AB&R® Named as One of the “Top Companies to Work for in Arizona” for the Fifth Year in a Row

AB&R

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 17, 2019. azcentral.com and Republic Media (The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com) announced that AB&R® (American Barcode and RFID) has earned a spot on the list of 2019 azcentral.com® Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the fifth consecutive year. “We We are honored to be recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of Arizona’s “Top Companies to Work for!”

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. Executive, after executive, lament, “They have purchased many technologies and sponsored many projects to reduce inventories, but they are not seeing results.”

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. ” Vendor Managed Inventory Model: A Quick Back Story.

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.

My Video Call with Santa Claus

Logility

Our call was scheduled quite early for me in Arizona since Santa’s HQ had adopted GMT as the standard time. Santa also wants to take advantage of all the new information available through the SC planning platform to optimize inventory. Update on the Christmas Express Supply Chain.

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The Journey for Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

I am busy finalizing a report on the current state of the inventory optimization market, rewriting and updating a report on Sales and Operations technologies, and penning a new report on Supply Chain Centers of Excellence. (We It is finally spring in Philadelphia.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Arizona. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

Linton] co-authored The Living Supply Chain , which argues that “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory.

The Avnet Tech Games IX Welcomes The Inaugural JDA Supply Chain Challenge

Supply Chain Nation

Saturday, April 12, the University of Advancing Technology campus in Tempe, Arizona will once again serve as the host for the Avnet Tech Games , now in its ninth year. Uncategorized capacity forecasting inventory pricing

6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019

AB&R

Plus, thanks to our great employees, we were named as one of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the fourth year in a row. Barcodes are critical to helping you manage inventory, and when a vendor or partner of yours can’t scan your barcode, problems arise.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

It is not as simple as trading-off inventory, cost, and customer service. In the Supply Chains to Admire analysis, the focus is to understand the relative performance of a company within a peer group of growth, operating margin, inventory turns, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). (We

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

This view of the supply chain is focused primarily on how we get inventory to the customer. He pointed out that the customer doesn’t care which division owns the inventory – they just want the product whenever and wherever they desire. Because Macy’s is now fulfilling orders from stores… so store sales and inventory at stores don’t matter. Amazon has a fee based structure where they get X% of the cost of stuff they sell – but they never own the inventory.

Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure

Elementum

The collapse of a major bridge on I-10 connecting California to Arizona served as a striking reminder that US infrastructure is failing and little is being done about it. The bridge, built in 1967, had been labeled “functionally obsolete” by the National Bridge Inventory in 2014.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, what I observed when I looked at the data, was that most companies that I had worked with (in my role as an industry analyst, I had worked with over 300) were going backwards on margin and inventory turns. This work is based on a collaborative project with Arizona State University.

What About the Supply Chain Index?

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I am finalizing an agreement with Arizona State University to fund a PHD student in statistics under the guidance of George Runger to try to finish the work. And, recently, Procter & Gamble is more focused on improving inventory turns.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI. When I was Materials Manager at Maricopa County, Arizona, the second largest county in the country, I introduced Vendor Managed Inventory. I called Fastenal, who specializes in Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) for fasteners, in to see what we can do together. There was a signed contract with agreed upon inventory levels. We never ran out of or had too much inventory.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck Intrieri is a: Certified Value Engineer (VE), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Production and Inventory Control Manager (CPIM), and is Lean Certified all of which attests to his deep understanding of operations and logistics beyond the confines of the purchasing function. Evolve Dental Technologies, Inc, Virtu USA, and many other large and medium sized companies in Illinois, Michigan, Arizona and Orange County, CA.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Improvement is based on the work that we completed with an Arizona State University Operations Research team to determine the Supply Chain Index. Do you actively design networks with a focus on form and function of inventory?

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Despite two decades of advancement in supply chain technologies, companies are struggling to gain balance at the intersection of operating margin, inventory turns and case fulfillment.

