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Report on Whole Foods Inventory Stockouts- Focus on the Implication vs. Symptoms

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters comments on a published Business Insider report indicating a crisis of on-shelf availability of food items among Whole Foods retail outlets. Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Technology Supply chain wide visibility concept of Digitally-Enabled Response Networks Direct Store Delivery future retail supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Whole Foods inventory management initiatives

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[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect


State of, Challenges, and Solutions in the Food & Grocery Supply Chain In this episode of “The Freight Project Podcast” we have Greg back on as C3 Solutions is launching an information campaign to highlight challenges and solutions for those supply chain professionals in the food & grocery industries as they deal with the encroachment of Amazon’s purchase of grocery retailer “Whole Foods” causing what we call the “Whole Foods Effect.”

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Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on


by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry.

Reducing Food Waste


Last weekend was one of the country's biggest BBQ blowouts, and you can bet that a lot of that food will go to waste. But it's not just national pig-outs that lead to large amounts of food eventually hitting the landfills. Food waste is a year-round problem.

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A Guest Viewpoint- Procurement Impact of the Amazon-Whole Foods Acquisition

Supply Chain Matters

BravoSolution CEO Jim Wetekamp provides a Supply Chain Matters guest commentary on the procurement and supply chain management impacts of the pending Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition.

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Inventory Obsolescence: It Can Get Complicated


The knack in today’s innovation economy is to understand how the value of a particular SKU deteriorates or its costs increase so that profit erosion can be factored into inventory optimization calculations. But correctly modeling inventory obsolescence is important.

Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMSWhen a company is looking to reduce their freight spend, while maintaining or improving service levels, there are two main paths they can take. They can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS).

Reducing Food Waste


One-third of edible food worldwide goes to waste, amounting to about 1.3 If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases next to China and the U.S. Technology startups are also seeking to have a more substantial role in reducing food waste.

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Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Batory Foods

Talking Logistics

In this post, Rafael Granato from PINC Solutions summarizes a video case study we featured recently on Talking Logistics, part of our “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence” series where we highlight companies (in this case, Batory Foods) that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in yard management. A national food ingredient distributor, Chicago-based Batory Foods had recently opened a 700,000sf flagship DC in Wilmington, Ill.,

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Waste Not, Want Not: Thanksgiving and the Food Waste Conundrum


Grocery retailers always risk losing precious inventory, but never is it more critical to receive the right foods at the right time than during Thanksgiving week. While it ensures that Thanksgiving continues to be a celebration of plenty, concerns about food waste and changing consumer preferences are posing new challenges to this model. The statistic might be surprising, but the holiday isn’t the only time Americans are responsible for large-scale food waste.

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Blockchain and the Global Food Chain

Enterra Insights

The food sector may be one area where blockchain technology will prove to be extremely beneficial. Megan Ray Nichols ( @nicholsrmegan ) explains, “Blockchain can help improve the transparency and management of the food supply chain. Blockchain and the global food chain. “The global food industry is worth trillions of dollars,” writes Cindy Huynh.[4] ” One way nefarious actors take advantage of the global food chain is through fraud.

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Five Capabilities to Take the Food and Beverage Supply Chain to the Next Level


Food and beverage supply chains face mounting pressure to reduce costs, add more value and do more with fewer resources. Food and beverage companies run on razor-thin margins. 2) Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO). White Paper: Food & Drink Customer Centricity.

Napa Valley Assesses Damage to Wine Inventories and Production Equipment

Supply Chain Matters

A report produced by business network CNBC features video and reports of damaged wine caskets and bottled inventory among growers and distributors, some of very expensive varieties. Food and Beverage supply chain Inventory Management Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management earthquake in Napa Valley CA region independendent blog commenting on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk wine and sprits supply chains

Go Digital: How Technology Improves the Food Service Supply Chain


In recent years, there's been a strong movement to eat more locally grown foods. People want to support local farmers and they want to know where their food comes from. It seems as though there's a new food recall every day.

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Using Analytics to Manage Inventory

Silvon Software

It’s true that inventory management is a challenge for both manufacturers and distributors. For example, excess inventory can cause a decrease in product turnover and a loss of profits, while stock-outs can cause backorders, unhappy customers and lost sales. Inventory Surplus.

What is Web Based Inventory Management Software?


You run a lean business model with minimal overheads and using web-based inventory management software plays a big part in this. And you expect the same standard for inventory management software. What to Expect from Web-Based Inventory Management Software. Introduction.

What is Inventory Management?


What is Inventory Management? Inventory management, in a nutshell, describes your efforts to manage, assess and report on the flow of your stock of goods. You might be using pencil-and-paper, spreadsheets or sophisticated inventory management software to do this.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory.


Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. I hate throwing food out but there was nothing to be done for it…all I can say is that I’m glad the carrots were in a bag….and Unfortunately, all the same kinds of things can happen to your supply chain inventory.

Laying the Foundation for Advanced Supply Chain Planning Capabilities in the Food and Beverage Industry


As a former Director of Supply Chain Management for a large multi-channel food manufacturer I experienced first-hand the variety of challenging problems faced by supply chain planners in the unforgiving F&B industry.

Case Winning at Fresh Food Etail

RELEX Solutions

Case Winning at Fresh Food Etail. is the largest online fresh food retailer in Norway and the fastest growing company in the sector in the Nordic region. Largest online fresh food retailer in Norway and the fastest growing company in the sector in the Nordic region.

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Addressing the World of Agile Customization with Nulogy

Supply Chain Matters

Along the way, Nulogy received several awards, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 , Food Logistics 100-plus software and technology providers to the food and beverages industry , Gartner’s 2014 Cool Supply Chain Vendor s, and the Great Place to Work: Best Workplaces Canada 2018 award.

Solving the "Goldilocks Problem" in Inventory Management


In her RILA 2018 Conference keynote address , Sona Chawla of Kohls described this inventory issue as the “Goldilocks Problem.” She tries the bears’ food, chairs and beds going from one extreme to the next all in the name of finding something that is just right. Goldilocks’ problem rings true for many businesses and their inventory challenges, how do they go from too much or too little inventory to getting it just right?

Six Must Have Supply Chain Capabilities for Success in the Food and Beverage Industry


Last week we shared five capabilities to help take the Food & Beverage supply chain to the next level. The food & beverage industry faces a lengthy list of unique challenges from long raw material lead-times and volatile commodity pricing to safety and quality requirements combined with high demand uncertainty, frequent new product introductions, perishability and complex manufacturing constraints. Advanced Inventory Management.

4 Inventory Management Best Practices You Can Implement in Your Warehouse


Keeping on top of inventory, shipments and logistics for a warehouse can be challenging. Business owners may struggle to manage inventory demands. Luckily, we’ve identified some of the industry’s best practices to optimise your inventory management. With shipments being delivered, staff picking out inventory stock and forklifts driving around, there is a lot going on. As the seasons change, the demand for certain types of inventory stock will change too.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles


Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. First, look at inventory as MONEY/CASH. Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock.

How Big Food and Beverage Could Revolutionize the Natural Movement


The fast food giant uses around two billion eggs each year, prompting many to ask the same question: are there enough cage-free eggs to make that many Egg McMuffins? Since McDonald’s isn’t the only food provider opting for cage-free eggs, there’s a risk of undersupply.

How Can Organizations Avoid the Inventory Issues Currently Plaguing Whole Foods?


For a customer facing … The post How Can Organizations Avoid the Inventory Issues Currently Plaguing Whole Foods?

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Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

Talking Logistics

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report highlighted how rising logistics costs are squeezing the food and beverage industry. Use Inventory Optimization to Secure the Right Inventory Mix. What’s the only thing worse than holding too much inventory?

Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The threat of food-borne illness marred the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. Two days before the day of thanks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising people to avoid all types of romaine lettuce due to an E.

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Trends 2019: Food

Enterra Insights

Food preferences, like fashion, change with each new generation. Understanding how tastes are changing is important for people in the food industry, the hospitality sector, agricultural, and the consumer packaged goods sector. Because so many sectors are interested in how food preferences are changing, predictions about those preferences abound. George Bernard Shaw once stated, “There is no sincerer love than the love of good food.” Food trends.

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Digging into Fresh Food Supply Chains: Trends, Challenges, and Best Practices


Digging into Fresh Food Supply Chains: Trends, Challenges, and Best Practices | Transportfolio. Recently, I joined Adrian Gonzalez on an episode of Talking Logistics to discuss the fresh food supply chain. Inventory management processes are key.

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7-Eleven and Exel Deliver Fresh Food Daily

Logistics Viewpoints

Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Replenishment In today’s competitive environment, more and more companies are placing increased focus on the processes that best support their competitive positioning.

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8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About


Inventory costing or valuation is an accounting concept that has a direct impact on your gross profit and thus taxable income. Methods of valuing inventory are simply different cost-flow assumptions about how to allocate your cost of goods available for sale. Retail Inventory Method.

EDI: A Key IngrEDIent in the Food Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

If you work in the food and beverage industry, it’s possible you’re not familiar with the wonders of electronic data interchange [EDI]. Here are the top three reasons why supply chain managers in the food and beverage industry should consider an EDI solution.