Inventory Replenishment Underway

Logistics Trends and Insights

Census Bureau inventory data, for June, indicates the need for inventory replenishment as the seasonal-adjusted sales to inventory ratio declined to 1.37 Total business inventories declined 2.3% for June/May while inventories declined 5.8% Inventory Replenishment.

Kinaxis on the road: 12th American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit


The American Supply Chain and Logistics Summit, now in its 12th year, brings together senior executives from across the Supply Chain and Logistics fields to enjoy an unbeatable mix of networking, expert case studies, interactive debates and master classes over three exceptional days. Join Benji Green , Director of Global Sales, Operations, Supply and Inventory Planning at Avaya for the Kinaxis supply chain optimization workshop on December 9th. by Melissa Clow.

Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

Your job, in logistics, is to mitigate the negative impacts of your import supply chain by designing an efficient U.S. For this decision, you’ll need to look at the impact of port location on time-to-market, customer satisfaction, freight costs and inventory costs.

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Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor. According to a recent report by the non-profit group Development International, only 14% of Californian companies fully comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (TISCA). appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. How many slaves are in your supply chain?

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry


Logistics industry trends have also not been left behind in the move towards a more technological future. . 7 Major Trends Influencing the Logistics Industry in the Future . It is now the standard to go ‘international, ’ and logistic solution providers have a role to play in enabling this trend through a transportation network. . In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports. Logistics Trends

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This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure Team (LL4T1DCure) raised just under $43,000 for the cause! Moving on, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: IBM, Walmart, university to put Chinese food products on blockchain (Reuters). Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving cars (Reuters). Cloud Logistics and project44 Team to Enhance Same Day TMS Projects and More. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

With my son’s travel baseball team scheduled to begin its season next weekend, the coaches are employing some field maintenance tools you don’t normally see at a baseball field: For all of you who play baseball in California, Texas, and Florida, you have it so easy my friends. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep


As the ecommerce industry grows, the logistics of getting orders to customers has become more complicated — especially with the novel coronavirus impacting entire supply chains. But the ecommerce logistics infrastructure needed to meet consumers’ demands is not easy to achieve by yourself. What is ecommerce logistics? Ecommerce logistics starts with moving inventory from the manufacturer and lasts until it ends up at the end customer’s destination.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Speakers: Sharon Perry, Vice President of Logistics, Carhartt; Gregg Lanyard, Director, Product Management, Manhattan Associates; Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Hanjin says U.S.-bound Baidu receives approval from California DMV to test self-driving cars (Reuters). Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch).

This Week in Logistics News (September 21-25, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Other than the Pope, it was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Social Collaboration Is At Hand with Infor Ming.le™ and Business Intelligence For Apple Watch. Looking ahead, Costello is concerned “about the high level of inventories throughout the supply chain [that] could have a negative impact on truck freight volumes over the next few months.”. The Pope addressed the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. The thing that makes supply chain and logistics so exciting and frustrating and challenging is that just when you think you’ve figured something out or have it under control, the world changes on you. P&G and Wayfair: More Shippers Taking Direct Control of Logistics Operations.

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


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. The little book, “Logistics Rules of Thumb II,” contained around 120 rules of thumb covering all aspects of supply chain operations (more commonly known back then simply as Logistics).

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. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

Given the swiftly changing logistics environment, those who navigate the new world we live in need a roadmap to guide their actions. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


California. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

This Week in Logistics News (September 24-28, 2018)

Talking Logistics

So, without further delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart, Sam’s Club Start Mandating Suppliers Use IBM Blockchain (Bloomberg).

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?


expansion in the first quarter, which mostly was buoyed by lower imports and higher inventories< , JOC reports. of Livermore, California, ceased operations on July 30. logistics supply chain transportationHere are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. Amazon FBA Inventory Woes. Mishandled inventory is one of the problems most commonly reported by Amazon FBA sellers.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

I addressed that question in a post last summer , where I shared my perspective: The scope of end-to-end supply chain visibility must go beyond the status of orders, shipments, and inventory — it must also include having timely, accurate, and complete visibility to labor, safety, environmental, and legal practices across the entire supply chain. The post Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

A native New Yorker, Ken turned down a career in finance and banking for an action-packed and exciting career in the world of global logistics. Particularly on new product introductions, we needed to be very careful on being able to deploy a product roll-out simultaneously across the entire country, in California, New York Chicago, etc. Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

70% of production comes from Florida, followed by California. Most of Florida’s orange supply is used for making Orange juice whereas California’s production is used for the fresh fruit market. SCM #SupplyChain #oranges #orangejuice #food #logistics. Subscribe Here!