Top 15 Supply Chains to Admire from the Supply Chain Insights Conference

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage The Supply Chain Insights annual conference was held on September 10-11, 2014 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. While other “lists” use ROA, Inventory Turns and Revenue Growth, I find Lora’s science very objective.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

When I sat down to write the book, Bricks Matter, I believed that companies had used supply chain technologies to reduce operating margin and improve inventory turns. Resiliency: The pattern or reliability of results at this intersection of operating margin and inventory turns.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall results in business performance on the critical supply chain metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are declining. Let’s start with a discussion on inventory. In Table 1, we share the comparison of inventory levels by the industry peer groups pre and post-recession. Despite the investment in technology and whiz-bang approaches, inventory levels today are significantly higher than the pre-recession period.

Evolution of the Warehouse: How it Adapted to E-Commerce and New Technology Trends?

AFFLINK

A white paper by the Arizona State University W.P. The Arizona State white paper details the “evolution of warehouse types” but there has been so much change in the warehouse industry that “revolution” might be the more appropriate word.

Supply Chains to Admire Household Nondurables Calculation Example

Supply Chain Insights

The methodology was determined with Supply Chain Insights and Arizona State University in 2014. Strength looks at the trend of Operating Margin and Inventory Turns from 2010 to 2016. A strong supply chain will show that as operating margin goes up, inventory turns go up as well.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more.”[2] Evaluate inventory policy, sourcing modifications, and commercial terms.

Aspire, challenge and transform: Insights from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference

Kinaxis

One conference I recently attended is the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Use of drones ( EyeSee inside the warehouse for scanning and tracking inventory, Prime Air for delivery). by Dr. Madhav Durbha I enjoy attending conferences.

Mush

Supply Chain Shaman

I just don’t think the comparison of very different industries in a spreadsheet based on growth, inventory values, and Return on Assets (ROA) is meaningful. Mush is a thick cornmeal pudding boiled in water or milk. It sits until the gel forms a semisolid state.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

We believe that a supply chain leader is defined by both the level of performance on the Effective Frontier (balance of growth, Return on Invested Capital, Profitability and Inventory Turns) and driving supply chain improvement.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

This methodology, termed the Supply Chain Index, was developed in partnership with the Operations Research team at Arizona State University. by Melissa Clow September is a busy time of year for us at Kinaxis – Many folks here are flying the skies to attend various conferences.

Time for a Mea Culpa?

Supply Chain Shaman

On the 2nd of April, I sat before a board discussing how a company could exceed expectations in the delivery of Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) and superior operating margins and fail at the delivery of customer service and inventory. It is a slow week. Most of my friends are on vacation.

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

This work will continue throughout the summer and culminate in the release of the Supply Chain Index for 36 Industry Sectors at our Supply Chain Insights Global Summit at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona on September 11-12, 2013. Today, I am proud to launch the Supply Chain Index.

Sense, Analyze and Respond – The Supply Chain Automation Journey

Logility

I recently moved to Arizona and traded my lawnmower and snow-shovels for a salt-water pool. First, you need to have deployed the basic demand, inventory and supply components of an integrated supply chain planning & optimization system of record. I think you might agree this was a very favorable trade.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

Orbit Chart Comparing Syngenta and Monsanto Progress on the Effective Frontier – Balancing Inventory Turns and Operating Margin for the Period of 2005-2014. Orbit Chart of Syngenta and Monsanto of Progress on Operating Margin and Inventory Turns.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 57% of retailers have a perpetual inventory signal, and too few companies (22%) have invested in mining channel data through the use of a Demand Signal Repository (DSR). It is the week before Thanksgiving in the United States; and as a good Yank, I am reflective. I am giving thanks.

Was Integrated Planning a Hoax?

Supply Chain Shaman

In prior posts , I have written how nine out of ten supply chains are stuck in their ability to improve operating performance on the Effective Frontier of managing growth, profitability, inventory turns and business complexity.) Hoax: An act intended to deceive or trick.

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When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

The State of Ohio, for example, is buffering its PPE inventories, for example. Supply chain professionals know that risk pooling – where vital global inventories are co-managed as a common resource – is critical in maximizing the impact of a scarce commodity.