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Client Requirements

Our client requested to find ways to reduce inventory level in the warehouse, based on the type of items and forecast. In addition, they would also like to reduce the overall cost of operations. Finally, standards for each item should be made to ensure that the inventory level of each item is optimal.[1] 

Our Methodology

In order to achieve our client’s goals, we first classify the list of products into 3 different classes using ABC analysis. Then, we further analyze the current stock level using Pareto and Stock Balance index. From this analysis, we select the products for monitoring.[2]  Next, we define and establish the standards for the inventory level of each item. So things like reorder point, safety stock, and lead time were defined.[3]  Finally, a monitoring plan was created using an I/O diagram for the inventory level.

The Outcomes[4] 

There are different outcomes obtained. The ABC analysis with pareto chart, stock balance index, the action plan for the different classes of products, the reorder point, safety stock, lead time and finally, the estimated savings analysis were obtained.

Make a story, explaining in narrative way what we have to do.


“Our client requested to optimize…”

“They also needed to set standards…”

Same comment about narrative.


“In order to achieve our client’s goals we set the following methodology….”

Similar to the other comments, I would like to make like a story. From my viewpoint it sound theoretical, if possible rewrite it as the way we chose to achieve the goal…

For example:

“We defined…”

“Therefore, aspects such as the order point, the safety stock and the delivery time were defined.”

Same comment make it narrative

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