October 27, 2019

Inventory Receiving: (7) Ways To Master Your Receiving Process

When it comes to warehouse management, one of the first steps of operations is receiving inventory. If the inventory coming in is messed up, everything else that follows is going to be messed up too. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, receiving inventory is what sets up the rest of your operations. It’s a… Read more »

October 24, 2019

Dead Stock: What Is It And What To Do About It

What is Dead Stock? Inventory that doesn’t turn over, also referred to inventory that doesn’t sell, is often referred to as dead stock. If a business doesn’t have software for their inventory management, dead stock can remain on warehouse shelves for long periods at a time. If inventory is “dead” and sitting around gathering dust,… Read more »

October 19, 2019

Inventory Holding Costs

Inventory holding costs refers to “costs” associated with storing inventory that remains unsold. These costs are one component of total inventory costs, along with ordering and shortage costs. A company’s holding costs can include a number of different elements; Prices on damaged goods Labor cost Storage cost Insurance cost Materials Supplies Holding Costs Definition: Holding costs… Read more »

October 16, 2019

Supply Chain Metrics: 12 Key KPIs You Should Be Focusing On

Supply Chain Management (SCM) requires proper management of many complex dependencies between teams, departments and partners across international boundaries. Due to this, data plays a key role in allowing us to run an efficient supply chain. Supply chain efficiency is vital to optimizing all levels of the supply chain. Supply Chain Metrics Supply chain metrics… Read more »

October 13, 2019

Storage Cost: How Much Does It Cost To Store Inventory?

When it comes to storage cost, there’s a lot of different elements that could be labeled under that term. While some retail companies can rely on their own warehouses to store inventory, others must find an affordable solution for their inventory. There’s a number of different expenses a company can have as it pertains to… Read more »

October 10, 2019

Operating Expense VS Capital Expense: What’s The Difference?

A lot of merchants commonly mix up operating expenses and capital expenses. While the two relate in some areas, these two represent totally different things. An operating expense (OPEX) is an expense required for the day-to-day functioning of a business. On the other hand, a capital expense (CAPEX) is an expense a business incurs to… Read more »

October 6, 2019

What Is The Law Of Supply?

The law of supply is known as a basic principle in economics, it assumes all else will be constant, an increase in the price of goods will have a corresponding direct increase in the supply thereof. The law works similarly for decreases in prices. There’s two key facts you should know about the law of supply.… Read more »

October 3, 2019

What Is Cost Of Goods Sold?

What Is Cost of Goods Sold – COGS? Cost of goods sold (COGS) refers to the direct costs attributable to the production of the goods sold in a company. This amount would include the cost of materials used in creating the goods as well as direct labor costs used to produce those goods. What would… Read more »