Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. In fact, the logistics space is so broad, we couldn’t give you only the top 10 blog posts of 2014, but we had to include the top 15.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Popular order fulfillment packages include the following: Fishbowl Inventory: direct integration with Quickbooks helping you process orders.

Holiday 2014: How to Avoid Last Year’s Disaster

The Network Effect

Are we fully prepared to tackle Holiday 2014 in a better way? The final delivery capacity problem for Holiday 2014 does not result in a solution to the Holiday 2013 problem. What is your Holiday 2014 plan? It’s no secret that Holiday 2013 was a disaster for final delivery.

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10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations.

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

Today I want to explore how automobile suppliers are improving their operations via inventory replenishment policies. Effective inventory replenishment policies in use today include the 830/862 converted to a delivery release, KanBan, Min/Max, and Sequencing.

Best of the Best Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

Kinaxis

The post Best of the Best Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014 appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Melissa Clow. As you take time over the holidays to sit back and reflect, here are the top ten excerpts from the best of the best posts on the Kinaxis supply chain blog.

Are you paying attention to your inventory?

Quintiq

In large part, it’s because many companies don’t pay the right kind of attention to their inventory. There’s a lingering belief that inventory is somehow unpredictable and behaves independently of the rest of the business. Base inventory on desired customer service levels.

Inventory Management in Manufacturing Environment

LeanCor

Firms today are beginning to understand more and more that high levels of inventory aren’t just detrimental to costs but also for hiding other potential issues. The beginning stage of inventory management doesn’t begin at the dock door rather it begins with the supplier.

Growing recognition within pharma that inventory management should be a top priority

The Network Effect

There is growing recognition within pharma that inventory management should be a top priority. Industry insiders are beginning to put increasing focus on improving their inventory management practices, which lag far behind those of other industries.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory.

Kinaxis

Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. Unfortunately, all the same kinds of things can happen to your supply chain inventory. Except that your inventory costs millions of dollars. So what strategies are out there to maintain inventories at the “right” level?

This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

HighJump Software announced enhancements to its Retail Inventory and Point of Sale Management software, RETAIL vantage. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Current State of Perpetual Inventory. Replenishment is fueled by an effective perpetual inventory signal. Without a perpetual inventory signal, you will never be able to manage out-of-stocks and promot ions. Collaborative relationships need a good signal for inventory.

Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

The post Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014 appeared first on Kewill Corporate

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Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management. This inventory builds.

Don’t Let the Old Horse Die

Supply Chain Shaman

Team members need to be held equally accountable for growth, inventory, profitability, customer service, and forecast accuracy. Today, most companies are struggling with the ability to improve operating margins and reduce inventory levels. Sales and operations alignment.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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HP’s New Style of IT: The Social Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

This trend was certainly evident at GT Nexus’ Bridges 2014 User Conference last month. Driving towards an In-transit Inventory Allocation Model.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Here’s an example from the press release: A fashion retailer can now set a rule to delay offering inventory available for sale online that is selling well at full price in certain stores.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. Enterprise-wide inventory visibility to inventory and orders, coupled with profitable order promising logic to help achieve customer satisfaction without sacrificing margin. .

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Mindmap for medtech supply chains 2014. A strategic focus on managing inventory and gaining supply chain insight will enable working capital to be minimised while maintaining the required service level.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Ryder Innovate Forum in Chicago and the Elemica reveal 2014 conference in Frankfurt. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The post This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s get started… Descartes Acquires e-customs.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, what I observed when I looked at the data, was that most companies that I had worked with (in my role as an industry analyst, I had worked with over 300) were going backwards on margin and inventory turns. “Lora in your own way, you are helping. You tell it straight.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2014, ecommerce strategies grew in importance. Get Good at Having a Real-time Perpetual Inventory Signal. Foundational for ecommerce is a real-time perpetual inventory (PI) signal. No matter where inventory is, put it to work. Details matter. Execution is essential.

Winner of Q2 2014: GAP

Supply Chain Movement

In the next five years, we plan to leverage our scale to drive our strategic initiatives – including global growth plans, omnichannel strategies, a seamless inventory model and fully responsive supply chain. Over the past five years, US clothing giant Gap has increased revenue by 1.6

How Do I Know If I Am Ready?

Supply Chain Shaman

I also continued to work on the manuscript for the book Metrics That Matter to publish in the fall of 2014. The average client that has implemented demand sensing technologies has reduced inventory by 11%. Yes, it may decrease short-term sales, but in the longer-term it will increase customer service, reduce inventory and improve the execution of new product launch and trade promotions. Demand demand planning demand sensing inventory management inventory reduction

Stasis

Supply Chain Shaman

I was involved in early Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) pilots. The words collaboration, Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) filled the air. sta•sis (?ste? stæs ?s). sta•ses (?ste? siz, ?stæs

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2014 Merchandise Planning and Allocation Survey Results Revealed

Logility

Despite significant advancements in the technology to support omni-channel, adoption of transparent cross-channel inventory has yet to become a reality at most retailers. Recently, Boston Retail Partners released its 2014 Merchandise Planning and Allocation Survey which explores the current state of the retail industry and how technology is shaping retail capabilities. 69% of retailers maintain separate inventory across multiple channels.

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Have you Given your Supply Chain Planner Some Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

When I tried to explain the issues with over forecasting on waste, and inventory obsolescence, he was dismissive. The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is a week away. We are currently tabulating the results to publish the report, “Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire.”

Three Questions People are Afraid to Ask….

Supply Chain Shaman

It is tough for me to see that nine out of ten companies are stuck, and not making progress, at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns. The book publishes in December 2014.

Jeroen van Weesep (Lego) is the Supply Chain Professional 2014

Supply Chain Movement

– The Netherlands, 5 June 2014 – Jeroen van Weesep from Lego is the new figurehead of Dutch supply chain management. DnA Languages presented the Supply Chain Professional 2014 with a personal prize: a language course of his choice. The 2014 finalists.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The post This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

Can Your Inventory Control System Support Seasonal Demand?

LeanCor

How can companies calculate the right inventory quantity and send it to the right place at the right time with such seasonality involved? Here are 3 tips to help you develop an inventory control system based on flow to the customer: 1. Where will you keep the inventory?

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Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

At the end of 2014, many leaders that I work with are preparing their 2015 strategies. Only 57% of retailers have a perpetual inventory signal, and too few companies (22%) have invested in mining channel data through the use of a Demand Signal Repository (DSR).

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

UPS, meanwhile, announced that it has developed “a healthcare-compliant network of Field Stocking Locations (FSLs) to reduce delivery time of medical device shipments and enhance inventory visibility.”