When you think about a stocking program, what comes to mind? Stacks of raw material sitting in a warehouse? That could be part of it, but it can be much more. Today, manufacturers are finding new, creative ways to use these programs to achieve results for themselves and, ultimately, for their customers. The best solutions come from identifying a real problem, then asking the right questions. Sometimes, it even requires re-thinking the problem itself. We’ve compiled a list of the top five benefits of outsourcing a stocking program, based on experience building them for our own customers.