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Inventory Optimization During Disruption

In the wake of a series of significant disruptions in the last few years, supply chain professionals and corporate decision-makers are searching for ways to build more resilient supply chains. This has led them to redefine what supply chains should…

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Leveraging Demand and Supply Planning to Unlock the Value of MRP

Both demand and supply planning and materials requirement planning (MRP) have been around for a long time. It’s hard to imagine a modern manufacturing company without either one. With a robust MRP system, manufacturers can better control inventory, plan production…

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Forecasting Vs Demand Planning

Forecasting Vs Demand Planning Companies use a variety of tools to predict where their business currently is and where it is headed. By “reading the tea leaves”, planners attempt to ensure correct stock levels, optimize inventory control and inventory value,…

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The Delicate Balance of Safety Stock vs Safety Time

With disruption such as COVID-19 rapidly shifting consumer tastes, market volatility, and human error, the threat of both overstock and stockouts is always present. On the one hand, companies strive to have enough stock available to manage their order position…

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6 Best MRP Practices For Manufacturers

Executive Summary: Manufacturers utilizing MRP to plan material requirements should ensure data integrity and accuracy including forecasting data, lead times, and inventory. They should also choose software that aligns with their needs, comprehend how it treats blanket orders and safety…

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Contextualizing Inventory for Planning

As the COVID-19 crisis rolled across the globe throughout 2020, many companies found themselves with brittle or unmanageable supply chains that hampered their response. Many were forced to shutter for part or all the pandemic. Others took longer inventory positions…

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