In Pursuit of Profit
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While many companies have faced materials and components shortages leading to stock outs since the start of the pandemic, many other companies have been sitting on excess inventory due to transportation challenges, shifting consumer patterns, and tightening sales distribution channels.
Excess inventory occurs when a business holds more stock than is needed to meet their forecasted demand. It can be the result of flawed forecasting, purchasing errors, improper inventory management, or business disruptions. The latter is what many organizations have been dealing with since early-2020. But, regardless of the cause, too much inventory can cause both financial and operational obstacles.
If your company is carrying an abundance of inventory, it is important to act quickly to get it off your books and out of your warehouses. Use this guide to understand why excess inventory can be a business killer, and what to do about it!