Brick and Mortar Retailers Will Benefit from Online Inventory Listing

Brick and Mortar Retailers Will Benefit from Online Inventory Listing

By Chris Crum September 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Earlier this month, Google announced that it was making public its documentation for Local Shopping inventory for Google Merchant Center. This is a feature that lets retailers let consumers know about what they have in stock. Milo.com is another site that based upon a similar principle, and it’s doing pretty well. 

Ode To Yahoo Inventory Tool

Sara Holoubek at DM News has written an ode to the Yahoo! inventory tool. For a long time it was an considered to be a vital tool.

Are You Inventory Rich and Cash Poor?
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A contract manufacturer turns inventory 3.6 times. A retailer turns inventory 4.1 times. A wholesaler turns inventory 4.4 times.

Weak Online Advertising

I’m always on the lookout for weak signals for the online advertising market, the driver for the consumer internet.

Creating Supply Chain Value w/ Cycle Time & Inventory Yield

A supply chain is not a series of links forged together for a common purpose. That is a nice image. However it minimizes the reality of the chain and how each link in that chain must design its own logistics process to function within the chain.

Accurate Data and Inventory Management Systems

Inventory management systems are required to automate and efficiently keep track of your inventory levels. If your inventory levels are not properly tracked, it will result in rising costs. Accurate inventory counting is one of the most important aspects of inventory management.

Lean SCM – The Essentials

A major mass merchandiser has decided to go leaner with its inventories.

Tree Maps of Disk Space

GrandPerspective and Disk Inventory X are two free Mac OS X apps that give graphical views of where your disk space is being used.

Lean Logistics-Understanding

Supply chain management was designed to take waste out of supply chains-waste as to excess inventory, time and cost.

Centro Could Upset Google Ad Plans

The online planning firm has experience with Ford, SBC, and Mercedes-Benz; now they want to help gather local Web sites into an advertising network. Unsurprisingly we tie Google into the mix.

Move Warehousing Responsibilities to Your Vendors

In the current competitive business environment, it is essential to utilize all the avenues available to you to increase profitability.

The Virtual Supply Chain the ultimate Supply Chain Management Strategy
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It has been said that the key to low costs in an e-commerce environment is through the adoption of a focused supply chain management strategy.

Get Ahead of Your Competitors with Strategic Inventory Control

Many businesses that have neglected the implementation of proper inventory control processes fail to realize that this may have adverse effects on their company performance.

Self-service with Online Inventory Management Systems

Would it help your business if your customers had the ability to check your inventory for themselves? Could they then order directly if they knew that you have inventory ready to ship?

Utilizing Backend Inventory Solutions for E-commerce

The advent of the internet has opened the door for e-commerce, which not only includes B2C businesses but also supports B2B business relationships.

Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment

Vendor Managed Inventory. Electronic Data Interchange. Online Inventory Management.

Best practices in Inventory Management

In today’s competitive environment, inventory management can no longer take a traditional approach and be a secondary priority for process improvement. With the demand for faster production schedules, shorter lead times, on-time delivery as well as total cost reduction, antiquated processes will have no place in a fast-paced business environment.