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

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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.”.

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.

Big data and supply chain optimization: Illusion vs. reality

DELMIA Quintiq

My next blog will examine the logistics and transportation industries. In the last three to five years, something has changed in conversations about supply chains and logistics. Suddenly, discussions seem to treat big data as a driver for incredible innovation.

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

Should I Consider Outsourcing Supply Chain Processes?

ToolsGroup

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.

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.

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.

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.

Risks in Supply - An Omnipresent Danger

Logility

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.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

But even if containment has the desired effect, what are the wider consequences of shutting down schools, shopping centers, factories, transportation and supply networks? Take, for example, procurement of equipment and supplies in healthcare.

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$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets

EFT

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.

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?

Abivin

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.

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.

Podcast: the Daniel Stanton Interview

Requis

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

Podcast: the Daniel Stanton Interview

Requis

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 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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Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

All entities throughout the supply chain – such as vendors, suppliers, partners, and end consumers – can access relevant, accurate and up-to-date information. Procurement: Partnering with cost-effective and reliable vendors is vital for keeping a business running smoothly.

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

Arkieva

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.

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]

Multiplying Impact: Collaboration on Sustainability Powers Business Performance

EcoVadis

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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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.

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

EcoVadis

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.

Top 10 supply chain trends for 2020

Requis

Another example from fulfillment might involve things like faster alternate transportation route planning in case of the unexpected, or monitoring cargo temperature for shipments of perishable food or medicines. In consumer goods, there is currently a $1.2

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

Likewise, if you’re dealing in fast-moving consumer goods, focus on the smooth functionality, or the frequency of the stock ins and outs, and then design the layout of the warehouse accordingly.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

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!

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

With the exception of grocery and general goods, most retail stores’ physical locations are shut down creating increasing storage issues. If LTL networks bog down, freight can become lost, storage charges occur, and critical goods may be delayed. Business - Transportation

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.”

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.

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.