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Ballou's Inventory-Throughput Curve

Example of how to construct a graph of inventory versus turnover and how to use it to determine the level of inventory required to support a given level of business.

Category Decision Making Tools
Function Inventory Management
Document Type Excel

Example of ABC Pareto Analysis for Inventory Management

Example calculation of ABC analysis for inventory management based on usage value.

Category Analysis Tools
Function Inventory Management
Document Type Excel

Example of ABC Pareto Analysis for Warehouse Management

Example calculation of ABC analysis for warehouse management using pick frequency.

Category Analysis Tools
Function Warehouse Management
Document Type Excel

Example of Critical Path Analysis

This example shows the precedence network, forwards and backwards time analysis and identification of critical path for a small project.

Category Analysis Tools
Function General Management
Document Type Excel

Example of Decision Matrix Analysis

Example of use of decision matrix analysis used for choosing a 3PL.

Category Decision Making Tools
Function General Management
Document Type Excel

Example of Demand Variation Measurement

Example of how MAD and SD are used to measure demand variation.

Category Analysis Tools
Function Inventory Management
Document Type Excel

Example of Gantt Chart for a Small Project

This example shows how a Gantt chart has been created following forward and backwards time analysis of the activities in a small project.

Category Decision Making Tools
Function General Management
Document Type PowerPoint

Example of Safety Stock Calculation

Example of 3 ways of setting safety stock.

Category Analysis Tools
Function Inventory Management
Document Type Excel

Glossary of Terms

A really useful collection of common acronyms and logistics and supply chain terms used in business today.

Category Reference Tools
Function General Management
Document Type Word

How To Calculate Ordering Cost

Use this template to calculate the cost and effectiveness of your procurement department as a first step to calculating ordering cost. Understanding the true logistic-related costs is the first step to improved logistics management.

Category Analysis Tools
Function Supply Chain Management
Document Type Excel

How To Calculate Stockholding Cost

Use this template to calculate the cost of holding stock in your business. Understanding the true logistics-related costs is the first step to improved logistics management.

Category Analysis Tools
Function Supply Chain Management
Document Type Excel

How To Decide Whether or Not You Should Consider Outsourcing

Assess your current situation and the feasibility of outsourcing using this 2-page table of 28 critical questions.

Category Decision Making Tools
Function Outsourcing
Document Type Word

How To Decide Whether to 4PL or Not to 4PL

List of key questions that you need to ask in your business to decide whether or not it would be useful to consider a 4PL.

Category Decision Making Tools
Function Outsourcing
Document Type Word

Logistics Acronyms

Over 850 logistics-related acronyms covering 33 pages.

Category Reference Tools
Function General Management
Document Type Word

Mind Map Example

Comprehensive example of a mind map for inventory management.

Category Analysis Tools
Functions General Management, Inventory Management
Document Type PDF

Simplex Method Example

Example of simplex method being used to minimie the total cost of deliveries from 4 suppliers to 6 customers.

Category Decision Making Tools
Function Transport Management
Document Type Excel