SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain clichés take flight, clients struggle with execution. One of these concepts that I hear a lot; but see few tangible examples, is the idea of “customer-segmented supply chain.” The discussion of customer-segmented supply chains happens often.

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

Kinaxis

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.

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

Talking Logistics

How many slaves are in your supply chain? Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016.

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. This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva.

Cisco’s Fall From Technology to Inventory Disaster

Clear Spider

Cisco is a networking and IT company based in the center of California’s Silicon Valley. In 2001, Cisco went from a leader in technology to inventory disaster. The post Cisco’s Fall From Technology to Inventory Disaster appeared first on [link].

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

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes.

Cloud Supply Chain Management: SCM’s Head is in the Clouds…and For Good Reason

Cerasis

The use of cloud computing in supply change management is not some dark, forbidden territory any longer. In some cases, the cloud is taking on the human responsibilities of retiring experts in the supply chain. Oracle Leading the Charge in Cloud Supply Chain Management.

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

Logility

Blockchain is a hot topic across the supply chain industry and often accompanied by more questions than answers. Blockchain capabilities, for example, can provide significant value in the digital transformation of your supply chain.

S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit

Kinaxis

Having worked many years in the supply chain with the contract manufacturing firms, I find this managed service, sometimes called PaaS (Planning-as-a-Service), extremely intriguing. The contract manufacturer, Celestica, already manages manufacturing and inventory.

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.

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

Supply Chain Opz

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. Surprisingly, IT research firm Gartner ranks Apple Supply Chain as the best supply chain in the world for 4 years in a row. But, is Apples Supply Chain really the number 1? 1) Apples Supply Chain Model.

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. Ranking of Supply Chain Books We're sure some of you've been using Google Scholar to find related publications.

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

SCM Research

In his recent Science article, The Science of Sustainable Supply Chains, Dara argues that the field of supply chain management needs to significantly improve and integrate sustainability measurement systems and decision-support tools. The science of sustainability measurement has progressed alongside efforts to advance supply chain traceability, impact assessment, and aggregation of data into sustainability indicators.

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. Labels and Supplies. California.

Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

The by-product of that decision is a much lengthier supply chain and cash cycle. Your job, in logistics, is to mitigate the negative impacts of your import supply chain by designing an efficient U.S.

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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.

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

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois If you had anything to do with supply chain planning in the early days of enterprise resource planning (ERP), you may consider those years the “good ol’ days”. Aligning the supply plans to these new volatile demand profiles was no easy achievement.

The Trade War Latest: What Supply Chain Professionals Should Consider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So, in an atmosphere of uncertainty, what are the key elements supply chain professionals should consider to stay ahead? importers pulled forward inventory in anticipation of potential tariff increases threatened for January 1, 2019.

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Surprise! Cyber Threats increase in Priority in Digital Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

” I’m not sure sarcasm will help supply chain professionals smile, but it may help them face the harshness of the reality they face as they transform traditional supply chains into digital supply chains. ”[1] As Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, states, “Cyber-attacks are worthy to note. 2] That’s the harsh reality supply chain professionals are facing.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. It took UPS years to develop the China-global electronics market supply chain, and we were not very profitable during the early years. Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership.

Walmart can’t manage their inventory?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Students of supply chain and logistics know that when the topic of supply chain excellence and inventory management prowess comes up, the companies that comes to mind first are Walmart and Toyota. Toyota has already admitted to slowing sales and poor management of their supply chain, through shutdowns due to supplier failures, lack of attention to customer needs in product design, and other flaws.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! While Oranges and Orange juice are common and usually easily found it is still curious as to what the Orange juice Supply Chain is. The Orange Juice Supply Chain.

Tradeshift, Bristlecone Partner to Advance the Future of Supply Chains

Bristlecone

24, 2019 – Bristlecone , the trusted partner in supply chain transformation, today announced a new strategic partnership with Tradeshift , the global leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces.

3 Supply Chain Services That Are Worth Outsourcing

AFFLINK

It's true that the decision to outsource certain aspects of your supply chain services is a big one. However, a recent study by Supply Chain 24/7 found, in fact, that most companies stand to gain from outsourcing.

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8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About

EMERGE App

Inventory costing or valuation is an accounting concept that has a direct impact on your gross profit and thus taxable income. Methods of valuing inventory are simply different cost-flow assumptions about how to allocate your cost of goods available for sale. Retail Inventory Method.

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

Material Handling & Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Supply Chains at Risk. How then can your business protect itself from the risks of such overwhelming supply chain disruptions?

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. Dick’s Sporting Goods @DICKS In today’s supply chain, speed is king.

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

Logility

Back in the mid 1990’s when I first entered the Supply Chain field as a freshly minted MBA from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, I was full of “state of the art” knowledge from visionary teachers like Don Bowersox, David Closs, Steven Melnyk and others.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

While environmental repercussions of overfishing have traditionally been the focus among seafood consumers, labor practices in the seafood industry supply chains have recently emerged as the most discussed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issue plaguing the sector. Introduction.

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. The key to riding out a situation like El Niño is to have a supply chain that is flexible enough to adapt.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, 270 posts and five years later, I am thankful for the opportunity to sit at my kitchen table and communicate to almost 20,000 supply chain professionals globally (directly through this blog and through connections on Linkedin). However, this is not the case in our supply chains.

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. 40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

Here are some of the headlines, along with a few excerpts: Bar Association warns corporations: Clean up supply chains (Star Tribune, Nov. Commit to ending human-rights abuses in your supply chain, the letter will say. Companies Turning a Blind Eye to Supply Chains (WSJ, Dec. Airbus reshuffles top team to keep tabs on supply chain (Financial Times, Dec. For related commentary, please see: How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON SUPPLY CHAINS

Bristlecone

How Global Supply Chains will be Affected at a Macro Level by the COVID-19 Pandemic. COVID-19 is leaving an indelible impression on global supply chains. Superstores continue to run out of these supplies. The supply chains are strained.

Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma

NC State SCRC

The p rolonged outbreak in China reduced the supply , and during the outbreak production expanded by nearly 12-fold (to 115 million per month). The global inventory of masks was also diminished by the wildfires in California and Australia, which used up many of the supplies held by humanitarian organizations. Evidence suggests that China is “hoarding” the mask supply, and is not exporting masks.

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

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? Many products are within the category of optimizers for supply chain needs.