Announcing our . . .
Achieving Inventory Accuracy Workshop
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Are You Still
Struggling To Get Your Inventory Records Accurate?
Discover How To Get
95%+ Inventory Accuracy...
- using your existing personnel and
- using your existing systems.
And you will never have to look back.
Watch for bonuses and early registration discounts!
A Participant Gets Results in 2 Months
"We needed to get serious about a problem we've had with inventory control for the last 15 years. Enlisting a team of people enabled us to get going right away. Everyone got started with the knowledge and excitement needed to get a new project going and keep it on track. I know after just 2 months, I've already got my money back a few times over. Just think, fix 15 years of problems in 3 - 4 months. The cost for training the team was not an expense, it was an investment in the future. I also know we aren't letting our customers down nearly as much. How much do you think that's worth?"
Rick Vanderkin, Director of Operations
Read real customer testimonial letters: Click Here
Dear Inventory Control / Supply Chain Professional,
Imagine for a moment - - - - - (stay with me here) - - - - - -
You've been having a great week. No major issues. It's now Friday afternoon, end of the month.
You need just two last items to complete the customer order.
You check the computer. — Says you have plenty. Great!
You print the pick ticket. — Even hand-carry it out to the stockroom. You are feeling good now.
Stockroom manager says there are none there. Can't be! Computer said they were there. You both look all over. You start scrambling throughout the warehouse, looking high, looking low, re-checking recent paperwork. It is not here. What happened? — That's when you start feeling queasy. You already know what this weekend is going to look like, and it is not at the fairgrounds with your family. — Again!
Maybe you did not have to imagine this story. Maybe it has happened to you once or twice. Has it? Could this be you and your company?
If it has then this is for you. Allow me to ask you a key question, Please.
Have you ever stopped to figure out everything that goes on in your business when the computer inventory balances are not telling the truth? - You know, when the amount you expected to have on hand, is not really on hand.
An Honest Self-Analysis Can Be Revealing . . .
Just for a moment - - - Think about. - - - -
Now a million dollar question...
What does all this mean?
And now the bonus question...
How much is bad inventory data
Have you ever thought about adding up the impact, in dollars, of what these things cost? Well, we have. We surveyed other companies who have calculated their costs. Our survey data shows that poor inventory record accuracy costs your company millions.
To get more information on this survey data in our monthly email newsletter, Click here.
plant manager who attended our BootCamp in 2001 had estimated his
company would see savings of $500,000 in annual operating costs after they
achieved a 95% level of inventory accuracy. He runs a $70,000,000 business.
I just spoke with him last week. He is now at 96% (yes you read that
correctly) and he now believes his savings will be much closer to $2,000,000
per year. And, he is most excited because they were able to skip their
annual physical inventory this year.
With poor inventory records,
Sounds painful, but true?
Well, it doesn't have to be if you have the right tools and approach. You see, dollar-for-dollar, nothing gives you a better return on your investment than improving inventory record accuracy. Really! What if your company invested only 1/10th of what poor inventory accuracy is currently costing into an inventory accuracy improvement project. That would be a 1000% return on your company's investment. What if you could invest that and get even one half of the returns shown above? You would still be a hero, wouldn't you? Of course you would!
With poor inventory records,
Are you one of those companies who has invested large sums of money and huge amounts of time in an ERP system, MRP system or supply chain software? And people are still not happy with how its working. Life is more complex now than it ever was. The shop schedules and purchasing plans it produces are worthless. You spend a lot of time expediting orders. And to cover your behinds you make or buy a little more "just-in-case" inventory. People are pointing fingers at the new system. The bottom line is that the business has improved only marginally as a result of implementing the ERP / MRP system.
Why? Because the root cause of many problems that existed prior to the new system has not been fixed. As it was before ERP, the root cause is still poor inventory accuracy, after ERP.
There is a trite old saying that, unfortunately, is still true today: "garbage in, garbage out".
