How Inventory Management is a problem the size of Australia

The Network Effect

Billion a year is the cost of Inventory distortion in North America, an amount equivalent to the annual revenues of Kroger, Home Depot, and Target combined. Consumer Goods Retail retailchem7/Flickr.

Meet our Spring additions


They bring strong industry experience to the company, coming from the worlds of consumer electronics and CPG. At Bowers & Wilkins , Adrienne managed business with 12 National Accounts across North America. consumer-electronics consumer-goods planning sales retail

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?


Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe. You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done?

Corporate America’s New Dilemma: Raising Prices to Cover Higher Transport Costs

Supply Chain Brain

Interviews with executives at 10 companies across the food, consumer goods and commodities sectors reveal that many are grappling with how to defend their profit margins as transportation costs climb at nearly double the inflation rate. Labor Department reported earlier this month that underlying consumer prices in January posted their biggest gain in more than a year.

The Long Tail of the Supply Chain: Part 2 - Pareto is Dead


Pat Smith, Vice President of ToolsGroup North America, then illustrated the growth of the long tail and drove home how to combat the challenges posed by it. But fast moving consumer goods manufacturers are now seeing about 50% of their revenue from the tail.

Robots in Logistics: What Will Humans Do?

Talking Logistics

The fastest-growing industries included food and consumer goods (48 percent), plastics and rubber (37 percent), life sciences (31 percent), and electronics (22 percent).

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Consumers became more loyal to retail brands, and retailers increased the number of products manufactured and marketed as house brands. Consumers want to shop anywhere, and buy in the way that they want to buy. Get Good at Data Sharing. Additionally, get good at forecasting.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs


Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Asia, however, is morphing itself from an offshore haven to an attractive nearshore location due to its growing demographic of middle class consumers.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs


Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Asia, however, is morphing itself from an offshore haven to an attractive nearshore location due to its growing demographic of middle class consumers.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent. Though Amazon made its name selling consumer goods, its retail operation is covered in red ink.

Amazon plans expansion of North American facilities in Mississippi and Alberta


Amazon has also announced an expansion in Mississippi in the north of the state although it is not known yet when the consumer goods fulfilment center in Marshall County is expected to open. Primary Event: 4th Annual D3: Retail Supply Chain Summit USA 2019 Précis: Company plans new centres in Edmonton, Canada and Northern Mississippi Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight eCommerce/Retail Industrial Region: North America Publish as a report

Coming of Age: The Digital Consumer Chain

Supply Chain Insights

As empowered consumers, we expect full inventories of the products we want all the time, easy shopping and buying online and having the precious purchase on our doorsteps the next day. We are seeing an evolution in the Consumer Chain.

Global Blockchain Market for the Supply Chain Expected to Grow at 87% CAGR Until 2023


Blockchain supply chain applications are finding an increased adoption among industry verticals, including retail and consumer goods, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, oil and gas, and logistics. The retail and consumer goods vertical is estimated to hold the largest market size in 2018, owing the high adoption of blockchain technology for payments and settlement, product traceability, and counterfeit detection.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

Another example is in Consumer Goods industry with coffee. Key is for companies to maintain good performance of the part of the business that is already mature to improve the parts of the businesses which are not or need re-engineering.

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

The teams feel good because cash-to-cash metrics improve; but in many cases, in the joyous celebrations, companies do not realize that they have reduced capabilities with suppliers and not made improvements in inventory. It is a good way to raise your voice.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Restructuring production schedules has been part of this, as well as encouraging consumers to pre-order, removing much of the risk of holding too much inventory. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. Fourthly, governments around the world have actively suppressed short term consumer demand in their own economies.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Previously I worked at Nestle, and I want to start by recognizing that pharmaceutical companies have different supply chain maturity levels compared to companies in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. There will be European, Asian, and North American cohorts of 30-40 people.

Monroe, Ohio to host first Kroger and Ocado joint fulfilment centre


NYSE: KR), America's largest grocery retailer, and Ocado (LSE: OCDO), one of the world's largest dedicated online grocery retailers, today announced the Cincinnati region as its selection for America's first customer fulfilment centre (CFC). The Kroger Co.

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What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

China is also the second largest importer of goods globally, largely due to the fast-growing consumer and automotive market. trillion (USD) in goods. Managing expectations from North America to China. There is a huge market to sell goods inside of China.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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AI and the hyper-specialized supply chain


As consumer markets become more hyper-fragmented, and retail disruption and e-commerce transform the channel journey through which finished goods must travel, brands and their strategic suppliers will also be able to leverage AI to better map what customers want, when, and where. members, is a leading provider of agile supply chain software to the consumer goods industry and their supplier networks. Nulogy CEO, Jason Tham, addressed the SCALE.AI

BVL Carolinas Chapter is Launched: More than 100 participants at Volvo in Greensboro.

Supply Chain View from the Field

The move by BVL to create the chapter in the Carolinas is not only a recognition of the area as a supply chain hub but also a move to expand the organization’s footprint into North America.

US Shoppers and Chinese Suppliers Face Hit from Trump Levy

Material Handling & Logistics

consumers -- from Under Armour leggings to Bath & Body Works shower gel and Samsonite luggage -- are sourced from Chinese or Hong Kong-based companies and factories, fueling the $450 billion in Chinese goods imported to America annually.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus

Supply Chain Game Changer

I consulted with some of the contacts I’d built at the executive level across North America. Consumers are rightly demanding to know exactly where their products are coming from, and whether they’re ethically sourced. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

the report has tracked and measured all costs associated with moving goods through the U.S. Manufacturing and business spending were the bright spots during much of 2010, while consumer goods production was almost flat. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to major industrial and consumer companies throughout the world.

The Ever Increasing Role of Robotics in Transforming Manufacturing


The primary consumer and investor of robots in North America, the automotive industry, decreased robot ordering from 41 percent in 2005 to 21 percent in 2014. Yet, the food and consumer goods industry increased robot orders from 3 to 7 percent, and use of robotics in life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and biomedical jumped from 2 to 6 percent, asserts the Robotic Industries Association. When was the last time you thought about robotics being used in manufacturing?

Truckload Rates Rise, as Harvey Flood Waters Subside

DAT Solutions

The Hot Market Map feature of DAT Power and DAT RateView gives you a lot of detail on the demand for your equipment type in each of the 135 market areas across North America. There is a backlog of seasonal freight, including apples and potatoes, as well as the usual consumer goods.

The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies


North America shows promising growth in trade activities thanks to deals between the US and China, South America, and Europe. Within South America, Brazil and Argentina were the most notable markets for logistics in RoW. Forecast to grow by a CAGR of 7.5%

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology


There are currently mines in Europe, Australia, Africa and North America at the feasibility study stage (the final stage of pre-production, that determines whether to develop a mine), with some –– such as the Nolans Bore mine in Australia –– set to be operational within the next three years.

My Take: LLamasoft Buys Barloworld Supply Chain Software

Supply Chain Shaman

I always start the discussion of all software acquisitions with the same statement: the acquisition of software is seldom a good deal for the buyer/user of software. The current company is stronger in North America than Europe.