SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: Dictionary.com. Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies. Platitude: a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

A new study by the SupplyChainDigest analyzing the main components of working capital: Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO), and Days Payables Outstanding (DPO) revealed an uptick in DIO. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. Source: Commerce Dept.

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What is Inventory Management?

EMERGE App

What is Inventory Management? Inventory management, in a nutshell, describes your efforts to manage, assess and report on the flow of your stock of goods. You might be using pencil-and-paper, spreadsheets or sophisticated inventory management software to do this.

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). How many slaves are in your supply chain?

Case Study: How Nimble Storage’s Focus on Inventory Management Improved Visibility and Planning Cycle Times

Kinaxis

Stacey spoke about how as their install base grew, the company faced challenges getting visibility into its more than 70 global inventory hubs and spare parts depots for its service parts planning business. Data was imported and copied from a variety of sources and some of the key data was maintained only in Excel spreadsheets. We also learned that because of their focus on inventory management the team realized: On time delivery to customers across 70 inventory depots > 98%.

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.

The Science of Sustainable Supply Chains (Guest Post by Dara O’Rourke, UC Berkeley)

SCM Research

However, the speed and dynamism of modern supply chains creates challenges for incorporating sustainability data into sourcing decisions. Dara O’Rourke is a professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. My guest post today comes from Dara O’Rourke.

Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure

Elementum

The collapse of a major bridge on I-10 connecting California to Arizona served as a striking reminder that US infrastructure is failing and little is being done about it. The bridge, built in 1967, had been labeled “functionally obsolete” by the National Bridge Inventory in 2014.

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

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China. Inventories can become obsolete or exceed the anticipated demand. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. Inventory Turnover.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. Author Affiliations: authors of the books on our list are university professors from Michigan State University, Stanford University, Northwestern University the University of California at Berkley and Cranfield University (UK).

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe. Assess Inventory Positions.

Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.

Kinaxis

Supply chain planners (I’m lumping in all the silos, including demand, supply, inventory and capacity planning) today are dealing with challenges that were unimaginable when Lotus notes were the next big thing. 2014 – California wildfires (150 homes destroyed, massive power outages.

The Trucking Industry In The COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

These regulations were previously the source of much backlash in the trucking industry as drivers felt limited in their ability to perform on their own terms. Professional truck drivers are currently facing a surging demand like none other.

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

Cerasis

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.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

While FBA sellers weren’t held directly liable for this failure, thousands of FBA sellers were severely impacted when Amazon enforced last minute changes to their inventory storage policy just before the holidays. Amazon FBA Inventory Woes. Amazon FBA Inventory Swap.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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

6 River Systems

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. Foot Locker @footlocker Foot Locker makes it easy for customers to shop the way they want to shop by improving inventory visibility.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling & Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 57% of retailers have a perpetual inventory signal, and too few companies (22%) have invested in mining channel data through the use of a Demand Signal Repository (DSR). Too few companies understand the differences between syndicated data sources and the use of channel data.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. S&OP allows VMAC to maintain inventories, lower customer lead times, stabilize the work force and balance financial aspects.

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. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

Factor in recovery efforts from hurricanes Irma, Nate and Maria, and from wildfires in Northern California, and the disaster-fueled surge in demand for building materials could be unprecedented. And that was before wildfires in Northern California took a huge toll on life and property.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

State Department, Southeast Asian countries, and notably Thailand, are also sources of widespread modern slavery. The Sustainable Seafood Coalition , which envisions having all seafood sold in the UK sourced sustainably. Introduction. Shrimp tacos. Blackened catfish. Grilled mahi-mahi.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

DAT Solutions

The decline in the national average could be short-lived, too, with volumes surging in California and across other western states, and demand is high on eastbound lanes. Van spot market rates moderated last week, especially on the backhaul lanes where rates spiked two weeks ago.

Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

Activant’s systems are designed to help customers increase sales, boost productivity, operate more cost-efficiently, improve inventory turns and enhance trading partner relationships. Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. SOURCE Activant Solutions Inc. Activant Solutions Inc.,

How to Get the Benefit of GDPR for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Accurate data enables better understanding of customer needs, demand trends, and production and inventory requirements. Others, which may have been added over the years in an ad hoc way, include specific applications for procurement, production, packaging, inventory, and transport management.

Claritum and ADS Solutions® Announce Strategic Partnership

Claritum

In turn, Accolent ERP users will now be able to take advantage of Claritum’s streamlined processes for sourcing, procurement and invoicing to deliver significant, measurable and sustainable cost savings and process efficiencies. Claritum Article - Procurement Blog.

How to Scale Health and Beauty Products: Online Stores with Intelligent Fulfillment

ShipBob

Self-fulfilling orders will become a challenge, and it will become harder to manage your inventory and get orders out the door in a timely manner. . If that’s the case, it’s time to get a closer look into where your customers are coming from, then deciding where to store your inventory.

Supply Chain Transparency – The importance of total command in your supply chain

RELEX Solutions

The US state of California passed the ‘Transparency in Supply Chains Act’ in 2012, the UK the ‘Modern Day Slavery Act’ in 2015 and the Obama administration revised the Tariff Act of 1930 in February this year to close a loophole that allowed goods produced by forced labor to be imported into the US.

Top eCommerce Influencers to Follow

EMERGE App

It’s the best source to keep in touch with the latest e-commerce news. Danny Sullivan is a California-based technologist, journalist and entrepreneur. Why Are You Here? You’re an entrepreneur planning to open a new online business.

10 Things to Consider in the Global Economy

NC State SCRC

Slowdowns in the economic growth of Brazil, India, and China is having an impact on commodities, especially on agricultural commodities, due to demand decreases and increase of supply, which means that inventory is growing. California has more water than they can deal with – while there are other places where water is becoming a problem. I had the opportunity to sit in on the CPO Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA this week, hosted by IBM Watson Supply Chain. (I

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10 Trending Product Ideas For Wholesalers This 2019

EMERGE App

Leave order, purchase and inventory management to EMERGE App. Thankfully, these lend themselves perfectly for generic bedding ware that you can source from countries such as China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. For wholesalers, string lights are easily sourced from China.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market.

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

Talking Logistics

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? Assuming these anticipated rate hikes occur, what impact will they have on inventory levels?

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

TOMPKINS: Sellers today find e-commerce inventory allocation and replenishment to be challenging. WILL: Drone development over the past several years has resulted in a variety of applications and more recently use in the inventory and tracking of items in warehouses.

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