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    How to minimize the bullwhip effect in your supply chain

    How to minimize the bullwhip effect in your supply chain


    The bullwhip effect describes how small fluctuations in demand at the retail level can cause more significant volatility. We explore this phenomenon in your supply chain. Read More

    Inventory forecasting methods to improve planning processes

    Inventory forecasting methods to improve planning processes


    Accurate inventory forecasts give you data to track your sales and help place optimal orders. What inventory forecasting method and activities are you using to optimize your supply chain?  Read More

    External factors that tip the balance of placing optimal orders

    External factors that tip the balance of placing optimal orders


    When placing optimal orders, you need to factor in external challenges that can affect your supply and demand.  Have you found yourself in either of these situations: you need to sell excess stock at reduced prices, or you lose a sale because you... Read More

    Planning for 2021 in a Post-2020 World

    Planning for 2021 in a Post-2020 World


    Wrap the lessons of 2020 in a 2021 planning strategy that’s capable of handling unplanned uncertainty. There is one truth when it comes to the 2020 global pandemic – everybody is tired of talking about the pandemic. However, it did leave a legacy of... Read More

    Black Friday and inventory management - what you need to know

    Black Friday and inventory management - what you need to know


    With the end of the year only a few months away, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching.  Are you ready? Read More

    Plumblink’s warehouse and inventory management journey

    Plumblink’s warehouse and inventory management journey


    We recently hosted a webinar with Oswald Abrahams - executive IT, and Luvuyo Mgidlana - commercial and operations director of Plumblink, where we unpacked their inventory and warehouse management journey to date. They’ve learned lessons along the... Read More

    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? [Updated]

    Why do I always have excess stock? [Updated]


    In this article Identifying excess stock Read More