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? Examples include allocation, available-to-Promise, and transportation routing.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Simply put, OTIF spells OPPORTUNITY for transportation technology providers. 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.

Distribution and Dedicated Transportation Outlooks: 2019

NFI

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.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

stock, and the ability to transport goods on. inventory more clearly, you can see. the transportation space, you see a. inventory. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the.

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

Cerasis

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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Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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

Cerasis

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 Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

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. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

Cerasis

Protect Inventory You can’t function as a business without a well-stocked inventory. The post 4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business.

Report of Panic Among Some Amazon Suppliers

Supply Chain Matters

In essence, Amazon is declaring that the online retailer wants to avoid its own direct costs related to ordering and managing distribution and customer fulfillment center inventories. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

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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. ” (Each mode of transport has different comparison reference data.). It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep.

Potential Pause in Trade Deadlines Not a Time for Supply Network Teams to Rest Easy

Supply Chain Matters

There is now ample evidence, included business inventory reporting for the month of January, indicating that retailers and businesses procured or moved additional inventories from China into the U.S.

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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. ” (Each mode of transport has different comparison reference data.). It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep.

This Turbulent Week in Brexit Events and Consequent Multi-industry Supply Chain Disruption Planning

Supply Chain Matters

Scenario #2 implies that capacity, safety stock inventory, logistics and transportation contingency plans or commitments need to remain active and diligent. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

Those are the main questions I discussed with Linus Kalenze, Vice President of North American Surface Transportation, Consolidation at C.H. It’s all centered around creating a better customer shopping experience, and a big part of that is having inventory on the shelves when customers want to buy it. This requires managing upstream inventory in very different ways than previously. The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever.

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

Transportfolio

While demand is likely to continue to increase, we expect the pace of the increase to be slower in 2019. Nothing in the Purchasing Managers’ Index®, Inventory-Sales ratio, or consumer confidence trends would indicate an impending surge in demand. Preparing for air freight in 2019.

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

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

Cerasis

The Nightmare on Inventory Street: How Out-of-Stocks Hurt Your Business and How to Overcome the Issue. The post [PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

Those are the main questions I discussed with Linus Kalenze, Vice President of North American Surface Transportation, Consolidation at C.H. It’s all centered around creating a better customer shopping experience, and a big part of that is having inventory on the shelves when customers want to buy it. This requires managing upstream inventory in very different ways than previously. The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever.

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Amazon and Alibaba Report Financial Performance for Respective Holiday Quarters

Supply Chain Matters

Acknowledged was that over half of units sold in the holiday quarter (52 percent) were from independent merchants, which Amazon can charge for inventory stocking and fulfillment costs. Perspective Heading Into 2019.

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Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

Cerasis

Through a warehouse management system (WMS), a company can gain real-time insight into product location, movement, and inventory. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Software and supply chain technologies have become integral components of successful warehousing practices. However, optimizing your WMS to drive costs down and enhance product flow is not a small task. To ensure your supply chain technology and WMS are set up.read More.

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

Transportfolio

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? These laws focus on compliance within the transport sector.

Industry Supply Chain Planning Related to Brexit Response Grow More Concerned, Along with the Implications

Supply Chain Matters

The implication is that British sellers would have to stock their inventories in EU located warehouses or customer fulfillment centers. Air, Ground and Water Transportation. Copyright 2019, The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group and the Supply Chain Matters® blog.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

Quintiq

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.

How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Today’s Global Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Razat says it all starts with creating a data foundation, a single system of reference, upon which the scenario planning can be used to look at the trade-offs and interdependencies between production, inventory, distribution and transportation. Why is inventory buffering for the current economic and trade uncertainties anathema to efficiency? Whether it’s the escalating tariffs between the U.S.

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Grocery Retail Trends 2019

RELEX Solutions

Looking into 2019, we’ve again listed some of the top trends in grocery retail for 2019. There are considerable additional picking and transport costs while food service outlets have benefitted from opportunities like Uber Eats.

Time to turn around inventory falls by two days says new report

EFT

Customer demands for faster and faster service are having an effect across the supply chain finds eyefortransport’s new D3 2019 report. The median time for retailers to move returns back to inventory ready for resale has fallen from 2017 to 2018, from a median of seven days down to five days.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape. 2019).

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. Normally, S&OP and global transportation provides plan for a surge in supply network shipment activity right after the Lunar New Year celebration.

Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

Cerasis

Through a warehouse management system (WMS), a company can gain real-time insight into product location, movement, and inventory. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Software and supply chain technologies have become integral components of successful warehousing practices. However, optimizing your WMS to drive costs down and enhance product flow is not a small task. To ensure your supply chain technology and WMS are set up.read More.