Posts Tagged ‘Inventory Management Systems’

Inventory Solutions Part 3: Effective Procedures & Roles for Warehouse Personnel

Warehouse solutions are NOT one-size-fits-all. We know first-hand that every warehouse is unique. With decades of developing and implementing inventory solutions around the world, however, we have identified some fairly universal truths. This is the third installment of our blog series designed to share these common but critical steps towards accurate and efficient inventory management. If you missed Inventory Solutions Part 1: Barcoding Your Warehouse or Inventory Solutions Part 2: Cycle Counting & Barcoding Your Inventory be sure to go back and read these first. The reality is that each of these solutions are most effective, and really only effective,…

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Inventory Solutions Part 1: Barcoding Your Warehouse

Inventory Solutions Part 1: Barcoding Your Warehouse Decades of developing and implementing warehouse inventory solutions around the globe have given the CoreIMS team some very valuable insights into the industry. Where this is a very monumental and long-term warehouse solution for your organization, we are constantly involved with every stage of this process. This gives us the unique ability to pull from numerous past experiences and “case studies”, if you will, to provide the BEST warehouse solution possible for your situation. That said, let’s start at the beginning. Typically, when company management starts looking for inventory software it is because…

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Sage Summit 2014 Las Vegas

CorePartners represented by Bob Reckers and I went to Las Vegas last week . We have been very interested in the Sage space in the last few years, and have quite a few good implementations with Sage 50 US product (former PeachTree). We also developed Sage 100 integration last year that is going through the final testing this week. About the show. Great job as usual on Sage part; very organized and professional. Conference and the show was from Monday through Thursday. Program included Key notes from Sage management and speakers including Pimm Fox from Bloomberg, Carl Rove, Rich Karlgaard…

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Case Study: Real Time Inventory Visibility Across Sites Nationwide

The Challenge A bottled water company fills thousands of bottles in several different sizes on a daily basis. In addition, they supply to customers who have “house brands” which require different packaging, bottles and labels. Production and storage takes place across multiple sites. Production reporting and inventory operations were being done manually using spreadsheets, which resulted in many errors, stock outs and frequent physical inventory counts. The Solution CoreIMS™ now delivers real time inventory visibility across all sites. Raw materials supplies and finished goods are moved quickly and easily between facilities. Inventory levels can be closely monitored by site, and stock…

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The Difference Between Inventory Management and Warehouse Management Systems

Although Inventory Management and Warehouse Management terms are used interchangeably, there are subtle differences between the two. Understanding these differences is important when choosing what system to get. There are various Inventory Management Systems (IMS) and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) software packages on the market. There is also a lot of misunderstanding and misrepresentation about different packages. For example some Warehouse Management Systems have different tiers (most common Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3) defined by warehouse size, turnover speed and complexity. Complexity Inventory Management Systems tend to be simpler. Most commonly used for items, locations, receiving and shipping…

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