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6 Useful Tips to Reduce Obsolescence

Old parts

This is how Rune started the conversation about obsolescence in the machine dealer business.

A historic injury in the business based on the principle of "nice to have" over "need to have".

But how do you reduce obsolescence?

Here is our advice:

  1. Invest in stock management - Implementing an inventory management system can help better track and manage inventory, reducing the amount of obsolete parts.
  2. Send the parts back - Quite simply. The parts you do not get to use must be sent back to the supplier.
  3. Set up obsolescence percentages - By using obsolescence percentages, you quickly get an overview of how large a proportion of the stock value is obsolete.
  4. Sell obsolete parts - If the damage has been done, then it is time to sell the parts. In this way, you secure a portion of the profit versus none if you continue to leave them in stock. For that purpose, you can use, among other things.
  5. Continuous improvement - Continuously review and improve the processes that can help identify areas for improvement and make adjustments to prevent obsolete parts from becoming a problem in the future.
  6. Planning and forecasting - Planning and forecasting can help you anticipate the need for certain parts, thereby initiating measures to ensure they are available when needed.

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