Topic: "Distribution"

Thinking About Implementing a Bar Coding System? Read This First

March 19th 2012

As you probably know by now, technology is expensive. And, you’ve probably had the frustrating experience of investing in some new electronic gadget and not receiving the benefit you anticipated or were promised. Bar coding often provides a fantastic return on investment, but in order for the investment to be worthwhile, the benefits you receive must exceed the price you paid to implement the solution; both in terms of time and money.

Inventory management techniques

Removing Dead Inventory from your Warehouse Shelves

December 20th 2011

Because excess inventory and dead stock leads to decreased turnover and profitability, it is essential to your business health to liquidate unusable stock items so that you can better control and manage your inventory going forward.  That is often much easier said than done, however. Getting Inventory off the Shelves When trying to get inventory […]

Predictions of the State of Inventories for 2012

June 28th 2011

This morning I heard a report that the “misery index” continues to rise. The misery index, introduced during the Carter presidency, is the sum of the unemployment and inflation rates. A high misery index results in low consumer and business confidence. Related Posts:Make Your Business World Flat for a Stronger Supply ChainIncreasing Supply Chain Visibility […]

The Top 5 Effective Ways to Trim Your Inventory

December 31st 2010

Most distributors strive to achieve the goal of effective inventory management: “Effective inventory management allows an organization to meet or exceed customers’ expectations of product availability with the amount of each item that will maximize net profitability or minimize their total inventory investment.” Stock vs. Stuff But most of these companies have two types of […]

On-Demand Webinar: Top 10 Biggest Mistakes Distributors Make Today

December 3rd 2010

Are you making the right decisions in your distribution business regarding inventory and cash consumption?  Have you totally optimized your margins?  You could be making the MISTAKES others have made and be completely unaware until the fall out. Watch our exclusive Software ThinkTank webinar, presented by inventory management expert, Jon Schreibfeder, identifying the Top 10 […]