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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. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. We are currently mapping the progress of all public manufacturing, distribution and retail companies on three factors: Strength: Year-over-year improvement on operating margin and inventory turns for the past six years. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. How do you balance metrics ? .

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Quality Audits Are The Future Of Food & Beverage Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: Food & beverage manufacturing’s future is being defined by the over 60 customer quality audit requests a typical manufacturer receives every year, combined with the need to excel at FDA audits and compliance to stay competitive. Food and beverage manufacturers need to find new ways to scale auditing if they’re going to keep growing and attracting new customers. Quality Audits Need To Become Routine For Food & Beverage Manufacturers.

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. An effective supply chain strategy that controls costs is crucial because margins for ingredient manufacturers are typically thin. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements . There are a few things that most food ingredient suppliers can do to increase supply chain performance.

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. In 2008, the company manufactured 2.5%

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. So the chartering companies are already receiving the ships back and they need to rent them. MSC is interested to charter those ships. And, do I have food grade certification? The metric — the ROI metric.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

The machine learning algorithms in IBM’s Watson platform were able to determine if a shipping container and.or The manufacturing industry leads all others in the volume of data it produces on a yearly basis. Also, machine learning is leading to more accurate measures of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), a key metric many manufacturers and supply chain operations rely on.

QAD Explore 2019: Vertical Market Round-up

QAD

The city of New Orleans played quite the host this year to our growing community of manufacturers for our largest annual customer conference, Explore. There was a lot of discussion among attendees I spoke with regarding how QAD can help them to rapidly advance their organizations in the face of all the transformation and disruption occurring in the markets they serve and within the four walls of their manufacturing facilities. Consumer Products and Food & Beverage.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Belgium is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands, and has a robust shipping infrastructure including multiple ports, making it a perfect location for trade both within the EU and with other geographic regions. Manufacturing in Belgium. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. billion metric tons of goods in 2015.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 29% of manufacturers easily manage total cost trade-offs. Total cost analysis is more difficult than it sounds and most technology implementations automated functional measurement systems (manufacturing or procurement), but leave the organization blind on the management of total costs.

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 Growth of Parcel Shipping on the Rise Thanks to the Amazon Effect Overall, parcel shipping is growing at a robust 10-percent clip as all other freight modes are basically flat, growing at a very modest 1 percent.

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How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. In fact, in the last 6 weeks alone, I have personally been to the front lines of Yokohama, Milan, New York, and San Francisco , working alongside some of the world’s most professionally-committed food manufacturing & distribution, plastics manufacturing, and industrial operations personnel. Walmart and FedEx can keep shipping, as long as we can keep producing. So, manufacturers, assemble!

A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

These changes will impact calculations of such critical transportation and logistics metrics as lead times, delivery schedules, routes, mileage and a host of others. based manufacturers are fully integrated across the U.S.-Mexico For food shippers, the calculus is equally daunting as an exit from NAFTA is likely to spur increases in the prices of certain produce and other agricultural products currently imported from Mexico into the US.

How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area. The Institute for Supply Management conducted a special survey that asked members to assess how Harvey might impact six key business metrics and whether they may be impacted by shortages of input materials due to Harvey. "Our Most Impacted Metrics. Moderately Impacted Metrics.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Many shippers are seeing surge capacity, especially in the CPG industry (water, cleaning supplies, paper products, shelf stable, and other food items). Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

What is the impact of Prime’s service offerings, including fast and free shipping, on Amazon’s top-line growth? Of course, Amazon’s ever-growing shipping and logistics costs are a drag on profitability, which the company offsets in part with its highly-profitable cloud computing business. For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center.

Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement

Cerasis

Certain parts of the cold supply chain, such as those involved in processing and shipping poultry, fruits, vegetables, or other meat products, have an inherent duty in ensuring the safety and timely delivery of these goods to the appropriate retailer or party. Failure to do so could result in the assessment of fines and penalties against the organization by the Food and Drug Administration.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. Today, the number of chassis required for a ship is between 2,000 and 5,000. The ships are getting larger.

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

Tender rejections, a metric used to determine how much contracted freight is rejected and sent to the spot market, have been hovering around 25% for the past few months. All of which require transportation from manufacturer to retail outlet.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

The organization is not clear on accepting special requests and expedited shipping policies, often resulting in a lower margin. Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

In its simplest form, fourth-party logistics is a model in which manufacturers hand over the entirety of the organisation and oversight of their supply chain to a 4PL provider. the digitisation of manufacturing.

