Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

Kinaxis

However, it quickly became clear the museum lacked proper capacity planning and wasn’t prepared for 80,000 purple Thunder Lizard hoodie orders in a single day. But if they do manage such a marketing coup, they may want to consider implementing modern supply chain must-haves, such as scenario simulation to look for alternate ways to deal with supplier and capacity constraints. Supply chain management capacity constraints Capacity planning

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable. LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

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Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. Cassidy of the Journal of commerce (JOC) noted shippers were expecting a forthcoming slight capacity pinch, but that was before hurricane season arrived. Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. Capacity Crunch Factors Include Increased Deadhead. Fewer Drivers Reduce Available Capacity.

How Shippers Can Navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Last year Cerasis covered the capacity crunch in great detail, culminating in a helpful and educational e-book titled “ The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch.” As an update, in this post, we’ll address a more updated way that shippers can navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch many shippers are currently facing. How Are You Braving the 2018 Capacity Crunch Storm?

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Guide to Effective Strategic Capacity Planning

Demand Solutions

What is strategic capacity planning? Strategic capacity planning is how companies figure out the production capacity needed in order to meet consumer demand. The second reason is because demand moves up and down, and capacity may be much less sensitive to on-the-fly changes. So how do you do effective strategic capacity planning? Strategic Capacity Planning Tips. Forecast capacity upgrade costs accurately, and don’t assume they’re linear.

What to Know About Capacity Planning In The New Era Of Digital

River Logic

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What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected by Capacity Crunches?

Cerasis

Current and future capacity crunches are often analyzed for impact in the U.S., All modes of transit feel the effects of capacity crunches, but those that suffer the biggest effects tend to involve ground-transit, including less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload (FT) and parcel shipping. rely on these three dominant transportation modes, let’s look at how capacity crunches affect them. FT Is First to Feel the Effects of Capacity Crunches.

10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The capacity crunch is starting to take hold of the shipping industry. However, this capacity crunch is likely to exceed even the worst capacity crunches in history, says Karen Sage of Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez. Yet, shippers can turn their fears into opportunities; they can continue thriving in a capacity crunch by following these steps. Know the Causes Is the Starting Point to Thriving in a Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch

Current State of the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

However, inconsistencies in service levels, including the use of inaccurate data, an economy that hinges on the state of foreign markets (think China), and changes to regulations and labor requirements are continuing to impact the capacity of the shipping industry. Unfortunately, the capacity crunch is real, and shippers need to know how to face the prospects of a slower 2016 to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers and partner businesses.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, & How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch Full Truckload

It’s Time to Move Beyond Rough Cut Capacity Planning

River Logic

Similar to the phrase ‘a guy goes into a bar,’ the concept of delivering profit across the entire product portfolio can seem like a punchline when it comes to rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP). Isn’t rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP) about meeting demand at the lowest cost? SCM Supply Chain Manufacturing Capacity Planning Sales and Operations Planning Rough Cut

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? To answer that question, let’s go back to how the addition of automation in the warehouse changes the game and enhances the use of available capacity. Capacity among distribution centers has slipped 1 percent to 66 percent this year as well.

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company. Among other things, he’s been leading the charge at Ford to deliver a global capacity management solution. Ford’s challenges to global capacity management. But in 2010, an upturn in demand in emerging regions like Brazil, India and China meant capacity required varied significantly by region.

How Dock Scheduling Software Improves Capacity Woes

C3 Solutions

The capacity crunch is a significant issue for shippers of all sizes and throughout all industries. While different tactics exist to leverage all available capacity, one area is often overlooked—dock management. Shippers need to understand the current state of the capacity crunch, how dock scheduling software reduces the impact of capacity challenges and the use cases of such software to augment capacity.

Capacity Planning: Is Your Plan Feasible and Optimal?

River Logic

Most organizations have a hard time minimizing the discrepancies between their capacity and the demands of their customers. Capacity Planning Supply ChainAs a result, most of them are under-utilizing resources or are unable to fulfill customer demand.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. We have heard so much over the years about a coming capacity crunch crisis , many argue if crisis is the proper terminology. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. As capacity tightens, driver wages will grow inherently.

