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    6 steps to inventory optimization

    6 steps to inventory optimization


    Inventory is the lifeblood of your business. It needs to take center stage in all business decisions, it has to convert to cash at optimum speeds and prices, and it needs to be managed properly. Read More

    More reasons not to use a spreadsheet for your inventory planning

    More reasons not to use a spreadsheet for your inventory planning


    In Part 1, we discussed the shortfalls in the 7 compelling reasons why not to use a spreadsheet for your inventory planning  In part 2, we look at what is expected from a spreadsheet from an Inventory Management perspective. Read More

    Supply chain blunders - the KFC fowl up [Opinion piece]

    Supply chain blunders - the KFC fowl up [Opinion piece]


    When it comes to disruptions in the supply chain, we may not be in control of external factors such as political, environmental, or, as we have recently seen, pandemics. However, we are in control over what happens inside our operations. If every... Read More

    7 compelling reasons not to use a spreadsheet for inventory planning

    7 compelling reasons not to use a spreadsheet for inventory planning


    Most small businesses start off with a few products which are easily managed in a spreadsheet. As your business grows, you gradually start to expand your range.  Since the growth is over an extended period you often don’t feel the negative effect of... Read More

    Is there time to save your business?

    Is there time to save your business?


    Country lockdowns, as a result of COVID-19, have affected a third of the global population, and governments from around the world are doing what they can to assist small companies during this time. Airlines have been the hardest hit, and it's... Read More

    Identifying and managing supplier risk

    Identifying and managing supplier risk


    Suppliers are a fundamental link in the supply chain over which you, as a business, have little control. There is always the inherent possibility that deliveries will not be on time, and even if they are, they may not be complete in terms of what... Read More

    An Inventory planner’s dilemma post Coronavirus.

    An Inventory planner’s dilemma post Coronavirus.


    As of March 4th, 2020, the Coronavirus has spread to 80 countries, killing more than 3200 and infecting over 90 000, mostly in China. Besides all the tragic loss to human lives, companies are taking strain as we see with the recent statement from... Read More

    Is software ownership a thing of the past?

    Is software ownership a thing of the past?


    Many senior managers that were born in the '60s or '70s were taught by their parents that it was better to buy software, buildings, and other assets to reduce the expenses incurred in interest and grow the capital value of the business. This mindset... Read More

    Safety stock - Just like an insurance policy but for your stock.

    Safety stock - Just like an insurance policy but for your stock.


    The supply chain revolves around supply and demand. If suppliers delivered on time every time and we could predict what our customers were going to buy, we could match the supply and demand, and all would be well in the world. Unfortunately, life... Read More

    Is your manufacturing business ready for the economic recession?

    Is your manufacturing business ready for the economic recession?


    The USA economy saw a record-breaking 11-year economic expansion. Indicators now show that we are heading into an economic slowdown. The hiring of new staff and the demand for labor has weakened across the board. This seems to be more of a trend in... Read More