Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies cannot save their way to supply chain excellence with cost-cutting and inventory management — customer back capabilities. The winners include small biotech companies and medical device companies investing in hospital manufacturing capabilities. Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018. It has been a while since I penned a blog post on New Year’s predictions, but today as I sit and drink my hot chocolate, I feel the itch to write.

The top 25 supply chains and Survivor

Kinaxis

McDonald’s has an inventory turn of 174.5. Consider that Samsung has consumer electronics, visual display, semiconductor, heavy industry and biotech divisions. by CJ Wehlage A few years ago, Kevin O’Marah said Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chains was getting increasingly boring. Apple and P&G were annually #1 and #2. So Gartner looked at the numbers and created the Masters category.

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Driving profitability through advanced S&OP

Kinaxis

Inventory down 7%. Inventory down 9%. Inventory down 40%. Biotech. Inventory down 12%. Inventory health. For example, if you’re missing demand visibility you could end up with higher than optimal inventory levels, because you can’t see what you have, what you’re missing and what you’ll need in the near future.

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Supply Chain Management:Increase in Operational Efficiency.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. One of the biggest time consuming and mundane activities in warehouse management is the pick up of inventory and the appropriate shelving of inventory. Imagine picking up inventory from the warehouse without having any paper lists or even any barcode scanners. Yes, voice technology enables hands and view free inventory pick up, stock put away and inventory management in the warehouses in real time. About Us. Contact Us.

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

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Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006, Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec – the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest biotech employer in North Carolina. ” “Supply chain design is grounded in supply chain principles, but the problem is that in biotech, standard demand forecasting techniques don’t work.

Going circular to reduce global waste

DELMIA Quintiq

There are new and novel materials that are poised to play a greater role across multiple industries in the near future as they become better (and cheaper) than traditional materials – all thanks to advances in nanotech, biotech, green chemistry and smart lab technology. There are a number of life cycle assessment (LCA) or inventory databases on the market today that provide varying levels of data.

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Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

In addition, Belgium has become a hot spot for the growing Biotech industry with big focus on research, startup clusters and medical trials. In fact, 23 percent of its GDP in 2017 went to investments in fixed capital and inventories. The Kingdom of Belgium achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1830, and has become an admired modern country, well-known as the home of international organizations such as NATO and the EU.

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

“Identify your production and supply chain methods first…” For instance, if you’re following the Lean Production Method, it means that you don’t need to stock minor accessories because most of your inventory consists of the finished products. When we had to redesign our warehouse a few years ago due to expanding inventory, we pushed on ahead without seeking feedback from our staff.

How the Coronavirus is underscoring the relevance of Global Supply Chain throughput: From the Frontlines of Yokohama, Milan, and Southern Florida

ThroughPut

And now, the biotech and supply chain paths have finally converged in my life after a decade, and the dots have all connected. Coronavirus has led to a new reason for societal division and discrimination, in order to preserve what nations value most: the trillions of dollars of wealth tied up in their supply chains, which until now, have all been enabled by the operations people taking risks to maintain uptime, quality, and inventory deliveries.

Supply Chain Management:E-retailers exploring same day delivery

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Traditionally supply chain model for e-retailers has been to stock inventory at downstream i.e. Distribution Centers (DC). To have centralized inventory visibility. · Retailers like Walmart, who have physical presence are feeding the inventory from stores to fulfill its online orders. No centralized inventory visibility. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense.

Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Todays WMS is a tightly integrated code between the intrinsic WMS functions like receiving, put away, inventory, picking, packing and shipping, which are the primary functionalities. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure.

Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Let us take an initiative such as Inventory Optimization as an example. Somewhere along the year-long journey of cataloging requirements and assessing gaps, inventory optimization takes a SKU rationalization flavor and the goal turns to the avoidance of SKU proliferation. But what has been lost is an opportunity to look at inventory optimization through the lens of revenue generation and cost optimization. About Us. Contact Us.

Supply Chain Management:The Real Headline for the 2011 Holiday.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. We further noted that the upcoming 2011 holiday buying season would once again drive home the premise that MCO and responsive supply chain inventory management are often the best complement to effective multi-channel and online commerce plans. While Best Buys snafu may ultimately turn out to be the most visible, it was not the only retailer or online commerce provider that experienced inventory fulfillment snafus. About Us. Contact Us.

Supply Chain Management:The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. 3.The state of product demand planning and inventory management among retailers becoming more advanced. Overall,retailers performed a decent job in forecasting holiday demand,managing promotions and overall inventory in the 2010 season. But something else has fundamentally changed,something that relates directly to product availability and retailers ultimate capabilities in inventory allocation and multi-channel balancing. About Us.

Green Supply Chain Management - Infosys Blogs

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. It is the best practice to be followed since it reduces inventory, saves space and energy. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution. Media and Entertainment.

Supply Chain Management:The Learning from the 2012 Holiday.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. The overall headline for 2012 will most likely be one of selective retailer profitability to those that were able to effectively weight and tailor investments in online sales and marketing program and selective promotions with sophisticated inventory management, demand sensing and overcoming customer fulfillment needs. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive.

Supply Chain Management:Is Agile methodology a good solution for.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Moreover, since the SMEs are experts in their areas of expertise only (eg: SMEs for inventory, purchasing, shipping, financials etc.), About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance.

