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Excel-erating beyond the inventory forecasting spreadsheet

Posted by Chris Thompson on Mar 17, 2021 6:35:56 PM

An Excel spreadsheet is like marmite: you either love it or hate it.

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Topics: inventory forecasting

StockTrim helping wholesalers through stressful year [article from DEMM Engineering and Manufacturing Magazine]

Posted by Chris Thompson on Feb 24, 2021 3:33:31 PM

[A version of this article appeared in the Jan/Feb edition of DEMM Engineering and Manufacturing Magazine]

Inventory forecasting software StockTrim is finishing 2020 having proven itself effective in a year which tested supply chain resilience.

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The SMBs simplifying inventory planning with shorter lead times

Posted by Chris Thompson on Feb 15, 2021 2:23:02 PM

Lead time is probably the most important variable you'll use in inventory planning.

In a world that demands instant gratification, customers are loathe to wait - pandemic or no pandemic. 

In the midst of COVID-19, businesses are looking outside the box to slash lead times and improve reliability during uncertain times.

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Fried-chicken stores in Angola and Zambia hungry for cloud-based inventory planning

Posted by Chris Thompson on Feb 3, 2021 3:58:07 PM

South African start-up, Supply Run provide supply chain and operations support for clients across Africa. One of their clients is Hungry Lion – a popular fast-food, fried-chicken franchise. Hungry Lion has restaurants across the African continent, and Supply Run’s Alex de Sousa supports staff at their Zambia and Angola franchises.  

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Topics: Implementation partners

How to nail inventory forecasting when you're a small business

Posted by Chris Thompson on Jan 28, 2021 1:44:35 PM

If you've ever looked at a weather forecast, you'll know that the task of predicting the future is an inherently difficult one. Yet as a small businesses, you're expected  to generate an inventory forecast. So how do you do it accurately?

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A new year, a new look. What's different about StockTrim in 2021?

Posted by Chris Thompson on Jan 20, 2021 4:26:50 PM

When it comes to inventory forecasting, StockTrim is all about making your job easier.

For the past few months, we've been tinkering behind the scenes preparing the biggest upgrade to our platform to date. We've prepared a raft of improvements to StockTrim that will make managing your orders and forecasts even better than before.

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How this business turned inventory into a competitive advantage

Posted by Chris Thompson on Jan 14, 2021 10:52:48 AM
Stocking high levels of inventory might be an ill-fated move for a new business. But what about when you’ve built a business on the premise that you always have stock available? 
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