Improving Capacity Planning and Operations with a Digital Planning Twin

River Logic

Capacity Planning Supply Chain Planning constrained capacityDefining the Objective. FedEx Office is comprised of nearly 2,200 retail stores, 15,000 employees, 18 commercial print facilities, and a nationwide transportation fleet.

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

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Demand > capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

In this issue, what carriers are doing about capacity, how SMEs are managing the freight storm, Knight-Swift picks up AAA Cooper and more. Truckin’ — With more than 1-in-4 contracted dry van loads getting rejected, one has to wonder if the trucking industry is doing enough to add capacity.

Overcoming Tight Capacity: The Growth of LTL and Shipment Collaboration

Talking Logistics

Shippers and carriers are regularly challenged to accommodate the impact, from tight capacity to delays and high costs. Read more Overcoming Tight Capacity: The Growth of LTL and Shipment Collaboration.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

GlobalTranz

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

What is Capacity Planning? Supply Chain Planning’s Feng Shui Strategy for Success

ToolsGroup

Unfortunately, capacity planning comes with restraints. Or, as supply planners like to call it, “capacity planning.”. What is capacity planning. Capacity planning, at its simplest level, is the way you determine the production capacity you’ll need to fulfill market demand.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

GlobalTranz

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.

Transportation capacity tightens further in May

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity diminished further in May, according to a supply chain survey. The capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index fell 50 basis points from April to 32.7%, “indicating continued downward pressure,” the Tuesday report read.

Transportation capacity dips further, prices keep surging

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity remains on a downward trajectory while prices and utilization are “increasing at an increasing rate,” according to a supply chain survey released Tuesday. The transportation capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index (LMI) increased 560 basis points to 40.5%

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

Heated produce season may further freeze capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

With capacity as tight as it is now, many industry leaders are speculating that any difficulty in sourcing refrigerated trailers may impact the dry van segment as well, considering the ongoing effort supply chains are making to replenish inventory amid freight network imbalances.

How Community Load Match Helps Shippers Secure Capacity

Kuebix

The post How Community Load Match Helps Shippers Secure Capacity appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Collaboration Community Load Match Truckload Capacity kuebix Rates RFP Spot Market TMS truckload

2021 Produce Season Transportation Capacity Outlook and How to Navigate the Market

GlobalTranz

However, those hopes are at risk due to the severe capacity reductions plaguing regions across the US. However, producers that take the time to think about the reality of the situation are better equipped to recognize the value of a strategic partnership to find capacity.

Transportation capacity declines accelerate in September

The Supply Chain Journal

The rate at which transportation capacity contracted increased in September, according to a supply chain survey released Tuesday. For 16 consecutive months, capacity has been on the decline. Survey respondents also lowered their expectations for future transportation capacity.

Just How Bad Will 2023 Rate Increases Be? Here Are Our Top GRI Predictions.

We may not have a crystal ball, but we’ve spent years tracking the GRI (General Rate Increase). And higher rates are coming, but just how bad will it be? We’ll show you.

How a Digital Planning Twin Drives Capacity Planning, Network Design, and Business Transformation

River Logic

Capacity Planning Network Design Supply Chain Network Design Digital twinUnderlying Technology in Digital Planning Twins. From a technology perspective, a Digital Planning Twin is a constraint-based digital representation of an enterprise’s full value chain – including all commercial, operational, and financial components.

Checklist for Creating a Capacity Capture Plan

Talking Logistics

For logistics leaders, continued supply chain volatility has increased the use of shorter-term contracts and reliance on the spot market to access freight capacity. Read more Checklist for Creating a Capacity Capture Plan.

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

River Logic

Manufacturing Capacity Planning Supply Planning Supply Chain Optimization Rough Cut Capacity Planning Planning

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

GlobalTranz

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. However, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) can help shippers persevere through the tough times with these capacity crunch strategies. . 3PLs Bring Better Freight Shipping Rates During Shipping Capacity Crunch Hikes. Capacity Crunch

Secure Your Supply Chain: How to Build Resiliency for the Future

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite, Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

In this webinar, Bart Huthwaite will explore best practices in building and improving supply chain resilience for a successful and productive future.

