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Walmart OTIF Metrics

SupplyPike

We’ve discussed the basics of OTIF and the fundamentals of OTIF before, but we thought we’d drill down deeper into the individual metrics. First, we’ll start by reviewing the basic goals of OTIF, and then we’ll dive into each metric and the compliance issues of each metric. We are only covering Supplier Accountability OTIF metrics. This Pro date represents when shipping documentation is processed and may be days after the actual goods arrive.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. The company is a food and beverage company.

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. The concept of the Effective Frontier is that best in class companies align functional metrics to balance growth, cost, inventory and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) performance while balancing customer service metrics. Cash-to-cash is a compound metric.

Consumers Priorities Driving Major Supply Chain Changes

Kinaxis

Free shipping? How about completely changing the way you operate your supply chain? The rules around supply chain management are changing, and customers are sitting firmly in the driver’s seat. More and more companies are making big, public announcements on how they’re changing their supply chain practices to better align with what their customers care about.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. I am enlisting their support to share their stories in podcasts, blog posts and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 6-9. The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.). Supply Chain Alignment.

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. And of course, there’s WFP’s supply chain puzzle, which speaks directly to Quintiq’s passion for solving puzzles. 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.

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Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During During the last two months, we have been interviewing supply chain leaders to get their views on the methodology. Background on the Supply Chain Index.

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

Cerasis

The digital business landscape for a shipper, such as the use of an ERP, TMS, and other digital aspects, such as The Internet of Things , provides unparalleled insight into how an organization in the supply chain can improve efficiency, visibility, and productivity. Through the use of connected devices and greater abilities to capture data in real time, the concept of end-to-end visibility and improvement thru the use of supply chain analytics has changed.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kinaxis

A crisis of this magnitude creates a mind-boggling supply chain and logistics challenge. Relief agencies normally spend as much as 80% of their proceeds on logistics and supply chain. So, how can the supply chain fulfill refugees’ basic requirements for food, water, shelter, and medical assistance? For example, in 2013, the organization provided Syrian refugees with in-kind transportation of 394 metric tons of food and supplies.

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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. One of the most beneficial ways for shippers to manage costs is to evaluate their supply chains. Analyze Your Supply Chain Network.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Baby Supply Chain! There are many different Supply Chains in the World covering every industry, every business or institution and every aspect of our lives. But the single most important Supply Chain is the Food Supply Chain! Our very survival depends on there even being a Food Supply Chain. But there are two very opposite, yet unacceptable, problems in this Supply Chain. Food Waste.

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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Shortages, extreme demand, and panic buying are causing issues up and down supply chains. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times. 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.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

Seven Thoughts to Build a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work as a supply chain analyst, and Founder of Supply Chain Insights, I attend many supply chain conferences. However, when I am well-rested and in a better state of mind, I remind myself that supply chain conferences are a great way to connect with people in a meaningful way. Customer segmentation, and building a customer-centric supply chain, is a popular topic at conferences. Current State of Supply Chain Visibility.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. New knowledge and insights from machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain management as a result.

Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

“High freight, fuel and labor costs are forcing food distributors to streamline their businesses,” begins the recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The piece revealed a rise in operating expenses of 6% at world’s largest food distributor, Sysco Foods and a boost of 2% at US Foods. — Food Shippers Lag in Terms of Automation Levels in their Supply Chains.

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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.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

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.

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. In this environment, the supply chain and logistics task becomes even more complex, as it involves delivering and fulfilling product and service support to deliver a lifestyle “vision” around the world.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. billion over the next five years to overhaul its supply chain.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

When Gartner purchased AMR Research in December 2009, the methodology became the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25. Now in its seventh year, in the analysis, I learned a lot about the impact of supply chain choices on balance sheet performance: -Not Straightforward.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain professionals however are uniquely positioned to make dramatic impacts on the environment. In Supply Chain we are involved in the entire breadth of activities in most any company. As such we have the direct or indirect ability to take actions which can promote environmental sustainability, reduce carbon footprint impacts, and drive the creation of the Green Supply Chain. The Supply Chain Environmental Model. Subscribe Here!

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. I was sitting at my kitchen table attempting to write a celebratory book on the 30th anniversary of supply chain management. When I sat down to write the book, Bricks Matter, I believed that companies had used supply chain technologies to reduce operating margin and improve inventory turns. This work will culminate in the launch of the Supply Chain Index in April.

A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

Talking Logistics

No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. Below are the steps we followed for one of our latest supply chain integrations: Step 1: Invent a new recipe. This is the step where we plan what the new supply chain will look like. For example, a recent consumer products company we worked with needed a supply chain built from the ground up. Here’s where we execute against the new supply chain.

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

Talking Logistics

Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes. But as Ryan pointed out, despite the coolness factor and hype, the impact of drones on supply chain and logistics processes will be further out than other technologies, and there are plenty of other innovations — you can call them more evolutionary in nature — that are already having a positive impact on the industry, such as what’s happening with mobile solutions (more on that below).

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. 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. Apply a supply chain stress test.

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

AFFLINK

As a consequence, consumer shopping habits are changing, and new supply chain trends are emerging with them. 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. Generation Z is coming of age.

Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

Supply Chain Shaman

Here, I postulate that the supply chain dragon is data. Supply chain leaders are drowning in data and low in insights. Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name oh. The focus is on growth, but supply chains are not fit for purpose. I think one of the huge problems is that US-centric food companies (Kellogg, General Mills, Smucker’s, Conagra etc.) Their questions were could the supply chain help?

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. Also note that beauty, consumer packaged goods and food growth is also declining. For today’s supply chain leader, the pressures on both operating margin and inventory turns is great.

Power B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

If you ask companies if they would like better inventory and global supply chain visibility, you will get an overwhelming answer of, “Yes!” The term supply chain visibility varies by role. In our recent report on defining supply chain visibility in B2B networks, we provide a definition based on a research study of over seventy participants. Today, I published a new report on building Digital Supply Chains.

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

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. I kicked off the meeting with an overview of the current dilemma facing supply chain executives, given the uncertainties of tariffs with China, Brexit in the UK, and the disturbances in Hong Kong and the Middle East that create a path with many risks in every direction.

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

6 River Systems

If you’re spending too much to meet consumer demands, experiencing delays in getting products to end customers or production disruptions, it’s time to focus on optimizing your supply chain. 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.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.” The organization is not clear on accepting special requests and expedited shipping policies, often resulting in a lower margin. What A Customer-Centric Supply Chain Is Not.

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.