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A Just-In-Time Supply Chain?

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Achieving Just-In-Time operational objectives requires the coordination of Production Planning, Sourcing and Logistics

Just in Time


Just in Time You pick up the load. ’ A supply chain that ensures that businesses get products to the customers when they want them, where they want them, in good conditions…and on timejust in time. It required a change in mindset and the way they thought about the customer. Murray J.

The Cross-Docking Advantage for Supply Chains

Ryder Exchange

Consumer demand has led to many changes in the supply chain as shippers are trying to get products to market faster. To keep pace, more shippers are turning to cross-docking to reduce the amount of time it takes to […]. Cross Docking Retail Supply Chain 3pl just-in-time inventory LEAN Distribution

Can the Internet of Things Help with Just In Time Ordering?

Value Unchained

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere these days and rapidly becoming a reality in our day-to-day lives, whether through connected homes, wearable technology or any of the thousands of applications that have started to pop up. The supply chain is just one area where we are starting to see an impact, as ready access […]. appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

Understanding Yard Management Systems

In brief. businesses are now investing in this technology. This document helps to understand who is investing in yard. that have invested in advanced YMS applications have primarily operated vast, complex yard operations that require advanced technology to manage hundreds of. greater diversity of firms that are investing in this technology to gain a competitive.

Re-evaluating the just-in-time model: manufacturers react to disruptions

The Loadstar

An interesting article looking at how the west coast port trouble may trigger a change in supply chain management, with a move away from just-in-time deliveries. With the low cost of money at the moment, companies do not necessarily need small inventories, and can afford to stock up more and invest in warehousing as a precaution against threats to the supply chain.

Just in Time for Holidays, 3D Printing Comes to Retail

Supply Chain Brain

Those watching the 3D printing category can now look beyond office supply retailers. Target is now offering 3D printing for small decorative and gift items for the holidays

OR at Work: The Risk of being Just in Time

OR at Work

This blog is about Operations Research applications in practice. would like to share my experience and ideas with other practitioners in this field and invite them to react. The Risk of being Just in Time. Most executives don’t realise that optimisation can make companies vulnerable to changes in their environment. There was an error in this gadget.

Tesla Motors Reports Q2 Production and Operational Results- The Critical Ramp-up of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

However, in classic “hockey stick” fashion, 5150 completed vehicles […]. Automotive Supply Chain Lean and Just-In-Time Manufacturing Strategies Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Model 3 supply chain Tesla Motors Tesla Motors supply chainTesla Motors remains challenged by supply chain ramp-up issues as it strives to meet aggressive short and long-term production and supply chain needs.

Preparing For July Fifth: The Benefits of Just-in-Time Shipping

Supply Chain 24/7

If inventory is too low, retailers can’t meet customer demands, if inventory is too high, retailers are left with excess after the holiday is over

Just in time for Cyber Monday: Video from inside an Amazon fulfillment center

The Operations Room

There have been several things written over the last couple of years about working conditions in Amazon fulfillment centers. Working in an environment that combines tedium with constant monitoring is going to be stressful. That is, workers are going to respond to the target in front of them. Should it pick, say, the median and expect that pickers will only hit it half the time?

VMI system goes live at Fokker Aerostructures

Supply Chain Movement

VIBA Aerospace Products and Services  in the Netherlands and Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation, a distributor of aerospace fasteners based in Farmingdale (NY), went live with their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) of special fasteners at Fokker Aerostructures covering several programs. This was announced in a press release of March 24, 2014. Forward Stocking Location.

Hanjin’s woes likely to complicate lives of global logistics managers

LM Editorial

For many maritime and trade analysts, Hanjin Shipping’s receivership and bankruptcy filing suddenly exposed how fragile the world of shipping alliances and just-in-time supply chain management these days

Supply Chain Matters Tutorial- Pros and Cons of Zero-Based Budgeting

Supply Chain Matters

In the light of this week’s announcement of the mega-merger among HJ Heinz and Kraft, coupled with the new interest in zero-based budgeting techniques, we felt it was timely to provide a brief tutorial on the process. In definition, zero-based budgeting (ZBB) is essentially a financial-driven process where budgetary resources are set to zero every year and must be justified for the new budget period. It was a process originally conceived in the seventies in an era where organizational  bloat among large corporations was rather common.

