Unleashed is joining the Xero Roadshow in South Africa

Unleashed

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.

What If You Could Take The Guesswork Out Of Forecast Planning? Guest Post from Osgood Vogler

Kinaxis

Persistent planning biases can tie up cash by driving excess inventory. by Melissa Clow Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘What If You Could Take The Guesswork Out Of Forecast Planning?’.

Lean versus EOQ? What’s best for your organization?

Kinaxis

EOQ attempts to optimize lot size by balancing manufacturing cost ( Fixed + variable costs) with things like inventory holding costs and capacity utilization. Lean relies on minimization of, among other things, lot sizes, inventory and waiting.

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8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About

EMERGE App

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.

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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Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

A new study by the SupplyChainDigest analyzing the main components of working capital: Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO), and Days Payables Outstanding (DPO) revealed an uptick in DIO. New Study Shows a Rise in US Company Inventories.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of July 9, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Charging Vendors for Inventory, The Panama Canal is Filling Up, Apparel Companies See Africa as Next Source of Low Costs, China Stock Market Tumbling, Impacts to Follow

3 companies tell you their success with Quintiq

DELMIA Quintiq

The average delivery time of four to six days is now down to two to three days by moving inventory closer to the end consumer with multiple fulfillment locations. Soon, WFP wants to apply what it’s doing in terms of strategic planning in West Africa to other regions.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

The Economist says that more companies are sourcing with proximity to their major markets – for instance servicing the EU from Eastern Europe and Northern Africa or the US from Mexico. After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized.

Supply Chain Planning in Emerging Markets: Four Points to Remember

ToolsGroup

Not knowing how much inventory is at each location. These large distances between demand centers increase the inventory exposure to maintain a consistent service level. Read the full Cipla Medpro case study on delivering medicines in Africa.

Warehouse theft: 8 Tips for effective prevention

SCJunction

Most businesses with warehouse components suffer a great deal loss due to inventory shrinkage caused by theft within the warehouse, by their own internal employees. This blog was originally published 21 August 2018.

Andreas Gärtner of Nestlé on Forecasting: “Track the Mad Bulls!”

Supply Chain Movement

The global organisation needed a local component, which gave rise to the Nestlé GLOBE Centres, one each to cover Europe, the Americas and the Asia, Oceania and Africa. Forecasting product demand will never by 100% perfect but it is possible to reduce the error of judgment.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

The Economist says that more companies are sourcing with proximity to their major markets – for instance servicing the EU from Eastern Europe and Northern Africa or the US from Mexico. After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized.

Should I Consider Outsourcing Supply Chain Processes?

ToolsGroup

Now companies have started outsourcing supply chain business processes like planning, direct procurement, order management, inventory optimisation and reverse logistics. Yolandé du Toit is an industrial engineer at ToolsGroup Africa focusing on supply chain strategy.

AkzoNobel: Painting a Better Picture of Demand

E2open

When paint and specialty chemicals producer AkzoNobel looked to improve customer service and raise return on capital by cutting excess inventory, it turned to Terra Technology.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

We examine the benefits and obstacles to e-commerce in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. In 2011, Nigerian startup Mall for Africa, which ships American brands to Nigerian consumers, took in $17 million in 2014. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed.

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Pernod Ricard Drinks to Better Demand Forecasts

Supply Chain Movement

Combined with the expertise within the Pernod Ricard supply chain team, the flexibility of the application has helped Pernod Ricard UK achieve an ongoing improvement in demand forecast accuracy and a more optimal inventory level.

The Digital Supply Chain: Making The Leap With A Ball and Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I also believe that growth in Asia and Africa will spur new thinking in supply chain processes for the use of mobility and sensor data. The issue is that costs need to be continually balanced with customer service, and inventory programs against a business strategy.

World Cup in Brazil: Did it make it into your S&OP planning process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

You may recall the inventory chaos of the vuvuzelas in team colours at the previous competition in South Africa. The 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching, yes it is football not soccer.

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Risk v Rewards - Making the Right Decisions in Global Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Whether it was the US going to Asia or the EU going to Africa or the Eastern European countries to procure lower cost components, this concerted effort created a coordination challenge across a vastly extended supply network. Sharpen your inventory strategies.

