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.

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.

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?”.

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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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

inventory more clearly, you can see. inventory. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are. looking to digital ly transform their. businesses. For decades, businesses have largely.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

Supply chain visibility gives a clear view of inventory and the. activities involved in the transport of that inventory. A Blueprint For Supply Chain Transformation The Data First Approach Introduction Over the past few decades, supply chains have evolved from a sub-function.

Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reached out to discuss the rising inventories near the Port of Los Angeles. As I write this blog, Valentine cards scatter my desk. This is the week for love: a time to send cards and letters to those that we appreciate.

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.

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.­­

Talking Logistics

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. But even as developers have flooded the market with new inventory, some retailers are still having trouble finding adequate, flexible space. The post Excess Inventory?

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

Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

Talking Logistics

As we begin 2019, what are the key lessons learned from last year, and what trends and factors should shippers keep an eye on to make sure they’re able to respond effectively to whatever happens in the transportation market in the weeks and months ahead? But what also came out of the session was a feeling that with new capacity now coming on-line, we should see better balance in 2019. Economic factors impacting 2019 transportation. What to watch for in 2019.

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.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6 million shipments before Christmas, and on January 3, 2019, UPS processed an estimated 1.3

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What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 


None of the respondents share data across multiple applications to manage inventory, network design and S&OP in an integrated way. Part I in our series on assessing your network design’s maturity . How does you r network design compare to others ?

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.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

Progress on the key performance metrics of cost, customer service, inventory, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are going backward; not forwards, for most companies. This would include rules like inventory matching, customer policy, Available-To-Promise (ATP) or allocation.

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?


According to Ben Ames of DC Velocity , dark warehouses refer to the full automation of material handling equipment, warehouse execution systems , and automatic identification of inventory and shipments. Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high.

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Which supply chain planning processes should we automate?


This is a digital representation of the current state of the supply chain (events, inventories, open orders, shipments, plans, scenarios and so on) and, as such, allows a company to examine (through the use of appropriate analytics) how the supply chain will respond to certain events and decisions.

Head Scratching Report on December 2018 U.S. Retail Sales

Supply Chain Matters

retail sales in December would be the level of remaining inventory that occurred at the start of 2019. If December, and now January 2019 retail sales volumes are on significant decline, that inventory overhang is going to be a rather significant challenge.

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Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

Progress on the key performance metrics of cost, customer service, inventory, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are going backward; not forwards, for most companies. This would include rules like inventory matching, customer policy, Available-To-Promise (ATP) or allocation.

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].

Supply Chain Management Trends 2019


What are the primary supply chain management trends for 2019? Distributed Inventory. Distributed inventory reduces the lead time from a customer placing an order to the product being delivered while simultaneously reducing shipping costs. Are you ready for 2019?

[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect


The Nightmare on Inventory Street: How Out-of-Stocks Hurt Your Business and How to Overcome the Issue. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, Cerasis welcomes back Greg Braun, Senior Vice President of C3 Solutions, a yard management & dock scheduling software company. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

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5 Reasons You Need Modern Inventory Solutions for Optimum Inventory Control


When deciding where to prioritise budget spend for greatest return on investment, companies have difficult decisions to make and while inventory control continues to be fundamentally impacted by innovation, it is often overlooked when the time comes to allocate funds. When inventory control is approached as a cashflow measure, the financial impact of excess stock, slow-moving SKUs, stock-outs and obsolete or dead stock, provides a new perspective. Real time inventory.

Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?


With the continued increase in supply chain complexity and greater pressure to keep inventories lean and accelerate shipments, is your supply chain ready for what 2019 has in store? There are bound to be similar events in 2019.

PINC is a Food Logistics’ FL100+ Top Software and Technology Provider


Leader in digital yard management and inventory solutions recognized as critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. food logistics fl100 digital yard management yard management system inventory robotics

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Inventory Management vs Warehouse Management: What’s the difference?


Understanding the similarities and differences between inventory management and warehouse management are essential to driving improvements in both areas. When it comes to handling inventory, materials and stock in supply chain management, a lot of terminology tends to get thrown around.

The Celebration of the Year of the Pig and Implications for Industry Supply Chain Management Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

The 2019 Year of the Pig has special significance for a number of other reasons. The year 2019 might well be different, without any discernable surge. In the meantime, the normal playbooks for post Lunar New Year activities are likely not applicable in the year 2019.

Number-one Talking Logistics post of 2018!


Talking Logistics digital inventory digital supply chain inventory roboticsIn the very last days of 2018, we received a very flattering note from Adrian Gonzalez informing that our CEO's guest article landed the number-one position on the Top 10 Talking Logistics posts of 2018 !

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What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?


Coupled with high storage costs and limited containers to transport products at any one time, balancing stock inventories at the perfect minimum level is a tricky business.