Air freight forwarders greet new project cargo scheme with enthusiasm

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Logistics managers charged with delivering heavy project cargo just-in-time may soon have an alternative to multiple air carrier contracts and/or less reliable ocean carriage alternatives

Hanjin: A Direct Hit, Plus Collateral Damage

Supply Chain Management Review

It’s a new and ugly world in international trade today. Hanjin Shipping’s receivership and bankruptcy filing suddenly exposed how flimsy is the world of shipping alliances and just-in-time supply chain management

General Electric’s New Transformational Start-up Mentality

Supply Chain Matters

Similar to Lean Six Sigma that fueled rallying and transformational efforts in the 1990’s, FastWorks is targeted to motivate GE employees to be more customer focused, speed new product development, reduce costs and improve customer engagement. The Reis philosophy is that faster product innovation is garnered from building imperfect early versions, gaining timely customer feedback, while continuously “pivoting” and adapting products to address market opportunities. Easily stated, but with far different implications for a […].

E-Commerce Reshaping the Logistics Landscape

Supply Chain 24/7

The maturation of multi-channel distribution has put added pressure on all major modes of freight transportation, with “Just-in-time” and “just-in-case” strategies now having to meet the “just do it” demands created by today’s highly impatient consumer

Drone Deliveries: The Way Future Products Will Be Shipped?

EBN Online

Just in time delivery has become the reality in the supply chain. Now, we''re wondering if drones might be a part of the next phase of JIT best practices

Ten Tips For Optimizing Your Distribution Network

Supply Chain Management Review

Supply chain and network optimization is an old story made new again by the increased demands of smaller and more frequent deliveries, just-in-time supply chains, and omni-channel retailing. During this webcast, consultant Marc Wulfraat, the president and founder of MWPVL International, presents ten tips every organization should consider when they optimize their distribution network

Surviving the holidays: Warehouse technology turns uncertainty into opportunity

Logistics Viewpoints

Most wholesale distributors have recovered from Black Friday and Cyber Monday by now – and are catching their breath just in time to sprint during these last few weeks of the holidays! This time of year is particularly urgent for getting products to consumers more quickly and cheaply than ever before, which means finding ways to strip out supply chain costs while satisfying customer expectations. Retail drop shipments (shipments directly from the wholesale warehouse) are […].

Air freight forwarders greet new project cargo scheme with enthusiasm

LM Editorial

Logistics managers charged with delivering heavy project cargo just-in-time may soon have an alternative to multiple air carrier contracts and/or less reliable ocean carriage alternatives

A Day of Apple Product Announcements- Supply Chain Impressions

Supply Chain Matters

Today, all business and social media eyes were focused on Apple and its annual Special Event timed to announce the latest iteration of product innovation, just in-time for the upcoming holiday buying period. Supply Chain Matters provides our initial impressions of new Apple products from a supply chain and product lifecycle management lens. A New […]. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Apple iPad supply chain Apple iPhone 6 supply chain Apple supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Transformers

Supply Chains Rock

Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. In the past Ive shared how shipping containers can be turned into funky apartments and now Ive found wooden pallets that make great deck furniture. Just in time for the summer BBQ season here are some photos that show the progression of pallets into benches. Supply Times. Who said supply chains are boring? Still not excited, well visit often and eventually you will be. Subscribe To. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments.

5 Reasons Cross-docking is Changing Retail Warehousing

Ryder Exchange

For many, same day / next day fulfillment for both in-store and online purchases is the new normal. This also requires retailers keep store shelves stocked, while also keeping costs in check. Just-in-time restocking ensures product is on hand when consumers reach for it. Tight in-store inventory. Cross-docking has been around for generations. Showrooms do.

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What if You Never Had to Carry Inventory?


This is second in a series of articles by , which is a software evaluation platform with the goal to eliminate the time spent searching for suppliers and to help bullet-proof your supply chain. The company and website was founded on the principles of keeping things as lean as possible and getting features and capabilities out in the market as quickly as possible.

Discover How LEAN Supply Chains Improve Efficiencies, Cut Costs

Ryder Exchange

This was true when Henry Ford envisioned an efficient auto assembly line, and later with the standardized processes that led to the Toyota Motor Company’s automated manufacturing steps and just-in-time (JIT) product delivery. There’s a simple mantra i n LEAN supply chain management : If it doesn’t add value, it’s eliminated.

