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?

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.

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

CHAINalytics

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?”

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.”.

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.

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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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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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.

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 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.

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.

10 Things to Consider in the Global Economy

NC State SCRC

I had the opportunity to sit in on the CPO Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA this week, hosted by IBM Watson Supply Chain. (I My session was preceeded by a discussion by Brian Bancroft, Vice President of Direct Procurement at Coca-Cola in Atlanta. Slowdowns in the economic growth of Brazil, India, and China is having an impact on commodities, especially on agricultural commodities, due to demand decreases and increase of supply, which means that inventory is growing.

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Blue Ridge Executives Discuss The Future of Supply Chain at Nordics Supply Chain Conference

Blue Ridge

Atlanta, Ga. 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 ensures products are available at the right time, without incurring excess inventory cost.

‘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.

UPS launches new technology company and quick turnaround fulfilment platform

EFT

Ware2Go uses innovative online technology to match excess warehouse and fulfilment capacity with merchant demand to provide transparent inventory, order fulfilment and final delivery,” said Scott Price, Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer. “We’re The company is headquartered in Atlanta. Ware2Go recruits and certifies warehouses in strategic locations, establishing a network of vetted fulfilment partners.

Season’s Greetings Calendar 2016

RELEX Solutions

This pop-up farmstand is a collaboration between MARTA, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, SWAG (the South West Atlanta Growers Cooperative), and Community Farmers Markets. RELEX Season’s Greetings Calendar 2016. News » RELEX Season’s Greetings Calendar 2016.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington.

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