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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 03:42 AM
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I noticed in the recent years..2 years or so ..many Big Companies are actually running low on stock.




Anyone noticing this happening and or what might be the reason behind this?




posted on May, 13 2011 @ 03:50 AM
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Fascinating thread.

THis is a worrying trend.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 04:03 AM
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Just spit ballin here...

The new trend in Supply Chain Management is pushing for World Wide Warehousing. Which reduces in store stock levels while still meeting customer demands. The idea is that greater efficiency will reduce the amount of money that companies have sitting on shelves. This, of course, is relying on RFID tracking and rapid delivery.


David Grouchy



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 04:19 AM
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dont really know if its the case since the majority of them are giving us 4 to 8 weeks availability time, certainly not that efficient as a strategy



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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I’m in supply chain management. The reason we run inventories low is to tie up the least amount of money as possible. When you have large inventories you will have large amounts of money sitting until you sell the product. With a just in time inventory your able run low inventories and increase cash flow



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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interesting perspective...

my company did cancel some of the orders...so i might think that its a forced strategy being applied..global meltdown maybe?



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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Simply more efficiency in the supply chain and less volitality in demand. Ideally a company would have 0 inventory, since inventory represents cash that could otherwise be spent on other items and liklehood of being stuck with unwanted inventory greatly reduced. A firm with low inventory that is making money is a well run firm from the perspective of supply chain management.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by heineken
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interesting perspective...

my company did cancel some of the orders...so i might think that its a forced strategy being applied..global meltdown maybe?


well there will be those with the just in time inventory and those who cancel orders because they dont have the money to cover it



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by heineken

dont really know if its the case since the majority of them are giving us 4 to 8 weeks availability time, certainly not that efficient as a strategy



If I see this correctly the implication being that things are starting to unravel in the supply chain of said company. Due to some difficulty with getting the item(s) in question. Hopefully this is just a unique item and not an indication of a general trend.


David Grouchy



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by heineken
I noticed in the recent years..2 years or so ..many Big Companies are actually running low on stock.




Anyone noticing this happening and or what might be the reason behind this?



What do those numbers tell us? I don't know what unit they're in

EUR = euro? What are the numbers with a decimal in front of it?

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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:13 AM
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yes euros..

in many European countries we do the point instead of the comma and vice versa..so basically

Eur 2.100,45 = two thousand one hundred euros and forty five euro cents

hope it helps

in the picture i posted..total is the total amount we ordered and shipped is the total amount available in stock..

bare in mind this is not the only time it happened..its the rule now
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