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It’s Turkey Time!


While there is the possibility of sourcing from a secondary supplier, there’s no guarantee they’ll have enough stock available. Over forecasting the number of turkeys needed can result in waste, and thus unnecessary costs, when it comes to birds shipped fresh and not frozen. They can be held in inventory until the second biggest holiday for these big birds – Christmas, which is only a couple of months away. Speaking of spoilage, that brings us to stop number two – shipping.

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5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics


Additionally, overall maintenance costs have dropped by 30 percent, and predictive maintenance has reduced machine-specific failures by 70 percent, reports Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine. 27 percent of those expect the most significant changes from the Industrial Internet of Things will revolve around shipping, logistics, and transportation processes. Source Forbes Magazine).

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS


These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. As described in my previous blog post , the enlarged Panama Canal can handle container ships up to 13,000 TEUs in size. Cargo can enter the country via East coast or West coast ports depending on variables such as the type of product being shipped. If high-value items are being shipped, it’s important to minimize inventory levels.

Supply Chain Optimization 101: How to Best Harness the Power of Big Data


Big data is arriving from multiple sources at an alarming velocity, volume and variety.” Writing for Forbes, big data expert Louis Columbus notes that more than 60% of supply chain executives view big data as “a disruptive and important technology, setting the foundation for long-term change management in their organizations.” You can’t open a major tech news site these days without encountering the words “big data.”

Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season

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However, we still need to source and sell products, and to do that without losing focus on the customer, we need to run efficient processes. You can set exceptions for items as you track them to ensure they’re ordered, shipped, landed, warehoused and shelved on time. Automated replenishment can then handle ongoing inventory transfers to stores and, eventually, ramp-downs. Partner, Columbus Consulting. Author: Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski, Partner at Columbus Consulting.