Looking to improve cash flow? A good place to start is by trimming the fat from your inventory holdings. Consider the case of Kraft Foods Inc., which is chronicled in the article "At Kraft, cash is king" in the Quarter 1/2010 issue of CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly. Editor James Cooke details the key role that inventory control and management efforts played in Kraft's efforts to improve its overall cash flow by US $1 billion.
Some tactics that the company used include:
For further details on Kraft's cash-flow initiative, check out the article, "At Kraft, cash is king" from the Quarter 1 issue.