Machine Learning in Stock Optimisation

September 09, 2020 by Slimstock

We cannot ignore it. The complexity of supply chains has increased exponentially in recent years. Whereas once upon a time, a good business strategy alone would be enough to compete, overcoming complexity is now what ultimately sets a business apart from its competitors; a trend which will only become more prevalent in the coming years.

categories: Service

Inventory Planning: Excel vs Demand Planning Software

August 04, 2020 by Slimstock

For almost all business professionals, the relationship with spreadsheets started when they were at school. Over time, they become familiar with the intricacies of the tool. As a result, spreadsheets are often the default programme for every bit of analysis required.

categories: Service

5 Reasons Why Predictive Maintenance is Important for Electric Motors

July 14, 2020 by SLS

What is predictive maintenance for electric motors? Predictive maintenance programs use condition-monitoring tools and testing systems within the motor to track the equipment’s performance. Sensors installed in the electric motors stream real-time data into a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and identify areas that need attention. Monitoring devices on electric motor   Monitoring the motor while it’s in operation assists the detection of potential defects, allowing repairs and[...]

categories: Predictive Maintenance, Service, Product- Non-Bearings

Strategies to Operations Series 3: Product Life-Cycle

June 05, 2020 by Slimstock

Every product goes through a product life-cycle consisting of five phases. As a supply chain professional, how can you ensure you keep just enough inventory at every stage? Unfortunately, the duration an item spends at each stage is different for every product, as is the growth curve and total demand. Furthermore, a large number of products fail during the introduction phase and thus move directly to the phase-out aspect of the product lifespan.

categories: Service

Strategies to Operations Series 2: ABC/XYZ

April 14, 2020 by Slimstock

Through finding the balance between investment in inventory and service levels, businesses can exploit the laws of Pareto principle in order to adopt a more proactive approach to managing the entire assortment. It is no secret that for many businesses, 80% of the turnover is generated by just 20% of the assortment. Given that such a large proportion of the assortment seemingly offers such little value to the business, you would be forgiven for focusing all of your attention on the best[...]

categories: Service

Strategies to Operations Series 1: Assortment Index

February 11, 2020 by Slimstock

For a business to succeed, the inventory strategy must align with the overall corporate vision of the organisation. However, when it comes to executing the supply chain strategy, even seemingly small inventory management decisions can have a profound and far-reaching impact across the rest of the organisation.

categories: Service

Failure Analysis Case Studies

May 09, 2019 by SLS

SLS has failure analysis capabilities that identify root causes of failures to improve future performance and solve real-world problems.

categories: Service

Reaching Greater Height in Safety and Reliability with Enerpac

August 25, 2017 by SLS

  The strong and successful partnership between SLS and Enerpac stems from the alignment of shared values, specifically, the primary focus of providing our customers and end-users with safe, secure and reliable services and products. On 17 July 2017, SLS Petaling Jaya is proud to achieve the status of Enerpac Authorised Service Centre, the only company in Malaysia to be awarded with this certification. With the certification as an Authorised Service Centre, staff are trained by experienced[...]

categories: Service

Proactive Maintenance- Your Comprehensive Maintenance System

January 23, 2017 by SLS

  Thus far, we had several discourses about reactive maintenance, predictive maintenance and preventive maintenance. Today, we will look into the most comprehensive maintenance yet- Proactive maintenance.

categories: Service

Breaking It Down: Predictive and Preventive Maintenance

January 09, 2017 by SLS

  In our previous blog, we discussed about reactive maintenance and how unplanned breakdown can cause many problems to your operation . In fact, there are other ways that can help you to save on operational costs. We touched on how a careful maintenance program can help you to save on operational costs. Today, we will explore two types of maintenance programs: Predictive Maintenance Preventive Maintenance  Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Definition: A technique designed to help determine the[...]

categories: Service

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