Recognizing Culture at the 2020 Atlanta Supply Chain Awards

Demand Solutions

This past March, Tim Carroll, Product Availability Team Captain at AutomationDirect, was presented the 2020 World-Class Culture Award at the Atlanta Supply Chain Awards (ASCA). It's common knowledge that your employees are your greatest asset.

The 50th Annual Peachtree Road Race: A Lesson in Supply Chain Management

CHAINalytics

Every July 4th since 1970, competitive athletes, avid runners, casual joggers, and enthusiastic walkers alike gather in Atlanta, GA for the annual running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Lose the Excess Inventory

Blue Ridge

What do inventory management and weight loss have in common? My wife is a manager of a local weight loss clinic in the Atlanta area. Over the years, I’ve realized there are quite a few similarities between losing weight and properly managing inventory. Jim Klekamp.

Renegade Riposte

Supply Chain Shaman

I get called frequently to talk to supply chain leadership teams about inventory. Often the CEO hires a strategic consultant to audit the supply chain, and they roll through the organization making inventory promises. What CEO does not like the concept of reducing inventory?

3 Benefits of Donating Your Unsellable Inventory to giveNkind

ShipBob

In October 2018, ShipBob announced its partnership with giveNkind , a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that matches unwanted inventory with nonprofits. This partnership has allowed ShipBob merchants an opportunity to easily donate returned, canceled, or surplus inventory for those in need.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows. The following week, I am speaking at the Ortec, Optimus Event in Atlanta , the RIS News event in Orlando , and the Demand-Driven Institute Event in Houston.

Quick Service Restaurant Distributor Partners with Chainalytics for a Network Design Project Required to Meet Continued Expansion

CHAINalytics

Ship From Store: An Omni-Channel Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

As I mentioned in last week’s Friday News Roundup, I spent some time in Atlanta attending the Home Delivery World, Click & Collect Show USA, and ETail Show USA joint conference. Inventory Management Labor Learning & Leadership Omni-channel logistics Retail

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

An article in my local paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , had this interesting quote, “From aerospace to health care to consumer products to toys to medical devices, furniture … what I think you’re going to see is an explosion of use.”.

Latest Advances and Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

Factory owners are becoming able to prevent delays, improve production output, reduce equipment downtime, and of course manage inventory. In Atlanta, in March 2018, ransomware crippled the city’s water services and ticket payments systems.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. weeks of inventory at its warehouses in 2016.

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BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The composite of metrics includes growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital.) We group companies by NAICS codes to study year-over-progress at the intersection of operating margin and inventory turns. Inventory Turns. BASF creates chemistry.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains. Atlanta. Atlanta.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Companies need multi-tier Available to Promise (ATP) and real-time inventory management. In this evolution, cash, information, and inventory flows grow in importance.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

The ability to administer your cloud supply chain in the real time makes your order processing, warehousing, inventory management, transportation and overall pricing more scalable and thus cheaper. Helen works and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

PINC Receives Significant Growth Equity Investment From Accel-KKR

PINC

However, with 66% of logistics budgets spent on moving only 10% of total inventory, the remaining 90% of inventory at rest is not optimized for bottom-line impact and efficiency gains. Accel-KKR is headquartered in Menlo Park with additional offices in Atlanta and London.

Amazon Prime Now – The Cost of Expediting the Last Mile

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Some sortation centers, such as the one in Atlanta, will also support Prime Now customers.   One big advantage of online sales versus brick & mortar is that inventory can be pooled. In contrast, without inventory pooling the total safety stock is.

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

That’s at Atlanta, by the way. The idea of a supply chain control tower emerged in 1990’s, triggered by the need to view and control the movement of goods in factories, distribution centers and pipeline inventories. What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

A TMS user, for example, can say to the system, “Show me all uncovered loads,” or an inventory manager can ask, “Which stores have less than three days inventory of product X?”

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Inventory and transportation costs are reduced significantly, while production processes are accelerated and delivery times are decreased. In his previous position, Chris was a Senior Account Manager for the Nolan Transportation Group, a 3PL based in Atlanta, GA. When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role.

