Inventory Planning Blog

Inventory Life Cycle for Parts

Posted on Tue, Jul 09,2019@12:04 PM

Previously, we discussed the different industries, uses and planning of parts. Today, the OEM replacement of parts is happening at an ever-increasing rate as technology allows for improvements in performance and longevity.
The graphic below shows the important milestones in a part’s life cycle. These have an impact on inventory planning for each item. This section examines how those milestones impact parts planning.

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Tags: SPARE PARTS INVENTORY PLANNING

Spare & Service Parts Inventory Planning Software

Posted on Tue, Jun 04,2019@11:34 AM

Inventory planning for aftermarket and OEM parts require appropriate skill sets and knowledge of the industry, markets and the customers. Advanced inventory planning software is critical to successful manage parts and meet tough customer demands and timing. 

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Tags: SPARE PARTS INVENTORY PLANNING

Parts Inventory Management & Planning Varies by Industry

Posted on Tue, May 07,2019@07:34 AM

 

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Tags: spare arts inventory planning, Inventory Planning Solutions

What has the Duke of Wellington got to do with supply chain planning?

Posted on Tue, Apr 09,2019@06:08 AM

What You Don’t Know but Soon Will                                                                                     

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Tags: Supply Chain, supply chain planning, logistics management

Effective and efficient supply chain inventory planning for the 21st Century

Posted on Tue, Apr 09,2019@05:45 AM

Your Choice to Change is Not So Easy, or is It?   

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Tags: advanced inventory planning solutions, forecasting

Spreadsheets and Inventory Planning

Posted on Tue, Mar 05,2019@06:44 AM

The vast majority of companies that maintain an inventory use spreadsheets and reports. Some companies have had their overburdened IT departments build them a custom solution. In the scheme of things, these choices may work for a time but after a while they become a barrier to successful inventory planning. So, do you stay with the manual burdensome current process or move to a better way to plan? 

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Tags: advanced inventory planning solutions

Fire and Ice Inventory Planning

Posted on Tue, Feb 05,2019@08:47 AM

Effective and efficient supply chain inventory planning teams are absolutely critical to meet the ever-increasing demands of customers. Teams are getting fired up to meet the company goals and deliver service excellence. There is a dizzying array of solutions and methods companies employ to manage their supply chain hoping to manage their unique challenges. 

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Tags: Inventory Planning, Supply Chain

Supply Chains Quake as Stock Market Jitters Continue

Posted on Tue, Jan 08,2019@08:52 AM

2018 ended on a lot of stock market jitters over the trade war with China. The markets lost most, if not all, their gains and then some. The outlook for global economies and growth opportunities have also cooled. Brexit, the UK exit from the EU, is disrupting supply chains. Inventories are building and planning for them has become more erratic.

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Tags: stock forecasting, e-Commerce

Three Customer Experience Myths, According to Gartner Cloud Analysts

Posted on Tue, Dec 04,2018@08:43 AM

Gartner for the CloudThe performance gap between customer experience leaders and runners-up is widening, with those on top being disproportionately rewarded. Gartner Inc. said organizations must ignore three myths in order to achieve a superior customer experience.

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Tags: cloud

Achieving a Well-Balanced Inventory – The Metrics

Posted on Tue, Nov 06,2018@11:08 AM

Achieving a well-balanced, efficient inventory is no small task as supply chain complexity is ever increasing. How do you get there and how do you know when you have arrived? Understanding and using some basic financial and accounting methods along with an advanced inventory optimization solution will help get you there and keep you there.

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Valogix customers tell their inventory planning success stories Part 2

Posted on Tue, Oct 09,2018@01:18 PM

Herramientas Poderosas (HP)

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Tags: SAP Business One, inventory optimization, Spreadsheets, inventory management

Customers tell their inventory planing success story Part 1

Posted on Mon, Sep 10,2018@05:50 AM

UK Laboratory Equipment Distributor

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Tags: Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Balloon One, Inventory Planning Solutions

SAP Business One –  for the Small and Medium Business Market

Posted on Tue, Aug 07,2018@07:55 AM

The fall of SAP Anywhere, an e-commerce front end that arrived in the U.S. in 2016 with some fanfare, may have raised questions about SAP's commitment to SMBs. However, with SAP boasting 60,000 Business One customers and with no plans to sunset Business ByDesign, the end of SAP Anywhere may help clarify the SAP SMB message.

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Tags: Inventory Planning, SAP Business One

Gains in Inventory Planning Productivity

Posted on Tue, Jul 10,2018@08:30 AM

Today, it is of upmost importance that every business manager makes the most of what resources they have in place. If you can’t add headcount, you need to increase your productivity to compensate. And you need to do it fast. Want to do more inventory planning with the resources you have? Or maybe you need to move a person to another critical department but that would mean not being able to plan your entire inventory. 

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Change for Better Inventory Planning

Posted on Tue, Jun 12,2018@08:22 AM

Companies approach their inventory planning in many different ways - from seat of the pants guessing, to team collaboration, to spreadsheets that may invoke more team collaboration and manual changes, to forecasting software and some to advanced planning solutions.

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Tags: web based inventory planning, inventory forecasting