Category: Liquidation

Major inventory issues at Palm

John Paczkowski at Daily Digital on Palm’s scary inventory situation. Such a shame to see this. I would love the chance to help them work through it. “Big Problem for Palm: Growing Unsold Inventory” | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

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Carrying cost on excess inventory increases need for efficient disposition

I read a very good article on inventory management today called Aggregate Inventory Management. It was written by George Miller of PROACTION. I particularly liked his comprehensive description of “Carrying Cost” of inventory. Although we generally focus on, and pitch, the fact that we can help increase recovery rates, we really need to incorporate some …

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Why liquidation of excess inventory is worth worrying about

I gave a talk in February at the Reverse Logistics Conference in Las Vegas about liquidation and why, for most companies, it is still being managed the same way it was decades ago. The main point I made was that companies don’t understand why they should allocate resources to improving this process. There are a …

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National Semi profit, outlook beat forecasts

I was amused by this article. It starts with: National Semiconductor Corp (NSM.N) posted results and a revenue outlook that beat estimates, as sales to industrial markets and improved corporate spending pushed margins to a record high. It goes on in the second paragraph to talk about “increased demand across the board”. Then, in the …

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B-Stock launches new liquidation site for major department store

Visit www.bstockauction.com now and apply to buy liquidation inventory directly from a major department store chain. There are no middlemen…you buy directly from the source. Monthly auctions, hundreds of listings, great deals! Overstock, shelf pulls, customer returns, store stock all available. Inventory includes: High end, designer handbags Fine jewelry and gold Women’s coats Bed & …

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Excess Inventory Liquidation’s Bad Rap

The Dirty Little Secret that Isn’t a Secret The term “liquidation” has developed a very negative connotation in business. It is instantly associated with failure. It may have resulted from a product being introduced with a design flaw or technical issue that results in high return rates. Perhaps a merchant or planner failed to accurately …

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Report: 10,000 retail stores could close by year-end

Interesting take on the state of the retail industry by Grant Thornton CARS national managing principal Marti Kopacz. Marti makes a great point that I could not agree with more strongly: “Although there’s high risk in the retail industry, now is the time for companies to fine-tune their business and take advantage of new opportunities,” …

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Future of Excess Inventory Liquidation and Reverse Logistics Industry

Adrian Gonzales over at Logistics Viewpoint just posted the mid-year update to his 2009 Logistics Predictions this week.  His predictions have so far been on the mark and we still agree with them now, just like we did back when he made the predictions back in December 2008. Still the most interesting trend to us …

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Sam’s Club Auctions on CNN’s Clark Howard

We are proud to once again be supporting Sam’s Club on this initiative. We have people who were part of the launch at FairMarket in 2001, then we helped them grow while we were at eBay through 2008, and now we look forward to taking it to an even higher level as B-Stock Solutions. They …

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