June 2004

Maintenance

Reduce inventory by eliminating multiple parts codes

Here's how they are generated and how to eliminate them

Iyer, K. R., Reliance Industries Ltd.

K. R. IYER, Reliance Industries Limited, Jamnagar, India       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Having multiple codes for a single item in the warehouse is contrary to the fundamental rule of codification that there should be only one code for any given item. Multiple codes lead to multiple stock levels, multiple ordering, multiple stocking and rush purchases even when the stocks are available in the warehouse ? unknown to the end users. This leads to increased inventory. On averag

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