Supply Chain Management Books

SCM Research

most important books for the academic field of SCM (‘must-reads’)?” Patterson, and (6) Foundations of Inventory Theory by Paul Zipkin. This list compares well with a list of the 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time identified based on Google Scholar. Research Book Ranking Supply Chain Management Teaching

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

The impact of complexity on inventory is not quick. To help, today I want to share some of the insights from our recent Inventory Optimization study. Inventory management is a hot issue. Companies invest in project after project, yet inventory levels remain the same.

[e-Book] E-Commerce Logistics: Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors

Cerasis

Download the Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors to Set up an E-Commerce Logistics Practice E-Book! Download part 1 of a 2 part e-commerce logistics e-book series by filling out the form below. In traditional supply chains, the movement of goods is very slow, more inventory is distributed in the supply chain and the operating cost of the facilities is exorbitant. e-Books E-Commerce Logistics

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

In this all new e-book, shippers will take away an understanding of inbound freight management to reduce costs, increase control, and gain more visibility into the front end of the supply chain function of transportation. Download the Inbound Freight Management E-Book: Fill out the Form Below. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

inventory more clearly, you can see. when booking freight, and how to staff. inventory. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are. looking to digital ly transform their.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. Writing a book is a labor of love. It is my second book. To give readers a sneak peek for the book, here I share my interview with Peter.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. Inventory is both.

Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. Executive, after executive, lament, “They have purchased many technologies and sponsored many projects to reduce inventories, but they are not seeing results.”

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

At the session, we discussed why companies have not made more progress on inventory management. In the case of Apparel and Automotive industries there are slight improvements, but they have shifted inventories to suppliers. Days of Inventory Pre and Post-Recession.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. In Search of Best Logistics Books In order to help you develop your skills, we would like to introduce you to the best logistics books to keep within reach. Logistics books listed here share the same characteristics, it provides basic information that is practical enough to read and understand. We try to shy away from the math-heavy book as much as possible.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. e-Books Logistics Transportation Management logistics and transportation management

When is Inventory Too “Lean”? Finding the Right Balance

ToolsGroup

I learned about “lean manufacturing” (or simply “lean”) back in the 1990s when I met James Womack and read his book “ The Machine that Changed the World ”. But we have also seen companies misinterpret the lean message when it comes to inventory.

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SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies. This included monthly reviews between business units and central operations teams and adaptive inventory segmentation policies.

Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

Talking Logistics

The Importance of Inventory Management. When it comes to inventory management, new trends are demonstrating that less is more. Having less inventory on-hand increases liquidation, allowing for a more agile response to shifting consumer trends. Companies that have too much inventory on-hand right now are struggling to clear out space ahead of the season, slashing prices and concerning stakeholders as profit margins creep downward.

Lost Warehouse Inventory? What to Do and When to Write It Off

Cerasis

No one wants to think about lost warehouse inventory, and it can be organizationally frustrating to determine the best process to find, research, and rectify inventory discrepancies. One of the primary reasons a company implements a warehouse management system (WMS) is to know the exact location of their inventory; if the inventory is not there, one might think it is easy to just write that inventory off the books. Book Inventory Changes Immediately.

Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

Supply Chain Shaman

I am speaking this morning at the Terra Technology conference and doing a book signing of my new book, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. In parallel, I have been hard at work on a report on multi-tier inventory optimization for the last two weeks. It is morning in Orlando.

5 Outstanding Transport & Logistics Book for Managers

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you 5 amazing logistics books that provide the information you can really use. Background Previously we published the article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ". The reason for this was to provide a list of "classic" scm books that people can study by themselves while working full-time. The feedback from readers are that they like the article about top 10 books very much.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

What is vendor-managed inventory? VMI is the process whereby a supplier or vendor manages and replenishes inventory at a customer’s location at the levels required by the customer. The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor.

NRF 2015: Big Data, Inventory Centralization, and the Cloud

Logistics Viewpoints

Another year, another NRF Big Show in the books. Business Intelligence Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Inventory Management Omni-channel logistics Replenishment Retail Supply Chain Planning

What is Inventory?

Logistics Bureau

Well, I asked Keiran Hogan one of our inventory management experts, exactly that question! Inventory can best be described as any materials or goods that pass through or are held in your business and are necessary in order to carry out your trade. Inventory Management.

Can Your Inventory Control System Support Seasonal Demand?

