Dreaded Shrinkage: Bottomless Pit or Grave?

Supply Chain Network

While no fraud investigation should presume guilt, the root-cause analysis as to the reasons for the inventory shrinkage should include the possibilities of uncovering fraud. The affects of inventory shrinkage include: - Inaccurate inventory counts. SHRINKAGE: BOTTOMLESS PIT OR GRAVE?

Staples and its partners get full visibility with RFID

Supply Chain Network

Fellowes Canada and Western Inventory Service. These members and industry at large are hoping the pilot will demonstrate RFID’s promised results—better inventory visibility, and happier customers. From Purchasing b2b: One thing is for certain, RFID has been talked about enough—in the media, at trade shows and industry conferences. Like a parachute jumper receiving endless instruction in the plane, there comes a time when you just have to jump.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Sunday, 25 November 2007. The ability to in real time identify the location and status of the sourced goods gives the importer the ability to fine tune its distribution channels, its inventory management and its ability to fulfill commitments to its end users. Monday, December 03, 2007 8:01:00 am. ▼ 2007. (4). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, I have been hard at work on a report on multi-tier inventory optimization for the last two weeks. In the research for the inventory optimization and the S&OP reports, I find a handful of VERY experienced SAP clients doing codevelopment with the SAP IBP product.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Compliance with.

Global Trade Management

Thursday, 22 November 2007. 1 comment: Inventory POS System. ▼ 2007. (4). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990. The healthy growth continues as world merchandise trade continues to grow with an average of 10% per year.

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Apple’s Fiscal Third Quarter Performance Provides Added Concerns and Heightened Expectations

Supply Chain Matters

On the financial side, the business media headlines reflected the first prolonged slump in iPhone sales since that product was introduced in 2007. […]. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Sales and Operations Planning Apple iPhone supply chain Apple iPhone supply chain challenges Apple supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Strategic Benchmarking in the Supply Chain Triangle (Part 1)

Arkieva

Inventory turns are available. The Cost of Goods, also called the Cost of Sales, include all costs of purchase, costs of conversion and other costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition.

Operational Excellence: Streamlining the Warehouse Layout Process

Talking Logistics

Understand how the inventory moves. The first step in the process is to dig into the data on your current operations to determine the “behavior” of your inventory. This includes characteristics like: The volume of inventory on pallets vs. cartons. Can inventory be racked?

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Inventory Turns. Better performance in inventory turns than the peer group average for the period studied. Orbit Chart of VTech for the Period of 2006-2015 at the Intersection of Operating Margin and Inventory Turns . Our phrase, at the time, was “inventory kills.”

Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

It took six months for supply chain executives to sense the market downturn of 2007 and make adjustments to their supply chain. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reached out to discuss the rising inventories near the Port of Los Angeles.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

The teams in these seats did not experience the down market in 2007 or the start of the market run in 2009. Companies cannot save their way to supply chain excellence with cost-cutting and inventory management — customer back capabilities. Welcome to a new year. Congratulations.

Noteworthy Supply Chain Tech News: LLamasoft and FusionOps

Supply Chain Matters

LLamasoft Acquisition of IBM’s LogicTools Supply Chain Business Unit Supply chain network design provider LLamasoft announced this week that this provider had acquired IBM’s LogicTools supply chain applications business unit, including rights to LogicNet Plus, Inventory and Product Flow Analyst and Transportation Analyst. The company was then acquired by France based ILOG in April of 2007, where the plan was to assimilate LogicTools applications among other ILOG technology.

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Kimberly-Clark Makes Sense of Demand

E2open

Empty shelves send impatient buyers to competitors’ products, while too much inventory can result in unwanted carrying costs.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

Walmart would not have the ability to provide such low prices and have consistent inventory in the over 5,000 stores in the United States and over 1.3 The retailer also instituted cross-docking at its warehouses, a method that moves inventory directly from arriving or departing trucks.

Can Co-opetition Save your Company?

Elementum

The difference between BlackBerry in 2007— with a net worth of US $40B and BlackBerry in 2013—willing to be sold for a measly a tenth of its 2007 figure—has a lot to do with a failure to identify and deal with its competitors in the correct way. In 2007, it released the Kindle.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

90% of companies are unable to drive improvement at the intersection of inventory management, operating margin and customer service.). In 2007, it took six months for companies to sense the downturn in markets and align supply chains. Today, I am facilitating a share group.

Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later

Elementum

Since 2007 it faced its share of challenges, including losing out to Walmart as the biggest seller of organic food in the U.S. Shortly after the acquisition, stories started circulating about stockouts and inventory issues.

