December 18, 2013
SKU Management Got You Down?
Your beverage company produces several different types of soda. And for each brand of soda, you have a different stock keeping unit (SKU). As any beverage manufacturer can testify, however, these different SKUs can really add up—and keeping track of them in a database as they change can be a task that takes an exorbitant amount of time.
That’s because individual SKUs will change depending on even the slightest product variation. For instance, your company might come up with a new soda brand and demand that it be put on the market as soon as possible. Then, it might come up with a sugar-free brand, followed by a tropical flavor—and then a tropical, sugar-free flavor. This process could go on ad nauseam until you have 50 variations of the same flavor with different sizes that you need to keep track of in real time.
Part of the reason why keeping track of SKUs in a database is such a difficult task can be attributed to the fact that most databases are structured in a way that each row requires individual edits. Through the power of a relational database, however, or a system that organizes information in a chart or table in accordance with its relational model, manufacturers can save the dreaded task of having to manually edit old reports. Databases are then updated accordingly instead of one by one. This makes enterprise quality management a time- and cost-saving task instead of one that requires a prolonged effort.
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