However, with 95% inventory record accuracy, the schedules are believable, parts are available when needed, the shop is happy, you are happy, your boss is happy and your spouse is happy. The ERP / MRP system is usable and reliable. Think of how much better your life would be if you got those records fixed...finally.
So, where are we now?
It will take you years and can cost you another small fortune to figure out the proven path that makes inventory records accurate - while others will never get the improvements and will be at it their entire career. Many go on blaming the underlying ERP or MRP software.
But instead of knocking yourself out trying to figure out "how", you can now learn our proven path 8-step roadmap, that will get you that goal of 95%+ inventory record accuracy.
A Clear Roadmap Is Needed . . .
Imagine if I could provide you with that roadmap. And if I told you that the
roadmap was guaranteed to guide you to 95%+ inventory accuracy in 3-4
Announcing a workshop so intense we call it a bootcamp:
Inventory Record Accuracy
That's right. As the name suggests, we have packaged 2-days with highly interactive sessions and examples on achieving inventory record accuracy. This 2-day BootCamp has been conducted live for hundreds of companies over the past 7 years for companies that have chosen to improve their inventory accuracy. Click here to see previous participants have said about the Inventory Accuracy BootCamp.
consists of expert led discussions, exercises, team activities, breakouts
and ample Question & Answer periods. Because the workshop consists of
other companies struggling with poor inventory accuracy, you will have a
chance to network in a " judgment free" zone.
In just 2 days you can launch your Inventory Record Accuracy project with all of the knowledge, tools and techniques (and confidence) necessary to get the job done. Just think about it. In one workshop, everything you need to finally get this troublesome and costly problem solved, once and for all.
Let me let you in on a secret: Cycle Counting is not the answer. That's right. We have found that Cycle Counting can keep your inventory records accurate after you get them accurate. But Cycle Counting simply takes way too long to get them 95%+ accurate in the first place.
Customer: "It works".
Dennis Dobbs, CPM, CPIM, Materials Manager
Nalge Nunc International
And many more things far too numerous to mention.
So, Exactly What Will You Learn At The BootCamp?
will be able to experience the entire 8-step proven process for achieving
inventory accuracy. All visuals used to illustrate points are included in
the student guide. What is not included in the outline are the numerous
networking discussions that take place in the hallway, at breaks or after
the formal part of the day is complete.
Part 1: Preparing for Success - Discovery
Part 2: Establishing the Process of Success - Design
Part 3: Confirming the Process of Success - Implementation
Companies of All Types Have Benefited
wMapleLeaf Farms wZenith Controls wSouthern Imperial wTRW wWarner Electric wNissan Forklift wT.P. Orthodontics wEaton Corp. wWacker Corporation wAcme Die-Cast wAir-Tek wBlackmer wG.E. Thorsen wWagner wSpraytech wHenkel wMenasha Corp. wWaukesha Cherry-Burrel wGraham Company wEnzymatic Therapy wMercury Minnesota wJ.J. Plank wTrek Bicycles wFort Howard Corp. wCrafted Plastics Inc. wKMC Stampings wKenro Inc. wFreedom Plastics wStone Container wLakeside Manufacturing wSiemens Automotive wUnion Carbide wAbbott Labs wDean Foods wHarley-Davidson wKohler Company wPLC Medical Systems wCustom Fire Inc. wJasper Engines wLear Corp. wOhi Automotive wPowder Coat Technology wAgri-Fab wMeridian Inc. wDouble J Molding wAmerican Rollform wDover/Rotary Lift wLobdell Emery wSandusky Plastics wBeckett Gas wFisher Controls wFlexsteel wTriseal wMajestic Steel wMercury Aircraft wSchutt Sports Group wPowers & Sons wUniversal Tool and Stamping wPhilips Automotive Group wFiamm Automotive, wWalt Disney Records wDanfoss Drives wGolden County Foods wOrion Safety Products wADCO Products wSystemax Manufacturing wRolls Royce Corporation wMartin Engineering wRoche Diagnostics wVisteon Automotive Systems wFerrara Pan Candy Company wMajestic Products Co wDow Agrosciences wALCOA CSI wNorthstar Technologies wThompson Consumer Electronics wEli Lily wPierce Manufacturing wMaysteel wOsmonics wHusco Manufacturing wR. S. Owens wEbonite wJ.W. Speaker wRaabe Corp., and many others.
