L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

The award, based on beating the industry peer group on rate of improvement on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) while outperforming their peer group, is tough to achieve.

Supply Chain Management Case Study


Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. In this supply chain management case study, read how LeanCor analyzed the supply chain to find opportunities to reduce total delivered cost, and identified pilot SKU’s for implementation.

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Lionel Racing: An Omni-Channel Case Study

Talking Logistics

After the merger, the operations in North Carolina grew from $4 million in inventory to $20 million, which meant adding a second 75K sqft. The post Lionel Racing: An Omni-Channel Case Study appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background. This section features the supply chain case studies of H&M, Benetton, Zara and Adidas. HP ''s case study is pretty unique.

A Case Study in Closed-Loop Operational Management

Talking Logistics

When you look at the potential benefits in inventory savings, freight savings, and on-time fulfillment improvements, it’s not that difficult to build the business case. This lead to high inventory carrying costs at some stores and out-of-stocks at others.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

We believe that a supply chain leader is defined by both the level of performance on the Effective Frontier (balance of growth, Return on Invested Capital, Profitability and Inventory Turns) and driving supply chain improvement.

Surgery Center Case Study: Less Time at Computer, More Time in OR


When I would get ready to place orders, I‘d have to go to each of four different departmental supply rooms, manually check the number of supplies in inventory and write down what I wanted to order,” Crow explains. SITUATION. Springhill Surgery Center, based in Little Rock, Ark.,

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

In the recent study of the Voice of the Supply Chain Leader , we find that the gaps are large, and growing. I also think that Quintiq’s leadership in concurrent planning to solve new problems is promising, especially in the design of transportation and inventory flows.

Case Study: Major Medical Company Meets UDI Compliance


Since their inventory is classified as medical devices, the UDI requires the company to provide a unique product label in a barcode format on every device. The post Case Study: Major Medical Company Meets UDI Compliance appeared first on AB&R. Background and Challenge.

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

Supply Chain Opz

Case Studies. A Case Study. This case study will show you the analysis of Apple Supply Chain core processes, challenging issues and complexities of its operations. Inventories can become obsolete or exceed the anticipated demand. Inventory Turnover.

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The application of advanced forecasting and planning methodologies improve inventory management in a critical, high-volume repair business, dramatically reducing costs and fulfillment cycles while improving customer satisfaction. Reduced spare parts inventory levels by 52 percent or $2.3

7 Traits of Great Supply Chain Leader: A Case Study of Tim Cook

Supply Chain Opz

The company held $500 million of inventory which was about 2 months coverage, much more than those of the other technology companies. Cook reduced number of warehouses, from 19 to 9 and slashed inventory level from 2 months to 1 month.

Implementing RFID for Manufacturing Visibility: A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

The application of RFID ranges from asset, inventory, stock management, real-time localisation systems, tracking and tracing, and visibility of goods in the retail market, wireless payment, and more recently, the internet of things and customer-focussed services.

Eastern Propane Delivers Faster, Better Field Service [Video Case Study]


Delivery ship confirmations, inventory transfers, time and attendance, pre- and post-truck inspections—those are all things that we can do in the office using JDE, that we’ve now pushed it out so that it takes place in our trucks real time and gets updated in our back office real time.”.

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night


Get the PDF of Lull’s case study >> Challenges to Order Fulfillment. With FLEXE, Lull gained a software platform to manage inbound and outbound shipments while tracking real-time inventory levels across their FLEXE network of fulfillment centers.

What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain?


by Alexa Cheater Avaya: A supply chain management case study. 12-hour days, hair on fire supply constraints, excess inventory, completely manual processes, imbalanced supplier terms and conditions, poor cash to cash. Inventory planning.

PCI Case Study: Hybrent’s Solution Revolutionizes Reporting & Streamlines Operations for One of the Largest Multi-Specialty Physician Groups in Iowa


He found that the lack of information and visibility also frustrated the PCI employees who were responsible for placing orders, interacting with vendors, and managing inventories for the various departments within PCI. This has given PCI users the confidence to reduce inventories closer to real time fulfillment. Grimm was able to reduce on-hand inventory of a single product category by more than $50,000 in the first month with Hybrent. SITUATION.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on


What is vendor-managed inventory? VMI is the process whereby a supplier or vendor manages and replenishes inventory at a customer’s location at the levels required by the customer. The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The following five mini case studies explore a few high-profile companies that have managed to sustain their supply chain cost-reduction efforts and keep expenses under control. Moving to a vendor-managed inventory model wherever it was possible to do so. Inventory planning.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

IKEA supply chain: How does IKEA manage its inventory?


