Inventory Planning Blog

Valogix Advanced Inventory Planning for SAP Business One Since 2004

Posted on Wed, Mar 01,2023@11:00 AM

Celebrating 19 years of our partnership with SAP and SAP Business One.

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Your Advanced Multi-Echelon Inventory Planning for SAP Business One

Posted on Tue, Nov 05,2019@02:15 PM

SAP Business One inventory management software offers inventory management, manufacturing, and purchasing capabilities that can help improve supply chain management. Now, available with multiple location capabilities it offers more for growing companies.

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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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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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Inventory Planning and Optimization in the Cloud

Posted on Mon, Jan 28,2013@09:00 AM

Cloud Applications Going Forward

Advances in technology have allowed previous concepts like Time-Sharing and Shared servers and services to become a reality. Cloud computing today has real meaning and positive impact for companies in a true global economy. The future is that more business applications for mobile computing will be available and virtual software appliances will be developed.

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Manufacturing Inventory Planning

Posted on Mon, Nov 19,2012@02:32 PM

Danger Ahead! Inherent Challenges When you Need to Combine MRP & DRP Inventory Planning

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The State of Inventory Planning - Chapter 4

Posted on Tue, Sep 04,2012@05:00 AM


Intelligent replenishment inventory planning includes several components, of which forecasting is just one element. Complete, automated planning systems handle all behavior including low volume items as part of a total process. Advanced planning solutions also incorporate inventory optimization, which dramatically improve replenishment planning. Why? Because optimization considers the wild cards in planning. It considers how random the demand of an item is, i.e., standard deviation and service level objectives, and it does it for each item, at every location, leaving nothing to chance (no spreadsheet can do that!)

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The State of Inventory Planning - Chapter 3

Posted on Thu, Aug 23,2012@09:50 AM


How should a planner set the reorder point and reorder quantity (or order-up-to level) for thousands of items, perhaps at multiple locations? Due to the absence of an "intelligent‟ planning system, three commonly used approaches have been Brute Force Review, Economic Order Quantity, and Periods of Supply, usually done in spreadsheets.

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The State of Inventory Planning - Chapter 1

Posted on Mon, Jul 09,2012@07:00 AM

What state is your business in?

Until recently Small and Mid-size Businesses (SMB) did not have affordable, easy to use software tools to help them effectively manage and balance their inventory investment. Software solutions that forecast, plan and optimize an inventory are found in widespread acceptance in large enterprise companies but these solutions can cost between hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars and are generally not affordable or usable by SMBs.

In the vast majority of SMBs, spreadsheets are the common tool in use. They are time-consuming to build and maintain, are usually static data repositories, and according to a prior study by a major consulting firm over 90% of them contain significant errors. But they do serve a purpose. Inventory-laden companies like manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and aftermarket service organizations often see that inventory is their largest asset. The cost of carrying excess and obsolete stock, as well as not having sufficient saleable inventory to meet demand is enormously high.

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Inventory Planning for Spare Parts - Part 3

Posted on Tue, Apr 03,2012@12:12 PM

Spare parts have an important life cycle

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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Business One - Inventory Planning Effective and Easy

Posted on Tue, Jan 31,2012@07:00 AM

Discover an affordable, seamlessly integrated inventory planning optimization solution to SAP Business One for small and midsize businesses. A solution that frees up your resources (including cash), reduces losses from obsolescence, and increases service levels. The tools you need to forecast, plan, and optimize inventory, manage your business more efficiently and meet the demands of customers and suppliers are powerful and affordable.

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Tags: Inventory Planning, SAP, SAP Business One, inventory optimization, Forecasting Inventory, advanced inventory planning solutions, cloud computing, Demand Planning, replenishment planning, Wholesale Distribution, Supply Chain, Partner Awards, Valogix, inventory management

Inventory Planning and Optimization for 2012 – The Clear Advantage

Posted on Tue, Jan 10,2012@11:44 AM

Happy New Year!  2012 brings the promise of improving global economies. Balancing short term resilience with longer term needs is what is needed now.  Reducing costs, buying less, increasing productivity, improving cash flow is important, and to keep these inventory objectives balanced and in perspective you need an efficient way to optimize these important business demands.   Improve your competitive advantages responsibly and efficiently with inventory planning optimization solutions.  Waiting until its too late in your ordering cycles will invite your customers to investigate other opportunities, and that can happen by making the reduction of the wrong item at the wrong time.
If your company tends to reduce items with the highest investment because it creates a larger reduction faster, what it actually does is creates potential stock outs, higher backorders and increased expedited shipping – and, even more importantly, customer dis-satisfaction.  We all know that when customers are unhappy they become former customers.  Randomly cutting inventory has been proven time and time again to be the wrong strategy as does overstocking your inventory.

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Tags: Inventory Planning, SAP Business One, cloud, inventory optimization, SaaS, Forecasting Inventory, advanced inventory planning solutions, replenishment planning, IBM, Wholesale Distribution, Supply Chain, manufacturing

Valogix is Going Down Under on May 19th & 20th

Posted on Mon, May 02,2011@02:13 PM

Join Valogix in Sydney Australia on May 19th & 20th for the first annual SAP Business One Solution Summit. The summit was coordinated by Mark Loveys of Enprise Solutions with the goal of bringing top-rated SAP solution providers together to offer a single location to meet with prospects and partners. There will be 11 software SAP Business One solutions providers in attendance.

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How Inventory Planning Saves $2 Million in Less than Six Months

Posted on Wed, May 26,2010@10:43 AM

We regularly publish case studies about our customers' success with our product, VALOGIX Inventory Planner.  We espouse its benefits and know that every company that holds stock would perform more efficiently and productively if it used Valogix.  But every once in a while, we do a story that astounds even us!

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Partners Close Business Faster with Inventory Planning from Valogix

Posted on Thu, Apr 22,2010@10:58 AM

Orchestra Team LLC, a business technology provider for small and midsize companies (SMBs) in Oregon, Washington, and California has been an SAP reseller since 2008. In that brief time, they've finely tuned their sales process to include VALOGIX whenever a prospect is in distribution or carries any type of inventory and requires inventory planning. "VALOGIX® Inventory Planner is an integral component of our quote because it's so simple to use, carries such a high return on investment, and really helps give the prospect the vision of how the components will work together," comments John-Michael Davis, Director of Support at Orchestra Team. "VALOGIX helps us win the sale time and time again. When we don't include it in the initial quote, it's a great way to earn additional revenue as an installed base sale."

Most recently, they implemented VALOGIX to an existing customer who has been live on SAP for about a year. "Our customer, an importer of starch-based, biodegradable utensils, cups and other picnic wares, was at a point where they needed to add head count in order to keep up with their forecasting and replenishment processes. The manager travels extensively and was finding it a challenge to make good decisions because of lack of access to information," Davis adds. "She needed a system that gave her up to date information and was simple to understand. She needed a decision-making tool that provided her with information she knew she could trust."

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Tags: Inventory Planning, SAP, SAP Business One, Forecasting Inventory, Demand Planning, Orchestra Team, SMB, John-Michael Davis, Brad Windecker, Valogix