Mon.Mar 18, 2019

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management


Introduction. Growing up in the 1990s, you might have heard the term “Six Sigma” at the dinner table or in the news. It is not the name of an elite special forces team. Instead, it refers to a quality management improvement process used by large scale manufacturers.

How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain


What’s the Big Deal? Drones are classified as “a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) which typically refers to a pilotless aircraft that operates through a combination of technologies, including computer vision, artificial intelligence, object avoidance tech, and others.” Their flexibility to perform virtually any report or inspection and easily collect and share data has allowed them […]. The post How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

Enabling Teamwork in Packaging Artwork Management


Collaboration is essential to get a finished package design done. Retail Labeling

Boeing's Supply Chain Waits for Answers, Too

Material Handling & Logistics

The direct impact on Boeing suppliers may be minimal, but it's a looming point of worry for a sector that hasn't had much of anything to worry about during the past few years

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market


When a business finds itself in a declining market, failing to stay in lock step with customer demand poses an existential threat. Trends and other market forces that impact commercial opportunities need to appear on the planning radar.

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How a Site Survey Benefits You


If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing it right. That’s the approach we take each time we start a relationship with a new customer. Our time-tested Solution Process is our approach to delivering world-class technology that improves the efficiency of the supply chain.

The Role of Data Inaccuracy in Poor Omnichannel Experiences

Veridian Solutions

Poor data quality and accuracy are two of the most significant risks to omnichannel experiences. Applying the wrong data can result in poor omnichannel experiences and tarnish your brand. Supply chain leaders need to understand this fact and how to avoid risk.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76.

Eliminating Data Silos

Enterra Insights

Silos have been symbols of farming for decades. Today, however, one is more likely to read about data silos in businesses than storage silos on farms. Business silos, and the data contained in them, are remnants of industrial age organizations. Half a dozen years ago Laurie Sullivan ( @LaurieSullivan ) wrote, “In the past the departments like sales, marketing, customer service, public relations, and supply chain typically used their own datasets, keeping the information in silos.”[1]

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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.

What Does Reinventing Retail in an Omnichannel World Mean?

Veridian Solutions

Retail is dying. Or… retail is thriving. Those opposing thoughts exist in every aspect of today’s evolving supply chains; although, the conversation changes based on who is talking, says Trevor Sumner via Forbes.

5 Reasons Why Parcel Rapid Delivery is to Become the Shipping Standard for 2019


Parcel rapid delivery is used to describe same-day and next-day delivery, but it actually implies any delivery requiring two or fewer days to complete.

6 Signs Your Business is Achieving Efficient Inventory Management


Did you know that better inventory management and control is one of the biggest parts of running a successful business and yet it is one that is often put on the back burner for misconceptions of that it is not a major profitable pursuit? Business owners know that holding inventory stock ties up a lot of cash, that’s why good inventory management is crucial for all businesses.

The Most Profitable Hub and Spoke Replenishment Model

Herlitz Inventory Management

Retailers with multiple locations inevitably have to deal with higher inventory costs because they need to hold the same items in multiple locations. As a result, distribution costs tend to be higher as well.

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The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

Move Manufacturing Production to Malaysia From China?

Insights Solutions Global

The cost of investing in China is increasing, and trade war limits the profit. So these companies ultimately choose Malaysia, including HP, IKEA, and H&M. Is Malaysia a place that irreplaceable? How to manage your supply chain better? The post Move Manufacturing Production to Malaysia From China? appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Insight

Rising costs to challenge supply chain in 2019


Companies at all stages of the supply chain are expecting rising costs in 2019, says eyefortransport’s new Supply Chain Hot Trends 2019 report , which is free to download now.

Debugging Tools for Network Optimization


Introduction Supply Chain Guru is a tool that is easy to use. Tables and Fields are all pre-populated, and users just need to convert and translate the company data into the information a model need.

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Streamlining and Automating the Procure-to-Pay Process

Talking Logistics

Streamlining and automating the procure-to-pay (P2P) process is something many companies are focused on, especially those dealing with hundreds, if not thousands, of suppliers and high volumes of purchase orders, shipments, and invoices. What are the current challenges companies are facing in their efforts to streamline and automate their P2P processes? How is technology helping companies achieve their objectives? What is the business case for this automation?

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Extending API Management with iPaaS–API integration the next logical step!


Ten years ago, we took on a strategy to build REST APIs for our products–to build our UI on those APIs and at the same time publish these APIs as *the* product APIs.

Finding Truck Capacity Is More Than Location Data: The Carrier Intelligence Game


Starting with Location Data Creating a carrier system of records and intelligence system will be the first step towards freight brokerage digitization. What is carrier intelligence and why is it so critical for a freight brokerage to implement?

GPS-overlay boosts efficiency in deliveries and pick-ups

BluJay Solutions

The integration of what3word’s geolocation-based addressing technology into BluJay’s Global Trade Network opens new opportunities for cost-savings in the final mile. See how in the full article by The National Business Review.

Groundbreaking tool offers clearest view of freight trends

DAT Solutions

Pricing freight is all about supply and demand, and nothing lets you measure the markets faster than DAT's Hot Market Maps.

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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.

Solving Retail Pain Points – Connecting Old to New – Part II

Repl Group

How much would it cost to replace all your legacy systems? Depending on the size of your business, it could be hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of pounds. For most organisations, costly, high-risk, time-consuming replatforming programmes are out of the question.

Manufacturers Find Pot of Gold at the End of the Cloud ERP Rainbow


With the coming of St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate manufacturers who are using personalization to provide those holiday-themed products we know so well. When the parade passes by and marchers are all wearing the green, remember that it’s Cloud ERP that makes all those specialty items possible.

Dynamic Blockie Generation with Lambda@Edge


Blockchain and Ethereum technology can be very confusing if you don’t have a background in either. It seems that every time I mention that I work for a Blockchain company, the conversation inevitably goes to how exactly it works and what it all means.

Ocean Carriers Have the Upper Hand Over Shippers — For Now

Supply Chain Brain

In the never-ending struggle for advantage between shippers and ocean carriers, the latter appear to have the upper hand for the moment


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.