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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed.

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. General News 3D printing Supply chain management

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

ToolsGroup

To adapt an old saying, the idea that great service should be a top supply chain priority is as universally accepted as motherhood and the dominance of the ‘92 Dream Team. First, we need to establish: what’s the whole point of supply chains?

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? That’s at Atlanta, by the way. Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition. Which means they need end to end visibility and control of supply chain flows.

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

NC State SCRC

The paper is an attempt to create some logic in the fact of the chaotic healthcare supply chain events currently underway. Resilience is often one of the first things to emerge in any debate on how we arrived at the point we are today in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it applies to supply chain management. Supply chain resilience generally means the ability to manage risk and be best positioned to respond and even gain advantage from disruptions (Sheffi, 2007).

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 presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Supply Chain Differences.

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How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. Will you ship early to avoid the rush? Leave inventory in strategic locations, balancing inventory carrying costs against (potentially) higher transportation rates? Freight Services Over the Road Supply Chain Supply Chain Consulting Transportation Winter Weather

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. Will you ship early to avoid the rush? Leave inventory in strategic locations, balancing inventory carrying costs against (potentially) higher transportation rates? The post How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm appeared first on Transportfolio.

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 presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Supply Chain Differences.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. PST will ship the same day.

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. Blue Ridge , a global leader in cloud demand forecasting , planning, replenishment, allocation and analytics, today announced Merchants Market Group will implement Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

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

Talking Logistics

The focus of our session is “Today’s New Normal” — a discussion about emerging trends and technologies in the industry, everything from e-commerce to blockchain, and what it means for supply chain and logistics professionals. Speaking of emerging trends, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: ‘Hey Alexa, where’s my delivery?’ project44 Raises $35 Million to Turn Data into True Supply Chain Visibility.

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

BlueYonder

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.

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

BlueYonder

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.

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

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. Revenue: $74.969 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $74.094 billion (2019) Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, USA CEO: Carol Tome 2.

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

Enterra Insights

Supply chain professionals are like the military’s special forces. According to Steve Geary, President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, logistics is the key tool in the supply chain professional’s kit. ” The last things a supply chain professional needs or wants is disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty. The same is true for supply chains.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft Launches Data Services to Provide Reference Data for the Supply Chain Design Community. Oracle Delivers Transformational Capabilities with New In-Memory Applications for Oracle Value Chain Planning. As I’ve commented in previous postings, if you are a 3PL or transportation company and you’re not involved in cross-border shipping with Mexico, then you are missing out on a growing business opportunity (see Reuters article from December 2012).

UPS launches new technology company and quick turnaround fulfilment platform

EFT

Ware2Go’s cloud-based platform and solution provides merchants with end-to-end order fulfilment – storage, pick/pack fulfilment and shipping – with guaranteed two-day delivery by UPS. UPS is clearly aiming at retailers looking to ship orders to at very short turnaround times, and as we mentioned yesterday in our article, those serving a rapidly growing e-commerce market. The company is headquartered in Atlanta.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

Logistics is one component of the overall supply chain and is impacted by supply chain changes. At the same time, an effective logistics strategy can improve supply chain management and overall supply chain performance.

Efficient Customer Order Routing

Cognira

Even in one of the largest and most efficient supply networks, Amazon, shipment costs are 14% of retail sales. With 42% of retailers saying faster shipping is a top priority, these cost are set to go even higher. 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

Even in one of the largest and most efficient supply networks, Amazon, shipment costs are 14% of retail sales. With 42% of retailers saying faster shipping is a top priority, these cost are set to go even higher. 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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Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Atlanta, Georgia. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago. As the supply chain enters a new era—an era entrenched in digitization, innovation, the “now economy,” and the “sharing economy”—operations have to change to keep pace with increasing consumer demands. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Rental rates for warehouse space averaged $4.30/SF in Atlanta, up 12.86% from the previous quarter. MARKET:

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Rental rates for warehouse space averaged $4.30/SF in Atlanta, up 12.86% from the previous quarter. MARKET:

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.812 trillion in January, up 0.1% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). Last-mile delivery network Connect India became a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet through a new agreement. MARKET: Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 1.0%

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This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Driverless vehicles and package delivery dominated the supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it: Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks ( Quartz ). The report envisioned a global delivery network that controls the flow of goods from factories in China and India to customer doorsteps in Atlanta, New York and London.