How Shippers Can Navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch

GlobalTranz

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?

FreightWaves SONAR releases Capacity Trend Indices

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves SONAR is releasing a new set of indices whose sole function is to help shippers, carriers and brokers prioritize their attention each day – Capacity Trend Market Scores (CTSCV, CTSCR, CTSSV, CTSSR) and Capacity Trend Market Direction (CTDV, CTDR).

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.

Southern truckload capacity vanishes before the 4th

The Supply Chain Journal

freight market was easing, capacity tightened to record levels in two of the nation’s largest freight centers: Atlanta and Dallas. The aggregate stabilization hides the underlying capacity situation in two of the nation’s most prominent freight hubs, Dallas and Atlanta.

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.

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.

Carriers bet on Capacity-as-a-Service

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity-as-a-Service sales model. Capacity-as-a-service (CaaS) is a business methodology in which carriers use their trucks to sell an outcome, and in transportation that outcome is a positive shipping experience from pickup to transit to on-time delivery.

Gain Control Over Your Production With Effective Capacity Planning

ThroughPut

Gain Control Over Your Production With Effective Capacity Planning. Perhaps, a process that matches your production capacity with sales demand can be the solution in this case. Capacity planning is the answer you’re looking for. Wondering if your capacity plan would work?

Gain Control Over Your Production With Effective Capacity Planning

ThroughPut

Gain Control Over Your Production With Effective Capacity Planning. Perhaps, a process that matches your production capacity with sales demand can be the solution in this case. Capacity planning is the answer you’re looking for. Wondering if your capacity plan would work?

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?

Carrier Capacity Management Levels the Playing Field in a Carriers’ Market

Logistics Viewpoints

Carrier capacity tops the list of parcel shippers’ challenges. E-commerce order volume keeps climbing, straining carrier capacity with shippers sending more parcels outbound and receiving more returns inbound. Carrier capacity management strategies ease the crunch.

10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch

GlobalTranz

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

Rates red-hot in August, shipments high but capacity constrained

The Supply Chain Journal

Unending consumer demand , a lack of transportation capacity (equipment and drivers) and a supply chain under duress continue to push freight rates higher. Further, Denoyer warned shippers that increases in the index are actually being suppressed by mix and capacity issues.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

GlobalTranz

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

Transportation capacity ‘historically low’; prices ‘show no sign of slowing’

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation capacity subcomponent of the index increased 2.8 The report described the capacity environment as “one of the tightest transportation markets we have ever measured.”.

Freight continues to flow in, capacity does not

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity appears structurally constrained. Further, the current environment has a capacity issue even when compared to past robust freight markets. A jump in Class 8 orders during the fourth quarter appeared likely to bring the truck capacity the industry desperately needed.

Introducing ThroughPut Capacity Planning Module: Optimize Your Capacity Plans With The Power Of AI

ThroughPut

Introducing ThroughPut Capacity Planning Module: Optimize Your Capacity Plans With The Power Of AI. Moreover, it has re-surfaced the importance of capacity planning and utilization based on the ever-changing demand-supply dynamics. Signaling risks in a capacity shortage where certain products may not be in actual demand. Accurate capacity planning and utilization analysis are now undeniably the most essential tools for a transparent end-to-end supply chain.

Introducing ThroughPut Capacity Planning Module: Optimize Your Capacity Plans With The Power Of AI

ThroughPut

Introducing ThroughPut Capacity Planning Module: Optimize Your Capacity Plans With The Power Of AI. Moreover, it has re-surfaced the importance of capacity planning and utilization based on the ever-changing demand-supply dynamics. Signaling risks in a capacity shortage where certain products may not be in actual demand. Accurate capacity planning and utilization analysis are now undeniably the most essential tools for a transparent end-to-end supply chain.

What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected by Capacity Crunches?

GlobalTranz

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.