Lessons from Disrupted Companies

Talking Logistics

I talk to companies every day whose potential suffocates beneath their own inertia. Another common thread is companies focusing too much on short-term financial performance and maximizing efficiency — that is, on streamlining and optimizing current business models. As Steve Blank, entrepreneur and adjunct instructor at Stanford University, writes in Startup Grind : First, companies bought into the false premise that they exist to maximize shareholder value?

Logistics Company

LeanCor

2 Key Inventory Metrics Your Logistics Company Should Be Measuring. Most logistics companies measure inventory using inventory turns. In addition, many logistics companies combine raw materials, work-in-process, and finished-goods inventories to calculate overall inventory turns.

Logistics Companies

LeanCor

Does Your Logistics Company PFEP? Creating standard ordering processes is crucial for a logistics company to provide value to its customer. Ideally, a logistics company representing all customer departments will collect and audit the data for a PFEP.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Selecting & Managing Logistics Companies & Emerging Logistics Tech Trends

Cerasis

The rationale for outsourcing certain manufacturing and supply chain processes, such as transportation management, fulfillment, and more to logistics companies is evident and clear. This report details instructions for properly selecting and managing third-party logistics companies or 3PLs.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

phrases like data is the new oil as companies seek to capture more data and put it to use. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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Why chemical companies need prescriptive analytics for S&OP

AIMMS

This means chemical companies need to be adept at managing costs and profitability. Companies that spin off due to M&A activity need to find ways to manage their own destiny. The chemical industry is facing some powerful changes that are directly impacting revenues and margins.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance.

5 Reasons Supply Chain Companies Need to Be Curating Content

Cerasis

Sharing content from third-party sources establishes supply chain companies as a go-to resource for all things related to your industry, sector, products, or services. Using third-party social media posts, blogs, videos, and more, supply chain companies can enhance their content marketing efforts by distributing information that is readily available. Here are five benefits of content curation for your company. 5 benefits of curating content for supply chain companies.

Balancing Priorities in the Supply Chain: How Data Discovery Reveals Unseen Associations and Opportunities

Leading companies are constantly managing competing supply chain priorities

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

Companies looking to contain logistics costs have to use creative solutions, like digital technologies to overcome price increases and capacity shortages.

[Video] Ford Motor Company: Creating global data standards with SCM software

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Recognizing that it needed something to consolidate data about company performance both regionally and globally, Ford initially engineered its own tool. Though it saved Ford quite a bit of money, Thomas says, the company needed something more powerful. “We

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Corporate Sustainability: Are Companies Vulnerable?

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last ten years, corporate sustainability goals have transformed supply chain objectives causing companies to rethink their definitions of supply chain excellence. The first is the ability of the company to meet its stated goals based on the scope of activities.

3 companies tell you their success with Quintiq

Quintiq

Just how happy are these companies with the Quintiq solution? The company minimizes human interaction with these systems wherever possible. What do DHL eCommerce, PKN ORLEN and World Food Programme have in common? The answer is Quintiq.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

companies looking to succeed. And how can a company. means that companies must move from descriptive, rear-facing reports. At ClearMetal we’ve observed that most companies are in stage 1 and stage. data is too low for companies to jump to the next stage.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

Cerasis

Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies? It’s true: some 3rd Party Logistics Companies exist solely as a conglomeration of intermediaries with connections to the Big 3 Carriers. What Is the Company’s History? 3PL Logistics 3rd Party Logistics Companies

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place. Before we fully get to establishing a framework effective KPIs when engaging with a logistics company, we must take a step back and understand how to apply the creation of stakeholder value.

Why inventory management should be a company-wide conversation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Don’t get caught having your company’s inventory management conversation alone! As David Thomas, Director of Global Capacity Planning at Ford Motor Company says , inventory is “… dead money.”.

FMCG Company disbands the Supply Chain function…….

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The company has a broad European supply network and is present in most markets. I am back on line again after a few days’ holiday post completion of some challenging factory footprint project work. One of the first catch-up meetings I have had was with an FMCG CEO.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

companies face today is access to good, quality data they need to optimize. Companies that lack. solution that is suited to the needs of the company and its customers. Ultimately, the use of these technologies allows companies to prioritize supply.

Top Supply Chain Challenges for Manufacturing Companies

Supply Chain 24/7

Only a scalable, interoperable supply chain planning and optimization platform can ensure a company’s supply chain performance is optimized

Third Party Logistics Company

LeanCor

When dealing with the inherent complexities of supply chain logistics, many companies come to a point when they may wish to use a third party logistics company to manage their supply chain. Using a third party logistics company to manage the supply chain frees up your company’s resources and allows your business to focus on its own core competencies. However, cost-cutting should not be the sole reason for choosing a third party logistics company.

The Expanding Use of E-Commerce for Manufacturing Companies

Cerasis

However, the realm of e-commerce for manufacturing companies is rapidly growing, and modern manufacturers are starting to see a shift from business-to-consumer (B2C) sales to business-to-business (B2B) sales. What's Driving the Need For Better E-Commerce For Manufacturing Companies?

The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company

Cerasis

This includes flexible solutions that allow the logistics infrastructure to meet market fluctuations, and it serves as a safeguard for established companies looking for a way to stay competitive as more startups increase. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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CIO: Here's Why Analytics is Eating the Supply Chain

Life science companies are adopting innovative cloud technology to provide a single source of truth for end-to-end supply chain decision-making

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Cerasis

The business landscape is ever changing, numerous innovations have allowed companies to transcend borders and become global entities. Global leaders should retain suppliers with vested interest in the long-term success of the company.

Company kit Supply Chain Media

Supply Chain Movement

Targeted at the global supply chain community, Supply Chain Movement informs you about the latest market updates and company developments, industry events, blogs and trends on supply chain worldwide. >> Company kit Supply Chain Media EN. >>

Five Supply Chain Best Practices for Life Sciences Companies

E2open

The post Five Supply Chain Best Practices for Life Sciences Companies appeared first on E2open® | Demand. Supply chain management is playing an increasingly important role for the pharmaceutical industry – an industry that is facing new cost, performance, and quality issues.

Video | Five Supply Chain Best Practices for Life Sciences Companies

E2open

The post Video | Five Supply Chain Best Practices for Life Sciences Companies appeared first on E2open® | Demand. Supply chain management is playing an increasingly important role for the pharmaceutical industry – an industry that is facing new cost, performance, and quality issues.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Amazon effect," many companies are. companies need more data or more. ClearMet al | Solving the Data Problem in Supply Chain Transformation ClearMetal is a predictive logistics company that uses AI to enable supply. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND.

6 Tips To Have The Best Content For A Supply Chain Company

Cerasis

So are you running out of ideas on how to curate content for your supply chain company? How to Write the Best Content for Your Supply Chain Company? Shipping companies transport most the world’s products.

6 Reasons Why Companies Need IoT

Oracle SCM

With the visibility and analytics delivered by connected devices, companies can make the right decisions at the right time, safeguarding profitability and customer service. Companies can now deliver real-time insights into how their fleet is being operated and interacting with the environment.

What are Companies Looking for When Hiring in Supply Chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The post What are Companies Looking for When Hiring in Supply Chain? by Alexa Cheater This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management.

Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

Elementum

The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers. Now, trucking and logistics companies are trying to recruit more women to overcome growing driver shortages. After cutting tens of thousands of jobs during the Great Recession, trucking companies failed to garner the kind of workforce they had previously known. Some companies are hoping to attract more women by upgrading their fleets with new and improved models.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning.