Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO) is normally the metric associated with this area but because inventory can be a mixture of physical stock and subjective work in progress the metric has become outdated. This course questions whether any organisation needs stock at all and delivers some of the solutions to holding stock, whilst recognising some pitfalls of such a policy. The financial supply chain in the inventory section is broken into two sections, one for stock and one for work in progress. This course will assist people in understanding how to make the processes more efficient with regard to stock and reduce system orientated issues regarding work in progress.
On completion of this course, participants will have a greater understanding of:
- Appreciate the way Just in Time (JIT) is one of several methods can enhance your cash flow
- Understand why stock could become a liability
- Learn how to manage work in progress and stock in a proactive manner.
Authored by: John Mardle
An independent educationalist and author on working capital, John has recently written many articles for leading publications as well as facilitating and being a panellist at major events involving the Bank of England, Lloyds Banking Group, UKTI, major technology providers and VC/PE organisations. His recent work has involved ITV, DHL, Sprint Convergence, Astrium Satellites and numerous SMEs, banks, financial institutions and investment houses. John has held senior executive positions in blue chip companies such as Bombardier, Parsons, ABB, Alstom and Wimpey Taylor where he delivered worldwide programmes of strategic cash importance.
CPD Points: 1
CPD Duration (hours): 1
Access: 12 months from purchase date