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Project Cargo May Get New Lift in Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management Review

Global supply chain managers charged with delivering heavy project cargo just-in-time may soon have an alternative to multiple air carrier contracts and/or less reliable ocean carriage alternatives

Improve Efficiency and cut Costs in the Healthcare Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

To see how challenging healthcare and medical device supply chain logistics are becoming, just watch consumer-targeted television ads for new medicine and medical equipment. The plethora of direct-to-consumer advertising for products from the latest prescription drugs and supplements to medical devices, highlights growth in products entering the marketplace.

3 Good Rules for Better Inventory Management

Apex Supply Chain Solutions

In the constant quest to become as efficient as possible, inventory managers are often asking themselves – How much is too much? Lee had some excellent thoughts about this struggle when she pinpointed several rules about inventory management in an article for Inbound Logistics magazine. In fact, in a perfect world, you wouldn’t need any safety stock. Safety Stock.

Applying Lean Principles to Warehouse Management

Manufacturing Transformation

Changes in manufacturing, along with globalization, are creating new challenges to those in warehouse management. In other words, what can we do to remove waste from people, processes and equipment, which can then translate into lower costs? The first step in reducing warehousing costs is by making use of the technology available. Barcode systems are low in cost.

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It’s all about Continuity: How Vulnerable is Your Supply Chain?


Through analytics, of course.  It’s all in the data!  Relying on single suppliers and using just-in-time manufacturing techniques can help keep costs down, but it also increases supply chain exposure. Where are you in your process to build and maintain your sustainable supply chain?  This sounds conceptually simple, but supply chains are complex! 

Are Robots About to Take Over E-commerce Warehouses?

Manufacturing Transformation

You could say that implementing robotics in warehouse operations is nothing new. After all, “dumb robots” have been used for some time now for performing repetitive tasks. The advancements in artificial intelligence have also introduced us with their smart counterparts, which can perform duties on their own or cooperate with humans. We are the Robots. Tech Magic.

Hanjin’s woes likely to complicate lives of global logistics managers

Supply Chain 24/7

For many maritime and trade analysts, Hanjin Shipping’s receivership and bankruptcy filing suddenly exposed how fragile the world of shipping alliances and just-in-time supply chain management these days

7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

Fashion SCM 1.0 In 1984, US Apparel Industry created the task force called " Crafted With Pride in the U.S.A. The result showed that materials were in the warehouse or in transit as long as 40 weeks! When QR strategy has become saturated, companies have to find the ways to differentiate themselves, some adopt ERP system, others adopt Just-in-Time manufacturing concept.

Is the Automotive “Factory of the Future” Closer Than We Think?

Manufacturing Transformation

In the automotive business, we’ve been hearing about the Factory of the Future for years now. It’s easy to dismiss the whole idea as just one more round of hype and promises. think we’re in a similar situation with the automotive Factory of the Future. First Reason: Serious companies are investing in it. It’s happening now, far sooner than many expect.

5 Lean Best Practices for the Warehouse

Manufacturing Transformation

Over time, it is inevitable that a fresh approach to operational efficiency should be performed, with the payoff of identifying a couple of process improvements that can make an impact on your bottom line, as well as to positively impact your customers. Every time it is “touched” unnecessarily, that is a wasted effort – through time spent, wages paid, etc. Data Governance.

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Why This Holiday Season is Creating Winners and Losers in the Transportation Industry

The Network Effect

There is an excellent piece in today’s WSJ on how retailers’ changing inventory management strategies are affecting the fortunes logistics and transportation companies. In addition, retailers are changing the way they manage that inventory, according to both retail and delivery experts. Image Credit: Flickr user Queen Bee. Why is this happening?

The Ultimate Guide to 3PL Services – 46 Logistics Support Services Explained

The Logistics of Logistics

Here’s what we’ll cover: In the first chapter of this ebook,  there is a review of three 3PL definitions. Every 3pL is unique in their service offerings, but all specialize in one or more of the following logistics service types. Logistics Management – descriptions of everything from Just-In-Time to Global Trade Management. There are a total of 46 logistics services.  In the attached 3PL definition guide, there is a brief definition for each service. “3PLs bundle services to better serve their clients. Ultimate Guide to 3PL Services.

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