A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

The first story is about a large regional food manufacturer. The team was attempting to be customer-centric by modeling an item by customer at a DC level. The second story is about a regional beverage manufacturer.

Supply and demand production challenges with new products

Kinaxis

Manufacturing flow simplifications. By implementing the above actions, supply chain managers can use the Tracking Ratio (TKR) metric during the introduction phase to measure the rate between the variety manufactured and customer orders. The TKR is calculated as follow: TKR i =MC i /DC i [1]. Where i is working week, MC is count of different manufactured items in week i, and DC is count of different demanded items in week i.

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Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. In this role he supported the different businesses (12 in Europe and 11 in Asia) for all aspects of the Supply Chain; but Peter did not have direct Asia Sourcing/manufacturing accountability. Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. (As

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

ToolsGroup

By using data to stock items with higher forecasted demand, they can reallocate cash that would normally be tied up in poorly performing inventory, avoid margin erosion from markdowns and dead stock, and increase overall on-shelf availability metrics. While S&OP has traditionally been a function more commonly used in manufacturing, retail-centric S&OE allows retailers to identify gaps earlier between budget and sales projections.

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Valvoline’s road to a more proactive supply chain – and stronger customer relationships

Alloy

They explored how connecting the dots from manufacturing all the way to downstream stores can make a difference in service levels, conversations with customers and company growth. All this is done through management by exception at the store, DC and product level.

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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Distribution centers are overrun and fairly chaotic right now trying to prioritize and fulfill orders, so be mindful of DC appointments and collect ready times to avoid OTIF or ORAD fines. You should also prioritize the products you need to manufacture and replenish.

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What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 2)

E2open

The demand from a Walmart DC or another retailer’s DC was lumpy by definition. Traditionally, data from Walmart and other retailers has been used by account teams to confirm the achievement of metrics and service-level agreements (SLAs), cross-check penalties computed by retailers and identify root causes of shortfalls such as inadequate supply, insufficient forecasts, or warehouse or transportation delays.

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What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 2)

E2open

The demand from a Walmart DC or another retailer’s DC was lumpy by definition. Traditionally, data from Walmart and other retailers has been used by account teams to confirm the achievement of metrics and service-level agreements (SLAs), cross-check penalties computed by retailers and identify root causes of shortfalls such as inadequate supply, insufficient forecasts, or warehouse or transportation delays.

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New Year’s Resolution #1 for Supply Chain Planners: Improve Performance Measurement

Demand Solutions

When measuring order fill rates, many manufacturer and distributors often fudge the numbers to make them look better than they really are. To fill the 8th line item complete we had to ship the product from a DC across the country. Make it your New Year’s resolution to start using this more granular metric. Using these three metrics, I’m confident you can vastly improve your measurement of supply chain performance in 2015.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

performance metrics to influence vendor behavior and impact sourcing choices. As performance reporting metrics capture vendor performance, the company can substantiate penalties for noncompliance and poor performance, recognize or reward high performers, and incent positive results and consistent behavior. Thanks to route optimization, order speed from vendor ship date to DC delivery aligns with demand.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

General warehouse industry statistics Warehousing costs & revenue statistics Warehouse efficiency statistics Labor statistics in the warehousing industry Automation adoption in the warehousing industry Warehouse performance metrics Warehouse automation stats: General warehouse industry statistics 1. Average warehouse capacity utilization among manufacturers is about 68%. Warehouse automation stats: Warehouse performance metrics 42.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

According to the product sheet , “Oracle Global Trade Intelligence provides a dashboard view into the unique metrics by which your customs and compliance operation measures success. Trade Representative, met in Washington, D.C. Finally, an article in USA Today discussed how “snowstorms and frigid temperatures across much of the USA the past six weeks have stalled shipments, forcing some manufacturers to shut down for days and delaying deliveries to some retailers.”

