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


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

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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

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

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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.

What’s New in Inventory Optimization?


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.

What Your Inventory Reveals about Your Reverse Logistics

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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

When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall


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.

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


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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Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?


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.

The View from Finance: Freeing Up Cash with Inventory Optimization


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

More Inventory, Less Warehouse Space: How Virtual Inventory Works

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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

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

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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!

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


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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Frock Stocks & FMCG Supply Chain Inventory Decisions

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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.

Why Individual Retail Stores Shouldn’t Order Their Own Inventory


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


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

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far


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.

2016: The Year of Connectivity

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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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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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?

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

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

Supply Chain Event 2016

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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

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


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.

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

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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.

Fashion Retailers: Is inventory eating into your profits? (It is…)

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CEO Inventory Management & Stock Control Supply Chain Analytics Integrated Business Planning retailI touched on the problem of expanding UK waistlines a few blogs ago and the topic popped up again recently when I was out and about shopping for clothes – no, not me.

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


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


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.

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

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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.

The Biggest Challenges Supply Chain Leaders will Crush in 2016


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.

Four ways Inventory Optimization can address tighter supply constraints


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.)

Insights from Kinexions Tokyo 2016


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 Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017


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.

Creating an Actionable Plan for Unlocking Working Capital with Inventory Optimization


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


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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

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February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). With Amazon, you never know, which is why I’ll be updating the presentation I will deliver at the SMC3 Connections 2016 Conference on June 28th in Chicago (“A–Z: The Emergence of Amazon as a Global 3PL”) from now until I walk on stage.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

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Target charges suppliers more to help offload unsold inventory (Reuters). April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Last week, I highlighted how Walmart is piloting the use of drones in its warehouses for inventory tracking.

This Week in Logistics News (March 21-25, 2016)

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January 2016 North American Freight Numbers. One of my predictions for 2016 was that cross-border e-commerce would become the next frontier for shipping and logistics growth. We need those inventories reduced before trucking can count on more consistent, better freight volumes.”.