Fri.May 24, 2019

4 Reasons for Carrying Safety Stock Inventory


You’re a manufacturer who is working on an order when you realize that you’re out of a necessary component due to a sudden increase in demand, meaning you’ll have to order that part and wait until you receive it to finish the order for your customer.

How the Circular Economy Improves the Brand Experience

Supply Chain Brain

Consumers with a high degree of social and environmental awareness will change their behavior and brand choices to match their values. Yet most brands operate on a linear “make, use and dispose” business cycle


The Impact of IMO’s Low-Sulfur Requirement on Shippers


The impact of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) low-sulfur requirements on ocean carriers will reverberate far beyond just carriers when it is brought into force on January 1, 2020. Although carriers will feel the initial brunt of the regulations, the low-sulfur requirement will also have a significant impact on the shippers who use ocean carriers as the primary mode to move their product to market. What is the IMO low-sulfur requirement?

Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You


The world of supply chain processes is evolving. The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service.

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.

Is Your Supply Chain Making an Impact?


Mismanaged waste causes hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest people to die each year, according to a recent article in The Guardian. Many of these deaths are easily preventable, particularly those that stem from the dangers of discarded plastic

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Golden Results in the Supply Chain


More than 600 CSR and procurement professionals, attended Sustain , the annual EcoVadis event dedicated to responsible purchasing earlier this year.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised.

The Changing Faces Of Last Mile Customer Experience


In the world of assembly lines, everybody has an explicit job. One person puts […]. The post The Changing Faces Of Last Mile Customer Experience appeared first on Convey. Retail Supply Chain

Barcode Best Practices


Barcode labeling is a must-do for manufacturing and distribution companies, and offers a substantial opportunity for operational efficiency gains.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

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

EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry – Explaining EDI


What is an EDI 846? Imagine you are a sunscreen manufacturer and you’ve got an overstock of product in the middle of winter that you’re willing to sell at a discounted rate. You would send an EDI 846 (Inventory Inquiry/Advice) to your buyers/trading partners to notify them of your on-hand inventory. Thus giving them the opportunity to make a special buy and help you off-load extra stock. A win-win for both parties.

Managing Outsourcing Risk: A New Framework for Banking and Beyond


In recent years there has been an increase in the outsourcing of services by banks in order to reduce costs and improve their efficiency and flexibility. Outsourcing makes it possible to take advantage of economies of scale and is a form of easy access to new technologies and to tools and services not available in the institution itself. However, it can also have serious drawbacks. Managing outsourcing risk has become a major priority for many businesses. Outsourcing – What are the risks? .

This Week in Logistics News (May 20-24, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I would be on a ferry heading to Long Island right now. For the past six Memorial Day weekends, I’ve been going to a baseball tournament on Long Island with my sons. This meant skipping school and work on Friday and leaving the house by 6:00 am to catch the 9:00 am ferry in Connecticut.

Tomorrow’s Workforce must Embrace Training and Re-skilling

Enterra Insights

Worries about future job sustainability continue to make headlines as automation and artificial intelligence take on more tasks in factories, office spaces, construction sites, and other work places. Some prime age workers, feeling they have no place in this new technology-based world, have simply dropped out of the workforce.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

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

Hub & Spoke vs Point-To-Point, Which Is Better For Roadways Delivery?


To ensure the efficiency in transportation services, there is a lot of debate on which overarching strategy is best to implement.

Employee Experience Hero at Axway–meet Miriam!


Building great relationships with customers is our everyday goal at Axway. But in order to offer our customers a great experience, we first have to create a good working environment for our employees. And no one puts that in … Life at Axway

Avison Young Spring 2019 Global Industrial Market Report

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Avison Young Releases Its Spring 2019 Global Industrial Market Report: Strong demand and tight supply define industrial property sector in markets around the world

FLEXE Hub: The delivery battle wages on


A roundup of the latest news on logistics, retail, and industry trends

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.

CNN: Germany Opening First Electric Highway for Trucks


“Trucks are guzzling ever more diesel, polluting towns and cities and fueling climate change. Germany thinks it may have found the answer by using overhead lines to power big rigs. A system that allows trucks to draw electric power from overhead cables went into operation on 10 kilometers (6.2

3 ways Amazon Prime one-day shipping will affect retailers and brands


It’s no longer a prediction. Amazon officially announced Prime one-day shipping as the new standard. Here’s what that means for everyone else

Talking Logistics & MercuryGate – Being Creative With Capacity As A 3PL Video


The post Talking Logistics & MercuryGate – Being Creative With Capacity As A 3PL Video appeared first on MercuryGate International. Resource Hub Videos

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Australia- Key Accounts Manager


Working for Adjuno. At Adjuno we help well known retail brands to manage the movement of products and the fulfilment of services all over the world. Chances are, next time you receive an online purchase or buy something from the high street, our software helped it get there. Today, our supply chain management software is used by household names such as Myer, Bunnings Warehouse, Harris Scarfe and The Warehouse Group.

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.