Jon Schreibfeder

Inventory Management 101
Here's how electrical distributors can trim inventory but still maintain a high level of customer service
Inventory Management 101
You can trim your inventory but still maintain a high level of customer service. Here's how
How Clean is Your Usage?
If you want to make the most of your inventory investment and provide excellent service for your customers at the same time, it all comes down to data.
Stocking for Service
Measuring customer service levels and stockouts can help you improve inventory profitability
Effectively Introducing New Products
Most companies carefully consider each new purchase of capital equipment. Every truck, desk and computer must have the potential for increasing profitability.
Garbage In, Garbage Out
When referring to inaccurate information provided by computer systems, the old adage, Garbage in, garbage out truly applies. Accurate forecasts are a
Forecasting Future Demand
The last article in this series (July 2006, page 52) explored forecasting future demand of products with recurring usage. Although weighted-average forecasting
How Electrical Distributors Can Forecast Future Demand for Electrical Products
Last month's article discussed replenishment parameters for elecrical products with sporadic usage. This month we focus on forecasting electrical products with recurring usage.
Developing an Approved Stock List
Last month's article discussed developing an approved-stock list to determine what products should be inventoried at each of an electrical distributor's
Developing an Approved Stock List
Most distributors' warehouses are filled with two things: stock and stuff. Stock is the material intended to be in the warehouse; stuff is everything
Measuring Residual Stock
To run a truly efficient warehouse operation, you must have the proper on-hand inventory levels when your replacement stock arrives. This simple exercise
Measuring Customer Service
Here's the easiest way to locate and correct the customer service problems that infuriate your customers the most.A common measurement of the performance


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