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    The Internet is killing my business

    The Internet is killing my business


    The traditional supply chain setup 20 years ago was so much easier to understand. Businesses had connections that supplied goods and they had customers that wanted to buy their stuff. The main duty of inventory planner was relatively simple: buy the... Read More

    How to create an effective ABC analysis

    How to create an effective ABC analysis


    In an earlier post, we discovered that doing an ABC analysis on your inventory is probably a good idea. Not only will you be able to focus your energy on the items that have the biggest impact on your business, but you will also deploy your working... Read More

    The evolution of your inventory planning solution

    The evolution of your inventory planning solution


    We regularly meet inventory planners who have created their own solution for inventory planning in their business. Most commonly, planners use some combination of data extracts, spreadsheets, and a form of calculations or pivots. Read More

    Does your ERP handle inventory planning?

    Does your ERP handle inventory planning?


    When talking inventory planning, we often get some version of this basic question: Read More

    Does your inventory need an ABC analysis?

    Does your inventory need an ABC analysis?


    Every day, we talk to people who manage inventory or are a C-level executive in their company who don’t know how to better manage their inventory. They frequently don’t even know where to start. Read More

    Your inventory spreadsheet is outdated

    Your inventory spreadsheet is outdated


    One of the daily can’t-miss shows in American media is Marketplace. It’s an absolute staple for both macro and micro analysis of the current financial and business climate, thanks in part to its likeable host, Kai Ryssdal -- who has a great name, by... Read More

    NETSTOCK at Sage Summit 2016

    NETSTOCK at Sage Summit 2016


    Our crew here at NETSTOCK just wrapped up a successful and busy Sage Summit 2016. As many of you know, we go to market as Sage Inventory Advisor in the Sage Software world, delivering affordable inventory optimization by coupling with a wide variety... Read More

    Moving on from your inventory spreadsheet

    Moving on from your inventory spreadsheet


    We’ve covered the hidden costs, the data issues, the unforeseen complexities, and the workplace challenges that are directly related to managing your inventory on a spreadsheet. But the question remains: what are the other options? Read More

    Are you a slave to your inventory planning spreadsheet?

    Are you a slave to your inventory planning spreadsheet?


    We have identified that there are hidden costs associated with choosing Excel as your inventory planning tool of choice, highlighted that the problems usually start with your data, and suggested that ever-increasing complexity impacts sustainable... Read More

    More spreadsheet complexity results in bigger inventory problems

    More spreadsheet complexity results in bigger inventory problems


    Previously in this series, we identified the hidden costs associated with using spreadsheets to plan your inventory, and we explored how important it is to have accurate, synchronised data and appropriate inventory planning inputs. Read More