Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

Cerasis

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

What to Look for in a Food Logistics Services Warehouse

Kanban Logistics

If you’re looking for a warehousing provider to store your food products, you’re looking for more than storage space – you’re looking for an expert that will protect the integrity of your products. To help you find your food logistics services expert, we’ve identified 5 key questions to ask your prospective partners. 5 questions to ask your food logistics services provider. Custom reporting of the metrics important to your business.

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

Cerasis

Therefore, it is paramount for you as a logistics and supply chain professional to have a keen sense of how to properly evaluate a supplier. The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ). The definition of this metric is similar to the way it sounds.

Logistics Metrics You Didn’t Know You Should Be Watching

Supply Chain Collaborator

What if I told you were unwittingly undermining all the time, cost and effort your organization has invested in logistics IT solutions like TMS and optimization tools? Read on to find out what may currently be missing from your supply chain logistics program. Yard management is a crucial piece of any successful logistics management practice with significant implications for efficient supply chain planning.

Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme

DELMIA Quintiq

As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP). It’s about bringing food—the most basic of needs—to those who need it most. When the logistics people over at WFP told us about their supply chain, in all its scale and complexity, I knew our partnership was meant to be. million metric tons of WFP food assistance every year. Why instead are Quintiq employees donating their precious time to the World Food Programme?

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What to Look for in a Food Distribution Warehouse Provider

Kanban Logistics

Makers of all types of products turn to third-party logistics (3PL) providers to optimize warehousing and distribution operations in order to meet modern supply chain demands. Makers of food products, however, have a host of safety and regulatory requirements to contend with that make selecting the right 3PL even more crucial. A big part of most food logistics operations involves temperature and climate control. Food Safety Plan. Food import services.

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One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption—or 1.3 billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons).

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Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. You have to think and act beyond cost manage and find ways to leverage supply chain and logistics as a competitive weapon — that is, look for ways to leverage supply chain management to drive top-line growth, increase market share, and enhance customer loyalty. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Amazon Prime logistics supply chain

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

Kinaxis

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. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. Here are some best practice guidelines for the food and beverage industry to consider when addressing its own unique challenges.

Most Popular US Food Trends

Zipline Logistics

COVID-19 has shuffled domestic food and beverage consumption trends, accelerating some and disrupting others. Click Here to See How US Food Trends Have Changed. What Shaped US Food Trends. For more information and a look at how US food trends changed over time, click here.

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Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! (Videos)

Supply Chain Game Changer

But the single most important Supply Chain is the Food Supply Chain! Our very survival depends on there even being a Food Supply Chain. On one hand there is a horrendously large amount of Food Waste. The Food Supply Chain, the most important Supply Chain in the World, is BROKEN! Food Waste. Over 1/3 of all the food that is produced in the world is wasted! Billion tonnes of food every year. Food Waste Meets World Hunger. Subscribe Here!

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[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. Why having the right carrier mix and how improved carrier relations is important for consistent logistics practices. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download.

How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. By having enhanced visibility into crucial logistics processes, ingredient shippers can increase efficiencies, reduce cost, shorten time to market, and improve inventory management. If you are unsure how to uncover the inefficiencies in your operation, a technologically-enabled logistics partner can help.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. We may have prevented dirty bombs from entering the country, but not lead-tainted toys and food contaminated with melamine (among many other examples). They also lack process controls and metrics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Today is September 11. I never forget.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. You have to equate the value proposition to metrics the CFO understands and cares about, such as working capital, cash flow, and other items linked to the company’s P&L and balance sheet. For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. This week, for example, Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor) launched its Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report “to help shippers meet the delivery requirements set by major retailers.” Access to weekly market data around critical key metrics gives shippers the ability to address performance gaps in their delivery operations or records when supplying to large retailers.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

This confession comes seven years after selling of contaminated food. The food recall is the largest in US history. …never before has a corporate executive been convicted of federal felony charges in a food safety violation. Parnell, is now charged and convicted for selling adulterated and mis-branded food into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud or mislead. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

IBM Will Marry Its New Verifier to the Blockchain, Transforming Diamonds, Olive Oil and Insurance

Supply Chain Brain

High-Tech/Electronics Food & Beverage Quality & Metrics All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionCalled a crypto anchor verifier, the technology, which is part artificial-intelligence software, part insanely sophisticated, internally developed lens, can see the cells of animals and distinguish between them.

At the Starting Line: New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

Did you come up with any New Year’s resolutions to improve as a supply chain and logistics leader this year? From “5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives” originally published on January 14, 2014: 1. You have to equate the value proposition to metrics the CFO understands and cares about, such as working capital, cash flow, and other items linked to the company’s P&L and balance sheet. Happy New Year!

Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

Supply Chain Shaman

Consider the case of food manufacturing. The only metric that we have improved through ten years of IT investments is the revenue/employee number. The company that has done this the best in this food peer group is General Mills. Bricks Matter Demand Market-Driven supply chain community Supply chain excellence supply chain execution Supply Chain Index supply chain management supply chain metrics that matter This week, I am grounded due to weather.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. The thing that makes supply chain and logistics so exciting and frustrating and challenging is that just when you think you’ve figured something out or have it under control, the world changes on you. threshold for food consumables. P&G and Wayfair: More Shippers Taking Direct Control of Logistics Operations.

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The company has achieved 34 consecutive quarters of profitability, and it has more than 146,000 parties connected to its Logistics Technology Platform exchanging more than 4.5 Under CI Capital Partners, Transplace made several acquisitions to grow its business and service footprint, including Celtic International, SCO Logistics, and Torus Freight Systems (now Transplace Canada). Note: Descartes and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes. Logistics Excellence: Now & in the eFuture. Before diving into some takeaways from the sessions I attended and participated in, here are some high-level stats about Descartes (a Talking Logistics sponsor): Descartes is now a $200M+ company and continues to grow. getting buy-in from drivers and other stakeholders) and implementing appropriate metrics to measure and drive performance.).

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

These three headlines from Transport Topics and Food Shippers of America magazine tell the story of one of the most important challenges facing shippers in North America leading into 2018. The bellwether metric – spot rates – are pegging the meter. The biannual Fall/Winter 2017 edition of Food Shippers of America magazine includes an article sharing the solution to these challenges. “Spot Market Freight Indices Continue Surge to Three-Year Highs”.

What does ‘on-time, in-full’ (OTIF) mean in the consumer sector?

PINC

and Trading Partner Alliance outline some of the key considerations that should go into developing and using the on-time and in-full delivery metric. To fill these gaps, a growing number of companies operating in the consumer sector have adopted the “on-time in-full” (OTIF) delivery metric.

The World Bank Cares About Logistics

Supply Chain View from the Field

One of the highlights of the BVL was a panel discussion by the World Bank, talking about their global logistics study. Jean-Francois Arvis spoke about the World Bank Study on the Logistics and Public Sector. The World Bank is looking at logistics form a policy perspective, which has just emerged in the last ten years. JP referred to the importance of logistical events in history to set the context. What are objectives of the state for logistics?

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains. Healthcare Logistics.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

And by comparison and with apparently so much to gain, why do some logistics service providers and their clients fail to team up effectively? Making collaboration work at the logistics sharp end is possible , but there are conditions. In this article, we look at why you might want to collaborate in your logistics, where opportunities lie, what makes collaboration work, and conversely, what makes it fail. What Can Companies Gain from Collaborating in Logistics?

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Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

Whether you are a retailer, carrier, cloud services provider, or eCommerce merchant, Amazon not only effected the landscape of e-tail but the landscape of shipping and logistics as a whole. The company also plans to utilize its Whole Foods locations’ parking lot space as distribution centers, placing fast delivery ahead of the in-store shopping experience. Freight Logistics Omnichannel Small Package amazon effect

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Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

And by comparison and with apparently so much to gain, why do some logistics service providers and their clients fail to team up effectively? Making collaboration work at the logistics sharp end is possible, but there are conditions. In this article, we look at why you might want to collaborate in your logistics, where opportunities lie, what makes collaboration work, and conversely, what makes it fail. What Can Companies Gain from Collaborating in Logistics?

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History Repeats Itself Without Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

I started to work at General Foods’ largest plant in Dover, DE, in the summer of 1982 at the age of 24. Tom, the colorful warehouse manager, constantly heckled Frank for the increasing inventory levels while Ed, the quiet material/logistics manager, constantly questioned if there was a better way. Despite goals to improve agility and resiliency, functional metrics for manufacturing efficiency continually throw the supply chain out of balance.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

The topic of the meeting was the logistics to launch of the AMR Research Top 25. The first step was to charter a research project with the Arizona State University statistics department to analyze which combination of metrics drives the highest market capitalization.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

Unfortunately, we find most companies are moving backwards on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter™ or making progress on singular metrics versus driving performance improvement on a balanced portfolio of supply chain metrics that correlate to market capitalization. (If Check out their performance by plotting year-over-year metrics at the intersection of two ratios and look at the patterns. Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over.

5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

Talking Logistics

Blending Traditional + Customer-focused Metrics. Leading retailers are starting to combine traditional delivery metrics (e.g., on-time, complete, miles per delivery, deliveries per route) with some form of consumer-focused metrics such as Net Promoter Score. When analyzing actual metrics in the study for all day vs. 2 hour and 4 hour time windows, there was not a substantial drop in delivery reliability when these options were offered.