
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

inventory theory  Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More
Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

inventory theory  on Advanced Inventory Management In today's fast moving global marketplace, innovative companies are using their inventory to gain the competitive edge. Rather than manage inventory at the facility or company level, enterprising companies are using network-based inventory management software, which allows them to position their inventory where it is most needed and can provide the most profitability. By distributing inventory in its most advantageous positions, companies are able to achieve a Read More
Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?
Imagine the convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace where companies could sell off their inventory to the highest bidder. FreeFlow is one such business

inventory theory  Obsolete Inventory? Excess at-risk inventory ultimately impacts a company's bottom line. But because companies are more focused on the development and promotion of new products, the problem of excess inventory is seldom a priority. Companies often resort to high-overhead marketing promotions, rebates, or complete inventory write-offs to unload their excess inventory. Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow! Rather than falling back on these detrimental practices under duress, many have wondered whether there Read More
Furniture Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS
Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in

inventory theory  Manufacturer Improves Inventory Accuracy by 85 Percent with RFID-capable WMS Fraenkel Company is an employee-owned manufacturing distributor of household furniture and related products and services. The company created a sophisticated in-house ERP system in the early 1990s. However, homegrown software can be unwieldy to maintain and difficult to upgrade. In 2001, Fraenkel saw a solution that offered more advanced capabilities, and implemented VAI’s S2K Enterprise Edition for Manufacturing. Read More
Effective Inventory Analysis: the 5 Key Measurements
The white paper effective inventory analysis isolates and walks you through five simple measurements that will help you ensure you are maximizing t...

inventory theory  Inventory Analysis: the 5 Key Measurements As a distributor or manufacturer, how do you stack up when it comes to monitoring the performance of one of your largest investments: your inventory? Computer-generated reports can be more of a hindrance than a help—many systems produce so many reports, you can drown in them. Measurements that evaluate inventory performance? There are literally hundreds of them, so which ones tell you what you really need to know? The white paper Effective Inventory Read More
Managing Mountains of Inventory Data, Hexion Ensures Sustainable Growth and Profits
For thermosetting resins producer Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency

inventory theory  Mountains of Inventory Data, Hexion Ensures Sustainable Growth and Profits For thermosetting resins producer Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency challenges. Hexion needed better supply chain management—the key to sustaining growth and profits. In adopting Zemeter solutions, Hexion reduced inventory by more than 20 percent and increased margins—exactly what Hexion needed to stay competitive on a global scale Read More
Aligning Risk and Finance in Banks: From Theory to Practice
After the financial crisis, banks are changing the way that they look at risk and finance integration, and these types of projects have been prioritized again

inventory theory  Risk and Finance in Banks: From Theory to Practice After the financial crisis, banks are changing the way that they look at risk and finance integration, and these types of projects have been prioritized again. However, the path to successful risk and finance integration is not simple, and banks face a number of technology and organizational challenges. To understand these problems better and banks' aims for risk and finance integration, read this report on a survey by Chartis Research that Read More
The Power of Inventory Control: How Integrated, Serialized Inventory Tracking Delivers a Competitive Advantage
Today’s manufacturers work hard to meet customer delivery schedules with quality parts while reducing costs. Those companies that can meet these demands can

inventory theory  Power of Inventory Control: How Integrated, Serialized Inventory Tracking Delivers a Competitive Advantage Today’s manufacturers work hard to meet customer delivery schedules with quality parts while reducing costs. Those companies that can meet these demands can reduce work-in-process inventories and minimize production costs. But many fail at this due to inefficient material handling and inventory control. See how advanced ERP systems reflect the physical reality of the material handling process Read More
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

inventory theory  specialized functionality such as Inventory Planning and Optimization. Often there is a misconception that Inventory Planning & Optimization software performs the same functions as the MRP (material requirements planning) module, the Item Master modules and ordering module of an ERP system. Some of these differences between an ERP and the value of Inventory Planning and Optimization Solutions are explained in this document. A good way to introduce Inventory Planning and Optimization (Inventory Read More

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