Comprehensive news on the most advanced systems for automated mobile data collection & paperless picking of inventory through RFID and wireless technologies.

The Tip of the (Inventory) Iceberg

Posted 11/01 · 02:09 PM · SCMR Editorial
While most retailers focus on the inventory that is visible in their stores and distribution centers, too few pay attention to the hidden costs of high inventory.

Balancing Financial Settlement and Inventory Levels Remain Key Concerns For Supply Chain Managers

Posted 10/20 · 03:27 PM · SCMR Editorial
Some offshoring trends are also presenting new challenges

Other Voices: Maximizing fulfillment picking with minimal capital investment

Posted 09/11 · 01:18 PM · MMH Editorial
As direct fulfillment volume grows, small adjustments can prevent bottlenecks and postpone large investments.

How They Did it: Multi-Enterprise Collaboration at Intel

Posted 09/01 · 08:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
Intel has always had superlative internal supply chain processes within its vertically integrated operations. But until recently, the same could not be said of one of its business units that outsourced to subcontractors around the world. In fact, the ad hoc nature of that unit’s supply chain interactions posed a threat to its competitiveness. Here’s how a determined team championed a powerful supply chain collaboration model that is getting real results—and that is now being rolled out across the company.

Make Data One Part of a Strategy

Posted 09/01 · 11:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
Access to real-time demand and inventory data gives a more accurate picture of customer needs. But for real operational improvements, data is only one part of a strategy. Processes should be part of the focus too.

60 seconds with Ed Frazelle, founding director of The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech

Posted 09/01 · 07:08 AM · MMH Editorial
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Ed Frazelle about inventory strategy.

Book Excerpt: Inventory Strategy: The importance of pruning

Posted 08/13 · 06:15 AM · MMH Editorial
Pruning a portfolio of SKUs is hard, but the benefits far outweigh the pain.

7 Steps to Optimal Inventory. Q&A with Ed Frazelle

Posted 08/13 · 05:50 AM · MMH Editorial
Optimizing inventory is a challenge for many organizations. Ed Frazelle talks about the steps to getting it right.

BOOK EXCERPT: Inventory Strategy—The Importance of Pruning

Posted 08/04 · 11:46 AM · SCMR Editorial
Pruning a portfolio of SKUs is hard, but the benefits far outweigh the pain.

7 Steps to Optimal Inventory: Q&A with author Ed Frazelle

Posted 08/04 · 11:44 AM · SCMR Editorial
Having the right product in the right place at the right time and in the right quantity—or the optimal inventory level—is blocking and tackling. Yet, many organizations struggle with the basics of inventory management.

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