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. Founded in 1988 in Milpitas, California, SanDisk is publicly traded on NASDAQ with 8,600 employees globally, and market capitalization in 2015 over $13B. This included monthly reviews between business units and central operations teams and adaptive inventory segmentation policies.

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. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. New Study Shows a Rise in US Company Inventories. Source: Commerce Dept. Source: SupplyChainDigest.

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What is Inventory Management?

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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. I used the many nuggets of information from this book to determine my company’s inventory performance against accepted standards and to alter inventory rules in our legacy system. Inventory Optimizatio

Planting the Seeds for Blockchain in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Logility

Considering the importance placed by consumers on food safety, the ability to track and trace ingredients and their sources, is a must have to succeed in the F&B industry. It is quite exciting when you think about sensing customer demand and real-time inventory positions instantly shared up and down the supply chain. Advanced planning systems have the capability to utilize blockchain data to improve demand planning, inventory management and deployment.

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. On Sunday afternoon, a bridge along Interstate 10—a key shipping route between Arizona and Southern California— collapsed during a heavy rainstorm , injuring one and leaving countless drivers stuck. The bridge, built in 1967, had been labeled “functionally obsolete” by the National Bridge Inventory in 2014.

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).

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. 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. Inventory Turnover. Inventory Turnover of Amazon vs Apple Inc.

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. While “lean” has been the mantra of supply chain management for decades, having the foresight into extraordinary events like El Niño may necessitate deviating from standard inventory positions.

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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.

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. Is running a multi-echelon inventory optimization even something a capacity planner has interest in? They may be too busy looking at constraint challenges or alternate sources of supply.

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.

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

Material Handling and 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. A digital supply chain management platform that monitors tens of thousands of data sources in real time—including weather feeds, port closures, traffic congestion and so forth—can immediately inform users where a supply chain disruption may occur and how that could affect their business.

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. 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.

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. Bed Bath & Beyond is also implementing inventory reduction strategies and is on track for a 5% reduction year-over-year by the end of the current fiscal year. Foot Locker @footlocker Foot Locker makes it easy for customers to shop the way they want to shop by improving inventory visibility.

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. . A common drawback of working with a smaller distributor comes from the same source as their advantage. Meaning, UNFI can distribute your product as easily in California as it can in New York because of the organizations’ strong relationship.

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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. 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.

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.

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. One of my clients uses the analogy of “hotel California.” It is the week before Thanksgiving in the United States; and as a good Yank, I am reflective. I am giving thanks.

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

6 River Systems

All of the above (and other down-stream KPIs and processes) are heavily influenced by the accuracy of a demand forecast: if the demand forecast is much more accurate, a company is more likely to have the right product, in the right quantities in inventory and will have less of the products in inventory that is not required. Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company.

Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

So in this case, armed with data-driven software tools that afforded it real-time visibility into production at the mill level, as well as inventory at the warehouse level, and transportation capacity across multiple modes, the manufacturer could give the big-box chain, one of its biggest retail clients, options for covering the expected short-term spike in demand. And that was before wildfires in Northern California took a huge toll on life and property.

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.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

State Department, Southeast Asian countries, and notably Thailand, are also sources of widespread modern slavery. Current legislation regarding forced labor in supply chains, including the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the UK Modern Slavery Act , require companies to disclose their efforts to identify and prevent supply chain forced labor. The Sustainable Seafood Coalition , which envisions having all seafood sold in the UK sourced sustainably.

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.,

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. It could be a case of Columbus being out of inventory, given the extra activity that happened out of there following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which meant freight going into Buffalo had to be sourced elsewhere.

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. AI will be able to survey an area or room and create an accurate inventory in seconds, including weights and volumes, and determine damage on items.

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.

Claritum and ADS Solutions® Announce Strategic Partnership

Claritum

Through Claritum’s partnership with ADS Solutions, Claritum users will be able to leverage Accolent ERP’s full range of ERP features including advanced inventory control, sales, CRM, customer service, warehouse management, fulfillment, automated invoicing and accounting, as well as to tap Accolent ERP’s powerful, fully-integrated e-commerce platform. Accolent users will also be able to grow revenues and margins through improved sourcing delivered by integration with Claritum.

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

Material Handling and 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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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. It didn’t help that it struggled to identify the source of the problems and contain the outbreak.

Top eCommerce Influencers to Follow

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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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