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Inventory Management

Inventory management: the control of the flow of product into and out of your business.  Efficient inventory management saves you money!

Any business has peaks and troughs. You need to know what stock is on hand, to eliminate uncertainty and enable effective forecasting.   If the peaks and troughs in your business are impacting your cashflow and ability to service your customers then your inventory management system needs to work smarter.  This could mean outsourcing your inventory management to a professional supply chain solution provider.

With a global reach and over 40 warehouses throughout the world, backed by our extensive distribution network, Mainfreight is ideally positioned to offer inventory management over your  full supply chain solution.

If the peaks and troughs in your business are impacting on your cashflow and stock control, contact our supply chain specialist team for a no obligation assessment.

Inventory Management Systems

There is a fine line between carrying the cost of your inventory and replenishment lead times, so efficient inventory management is critical.  A quality inventory management system, alongside professionally managed warehouse and distribution facilities benefits your business with:

  • Reduced costs
  • Smooth production
  • Improved distribution and operational efficiencies
  • Accurate records

Mainfreight’s inventory management system has the flexibility to adapt to your requirements with advanced operational performance and management reporting. Our inventory management system offers full transparency to our customers via a direct link into our customer portal, MainChain, allowing you to view your inventory and the status of orders.

Our inventory management system offers you advanced: 

  • Security
  • Flexibility for both information and system functionality
  • Globalisaion adapts to time zones and all units of measure
  • Logistics technology such as RF and Scan Pack 
  • Receive and confirm transactions electronically (EDI)
  • Inquiry and reporting capabilities

The advantage of multi-warehouse capability means you’re not locked in to one facility.  You can have your product warehoused at multiple locations around the world, within the same country, or within the same city.  Pick from all warehouses or only those selected.  You’re closer to your customers and your suppliers, optimising your efficiency and saving distribution costs.

Inventory Management Providers – What To Look For

It’s important to have an experienced inventory management partner with:

  • Flexible charging structure
  • Multi-warehouse capability
  • Global logistics system
  • Just in time ordering
  • Single and multiple order picking

With the advantage of a global logistics provider with multi-warehouse capability, your product is located is closer to the end-user, meaning less distribution costs and a shorter lead time for your customer’s orders.  Utilise economies of scale, and add the advantage of product located in multiple facilities within our network.

Supply Chain & Inventory Management Specialists

Our team of supply chain specialists have many years of experience in the logistics sector and are experts in assessing inventory costs and inventory management.    Our team will work with you to optimise your supply chain efficiency, which will:

  • Optimise inventory levels
  • Shorten the supply chain
  • Reduce product sourcing costs
  • Increase your ability to respond and service your customers

Wherever you need to be in New Zealand, we have a warehousing facility in a location nearby, and when you’re ready to cross the ditch or take on the world, you’ll find us right there too, ready to help YOU become the next Kiwi success story.

Take the uncertainty from your business, and see how our inventory management system can improve your cost management.  Contact our supply chain specialists now .