You may be wondering if this Inventory
Record Accuracy BootCamp
One quick look at the testimonials and the letters from satisfied customers show you that the approach is practical, it is a proven path and it gets results. It is based upon a proven 8-step approach successfully used in a wide variety of industries and company sizes. It is not a bunch of academic theory. You learn the complete solution. It is not a "tease" where we show you part of the solution and then try to sell you on hiring us to get the rest of the solution. No way. You get ALL of the answers up-front. The approach outlined in the BootCamp will get you to 95%+ inventory accuracy in 90 - 120 days. And it will show you how to maintain that level of inventory accuracy forever. What would that mean to your company? What would that mean to you?
Who are the workshop leaders?
Management Solutions International works with manufacturing companies who want an Edge in the marketplace, not just to maintain the status quo or troubleshoot an occasional problem, . . . and with decision makers (leaders) who want a Fresh approach to improving their business. We are a team of experienced people who will educate, train and coach your people to understand and implement proven business tactics.
We invest our time with companies who are looking to make significant improvements in the way they run their business. Rather than going for the latest technology or buzzword of the month, we focus on the underlying business processes and the people who use them. Our innovative, yet fundamental, approach allows you to achieve the outcomes you desire and require in the shortest amount of time.
We have what it takes to help you and your people achieve top line as well as bottom line results. We leverage our experience with hundreds of companies, of various sizes and from many different industries. Put our Proven Process of Change to work for you.
Our ‘Without Compromise’ Beliefs:
w Always do what is right for our clients.
w Always create and conduct a value-added learning experience for our clients.
w Always tell our clients the truth.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about:
Q: I'm really not clear on this, are you offering me a collection of inventory procedures that I need to implement in purchasing, the stockroom, shipping, receiving etc?
Q: Can't I just do this project myself? Why do I need a team?
Q: OK, to make up my team, who should attend this workshop?
Q: How can I afford to have my key people away for 2 days at the same time?
Q: I manage multiple warehouses in cities all the state. Can I make use of this 8-step process that you teach in the BootCamp?
Q: I've been to a lot of workshops before. Many of them have been on the topic of inventory control and warehouse management. I leave thinking "That's interesting . . . now what?" How is this BootCamp so different?
Q: If this an 8-step process, will I see results after I do each step?
What will this workshop look like?
workshop requires two long, intense days. You need to arrive ready to work.
There will not be time during the day to sneak in a round of golf or lounge
by the pool. We will keep you busy during the day. If you want to treat
yourself to a day of golf, you better come early or stay an extra day.
will be from big companies and smaller organizations; from high tech to low
tech; from private to public; and all types and sizes in between. You will
be networking with others who have dealt with and are dealing with many of
the same issues and concerns that you have. There is no way to even predict
the wealth of experiences that will be present that you will be learning
from. We can predict, however, that each participant will have a common goal
- to develop a plan of action to solve supply and demand imbalance problems
in their business. Many times the interaction with others in the workshop is
just as valuable as what you hear from the workshop leaders. Come to share
your experiences and expect to learn from others.
Still not convinced? Let me offer a link to...
10 Reasons Why Inventory Teams
Are Willing To
T. Parham, Purchasing
Click to see even more testimonials.
When we conduct this 2-day Inventory Accuracy BootCamp on-site for a company, the cost ranges from $12,000 to $20,000, depending upon the number of participants and the amount of tailoring involved. While many companies find this to be an excellent investment, it might not be right for you.
