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

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Sourcing has probably been the biggest thing over the last decade or two, coupled with that reduction in local manufacturing of course. Sourcing is now predominantly overseas: China is one of the big sourcing countries of course, along with India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand.

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. Video Source: [link]. Table Source: [link].

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial reengineering focuses on the optimization of short-term results that are usually based on a functional analysis of source, make, or deliver. Few consultants understand the interrelationships between source, make and deliver. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. Ironically, most companies are very entrapped in measuring and rewarding functional metrics which degrades overall improvement.

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.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider.

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. 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. The sourcing of goods may shift quickly away from Pacific Rim manufacturers.

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

Source: “Tech in Asia” – https://www.techinasia.com. 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.

How Gen Z's Consumer Expectations Drive New Supply Chain Trends

AFFLINK

Gen Z has grown up with two-day and same-day shipping. Gen Z is able to order food from their phone, or even order a taxi through an app. This has driven many companies to engage in last mile shipping services: rather than shipping to stores, more companies are having to ship directly to consumers. Many companies have started using resources such as Amazon FBA (Fulfillment-by-Amazon) as a way to offload these last mile shipping needs.

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon

NC State SCRC

The Journal identified at least 157 items for sale that Amazon had said it banned, including sleeping mats the Food and Drug Administration warns can suffocate infants. Production levels equivalent to an entire factory’s monthly production are coming in container loads through the Los Angeles port, including food, liquor, and cigarettes. Even recycled goods may be collected, shipped to China, stripped down, cleaned up, relabeled, and sold into the market as original product. (A

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.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

The rankings are based on a composite score based on the opinions of Gartner’s analysts; a group of peer voters (mostly supply chain practitioners, professionals and experts; in the interests of full disclosure, I myself am part of the peer panel); some metrics, including return on assets, inventory growth and revenue growth; and a corporate social responsibility (CSR) component score. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. Source ID.

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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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. Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

” Or alternatively, “Is there data that could be sourced to help?” 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. July is my birthday month.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Source: Machine Learning – A Giant Leap for Supply Chain Forecasting, Material Handling and Logistics Conference (PDF, 28 pp., Source: Machine Learning & AI in Transport and Logistics, Frank Salliau & Sven Verstrepen Logistics Meets Innovation Vlerick Brussels – Nov. Source: DHL, Artificial Intelligence in Logistics, 2018 (PDF, 45 pp., The machine learning algorithms in IBM’s Watson platform were able to determine if a shipping container and.or

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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

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. We how have the endless aisle with the need to ship the EACH. Their processes cannot ship and track the EACH and the outsourcing to third-party logistics is too expensive.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

Sports organizers need equipment and outfits; restaurants and hotels need food, bed linens, and hygiene items; and the list goes on. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. Every country has its own regulations that affect movement of goods — especially foods, seeds, plants, and animal byproducts. Climate considerations are important when it comes to transporting perishable food items and other temperature-sensitive products. Source: [link].

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

Talking Logistics

req’d) How Blockchain Could Benefit Levi’s Worker Well-Being Initiative (Sourcing Journal) Companies Plan for Tariffs, More Paperwork in Case of ‘No-Deal’ Brexit (WSJ – sub. A single bad review from a disgruntled driver or carrier, even if it arose from an isolated incident, can damage that shipping or receiving location’s “brand” and make it difficult to get loads covered or delivered.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept. However, the overall implementation of strategic sourcing is a bit different between the two companies. The result is that the forecast accuracy is improved because a demand planner has an additional source data to make a better decision. Moreover, products can be shipped to stores in-time then lost sales is minimal.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some of the topics we discussed and a brief summary of their answers: Blockchain : It’s too soon to know whether blockchain will play a significant role in the industry, but the most promising potential applications are in supply chains where chain-of-custody is important, such as food and pharmaceuticals. getting buy-in from drivers and other stakeholders) and implementing appropriate metrics to measure and drive performance.).

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Retail Sales: Retail and food service sales decreased in February to $447.3 Source: US Census).

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SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

My first Monday in, I asked for a full report of all our supply chain metrics, and my analyst told me he could get it to me by Friday. You can either ship it by boat from China (30 days) or by plane (FedEx). Some of the many issues that undergo different social and political debates include guns, the use of military force, sugar water, cigarettes, fatty food, and many other issues.

Digital Transformation in Trade Promotion: What Must Change?

Supply Chain Insights

It matters not what your metric is, you get the same results: too much of our trade spend goes down the drain, doesn’t it? As Willie Degel, founder and CEO of Uncle Jack’s Steakhouses and noted Food Network star says, “If you can’t SEE the problem, you can’t FIX the problem!”. As we begin to better link the forecast, order management, shipping, transportation and retail execution, things will continue to improve.

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.

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

From May 2016 through the end of August 2017, “17 CEOs of public Big Food manufacturers and retailers had departed, or announced their intention to,” according to an article published last September in Fortune. Source: Nulogy. Growing costs and price pressures are additional factors, along with new regulatory compliance requirements, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Low cost sourcing is a predominant reason for this geographically dispersed network. A carbon emissions reduction strategy must take all Suppliers into account, not just the impact from your in-house facilities. Further your Supplier selection and management plan must include reporting on environmental emission metrics along with reduction goals and performance tracking. Do they have a plan to get all of their energy needs from sustainable and renewable sources?

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

Consumer demand across many product categories experienced a sudden shift, as well, with demand for essential products like food, cough medicine, disposable gloves and toiletries increasing sharply, while demand for non-essentials like clothing and jewelry declined sharply. “Some companies are starting to invest in creating data-backed profiles of their supplier base so they know where and when to look for second sources. Develop alternative sources and diversify value chains.

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

QAD

Source: The Globe and Mail. 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. Food, water and warmth are primary human needs, followed by safety and security. Do you reuse shipping containers and materials where possible?

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. It is absolutely imperative to be in a position to do as much quality control as possible in house, so that all that is required thereafter is shipping from the manufacturer straight to the customer.

What is Order Fill Rate and Why Should You Care?

EMERGE App

As a small business owner of a wholesale or distribution business , there are so many metrics that you can apply to your business to assess your relative performance. Aside from the usual profit and cash flow ratios — two important metrics that are always on your mind — other metrics judge just how efficiently your business is doing with inventory management. The order fill rate is one such metric that you need to pay attention to.

Sustainability, Consumption and Realistic Expectations

QAD

Source: The Globe and Mail. 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. Food, water and warmth are primary human needs, followed by safety and security. Do you reuse shipping containers and materials where possible?