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NEWS
October 23, 1988 | By Henry Klein, Special to The Inquirer
I am interested in a position in inventory control as a manager-supervisor. I have been an auditor for more than four years doing operational and financial audits. In addition to my degree from Community College of Philadelphia, I am pursuing my higher degree at night school. I have been involved in developing and implementing internal controls of inventory systems (stores, food, medical, maintenance). Also, I have experience with purchasing departments and two years with dispatching.
NEWS
March 18, 1986 | By ANN W. O'NEILL, Daily News Staff Writer
Anyone need 61 women's tricot bras, size 40C? How about five pairs of size 0 roller skates? In the market for six lefty softball gloves? 1,200 spoons? 100 porcelain toilet bowls? 252 pairs of sunglasses? No matter what your whim, chances are the City of Philadelphia has the item and can spare it. Maybe the city can even find it. Stashed in the city's 29 warehouses is more than $11 million worth of equipment and supplies - from nightsticks to dipsticks, boxer shorts to boxing rings - that the city has either overstocked or doesn't use. The excess and unused items account in some cases for as much as 50 percent of a department's inventory.
NEWS
December 15, 1988 | By Dale Mezzacappa, Inquirer Staff Writer
A city controller's audit of school district personal supplies - such as computers and copiers - has identified "serious weaknesses" in record- keeping and tracking of items, according to a report released yesterday. In addition, an audit of materials and supplies used by such divisions as transportation and maintenance showed a large discrepancy between the recorded inventory and the actual inventory, indicating that many items had never been recorded. The audit concluded that 36 percent of items selected from Philadelphia School District records could either not be located or be positively identified.
NEWS
October 15, 1997 | By Rich Henson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chester County detectives are searching for yet another weapon missing from the courthouse, this time a small-caliber semiautomatic handgun that was seized as evidence from a criminal defendant in 1986. District Attorney Anthony Sarcione said yesterday that a recently completed inventory of thousands of items held as evidence by the county revealed that the handgun was gone. "It took a while to do the inventory because it went back as far as we can go," Sarcione said. "The county detectives are presently still searching for the gun. " Sarcione said the inventory was undertaken after he learned in August 1996 that another weapon, a vintage Thompson submachine gun that was being kept in the detective bureau, could not be located.
NEWS
June 5, 1988 | By Melinda Deanna Anderson, Special to The Inquirer
The Pocopson Planning Commission, concerned about the impact of development on area vegetation, is working on an inventory of trees and shrubs in the township. Commission member Hans P. VanHeyst said that the survey was initiated six months ago after commission member Ted Browning expressed concern over the destruction of large trees and other plants. VanHeyst said that the survey would be helpful to the Planning Commission when developers appear before the board with plans that involve removing plants.
NEWS
June 21, 1987 | By David T. Shaw, Special to The Inquirer
Future developers in Pocopson Township may find themselves having to build around large trees, wild plants, Indian sites and other geological features, should the newly formed Environmental Resources Subcommittee have its way. At a Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night, commission members, many of whom are on the subcommittee, agreed to meet yesterday to begin taking an inventory of the environmental resources in the township. The subcommittee, which was officially formed last month and is working with the Brandywine Conservancy, also includes township residents.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2008 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Contending with a cash shortage that has limited its ability to sufficiently stock its store shelves, Boscov's said yesterday that it was looking to the private-equity world for a loan to replenish inventory in time for back-to-school season.   The Reading chain, whose department stores anchor a number of Philadelphia-area shopping malls, hopes to have the financing in place in a matter of weeks, said chief executive officer Ken Lakin.   Lakin said the company was exploring a private-equity deal because traditional lenders had cut back acutely on loans - even to existing businesses such as retailers, who typically use revolving credit lines to pay for merchandise.
NEWS
February 21, 1998 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ever since it was established 40 years ago, H.G. Heintz Inc. had a relationship with Wm. F. Comly & Son Inc. that bordered on the fraternal. Much of the inventory of Heintz, a family-run building-supply center in Chester, came from the Kensington auction house, which specializes in salvage and insurance sales. On Tuesday, Comly and Heintz will collaborate a final time - in a liquidation of the store's remaining inventory of tools, hardware, fixtures and miscellany that at one time kept a staff of 80 employees busy selling.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2004 | By Wendy Tanaka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Today's traditional start of the holiday shopping season finds area retailers employing a number of strategies - from reducing inventories to accurately forecasting trends to advertising earlier - in hopes of having a merrier fourth quarter than last year. "We believe we are better positioned, inventory-wise, than this time a year ago," said Deb Shops Inc. chief financial officer Barry Susson. "We have a better sense of what our business is going to be like in sales volume. " The Philadelphia-based teen retailer "missed some fashion trends" last year, Susson said, resulting in excess inventory, markdowns, and a 10 percent decline in same-store sales.
