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.

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. There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept. HP ''s case study is pretty unique.

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

Cerasis

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.

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. Inventories can become obsolete or exceed the anticipated demand. Inventory Turnover.

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

FLEXE

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.

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).

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.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

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.

How manufacturers optimize their inventories

ToolsGroup

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.

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

Kinaxis

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. Data was imported and copied from a variety of sources and some of the key data was maintained only in Excel spreadsheets. We also learned that because of their focus on inventory management the team realized: On time delivery to customers across 70 inventory depots > 98%.

Bottles, Barrels and the Business of Beverage Distribution

Logistics Bureau

With growing populations and rising disposable income of consumers, changes in the type and the volume of beverages to be made and delivered then affect inventory management and requirements for transportation. Beer distribution turned out to be a well-suited case for the game.

Is Poor Inventory Performance Holding You Back?

Kinaxis

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.

The View from Finance: Freeing Up Cash with Inventory Optimization

ToolsGroup

Inventory optimization is one proven way to do it. Inventory is an untapped, cash-rich asset. Most companies have some form of supply chain systems to manage inventory from production through delivery. Of course, you need inventory. Inventory Optimization

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: Dictionary.com. Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies. While many planning teams struggle to answer my questions, this was not the case at SanDisk.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

Case Europris

RELEX Solutions

Case Europris: Leadership and Technology – A Supply Chain Transformation journey. Insights » Case Studies. Its low-cost model relies on optimized sourcing, logistics and distribution. The SC team felt it would be possible to reduce inventory by 10-20% overall.

Case Roberta Roller Rabbit: Increasing Performance Through Improved Process and Technology

RELEX Solutions

Case Roberta Roller Rabbit: Increasing Performance Through Improved Process and Technology. Insights » Case Studies. The team was lacking the processes and systems to understand what was going to happen in the future in terms of sales, inventory and purchase orders.

What is Inventory Management?

EMERGE App

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.

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

Logistics Bureau

For example, by 2020, Unilever expects to sustainably source 100% of its raw materials, even those used for packaging. 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.

It’s Time to Revisit Vendor Managed Inventory

synchrono

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. As a result, many manufacturers limited their use of VMI to Class C items that were relatively inexpensive and easily sourced.

Case Derome: Ensuring a Successful Implementation and Change Management During Rapid Growth

RELEX Solutions

Case Derome: Ensuring a Successful Implementation and Change Management During Rapid Growth. Customers » Case Studies. In 2015, Derome set out to improve its supply chain processes knowing it needed an agile solution to support its growth as keeping track of stock levels without an inventory management system was difficult. Then more suppliers were added gradually and product lines optimized, until the entire inventory was included. Average inventory value. %.

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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.

Case M.Video: Success with Behavioral Clustering for Built-in Appliances

RELEX Solutions

Case M.Video: Success with Behavioral Clustering for Built-in Appliances. Insights » Case Studies. With product delivery sourced from the most local store, to better balance assortment and inventory in line with demand. improvement in inventory turns.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

Business Use Cases. The most common use case for control towers is visibility. While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. Figure 4 is a case study from Lenovo.

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Inventory Optimization Case Study: O'Reilly Auto Parts

Supply Chain Digest

Inventory Management/Optimizat. Content Being Accessed: Inventory Optimization Case Study: OReilly Auto Parts. OReilly Auto Parts drives inventory management to stay in the fast lane. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Innovators need to define business cases. The overhyping of blockchain without clear business cases is an impediment to progress. I wish this was not the case, but it is. Second Step: Understand the Role of Inventory. Current Levels of Inventory.

Five Reflections From Supply Chain Planning Benchmarking

Supply Chain Shaman

In most ‘benchmarking activities’, self-reported data is the most common source. However, for elements like forecast error, customer service and slow-moving inventory self-reported data is not sufficient. 4) Best Forecasters do not Have the Best Inventory Results.

The Franke Story: Three Points to Learn about Supply Chain Complexity

ToolsGroup

According to Inbound Logistics , there are three main sources of supply chain complexity: meeting the needs of customers, globalization, and internal pressures. It allows you to consistently place better inventory bets than your competitors, especially for harder-to-forecast items.

Case East of England Co-op

RELEX Solutions

Case East of England Co-op: Increasing availability and sales with localized planograms. Insights » Case Studies. It stocks a wide range of everyday essentials, including thousands of local products through its award-winning “Sourced Locally” initiative.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

History will also include case studies of mergers and acquisitions. The study of improvement and performance for the 535 companies in 26 industries took two months. The source data for the analysis comes from Ycharts.). I watch the news channels on mute. The reason?

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order.

The Franke Story: Three Points to Learn about Supply Chain Complexity

ToolsGroup

According to Inbound Logistics , there are three main sources of supply chain complexity: meeting the needs of customers, globalization, and internal pressures. It allows you to consistently place better inventory bets than your competitors, especially for harder-to-forecast items.

S&OP: Can You Make Decisions at the Speed of Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Eerily the case studies sound the same as the ones heard when I completed S&OP research in 2004. And, when it comes to their case studies, I do not find the step change. Teams continuously balance cost, customer service, asset utilization and inventory. Yawn.

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Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

” Or alternatively, “Is there data that could be sourced to help?” In Figure 1, we show the aggregate trend of the chemical industry in an orbit chart format showing year-over-year results at the intersection of two metrics operating margin and inventory turns.

Three Cool Technologies

Supply Chain Shaman

I would encourage the reader to study both: The Good the Bad and the Ugly of DDMRP from Stefan de Kok from ToolsGroup. He is a great thinker on inventory planning and demand management.I I am writing a couple of case studies of clients using this technology. Oh my!

Supply Chain Shaman - Untitled Article

Supply Chain Shaman

It is a privately-held textile company that successfully navigated the global sourcing/labor arbitrage mania of the last decade and managed to maintain a significant presence in the United States. I like case studies and readers enjoy them on the blog, so following the conference, I reached out Ajay Bhardwaj, Director of Planning Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, to understand his story. For him this meant growing top-line revenue with less supply chain inventory.