Tue.Nov 05, 2019

Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies


It's important for any business to begin with the right suppliers — but it's even more important for those in the food services industry. Food service companies need to be able to procure supplies quickly in order to operate, and the cost of their supplies directly impacts their bottom line.

Escaping the supply chain Catch-22: customer service vs. rising costs


Retail supply chains catching up to Amazon. Competition to make and distribute consumer goods is at an all time high. Despite cries of a retail apocalypse, retailers like Walmart, Costco, and Target are all outperforming Amazon in the stock market this year.

What is MRO and Why is it Important?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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[PODCAST] The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?


Listen to “The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?” ” on Spreaker.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

As I noted in Part 1 of this article, analysts at Gartner predict circular economies will replace today’s wasteful linear economies over the next decade or so. In order for that to happen, both supply chains and consumer habits must significantly change. Steven Steutermann, managing vice president in the Gartner supply chain practice, states, “To turn around a supply chain system, 10 years is not a long time. CSCOs should deploy change management programs and start pilots now.

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Your Advanced Multi-Echelon Inventory Planning for SAP Business One


SAP Business One inventory management software offers inventory management, manufacturing, and purchasing capabilities that can help improve supply chain management. Now, available with multiple location capabilities it offers more for growing companies. Inventory Planning SAP Business One

Supply Chain Planning is Easy


Not So for Execution of the Plan. P lanning is probably the second oldest profession in the world! Just about everything we do requires some form of planning. What really matters is the quality and accuracy of the plans.

FDA Warns of Significant Drug Shortages – What Gives?


In a recent report, the FDA has warned of significant drug shortages in the U.S. These shortages are affecting approximately 130 drugs that are commonly used in the treatment of medical conditions or used in surgical procedures.

5 Key Takeaways From CSR Risk and Performance Index 2019


The third edition of the Global CSR Risk and Performance Index , offers key insights on supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis in the calendar years 2016-2018 . The report provides comprehensive snapshots of nine industry divisions as well as performance comparisons by company size and region.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

5 Tips for Shippers to Improve Freight Delivery to Meet Customer Expectations


The post 5 Tips for Shippers to Improve Freight Delivery to Meet Customer Expectations appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Capacity Challenges Supply Chain Trends Value of a TMS Blog Posts

Food Waste Reduction Demands New Supply Chain Solutions

RELEX Solutions

What was once the grocery industry’s dirty little secret is now under the spotlight of consumer scrutiny: food retailers waste food. Consumer demand for ethical products certainly makes waste reduction a loyalty concern for grocers , but the financial repercussions can be staggering.

The Average Savings Found After a Freight Bill Audit


Shippers spend an average of 10% of gross expenses on transportation management. Aside from labor costs, transportation management, including paying carriers and sending freight, forms a lion share of costs to run a business in the modern world.

Financial Optimization: What Do You Need to Succeed in 2020?

River Logic

S&OP Prescriptive Analytics Integrated Business Planning Financial Planning Optimization IBP Financial Optimization

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

Customization and Personalization on the Rise in Product Packaging


Customization and personalization may be the key to increasing products' appeal. Consumer Products Retail Labeling Logistics Brand Integrity Labeling Trends

What Is Project Cargo Logistics?

PLS Logistics

What does project cargo logistics mean? Project cargo, or project freight logistics, is a special type of freight shipping that suggests moving high-volume and high-price freight.

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Expanded RapidResponse capabilities are here!


by Alexa Cheater Ask more of your planning platform. Kinaxis® has expanded its RapidResponse® platform.

Atlantic ports drive demand for flatbeds

DAT Solutions

Flatbed rates and load-to-truck ratios trended down in October compared to September, but there a some bright spots as we start the month of November. Rate Trend of the Week

How To Improve Your Shipper-Carrier Relationship

Segmentation: In the era of digitization and personalization, can you afford to have a single supply chain strategy?


The post Segmentation: In the era of digitization and personalization, can you afford to have a single supply chain strategy? appeared first on Chainalytics. Uncategorized cost to serve analytics Cost-to-Serve supply chain segmentation Supply Chain Strategy total cost to serve

Good Design Controls Are Critical to Avoid FDA Issues

Arena Solutions

We recently sat down with a few medical device companies to discuss how they deal with FDA requirements around design controls. We will share their experiences in this three-part series, but first want to lay the foundation for the design control discussion.

Backing into Safety Stock is the Safe Play

The Smart Software

Safety stock is a critical component in any system of inventory management. Indeed, some inventory software treats safety stock as the key decision variable in the quest to balance inventory cost against item availability. Unfortunately, that approach is not the best way to strike the balance.

Making the case for an Integration Platform as a Service [Aberdeen webinar recap]


An enterprise cannot run efficiently without a solid iPaaS solution for its integration demands. Handling your enterprise can involve the integration of a double-digit number of unique data sources from an increasingly complex mix of deployment types.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

What are the components of fulfillment costs?

6 River Systems

Order fulfillment costs are the total costs of storing inventory, processing orders and delivering orders to the end consumer.

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Optimizing Output Through Vendor Managed Inventory


In any business that deals in physical products, its inventory is its number one concern. Having a surplus means potential wastage and reduced efficiency, while having a deficiency means the inability to fulfill orders.

Supply Chain Brain Video Interview: How 'Visible' Is the Supply Chain Today?


Tive CEO, Krenar Komoni, recently sat down with Supply Chain Brain editor Bob Bowman to discuss how supply chain visibility has changed over the years and where it is headed. Supply Chain Visibility Tive

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[WHITE PAPER] Warehouse Management’s Role in Improving Customer Experience

Veridian Solutions

The modern warehouse offers an opportunity to connect with customers in new ways, reduce carrying costs, and increase efficiency.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

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

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.