Transportation, Planning, and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Talking Logistics

But when PwC asked CEOs in a recent survey ( Global Retail and Consumer Goods CEO Survey: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative ) what areas most needed their additional attention to achieve omni-channel fulfillment, 88 percent said it is their transportation and logistics operations.

Kimberly-Clark’s Journey to Logistics Procurement Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

Kimberly-Clark, the $21 billion consumer goods company with brands like Huggies and Kleenex, is a major user of JDA’s TMS solution. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Procurement Transportation Transportation Management Systems JDA Kimberly-Clark transportation management

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

One area where significant waste exists is transportation management. Simply put, many oil and gas companies manage their transportation operations in a highly decentralized and fragmented manner with little or no technology. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. Transportation Volume and weight of products drive some of the main costs in transportation.

Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty and Tariffs: What the Recent Tariff Delay Means for Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

Case in point: on August 1, President Trump announced new 10% tariffs on $300 billion of mostly consumer goods to take effect September 1. Those who source a significant portion of their goods from China. finding alternate sources for goods outside of China.

$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets


The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry. among global consumers.

Golden Results in the Supply Chain


More than 600 CSR and procurement professionals, attended Sustain , the annual EcoVadis event dedicated to responsible purchasing earlier this year.

Should I Consider Outsourcing Supply Chain Processes?


Now companies have started outsourcing supply chain business processes like planning, direct procurement, order management, inventory optimisation and reverse logistics. Market and consumer behaviour is more unpredictable than the weather.

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

3PL Insights

Many workers and businesses, including trucking firms, railroad companies and port terminal operators, contract with Hanjin to transport and deliver cargo containers, and now they are in serious danger of not getting paid. 3PL Global Logistics Supply Chain Transportation

Risks in Supply - An Omnipresent Danger


For more than a decade, I have implemented inventory optimization solutions for some of the world’s largest companies in industries ranging from life sciences to chemicals, from consumer goods to high-tech, and more.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

While forecast accuracy, if used well, can reduce safety stock, what I find in the study of the global multi-national is the rise of cycle stock due to increased item complexity, and the increase of in transit inventories due to longer freight lanes and longer cycles in ocean transportation.

Podcast: the Daniel Stanton Interview


He is also a graduate of the Supply Chain Management program at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics. Supply chain is a relatively new discipline that rose out of the procurement, logistics, and operations disciplines. The global trade in fake goods is worth more than $1.7

Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

Additionally, good data feeds accurate forecasting. Properly implemented, a Center of Excellence provides insight to needed data on global and domestic transportation, warehouse management, distribution, and more. It’s really about much more than transportation and distribution.”.

How an Inefficient Supply Chain can kill an FMCG Business?


Process map for FMCG supply chain FMCG , standing for Fast Moving Consumer Goods, is described as an agile, rapidly growing industry, accompanied by a diversity of products. Managing supply chain is getting more complex and sophisticated in the global context.

Multiplying Impact: Collaboration on Sustainability Powers Business Performance


In transportation, Railsponsible added four new buy-side companies, including CAF ( Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles ), ÖBB ( Österreichische Bundesbahnen ), SNCB ( Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belge ) and Wabtec.

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Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

Today, consumers are empowered with more knowledge about the products they buy than at any time in history. consumers expect orders, with free shipping, to arrive within three days. To meet changing consumer behavior, retailers are finding omnichannel strategies essential. Changing consumer behavior. “There is no doubt,” writes Marc Wins, “that digitization is now reshaping consumer behavior and shopping habits.”[3]

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

1] Consumer “needs” include multiple ways of buying and receiving goods. To meet consumer needs, everyone in the supply chain needs to work harmoniously together or risk bad reviews and loss of business. James Curtis, a Business Development Representative at One Network Enterprises, explains, “Consumers are buying products through many different channels the consumer goods supply chain has become more complex than ever before.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

This is the one metric within a manufacturer that supply chain/logistics organization, manufacturing and procurement organizations are aligned to. Another example is in Consumer Goods industry with coffee.

Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: As Ecommerce Businesses Boom, Distribution Center Availability Becomes Scarce


While demand seems to be on an uptick for manufacturers especially in the consumer goods industry, an increase in online shopping could also lead to a scarcity in the availability of distribution centers in the near future. Trending: Good Advice: Don’t dwell in the past.

Logistics costs don’t go on holiday

DELMIA Quintiq

Logistics planners in food and consumer goods sectors can breathe easier with the slower pace in business as well, provided they are not involved in the delivery of ice cream or soft drinks. Transport & Logistics

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. The key going forward is to target spending where it will do the most good.”.

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Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

GT Nexus is one of the strongest providers of transportation visibility for the global ecosystem. This is good news for you and defines the greater opportunity. Good luck in your journey.

Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

Bindiya Vakil ( @BindiyaVakil ), Resilinc CEO, notes, “Supply chain, sourcing and procurement professionals are on the front lines of managing global trade risks for their companies. In the European Union, the policy skews toward consumer protection, with the recent passage of the GDPR. The American Journal of Transportation reports supply chain risk management company Resilience360 also published a list of the Top 10 Supply Chain Risks for 2019.[3]

Companies Showing Sustainability Leadership: 1000’s Of Businesses Are Already Acting, Committing to Change


COP21 was formally about governments and countries making commitments, and also contained vibrant dialog from the private sector on topics such as the opportunity in sustainable procurement. Overall, CDP reports 87 companies have set goals to reduce their GHG emissions by 80-100%, or to procure 100% of their power from renewable sources, including Google, Infosys and Broad Group.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch


Even giants like General Mills, Tyson Foods, and Campbell have reported strained budgets due to a rise in transportation costs over the past few months. A mix of weather-led constraints in 2017, a continual shortage of semi-truck drivers, and the enforcement of hours of service (HOS) rules with electronic logging devices ( ELDs ) have all accelerated a rise in transportation costs. Consumers are buying based on price and less on brand loyalty.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We achieved recognition both internally and externally for our sourcing and procurement accomplishments in the spend management area. The team reduced finished-goods inventory by 50% and reduced the assembly and test line production variances by 50% in 9 months. Subscribe Here!

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

Logistics Bureau

Unilever has sustainability at the very heart of its business model, extending all the way through the supply chain from distribution to procurement. Is sustainability a viable growth strategy for fast-moving-consumer-goods brands? “None of us is as good as all of us.”

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling & Logistics

corporate/executive manager with a transportation/warehousing company with 36-40 years of experience, living in the North Central region and earning $137,000. “My Our annual salary survey reveals that the typical material handling and logistics professional earns $93,697.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Personal care and paper goods manufacturer Kimberly-Clark has embraced the omni-channel paradigm as it seeks to increase direct-to-consumer sales through its own websites and by partnering with the likes of Amazon and retailer e-commerce groups, notes the Gartner analysts. Department of Transportation to ban the product from air transportation.

Reducing Supply Chain Costs

Logistics Bureau

Supply chain costs often represent a considerable percentage of the sales price of a good or service. This situation naturally incited enterprises to make more use of parcel and air transport modes. Better utilisation of space and information on stored goods can make savings.

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


Key features include: Transparency: Through blockchains, stakeholders can reliably prove behaviour to external parties, regulators or consumers. Here, the blockchain allows consumers to trade green energy affordably, quickly, and reliably without a third party.