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This post concludes my inventory management blog series. Throughout this series I’ve proposed an elevated role for the inventory manager that challenges the assumption that an inventory manager is a...
July 23, 2015
My colleague Max Jeffrey recently posted a blog titled “Should Safety Stock be added to forecasted FG demand?” which he also published in our Supply Chain Expert Community, both of which generated...
February 22, 2011
In part one and part two of "Regaining control: Inventory management best practices", we talked about controlling inventory, before being able to competently manage inventory. Here in part three, we...
March 7, 2019
In part one of my inventory management best practices series I argue that inventory cannot be managed until it is controlled, and present the notion our general willingness to apportion blame upon...
March 19, 2019
It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Many times, I have been told, “Our people just don’t trust the numbers they see in the enterprise...
February 21, 2019
So you're an inventory manager, and your CFO just asked you to reduce inventory by 10% before year end to free up some capital for next year's big investment in R&D. At first glance, it's not so bad...
June 15, 2015
Don’t get caught having your company’s inventory management conversation alone! Making the most of one of your company’s largest assets means bringing together everyone involved from the manufacturing...
August 18, 2017
Online home improvement marketplace to improve efficiency for key suppliers
September 15, 2015
In the 1980’s, Europe had what was colloquially known as butter mountains and wine lakes. Farmers in the EU under capitation grants were being paid to produce product for which there was no market...
September 17, 2012
Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Over the next several weeks, I’ll outline these issues and...
October 20, 2014
Welcome to the S&OP Experts Blog Series. This series features a weekly Q&A with an industry thought leader on sales and operations planning trends and strategies. Follow-up 'question and answer'...
November 23, 2010