NEWS
March 11, 2005 | By Stephan Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a small thing, a deeply dented silver pocket watch with shattered porcelain face. Lying next to it, a torn burgundy-and-fawn silk handkerchief. But within these two simple items swirls a universe of war and memory, of family and the rise of a city. Such is the emerging richness of the former Civil War Library and Museum as the first modern assessment of its vast holdings begins to bear fruit. The renowned museum, reborn in 2003 as the result of litigation and now known as the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia, has embarked on the huge inventory project to determine, really, what's there.
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NEWS
August 21, 2015
FOR DECADES, competition from China has crumpled American industries like tin cans, throwing hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work. Beating China isn't easy, but Sherrill Manufacturing has found it is possible. It has come back from the dead to be the only American manufacturer of flatware and has a blue-shaded outpost, Kitchenette, on 12th Street at Sansom. The story begins in the mid-19th century in upstate New York with the launch of Oneida Ltd., destined to become one of the premier names in silverware.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2015 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Drucker is living proof that a man not only can learn to appreciate some nagging from his wife, but also build a thriving, innovative company as a result of it. In Drucker's case, it is Norristown-based NewKadia.com, launched in 2000 and believed to be the only dedicated online comic-book dealer. Its inventory is 750,000; its average annual sales is 200,000 books, with profitability a constant since the second year. Revenue, Drucker said, is in the "low seven figures.
REAL_ESTATE
February 2, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia's condominium market is set to grow smartly in 2015, particularly in price. Data from Trend Multiple Listing Service show that total for-sale condo inventory in the city has risen slightly compared with 2013's levels, but that it's still well below the October 2006 peak of 1,971. In January 2014, for-sale condo inventory totaled 703 units. It climbed as high as 897 in September before settling back to 730 units by December. The last time inventory was this tight was in May 2005, according to the MLS data.
REAL_ESTATE
December 15, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
This has been an interesting year in the housing market. It began with one of the worst winters in memory, which set the market back for the first quarter and a bit of the second. The effects were not universally shared. Walkable markets such as Center City and adjacent neighborhoods and emerging suburban boroughs such as West Chester still saw plenty of transactions. "We all have four-wheel-drive vehicles, so it hasn't been much of a problem," Kit Anstey, who sells out of the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (BHHS)
REAL_ESTATE
February 24, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
I'm sure it's just me, but I'm having a tough time getting my head around the fact that there's a shortage of houses that people want to buy. Here's my problem: Real estate agents here, there and elsewhere are saying that market recovery is being stymied by a lack of inventory. Yet whenever I report that, I am inundated by sellers arguing that their listings are dying on the vine for offers. Of course, "lack of inventory" means the absence of houses that buyers want - houses in move-in condition, with no major, expensive problems.
NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A sewing machine, some laptops, a snowblower, and musical instruments were among the items that City Controller Alan Butkovitz said his office could not find when it examined the Philadelphia School District's inventory practices. Butkovitz, who has criticized the district's record-keeping and oversight in the past, said a recent audit found that 67 percent of selected items could not be located. The audit, which focused on 11 schools, said the missing items also included cameras and air conditioners, and had a total combined value of $196,000.
NEWS
June 5, 2013 | BY MEREDITH BROUSSARD, AxisPhilly.org
IN ITS RECENT budget draft for the 2013 school year, the School District of Philadelphia proposed to implement a textbook-inventory system as a way to help save money and improve education. "The District does not currently have a comprehensive inventory system that can accurately track the use of textbooks," reads the document. "SDP plans to invest in an inventory system that will provide recurring savings. " This is curious, because the district already owns a textbook-inventory system.
SPORTS
May 2, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
IT WAS A SEASON to forget, one of just nine in 45 seasons in which the Flyers have not qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Rather than look back on the season, here's an inventory of what the Flyers have moving forward. (Players are listed alphabetically by position. Contracts are what's remaining.)   FORWARDS DANNY BRIERE Stats: 34 GP, 6 G, 10 A. Grade: C- Age: 35 Contract: 2 years, $13 million Outlook: Steep production drop, accounting for his worst career season.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Sales of previously owned homes fell nationwide in March but continued to be higher than the level of a year ago, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday, blaming the decline on a lack of supply. Sales fell 0.6 percent in March from February's levels, but were up 10.3 percent from March 2012. U.S. sales have been above year-ago levels for 21 consecutive months, and prices have shown 13 consecutive months of year-over-year price increases. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the Realtors' association, said there was more demand than supply in the current market, which is boosting prices while tamping down sales.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
High spirits reigned, if you will, at the Fresh Grocer in West Philadelphia Monday when a customer, no doubt inspired by Hurricane Sandy, started singing in the rain - or at least in the supermarket. "I've never seen that guy before," said manager John Faust, sounding a little harried as an exuberant tenor belted out something resembling a tune in the background. "We're doing pretty good now," Faust said. "We're not running out of anything," and replenishments were expected throughout the day. As usual, shoppers in the Philadelphia region made their supermarket runs over the weekend in advance of the storm, snapping up milk, bread, eggs, water and batteries, said Steve Sylven, spokesman with Acme's parent company, Supervalu Inc., based in Eden Prairie, Minn.
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