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Explore A Green Option For Unused Inventory

Posted January 08, 2017 12:00 AM by ahorner_22
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In any large operation, there are always unused items that take up valuable space. Instead of just discarding these items, they can actually be recycled. By working with a company that helps recycle as well as purchases excess inventory, a manufacturing operation can open up valuable warehouse space and get paid to clear out outdated items that are no longer used within their operation.

For example, Radwell International offers various options for clients to sell their excess inventory. The sender can either do their own cataloging or have Radwell do the cataloging of the items for them. Before the interaction is complete, a Radwell representative will contact the customer with a value for their unwanted items and if the customer approves the amount, the sale is completed. It’s a win for the customer selling the items and also a win for future customers looking to purchase items that may be obsolete or difficult to find for their own operations. Surplus items from Radwell are evaluated and sorted upon arrival. If they can be resold they are placed into inventory, and if they cannot be resold they are disposed of safely. When these items are resold they can be purchased at a discounted rate (from 50-90% off retail). Recycling and selling used inventory can be a green solution that provides savings all around.

By exploring greener solutions for manufacturing, companies are saving energy, preserving natural resources for future generations and cutting operational costs. It would be difficult to dispute that facilities that “go green” are the ones who save the most green.

Editor's Note: This is a sponsored blog post by Radwell International.

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01/08/2017 11:22 AM

"In any large operation, there are always unused items that take up valuable space."

The department manager comes to mind.

"Instead of just discarding these items, ..."

We tried. Even ordered a larger dumpster.

"... they can actually be recycled."

Tried that, too, but he kept coming back to work.

"By working with a company that helps recycle as well as purchases excess inventory, ..."

Even tried selling him anonymously on eBay but they said "No sales until he sobers up. Besides, we haven't done an environmental-impact study."

"... a manufacturing operation can open up valuable warehouse space and get paid to clear out outdated items that are no longer used within their operation."

A dream come true. Truly. Keep talking...

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01/08/2017 12:11 PM

I've worked a few places that were literally drowning in old never going to be used again inventory but there was no way in hell the ownership would part with it given they valued it at former sales value and then some even though it was now obsolete worthless junk that took up loads of needed space.

Yet oddly enough they had zero issue with selling off items of company equipment and gear ( good company vehicles and fabrication floor equipment that was regularly used only to replace it with cheap worn out junk later) at substantial losses whenever they felt they needed some extra cash flow to pay for the owners or his useless kids vacations or most recent legal troubles.

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01/08/2017 12:58 PM

You seem to have really bad luck finding a job that meets your particular disposition.

Family owned businesses are always a problem after the owners kids grow up and are used to being spoiled little rich kids. The present first family-elect being a perfect example of this.

There are ways to soften the blow of unsellable inventory, at least at tax time, there's not much you can do about spoiled brats.

Obsolete managers have little or no real value to anyone but the bar or liquor store.

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01/08/2017 5:40 PM

I found a few but circumstances well beyond my control ended them.

Departments were shut down, company went out of business, company moved, company shut down until business picked up.

That represents 4 jobs i had that I probably would have made long term careers out of if I had any say in things.

As far as rich kids inheriting the business not all are bad. One of my good friends has largely took over the multi million dollar business his dad built and he is an all around good guy that has never acted like he is worth millions let a one better than anyone else because of it.

But yea he does not represent a majority by any stretch of the imagination.

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01/09/2017 5:20 AM

Try working in a University, where the Academic's buy huge expensive 'the latest thing' toys, play with them for a year or two (often less) then want to buy the next 'latest thing', but cannot sell the last toy as it's still 'owned' by the funder of the research. Then there's the 'it'll come in useful one day' Academic who will never dispose of anything, even though it's 10 years past it's final write-down/write-off and hasn't been used in many more years, and all too often is broken as well. Then they 'discover' e-bay and buy even more Components Required (for) Another Project, because it's cheap and it might be good for spares if nothing else!

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01/09/2017 7:20 AM

D R E A M J O B!

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01/09/2017 7:41 AM

If the buildings had elastic sides perhaps... But as they don't the academics and their 'teams' find ways of sneaking stuff into plant space, so when a major piece of building infrastructure needs maintenance its buried in Components Required Another Project.

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01/09/2017 11:00 AM

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