Problems and Solutions Inventory, Operations or Production

Can You Produce More Than You Can Sell?

Below, 12Faces goes through problems and solutions inventory, operations and/or production. Operations is where the work of the business gets done. It should scale up and down with Sales Revenue, otherwise there can be a large impact on Profits.

Alternatively, You Can Sell More Than You Can Produce

Inventory monitoring has a major role with inventory intensive businesses, for example, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers. The Profitability of all businesses is tied to its Gross Margin. Are you monitoring this important analytic tool?

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Choices for Problems and Solutions Inventory, Operations or Production

I Can Produce More Than I Can Sell

This link covers Sales and Marketing, pricing strategies, customer retention, expanding your sales territory, amongst other solutions. Increase leads and customers who purchase and stay with you. Watch your Revenue grow as you sell the product that you are producing.

I Can Sell More Than I Can Produce

Problems and solutions inventory and how to improve the production and operations elements of your business. It is crucial to optimise these areas so that you can increase production to meet demand.

Operating Costs Are Going Up Faster Than Sales

Have your labour costs increased? Have you discounted prices? Are you managing you inventory costs – this applies to all businesses, from stationery through to large items? Do you employ casual labour, have these costs gone up? Go to this link to discover more areas and solutions.

I Have a Falling Gross Margin%

Don’t understand what the Gross Margin% is? That’s ok – this link explains the theory behind. It is a window into one of the most common reasons businesses experience a fall in Profit. Learn about the 5 Whys Technique which will assist with working out your problem and solution.

I Have a Problem With Operating Efficiency

When you improve your operating costs and productivity the improvement goes straight to your Profit. There are many areas to work on depending on your symptoms. This link will guide you to the right solution.

I Have Too Much in Work In Progress (WIP)

Has this caused a problem with Cash Flow, struggling to pay bills. Improve your Inventory Management, it has a major impact on Profit and Cash Flow. This applies to all businesses, not just manufacturing. 

I Have An Inventory Problem

As with too much WIP, too much inventory also impacts Profits, Cash Flow and Liquidity. These articles also cover delivery related problems. In addition to the link in the heading, refer to the 12Faces article – Cost of Over and Under Stocking

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