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Network Optimization – What are your Success Criteria?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out To DC Or Not To DC? In Manufacturing, Distribution, Logistics and Retail the effectiveness of your network will make the difference between success and failure. Benchmark metrics (eg. Subscribe Here! Email Address. That is the Warehousing Design Question! Network optimization is a critical issue across all Supply Chains.

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How a WMS Helps Retailers Execute Click & Collect Capabilities

Veridian Solutions

retailers, up to 72 percent, lack click and collect capabilities, reports DC Velocity. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Although this may not seem like a metric to track, knowing the amount of time necessary to pick a click and collect order is essential to making it profitable. Click and collect is not a new concept. It refers to the ability to buy online and pick up in store. The overwhelming majority of U.S.

Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. The method of an integrated, robust WES allows supply chain managers to help manufacturers, or growers and harvesters in the case of produce, discover and act upon problems that led to contamination. That does not mean a WMS lacks value, and in fact, many WMS vendors have blurred the lines between functions of a WMS, WES, and warehouse control system (WCS), asserts Ian Hobkirk of DC Velocity.

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How a WMS Helps Retailers Execute Click & Collect Capabilities

Veridian Solutions

retailers, up to 72 percent, lack click and collect capabilities, reports DC Velocity. Although this may not seem like a metric to track, knowing the amount of time necessary to pick a click and collect order is essential to making it profitable. Fortunately, deploying a robust, enterprise wide WMS can help supply chains meet this need while providing the benefits throughout the entire supply chain, ranging from the distribution center to manufacturers and beyond.

Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. The method of an integrated, robust WES allows supply chain managers to help manufacturers, or growers and harvesters in the case of produce, discover and act upon problems that led to contamination. That does not mean a WMS lacks value, and in fact, many WMS vendors have blurred the lines between functions of a WMS, WES, and warehouse control system (WCS), asserts Ian Hobkirk of DC Velocity.

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Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

BlueYonder

Without a shared set of metrics between the commercial and operational teams, it is extremely difficult to get alignment between them. Examples of shared metrics include customer service levels, inventory turns, sell-through forecast accuracy, total landed cost, and overall profitability of the business. By aligning the metrics between the different supply chain stakeholders, a collaborative spirit between the teams is encouraged.

A Digital Value Network Needs an Accelerated “3-D” Cycle (powered by Incorta)

Supply Chain Action Blog

Digital technologies, such as additive manufacturing, blockchain, and more secure IoT infrastructure, advance the freedom, speed and security of these flows. Target is redesigning the way their DC’s work, creating a flow-through operation with smaller replenishment quantities. Detection of systemic challenges will be a bit more gradual and is based on the metrics that matter to your business, such as customer service, days of supply, etc.,

Digital Orchestration of Your Supply Chain Requires “3-D” Orchestration

Supply Chain Action Blog

Digital technologies, such as additive manufacturing, blockchain, and more secure IoT infrastructure, advance the freedom, speed and security of these flows. Target is redesigning the way their DC’s work, creating a flow-through operation with smaller replenishment quantities. Detection of systemic challenges will be a bit more gradual and is based on the metrics that matter to your business, such as customer service, days of supply, etc.,

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

I am buying a sheep and goat farm alongside a larger space for a garment factory so that I can control where the cashmere and wool is coming from, how it is processed and how it is manufactured before it is sent to my customers. It is absolutely imperative to be in a position to do as much quality control as possible in house, so that all that is required thereafter is shipping from the manufacturer straight to the customer.

Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

Manufacturers may recall stock because of flaws or to replace older products with newer ones. In a manufacturing plant, reverse logistics performance is tied to the money or materials that can be recovered cost-effectively from the returned product. Retailers have often been faster than manufacturers to move to the requisite technology. It makes sense to run reverse logistics as a profit centre with corresponding KPI and metrics.

