Inventory turnover is a factor in return on equity; the higher the turnover, the better. So why the alert on that point? Concerning receivables check page 24 of the 10Q:
"The $7.3 million increase in trade receivables can primarily be attributed to the higher volume of sales through our commercial/retail segment in the latter part of the third quarter of 2003 compared to the fourth quarter of 2002. The $12.4 million decrease in inventories can primarily be attributed to better alignment of inventory levels with sales volume."
dromore -- Yeah, definitely the higher inventory turnover is a good thing. And, absolutely, you expect a bit higher hangtime on receivables when you move away from direct cash payments by a finance company to the vendor.
"Alert" itself is no cause for alarm, it is just the act of letting the user know when a value passes some setpoint in either direction.