But you don't have to pay anywhere near that amount here. Your fee investment for the Inventory Record Accuracy BootCamp is just $997 per participant. The following table provides Team Incentives and Early Registration Incentives.
The Investment In Your "120 Day Success" Is Modest . .
Think back to the costs of poor inventory accuracy we introduced at the start. Now compare the BootCamp investment to the conservative cost savings of $677,000 and you see that the return is HUGE. Even if you reduced the $677,000 down to $500.000, or even cut that in half to $250,000, the opportunity is still terrific. And remember my friend the Plant Manager who conservatively estimated $500,000 in savings and will actually produce cost savings of over $2,000,000.
That's a great value, isn't it?
Don't forget to add in the cost reduction associated with the elimination of your annual physical inventory. That is another HUGE out-of-pocket number in most companies, without even adding in lost production time when you shut down to do the counting.
And finally, think about how much better your new ERP or MRP system will perform with high quality inventory data. Think about how much better your shop schedule will be, too.
Your success in using this proven Inventory Record Accuracy BootCamp is completely guaranteed. In fact, here's our 100% "Better-Than-Risk-Free-Take-It-To-The-Bank Guarantee":
Is that fair or what?
There is absolutely no risk, whatsoever on your part. The burden to deliver
is entirely on us and the BootCamp. If you don’t produce improvements in
inventory accuracy using this guaranteed 8 step process, then we're the
losers, not you.
Look at it this way, $997 is really a painless drop in the bucket compared
to the money you are wasting every day — on Chasing parts, Expediting
material, and Carrying too much "just-in-case" inventory.
Attendance is Definitely Limited
Yes, we have
intentionally limited the number of participants. We have done this to
maximize the instructor interaction and to allow your team activities to be
valuable for you. No ballroom of hundreds of people where you feel
like a number. Once,
several years ago, we allowed too many participants and we told ourselves
"never again". You will be happier as a participant in a smaller
group. But that means you need to get moving, get approval and get your
registration and payment in.
P.S. You may be wondering if this Inventory Record Integrity BootCamp really works. This is quite natural. I can tell you everything about the BootCamp, but for some, that is just not enough. Some need to hear from others who can vouch for the credibility of the workshop . . .that you really can do what we claim. Well, for the skeptics, I have reserved a special page of customer letter testimonials. One quick look at these testimonial letters from satisfied customers who have attended the live workshop, and You'll see that the approach is practical, it is proven and it gets results. See a full description of all of these customer testimonial letters by clicking HERE.
P.P.S. Again, for the person who needs to be free from all risk, I want to remind you of my 100% Risk Free Guarantee. Click HERE to revisit the guarantee. But first, let me add a special "IF" to the guarantee. IF, at the end of the first day, you do not believe this workshop will help you get to 95% Inventory Accuracy, THEN let me know right then and there. You can be on your way home and your 100% refund will be in the mail the next day.
P.P.P.S. You may be at the point where you need to call us to answer any final questions or to talk with us about how you apply the knowledge you gain at this BootCamp. I imagine you would need to say "yes" if your boss asked you if you contacted us. Please feel free to call us, for any reason, at 1-800-367-1422.
Px4.S. A plant manager who attended a
Boot Camp in 2001 had estimated an annual savings of $500,000 in annual
operating costs when he achieved a 95% level of inventory accuracy
throughout his company. He runs a $70,000,000 business. I just spoke with
him last week. He is now at 96% (yes you read that correctly) and he now
believes his savings will be much closer to $2,000,000 per year. And, he is
most excited because they were able to skip their annual physical inventory
Px5. S. We offer a short monthly newsletter (much shorter than this letter) that provides timely tips to people working on lean, inventory, supply chain, ERP or MRP and other manufacturing topics. Its FREE. To learn more about the newsletter, Click here.
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