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Achieving Significant Transportation Savings through Improved Demand Forecasting

Logistics Viewpoints

When companies implement a demand management or replenishment system, the goal is usually to improve customer satisfaction while holding less inventory. The bulk business also involves filling the tanks of businesses that use propane as an energy source.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI


Editor’s Note: Cerasis is a 3PL focused on transportation management. So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Each blog post written is distributed into groups that reach the supply chain community as well as professionals in manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and more.


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Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing


Supply chain and logistics consultant, educator, and podcast host Rob O’Byrne has over 40 years of supply chain experience. Since then I’ve been in education and consulting. I think education and consulting go hand in hand. It’s a change in focus that requires education.

Looking For a Job? Here’s The Top 10 Transportation Jobs


Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friend Michael Stoddard who shares the top 10 transportation jobs in the industry. If you happen to find yourself searching for careers in logistics, transportation and supply chains, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of positions. Getting into transportation is a different topic entirely, one that demands a separate, more intricate look. Transportation Manager. Inventory Managers. Transportation

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

The results are achieved when extraneous costs are removed and product can optimally move from source to end-user with minimal friction. Cash Supply Chain Definitions Education Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology Inventory New Ideas News & Info Professional Communications Security Supply Chain Management Supply Chain RiskGuest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

Logility Recognized as a 2021 Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider for the 24th Consecutive Year


Improving end-to-end visibility, achieving closer integration with value chain partners, finding efficient sources of transport lift, nailing down chain of custody and sustainability concerns to limit liability, inventory scalability have clearly become survival issues for many.

ToolsGroup’s Michael Haiber and Stefano Novati Named Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pros to Know” for 2021


This year’s list includes individuals and teams from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing and procurement divisions, and more, all who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet many of today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges. “In

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Some people have University degrees and some people have high school education. SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero


The topic of sustainability and being eco-friendly is discussed in K-12 education on a regular basis. Higher forecast accuracy supporting a mature S&OP process allows a company to hold less inventory, run more efficient plants, and improve transportation efficiency.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

I find most companies are good at pockets of planning–demand planning, supply planning, transportation planning, material planning or plant scheduling, but the flows are not connected. Each are good at localized planning within a focused area of demand, supply, network design, transportation planning, material sourcing or finite scheduling. The greatest value happens when companies can link across source, make and deliver. This requires continue education.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Authored by transportation consultant Rosalyn Wilson of Delcan, Inc., Inventory carrying costs increased 10.3 percent last year due to higher costs for taxes, obsolescence, depreciation, and insurance, which were offset by a further drop in the inventory carrying rate and warehousing costs. Transportation costs were up 10.3 Department of Transportation, Penske Logistics, Macy’s, Adelante SCM Corporation, BNSF Rail and Fortna, Inc.,

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

The department educates students to succeed in careers such as procurement, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and customer service. Sourcing. Transportation. Inventory management. Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. The answer is to increase modeling, evaluate sourcing strategies, and build the right push/pull decoupling points.

Forecast Accuracy at the SKU Level is Achievable


Accurate forecasts help minimize inventory, maximize production efficiency, streamline purchasing, optimize distribution, maximize customer service, ensure confidence in company financial projections.

Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

Logistics Viewpoints

DCs can initially deploy a handful of robots as transporters, or add automated lift trucks for a proportion of inbound full pallet putaway without betting their business on end-to-end automation. Inventory and Labor Planning.

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Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint


Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. According to World Bank report, efficient logistics refer to transport, storage and conveyance of products to the ultimate consumers from the companies at minimal costs. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The third issue is the lack of understanding that global processes–to maximize the economies of scale in transportation and material buying–need strong governance. This allows shared services of procurement and transportation to function smoothly to achieve the economies of scale. Without this discipline, the global organization cannot actualize buying power in procurement or lower costs and improve costs/customer service in transportation.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers


Question number three : Inventory on hand, both finished goods and individual parts, and Inventory Records Accuracy. The MPS is exploded and reads the BOM and Inventory on hand to create make (manufactured) and buy (purchased) components needed to fulfill the MPS. Obviously accuracy of the BOM and Inventory are critical, and the goal should be 100% daily. Schwinn : All of this was done manually, by hand, responsibility: the Inventory Manager.

