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How should you leverage Inventory Status in NetSuite?

By Casey Rebman on

Posted under: NetSuite

In 2018.1, NetSuite released Inventory Status and Commitment to give you better control of your inventory. This feature allows supply chain managers to mark inventory with different statuses to help drive internal processes. For example, you can create an inspection status for items and are not required to commit inventory to item/quantity/lot/serial in that status. This is great if you need to inspect items before allowing customers to buy the item. And even better, there are ways to gain even more value from Inventory Status if you decide to turn it on.

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What Health & Beauty Retailers need to know about managing inventory in NetSuite

By Holli Anderson on

Posted under: NetSuite

When it comes to retail, there is nothing more beautiful than having the right stock on hand to fulfill the order and ensure another happy customer. But with several siloed channels, this simple task can be quite the challenge. Your merchandiser needs reporting to effectively manage stock levels. Your inventory planner needs this same data to correctly assess and forecast demand. Your warehouse manager needs to know what product is available now and where it is located. And this is only amplified during peak season. If you are using NetSuite to unite these channels to a single view, you are a step ahead of many of your competitors. But how can you maximize NetSuite to achieve omnichannel success? 

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Mobile Counting Options for NetSuite

By Holli Anderson on

Posted under: NetSuite

Many companies have some sort of counting system in place – though it is typically tedious, manual, and not very effective. The good news is there are mobile solutions for NetSuite that automate this process, allowing you to gain visibility to your inventory at any given time. Whether you are evaluating a NetSuite SuiteApp or just trying to set up your counting strategy, there are a few counting options to consider.

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RF-SMART Trusted by 400 NetSuite Customers

By Holli Anderson on

Posted under: NetSuite

Another RF-SMART Milestone is in the books. RF-SMART is proud to partner with more than 400 NetSuite Customers for our Mobile Inventory Solution - adding to our portfolio of more than 850 Customers worldwide.  Accurate inventory is critical to a thriving Cloud business, and our growth in the NetSuite market is a reflection of our commitment to providing a Built for NetSuite solution that ensures 100% visibility into product location, movement, and related employee activity.

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5 Must-Dos at SuiteWorld 2017

By Casey Rebman on

Posted under: Events, NetSuite

SuiteWorld is NetSuite’s largest annual conference designed specifically for NetSuite customers, partners and developers.  With over 7,000 attendees, more than 175 breakout sessions and the opportunity share tips and insights into NetSuite strategies with other users and product experts, SuiteWorld 2017 is shaping up to be a can’t-miss-event, April 24-27th in Las Vegas.

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Best Practices: Multi-Channel Pick, Pack and Ship Strategies

By George Gulliford on

Posted under: Best Practices, NetSuite

The days of single-channel warehouse operations are disappearing. Companies that only sold to other companies or just to customers are transforming into companies that sell to everyone.  While this opens up new markets and business, it can adversely affect your warehouse operations and create customer service issues.

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‘Tis the Season of the Physical Count: NetSuite Counting Best Practices

By George Gulliford on

Posted under: NetSuite

The season of physical inventory counting is upon us, and in our experience, this is not usually a cheerful event at most companies. The good news though is that with some preparation and organization, you can tackle this event without turning into a scrooge.

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Creating an Efficient Warehouse without Complex System Logic

By George Gulliford on

Posted under: Best Practices, NetSuite

Many companies think they need complex warehouse logic (like system directed putaway) to make their warehouse more efficient. But in many cases, spending time simply focused on the picking process will provide the greatest efficiency. The beauty of that truth? The need (and cost) to have complex logic disappears, and basic intuitive thought processes can be used effectively.

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Customer Spotlight: 4 Reasons To Automate Manual Warehouse Processes

By Cap Mewborne on

Posted under: Implementation + Support, NetSuite

BarProducts.com is a leading online retailer for bartending and bar supplies, and in the words of their COO, is the perfect example of “a business who came from an old way of doing things to quickly catching up to the forefront of warehouse management.” 

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NetSuite Best Practices Series: Overcoming Multi-Channel Distribution Challenges

By George Gulliford on

Posted under: Best Practices, NetSuite

In the past, most companies have operated in only one sales channel, which meant their distribution operations only had to deal with one set of distribution processes. Today, however, many companies operate in two, three or even four channels, which can be very challenging when you try to combine all the required distribution processes together into one efficient operation. 

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NetSuite Best Practices Series: Inventory Shrinkage - Where Did My Inventory Go?

By Holli Anderson on

Posted under: Best Practices, NetSuite

Inventory shrinkage is one of the major problems in both distribution and retail, and most companies do not have a good idea as to why. The truth is: Without putting proper processes and procedures in place, you will never be able to understand where your inventory disappears - and will continue to see an eroding of your bottom line.  Every dollar of inventory you lose requires many more dollars of sales to recover.

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