What Happens When You Run Out Of Stock?
Aug14

What Happens When You Run Out Of Stock?

A Retailer’s Perspective On Stock Outs As a retailer, managing goods well is the key to a business that runs smoothly. Without stock you have nothing to sell – and you have no business. So far, so obvious. Yet the management of stock is far from simple. It depends on many factors. In fact large stores and manufacturers rely on complex algorithmic calculations to predict what goods they should hold.   Smaller businesses on...

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Systems To Handle And Expedite Bespoke Orders
Jul01

Systems To Handle And Expedite Bespoke Orders

A good litmus test for the recovery in domestic sales has always been the fashion industry. Within this market the increase in small batch sizes and single item delivery has begun to show real growth over the past 18 months. Typically a very tough and cost inefficient sub market to process, the marketplace now demands cost efficient (often free to end consumer) deliveries, typically on a next working day time frame. The Batch Size...

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Storing Picking And Packing
Apr12

Storing Picking And Packing

How Do You Organise Your Stock? I remember being asked this as a hypothetical question many years ago. I jumped to what I thought was an obvious answer; “By frequency of use, the most frequently used items get the easiest picking positions in the warehouse, ideally closest to the shop floor” As an answer I still see the merits in it now. At the time I was asked I’m remember the frown that must have been all too visible on my face as I...

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Does Your Stock Control System Do All It Can For You?
Mar06

Does Your Stock Control System Do All It Can For You?

Does The Functionality Of Your Current System Match Your Business Requirements? Here’s a question for you. How many of you out there have a stock control system that was specified specifically and only for the key task of inventory management? Not many? I didn’t think so. OK, hands down everyone. Here’s another question. How many of you have a stock control system that is integrated into a larger ERP system? Wow.....

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