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Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Orbit Chart Comparing Syngenta and Monsanto Progress on the Effective Frontier – Balancing Inventory Turns and Operating Margin for the Period of 2005-2014.

Ooh, Scary Stuff, Kids. Tales from the Supply Chain Crypt.

Kinaxis

Fortunately, Libby’s, which has an estimated 80% of the canned pumpkin market, had enough canned inventory to make it through Thanksgiving. Maintaining two inventory streams, including a Wal-Mart dedicated one, was costly for suppliers.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Here at resupply points, inventory was stored for up to 8 days. Larson et al 2007 indicated that, based on a literature review, there are 4 types of interaction as below, Reproduced from Larson et al 2007. (1) NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

A Demand-Driven Value Network as defined by AMR Research in 2007: A network that senses demand with minimal latency to drive a near real-time response to shape and translate demand. The focus is on channel data: price; inventory positions; and policies. It was an early morning.

The Celebration of the Year of the Pig and Implications for Industry Supply Chain Management Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

Looming trade and tariff actions among China and the United States prompted many business sales and operations (S&OP) teams to initiate pre-ordering of component or finished goods inventory and safety stocks to avoid the imposition of steep tariffs commencing at the beginning of 2019.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

When I wrote a summary report at AMR Research in 2007 and 2009, there were two or 6% of the market. In addition, 85% of the vendors in the multi-tier inventory optimization market that I wrote about in 1995, are now part of larger platforms.

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Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Vendor Managed Inventory processes–once hailed as the panacea of demand sensing–largely operate in isolation within sales organizations (of the thirty-three organizations that we interviewed last year, no market leader has connected these demand signals). Volatility.

Unilever and Colgate: Two Bookends?

Supply Chain Shaman

If the definition is the balancing of costs and inventory, the winner is Colgate. Unilever is at the bottom of the list in driving performance improvements in productivity, cost, margin, inventory performance, and growth.

And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise

Kinaxis

I am bolder on Samsung, simply because they had the highest 2016 Inventory Turns aside from McDonalds. by CJ Wehlage On the bus ride back to the McDowell Marriott after the 2016 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain event, I plugged my ear phones into my cell and listened to some Pearl Jam.

Amazon Prime Now – The Cost of Expediting the Last Mile

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In fact, its operating cost per square foot of warehouse space has remained almost flat at $100 during the last 7 years in which the warehouse area in North America increased from roughly 9 million square feet in December 2007 to 60 million in December 2014.

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Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

Both Kimberly-Clark and P&G are going backwards on operating margin while making progress on inventory turns. As the company spiraled in the updraft of the market, it built inventory. billion in inventory charges in April 2001. I was on my way to Peru.

Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

Talking Logistics

Per Gartner the quantitative benefits include: Inventory savings of 20% of value. Decrease of inventory on stock from just over 10 days to fewer than seven days. As supply chains extend globally, they become more complex.

Is The Retail Industry Melting Down?

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s kind of a wild west, and the most successful players being those who can harness Omnichannel distribution, and avoid excess inventory that will leave them in the dust. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post provided by [link].

How Are You Analyzing and Adjusting to the Mobile Shopper?

Birst Supply Chain

Just as Steve Jobs reinvented an entire industry in 2007 when he introduced a mobile gadget called the iPhone, retailers have an opportunity to reinvent themselves by leveraging data generated by the mobile shopper. Every retailer is facing a similar challenge.

Managerial Practice Will Need to Catch up with the Emergence of Real-time Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

Working capital is generally in the form of inventory, which is an asset that doesn’t produce any revenue or cash. 2007). A metaphor is that of reducing friction, which increases flow, where friction includes all of the typical delays and problems that slow material flows and increase inventory. Friction can produce bottlenecks in production systems and shipments, which delays material and causes inventory to build up or shortages to occur.

Supply Chain Opportunities in China

Supply Chain Movement

In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China. That leads to extra inventory and extra costs and hence necessitates a substantial level of turnover in order to be financially feasible.

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Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

With the collective power of a supply chain operating network and its big data analytics, companies can be proactive and generate additional revenues, such as having the ability to unload inventory to another business on the network that is out of stock of the same products.

Spreadsheets – A Look Back

Kinaxis

From our eBook, S&OP in the 21st century , “An audit of 50 corporate spreadsheets in 2007 revealed that 94% had errors… one for $100 million!” That could mean excess inventory sitting in a warehouse, gathering dust or depreciating.

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