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Efficient supply chain management is demonstrated by a planning chain that runs as automated as possible, from sales forecasting (demand planning) to replenishment (supply planning).  Supply chain management must be effective and efficient. The effectiveness of supply chain management can be recognised by a high product availability with as little inventory as possible. Inventories serve as organisational lubricant and a

Demand Planning and Supply Planning – how to boost your ERP-System

Where do you start with risk management in the supply chain ecosystem, where do you stop? Looking at your own supply chains is not really enough. The turmoil of the last few months in the global supply chain networks, caused by Covid-19, accidents in production plants, freighter disasters and natural catastrophes have once again made

Risk management in the supply chain ecosystem

The Stock turn rate, also called inventory turnover or  stock rotation rate, is a key figure in inventory management that expresses how many times per year the stock of an item is renewed. The inventory turnover is calculated by dividing the annual turnover or annual consumption value by the current or average stock level at

Short and sweet: Stock turn rate

The ABC/XYZ analysis is a portfolio view of the product spectrum in which all items of the product portfolio are classified both according to turnover (ABC) and according to their demand regularity (XYZ). From the ABC/XYZ analysis, important insights can be gained regarding the challenges of inventory management and product availability as well as regarding

In a nutshell: ABC/XYZ-Analysis

Part 2 of the blog series showed that the greatest danger in the application of economic lot-sizing procedures is the naïve application of one procedure for all articles, so we now take a look on costs and economical lot sizes . The most suitable economic lot-sizing procedure must be found for each article; only in

How to find correct costs for calculating economical lot sizes


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