How to Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working

Cerasis

Knowing that your distribution fulfillment strategy is working gives you a better insight into how your business is performing. Supply chain leaders must learn to recognize the warning signs of risky fulfillment strategies, the indicators of success, and how to.read More. The post How to Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Beyond Digital: The Physical Transformation of Supply Chain Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

There are two sides to the supply chain transformation coin: the digital and the physical. Read more Beyond Digital: The Physical Transformation of Supply Chain Distribution Networks.

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Pharma at the Forefront: How Vaccine Distribution Challenges Are Accelerating ‘The Cognitive Supply Chain’

Logistics Viewpoints

As researchers around the world race to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, pharma companies also face another daunting challenge: how to distribute hundreds of millions of highly sensitive vaccine doses, quickly and accurately, across the country and the world.

Troubling Trends in Supply Chain Design: An Uptick in Bad Models and Collapsing Teams

CHAINalytics

Both of these options seem alright on the surface, but do they stand up to the realities of building and sustaining a supply chain … The post Troubling Trends in Supply Chain Design: An Uptick in Bad Models and Collapsing Teams appeared first on Chainalytics.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. This webinar will cover: Strategies for making high-level decisions about your network design and inventory distribution.

5 Key Steps to Improve Your Distribution Network

Cerasis

The strategies of supply chain management are of paramount importance when it comes to boosting the profitability of the business and distribution network. The post 5 Key Steps to Improve Your Distribution Network appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Distribution Distribution Network

Rising Above Supply Chain Disruptions

DELMIA Quintiq

What they need is a supply chain solution that will enable them to stay on top of problems, minimize damage and stay ahead of competitors. It is a necessary part of supply chain risk management. To manage everyday risks and black swan events, you need a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions. But what are the characteristics of a resilient supply chain? Are you making the most of your supply chain?

Responding to Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19

AIMMS

It’s taking a profound humanitarian and economic toll , impacting supply cha ins in many ways. Our team put several resources together to help supply chain organizations navigate through this crisis safely. . The next 2-4 weeks are critical to understand the exposure throughout your value chain, take actions to address anticipated shortages , and ensure resource requirements to restart.

21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization

Cerasis

The post 21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Automation Distribution Supply Chain distribution center automationPicture the typical retail warehouse of 15 years ago: Workers rode around on forktrucks and pallet jacks, picking and putting away product by the pallet load, loading trailers for single stores, or several at a time.

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

Cerasis

It is easy to make analytics the cornerstone of warehouse and distribution center management. While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes. Siloed Data Must Be United for True Supply Chain Inventory Optimization. Analytics Integrate Inventory Management Into All Supply Chain Processes.

Conquering COVID-19: An Assault Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain Distribution

Distributing COVID-19 vaccines will require the involvement of governments, NGO's logistics companies and other stakeholders. Written by the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society in collaboration with IDC, with input from other organisations, this blueprint looks at the factors and issues that will need to be addressed from a supply chain perspective and the Vaccine Distribution Ecosystem (VDE) required to do so.

The shape of a supply chain distribution network

Kinaxis

by Iman Niroomand Today, I’d like to discuss distribution networks shapes. A distribution network is a channel that a company uses to get its products from the manufacturer to the end customer. The shape of this distribution network could vary from a small and simple size network to very complicated networks such as power grid network. Among these factors, response time gets higher weight in establishing the distribution shape.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Otherwise known as a distributed ledger, the automatic recording of data into the blockchain allows for cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum or Bitcoin to serve as way more than just a store of value.

Five Technological Advances that Will Transform Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

The global manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and the regulatory requirements of countries have always made pharmaceutical supply chains a challenge. Read more Five Technological Advances that Will Transform Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Visibility.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” First, great supply chains are agile.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many risks and uncertainties in supply chain networks. Materials shortages , demand fluctuations and plan t closures have led many organizations to revisit their supplier relationships, as well as distribution and production locations. Current Technologies in Use for Supply Chain Network Design . The y needed to assess if closing some of their distribution centers made sense from a cost stance. .

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

Modern distribution technology has significantly changed how suppliers get their products to end-users, and consumers are driving changes in how Distributors use technology to better their business processes. As a result, you need to understand what distribution technology trends, as explained by Advantage Business Media and Lindsay Konzak of Modern Distribution Management , are being seen in today's distribution network and how they will impact future operations.

The Challenges of Designing a Pan-European Distribution Network

CHAINalytics

However, even though the continent’s land mass is larger than that of the United States, its geography, service preferences, mix of cultures, languages, and geographic wealth distribution present a unique set of challenges that add complexity to distribution network … The post The Challenges of Designing a Pan-European Distribution Network appeared first on Chainalytics. Europe is home to some of the world’s largest economies which makes it an attractive market.

The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. Many of the following distribution center metrics to track closely mirror those found within transportation and manufacturing, but this listing will focus on those involved in distribution centers. What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking?

Getting Started with Supply Chain Network Modeling

CHAINalytics

A company’s ability to evaluate multiple “what-if” scenarios and make rapid decisions with a high level of confidence is what keeps supply chains moving during disruptions like COVID-19. Here’s how to get started. My colleague Jeff Zoroya recently explained how you can … The post Getting Started with Supply Chain Network Modeling appeared first on Chainalytics.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I helped to implement early versions of Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP). (I Life is also busy at Supply Chain Insights.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

Cerasis

Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations. This year’s report focused on the continual rise in terrorist attacks and how it will continue to affect the supply chain. Supply Chain

Distribution Center Robots: How Robots Continue to Power the Distribution Center

Cerasis

Spurred by the record-breaking growth of e-commerce and rising labor costs, robots can have a very positive impact in distribution centers when implemented correctly. E-commerce defines the state of global supply chains today. To meet rising demand, supply chain executives must begin considering new ways to increase the capacity of their existing facilities. Why Do Companies Fear Distribution Center Robots and Their Implementation?

Modernizing Fulfillment Centers: Why Fulfillment & Distribution Centers Must Correspond With E-Commerce & Supply Chain Technology

Cerasis

On average, e-commerce sales are growing five-times faster than brick-and-mortar retail, but today’s fulfillment distribution centers face significant growing pains. Modern warehousing technology must correspond with the explosion of technology in e-commerce and throughout supply chains for these key reasons. Paper-based warehousing systems are simply too inefficient to keep pace with the demands of e-commerce and an omnichannel supply chain.

Supply Chain Recognition in Times of Disruption

DELMIA Quintiq

Supply Chains and Integrated Logistics. The crisis generated by Covid-19 brought as one of its aspects, the notion of the extension of supply chains and integrated logistics, its impacts on the businesses of the companies, and the lives of people. In the current scenario, it became clear the perception of the links in the chain and the supply of products often have a long way to go before reaching the customer or consumer.

The Guide to Writing a Supply Chain Management Plan

Cerasis

Whether you operate in a brick-and-mortar business model or frequently collaborate with international companies, supply management can effectively make or break your company. Having a stable influx of goods to distribute or refine into higher quality goods lies in the essence of any business’ infrastructure. The post The Guide to Writing a Supply Chain Management Plan appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. Furthermore, analytics are becoming more widely available through the cloud, and manufacturers and distributors of any size can reap significant benefits from implementing analytics in their operation, explains Eric Smith of Modern Distribution Management.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices! I was in the Retail Industry which meant that in Supply Chain this was the beginning of the frantic Holiday season. The last thing we needed was a Distribution Centre disaster. As I sat there my Distribution Centre leader called me. We had a real Distribution Centre disaster on our hands. Distribution Centre Disaster in Conclusion.

Understanding supply chain dimensions to maximize ROI

Kinaxis

by Richard Cushing To improve supply chain management and to maximize the return on inventory investment, it’s imperative to understand the supply chain dimensions that help define how your inventory is consumed. Chances are the supply chain managers are already intuitively aware of just how critical these two components are to their operations. Supply chain dimensions easily escape attention.

How Slotting Optimization Technology Fosters Strategic Improvement for Distribution Centers

Cerasis

Today, warehouse managers face an endless battle with a growing number of products and limited storage capacity, and among distribution center managers, the challenge of warehouse slotting is even more difficult. So, distribution center managers who leverage strategic slotting optimization technology could cut picking costs by up to 50 percent. The revenue of a given distribution center is directly related to its carrying costs. Distribution Supply Chain Technology

Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?

ToolsGroup

In an ever-changing global economy with all its unexpected twists and turns, supply chain leaders are looking for a way to be ready for anything the real world throws at them. When we can rapidly and efficiently respond to whatever surprises tomorrow brings, we ensure a higher degree of supply chain stability in today’s interconnected, global world. It boils down to three essential supply chain capabilities: Predict, Protect and Perform.

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.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

Top Three Supply Chain Best Practices to Compete with Amazon

Tecsys

Amazon’s foray into the business-to-business (B2B) space with Amazon Business puts distributors at risk of… The post Top Three Supply Chain Best Practices to Compete with Amazon appeared first on Tecsys. Distribution Management Posts Supply Chain Warehouse Management

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

The virus continues to compromise supply chains and disrupt companies at a troubling rate, but a re businesses prepared from a supply chain planning perspective? . The era of globalization has enabled supply chains to be broader and more connected. As a result , the resilienc e of supply chain plan ning is being called into question. The study include d firms in the retail, manufacturing and distribution verticals.