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Inventory Management Requires More than a WMS

Posted by on September 21, 2020 12:57 pm

A supply chain director for a large global manufacturing organization recently told our team, “We have invested heavily in successfully managing inventory and are utilizing our warehouse management system [WMS] to drive our digital transformation efforts and optimize our supply chain.” This response led to an internal discussion as to whether solely relying on a WMS would create a connected supply chain that provides full inventory management capabilities, delivers […]

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Back to Supply Chain Basics: Transforming Inventory

Posted by on November 2, 2016 12:30 pm

When it comes to the supply chain, it’s easy to make things complicated. And when today’s consumer expects full visibility into where their product is—until the moment it reaches their front door—inventory management grows in complexity. It’s time to get back to basics.

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You buy the inventory. You transform the inventory. You sell and service the inventory.

Posted by on October 20, 2016 11:02 am

There is a scene in the movie “Bull Durham” in which the coach of a struggling baseball team is extremely frustrated with his players. What has always stuck out to me in this scene was the coach’s demand for the team to get back to basics. A big quote that has stayed with me was, […]

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Common Supply Chain Threats—And How to Minimize Them

Posted by on February 10, 2016 11:19 am

Global supply chains continue to grow in complexity, but even with recent high-profile security breaches and logistics slowdowns, two new studies suggest many businesses may be underestimating supply chain threats. A recent study suggests one common threat, the loss of a key supplier, is effectively shrugged off by a surprising percentage of businesses surveyed. Zurich […]

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3 Reasons to Take Your Inventory Management to the Cloud

Posted by on December 17, 2015 2:06 pm

With the holiday season in full gear, businesses race to keep up with customer demand and as a result, inventory management challenges rise to the forefront. A recent study revealed that out-of-stocks, overstocks and returns cost retail businesses a massive $1.75 trillion a year. To protect your bottom line, you need to know what’s in […]

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