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

[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

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[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.

10 Best Inventory Book for All Experience Levels

Supply Chain Opz

What inventory book can help you to cut inventory costs? In this article, we will show you 10 best inventory book that readers at all levels can learn from. Inventory Management Overview Many people think inventory management is a clerical task but they're absolutely wrong. Effective control of inventory requires a broad spectrum of knowledge.

Finding the Best Negotiation Book

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we compare 2 books and tell you which one is the best negotiation book. Do You Need Negotiation Book? In this article, we will talk about 2 books for negotiation and persuasion from 2 different perspectives as below, 1. Ury and Bruce Patton This book is the result of research and study by the Harvard Negotiation Project under Harvard Law School (not Harvard Business School.) What if we can have the only one book to read?

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion. In the publishing industry, Nielsen BookScan is the most widely used database for a book ranking method. A number of citations of the books are collected.

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

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. I recently interviewed him for my upcoming book, Metrics that Matter, that publishes in August 2014. Peter is one of sixty-five companies that I have interviewed for the book.

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. In business there are many drivers of inventory, and the management of inventory levels requires discipline and a cross-functional focus. What Drives Inventory Effectiveness?

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. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage. Inventory is both. Inventory management is a complex subject.

What is Inventory Shrinkage?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Shrinkage article and permission to publish here provided by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. There are many terms for inventory shrinkage: warehouse shrinkage, product shrinkage, loss of product.

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.” ” I have been studying the evolution of inventory technologies as an industry analyst since 2002. Inventory is the culmination of many business decisions. The Inventory Management Journey.

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.

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 ”. Based on MIT's five-year, fourteen-country study – one of the largest and most thorough ever undertaken -- the book describes the entire managerial system of lean production. But we have also seen companies misinterpret the lean message when it comes to inventory.

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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. The technology teams, focusing on implementation and go-live dates, believes that inventory technologies and processes are equal to the challenge. IT View of the Current State of Inventory.

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 Not surprisingly, the typical buzz words were thrown around a lot again this year – omni-channel, integration, mobile, etc. But there were three main themes that popped up in just about every meeting I sat through, and I could hear people talking about them as they […].

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.

Are Ghost Assets Haunting Your Inventory Control?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Want Inventory Turnover Breakthrough? It’s still being recorded in inventory and accounting systems. After an asset has broken, been sold, been misplaced or otherwise become unusable, it sometimes doesn’t get properly accounted for in inventory and record-keeping. These non-assets linger in inventory and accounting systems, potentially becoming a liability for the business. Reconciliation of physical inventory with accounting systems. Subscribe Here!

6 Inventory Control Techniques for Stock Optimization

EazyStock

Inventory Control Techniques that use Stock Optimization Best Practices. There are hundreds of inventory control blog posts on how to organize warehouses, track goods and pick and pack efficiently. Firstly, let’s get a few definitions: What is inventory control?

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

Kinaxis

Among the many supply chain initiatives taking place today, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) has become an increasingly effective process and business model to help organizations share risk and information between vendors and customers — while benefitting from lower stockouts, reduced uncertainty and lower costs. What is vendor-managed inventory? The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor. Maintaining optimum inventory levels.

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. As I sat with the team, and discussed the future of supply chain, they impressed me with their by their use of planning tools and their process diligence on building inventory strategies to enable a customer-segmented supply chain. Platitude: a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.

Replenishment 201: Monitoring Store-Level Inventory

SupplyPike

This month, we thought we’d dig in a little deeper and look into monitoring store-level inventory. In order for an item to be considered replenishable in Walmart’s system, you’ll need to check the order book flag, item status, effective date, MBM code, and positive forecast. It’s important to keep track of your traited and valid store counts to ensure you have sufficient inventory to cater to these stores (and especially if the store count changes).

[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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Speed up your eCommerce Business with Inventory Management Software

Vinculum

Inventory management plays a vital role in building a sustainable, scalable and profitable eCommerce business. No matter how expert you are, how bigger or smaller your business may be, what products you sell, or who do you serve, lack in your inventory management can bring bigger challenges in your business success. Thus, inventory Management Software is really an essential tool for your business to gear itself up. What is Inventory Management System?

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. In the research for my inventory optimization report, the lowest level of satisfaction with multi-tier inventory optimization is with clients of the SAP inventory solution (previously purchased from SmartOps).

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.

5 Ways to Improve Inventory Accuracy When You’re Overwhelmed With Stock

Unleashed

Optimum inventory management relies on accurate data so that inventory orders can be balanced with sales. Improving accuracy around inventory data and management is of paramount importance to keep a company’s books and customers happy. In this article, we review some ways in which inventory management and accuracy can be improved, especially if you have a lot of stock and are feeling overwhelmed. You then need to resolve any inventory discrepancies that arise.

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? Don’t be fooled by the scary mask – it is possible through rigorous supply chain planning, a sufficient inbound and outbound logistics network, and a supporting inventory control system. 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.

Days Inventory Outstanding: Definition, Formula, Calculation

EMERGE App

One of the crucial elements of running any business is how effectively one can monitor its inventory. Over the years, numerous tools and ratios have come up to assist managers track their inventory. One such ratio is Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO). Ending Inventory- $1,000,000.

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 can be defined as below: “Inventory control is the function responsible for all decisions about all goods and materials in an organization. Inventory control often starts with how to know the demand of particular product. What is Inventory Cost?

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. Cecere wanted to write a book to help supply chain teams within companies communicate with their finance colleagues in a completely different manner. They lack understanding of their inventory,” says Cecere. The story in the book describes the process that firms should go through.

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. Inventory management is the activity involved in making sure your inventory works for your business as cost-effectively as possible. There are several parts to inventory management.