Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

The impact of complexity on inventory is not quick. To help, today I want to share some of the insights from our recent Inventory Optimization study. Inventory management is a hot issue. Companies invest in project after project, yet inventory levels remain the same.

As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

Supply Chain @ MIT

Zaragoza, Spain, where the Zaragoza Logistics Center is based, an employment bright spot in Europe. The demand is expected to increase as both Europe and Spain show signs of economic recovery. Another profile booster is the growing interest in sustainability, especially in Europe.

American Fox Head relocates logistics hub in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Menlo will provide transport management services for inbound product and distribution to the Fox dealer network; inventory and warehousing management and order fulfilment and dispatch.

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Kelvin Tan, National Senior Manager Transportation – DSV China. Is the trade imbalance between China and Europe going to keep freight costs towards Asia low for the foreseeable future? Order and stock optimization of your Chinese Inventory. How do you optimize your inventory levels in the volatile Chinese market? ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’. Datum: 24 juni 2015. Locatie: Sea Palace, Amsterdam. Organisatie: DSV en Supply Chain Media. Places are limited.

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The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Companies can keep less inventory on hand and more in motion if their supply chain network can reflect accurate product locations and specifications. We recently released the Navisphere Driver App in Europe to help surface transportation companies prepare for this critical transformation.

The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

TMC

China’s so-called “One Belt One Road” strategy connects the country via an overland and sea corridor to Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. These include a number of TMC customers that have begun moving product from China to Europe by rail where they previously did not.

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

10 | SCM Consulting Map Europe 2016. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. 12 | Profile Hans Willems, Vice President Supply Chain Europe, Boston Scientific. Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. In 2017, Europe saw the demise of some airlines at the same time as exports to the United States grew.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In Europe, three of the most common programs are: • Combined Program. Transportation, consolidation, warehousing, and customs services can be combined with P.O. That means the company never handles the shipments, or has to put them into inventory or reship the freight.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The 7 Benefits of Made in USA Driven by Reshoring Movement, Technology, and Better Transportation Costs

Cerasis

You can prepare by investing staff, inventory and equipment to meet increasing demand for domestic-made products. offers lower labor, natural gas and electricity costs than some other developed countries in Europe and Asia, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

A new study by the SupplyChainDigest analyzing the main components of working capital: Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO), and Days Payables Outstanding (DPO) revealed an uptick in DIO. New Study Shows a Rise in US Company Inventories.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Launches Rail Service, Connecting China and Europe. Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). Rail, One of the Transportation Granddaddies, Still Relevant.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. Europe investigates Amazon’s use of merchant data that could give it anti-competitive edge (Seattle Times).

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. The flows assume that transportation can move without an interruption.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

This newfound visibility allows participants in a supply chain to proactively optimize components of their processes (like inventory management, staffing decisions, and a thousand more) to support an efficient and agile product path. Outcomes: improved inventory management; More accurate determination of re-order points; Better on-shelf availability. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

Why intelligent logistics is a game changer

DELMIA Quintiq

Not so long ago I was chatting with the management team of one of the top ten bulk transporters in Europe. Are you equipped to manage their stock levels or take responsibility for vendor managed inventory? Transport & Logistics

7 Steps To Manage Your Chemical Inventory With Software

EMERGE App

If you’re dealing with chemicals in your business, you have an obligation to store and transport these chemicals safely. Here, we’ll cover how you can use off-the-shelf inventory management software to manage your chemical inventory. Europe. Introduction.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

JITS is the acronym for “just-in-time-sequence,” a common supply chain practice in the automotive industry that eliminates or significantly reduces the need to maintain parts inventory at the assembly plant. What does this mean for the scheduler at an OEM’s plant in Europe?

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

The manufacturer would benefit from lower inventory levels, while the 3PL operator could gain a better profit margin for being responsive and reacting “on demand”. They not only provide transportation, but are also responsible for the sorting, pre-manufacturing, warehousing, and so on.

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A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

While both Kraft and Heinz are under performing (Kraft has a low ROIC and Heinz is below the industry average in both operating margin and inventory turns) , there is M&A risk. Expect Major Shifts in the North American Transportation Market.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

INTTRA Collaborates with JDA Software for Streamlined Transportation Management. Let’s hope the company has better luck in Europe delivering packages on-time next holiday season. The good news is that I didn’t break any bones skiing during the holiday break.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Sueddeutsche Zeitung speculated that Hahn would be a reasonable location for a hub for Amazon, located in the middle of Europe and close to its logistics centre in Koblenz. the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

Could Amazon or Alibaba be interested in Zalando?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As these three companies consolidate their retail reach within their home countries, their eyes are falling upon Europe for further expansion and potentially setting up a retail battle among the three companies. Founded in 2008, Zalando has become one of Europe’s leading online fashion platforms, operating in 17 European markets and generating over €4.5 Inspired by Zappos, now owned by Amazon, Zalando began life by selling shoes online in Europe.

Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

Talking Logistics

For the last couple of decades transportation management systems (TMS) have revolutionized supply chains, helping companies streamline their logistics processes, achieve greater visibility into their operations and save significant dollars on transportation. You go from Europe to the Americas to Latin America to APAC with your transportation needs and there are all sorts of very specific requirements, whether tactical, operational or strategic.

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HCL Tech signs global alliance agreement with JDA Software Group

Supply Chain Network

This announcement expands HCL’s existing relationship with JDA thereby extending HCL’s offerings in professional services for industries such as retail, manufacturing, CPG and life sciences for the Americas and the Europe. The alliance addresses the unique supply chain challenges for business in the areas like planning, procurement, production, distribution, warehousing, inventory, transportation and customer services.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. Thought is to leverage existing building assets, people and inventory to support the online business.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Adorable self-driving robots will start making deliveries in Europe this month (Quartz). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity.

What’s shaping the steel industry today?

DELMIA Quintiq

Tariffs placed by US have resulted in changes to the global flow of steel and increased steel imports to Europe are affecting steel companies there. Also, we see a wave of consolidation continue in Europe as companies seek to become more competitive.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Inventory Management.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

Containers arrive at the port of Antwerp, and are transported by truck to a nearby inland terminal (BCTN) which is next door. In turn, these containers sit for about 5 days before being transported to the Nike distribution center next door and stocked inside the DC.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Global supply chains boomed thanks to bountiful cheap labor, dramatically less expensive communications, and lower-cost transportation. Faster response times means far less buffering to respond to all sorts of disruptions, such as exchange rate fluctuations or inventory uncertainty. .

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

these are the main conclusions from supply Chain movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl Subway Map Europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. 20 | Management: Transport Collaboration starts with regional partners.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In North America, average truckload rate per mile charged to customers increased about two percent while truckload transportation costs increased about four percent, excluding the estimated impacts of the change in fuel. Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Restructuring production schedules has been part of this, as well as encouraging consumers to pre-order, removing much of the risk of holding too much inventory. This shift has been most pronounced on the Asia-to-Europe and Asia-to-US trade lanes – the two most important – indicating how vital this has been in reducing lucrative, high value volumes to the detriment of the freight forwarding sector. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

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.,

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

That leads to extra inventory and extra costs and hence necessitates a substantial level of turnover in order to be financially feasible. From there the pushchairs are shipped to local DCs in China, Japan and South Korea for crossdocking and transport to retailers.

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