Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. We find the patters and the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin and growth and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) to be insightful.). Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

Yesterday we began our two part series on 2016 supply chain trends that will drive supply chain management into the future. If you missed the first post, we encourage you to give it a read by visiting the first seven 2016 supply chain trends post here. .

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What’s New in Inventory Optimization?

ToolsGroup

Principal Analyst James Cooke of Nucleus Research just published his 2016 Inventory Optimization Value Matrix which highlights this year’s key trends, including functionality and usability. He reiterates why his firm sees inventory optimization (IO) solutions as so important.

When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall

ToolsGroup

Inventory planning is especially important to small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs). Nobody wants to tie up more working capital than necessary in inventory, but SMBs typically have leaner resources, and a higher cost of capital means it’s more expensive to fund excess stock.

Inventory, inventory, inventory. They’ve all got it – inventory.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Amongst the many variables in running a Supply Chain, the one certainty in FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Agri businesses is that inventory is solely in the eye of the beholder. FMCG Forecasting & Demand Planning Inventory Management & Stock Control Supply Chain Analytics

What's wrong with ABC inventory classification?

ToolsGroup

ABC inventory classification has been around so long that most planners just assume it’s the only way to segment your inventory. Inventory Segmentation from the 1960s. To understand the shortcomings of ABC inventory classification, we need to understand how it is done.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. If retailers optimize their inventory—dynamically aligning their supply chains to changing customer preferences and behavior—they can position inventory to satisfy demand at the lowest possible cost.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

Cerasis

Take a look at some of the top trends to expect in 2016 for the logistics industry and how they will inherently relate to the merger and acquisition trends. The Internet of Things Will Increase and Benefit Real Time Inventory Management.

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The View from Finance: Freeing Up Cash with Inventory Optimization

ToolsGroup

Inventory optimization is one proven way to do it. Inventory is an untapped, cash-rich asset. Most companies have some form of supply chain systems to manage inventory from production through delivery. Of course, you need inventory. Inventory Optimization

This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – September 2016. Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2016 Performance. How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ? Brutal, exhilarating, and inspiring!

Why Individual Retail Stores Shouldn’t Order Their Own Inventory

ToolsGroup

In the old days, each store knew best what inventory it needed to keep shelves stocked and customers satisfied. The digital communications company was manually planning inventory for products like smart phones and other gear that was growing overall at 60% annually.

Top Projects for 2016 Supply Chains

Logistyx

Top Projects for 2016 Supply Chains: Transportation, Sourcing, Resilience, and Inventory Management Guest Post by Bob Trebilcock, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review. Blog 2016 Supply Chain Trends Shipping Trends 2016

What Your Inventory Reveals about Your Reverse Logistics

PLS Logistics

With the popularity of online shopping, the supply chain has become more multifaceted, increasing the importance of an organization’s reverse logistics strategy and inventory management practices. Logistics Transportation Supply Chain Inventory

Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Federal Reserve took the initiative to slightly increase interest rates, but the hopes for a robust start to 2016 were quickly dashed. The following graph from the 2016 SOL reveals how logistics as a percentage of U.S.

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. First, look at inventory as MONEY/CASH. Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

What will happen in 2016? That said, there are several high-level trends and factors that will impact supply chain and logistics strategies and operations in 2016: Oil Prices : Just a few years ago, there was plenty of talk about oil prices potentially reaching $300 per barrel and the impact it would have on supply chain and logistics networks and processes (e.g., How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment?

Supply Chain Event 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Event 2016. Date: 22-23 November, 2016. More information >> Register now >> Events 3D printing Conference event inventory Paris Porte de Versailles Procurement management Reed Expositions France supply chain Supply Chain Event warehouse robotics

2016: The Year of Connectivity

Talking Logistics

That’s why 2016 will be the year of connectivity in supply chain. 2016 Connectivity Predictions. With omni-channel being such a disruptive force, the recognition of this new landscape becoming more prevalent, and the maturation of supporting technology, I believe 2016 will be the year where the tipping point of connectivity occurs. The post 2016: The Year of Connectivity appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Our last post covered the Top 5 Logistics blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing. e-Book] 2016 Trends in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016.

Four ways Inventory Optimization can address tighter supply constraints

ToolsGroup

When supplies get tight, inventory optimization can help focus production around the most critical products while reducing requirements for other items. Inventory (both finished goods and materials) can then be allocated to more critical demand. Inventory OptimizationAs the (U.S.)

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017

Descartes

That’s why you need to adopt and refine trends in warehouse inventory management. The post The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017 appeared first on Appterra.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Elementum Expands Supply Chain Management Suite with New Inventory App Powered by World’s Product Graph™. Trade in 2016 to grow at slowest pace since the financial crisis.

Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016

Cerasis

Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. To protect yourself and your business I offer you to take a look at this list of top programs and courses that will take place in 2016, which will help you to understand main concepts of this powerful tool and learn how to successfully apply it on practice. There are three offered starting dates - August 2016, January 2017 or May 2017.

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More Inventory, Less Warehouse Space: How Virtual Inventory Works

PLS Logistics

To enhance the customer’s shopping experience, retailers are building virtual inventories. Virtual inventory is an all-inclusive list of a company’s products that can be sold to a consumer; the products might be in a retail store, stock room or warehouse. Inventory Transportation Spen

State of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Key Takeaways from LogiPharma US 2016

Kinaxis

High inventory levels: Stephen Meyer of Gartner mentioned that the Pharma industry on average has 63 days of raw material inventory and 51 days of finished goods inventory. by Dr. Madhav Durbha Part of what makes my job very exciting is attending conferences.

Insights from Kinexions Tokyo 2016

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Kinaxis hosted Kinexions Tokyo 2016 customer user conference event at the Canadian embassy in Tokyo. PSI (Production, Sales, and Inventory) analysis has been the norm in the region for quite some time.

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The Biggest Challenges Supply Chain Leaders will Crush in 2016

Logility

But despite the difficulty factor, let’s gaze into a crystal ball and make a few predictions about the challenges supply chain leaders should be preparing to face in 2016. Certainly interest rates will rise, which will drive up the cost to hold inventory.

Frock Stocks & FMCG Supply Chain Inventory Decisions

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Customer service FMCG Pharma Inventory Management & Stock Control Supply Chain AnalyticsSenior Management has been on quite a shopping spree over the last few months taking advantage of various big name high street stores that have lost their lustre and even their premises in some cases.

Creating an Actionable Plan for Unlocking Working Capital with Inventory Optimization

Arkieva

For many companies, the term “inventory optimization” has become more of a catch phrase than an actual reality. The idea of cutting inventory costs while maintaining the same level of customer service is rather elusive. Hence, reducing the need for an excess in inventory.

Supply Chain in Space at 2016 CSCMP Conference

Logility

Astronaut Scott Kelly kicked off this year’s 2016 CSCMP Conference with an inspiring account of his record breaking year aboard the International Space Station. According to Captain Kelly, inventory management and spare part location accuracy is critical to survival in the abys of space.

Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The architectures for the rules that we have today–Available to Promise, Allocation, Inventory Matching, Deductions, Hands-free Orders– are inadequate. The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

percent between the final quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 and the International Air Transport Association has lowered its growth forecast for air freight demand in 2016 to 2.1 They pull data from both sides and communicate any surges in orders or depleted inventory.

Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital

Supply Chain @ MIT

Inventory management policies that fail to keep pace with shifting product demand can lock up valuable working capital, especially in volatile markets. By dynamically managing inventory without compromising service levels, companies can free up these unexploited reserves of working capital.

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Cloud Logistics Announces Banner Results For The First Half of 2016. Right now, everything going on those planes is inventory held in Amazon fulfillment centers and sold on the Amazon website,” [Dave Clark, Amazon.com’s senior vice president of worldwide operations] said.