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). This award honors a company in the Metro Atlanta area that has an empowering culture internally for team members, a leadership approach that engages the entire organization in a forward-thinking way, and a commitment to engaging and giving back to the community and the industry in which they serve.

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. This time honored tradition began with just a 110 like-minded people and has now grown to 60,000 participants, making it the world’s largest 10K race. So … The post The 50th Annual Peachtree Road Race: A Lesson in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Chainalytics.

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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. Similar to weight and nutrition control, a plan for balancing your company’s goals regarding inventory and sales is an absolute necessity. At Blue Ridge, LifeLine is your partner for managing your inventory health.

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? However, there is much, much more to inventory management today than there was ten years–or five– years ago. Inventory is a sign off end-to-end of supply chain health.

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. As of today, brands who store inventory with ShipBob have donated a total of $790,743.96 3 benefits of donating unsellable inventory to giveNkind. Ecommerce Tips Inventory

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. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

Accel-KKR Completes Carve-Out Acquisition of Shipper TMS

PINC

Among its key capabilities, Shipper TMS provides yard management, shipment visibility, rate management and bulk inventory management that allow for an accurate and timely flow of information to all parties from origin to the final destination.

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

CHAINalytics

Ongoing Franchise Growth Drives Need for Network Expansion Recently, an Atlanta-based quick service restaurant distribution cooperative providing over 8,000 franchise restaurants with forecasting, purchasing, inventory planning, warehousing, transportation, and delivery services contracted with Chainalytics to perform a distribution network analysis for their U.S.

Service Level Should Be Your Number One Supply Chain KPI…But What Does It Really Mean?

ToolsGroup

You can’t use an intermittent demand signal to plan inventory. A probabilistic system analyzes the probability of each order quantity, frequency and Ship-To location so you set the right inventory levels to fill those orders.

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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 I had the pleasure of catching Tom Barone, VP of North America Operations at eBay Enterprise present on the changing nature of commerce. Tom […].

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.”. A startup local Atlanta-based 3D printing company, CloudDDM , is looking to make an impact. Atlanta is home to many Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Home Depot and UPS.

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. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the name that the IT folks have given to the now billions of physical devices throughout the world that are connected to the internet. These devices not only collect data, but they share it as well.

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. Luxottica sources raw material and manufacture frames in Italy and China, from where they are shipped to Luxottica's assembly centre in Atlanta. The benefit of Warby Parker’s disintermediated supply chain model is illustrated by a comparison of inventory and sales (see Exhibit 3).

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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. Content Summary: Atlanta ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in the cost of living index as well as in the cost of doing business. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S.

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.

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. Better performance in inventory turns than the peer group average for the period studied. Orbit Chart of Supply Chain Performance at the Intersection of Operating Margin and Inventory Turns for the Period of 2006-2015.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. From the research, we know that when organizations have source, make and deliver reporting to the same leader, that supply chain performance improves (intersection of operating margin and inventory turns). 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. The cloud-based solutions and applications are quickly conquering the markets all over the world; they deemed to be highly scalable, easy to manage and cost-effective.

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. Put simply, online retailers like Amazon can essentially satisfy all demand from one large pile of inventory (it's well-known that Amazon warehouses "share" their stock) whereas brick & mortar retailers have to carry small piles of inventory at each store.

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. The most significant role of a control tower is to provide a live view into the vitality of the complete chain, across many functions – manufacturing, inventory, demand planning, logistics, customs clearance, etc.

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. Today, the company provides retail and distribution customers a unified solution across all supply chain planning functions- demand forecasting, demand and supply planning, replenishment and allocation, multi-echelon inventory optimization, sales and operations planning (S&OP), and collaboration.

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. Sean Willems delivered a master class on why optimized inventory policies are crucial to profit-enhancing segmentation strategies that achieve differentiated service levels and maximum return on investment. 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. Sean Willems, associate professor, Boston University, will explore how multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) helps companies significantly improve supply chain performance to simultaneously reduce inventory cost, boost customer service and strategically align Sales and Operations Planning.

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. Luxottica sources raw material and manufacture frames in Italy and China, from where they are shipped to Luxottica's assembly centre in Atlanta. The benefit of Warby Parker’s disintermediated supply chain model is illustrated by a comparison of inventory and sales (see Exhibit 3).

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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. consider Atlanta, Georgia, which had a surge in the sale of electric cars due to a price rebate offered to the buyers. by Carol McIntosh Insight #4 – Embracing Supply Chain Technology as a way to change SCM.

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. Knowing when inventory is projected to run out maximizes the chance that the product will be available when customers want it. Today’s Warehouses Are Much Different Due To E-Commerce. You probably know that e-commerce sales have been soaring over the past few years.

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. PINC’s platform is currently utilized by an array of Fortune 1000 enterprises and gives companies a cost-effective way to move inventory faster and optimize their supply chain. “As Accel-KKR is headquartered in Menlo Park with additional offices in Atlanta and London.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue: $74.969 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $74.094 billion (2019) Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, USA CEO: Carol Tome 2. They provide air and sea freight forwarding services, customs brokerage and warehouse inventory management services.

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. Holistic technology for forecasting and advanced order projection capabilities will allow us to profitably execute supply chain operations by achieving our service goals with the most cost-effective inventory investment possible.

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

Supply Chain Nation

This week at North American e-Tail Operations Summit ( NAEOS ) in Atlanta, Georgia, Best Buy took the stage to share on their journey of how they re-centered their customer focus and throughout 2013-2018 focused on, “Renew Blue” to work on their brand identity and delivery to their customers which resulted in a 100% YoY growth in their customer delivery accuracy and volume flow. The more places we could potentially store our inventory, the more inventory we’re likely to carry.

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. For example, P&G kept pace with the industry average on operating margin and inventory turns, and posted some of the best results in Cash-t0-Cash (30 days below the peer group), but underperformed on growth and Return on Invested Capital. billion in inventory charges in April 2001.

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. An order for standard 4 day delivery comes in from a customer in Atlanta, GA. Since inventory is only available from Cedar Rapids, it’s shipped from there via Next Day Air from there at a cost of $65.76. Overview.

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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. An order for standard 4 day delivery comes in from a customer in Atlanta, GA. Since inventory is only available from Cedar Rapids, it’s shipped from there via Next Day Air from there at a cost of $65.76.

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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.”. 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.

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. Implemented in as little as 90 days, Blue Ridge ensures products are available at the right time, without incurring excess inventory cost.