Inventory Planning Blog

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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Tags: SAP Business One, Valogix

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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Tags: Inventory Planning, SAP Business One, Inhep, John McCluskey, Valogix

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