Your FMCG Supply Chain in 2018: 5 Problematic Predictions

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Chris Rea has finally found the correct turn off, a lot of people in Africa still don’t know its Christmas and the novelty Santa toilet seat cover is back in the box. FMCG S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock ControlOh, and chocolate Easter eggs are in the shops 4 months in advance. Christmas and the New Year holidays are well and truly over, and the clock is already ticking down on the month of January.

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Unleashed is joining the Xero Roadshow in South Africa


The Unleashed team will be making their way to both Johannesburg and Cape Town for the Xero Roadshow — this marks our first time to South Africa! Come and chat with us about all things inventory management and the cloud. Aside from attending the Xero Roadshow, we’re also hosting a pop-up event; this will be our first time in South Africa! The post Unleashed is joining the Xero Roadshow in South Africa appeared first on Unleashed Software.

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Supply Chain View from the Field

Several trends identified in the study demonstrate that a number of major challenges lie ahead as the world becomes a more complex place in which to operate logistically,” said Dr. Rob Handfield, University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at the NC State University Poole College of Management. In essence, the results indicate that logistics and supply chain management should primarily enable a company to satisfy its customers’ needs.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense


WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Before we get into blockchain’s potential entry points into the supply chain ecosystem, let’s take a look at the two current trends in SCM *(Supply Chain Management): Dynamism SCM has evolved to become a huge, global ecosystem. Outcomes: improved inventory management; More accurate determination of re-order points; Better on-shelf availability. Optimized stock assortment for extensive product range

RELEX Solutions, South Africa’s largest online retailer, chose RELEX to support their demand forecasting, replenishment, inventory management, and reporting. Watch Rozanne Truter, Retail Divisions Manager, explain how RELEX has provided a dynamic framework for the work of category managers, and clearly reduced the time spent on routine ordering, allowing more focus on value-adding tasks instead.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Back in 2011, supply chain analyst Trevor Miles ( @milesahead ) noted there is a similar sounding word supply chain managers should associate with VUCA. He explains, “I almost feel that we should be shouting ‘Vuka’ which in Xhosa (one of the South Africa languages) means ‘wake up.’

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?


In particular, emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America, the adoption of mobile devices is rapid as consumers and businesses bypass traditional laptops and desktops in favor of smartphones and tablets.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Purchasing and supplier management. Inventory levels. For the right level of management. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right.

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How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

Recognition of constraints and the management of floating bottlenecks. Management and planning of the entire network against a value network strategy. Monthly design of the supply chain including form and function of inventory and inventory placement. Clear understanding of the supply chain as a complex system with executive capability to manage the trade-offs versus using a common understanding. Inventory. Focus on the level of inventory.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Nate Masterson is the Marketing Manager for Maple Holistics. Make sure that you invest in your managers. “One of the highest costs of warehouse management and fulfillment is labor…” By properly managing your work force, you can significantly reduce your costs.

8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About


Inventory costing or valuation is an accounting concept that has a direct impact on your gross profit and thus taxable income. Methods of valuing inventory are simply different cost-flow assumptions about how to allocate your cost of goods available for sale. Retail Inventory Method.

As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

Supply Chain @ MIT

The unemployment rate in Europe is around 12% and in Spain is about 25%, yet the current jobless rate for graduates of the MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program in Zaragoza, Spain, is zero. Bucking the trend.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. Supply chain management through AI will continue to refine.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment


It is $4T-8T undertaking, that will include Free Trade Agreements, involving a modern version of the Chinese “Silk Road”, going from China through Western Asia, the Middle East, and linking their their maritime network, SE Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

This Week in Logistics News (November 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Kenco Explores Drone Technology in Deployment of Advanced PINC Yard Management System. Tradeshift Disrupts with Network-Based Supplier and Risk Management. It enhances LLamasoft’s presence and opportunities in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.