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response?

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


There are seven counties in Northern California where people have been asked to stay home: The railroads and dray carriers are exempt from this at this time. There is also significant congestion at the equipment depots in Southern California resulting in delays in the ability to turn equipment in. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. 53’ update: There is a drop in intermodal volume out of Southern California due to a lack of imports.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Only highly relevant books about fundamentals of supply chain management will be listed (books discuss algorithms for supply chain network design extensively are not included here, books about information system, customer service, project management, inventory management, purchasing, lean manufacturing, six sigma are not included here either.) - In case of newer books, we use Amazon Sales Rank to determine the books' performance.

3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain and What You Can Do about It

CH Robinson Transportfolio

California is getting pummeled with flooding, tornados, and mudslides right now. One with impact that spans the entire North American continent—but none more than California. When your company is based halfway across the country or across the globe, it’s hard to imagine that the conditions in Southern California could impact your business. Freight Services Global Transportation Logistics Over the Road Supply Chain El Nino

5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

I am VP of Sales at Tactical Logistic Solutions. Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. Tactical is an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics. The factors that affect your score are excess inventory, sell through, stranded inventory, and in-stock inventory. Tactical Logistic Solutions website: [link]. [00:52] Please introduce yourself.

The Trade War Latest: What Supply Chain Professionals Should Consider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Because we’re a comprehensive third-party logistics (3PL) provider—offering customs brokerage and trade compliance services as well as global ocean and air freight logistics—we use our unique market perspective to see end-to-end impacts and help manage our customers’ complete supply chains in unpredictable times. importers pulled forward inventory in anticipation of potential tariff increases threatened for January 1, 2019.

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Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses


From the logistical challenges in smaller companies to the complexities in supply chains as they grow and mature into a full-blown enterprises, one’s fate in the business world is determined by how one responds to these challenges.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

For other distribution channels such as retail stores, direct sales and other distributors, Apple Inc will keep products at Elk Grove, California (where central warehouse and call center are located) and supply products from there. Inventories can become obsolete or exceed the anticipated demand. Company depends on logistical services provided by outsourcing partners. Inventory Turnover. Supply chain professionals also use this metric in inventory management function.

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer


This process has already been deployed in vending machines owned by Cantaloupe System in California. Cantaloupe System uses the IoT to help monitor the temperatures of their vending machines, detect thieves, and monitor inventory. In the future, the IoT may allow vending machines to recognize dropping inventory, place orders for more product, recognize delivery of products, and generate a payment to the respective supplier.

TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

Talking Logistics

Optimization is a ubiquitous term in the supply chain and logistics industry. Those are some of the questions I discussed with Jim Davis, VP Optimization Solutions at MercuryGate , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. As inventory comes into the pool network, it gives you more opportunities to dynamically adjust the optimization solve as time progresses. We all talk about how we need to optimize our operations.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses


From the logistical challenges in smaller companies to the complexities in supply chains as they grow and mature into a full-blown enterprises, one’s fate in the business world is determined by how one responds to these challenges. Here are three solutions that small companies can do to avoid making logistical mistakes. Big names in the logistics industry spend about $1 billion each year on upgrading their technology.

3 Supply Chain Services That Are Worth Outsourcing


On average, surveyed businesses reported 11 percent reductions in logistics costs as a result of outsourcing, while inventory costs decreased by 6 percent and logistic fixed assets by 23 percent. Did you know that warehouses and distribution costs eat up 25 percent to 35 percent of companies' logistics budgets? Let's say, for instance, that you have a company in Texas that is transporting hundreds of shipments to California.

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What You Should Know About Food Distributors

Zipline Logistics

Since distributors take ownership of the product , they also stock inventory, take orders from retailers, manage inventory, and service retailers’ needs. . Meaning, UNFI can distribute your product as easily in California as it can in New York because of the organizations’ strong relationship. Work with a Logistics Partner to Manage Food Distributor Relationships. Zipline Logistics works with every type of food distributor.

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