Supply Chain Management:Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. On the one hand, Wal-Mart was able to mitigate the availability of certain excess inventory through real-time promotions on Facebook. There have been postings on social media as well as reports in business media where certain retailers have had to either scramble or de-commit orders because of inaccurate inventory assessment. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines.

Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. The habit of constantly monitoring real time manufacturing process through iPad and take real time decisions can drastically lead to waste reduction and optimal inventory. Having the job sheet in front of them at any time that updates the part movement and the inventory in real time gives a real time picture to the supervisor. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines.

Supply Chain Management:Spicing up your supply chain recipe.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Another advantage of Yard Management and WMS integration is the virtual extension of warehouse visibility to include yard inventory. With visibility into trailers and their contents, chances of unfilled orders due to idle inventory in the yard are reduced. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education.

Supply Chain Management:The Role of Information Sharing in.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. By exchanging information such as inventory levels, forecasting data, and sales trends, companies can reduce cycle times, fulfill orders more quickly, cut out millions of dollars in excess inventory, and improve forecast accuracy and customer service. This results in excessive response times, costs and inventory due to forecast inaccuracy. On the other hand manufacturers get plagued by obsolescence and inventory costs impacting margins.

Supply Chain Management:Bricks and Clicks - The New Business.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Inventory management will take on new dimensions for optimizing both physical store and online fulfillment requirements with multi-tier optimization an essential component. Sourcing and transportation strategies need to balance the needs for lowest cost with newer dimensions of customer service and inventory visibility needs. I would argue that the same concerns apply to supply chain, planning, inventory and logistics management. About Us.

Supply Chain Management:Retailer Multi-Channel Operations.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. While much of the retail industry and business media is focusing on retailers attempts to integrate online and in-store retailing, the real test in our view, lies with smarter inventory management and supply chain fulfillment capabilities among retailers. Brick and mortar retailers will have to balance total inventories among in-store and regional distribution center stocking plans, figuring out what channels are drawing the most consumer activity.

Supply Chain Management:Demand Planning in CPG industry.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Demand planning is the most critical process in the CPG industry, since it drives all downstream processes (raw material/finished goods inventory planning, procurement planning, capacity planning, manpower planning, transportation planning, etc.) It is imperative to incorporate all the above mentioned points in your planning system inorder to achieve optimum Inventory. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries.

Supply Chain Management:Supply Chain Visibility: The need.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. As a result, organizations end up either under stocked (that leads to lost customers) or overstocked (leading to unwanted inventory carrying costs). It is imperative then, that companies can no longer bank on traditional solutions that only track inventory and its associated cost within the companys boundaries. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive.

Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. That in-turn raises the challenge of the ability to manage inventories across cross-channel commerce, along with the ability to position and deploy inventory to the most profitable channel and associated store outlets. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare.

Supply Chain Management:Best practices for defining Asset Register

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Build spare parts list (bill of material) for each asset - This will help in identifying the actual problem in case of breakdowns and also in maintaining inventory levels. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure.

Supply Chain Management:Order Fulfillment From The Dark Stores

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Able to send real time inventory updates to website. Able to monitor the inventory real time and should be able to replenish it in quick time to reduce lost sales due to out of stock products. how do you quantify the missed revenue due to short of inventory? when you have a dedicated counter and inventory for fulfilling the online orders, Dark Store is required to equip with all the facilities that a typical warehouse does. About Us.

Supply Chain Management:Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. The implication was that orders came in huge surges, and supply chains that were not prepared, particularly those without robust inventory allocation or tight inventory visibility across their brick-and-mortar retail and online retail systems paid a price in customer loyalty. Inventory allocation processes were not able to effectively support customer fulfillment needs across both physical store and online channels. About Us. Contact Us.

Supply Chain Management:ROP using APO CTM - Infosys Blogs

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. The key point to understand is that since CTM has already secured the supply that corresponds to the Reorder Point, the subsequent supply proposals placed when the projected On-Hand goes below zero has the same effect as the theoretical Reorder Point Planning model, which triggers a replenishment proposal whenever the On-Hand Inventory falls below the Re-Order Point. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

Supply Chain Management:Leveraging Social Media for Improving.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. In this context, the social media can be leveraged effectively to analyze customer data and achieve more insight on forecasting, planning, scheduling and inventory management. This would help to stock appropriate quantity of inventory and also facilitate in computing the right value of safety stock. I feel that it would create a leaner inventory and help reduce costs and increase profits for retailers. About Us. Contact Us.

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 2

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Universities mainly use Maximo for procurement, inventory, facility management, new project management etc. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution.

Supply Chain Management:Enabling individual item picking in.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution. Media and Entertainment. Medical Devices. Public Sector. Publishing Resources Industries. Retail. Utilities. Services. Services.

Supply Chain Management:Mapping Your Way To Faster Shopping

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. Infact, we are aware of some similar initiatives in the time period of 2005-2010 wherein some retailers having very dense footprint in Class “A” cities used an SMS/Text Message based customer helpline for checks on inventory and availability at specific stores. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education.

Supply Chain Management:ERP in Cloud - Hype or Hope!!!

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Pharmaceutical and Biotech. During peak processing periods - like year closing activities, balance sheet preparation, inventory reconciliation etc. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution.