Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies cannot save their way to supply chain excellence with cost-cutting and inventory management — customer back capabilities. In 2019, here are seven trends that I will be tracking: The Horizon? Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part four)


by Richard Cushing In part one of my inventory management best practices series I argue that inventory cannot be managed until it is controlled, and present the notion our general willingness to apportion blame upon unreliable data from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is misplaced.

Another Optimistic Forecast for 2019 U.S. Retail Sales

Supply Chain Matters

retail sales for 2019 will increase between 3.9 percent, the 2019 forecast bandwidth of between 3.9 For the industry’s S&OP and supply chain management teams, planning for 2019 is already underway. Planning for 2019, from our lens, takes on a similar perspective.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part two)


In part one of “Regaining control: Inventory management best practices” , we talked about controlling inventory, before being able to competently manage inventory. Inventory management best practices all about getting organized. by Richard Cushing.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. April 3rd, 2019 11.00

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs


Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational. or “How can we reduce inventory and improve our balance sheet?”.

Regaining control: Inventory management best practices (Part one)


by Richard Cushing It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory. Managing versus controlling inventory. Inventory management best practices.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory. Global Supply Chains Inventory Management Market-Driven analytics control tower performance measurement Supply chain excellence visibility

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QAD Cloud ERP 2019 and Other Solution Innovation Highlights


As of April 2, 2019, we are pleased to announce the availability of QAD Cloud ERP 2019, the latest version of QAD’s flagship ERP solution that includes the Channel Islands User Experience (UX) and the QAD Enterprise Platform. QAD Cloud ERP 2019 Highlights.

This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Therefore, it’s only fitting that the latest deadline for reaching an agreement has been pushed out to October 31, 2019 — yes, Halloween. The post This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. January 30, 2019 12:30 PM PST, 3:30 PM EST, 8:30 PM GMT

Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?


In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America. by Harish Iyer.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value


The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause.

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Smarter Inventory Management Will be One of the Key Competencies for Retailers in the Coming Year

Supply Chain Matters

While the nation’s retailers gather in New York City this week to attend the National Retail Federation’s 2019 Annual Conference, the Supply Chain Matters blog declares that inventory management will be one of the key competencies for retailers this year.

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

JDA software

That means more businesses will be honing their inventory types and levels to drive the right products closer to consumers for faster response times. Expect to see that market share increase in 2019. What are your retail predictions for 2019?

Examining LogiPharma 2019 – Top 3 symptoms you caught the life sciences supply chain bug


With LogiPharma 2019 in the books, a big congratulations goes out to all the organizers, speakers, vendors and attendees for a successful event. LogiPharma 2019 featured a strong lineup of speakers and life sciences supply chain industry experts who delivered valuable and relevant content, spurring attendees to participate with passion while host (and former Premiership Rugby match official) David Kurk injected a good dose of energy and humor to keep things moving. by Bill DuBois.

Kinaxis- A Contunued Sponsor of the Supply Chain Matters Blog in 2019

Supply Chain Matters

We are once again pleased to announce to our global-based Supply Chain Matters readership audience that Kinaxis will remain a Sustained sponsor of this blog throughout 2019. As a continuing part of our 2019 sponsorship arrangement, Supply Chain Matters will continue to feature market education focused on future capabilities in concurrent and more responsive planning capabilities among multi-industry settings.

Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech- January 18, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news that occurred during the week of January 14, 2019. Copyright 2019.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

This data allows project44 to deliver predictive insights enabling users to eliminate costs related to demurrage fees as well as reduce inventory stock outs and manual workload. The post This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Distribution and Dedicated Transportation Outlooks: 2019


Guest Blog: William Mahoney, Senior Vice President, Sales at NFI Distribution Outlook Inventory levels in 2019 will continue to grow creating the demand for more third-party warehousing space in the coming year. Inventory.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

Stuck, the company struggled with customer service levels and high inventory write-offs. The process helped World Kitchen manage inventories through bankruptcy filing in 2002. Welcome to 2019! Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch.

Trends 2019: Retail

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel operations only succeed when inventory amounts and locations are known. Cognitive computing platforms, like the Enterra Enterprise Cognitive System (AILA ), can help companies with inventory management as well as myriad other challenges facing today’s retailers. ”[4] Newman adds, “Cognitive computing will grow exponentially in 2019 — and the companies who do it well will move them to the head of the pack.”

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Excess Inventory? No problem. You have trailers in the yard.­­


With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs , companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works.

Stop Leaking Money with Manual Inventory Controls

The Smart Software

An inventory professional who is responsible for 10,000 items has 10,000 things to stress over every day. The post Stop Leaking Money with Manual Inventory Controls appeared first on Smart Software.

A Focus on Hospital Supply Chain Management Challenges and Opportunities

Supply Chain Matters

The new corporate branding implies the ability to help hospitals find solutions in an enormous sea of inventory and data. Many hospitals indicate challenges related to different software applications, no one of which providing end-to-end supply and inventory management.

Key Automotive Attractions and Pit Stops at Explore 2019


We have a lot in store for you and your colleagues, so please consider this roadmap of key attractions and pit stops for this year’s automotive sessions at QAD Explore 2019. The post Key Automotive Attractions and Pit Stops at Explore 2019 appeared first on QAD Blog.

3 Inventory Control Techniques to Improve and Maintain Inventory Accuracy


Inventory accuracy is vital to an organisation’s long-term success. Profits depend on the sale of inventory stock and if you don’t know what or how much you are selling then you could be missing an opportunity to maximise sales. Having poor and inaccurate inventory control can be costly because it causes issues such as unplanned stock-outs, the shipping of wrong products to customers, wasted resources trying to locate misplaced items and inventory shrinkage.

Inbound Freight Collaboration: How a TMS Creates Harmony Between Shippers, Vendors, and Carriers


These consequences include higher freight spend, poor dock scheduling, increased carrying cost of inventory and more. Today’s supply chains suffer from egocentric mindsets.

4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse


Protect Inventory You can’t function as a business without a well-stocked inventory. Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business. If you’re running a warehouse, this will probably be your main goal, too.

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our April 12, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech , a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based readership. Copyright 2019.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019. As WCS and WES software becomes faster to deploy and integrate with legacy systems, and more logistics operators invest in automation, I believe we will see many more distribution centres utilising these systems to speed up operations in 2019.

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software


A: There are several new features that just became available in OneSCM in March, 2019: Supply Chain Orchestration – Several modifications were made to OneSCM to support an implementation through configuration methodology, allowing new and existing customers to configure new connections to the back-office systems without the need to develop new plugins. Inventory Visibility – Visibility into On-Hand and Vendor Managed Inventory.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

We were primarily in the expedite business, targeting manufacturers of all sizes who were running just-in-time inventory systems that made an intermediary component in someone else’s just-in-time system. [00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company.

Trends 2019: The Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

Ask, Nigel Fenwick, Paul Miller, Dan Bieler, Bill Martorelli and Merritt Maxim, predict, “In 2019, the term ‘IoT’ will take a back seat in the marketing lexicon, with vendors of these solutions reverting to language that describes business solutions and outcomes, such as ‘real-time asset performance monitoring’ — a combination of IoT, data, analytics, workflow, business process, and insight with recognizable and quantifiable value.”[2].

Could Another KFC UK Prepared Chicken Crisis Be in the Works?

Supply Chain Matters

As the weeks wore on, reports we monitored pointed to cascading snafus related to various distribution center staffing levels, inventory management snafus and an initial troubled new order management replenishment software that prolonged shortages.