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The Inventory Mentor

Supply Chain Chat – Managing your Supply Chain in a Crisis

Let your Technology do the heavy lifting. By allowing your software to do what it was designed to do gives you more time to focus on the more significant issues. Jason Bader from The Distribution... Read More

Supply Chain Chat – Communicating to create a smarter Supply Chain

Communication with customers and suppliers is key to business success but even more so in times of crisis. Inventory Specialist Michael Ryan, from The M Ryan Group, has solved inventory and operational issues for midmarket... Read More

If Inventory is the lifeblood of your business doesn’t it deserve your attention?

Like water is to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, so too is inventory to a company with a supply chain. Humans can’t survive without water, just as suppliers can’t survive without stock. The effective management of... Read More

Identifying and managing supplier risk.

Suppliers are a fundamental link in the supply chain over which you, as a business, have little control. There is always the inherent possibility that deliveries will not be on time, and even if they... Read More

An Inventory planner’s dilemma post Coronavirus.

As of March 4th, 2020, the Coronavirus has spread to 80 countries, killing more than 3200 and infecting over 90 000, mostly in China. Besides all the tragic loss to human lives, companies are taking... Read More

Tips on running a successful remote-first business

The advent of the internet and development of security protocols enabling sensitive data such as credit card information to be safely transmitted across the web, opened up the opportunity for retail companies to start their... Read More

Is software ownership a thing of the past?

Many senior managers that were born in the ’60s or ’70s were taught by their parents that it was better to buy software, buildings, and other assets to reduce the expenses incurred in interest and... Read More

One size does not fit all – Classify your inventory.

Throughout our lives, from the cradle to the grave, we are classified – classified according to our age, sex, religion, political views, demographics, hobbies, opinions, dietary choice, and many more. These classifications are used by... Read More

How ready is your business to join the circular supply chain?

According to national geographic, about 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans each year. That’s the equivalent of putting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline... Read More

When to consider implementing an inventory management system and what to look out for.

Your supply chain business may be at the stage on the inventory maturity curve where you want to consider extending your ERP functionality to provide better demand planning and forecasting functionality. You won’t be starved... Read More