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    NETSTOCK enhances its forecast engine functionality

    NETSTOCK enhances its forecast engine functionality


    Many factors come into play when looking at supply and demand and the accuracy of forecast calculations. The market landscape is forever changing - changes in trends, politics, economics, natural and human-made disasters all affect inventory... Read More

    How many chefs do you have in your inventory planning kitchen?

    How many chefs do you have in your inventory planning kitchen?


    Inventory is a crucial ingredient to any business within the supply chain and we all know that inventory levels of raw materials, semi-finished goods, or finished goods need to be effectively managed to control inventory costs. But, even though... Read More

    The 5 Advantages of an effective ABC Analysis for inventory management

    The 5 Advantages of an effective ABC Analysis for inventory management


      In the land of inventory, not all things are equal, and each stock item behaves differently. Determining the difference and classifying these accordingly is the starting point of any successful inventory management system. Let's first define what... Read More

    Why do I always have Excess stock?

    Why do I always have Excess stock?


    Identifying some excess stock items may be as easy as walking around the warehouse and identifying the products that have not moved for ages. Those dusty old piles are most likely the worst form of excess; obsolete or dead stock.  Somewhere... Read More

    All clouds have a silver lining [Opinion article]

    All clouds have a silver lining [Opinion article]


    Have you ever had the thought at the back of your mind that there are processes in your business that could be improved? Read More

    Inventory is the lifeblood of any supply chain business

    Inventory is the lifeblood of any supply chain business


    Like water is to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, so too is inventory to a company with a supply chain. Humans can’t survive without water, just as suppliers can’t survive without stock. The effective management of your inventory underpins your success... Read More

    Tips on running a successful remote-first business

    Tips on running a successful remote-first business


    The advent of the internet and development of security protocols enabling sensitive data such as credit card information to be safely transmitted across the web, opened up the opportunity for retail companies to start their Virtual retailing (online... Read More

    How ready is your business to join the circular supply chain?

    How ready is your business to join the circular supply chain?


    According to national geographic, about 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans each year. That's the equivalent of putting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world. Millions of animals... Read More

    How and when to choose an inventory management system

    How and when to choose an inventory management system


    Your supply chain business may be at the stage on the inventory maturity curve where you want to consider extending your ERP functionality to provide better demand planning and forecasting functionality. You won't be starved for choice as there are... Read More

    Business tips for supply chain startups

    Business tips for supply chain startups


    Starting a new business doesn't come without some serious challenges. Having started my career as the co-founder and developer for a retail management solutions company in 1995 and later branching out into the corporate world, I have seen and... Read More