Companies that say, "For many years we managed to control our inventory the way we do it now," fail to realize that what worked in the past will not work in the rapid changes of today's business environment. Selling on the Web has changed the face of the business world. A very successful e-commerce site and a strong sales team is a blessing that can be a "double-edged sword." Not having the right computer infrastructure can result in the wrong buying decisions that lead to excess inventory in the warehouse.
About the Author: Since 1980, Dan Kaplan has worked with corporate executives to improve purchasing, increase warehouse and distribution efficiencies, and implement software solutions that result in substantial savings and productivity improvements. www.smcdata.com.