A major component of any procurement or sourcing job is making sure the parts get on the shelves and those that are most needed are near to hand. But managing inventory, from automotive wire to tools and batteries, can be a trickier job than it sounds. Here's how to ensure you're managing inventory to the best of your ability.
Any product can claim to be "safe" or "waterproof," but when you're purchasing for a specific application, you need hard data, not vague promises. That's where ingress protection codes, or IP codes, come into play. Here's what they do, what they mean, and how to use them when purchasing.