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 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. Manufacturing systems and regulatory compliance are considered to be very complex, coupled with the limited number suppliers due to the high barriers to entry.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation


We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider.

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.,

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. This label includes pertinent information such as the manufactured date and lot number. Background and Challenge.

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

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. Some re-sellers may also distribute products from the competing manufacturers. NAVIGATE.

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.

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.

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


They had previously been relying on dropshipping from their manufacturers, but that left them with little flexibility to improve their delivery promise. Get the PDF of Lull’s case study >> Challenges to Order Fulfillment.

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. One of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer chips, Intel needs little introduction.

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. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing.

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. But that’s not the only shift in manufacturing.

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. One of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer chips, Intel needs little introduction.

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


As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods. What is vendor-managed inventory? The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor.

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).

Take Advantage of Digital Manufacturing to Improve Workforce Productivity

DELMIA Quintiq

Much has been done to improve manufacturing efficiency. Supply chains have been optimized; warehouse inventory tracking has reached new levels of precision; production lines can operate with virtually no downtime. Digital Manufacturing as an Enabler of Workforce Productivity.

Hendrickson Achieves Peak Efficiency with QAD Automation Solutions


QAD customer Hendrickson is a leading global manufacturer and supplier for the commercial transportation industry. Efficient Materials Management is a Must for Automotive Manufacturers. Hendrickson needed to be more efficient when managing their inventory.

Seagate Builds Supply Chain Driven by Customer Demand


In such a hypercompetitive business, where short product shelf life is the rule, manufacturing and supply chain processes must be accurate, lean and flexible. Case Studies

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

Talking Logistics

Like the multi-billion dollar chemical manufacturer that had been paying market rates for ocean transportation for eight years because nobody realized that their contract, filed away in a drawer by a transportation manager who had left the company, had expired. 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!

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.”

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning


Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening.

AkzoNobel: Painting a Better Picture of Demand


When paint and specialty chemicals producer AkzoNobel looked to improve customer service and raise return on capital by cutting excess inventory, it turned to Terra Technology. ” Read Case Study. Case Studies

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.

Case Arena: Optimizing a Complex, Global Supply Chain

RELEX Solutions

Case Arena: Optimizing a Complex, Global Supply Chain. Customers » Case Studies. It outsources manufacturing to Europe and the Far East. Claudio Perna, Planning and Inventory Manager, Arena. Download the case as a PDF. Related case studies.

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Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance


By using data to stock items with higher forecasted demand, they can reallocate cash that would normally be tied up in poorly performing inventory, avoid margin erosion from markdowns and dead stock, and increase overall on-shelf availability metrics.

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SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies. SanDisk Corporation designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage devices and software.

Case Saarioinen: Improving Processes All the Way from Production to the Consumers

RELEX Solutions

Case Saarioinen: Improving processes all the way from production to the consumers. Customers » Case Studies. Saarioinen doesn’t aim to keep inventory as it’s in everyone’s interests to keep freshness paramount and spoilage levels at a minimum already early on in the supply chain.

Global Manufacturer Manages Disruption, Nimbly Adapting to Changes in Corporate Strategy


In addition to addressing internal quality control and inventory reporting pressures, a global semiconductor manufacturer sought to transition from a 90% in-house manufacturing model to 80% outsourcing. Case Study Collaborative Manufacturing

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

If you spend some time studying Unilever’s supply chain model, you’ll find plenty of ideas that you might take away and seek to apply in your own organisation. The manufacturing operation typically runs at full capacity for 4.5

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

However, in most cases it did so reactively, either in response to the lead taken by competitors, or because the company was cajoled into action by its suppliers. Vendor-managed inventory programs. To improve supply chain visibility using real-time inventory monitoring.

Just-in-time in the Real World of Inventory Management


Just-in-time inventory (JIT) is the antithesis of just-in-case inventory and can be a valuable method of reducing waste and streamlining the supply chain. The benefits of JIT inventory are numerous, although they can only be realised with hard work to set up an intricate system involving many synchronised components. In business, it is widely used to denote continuous improvement with lean manufacturing and waste reduction as two of its core processes.

Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment


Lean Manufacturing relies heavily on trusted relationships with suppliers and pre-negotiated terms of engagement. An eKanban Pull-based inventory replenishment system monitors that each aspect of the service level agreement is being met by the supplier in real-time.

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It’s Time to Revisit Vendor Managed Inventory


A few decades ago, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) was a hot topic. Many manufacturers saw it as a way to reduce inventory levels and costs. For the supplier, VMI was a win, too, because it allowed them to lock in the manufacturer’s business.

Pinjarra Bakery: How we saved $30k-$40k a year with the B2B Store


Before we introduced Unleashed, we were managing our inventory through spreadsheets and a hell of a lot of paperwork. It was extremely messy, and it made processing inventory a chore — because we just didn’t have a clue what was going on in our stores.

What is Inventory Management?


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.