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

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.

The Best Practice Frontier in the 3D Supply Chain Triangle

Arkieva

Ensure continued alignment by sharing inventory turns as a KPI. Figure 1 shows it for inventory and service. The idea is that more service, typically comes with a higher inventory (or lower turns). They increase the service but require a higher inventory.

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.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

The wealth of data captured from raw material procurement through distribution to the end customer creates a comprehensive, holistic view of how a supply chain is performing.

“You’re Only as Good as Your Worst Supplier”

Talking Logistics

As reported in the article, it appears that inadequate training was a contributing factor in this case too: “After the problems emerged, high-ranking Pratt executives spent weeks on the ground in Londonderry , training UPS workers who were unfamiliar with jet-engine parts [emphasis mine] and working out kinks in the companies’ inventory software.”. Procuring logistics services is not the same as buying paper clips, yet that’s how many procurement organizations approach it.

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Spreadsheets – A Look Back

Kinaxis

A poor procurement choice based on stale data can lead to a decline in profits. 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!”

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Flipkart-Walmart Deal and What It Means for the Indian Online Retail Sector

Shipsy

Despite entering India way back in 2007, Walmart till now, operated only 21 stores catering to B2B segment across the country. Given Walmart’s competence in supply-chain management, the company can provide the much-needed push by enabling the procurement of goods at village level.

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IBM Beefing Up for Matrix Commerce in 2012

Supply Chain Network

The acquisition expands IBM’s cloud-based analytics offerings that provide supply chain intelligence leading to better inventory management and cost efficiencies. Emptoris solutions bring more intelligence to procurement and supply chain operations with spend, supplier and contract management for Smarter Commerce. Extends Smarter Commerce capabilities to Chief Procurement Officers.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Currently as the Director of Supply Chain for Newell Brands Applied Materials, he oversees the SIOP process, production planning, procurement, warehousing, and logistics for servicing big box retailers including Walmart, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot. Introduction.

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Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

Further, if one does a Google search on data science groups in private industry, numerous large industry groups formed just since 2007 appear. TOMPKINS: Sellers today find e-commerce inventory allocation and replenishment to be challenging. The area of most waste was inventory.

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