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Meet us at ITShowcase Manchester

February 1, 2017 | Reading Time: 1

We’re exhibiting at the ITShowcase event in Manchester on 14th Feb, taking place at Old Trafford Football Ground. The event kicks off at 10am, and we’ll be ready to showcase the capabilities of Flowlens software. Visit us for a demonstration of our time-saving Enquiry to Order, Order to Cash, and Purchase to Pay workflows. Click here […]

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Meet us in Dublin: National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Event

January 25, 2017 | Reading Time: 1

We’re pleased to be exhibiting at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain conference and expo, taking place on January 31st at Dublin’s City West Hotel. The event includes an impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies who will engage in a stimulating blend of key note addresses and debates. We’ll be ready to demonstrate Flowlens’ […]

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Visit Flowlens at LAMMA 17

January 3, 2017 | Reading Time: 1

We’ll be exhibiting at the LAMMA agricultural machinery show, alongside many of the specialist manufacturers and dealers serving this thriving sector. LAMMA takes place at the East of England Showground, January 16th & 17th. If you’re involved in making or supplying farm machinery, why not visit us at Stand 218, Hall 2, for a chat […]

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FREE eBook – Six Stock Strategies to increase profits.

July 4, 2016 | Reading Time: 1

Working smarter, not harder: Automate your purchase, receipt and pay processes. Or do you spend hours pushing emails, spreadsheets and documents to manage  Purchasing, GRNs and payments? Are you fed up of having to juggle paper or spreadsheets to find the information you need?  If so, then sign up for our webinar on the 23rd September at 10:00 […]

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The Cost of Poor Stock Management

March 7, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

What is paid to the supplier is only part of the true cost of holding stock. Businesses that purchase stock, both for production and direct re-sale, will be familiar with the term ‘carrying cost’, which is the sum of: Purchasing the stock Warehousing Handling/delivery Damage and loss Purchasing the Stock There are many hidden costs […]

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Multiple Supplier Management

February 29, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Globalisation has changed the playing field for businesses, in particular manufacturing companies. There is the opportunity to reach customers in foreign markets and supplier relationships are now on a global scale. However, this brings with it the added risk of external factors such as natural disasters, political instability and currency fluctuations. Now, more than ever, […]

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Internal Stock Controls

February 22, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

An effective stock management process is one of the key components of a company’s purchasing efficiencies. Stock is large capital investment so it makes sense to manage it as well as possible. In particular, keeping track of raw materials is essential for the smooth flow of the production process. Internal controls to prevent loss, damage […]

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How to Estimate Sales Projections

February 15, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Having an accurate estimate of the volume of sales that are likely to close, facilitates the smooth operation of many other business departments. The ‘leads to sales ratio’ is a measure that can guide the efficiency of the production and purchasing functions. While it is only ever an estimateand businesses should never completely rely on this […]

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Calculating Your Minimum Stock Threshold

February 8, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Businesses that don’t operate a sales order process, such as shops and rental companies, must hold a ‘safety stock’ to meet unpredicted sales and exchanges. A business that successfully manages its safety stock should never lose a sale because they don’t have an item. Having a lot of ‘out of stock’ products appears unreliable to […]

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