Inventory management technology
- March 11, 2020
Merck Healthcare has implemented cognitive automation technology from Aera Technology to drive a digital transformation of its supply chain operations.
- February 24, 2020
Global supply chains have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, and companies need to diversify suppliers and rethink strategies like lean and just-in-time manufacturing.
- December 05, 2019
Companies like Jergens Industrial Supply are favoring purpose-built ERP systems like Epicor Prophet 21 for distributors over comprehensive ERPs that need customizations.
- November 21, 2019
Today's supply chain management rests on refining your demand forecasting and creating partnerships. Here's a look at what that means.
- August 05, 2019
Drug manufacturers can collaborate with customers, suppliers and contract manufacturers on the TraceLink Network, and build applications on the new TraceLink Digital Network Platform.
- December 17, 2013
Self-service portals best route to improving distribution customer service, a new study shows.
- May 07, 2012
Managing goods on the go can give workers a real-time view of stock and supplies, both in the warehouse and into retail spaces.
- June 28, 2011
Motivating suppliers to participate in a sustainable supply chain means changing the behavior of both the manufacturer and supplier. These techniques can help.
- March 07, 2011
SaaS providers and proprietary 3PL networks are helping manufacturers ship goods across borders while gaining real-time visibility into their inventory around the world.
- November 15, 2010
Years after falling out of favor, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) is drawing attention as a labor-efficient route to better control over orders and inventory. But like before, VMI implementation has its skeptics.
- May 06, 2010
Item-level RFID helps manufacturers fine-tune RFID inventory management and production planning.
- April 02, 2010
The business case for point of sale systems relies on improved inventory, lower transportation costs
Point of sale (POS) systems can improve demand forecasting and inventory optimization. The ROI can be huge, but it demands a strong business case to justify the hassle and expense.
- March 28, 2010
Implementing vendor-managed inventory (VMI) can help manufacturers eliminate excess inventory and run a tighter supply chain. These best practices will help you get started with VMI programs.
- November 17, 2009
Inventory management trends show an increased interest in forecasting. Finding ways to improve forecasting is a common "next step" after implementing a demand planning strategy.
- November 13, 2009
Today's inventory management software goes beyond simple tracking of orders, finished goods and materials. It can also optimize inventory levels and locations and tap into demand data to improve forecasts.
- November 09, 2009
ERP order management modules handle order entry and status, tracking, credit limit checking, delivery dates and more. Learn the features of order management software in the ERP order management guide.
- November 03, 2009
Manufacturers can use ERP inventory management modules across the production cycle for functions such as shipping, logistics, orders, billing and inventory control. Discover the features of inventory management software in the ERP inventory ...
- October 23, 2009
To improve inventory control, manufacturers are making methodologies such as closed-loop inventory management and sales and operations planning part of their demand planning strategies.
- October 07, 2009
One of the biggest challenges of implementing inventory and demand planning software is persuading users to adopt the new technology. This means moving beyond spreadsheets and old methods of data analysis.
- October 01, 2009
New inventory management planning software systems are helping manufacturers find the balance between supply and demand while improving their APS and S&OP strategies.