Blue Ridge Recognized as a Leader in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

Blue Ridge

Cloud supply chain planning and inventory optimization provider moves from the “Niche Players” quadrant to “Leaders” quadrant. ATLANTA, GEORGIA (PRWEB) JANUARY 22, 2016. Steve Allgeier, Inventory Control Manager of Home Hardware, has seen the results of working with Blue Ridge.

Supply Chain at Your Fingertips

Logility

Held at the Loews Atlanta, the conference brought together several hundred of the industry’s brightest supply chain professionals to share their opinions, techniques and experiences. Cloud. Mobile. On Demand. Analytics Everywhere.

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Escaping the Cold

Logility

The weather, even here in Atlanta, has been crazy and the thought of Spring and its warmer temperatures makes me long for my childhood home in South Florida.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. weeks of inventory at its warehouses in 2016.

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‘Best in Class’ Supply chain from a Road warrior perspective – Part 4

Kinaxis

When I refer to supply chain technology, I am talking about software to support the fundamental supply chain business processes — Demand, Supply, Inventory Planning, and Sales and Operations Planning. You inventory is in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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

AFFLINK

Ecommerce Fuels a Warehouse Boom,” reports this article by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta article details the boom in warehouses due to e-commerce. Today’s Warehouses Are Much Different Due To E-Commerce.

We Need Supply Chain Immunity, not Resiliency: A Position Paper

NC State SCRC

For example, companies like Amazon are constructing massive distribution centers outside of major hubs like Atlanta, Raleigh, and Chicago, and are building them with direct access to on-ramps that go onto interstate highways built in the 1950s.

Merchants Market Group Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Technology

Blue Ridge

Enables leading Caribbean food service distributor to accurately forecast seasonal demand patterns and precisely align inventory levels at every distribution center. ATLANTA, GEORGIA April 20, 2016.

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

Talking Logistics

Those same questions also come up for AI and machine learning, which is why they took center stage at the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit last month in Atlanta, GA. 18% reduction in inventory levels.

Efficient Customer Order Routing

Cognira

While there is great variability in order routing techniques, most boil down to applying a set of rules to determine the inventory eligible to use and then selecting the sourcing location with either the lowest shipment cost or shortest delivery time. Overview.

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Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

Supply Chain Nation

Often, the broader the assortment, the larger the volume of inventory, which leads to more potential waste if a product doesn’t sell as anticipated. The more places we could potentially store our inventory, the more inventory we’re likely to carry.

Efficient Customer Order Routing

Cognira

Current State of the World While there is great variability in order routing techniques, most boil down to applying a set of rules to determine the inventory eligible to use and then selecting the sourcing location with either the lowest shipment cost or shortest delivery time.

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Household Products Industry Stuck in Neutral and Going Backwards

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of trip to Atlanta to connect to Peru, we began a discussion. Both Kimberly-Clark and P&G are going backwards on operating margin while making progress on inventory turns. As the company spiraled in the updraft of the market, it built inventory.

Ace Hardware International Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning

Blue Ridge

ATLANTA, GEORGIA ( BUSINESS WIRE )-- June 7, 2016. Blue Ridge provides a complete solution, with extensive multi-echelon inventory optimization capabilities, enabling us to increase service levels by efficiently and effectively aligning inventory across our worldwide supply chain.”.

Three Blue Ridge Executives Named 2016 Supply Chain Pros to Know

Blue Ridge

ATLANTA, GEORGIA ( BUSINESS WIRE ) February 17, 2016. We enable our customers to increase revenue at lower costs by delivering an unprecedented level of precision and accuracy to forecast, plan and purchase inventory.

Blue Ridge Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2016

Blue Ridge

Recognized for increasing inventory turns and improving working capital at major food service distribution company. ATLANTA, GEORGIA ( BUSINESS WIRE )-- June 28, 2016. Blue Ridge ensures products are available at the right time, without incurring excess inventory cost.

Blue Ridge Recognized as a Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for the 4th Year

Blue Ridge

ATLANTA --( BUSINESS WIRE )-- April 27, 2016. This is the fourth year Blue Ridge has been recognized for supply chain planning technology that enables retailers and distributors to increase revenue, turns and margins by delivering extreme precision in forecasting and planning inventory.