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What Is Cycle Inventory and How to Manage It?

What Is Cycle Inventory and How to Manage It?

December 1, 2021

Cycle inventory is the stock that is used to respond to regular sales and demand forecasts, as opposed to the safety stock used when there are fluctuations in demand or supply. Properly managing cycle stock is therefore a crucial part of any well-functioning business.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

The Bullwhip Effect and How to Manage It

The Bullwhip Effect and How to Manage It

November 24, 2021

The bullwhip effect is a supply chain phenomenon related to sudden changes in demand signals, when a slight movement in demand can cause large swings throughout the supply chain. To avoid a destructive “whip crack” at the end, companies need to be prepared to mitigate the effect.

 

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

What Is Lot Tracking and How to Use It?

What Is Lot Tracking and How to Use It?

November 17, 2021

Lot tracking, also known as batch tracking, is an important process for ensuring quality, most commonly for traceability and recall purposes. It is a crucial part of doing business in highly regulated industries, but it has its advantages regardless of the product.

 
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What Is Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) and How to Use It?

What Is Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) and How to Use It?

November 10, 2021

Vendor-managed inventory is a supply chain management method wherein a supplier is responsible for replenishing the inventory of the buying company. This approach can lead to better inventory optimization, reduced costs, and stronger relationships between companies.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

What Is Batch Production and What Are Its Advantages?

What Is Batch Production and What Are Its Advantages?

November 3, 2021

Batch production is a type of manufacturing process where products are made in batches, meaning that goods go through production steps in groups. Batch production allows for manufacturing goods flexibly in large quantities while reducing manufacturing costs and improving quality.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

Vendor Management – An Essential Guide for SMEs

Vendor Management – An Essential Guide for SMEs

October 27, 2021

Vendor management is a set of tools that companies use to ensure profitable and efficient relationships with their suppliers. Coming a long way from traditional phone calls, faxes, and emails, today even small businesses have started to utilize software to manage their communication with vendors.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

 
 
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using an MRP System

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using an MRP System

October 20, 2021

Even though MRP systems are quickly becoming the norm even among SMEs, manufacturers need to be aware of their advantages and disadvantages before deciding to implement new software. Apart from the general benefits and downsides that can be applied to most MRP systems, there are also aspects that can drastically vary from provider to provider.

 

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

Inventory Tracking – An Essential Guide For Manufacturers

Inventory Tracking – An Essential Guide For Manufacturers

October 13, 2021

Inventory tracking means monitoring stock movements to increase visibility in the company’s supply chain. This added transparency helps businesses improve their ordering and overall inventory management practices, ensure traceability, and make sure that goods reach the production floor and the customer at the right time.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

What Is Job Costing and How to Do It?

What Is Job Costing and How to Do It?

October 6, 2021

Job costing means tracking the costs related to individual orders. This allows accounting to measure the profitability of each project separately and to use it as a basis for customer quotes and financial planning.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

What Is Dead Stock and How to Avoid It?

What Is Dead Stock and How to Avoid It?

September 29, 2021

Dead stock consists of inventory items that your business cannot use according to their original purpose. There are many different types of dead stock and various ways to either eliminate it or avoid it in the first place.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

 
 
How to Manage Supply Chain Disruptions?

How to Manage Supply Chain Disruptions?

September 22, 2021

The world has experienced historic supply chain disruptions during the last years. From trade wars and COVID-19 to semiconductor shortages and the Suez canal blockage – there are few industries that have not been affected. The lesson learned is to be better prepared and to remain flexible.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

Capacity Planning – An Essential Guide for Manufacturers

Capacity Planning – An Essential Guide for Manufacturers

September 15, 2021

Capacity planning is an essential tool used in well-functioning manufacturing companies. It determines the necessary capacity required to meet demand and as such, it is a prerequisite for efficient production scheduling, supply chain planning, inventory management, and any other aspect of the business.

 

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

 
What is a Master Production Schedule? With Examples

What is a Master Production Schedule? With Examples

September 8, 2021

The master production schedule is a production planning tool that defines how much of a product needs to be manufactured at different periods. This simple schedule can be used as a basis for further planning and scheduling throughout the business.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

 
 
QR Codes vs. Barcodes in Inventory Tracking

QR Codes vs. Barcodes in Inventory Tracking

August 25, 2021

When looking for ways to track your inventory, you will undoubtedly arrive at the dilemma of whether you should use barcodes or QR codes. Even though the basic concept behind the two options is the same, there are notable differences between the two.

 

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

Order Management With Manufacturing Software

Order Management With Manufacturing Software

August 18, 2021

When a manufacturing company reaches a certain point, order management becomes too complex to be done manually. This is again where digital solutions come to the aid of the manufacturer.

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

Change Management in Manufacturing: Implementing an ERP system

Change Management in Manufacturing: Implementing an ERP system

August 11, 2021

An ERP project is a project of change. For it to be effective, however, organizational change must be expertly managed and communicated.

 

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

 
 
Fluidic Component Manufacturer Connetika Uses MRPeasy to Be Flexible Amid Uncertainty

Fluidic Component Manufacturer Connetika Uses MRPeasy to Be Flexible Amid Uncertainty

July 28, 2021

During the turbulent year of 2020, UK fluidic component manufacturer Connetika pulled off a business pivot and the solo implementation of a new manufacturing ERP system.

 

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

Forward Scheduling vs. Backward Scheduling in Production Planning

Forward Scheduling vs. Backward Scheduling in Production Planning

July 21, 2021

Forward scheduling and backward scheduling are key concepts in production planning. What are the differences between the two approaches and which one should you choose for your manufacturing business?

 

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

Mass Customization – A Viable Option for Small Manufacturers

Mass Customization – A Viable Option for Small Manufacturers

July 7, 2021

Mass customization is a mixed mode of manufacturing consisting of characteristics from both mass production and make-to-order production modes. Software solutions such as product configurators make mass customization available even to small manufacturers.

 

You can learn more about it from this episode or read the article here.

Top Six Manufacturing ERP Systems for Small Manufacturers

Top Six Manufacturing ERP Systems for Small Manufacturers

June 23, 2021

When choosing a new ERP platform, companies are making an investment in a product with a long life cycle. That is why the selection process needs to consist of a lot of comparisons and analyses. Here are the best manufacturing ERP systems available for small manufacturers.

 

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