Inventory Control: The Crucial First Step in Supply Chain Management

October 25, 2021

For a supply chain to be efficient and effective, two things must happen: first, the supply chain should be cost-effective and, second, it should deliver the expected results in time.

Supply chain management is not just boxes and lines. It’s a system that determines how assets, technology, processes and people interact to enhance overall organization performance and ensure customer satisfaction by improving product or service delivery. When parts of this system are not aligned, redundancies and operational losses are inevitable.

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EMS Gold Sponsorship at Syspro PartnerUp Channel Conference

October 18, 2021

SYSPRO EMEA&I recently held their PartnerUp Channel Conference on September 19-21, 2021 at the Zebula Golf Estate in South Africa.

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Packaging Optimization in the Supply Chain: Packaging Functions, Types and Tips for Your Business

October 11, 2021

Package optimization is, unfortunately, an oft-ignored factor in supply chain management. While normally left in the hands of marketers and product design experts, it plays an important role in shipping and production, as well as minimizing product damage, replacement costs and return costs.

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Supply Chain Inventory Optimization: Considerations, Methods and Choosing the Right Software

September 27, 2021

We’ve written extensively on the challenges of managing inventory within the supply chain. Inventory optimization is, in essence, a practical exercise in balancing capital constraints with meeting target service levels. Organizations must consider a myriad of factors that add complexity to supply chain planning, including supply and demand volatility, fulfillment across multiple channels, product life cycles, raw material availability, disruptions from natural disasters, corporate mergers, and even the simple cases of lost or damaged stock. How can supply chain managers overcome this complexity and optimize inventory levels at any tier of the supply chain?

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Supply Chain Digitization: Transforming Your Supply Chain for Industry 4.0

September 20, 2021

What does digitization look like? What is the difference between a traditional supply chain and a digitized supply chain? How can you and your organization make the transition to a more digital supply chain? 

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The 4 Most Important Considerations in Inventory Control

September 13, 2021

Successful inventory control is necessary for any business with growth aspirations but it is particularly relevant to organizations trying to manage inventory in multiple warehouse locations. The singular purpose of inventory control is to find an appropriate stock balance that allows you to satisfy customer demand while simultaneously minimizing costs.

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Peer Pressure: How KPIs Drive Performance in The DC

September 3, 2021

DATASCOPE has a standard set of key performance indicator (KPI) measures built into the WMS product. After go-live, we help the site settle down and the pickers and packers become competent in their new functional roles within the distribution center.

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DATASCOPE Charlotte Head Office Upgrade

August 30, 2021

During 2020, we contracted John Urban Architects to look at what could be done to make the DATASCOPE Charlotte Head Office a more corporate-looking business. As one can see from the photographs, the transformation is quite evident.

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Understanding the Importance of Barcoding in Inventory Control

August 23, 2021

Barcodes and barcoding technology are everywhere. From the grocery store checkout to Amazon deliveries and expansive warehouse operations, they’re great for moving electronics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food items throughout the supply chain. And when it comes to manufacturing, barcodes are critical for inventory control

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Popular Inventory Control Techniques to Consider in Your Supply Chain

August 16, 2021

It becomes incredibly easy to lose track of your stock as you scale your supply chain, especially if you’re still using manual methods of inventory control. You count inventory as it arrives...using a pen and paper, or by physically typing numbers into a spreadsheet yourself...does that describe your process? 

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