Author: AJ Amjad Khan

How to create an effective ABC analysis

In an earlier post, we discovered that doing an ABC analysis on your inventory is probably a good idea. Not only will you be able to focus your energy on the items that have the biggest impact on your business,…

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The five advantages of an effective ABC analysis

In the previous post in this series, we showed you what you can do with an effective ABC analysis. In this post, we will show you the five most important advantages of using a good ABC analysis. 1) Fight fewer…

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9 Steps to optimal replenishment orders

An honest, objective analysis of stock-outs and items in excess will generally lead to the conclusion that the orders placed were not correct. Whilst there are indeed many other factors that also contribute to these two critical problems, the best…

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I have applied the 9 steps to optimal ordering. Why is my inventory still out of balance?

Will the diligent application of the 9 steps to optimal replenishment orders we discussed in a previous blog post result in perfect inventory balance, high customer service levels and minimum inventory investment levels? The quick answer is no! Placing the…

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Why do I always have Excess stock?

Identifying some excess stock items may be as easy as walking around the warehouse and identifying the products that have not moved for ages. Those dusty old piles are most likely the worst form of excess; obsolete or dead stock. …

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I have an ABC analysis. Now what?

In our previous blog posts, we looked why you should classify your products into ABC and how exactly to do that. So now that you’ve learned more about the benefits of classification, the next logical question is “What do I…

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GM Idling Truck, SUV Factories 10 Weeks to Retool for New Models

GM plans to idle its pickup plants as well as its factory that builds the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse models. General Motors Co. (IW 500/3), drawing attention with elevated inventory levels in the U.S., said it’s been building supply…

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