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

Cerasis

The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. However, the capacity crunch may be less severe than anticipated, and it could easily reflect growing pains in the industry. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head. The freight capacity crunch remains an object of speculation in among logistics providers and shippers. Capacity Crunch Freight

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

This means we help the team answer questions about global production footprint design, such as “where should we build our breweries,” “where should we invest in capacity,” “how much capacity should we build on which location,” “what kind of equipment should we invest in” and “when should we invest.”. Every country or operating company has its own supply chain team and is responsible for managing its own capacity, demand and supply.

Where are you on your capacity planning journey?

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois Balancing capacity can be as challenging as walking a tight rope. Not enough capacity and you lose balance when it comes to delivery and customer satisfaction. Too much capacity and you lose your balance when it comes to costs and margins. All companies are walking this fine line with capacity planning , but some are continuously waving their arms trying to stay upright, while others have secured their footing. Supply chain management Capacity planning

Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity

Kuebix

The post Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Collaboration Covid-19 Digital Supply Chain Load Match Capacity Community Load Match Coronavirus Freight Pandemic technology transportation truckingAs the crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the complex workings of the United States’ supply chain have been thrust into the general public’s view.

[PODCAST] Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” in Any Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Why it’s vital to have visibility utilizing logistics & transportation technology to gain “Shipper of Choice” status so that as a shipper you not only survive the current capacity crunch but also thrive. Shippers will learn the value of utilizing logistics & transportation technology to increase overall effectiveness in transportation management practices & gain “Shipper of Choice” in this current capacity crunch.

[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The Role of Transportation Management Data for Improved Carrier Relations In this episode Kevin and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson discuss how transportation management data aids shippers & carriers to forge fact-based, transparent partnerships to aid in beating a capacity crunch. Both shippers and carriers have historically used capacity swings in their favor to gouge the other.

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. Contributors to Capacity and Trucker Shortage. The 2014 winter weather triggered a trucking capacity problem. And, new regulatory changes establishing no less than twenty new rules, each either already in effect or in the process of enactment, will further impact capacity throughout the U.S. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

What are some not so commonly known tips, as it relates to be more carrier friendly, that shippers should focus on to find capacity during this capacity crunch. Listen to “Why Shippers Who want to Find Capacity & Keep Service Levels High Must have the Right Carrier Mix & Focus on the Logistics Fundamentals” on Spreaker. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download.

LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Capacity Will Grow Tighter. Capacity was stretched beyond limitations in 2014, and fleets around the country tried to optimize operations through freight reclassification, dimensional pricing models and freight consolidation, explains Jeff Berman of Logistics Management. If the retail sector suddenly jumps, the capacity crunch will return with vengeance. . The ELD mandate will further worsen the coming capacity crunch.

Prepare Your Supply Chain to Overcome Capacity Challenges

Logistics Viewpoints

This was especially difficult in 2018 as capacity constraints caused freight rates to skyrocket. And with the number of factors that could affect capacity in the short-term and long-term, including legislation, the driver shortage, supplier requirements from large […]. Transportation capacityIncreased demand and customer expectations continue to put pressure on shippers to deliver on-time-and-in-full without comprising their bottom line.

Effective Strategies for Beating Today’s Capacity Crunch

In the Supply Chain

The post Effective Strategies for Beating Today’s Capacity Crunch appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Glenn Koepke (pictured). Vice President,Network Enablement, FourKites. Industry Talk

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

Kane is Able

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of choice” among carriers with limited capacity. But, the current climate is no walk in the park for carriers either.

Why the Great Driver Shortage Is Now Top of Mind for Shippers & a Driver of a Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The Great Driver Shortage was already starting to weigh on the minds of carriers and shippers early this year as experts predicted tightening capacity, said William B. At the same time, carriers have turned to leaner operations to keep costs down, and the transportation industry is ready to implode with a capacity crunch that lasts well into 2018 and may only get worse from there. It is the top concern for shippers, and you need to know what it means for the capacity crunch.

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services. With reference to capacity planning, design capacity is defined as the maximum amount of work that an organization is capable of completing in a given period. How much capacity buffer is needed for those?

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services. With reference to capacity planning, design capacity is defined as the maximum amount of work that an organization is capable of completing in a given period. How much capacity buffer is needed for those?

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services. With reference to capacity planning, design capacity is defined as the maximum amount of work that an organization is capable of completing in a given period. How much capacity buffer is needed for those?