Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

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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. The post Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?


A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. As capacity tightens, rates skyrocket, and shippers are left to pay the piper.

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?


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.

10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch


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

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch


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. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season. As capacity tightens, driver wages will grow inherently.

Current State of the Capacity Crunch


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.

2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report


In mid-2015, FLEXE conducted a survey of supply chain professionals across multiple industries to identify and understand what key industry trends affect inventory and capacity fluctuations. More businesses are faced with inventory exceeding capacity than they are with excess space.

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


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. It is the top concern for shippers, and you need to know what it means for the capacity crunch. Capacity Crunch

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?


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

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


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.

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


Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity. Make it a part of your larger transportation strategy and achieve a meaningful and sustainable ROI with creative, tailored and comprehensive capacity solutions. Big or small, capacity solutions are not one-size-fits-all.

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

Consumer Goods Logistics

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.

Get a Copy of Our Latest White Paper on Capacity Planning

River Logic

We just released a new white paper entitled "A Step-by-Step Guide to Driving Impact with Capacity Planning.". Supply Chain Management White Papers Capacity Planning

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


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. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase.

How the ELD Mandate & Other Regulations Will Impact the Capacity Crunch


While shippers have known about the mandate for two years, truckers, shippers and carriers are still concerned about how it will impact capacity. Paired with soaring manufacturing and tightening capacity within the last month, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate could cause the capacity crunch to worsen. To help prevent the worsening of the capacity crunch, let ’s take a closer look at how the ELD mandate and other regulations may affect capacity.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Shipper demand and carrier availability have come back into balance after several years of excess capacity. But there are a number of ways you can prepare to lessen—and possibly avoid—the impact of fewer drivers and the resulting capacity crunch. You can protect yourself from any driver/capacity shortage by becoming a preferred shipper, a customer that carriers want to do business with. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry.

Can Shippers Help Increase Truck Capacity?

PLS Logistics

Truck capacity goes hand in hand with truck rates: the lower the capacity – the higher the rates. Capacity Shippers TruckloadSimple math! We have witnessed the usual seasonal rate spikes in the recent years, but outside of that, major rate increases have been rather limited.

Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

Supply Chain @ MIT

In addition, the lengthy regulatory approval process in this industry prolongs the time companies need to create new manufacturing capacity. The main objective of the biologics supply chain is to guarantee supply continuity.

Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity?


Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity? In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. What’s causing tight truckload capacity.

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Consumer Goods Logistics

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. While that may be a very real and necessary approach at the moment, “scrambling” is not a great long-term strategy. Shippers need to change the way they work with carriers in this seller’s market. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck Drivers

Best Practices to Get More Throughput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers


While expanding capacity with new construction is certainly one solution, other ways exist to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers without major overhauls to existing operations. Before you break ground on a new building/annex, hire and train new workers, or invest millions into new software, consider some other proven ways to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain


As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market. Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. link]. Does it seem like there are less big rigs on the roads than there used to be? If so, it is for good reason.

How Can Shippers Deal with the Capacity Crunch?

Logistics Viewpoints

What I found most interesting was a short conversation we had about the carrier capacity crunch and the role various supply chain software solutions can play in improving matters for […].

24 Ways to Get More Thruput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers


LinkedIn The post 24 Ways to Get More Thruput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Demand on distribution centers and warehouses are greater than ever, and promises of more reshoring around the country indicate the strain will only grow tighter. Rather than building new facilities, consider using these tips to optimize your existing facility to achieve higher thruput. Analyze Current Processes.

FMCG warehouse capacity in Romania: A Short Story

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The car bounced over the dirt road of potholes and puddles and approached the expansive, looming warehouse building that was once so full of life and bustling activity.

3 Trends Drive Supply Chain Capacity Planning


The effective art and science of supply chain capacity planning has quietly been pushed to the back burner for many companies. Master-scheduling level (rough-cut capacity planning). Material requirements planning level (capacity requirements planning).

Reinforcing Data on Ocean Container Rate Hikes and Capacity Shifts

Supply Chain Matters

This week's World Container Index from Drewry Advisors is further reinforcing data on double-digit ocean container rate hikes and shifting capacity strategies. Industry supply chains are likely feeling the pressure and so are global regulators. Global trade trends Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics

Pilot Chemical Company: Capacity Assurance and Being a Dependable Supplier

Talking Logistics

We all know that there are ebbs and flows in the transportation market, but one thing that always remains the same for transportation and logistics executives is their focus on managing costs and making sure they have the capacity they need, when they need it.

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded


Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, capacity hit a breaking point. Increased Freight Rates Can Tone Down Capacity Crunches. Capacity Crunch

Case Study: Why Supplier Capacity Management is Mission Critical


In this post, we explore the chain of events that lead to Fuhu’s bankruptcy as a cautionary tale of how unmitigated supplier capacity risks , demand variability, and weak supplier relationship management brought a successful consumer electronics company to its knees.

4 Reasons To Use A 3PL In Times Of Capacity Crisis

PLS Logistics

It’s not a secret that we are all currently operating in the conditions of the record-breaking capacity crunch. 3PL Capacity CarriersThe crisis has been caused by several factors which we have previously discussed in our blog post , even more so with the ELD mandate finally going into effect on December 18th.

A Non-Traditional Supply Chain and Capacity Planning Automation Effort Underway at Ford Motor

Supply Chain Matters

This presentation delivered by David Thomas, Director of Global Capacity Planning at Ford was titled, Creating Global Standards Across Regional Sites, provided […]. This author had the opportunity to attend the Kinaxis Kinexions customer conference last week. Among the customer presentations there was a rather insightful talk from a supply chain executive at Ford Motor Company.