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Topic: inventory management

How Setting Par Levels Can Help Improve Your Inventory Control

We see the word par in aspects of daily life and in the business world. The word par is derived from the stock exchange and it indicated that a financial stock may be above or below its normal or ‘par’ figure. In golf, par is used to highlight the number of strokes a golfer should […] ... Read More

  April 12, 2019     

Centralised Inventory Management: Is it right for you?

Inventory management is a game changer when it comes to retail profitability. When your inventory is managed well, other parts of your business reap the benefits. However, the importance of inventory management isn’t always appreciated and can be overlooked by business owners. This is interesting because, from a financial point of view, inventory ... Read More

  April 11, 2019     

3 Inventory Management Bottlenecks That Stifle Growth

Many expanding businesses encounter productivity bottlenecks that stifle potential growth. Typical bottlenecks occur when an inventory management system fails to meet a business’ growing demands. Bottlenecks should be treated as temporary disruptions that can and should be fixed. Examples include an unexpected material shortage, an absent operato ... Read More

  April 10, 2019     

5 Ways to Improve Inventory Accuracy When You’re Overwhelmed With Stock

Optimum inventory management relies on accurate data so that inventory orders can be balanced with sales. By data, we mean the numbers and categories of stored and sold product, expiration dates and storage locations so that there is always just enough product ordered in to satisfy consumer demand and sales. Improving accuracy around inventory data ... Read More

  April 8, 2019     

Is Your Inventory Management System Saving You Time?

As a business owner, it’s understandable that you want to keep costs low. After all, low costs and low overhead means more at the bottom line for the business, right? Essentially yes, but what if those low-cost measures are costing you more in lost opportunities? Basically, opportunity cost is the alternative cost or value of […] ... Read More

  March 30, 2019     

Identifying Bottlenecks in Your Manufacturing Process

Bottlenecks in the manufacturing process are almost inevitable from time to time, and rather than being an issue themselves, they are a symptom or red flag to a deeper problem at hand. Therefore, to try and solve a bottleneck, it is important to identify it, work backwards to ascertain what is causing it and then […] ... Read More

  March 29, 2019     

Preventing 3 Common Inventory Control Issues

For large corporations or SMEs, correctly managing your inventory stock is imperative to achieving an efficient, sustainable and profitable business. Inventory control, however, brings with it many issues but with the right tools, some of the common ones are easily managed. Problems include product stockouts that result in lost sales opportunities ... Read More

  March 26, 2019     

5 Traits of a Great Inventory Manager

Inventory management is key to the success of any business, big or small. It encompasses a wide range of tasks, all of which should streamline your supply chain and ensure the utmost productivity. As your business grows, good inventory management will become even more crucial, and you may need to hire an inventory manager who […] ... Read More

  March 23, 2019     

Is Your Inventory Management Helping Your Bottom Line?

Do you know where your wallet is right now? Sure, every so often you misplace your wallet. It might end up in the pocket of a pair of jeans on the floor, but it’s safe to say that 99% of the time you know where it is. This is because wallets are our important personal […] ... Read More

  March 22, 2019     

3 Common Problems with eCommerce Inventory Management

The scope of eCommerce is vast. Shopping on the internet moves fast. It’s a relatively boundary-free marketplace. As long as you can provide products to keep up with demand, the opportunities are endless. However, keeping up with your stocktake across one channel is hard. In today’s marketplace, business owners aren’t operating with one chann ... Read More

  March 21, 2019     

How Inventory Management is Paving the Path Forward in an On-demand World

Inventory management in an on-demand world is one of the biggest challenges in the supply chain today. No longer is a business merely buying in bulk and selling from just a brick-and-mortar store. Customers now have the ability to buy from many places online and also expect to be able to return things easily too. […] ... Read More

  March 20, 2019     

6 Signs Your Business is Achieving Efficient Inventory Management

Did you know that better inventory management and control is one of the biggest parts of running a successful business and yet it is one that is often put on the back burner for misconceptions of that it is not a major profitable pursuit? Business owners know that holding inventory stock ties up a lot […] ... Read More

  March 19, 2019     

Improve Your Picking Processes and Order Fulfilment with Better Inventory Control

Businesses today are faced with the challenge of how to increase their order fulfilment efficiency, meet increased demand and maintain exceptional customer service, while at the same time attempting to reduce costs and protect profit margins. Typically, over 50 percent of warehouse labour resources are occupied with order fulfilment tasks such as p ... Read More

  March 18, 2019     

How To Prevent and Mitigate 3 Common Inventory Management Problems

When managing inventory, there are a wide array of challenges and problems that face business owners. These problems are an issue for small businesses, large corporations and all of those companies in between who are experiencing growth. Inventory is one of your most important assets. It’s imperative to prevent and mitigate inventory management p ... Read More

  March 14, 2019     

Bottlenecks and Poor Inventory Control Are Stunting Your Growth

Warehouse management is a challenging task that requires experienced staff and the right tools for them to do their jobs effectively. To control productivity and accuracy, managers need to be abreast of every detail around how the warehouse operates because one inefficient process may cause a bottleneck that can slow everything else down. Some bott ... Read More

  March 13, 2019     

How Can Accountants Keep Up with the Latest Developments?

Accountants and bookkeepers need to keep up with the latest developments, trends, and products that will affect the way they work. The Accounting Business Expo is the best place for you to discover the best software solutions, learn from over 120 speakers, participate in talks, make new connections with industry peers and more. Armed with [… ... Read More

  March 12, 2019     

How to Measure If Your Inventory Control is Working Efficiently

As a successful manufacturer or distributor, you understand the importance of managing inventory to ensure the business has enough stock on hand to meet customer demand. You’ve invested considerable time and effort into streamlining and enhancing your inventory control, but now you are unsure how to measure if these efforts have been effective. T ... Read More

  March 11, 2019     

Get Your Inventory Management In Shape With These 3 Tips

The aim of any business is to be profitable and to increase customer interest and loyalty so that you build a brand and reputation that can stand the test of economic setbacks or changing times. This is achieved certainly by designing, manufacturing and marketing great products or services that ooze quality and appeal, however, it […] ... Read More

  March 9, 2019     

Thrifty Inventory Management to Save Money and Increase Profits

In today’s manufacturing arena, the common mantra is to produce more ‘faster, quicker, cheaper’ with the common goal being to instigate more interest through marketing, drive sales up and increase profits. This is all very well, however to achieve this goal, inventory management needs to be a focus. If inventory management is not considered c ... Read More

  March 8, 2019     

5 Benefits of Modernising Your Inventory Management Today

Sometimes you know there is room for improvement, but you simply cannot decide where to begin. If there’s one area that can have a far-reaching impact on your business in terms of making money and saving money, it has to be better inventory management. We’ve recently seen Target prioritise a $7 billion investment to optimise […] ... Read More

  March 7, 2019     

What’s Causing Your Inventory Management Problems and How to Avoid Them

Businesses are quickly realising that inventory control is absolutely necessary to run an efficient business and make money in the process. Especially in today’s competitive marketplace, business owners simply can’t afford to have money go down the drain. We take a look at common inventory management problems, causes and how best to avoid this. ... Read More

  March 6, 2019     

Inventory Management In An Increasingly On-Demand World

In our increasingly digital, and moreover, consumer-driven world, inventory management can be tough for business owners. Whereas traditional inventory management was fulfilled in bulk and only took into account the brick-and-mortar store, these days it’s much different. Consumers are increasingly demanding newer, more efficient and more convenien ... Read More

  March 5, 2019