Thu.Mar 23, 2017

Teaching Case – Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer

SCM Research

The Case Centre has recently selected the winners of their 2017 Awards and Competitions. This year’s winning case in the Production and Operations Management category is closely related to supply chain management: Zara: The World’s Largest Fashion Retailer , written by Kasra Ferdows, Jose A.D. Machuca & Michael Lewis. This case is an updated version of the 15th in the ranking of top 40 overall best selling Zara case.

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The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers

The Network Effect

Supply chain control towers fulfill a real need. But there are many variations. Which is best? Why the interest. The post The Rise of Supply Chain Control Towers appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect control towers supply chain management

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Improving Logistics Efficiency: How Cities Can Join Forces to Combat Traffic Congestion

TMC

Many big cities around the world have implemented environmentally sustainable programs to reduce the traffic snarls that add cost to urban supply chains. Can the expertise they have gained in introducing these solutions be transferred to other traffic-choked cities? A European project called SOLUTIONS developed a framework for such an exchange of expertise. The project was completed in October 2016, but the work continues. Progress in pairs.

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Major Food Companies Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey and others have committed to working together to end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. read more. Global Supply Chain News

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Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

E-Commerce Reshaping the Face of Logistics

ModusLink Corporation

It is no secret that the entire retail landscape has endured some major changes over the last few years to accommodate the rapid proliferation of e-commerce. As direct-to-consumer order fulfillment has continued to evolve and consumers have fully developed their taste and expectations for instant gratification, retailers have had to depend heavily on their logistics […]. The post E-Commerce Reshaping the Face of Logistics appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

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Improving Logistics Efficiency: How Cities Can Join Forces to Combat Traffic Congestion

TMC

Many big cities around the world have implemented environmentally sustainable programs to reduce the traffic snarls that add costs to urban supply chains. Can the expertise they have gained in introducing these solutions be transferred to other traffic-choked cities? A European project called SOLUTIONS developed a framework for such an exchange of expertise. The project was completed in October 2016, but the work continues. Progress in pairs.

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Gain Insight from a Panel of 3PL Experts at SCLF2017!

Tompkins Blog

By Tompkins International Staff On May 8th to May 10th, join us at the 2017 Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum (SCLF) in Durham, NC! We have a great line up of speakers in addition to our three keynote speakers, Jim Tompkins, Tim Lowe, and Ernie Keith. Learn from all of our speakers about the. The post Gain Insight from a Panel of 3PL Experts at SCLF2017! appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog Leadership Forum sclf2017 speakers Supply Chain

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Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation

synchrono

End-to-end Visibility for Real-time Coordination, Communication, and Commitment. By applying demand-driven methods and synchronizing processes, manufacturers are reaching new levels of communication, profitability, and customer responsiveness. Demand-Dr iven Manufacturing incorporates the best of Lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and Lean Six Sigma principles.

Advanced Supply Chains wins Decathlon contract

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Logistics operator, Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), has won a £1 million a year distribution services contract with sports retailer Decathlon

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

How The Carmack Amendment Applies to Freight Claims When Partnered with a 3PL

Cerasis

For decades, carriers have been subject to the Carmack Amendment’s exceptions and statutes that define liability. However, the surge in manufacturing and increasing presence of international shipping have changed the way shippers look at the Amendment.

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Picking the Right Supply Chain Design for a Growing Food Business

MIT Supply Chain

Designing supply routes during periods of rapid growth when market conditions can change rapidly can be a major challenge for retailers. SCM program graduates Cyril Khamsi and Veronica Stolear developed a model for evaluating the cost trade-offs between multiple supply network designs under a variety of business scenarios. The research was carried out in collaboration […].

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Talking the Logistics of Dynamic Pool Distribution with Adrian Gonzalez

3GTMS

While the concept of pool distribution isn’t new, it’s gained new attention recently as more companies incorporate it into their logistics strategies. Why the sudden spotlight on pool distribution? In this episode of Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez, 3Gtms vice president of logistics J.P. Wiggins discusses the new approaches to pool distribution and the latest in TMS software driving its popularity – in the B2B world as much as in the B2C one.

Supply Chain News on Walmart and Amazon by the Numbers 2017 Part 2

Supply Chain Digest

More Analysis from Our Annual Review of the Two Most Important Retailers in the World

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

The changing landscape of barcode labeling: Part 2 [Video]

Loftware

Welcome back to the Loftware blog and our look at the new role of barcode labeling in a variety of industries. Video Labeling

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Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

“People continue to flock to cities for several reasons,” writes Andrew Meola (@andrewmeola), “such as employment opportunities, lifestyle, and more. … Continued. The post Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, and Cognitive Computing appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Cognitive Computing Connectivity Internet of Things Smart Cities Technology Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

Top Causes of Warehouse Accidents

Consumer Goods Logistics

In our recent paper, “ Safety in Logistics Operations ,” we discuss the importance of having a high-performance safety culture in your logistics operation. Such a culture not only makes sense from a human/interpersonal standpoint, it also will have a significant impact on your bottom line. Logistics Safety

‘Substantial Doubt Exists’ for Sears’ Ability to Continue - Sears Today, Walmart Tomorrow?

Supply Chain 24/7

Sears Holdings finally admitted it probably can't survive as a going concern this week, Sears has lost over $10B since 2010 - when it last showed a profit - and owes over $4B to its creditors

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Digital Order Fulfillment: The Game Has Forever Changed

Achieving cost-effective OTIF delivery across multiple channels requires a dynamic approach. Digital order fulfillment can help businesses adopt a more intelligent, agile, and holistic strategy that drives true optimization and customer loyalty.

Vendor Compliance in an Omnichannel World

Supply Chain Digest

With eCommerce Roiling the Retail Sector, Vendor Compliance Needs to Evolve

Casey at the Wheel

Tailwind

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mud-Flap Nine that day. There were three full loads and just two trucks, one hour to go. And when Cooney called in sick, and Barrows did the same. A sickly silence fell upon the dispatchers on the floor. One straggled to the water cooler in despair. The other. clung to that hope that springs eternal in a businessman’s soul. They thought, if only one driver could make it back to the yard at that.

Is Your Product Return Policy Helping or Hurting Your Business?

Logistyx

If Your Returns Policy Hasn’t Been Revamped in a While, It Probably Should Be ~ As e-commerce sales grow, it’s no surprise that the issue of customer returns is a hot topic. Returns can take a healthy bite out of profit margins, particularly for online stores. According to an Invesp infographic for online return rate […].

New Freight Rates from Ottawa ON

Freightera

We just brought in new freight lanes connecting Ottawa to other cities in Canada, and with these come new freight rates! Updated March 23, 2017: LTL Freight Rates from Ottawa ON. LTL shipping – One pallet, 48” by 48” by 48”, 500 lbs. Ottawa to Arnprior, ON. Previously: $96.14 New Rate: $92.28 Ottawa to Barrie, ON. Previously: $125.78 New Rate: $100.00 Ottawa to Brockville, ON. Previously: 132.28 New Rate: $82.65 Ottawa to Cornwall, ON. Previously: $96.13 New Rate: $82.65

How Does Your Inventory Optimization Process Compare to Peers?

The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your inventory optimization process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!