Things Aren’t Always as They Appear in Today’s Supply Chain: The Direct Correlation Between the Accuracy of Your Mobile Data Inputs and Your Factory’s Outputs

OneSCM

That is why it’s fair to say that what you see is not always what you get in today’s high-tech manufacturing plants and warehouses (once the final performance metrics are tallied days or months later). They are even more troublesome for high-tech manufacturers who don’t have the luxury of time. That is why every manufacturer should be looking for a device and OS-agnostic mobile data collection platform that enables workers to capture every transaction, as it happens.

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

QAD

Sustainable Manufacturing. metric tons per capita. Nepal created the least at.007 metric tons per capita, but Nepal has little manufacturing, and much of that is agrarian. . metric tons. metric tons per capita. As manufacturers, we must strive to reduce our impact on CO 2 , on landfills and on water in every corner of the world. Food, water and warmth are primary human needs, followed by safety and security.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturers are Now Selling Directly to Consumers. Retailers can no longer have their heads in the sand, but neither can consumer products manufacturers. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining. Also note that beauty, consumer packaged goods and food growth is also declining. Traditional supply chains ship cases, pallets and trucks; but not the EACH. With the dawn of eCommerce, companies must now ship the EACH.

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

QAD

Sustainable Manufacturing. metric tons per capita. Nepal created the least at.007 metric tons per capita, but Nepal has little manufacturing, and much of that is agrarian. . metric tons. metric tons per capita. As manufacturers, we must strive to reduce our impact on CO 2 , on landfills and on water in every corner of the world. Food, water and warmth are primary human needs, followed by safety and security.

What Today's Market Tumble Means for Your Supply Chain

Elementum

We examine the manufacturing and supply chain implications of the Dow's fall. Analysts are worried about emerging markets suffering from a drop in raw material demand, which could slow manufacturing worldwide. Copper, generally considered a good metric for the health of the global economy, is doing poorly. Economists are pointing to a slump in Chinese manufacturing. Manufacturing is now slowing at the fastest rate in six years.

China 101

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply Chain Innovators of 2013 : paperless food chain, VLMs, cold chain fleet management, and more. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households.

Global Luxury Management “Lifestyle” brands require push supply chain design customization

Supply Chain View from the Field

More and more global luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and others are promoting themselves as Lifestyle brands, spanning many products including fragrance, home collections, apparel, paint, wallpaper, foods, and many other products. Such brands may ship small runs of five bags, gowns, or shoes that cost thousands of dollars, whereas typical apparel products are produced in volumes of hundreds of thousands going to low cost retailers.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery.

Things Aren’t Always as They Appear in Today’s Supply Chain: The Direct Correlation Between the Accuracy of Your Mobile Data Inputs and Your Factory’s Outputs

OneSCM

That is why it’s fair to say that what you see is not always what you get in today’s high-tech manufacturing plants and warehouses (once the final performance metrics are tallied days or months later). They are even more troublesome for high-tech manufacturers who don’t have the luxury of time. That is why every manufacturer should be looking for a device and OS-agnostic mobile data collection platform that enables workers to capture every transaction, as it happens.

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. The right shipping strategy is vital to ensure your products are where they need to be when they need to be there, especially in times of disruption. Most programs include a consistent shipping schedule and alignment with lead time and retailer delivery expectations. What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You?

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Suppliers are also seeing issues with shipping companies being overwhelmed. Make sure you communicate with your carriers and be sure they can ship your orders out by the time your buyer needs them. You should also prioritize the products you need to manufacture and replenish. You can also view a live map we created using machine learning, read up-to-date articles on supply chain issues, and learn more information on the top five metrics suppliers should be focusing on.

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Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

Direct to consumer online shop launched with fully functioning billing, payment, shipping capabilities. In a highly inspiring key note presentation at the supply chain conference, Fareed Zakaria of CNN spoke about how the jobs recovery following the 2008 recession lagged the economic recovery by as much as 64 months while the same metric for the previous recessions was significantly narrower. by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with manufacturing companies recently, I am thinking a lot about the need for diagnostic testing. The company is a food and beverage company. Most companies cannot get to data by customer on orders shipped incomplete to understand root cause analysis. In Figure 1, we show the aggregate trend of the chemical industry in an orbit chart format showing year-over-year results at the intersection of two metrics operating margin and inventory turns.

Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

Supply Chain Shaman

Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name oh. I think one of the huge problems is that US-centric food companies (Kellogg, General Mills, Smucker’s, Conagra etc.) are working on a“if all you have is a hammer, all you see is nails” problem – they have been making boxed, canned and otherwise shelf-stable packaged food for well over a century but now consumers and retailers are looking for fresh foods and they don’t know how to adapt.

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