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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

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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

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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

VMware offers ‘just-in-time’ desktops with new Workspace Suite

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IT will be able to quickly provision virtual instances to users, which are destroyed on logging out. Mobile Network Infrastructure cloud computing VDI virtualization VMWare VMWorld

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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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

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

VMI system goes live at Fokker Aerostructures

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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.

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

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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

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 […].

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

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

A Day of Apple Product Announcements- Supply Chain Impressions

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! 

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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The Downside of Using Old Technology to Tackle New Problems


Here is a classic problem in many warehouse operations: You’ve invested in an expensive and sophisticated warehouse management system, but still rely on obsolete solutions to collect and feed data. If you walk around with a clipboard, think you can trust your memory, use stop watches and eyeball measurements, it is time to rethink your warehouse management strategy.

7 Traits of Great Supply Chain Leader: A Case Study of Tim Cook

Supply Chain Opz

Some supply chain leaders now take the helm at the world''s leading companies like Apple Inc, Wal-Mart and Tesco in UK as the CEOs. Background According to the book " Steve Jobs " by Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997. At that time, Apple''s supply chain was an absolute mess! He also reduced the manufacturing cycle time, from 4 months down to 2 months.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Freight Management

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. One of the biggest challenges facing automotive, aerospace and defense manufacturers is the limited shapes a part can be cut, molded or welded in. In the next few years, Industry 4.0

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Freight Management

Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more. Safety is the top priority in any Warehouse environment. Safety Manager should be appointed to ensure all safety activities are in place and maintained daily. Proper signage has to be distributed in the facility to remind people of the importance of safety. SKU’s.

Convergence of Mobility and Real-time Data Collection


Instead of reacting to equipment and scheduling snafus, these companies use real-time data to plan downtime and resolve unexpected customer needs.  In essence, real-time data from their mobile workforce drives collaboration enabling efficiency, reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction. Supply chains are uniquely positioned to benefit from the intersection of mobility and real-time data collection.  Bringing intelligence to the process makes it easier for you to deliver just in time. Recent News Supply Chain Management

Should You Use Perishable Consolidation?


In fact, most people don’t even realize such a service exists. This type of transportation exists to benefit just in time products or programs, from regional produce distribution to a national juice program. That’s why goods on a just in time model are ideal candidates for this style of shipping. But it does. Ask yourself four questions.

The Advantages of Procrastinating in a Fast-paced Manufacturing World

Manufacturing Transformation

We live in such a “faster is better” world that sometimes we overlook the value of putting things off. But as an article on supply chain management points out, in some manufacturing supply chain scenarios, postponement actually makes good business sense. This allowed distributors to stock just the “base” printers and the appropriate power modules for their region. Voila!