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					                                                                                 April @ Acumen Systems
                           Managing surplus Stocks                                                                         Coming up ..... Victoria
                                                                                                                            Government Events Calendar
                   Getting it correct from the start                                                                      Recordkeeping                 1 Apr 09
                                                                                                                          Workshop
                                                                                                                          Cash Flow                     2 Apr 09
What is CAO (Computer Aided Ordering)                                                                                     Management
                                                                                                                          seminar
Perpetual Inventory (PI) or Continuous Inventory is a system for tracking and                                             Marketing on a                8 Apr 09
knowing the price of inventory and quantity of products at any time by tracking                                           Shoestring
sales, returns, receipts and deliveries with accountable information systems. PI is                                       Marketing for                 16 Apr 09
a foundation to support a move from a manual order process to a computer-                                                 Growth
                                                                                                                          Profit in Your                21 Apr 09
assisted replenishment program and of course is required for a CAO system.
                                                                                                                          Business
                                                                                                                          Getting Your                  22 Apr 09
 Track Product                                                                                           On
                           Individual store – inventory level                     Track Product                           Business
   Received                                                                         Going out           hand
                                                                                                                          Organised
                                                                                                                          Marketing Basics              22 Apr 09
Distribution centre                        Enablers                               POS sales
                                                                                                                          seminar
Direct store delivery                                                             Supplies store uses
                                 Accurate Receiving                                                                       Cashflow                      23 Apr 09
system to capture                                                                 Store returns to
                                 Accurate POS                                                                             Forecasting
SKU levels                                                                        suppliers
                                 Accurate cycle counts                            Store damages
                                                                                                                          Networking                    23 Apr 09
Customer returns of
                                 Timely inventory adjustments                                                             seminar
saleable products                                                                 Store transfers OUT
                                 Stock management practises                       Spoilage or theft
                                                                                                                          Workplace                     23 Apr 09
Store transfers IN
                                                                                                                          Industrial
                                                                                                                          Relations
CAO is the ability to utilise your POS software application to accurately generate a                                      Managing Surplus              28 Apr 09
suggested order (auto order) in conjunction with a successfully implemented                                               Cash
Perpetual Inventory, assists store operators by suggesting a product order for
replenishment based on the store’s actual POS movement history for that item and
assumed actual on-hand inventory. It is a solution that, based on specific
parameters, will replenish the store based on actual customer demand.                                                                              Is its
CAO is driven though direct feeds from POS sales data. The system absorbs this
data and then checks on-hand inventory from the PI system. Based on actual                                                                       time up?
sales and on-hand product, the CAO application creates an initial replenishment
order.                                                                                                                    The truth is that many
The CAO engine then checks though a list of preprogrammed variables that guide                                            businesses are still paying
the order to account for shelf holding capacity, replenishment lead times, desired                                        Yellow Pages printed directories
shelf inventory, minimum safety stock levels, delivery frequency, etc. The order is                                       and the same fees they have for
finalised and presented to store management for review and approval.                                                      years - when the bulk of their
                                                                                                                          customers let their fingers walk
Dealing with current overstocks.                                                                                          on computer keyboards to
                                                                                                                          research and often complete
   Package with high selling / profit lines increase price to cover normal margin
                                                                                                                          their purchases.
   Move item to high profile position
   Have staff offer to every customer                                                                                     Yet according to professional
   Clearance house eBay, internet store, warehouse clearance etc.                                                         marketers, email marketing
   Contact supplier for promotional sponsored activity                                                                    delivers the best return on
   Purchase more at discounted price then discount entire SOH (keeping margin)                                            investment of any direct
   Transfer to another store                                                                                              medium, and in one survey
   Discount or offer staff commissions and lose margin (last option always)                                               providing an astonishing 4600%
                                                                                                                          return on investment.

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