Supply Chain Professional – Protector of Mother Earth


Our kids and grandkids regularly discuss the topic of sustainability and being eco-friendly in K-12 education. Green supply chain management can be defined as integrating environmental thinking into supply-chain management, including product design, material sourcing and selection, manufacturing processes, delivery of the final product as well as a product’s end-of-life management.

5 Reasons Why Plant Managers Need Accurate Supply Chain Forecasting


Supply chain forecasting is a great way to help manufacturers, operations managers and production planners make educated predictions about factors influencing warehouse operations. This can give operations managers the necessary functional intelligence for bottleneck elimination at source.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

They saw a steady drop in inventory and reduced working capital by about 50% over the period of 2011-2015. Impact of Demand Sensing on Inventory Levels. By leveraging demand sensing and the Multi-tier Inventory Optimization (MEIO) platform– using machine learning and some cognitive technologies–from Terra Technology on top of SAP APO, Shell successfully launched an analytics platform initiative to improve the demand signal and reduce safety stock.

Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.


Supply chain planners (I’m lumping in all the silos, including demand, supply, inventory and capacity planning) today are dealing with challenges that were unimaginable when Lotus notes were the next big thing. Arguably, changes to the good ol’ days started with product proliferation, increasingly shorter product life cycles, globalization and a more educated, demanding customer. Is running a multi-echelon inventory optimization even something a capacity planner has interest in?

Importance of Supply Chain Forecasting for Plant Managers


Supply chain forecasting is a great way to help manufacturers, operations managers and production planners make educated predictions about factors influencing warehouse operations. This can give operations managers the necessary functional intelligence for bottleneck elimination at source.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. This is invariably down to not sufficiently involving and educating the right people. Start by involving and educating the board and work your way down the rest of the company. Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers.

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5 reasons plant managers need supply chain forecasting for better shop floor control


Supply chain forecasting is a great way to help manufacturers, operations managers and production planners make educated predictions about factors influencing warehouse operations. This can give operations managers the necessary functional intelligence for bottleneck elimination at source.

Rethinking Warehouse Operations Management with Artificial Intelligence


Supply chain forecasting is a great way to help manufacturers, operations managers and production planners make educated predictions about factors influencing warehouse operations. This can give operations managers the necessary functional intelligence for bottleneck elimination at source.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Transport Intelligence, the well-respected U.K. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Transport Topics. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015.

Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives


Reduce inventory with cross-docking or use Kanban pull systems. Target inventory accuracy: goal: 98-100% accuracy daily. Get rid of excess inventory: create a Material Review Board (MRB) to review: obsolete, excess, slow moving inventory monthly. Educate your leadership to ask the right questions, gather necessary information, make decisions, and take appropriate corrective action.

Third Party Logistics Company


Since a third party logistics company’s focus is on supply chain management, their business is devoted to managing the inventory, transportation, and distribution of your product. An external agency reduces costs across the board, such as transportation costs, inventory management and maintenance costs, procurement costs, materials management costs, and warehousing costs.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process


When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. New products are often introduced in the market and are a source of competitive advantage in industries such as automotive and consumer electronics. Who manages quality ongoing training and education ?

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling and Logistics

corporate/executive manager with a transportation/warehousing company with 36-40 years of experience, living in the North Central region and earning $137,000. “My inventory/materials manager with a food & beverage manufacturer with 26-30 years of experience, living in the Middle Atlantic region and earning $107,000. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation


With this varied inventory, plus a large direct sales force in more than 170 countries and an unpredictable sales cycle, effective supply chain management is critical for continued growth. Distribution network services— including support of strategic sourcing and contract administration, provider payment management, business process improvements, policies and procedures and customer service of all distribution centers and cross docking.

The Supply Chain Gender Pay Gap is Narrowing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The survey was comprehensive, digging into compensation, job satisfaction, education, key skills, as well as the gender pay gap – and whether it’s growing or narrowing as the field evolves. Deliver,” which includes Logistics Coordinators and Managers, and Transportation Analysts.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Content Summary: New York ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in the number of Fortune 1000 companies with supply chain leaders located in the metro area; in the number of supply chain and technology programs in a 200-mile radius; in the number of supply chain and technology awards conferred in programs in a 200-mile radius; in transportation infrastructure (e.g., Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.