Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. In many cases the use of single sourcing, or sole sourcing, Procurement strategies has limited the ability for Supply Chains to access alternate sources of supply and more rapidly support higher than normal demand levels. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing? procurement #purchasing #sourcing.

Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. These all focus on achieving efficient distribution and movement of finished products. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management. This includes outbound distribution management centers, inbound warehouses and cross docking.

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12 Distribution Center Best Practices You Need to Implement Today

Cerasis

You know better than anybody that the layman would probably never believe how complicated distribution center management can be. Below are 12 distribution center best practices and other ideas to help you look for ways to make your operations and work environment sing like the well-oiled machines they are. . Order picking and distribution of any kind is a time-sensitive business, but when workers feel rushed, corners get cut —?and Distribution

The Impact of Mobile Commerce on Distribution Companies

Cerasis

Distribution companies are going to have some of the biggest impacts from mobile commerce. According to Clean Link , avoiding necessary updates within a given distribution system may result in information bottlenecks and lead to problems for the end-user. Also, updates are starting to become routine and frequent, so avoiding even a few updates could cause problems in your distribution network. Apps are easy to use, quick to load on smartphones and a source of information.

Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. The post Outsourcing Sourcing! Subscribe Here!

Distributed order management for the communications sector

The Network Effect

In our first post , we explained that the purpose of a distributed order management (DOM) system is to intelligently broker orders across the various systems and processes utilized by the multiple parties involved in replenishing an order. If you’re interested in learning more I suggest you read the new whitepaper, “ Top Supply Chain Trend: Distributed Order Management “. The post Distributed order management for the communications sector appeared first on The Network Effect.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The last thing we needed was a Distribution Centre disaster. Products were arriving at our Distribution Centres from all over the world at an unprecedented rate so that we could in turn send them out to the Retail stores over the next few months. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Distribution Models in Vietnam: Primary, Secondary, and Last-mile Distribution

Abivin

There are 3 common models regarding distribution in Vietnam: Primary distribution, Secondary distribution, and Last-mile distribution. Primary Distribution Primary distribution is the allocation of finished saleable goods from original vendor supply points (manufacturers/factories/assembly plants) to distribution centers (DCs) or distributors. Source: Department for Transport [DfT] (2007).

What is a Multichannel Distribution Management System?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Many businesses begin with single-channel distribution. The advantage of a single-channel distribution management system is simplicity. Identifying and solving these issues can help ensure that a multi-channel distribution management system reaches its full potential. The Definition of a Multi-Channel Distribution Management System. When distributing a product, each “channel” is an additional avenue to reach customers. Multi-Channel Distribution Technology.

Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution

The Network Effect

Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape–five big things, to be exact. This is evolving rapidly as industrial distribution consolidation continues to pick up pace, and it is also fueled by both eager sellers and eager buyers. Another price reduction avenue is to cut out your supplier and go directly to the source and offer your clients private label. Industrial distribution is experiencing a huge transformation—and so must you.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

It has been a huge challenge to understand what is changing moment-to-moment, let alone predicting what will happen, so eft by Reuters sat down in a webinar with experts working at the coalface of inventory planning and distribution to understand what can be done to survive and thrive. We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Organising distribution effectively in a country like that is clearly no easy task. million euros of working capital and reduce distribution costs by 200,000 euros a year.

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Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies

AFFLINK

Make a comprehensive list of the equipment that you need before you begin sourcing these items. Food: Baked Goods, Food, and Beverage Distribution. Many restaurants go through a separate distributor for their regular food items and baked goods, as they can source baked goods locally that are fresher. Restaurants often run on very lean profit margins, and they need to be able to source their products reliably.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Products were arriving at our Distribution Centres from all over the world at an unprecedented rate so that we could in turn send them out to the Retail stores over the next few months. As I sat there my Distribution Centre leader called me. Much of the product was sourced from vendors all over the world, most significantly from Asia, where the company had absolutely zero experience in sourcing, supplier management, or logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

But I’m sure many of you in the wholesale and distribution business are thinking: “ What does 2019 hold for the wholesale and distribution industry? They range from small-batch soap manufacturing to the distribution of sports car parts. So I think we’re well qualified to present a general outlook for the wholesale and distribution industry. Business costs will rise for those who are sourcing some or most of their raw materials or goods from China.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. It provides greater possibilities for customizing products to better suit the local market than producing exactly the same product in one or two locations for global distribution.

Built for Yesterday’s Consumer: The Demise of Malls and Traditional Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

E-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment are the main drivers of transformational change in retail supply chains, but two other trends also illustrate how retail supply chain networks are changing: the declining role of shopping malls, and the type of distribution facilities retailers and third-party logistics providers are investing in today compared to just a few years ago. Further up the distribution chain, as e-commerce volumes grow, so will the need for more logistics space.

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is the difference between Logistics and Distribution? Without consulting a dictionary both Logistics and Distribution suggest imagery involving the movement of goods. Let’s start by considering the common definitions that are used for each of Logistics and Distribution.

How To Effectively Run A Distribution Business In Indonesia?

Abivin

Distribution is one of the most important businesses in Indonesia with relevant activities of wholesale, import, export, and retail represented in the process. Distribution is defined as an essential business that makes products available for purchase by allocating it through the market. Transportation, packaging, and delivery are included in distribution steps. Image Source) I. This distributor has partnered up with large corporations in their distribution process.

