Tag: Trunk Stock

Operational Excellence

Allocating Properly: Trunk (safety) Stock in Combination w/ Consignment Inventory  

Sales reps and ops teams in the medical device industry face complex challenges.   Unique to the medical device last-mile supply chain is the fact that sales reps often carry inventory stock with them on a full-time basis as safety stock or as part of the overall fulfillment process.   This “… Read More

BY Joost Rietdijk

Trunk Stock: Finding the Hidden Value

Do You Have Full Inventory Visibility? With the right tools and processes, you could…  For medical device manufacturers, knowing what is in each sales rep’s trunk stock is an elusive and usually impossible goal. Not knowing what assets are in the field has significant ripple effects throughout… Read More

BY Joe Hardin

Other Articles


Using The Right Levers Creates Exponential Asset Utilization Improvement

Impact of Cycle Time and Service Level on your Inventory Levels Clean, fast data enables proactive inventory control and management. Applied properly, advanced analytics can be leveraged to optimize your field inventory operations. Previous articles discussed calculating optimized inventory levels for medical device field offices based on actual demand… Read More

BY Joost Rietdijk

7 Unrealized Key Objectives Achievable With The Right Tools and Lean Processes

Lean strategies, properly applied, allow sales and operations teams within the medical device industry to scale without adding a ton of overhead. Read More

BY Eric Huppi

Entry Level vs Enterprise: Medical Device Sales Field Enablement & Inventory Optimization

The Right Enterprise Platform Makes All The Difference When searching for the right tool, there are so many factors to consider. When you understand what is important, then everything else becomes easier. After helping many of the world’s largest enterprise med device companies with their field sales enablement and… Read More

BY Mareo McCracken