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The safety stock factor is a multiplier found in some ERP and inventory management systems. This multiplier can be used to increase or decrease a calculated or manually set safety stock proportionally. The safety stock factor can help with items that either regularly do not reach their target delivery readiness or conversely overshoot the required

Short and sweet: Safety stock factor

The challenges in supply chain management of the future cannot be mastered with outdated consulting methods.We live in exciting times with massive challenges in our supply chains. Uncertain procurement sources and channels, uncertain demand, shifting procurement and sales markets, rising manufacturing and transport costs, challenging CO2 reduction targets, staff, material and capacity bottlenecks, extended delivery

Optimisation projects in logistics and supply chain management fail

The “fixed lot size” is a lot-sizing procedure in which a production order or a purchase order to suppliers contains the production or order quantity defined in the fixed lot size. If the material requirement is higher than the fixed order quantity, then as many orders are triggered until the material requirement quantity is reached

Short and sweet: Fixed Lot Size

Material efficiency is the ratio of the quantity of finished products to the quantity of input materials procured and processed for this purpose. The less material is wasted or lost within the value chain, the higher the material efficiency. And the higher the material efficiency, the lower the carbon footprint.Material efficiency increasingly importantNot so long

Improvement of material efficiency also reduces the carbon footprint

Reducing the CO2 emissions of companies is now a major topic of discussion and an area of optimisation for both manufacturing and trade companies. What can better planning and scheduling mechanisms contribute to reduction in inventory and to reducing the carbon footprint as well? The question whether better planning and scheduling mechanisms contribute to the reduction

Reduction in inventory brings CO2 reduction


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