Risk v Rewards - Making the Right Decisions in Global Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Whether it was the US going to Asia or the EU going to Africa or the Eastern European countries to procure lower cost components, this concerted effort created a coordination challenge across a vastly extended supply network. Sharpen your inventory strategies.

Compelling Use Cases for Drones in Today’s Supply Chain

Techgistics

Hard to Reach Rural Drones currently provide the most value to areas that have either poor infrastructure, such as rural Africa, or have geographic constraints, such as mountain communities that prevent efficient cargo delivery. Although the U.S.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

In sum, globalization clearly amplifies other trends and leads to an increase in complexity, particularly in regions of growth such as Russia, Eastern Europe, India, and Africa. Solutions focused on improving transparency of tier two suppliers, inventory and demand impede mitigation and force companies into reactive strategies.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

This newfound visibility allows participants in a supply chain to proactively optimize components of their processes (like inventory management, staffing decisions, and a thousand more) to support an efficient and agile product path. Outcomes: improved inventory management; More accurate determination of re-order points; Better on-shelf availability. Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain.

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

Cerasis

But, the risks from arising Asian markets, banking problems in the Eurozone and conflict among the Middle East and Africa will keep U.S. Online sales grew 12 percent in 2016, and growth is forecasted for 2017, reports Ludger Schuh of the Inventory and Supply Chain Blog. 2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities.

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

Kinaxis

Ford has been around for 100 years and the five main regions of the company (North and South America, Asia, Europe and Middle/Eastern Africa) grew up individually. David describes inventory as “… dead money, it’s not making money, it’s costing money.”

The Ecommerce Revolution: How Alibaba, JD.Com and Jumia are Changing How People Shop

Elementum

In order to build a reputation for dependability, JD keeps a tight control on its supply chain, buying directly from manufacturers and stocking inventory in its own warehouses. Jumia, one of Africa’s largest online retailers, is another example of adaptability in ecommerce. With $1 trillion in revenue in 2017 alone, China’s ecommerce market is now the largest in the world, propelling Asia-Pacific’s ascent as a digital powerhouse.

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How the IoT Platform Fixes Problems in Today’s Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Emerging markets in the Americas, Asia and Africa will continue to increase their awareness and use of the IoT, which will have a significant impact on how today’s supply chain operates. While logistics and manufacturing have grown exponentially, problems have become more complicated.

Reducing Food Waste

Elementum

The Food and Agriculture Organization runs various projects in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions to reduce post-harvest losses. Others like Food Cowboy and Spoiler Alert connect businesses with unsold inventory to non-profit groups such as food banks and shelters.

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

6 River Systems

Sophie Miles is the VP of Marketing & Co-Founder of CalculatorBuddy.com , a tech company in expansion to USA, Canada, and South Africa. Define normal parameters and fine-tune the physical inventory system. 1) Warehousing space and inventory control.

Through the Hype Cycle: Exploring the Many Applications of AIMMS Technology in Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization. An optimized product portfolio with the right inventory levels. Nampak , Africa’s leading packaging company, traded Excel for an AIMMS-based planning and optimization tool.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

These giants drove slight improvements in operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) despite a slowing economy. The KC teams in Africa, Asia Australia, and Europe are just not equal to that of their peers. Definition.

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Artificial Intelligence and Omnichannel Operations

Enterra Insights

Inventory Optimization. “Inventory optimization is a complicated thing that touches many aspects of the consumer goods supply chain, and often requires close coordination among manufacturers and distributors. They are: 1) meeting expectations and minimizing the cost to serve; 2) maximizing omnichannel fulfillment capacity; 3) using inventory at its most profitable price point; and 4) making dynamic adjustments as circumstances change.

Takealot.com: Optimized stock assortment for extensive product range

RELEX Solutions

Takealot.com, 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. Related videos.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

He explains, “I almost feel that we should be shouting ‘Vuka’ which in Xhosa (one of the South Africa languages) means ‘wake up.’ Evaluate inventory policy, sourcing modifications, and commercial terms. Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico.

Reducing Food Waste

Elementum

The Food and Agriculture Organization runs various projects in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions to reduce post-harvest losses. Others like Food Cowboy and Spoiler Alert connect businesses with unsold inventory to non-profit groups such as food banks and shelters.

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