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Topic: inventory management

Warehouse and Inventory Management: Same, Same or Different?

Warehouse and inventory management are often seen as interchangeable practices - there are however, subtle differences in their complexity. ... Read More

  May 10, 2017     

8 Key Factors that Influence Freight Costs

If your business involves inventory - whether you are a wholesaler, manufacturer or retailer - freight charges are one of the key costs of doing business. ... Read More

  April 28, 2017     

A Closer Look at Inventory and Warehouse Management

Inventory management and warehouse management sound very similar and are commonly confused or used interchangeably. Here's the differences. ... Read More

  March 6, 2017     

An Introduction to the Basics of Inventory Management Software

Inventory management is essentially a variety of techniques, tools and technologies that a business uses to manage and control their inventory. The way that it’s utilized and implemented ranges from simple right through to complex. It depends on the needs and scope of the business and the capabilities and functionality of the management software ... Read More

  February 17, 2017     

Multiple Shopify stores integration, multiple warehouses, – one integrated solution

Unlocking the power of Unleashed for Shopify multi-store Whether you are a well-established business with a hundred employees spread out across several countries or a one-man band growing your fledgling business from your living room, ensuring your e-commerce business operates efficiently and profitably is all about seamless and effective systems i ... Read More

  February 13, 2017     

Inventory Management and the Bottom Line

Lean inventory involves minimizing excess stock; using more efficient processes to manage inventory and production are crucial to reduce waste. ... Read More

  January 13, 2017     

Getting the Upper Hand with Perpetual Inventory Management

Stock takes can be a painful experience, and they cost your business. A manual stock take can take a lot of time and effort, often requiring the closure of the shop floor or the warehouse for a period of time. Although occasional stock takes will always be a feature of proactive inventory management, implementing an […] ... Read More

  January 12, 2017     

The Risks of Having Too Little Inventory

The costs of holding excess and stale inventory are well documented and understood; handling and storage costs, depreciation and shrinkage can easily eat into your profit. Less well understood, however, are the knock-on effects of having too little inventory. If your business carries too little inventory, there is a risk of running out of stock, mi ... Read More

  October 12, 2016     

Cloud Software: A Manufacturer’s Next Step

Unsurprisingly, some of the early-adopters of cloud software were the IT, Communications and Financial Services industries. The many advantages of using cloud Software are beneficial to a broad scope of businesses. Since Henry Ford built his first assembly line in 1913, automation has revolutionised manufacturing industries. Similarly, manufacturin ... Read More

  October 7, 2016     

Inventory management for wholesalers

How effective inventory management aids wholesalers Wholesalers by nature will typically have a multitude of products and stock coming in and out on a regular basis. After all, they’re the middlemen between distributors or manufacturers and retail customers. And due to the fact they will typically deal with stock on a large scale, having the [&he ... Read More

  September 25, 2016     

Client Spotlight: ShinDigger Craft Beer

What a great story of entrepreneurship – we love being involved with start-ups and helping them grow. What we are even more pleased about is that Shindigger uses Unleashed for their craft beer inventory management! ... Read More

  September 15, 2016     

Know Your Four Types of Purchase Orders

A purchase order is essentially a request made from buyer to seller, specifying the details of what they want in their order: item, quantity, delivery time, and so on. When the order becomes accepted, it is a binding contract on whatever terms are specified in the order. There are four primary types of purchaser order, which essentially differ acco ... Read More

  September 3, 2016     

Inventory costs: ordering, carrying and shortage

In accounting terms, inventory is made up of raw materials, work-in-progress and finished goods. In the day-to-day running of a business, inventory can generally mean anything from pipes to pies to premium cars. ... Read More

  May 19, 2016     

The Power of a Perpetual Inventory System

What it is, what it does, and why your business needs it.

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  February 10, 2016     

Four very good reasons to hold inventory

Inventory is considered to be one of the most important assets of a business. Its management needs to be proactive, accurate and efficient. Whilst holding either too much or too little inventory places a burden on both productivity and profitability, it is still essential for most businesses to hold a sufficient quantity of inventory at all time ... Read More

  October 19, 2015     

What are the types of inventory costs?

Ordering, holding, and shortage costs make up the three main categories of inventory-related costs. These groupings broadly separate the many different inventory costs that exist, and below we will identify and describe some examples of the different types of cost in each category.

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  September 23, 2015     

Inventory Management vs Warehouse Management

Inventory management and warehouse management are similar functions, and sometimes are used synonymously in practice. However, they are distinct concepts, and it’s important for a business to know the difference. This is especially so if they are considering buying inventory management or warehouse management software packages, that are be ... Read More

  August 6, 2015     

Sharing Inventory Risks: An Introduction to Consignment Stock

Consignment inventory is stock that is in the retailer’s possession, but is still legally owned by the supplier. It occurs where the supplier has placed some products in the retailer’s control and allows them to sell or use the goods directly from their stock. Only once the product has been consumed or resold by the retailer is the i ... Read More

  June 15, 2015