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How can Big Data Help in Procurement?

What is big data? Well, according to Wikipedia “ “Big data” is a field that treats ways to analyse, systematically extract information from, or otherwise deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processingapplication software. For simplicity’s sake, we can say it is an innovative way of looking at traditional data […]

Why scrapping excess stock is never the answer

Glen Bodilly sits down to discuss excess inventories and why scrapping is never the answer. Glen Bodilly joined Cyclops Electronics in 1999. During his 19 years with one of the UK’s most renowned independent distributors, he has progressed through a variety of sales roles and now oversees the company’s international excess stock division. Drawing on […]

The Problems with Excess Inventory (and how to solve them)

No matter the size, scale or scope of your business, excess inventory is a problem that we all have to deal with at some point or another. Even after months of hard work and planning, inefficiencies can appear in the supply chain, especially if consumer or manufacturer demand fluctuates ever so slightly. As a result, […]

How to monetise your excess inventory

Excess inventory is a term used to define a surplus of stock that is left sitting in a company’s warehouse. This problem could occur due to poor forecasting, a complete shift in the manufacturing process, or via a particular component or part becoming outdated or obsolescent. Some root causes of excess can be guarded against […]