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Dancing in the Ring of Fire

Supply Chain Shaman

As a supply chain leader, he is struggling how to dance in the ring of fire. The ring of fire is corporate politics at the executive level on supply chain performance. Each executive has a different perspective on the definition of supply chain excellence, but they are never discussed and aligned.

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Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Despite the significant amount of effort involved in going from running a business on Excel spreadsheets to implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP), they are very grateful that their efforts to improve their supply chain agility were underway when the pandemic hit. The Peet’s Coffee Supply Chain.

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Top Takeaways from Coupa Inspire

Logistics Viewpoints

This technology allows businesses to unify their procurement, expense management, invoicing, payments, contract management, and spend analysis processes and reporting. The visibility to spend allows them to provide excellent benchmarking in several areas. Coupa also offers a robust, market share leading, supply chain design solution.

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Inventory Management Excellence: Some Companies to Learn From

Logistics Bureau

Inventory management is a crucial aspect of supply chain management, and effective strategies can help businesses reduce costs, improve customer service, and increase profits. One factor that stands out to me as a highlight of their IM strategy is their seemingly chaotic approach to warehouse layout.

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The Forecasting Accuracy Bugaboo

Logistics Viewpoints

Solvoyo’s Solution Bugaboo: something that causes fear or distress out of proportion to its importance. Organizations then convert those demand forecasts to the associated quantities of raw materials to purchase, goods to be manufactured, or finished products to ship. Would better forecasting accuracy be a good thing? Absolutely!

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Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

GlobalTranz

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? Work centers?

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5 Best Logistics Books to Keep Within Reach

Supply Chain Opz

Then, we use these criteria to rank the books, - Practicality: we look closely at how each book can provide basic concepts and strategies of the "Integrated Logistics Functions", namely, customer service, purchasing, production planning, warehousing, and transportation in a clear and concise manner. The links below are paid links.