LeanCor

How can companies calculate the right inventory quantity and send it to the right place at the right time with such seasonality involved? Here are 3 tips to help you develop an inventory control system based on flow to the customer: 1. Where will you keep the inventory?

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New Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi Highlights our LIVING Supply Chain Book

NC State SCRC

I recently learned that the new incoming CEO of Flex, one of the largest global contract manufacturers in the world, has highlighted the book I wrote with Tom Linton last year called the “LIVING Supply Chain: The Imperative of Operating in Real Time” The CEO, Revathi Advaithi, noted in one of her opening messages to shareholders and the public, that real time data is essential for delivering supply chain accuracy.

The Beginner's Guide to Inventory Control and Management

Supply Chain Opz

What is Inventory Control? Here we will try to answer most common questions about Inventory Control and also provide additional resources you can use. What is Inventory Control? Inventory control often starts with how to know the demand of particular product.

[e-Book] The Benefits & How to Execute an E-Commerce Logistics Practice for Manufacturers & Distributors

Cerasis

In this second part of our e-commerce logistics e-book series ( get part 1 about considerations & background here ) we’ll go more in-depth of all the benefits going online and opening another sales channel gives manufacturers and distributors. Download the The Benefits & How to Execute an E-Commerce Logistics Practice for Manufacturers & Distributors E-book. e-Books E-Commerce LogisticsThe B2B eCommerce industry is worth roughly $1 trillion in the U.S.

[e-Book] How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry

Cerasis

We introduce you to part 2 of our e-book series The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics. This shift comes as a result of the challenges 3PL organizations are currently facing in the marketplace—from greater reliance on just-in-time inventory and the increasing role and reliance of technology and value added services. 3PL e-Books LogisticsIn this installment, we’ll talk about How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry.

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Do You Understand Your Chief MRO Inventory Challenges?

Logistics Bureau

Given this knowledge then, does your organisation place enough importance on the management of MRO inventory? If yours is one of them, and you’re wondering where and how to start getting a grip on MRO inventory, this post might help. MRO Inventory Forecasting: A Matter of Opinion?

7 Hospital Inventory Management Techniques to Reduce Costs

AFFLINK

Proper hospital inventory management can be tricky: administrators and healthcare supply chain professionals must make sure their facilities have enough product to meet demand from doctors and nurses, but not too much that it negatively impacts the hospital’s budget or takes up too much space.

7 Hurdles to Well-Managed Inventory and How to Top Them

Supply Chain @ MIT

Inventory mismanagement. Ingrained attitudes can block better inventory practices. Depending on which corporate silo you belong to, inventory can be a liability, an asset, or something in between. These attitudes often stand between you and your inventory management goals.

Lora Cecere: ‘All the metrics must be in balance’

Supply Chain Movement

The analyst was joined by Bram Desmet, managing director of Solventure, to present her latest book, Supply Chain Metrics that Matter, in Brussels on 18 March 2015. They lack understanding of their inventory,” says Cecere.

Vendor Managed Inventory? Think twice and consider the risks!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Historically, businesses have used one of two extremes for inventory management: push-based or pull-based. Push-based inventory management uses demand forecast to manage inventory and replenish from the supply base. Pull-based inventory management, on the other hand, uses consumption to replenish from the supply base and manage inventory. Inventory levels actually increased at downstream (buyer) facilities.

From “Rules of Thumb” to Non-Linear Algorithmic Optimization

Logility

While head deep in this struggle to build a business case for supply chain process, structure and technology improvements I came across a little blue book edited and compiled by Dick Morreale and published by the Council of Logistics Management Southern California Roundtable.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

However, for elements like forecast error, customer service and slow-moving inventory self-reported data is not sufficient. 4) Best Forecasters do not Have the Best Inventory Results. This is one element of inventory.

Transforming the manufacturing supply chain with MEIO

ToolsGroup

Editor’s Note: Last year ToolsGroup became Microsoft’s partner for Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) in Industrial accounts. Imagine a worker sitting in a convenience store, reading a book, at 3:00 AM without having seen a customer in hours. Inventory Optimization

Why Do CEO’s Too Often Struggle with Supply Chain Management Best Practices?

Logistics Viewpoints

I’d been interacting with Mark Kuta, who works for Oracle in the Value Chain Planning group, and he sent me a book he wrote called Think Like a CEO. Inventory Management Supply Chain Planning

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Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies are aggressive in the design of inventory buffers with active work through network design to build the right push-pull decoupling points, implementation of supplier monitoring and score carding, and the development of business continuity plans.