Archive for inventory management

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. Much like your neighbors use portable on-demand storage to store […]

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The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Achieving global supply chain visibility is a journey that companies have been on for many years, but most haven’t reached that promised land yet. What are the big hurdles companies must overcome to achieve this goal? What are some of the building blocks or foundational capabilities required? How do you translate global supply chain visibility […]

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Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and retailers are jostling into position to take advantage of a growing economy and increased consumer confidence. With the uncertainty surrounding trade wars and tariffs, increasing sales is one way to mitigate the potential negative impact on a company’s bottom line and reassure investors that you can weather the […]

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Inventory Checks Powered By Drones

Drones are enabling organizations to use employees more efficiently and improve inventory accuracy in a world where consumers want everything cheap and now. Every company on the planet that has a significant supply chain operation is plagued by inventory reconciliation problems. It’s the nature of the game, and to overcome this challenge, companies have historically […]

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What Does a Car Service Have to Do with Cycle Counting?

The simple answer is – EVERYTHING! Let me briefly describe my recent car service experience and then you’ll understand why I say this and why an alternative approach to the problem is required. I dropped off my car for a routine service and stated to the service manager that the headlights on one side of […]

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What’s the Big Deal About Cycle Counting?

Whether we like it or not, every company on the planet with any significant supply chain operation has an inventory reconciliation problem. It doesn’t matter if you are a retailer, manufacturer or logistics service provider, or if you have the latest and greatest warehouse management system. The fact is, if humans have to physically touch or […]

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