Case studies Insights & Analysis Productivity Popular PostsThe world’s largest home furnishing retailer has 355 stores in 29 countries. What are the best-kept secrets behind IKEA’s supply chain management processes?

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

Matt shared additional examples related to inbound planning and inventory management. Case Study Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Supply Chain Technology Trends FourKites Land O'Lakes real-time freight visibility supply chain visibility Yone Dewbery

Walmart's successful supply chain management


million employees in 28 countries around the world while managing an average of $32 billion in inventory. Case studies Insights & Analysis Popular PostsWhen you drop by your local Walmart, you are witnessing one of history’s greatest logistical and operational triumphs.

3 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The following three mini case studies explore a few high-profile companies which have managed to sustain their supply chain cost reduction efforts and keep expenses under control. Moved to a vendor-managed inventory model wherever it was possible to do so.

Habitat by Honestbee: Asia's first tech-enabled grocery & dining concept


Inventory Management Supply chain management Popular Posts Case studiesOnline marketplace Honestbee launched Habitat last week in Singapore – a supermarket, dining, and retail innovation lab all-in-one.

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FMCG Foods Turnaround: A highly successful S&OP Case Study

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Supply and demand were not optimised within the business and, for example, lost sales occurred while inventory was managed on a reactive basis resulting in over and under-stocking.

How this Company Grew Visibility with a 3PL Partnership

PLS Logistics

Without visibility, deliveries are slower, inventory management suffers and it’s more difficult to manage risk. Visibility Transportation Spend Case StudyA common transportation challenge of B2B and B2C businesses is lack of supply chain visibility.

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Seven Misconceptions on Managing Inventory in a Market-Driven World

Supply Chain Shaman

When it comes to the management of inventory in value chains, frustration abounds. Executive, after executive, lament, “They have purchased many technologies and sponsored many projects to reduce inventories, but they are not seeing results.”

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal


In some cases, only one or two companies in the world can produce the components ANCA needs. Our full case study provides details of how the QAD Supplier Portal helped ANCA streamline their purchasing processes. Manage consignment inventory.

Case Study: How Nimble Storage’s Focus on Inventory Management Improved Visibility and Planning Cycle Times


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. With RapidResponse deployed, we have the confidence we can keep up with our growing install base to achieve visibility of inventory at hubs, depots and parts in transit. Inventory availability > 98%. Service inventory as a % of installed base COGS < 5%.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories


Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. It then uses this model to understand the impact of demand forecasting on inventory.

Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

And yet, prior to replacing a legacy inventory management system and implementing a supply chain analytics solution from FusionOps , the share of merchandise the company delivered on-time and in-full was a dismal 28 percent! Columbia did that while expanding its inventories by only about 17% year-over-year.

Seagate Builds Supply Chain Driven by Customer Demand


In this case study, learn how Seagate was able to improve inventory turns, achieve better visibility to suppliers and create standard processes across its entire value chain. Case Studies

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Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Batory Foods

Talking Logistics

In this post, Rafael Granato from PINC Solutions summarizes a video case study we featured recently on Talking Logistics, part of our “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence” series where we highlight companies (in this case, Batory Foods) that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in yard management. That meant we had to manage the container locations, maintain accurate inventory, and then share that information with our partners.”.

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Is Poor Inventory Performance Holding You Back?


by Alexa Cheater Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘ Is your company being held hostage by poor inventory performance? ’ Poor inventory performance can create a significant obstacle to growth and profitability.

Mastering inventory management: The 3 pillars


As we’ve previously discussed, nailing inventory management is critical to keeping up with the explosive growth of the eCommerce market and providing an exceptional customer experience – yet it remains one of the biggest blind spots for businesses.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories


Editor’s Note: Microsoft’s Colin Masson, Global Industry Director of Manufacturing Solutions (that's him on the left), sat down with me to discuss how manufacturers optimize their inventories. It then uses this model to understand the impact of demand forecasting on inventory.