Detect Problems, Diagnose Causes, and Direct Next Best Actions Before Negative Business Impact

Supply Chain Action Blog

Digital technologies, such as additive manufacturing, blockchain, and more secure IoT infrastructure, advance the freedom, speed and security of these flows. Target is redesigning the way their DC’s work, creating a flow-through operation with smaller replenishment quantities. Detection of systemic challenges will be a bit more gradual and is based on the metrics that matter to your business, such as customer service, days of supply, etc.,

Detect Problems, Diagnose Causes, and Direct Next Best Actions Before Negative Business Impact

Supply Chain Action Blog

Digital technologies, such as additive manufacturing, blockchain, and more secure IoT infrastructure, advance the freedom, speed and security of these flows. Target is redesigning the way their DC’s work, creating a flow-through operation with smaller replenishment quantities. Detection of systemic challenges will be a bit more gradual and is based on the metrics that matter to your business, such as customer service, days of supply, etc.,

The Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

Enterra Insights

… This comes after a survey by Thomas found 60% of North American manufacturers say operations have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.”[1] First, it showed that the full force of the federal government will be brought to bear in the manufacturing of vital medical supplies. In Washington, DC, policy circles, much attention has been paid to areas with a direct impact on defense and national security, such as semiconductors and rare earths.

What makes brands stand out to retailers

Alloy

Know their metrics (and use them). Communicate using each retailer’s key metrics and “language.” Pinpoint the root cause of the issue, such as a particular retailer DC or products. Quite simply, data-driven insights and recommendations.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

For example, a manufacturer may start to package finished goods in a way that eases handling by a logistics service provider who can then offer better prices for stocking and transport. For instance, two manufacturers pool their purchasing to buy more services more cost-efficiently from the same logistics provider. Manufacturers must share information as needed about their business, supply chain, and logistics goals.

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Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

Let’s take a look at the top three characteristics of a fast fashion supply chain: Short lead time from designer’s table to manufacturer. Better communication is the foundation for improving lead times between design and manufacturing. Quick and reactive manufacturing. If the name of the game in e-commerce is getting products closer to your customers , the name of the game in fast fashion is getting manufacturing closer to your retail stores.

Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

Let’s take a look at the top three characteristics of a fast fashion supply chain: Short lead time from designer’s table to manufacturer. Better communication is the foundation for improving lead times between design and manufacturing. Quick and reactive manufacturing. If the name of the game in e-commerce is getting products closer to your customers , the name of the game in fast fashion is getting manufacturing closer to your retail stores.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

For example, a manufacturer may start to package finished goods in a way that eases handling by a logistics service provider who can then offer better prices for stocking and transport. For instance, two manufacturers pool their purchasing to buy more services more cost-efficiently from the same logistics provider. Manufacturers must share information as needed about their business, supply chain, and logistics goals.

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12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

On the other hand, if you’re a business leader who must try to juggle supply chain effectiveness with that of marketing, sales, or manufacture, the following sections highlight the supply chain basics that your company must get right in order to maximise revenue and profit. There are still a vast number of sales and manufacturing organisations out there that have never defined exactly how their supply chain will support their business.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Half of them are what we call 1PL — so they’re other retailers and manufacturers who are operating their warehouses. And, again, with the power of the marketplace in scale, you start to get comparative metrics. Well, imagine being able to measure those metrics in an apples-to-apples way across hundreds of providers. And when you go start to look for a new provider, those metrics are available so that you can compare even before working with them.

Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

Let’s take a look at the top three characteristics of a fast fashion supply chain:</p> <ol><li><h5><strong><em> Short lead time from designer’s table to manufacturer </em></strong></h5></li></ol><p>Better communication is the foundation for improving lead times between design and manufacturing.

Full List of President Trump’s Tariffs on $34 Billion of Chinese Goods

Freight Plus

Machinery for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food or drink, nesoi. Parts of machinery for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food or drink, other than sugar manufacturing, nesoi. Machine tools operated by laser, of a kind used solely or principally for manufacture of printed circuits. Machine tools operated by light or photon beam processes, of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture of printed circuits.

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