Why “Distributed Order Management” is a top retail trend and why you should care

The Network Effect

Today I want to talk about an important concept in retail–Distributed Order Management (“DOM”). The best way to achieve this is to provide a single, global view of all inventory available in order to intelligently source the line item components of that order, ensuring that the business can meet both current and future customer demand while optimizing inventory, logistics, and asset utilization.

The Future of the Distribution System: New Technologies: Part 2 of 3

Cerasis

In part 2 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the new technologies that are introduced and how they effect your distribution system. There are several new technologies that have either already impacted distribution or will soon do so. The new, powerful and highly profitable companies active in the distribution space have strong incentives to introduce new technologies, both to further increase profitability and to consolidate their power.

Job opening: Associate Director European Distribution at Astellas

Supply Chain Movement

Associate Director European Distribution. Alternatively they are sourced from contract manufacturers or Astellas sites outside EMEA. In this position you will co-develop, document and implement the supply chain strategy in relation to the transport and distribution process of the European products. Knowledge of best practices in warehousing and transport for pharmaceutical distribution in Europe and worldwide.

The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution. The questions are endless and they illustrate the complexities involved with food distribution, especially when you take food safety regulations, perishability, and other factors into consideration too.

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Blockchain for Responsible Sourcing – Where Does It Fit?

SupplyShift

Does the vast potential of this promising technology mean that companies of all sizes and stages should be rebuilding their responsible sourcing systems from the ground up to include it? Or is blockchain still an experiment relegated mainly to the process of tracking products from the source through known supply chains, without much to offer companies looking to comprehensively evaluate environmental and social risks within the supply chain?

10 Tips: Sourcing Refrigerated LTL for Food and Confectionery Distribution

West Coast and California Logistics

If your company produces food and/or confectionery products, chances are you’re already familiar with refrigerated LTL services such as those provided by third-party logistics (3PL) companies. The question is: is your current LTL delivery network as safe, efficient and cost-effective as it could be? Transportation Strategies 3PL Outsourcing Cold Chain Managment Refrigerated Trucking Food Logistics Confectionery Logistics logistics in California

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries. Source: Grainger Q1 2017 Earnings Call ). These technologies have the potential to dramatically reshape best practices within distribution and logistics companies, and can strategically redefine value propositions to their customers.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Second, blockchains are decentralized and distributed. Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Luckily, blockchain’s distributed nature solves that as well. Always Available: A Shared, DistributedSource of Truth”. By its very definition, the supply chain world is distributed. Blockchain’s distributed nature solves this challenge, again by completely sidestepping the problem.

7 “Costequences” of Distribution Network Misalignment

Logistics Bureau

As leading supply companies have begun to realise, an essential need is arising to look at distribution networks in a new wa y. Static plans with a five-year horizon will no longer ensure supply chain optimality , and once distribution network misalignment starts to creep in, so will inflation of network costs. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to stop distribution network misalignment. 7 Expensive Blights of Misaligned Distribution Networks.

Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution

Tompkins Blog

Big things are happening in todays industrial distribution landscapefive big. In terms of convenience, todays speed of delivery is getting local. This is evolving rapidly as industrial distribution consolidation continues to pick up pace, and it is also fueled by both eager sellers and eager buyers. Another price reduction avenue is to cut out your supplier and go directly to the source and offer your clients private label. By Jim Tompkins.

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight

Jaggaer

More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success. The “fast fashion trend”, which means that collections are distributed in shorter, and shorter periods of time, has transformed the procurement function.

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Brexit: What’s the Impact on U.S. Supply Chains?

The Network Effect

Leadership and Strategy Supply Chain Management Brexit distribution EU sourcing supply chain trade UKAmong the issues surfacing related to the impacts of the British vote to exit the European Union are questions regarding changes in supply chains, particularly by those owned by U.S. companies. Although the majority of immediate concerns has been driven by questions related to financial markets, as well as, of course, the political chaos occurring […].

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics. Digitalization is transforming every aspect of business across all industries, particularly impacting the distribution and logistics industries. Source: Grainger Q1 2017 Earnings Call ). These technologies have the potential to dramatically reshape best practices within distribution and logistics companies, and can strategically redefine value propositions to their customers.

Turn your Brick And Mortar Stores into E-Commerce Distribution Hubs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

So how can Brick And Mortar Retailers turn their stores into a competitive advantage plus a source of greater profitability? Distribution Centre Capacity and Location. Turning your Brick and Mortar Stores into E-Commerce Distribution Hubs. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

10 Reasons to Review Your Distribution Network Design

Logistics Bureau

After being largely ignored for many years, distribution network design has recently surged to the top of the priority list for many supply chain leaders. Still, the addition, removal, or relocation of supply points in a distribution network is no small undertaking, so until something actually breaks, necessitating a change, some prefer to maintain the status quo. Distribution network design has surged to the top of the priority list for supply chain leaders.

What is “push” and “pull” distribution?” – Part 14

APICS

It was also stated that there are two essential criteria to consider when selecting a pull technique: 1) distribution lead time, and 2) the originating source of replenishment: either an outside supplier or an internal plant. In the previous blog a variety of pull system techniques were introduced: electronic techniques (EDI, CPFR, QR, and POS); a lean technique (kanban); and computer application-based (ROP and DRP).

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