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What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

EFT

Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. However, the digital warehouse allows employers to notice recurring patterns or highlight areas that need improvement. What may take months to find reviewing logs and ledgers can be exposed in minutes with real-time data warehousing. Future warehouses are expected to reach new levels of automation. The warehouse of the digital age is synonymous with automation.

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

EFT

Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. However, the digital warehouse allows employers to notice recurring patterns or highlight areas that need improvement. What may take months to find reviewing logs and ledgers can be exposed in minutes with real-time data warehousing. Future warehouses are expected to reach new levels of automation. The warehouse of the digital age is synonymous with automation.

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The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. In the insurance company [example referenced earlier in the article], the product developers kept the back office and customer service people informed, but they didn’t actively engage them in a joint effort. Break down your supply chain functional silos.

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SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

My first Monday in, I asked for a full report of all our supply chain metrics, and my analyst told me he could get it to me by Friday. The Pulse rooms are fed by data warehouses which pull together data from 94 different applications that are each being used to run data in different parts of the Flex organization. The major components include revenue, income statement, and balance sheet metrics, but others may follow that are important to the organization and its stakeholders.

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sixty-five percent of procurement practitioners say procurement at their company is becoming more collaborative with suppliers, according to The Future of Procurement, Making Collaboration Pay Off, by Oxford Economics. In this article, we will focus on key actions to ensure successful supply chain collaborations – productive collaboration and not a frustrating one; and turning supplier collaboration into a core competency. Lower transportation and warehousing costs.

Collaboration in supply chain management is key

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld When scrolling through my news feed Friday, I found this article from SCN : “ Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains “ The article describes research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute. As the article points out, great companies start and end improvement projects with the customer.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) measure how well the shipper-transportation provider does in daily continuous improvement. Create daily route designs, complete real time track and trace, generate real-time metrics , and complete daily problem solving.

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Executive Advisor Michael Massetti on Supply Chain’s Image, Workforce Automation, and Supply Chain Challenges

Kinaxis

You might think, “okay, our warehouse is good” without thinking about the end to end. Procurement might have hit their cost savings metrics, but if it meant purchasing more than needed, and that might hurt your warehouse inventories. One thing that comes through in your LinkedIn publisher articles is your passion for the field. There’s a lot of fun – and I try to convey that with my articles.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Larger companies generally have many private warehouses and distribution centers, managed by different in-house and outsourced operators, that run on different systems. ” Deborah Abrams Kaplan ( @KaplanInk ) asserts, “Retailers looking to improve margins could begin by looking at one metric — shipment to orders. ” As I noted at the beginning of this article, omnichannel operations are tough.

Supply Chain Agenda of Pierre Mille, VP Group Planning & Customer Service Excellence at Carlsberg Group

Supply Chain Movement

His task – together with his colleagues from procurement, production and logistics – is to simplify the global supply chain while acknowledging that consumers are often very emotionally attached to a particular beer brand. As a supply chain we are integrating on-shelf availability, distribution, warehousing, logistics, production, procurement and communication with our suppliers, yet leave intact the intimacy within the individual markets regarding sales.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

Alternate Bill of Materials and Alternate Sourcing: The more alternatives that exist through the manufacturing and procurement processes, the easier it is to design the supply chain to absorb cost and supplier variability. Additionally, through network strategies, be sure to design your warehouses for flows. The network is designed to allow shipments from multiple origins with tight workflow integration between transportation, order management and warehouse systems.

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

Unilever has sustainability at the very heart of its business model, extending all the way through the supply chain from distribution to procurement. Suppliers are measured using factual performance indicators covering pricing, quality, innovation, and reliability , to name but a few of the measurement components included in the “McDonalds Supplier Performance Index,” as the suite of metrics is known.

Business Developer Analyst

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Extract, Transform & Loading data into data warehouse from production systems. Recommends quality metrics and ensures quality metrics are documented and tracked. Provides input to the development of information quality metrics. Technical Experience. Responsible for reporting data management . Experience designing ETL systems. SQL Experience. Change data capture.

How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

IMO article and permission to publish here provided by Jenish Sheth. million metric tons annually. As carrier begins to adjust their rates, then down hierarchy players such as NVOCCs, LSPs, Trucking, Warehousing etc. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Maritime Industry in Search of Blockchain Orchestrator!

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. To achieve that, the company is focusing on talent development; for instance, Nestlé’s procurement talent now reside in three regional hubs, allowing for economies of scale and standardization.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

In turn, we also hope to act as a catalyst for supply chain businesses and professionals looking to make the leap into sharing insights of their own; whether they can share new technology use cases, perspectives on trends, valuable data sets or industry initiatives from; sourcing and procurement practices to last mile delivery, – you can see that it’s a really wide reaching and exciting project to launch!

Why is Demand Forecasting the Way to Go?

Unleashed

As discussed in this article , demand forecasting is a seemingly straightforward concept to grasp yet can be difficult to achieve with 100% accuracy. In this article, let us consider some benefits of demand forecasting. Inventory incurs a significant amount of costs associated with its procurement, storage, protection and management. Inventory sitting unsold in the warehouse represents capital that could have been used elsewhere, and so business opportunities are lost.

4 Common Supply Chain Cost Blowouts

Logistics Bureau

While this article is not going to focus on lean practices, the importance of keeping waste and process inefficiencies to a minimum can never be stressed enough when it comes to controlling expenditure and preventing cost blowouts in the supply chain. Implement performance metrics and monitor a selection of key performance indicator. Naturally, there is the direct cost of procuring and holding the inventory.

Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15. All of the headlines right now are about how retailers and parcel carriers are struggling to keep up with the record amount of online orders and deliveries for the holidays (see WSJ article UPS, Overwhelmed by Online Orders, Warns of Delivery Delays and Reuters article Surging online orders slow Wal-Mart delivery network ).