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Monthly Tips To Help You Buy Smarter

February 2021 Watch User Status

Let’s say you have specific products that you need to keep any eye on. Searching for those items one at a time is not efficient or easy. There are several ways you can accomplish this task, but one of the quickest and easiest ways is to set a “watch flag” which will allow you to quickly pull the list of items and run reports.

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January 2021 How to Manage Manufacturing Outs With Exclude Buying Until

One of the most powerful features in K3S is lead-time forecasting. It ensures you carry enough safety stock to cover any variance in the lead times you get from your suppliers. Sometimes, though, you want to exclude an order from that forecast. For example, if you are placing an order for a shipping date 6 months in the future, you certainly don’t want us to use that in our forecast moving forward! There’s an app for that! We cover it in this month’s Tip of the Month.

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December 2020 Skip Lead Time Forecasting

One of the most powerful features in K3S is lead-time forecasting. It ensures you carry enough safety stock to cover any variance in the lead times you get from your suppliers. Sometimes, though, you want to exclude an order from that forecast. For example, if you are placing an order for a shipping date 6 months in the future, you certainly don’t want us to use that in our forecast moving forward! There’s an app for that! We cover it in this month’s Tip of the Month.

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November 2020 Holiday Ordering

It doesn’t seem possible, but the holiday season is officially upon us!  This means the purchase orders you place this month will likely need to factor in your supplier closings! In this month’s “Tip of the Month”, we look at Holiday Ordering in K3S so you will be prepared for even more disruptions in your shipments!

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October 2020 Fall Cleaning Batches

Dealing with thousands of products can be an overwhelming task. Applying and updating seasonal profiles and identifying products with no demand is a critical step to keeping K3S Replenish running at peak performance. Fortunately, K3S offers tools to streamline this process. This will help ensure you are not caught off-guard by products. In fact, we encourage you to run this group of batches twice each year. Once in the spring and once in the fall. To learn more about these “Cleaning” batches, check out October’s Tip of the Month!

September 2020 Continue List

Let’s face it, you work with a lot of products. Whether you are performing your monthly PE Checks or working in a batch, the list of products you are reviewing could be very long.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to jump back into that list where you left off? There is! In this September’s Tip of the Month, we will review how to “continue list” to save you some time and potential frustration.

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August 2020 Notes and Reminders

A lot goes on every day in the world of purchasing. It can be tough to keep track of all of the little things and remember due dates for it all. If you work with a team, you know the accurate exchange of information is critical to getting your orders placed on time and right. K3S has tools to help you keep all of the notes and reminders right in front of you so you can find them easily and nothing slips through the crack. To learn how to use this feature (or to re-learn) watch the video included in the link below!

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July 2020 Precise Order Type

Generally, Replenish builds up to your supplier order points in full-day increments.  However, there are times when that is not ideal. For example, adding a full day may push you over a maximum order quantity.  In these situations, a more precise ordering technique is needed. K3S includes a tool to build an order based on 1/10 of a day!

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June 2020 7 Steps to Successful Inventory Buying

One of the most important aspects of accomplishing any task is identifying all of the steps involved.  Do you know the steps involved in purchasing and how they impact your decisions?  K3S has created a quick online guide to illustrate just how much goes into buying inventory. We encourage you to go through this course when you have a little time. You’ll even receive a free e-book upon completion!

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