Austin Hardware® Resource Center

Inventory Systems - Two Bin Stocking System

Posted by Austin Hardware on Apr 17, 2019 9:50:00 AM
Are you a manufacturing company? If so, does your business depend on inventory to get by? If you answered yes to one or both questions you might be familiar with a two-bin system. A widely used inventory management system, a two-bin system basically deals with two bins to help you or your team keep...
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Vendor Consolidation

Posted by Austin Hardware on Apr 11, 2019 12:59:00 PM
  If you’re considering vendor consolidation, you should consider that it is one of the easiest ways to control your supply chain. You are basically drastically reducing the number of vendors you deal with, therefore simplifying your business. Let’s face it, there are a lot of things that need to...
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Why Do You Need Inventory Management Software?

Posted by Austin Hardware on Apr 8, 2019 12:57:00 PM
Why Do You Need Inventory Management Software?   Inventory management is a crucial part of your business and having a solid system in place to help you run business is as important as your inventory. If your business depends on inventory you need to be sure that you are running things smoothly....
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Non-Consigned Vendor Managed Inventory

Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Apr 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM
There are two types of VMI program – Non-Consigned and Consigned. Both Non-Consigned and Consigned VMI programs offer customers a similar list of benefits, which you can read more about HERE. In a Consigned VMI program, the inventory is put in place, but the customer doesn’t pay for it until it’s...
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What is Production Inventory?

Posted by Austin Hardware on Mar 29, 2019 12:00:00 PM
What is Production Inventory? If your business produces a finished good, then you may be familiar with the concept of production inventory. Simply put, production inventory is the amount of goods you have on hand to complete the manufacturing process. It’s all the parts and supplies your business...
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What is inventory Management?

Posted by Austin Hardware on Mar 26, 2019 12:25:26 PM
    To keep things simple; inventory management is the management of inventory and stock.  If your inventory is managed properly it will mean you always have the correct levels of stock on hand. This has a lot of benefits for your business. For some, this is easier said than done. However, having...
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Recap from The 2019 NTEA – The Work Truck Show

Posted by Austin Hardware on Mar 12, 2019 4:12:14 PM
    We’re back from 2019’s NTEA aka The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. This year’s show was a success, and we were able to meet up with new and current customers, showcasing some of Austin hardware’s new and best products. In addition, we were able to lean in to our team members and product...
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How finding the right Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) provider can simplify your business and improve your bottom line.

Posted by Austin Hardware on Mar 4, 2019 11:02:33 AM
There are many ways that selecting the right Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) partner can simplify your business and help you to start saving time, money, and improve your bottom line.
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It’s time to take the next step: Find out now if your business is ready for Vendor Managed Inventory.

Posted by Austin Hardware on Mar 4, 2019 10:46:59 AM
  Is inventory the backbone of success for your business?  Do you have trouble forecasting demand and maintaining correct inventory levels yourself?  Do you have difficulty dealing with too many suppliers?  Managing large amounts of inventory, and a multitude of suppliers, requires daily...
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Consigned Vendor Managed Inventory: What it is, how it works, and why your company needs it to simplify your supply chain.

Posted by Austin Hardware on Mar 4, 2019 10:28:24 AM
So, what exactly is Consigned Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)? Let’s break it down into two parts – Consigned Inventory and Vendor Managed Inventory. Consigned Inventory is inventory that is still owned by the supplier, but the customer has it on hand. When the customer uses or sells the inventory,...
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