Today’s Reality of inventory issues.


During COVID-19 we experienced inventory shortages and the ships lined up waiting to get into the ports.

• Today’s new reality is having excess inventory and shortages.

• E-commerce created a new reality. Instead of shipping containers to customers individual products are being picked at the warehouse and shipped to the consumers.

• High returns of merchandise by the consumers result in excess inventory and cash flow issues.

• The reality of relocating manufacturing plants from China to other countries creates uncertainty.

• Until the “dust” settles down it will result in shortages of products like chips creating manufacturing plant disruptions.

• M&A creates a new reality of having multiple ERP Software resulting in integration issues affecting emote warehouses having excess and shortages inventory.

• Having integrated single database ERP Software that serves multiple industries will eliminate this issue and will lower the end users’ efforts having to access multiple ERP Platforms.

Dani Kaplan

SMC Data Systems

Integrated ERP Software 

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Updated: Sep 21, 2023

About the author
Dan Kaplan of SMC Data Systems is a member of XPX New York

ERP Software for mid-market manufacturers, distributors and food companies