Inventory costs sky high? — Your competitors likely are working to reduce them — you should be too!
Abstract: Distributors and supply-chain management professionals are doing everything they can to lower inventory costs — and their efforts seem to be working. Logistics costs decreased 6% from 2010 to 2011, according to one survey. This article offers suggestions to trim inventory spending, involving inventory levels, forecasting, lead time, bulk purchasing, and ongoing evaluation.