Walmart OTIF Metrics


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. when Walmart manages the transportation) : 95% of all cases are routed on time and ready for pick up. Late Transport Notification.

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


When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. 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 ).

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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. million metric tons of WFP food assistance every year. Why instead are Quintiq employees donating their precious time to the World Food Programme? Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics

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What to Look for in a Food Distribution Warehouse Provider

Kanban Logistics

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. In this article, we’ll examine the many things you’ll need to look for in a food distribution warehouse provider to not only optimize your operations – but do so safely as well. A big part of most food logistics operations involves temperature and climate control. Food Safety Plan. Food import services.

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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. Surging demand is also pushing up the cost of for-hire transportation.”.

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Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. The early results from the ASU study will be featured in the book Metrics that Matter and it will be the core of the upcoming Supply Chain Global Summit on September 10-11, 2014 in Scottsdale AZ at the Phoenician. (We How do you balance metrics ? .

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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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. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. Better transportation planning. Optimize to reduce transportation spend, while maximizing shipment efficiency.

TMS Minimizes Food Shippers’ Day of Reckoning with FSMA

Supply Chain Collaborator

The deadline looms for food shippers. April 6 th is the day the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) goes into full effect and food shippers everywhere are working to ensure compliance. Regardless of how much (or how little) they may have prepared, one thing is certain: TMS solutions are playing a central role in ensuring food shippers are ready to meet (and even exceed) the requirements of the new law.

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The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014


We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

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. In a uniquely positioned industry that is both time-sensitive and commodity-driven, suppliers must manage transportation, storage, and distribution of products to key production facilities. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements .

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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Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs. Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service.

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Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Value in Orchestrating a Scheduled Transportation Plan”. 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. Freight transportation capacity, (particularly truckload capacity) is tight as it has ever been. The bellwether metric – spot rates – are pegging the meter.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall Results on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. In the last five years, consumer products and food/beverage leaders faced different challenges. Overall, in the industry, there is more forward momentum in consumer products sector than the food/beverage peer groups. Consumer products companies experienced slow growth while the food and beverage leaders faced declining–often sharp–market trends. Definition.

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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.

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


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. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download. Transportation Metrics that Matter the Most for Shippers to Track to Improve Performance.

How Can Paper Producers Rise to the Production Challenge?

USC Consulting Group

According to the piece published in North Carolina State University journal BioResources, the growth in demand for pulp and paperboard thus far in 2020 has been unprecedented, with production topping 419 million metric tons and consumption reaching over 423 million metric tons worldwide.

5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

Talking Logistics

Visibility also gets worse in the absence of a single transportation platform to manage disparate delivery modes. With a common visibility environment for all deliveries, thought-leading retailers make delivery choices by logically grouping orders heading to the same area, regardless of size and available transportation mode, which lowers costs while reducing lead times. Blending Traditional + Customer-focused Metrics.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

The key difference between the two can perhaps be explained in the following example: A 3PL provider working with a paint manufacturer may package and store products as well as transport them to retailers and/or customers. Transport.

Driver Networks and The Future of Last-Mile Delivery Operations

Talking Logistics

Having both dedicated drivers and proprietary transportation and logistics technology are luxuries that only the biggest volume service providers can afford — think UPS, FedEx and Amazon. 30 minute deliveries for food and beverage with an API to provide back driver GPS info, stats on time at restaurant picking up, etc.).

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

Talking Logistics

While all of these technologies play an important role in fleet management operations, it’s clear from the investments Roadnet is making, and the comments I heard from customers (I moderated a panel discussion with executives from JJ Foods, Stricycle, and Bob’s Discount Furniture), that mobile and BI/analytics are top priorities. Mobilecast On Track , “a low cost, durable, phone-based solution designed specifically to help track your mobile resources and provide metrics for management.”.

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

Talking Logistics

Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers. As reported by Transport Topics , “Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers’ and receivers’ facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and amenities.” In short, this trend could give rise to a new transportation role: “Transportation Facility Brand Manager.”. I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client.

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

Supply Chain Collaborator

Wherever you stand on the results of the recent Presidential election, one thing is absolutely clear – there are likely to be many changes holding great potential to affect your transportation management strategies in unpredictable ways. These changes will impact calculations of such critical transportation and logistics metrics as lead times, delivery schedules, routes, mileage and a host of others.

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, if your dock space is limited, a regular schedule through the consolidation program eliminates the need to accommodate pickups of small order quantities from multiple transportation providers. You may turn to retail consolidate on to align with specific retailer compliance initiatives, improve your on-time delivery performance, and add connectivity across supply chain partners (think manufacturers, suppliers, transportation providers, consolidator, and retailers).

The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

With increasing customer demands — likely driven by consumers’ experience in the B2C environment — , customer service has become a key differentiator in the transportation management game. Successful organizations are leveraging fleet management strategies to boost customer service and gain traction in the competitive marketplace, while companies focused solely on traditional metrics (e.g.,

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

It’s the reason why On Time In Full (OTIF) is a critical supply chain metric today. Dan highlighted some of the areas where blockchain has the most potential to deliver value at the moment, including global trade and finance, food supply chains (for recalls and traceability), high-value goods (e.g., Like many other leading logistics service providers, Transplace invests significantly in technology, including its own software-as-a-service transportation management system (TMS).

OTIF – How to Meet Delivery Appointments


Related Reading: Instock Metrics Every CPG Needs to Track. When combining POs onto single shipments, your transportation team should take extra care to ensure that the shipment will arrive within the MABD windows of every PO on the shipment. The Walmart OTIF compliance program has many nuances and can cause significant hits to your bottom line if it’s not met. It’s all about delivering your products O n T ime and I n F ull to Walmart distribution centers.

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.).

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis


So, how can the supply chain fulfill refugees’ basic requirements for food, water, shelter, and medical assistance? The philanthropic branch of UPS, the UPS Foundation , is working with UNHCR and the World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver relief shipments to thousands of refugees in Greece and along the Macedonian border. 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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Why is OTIF Important?


Walmart breaks down OTIF into separate metrics, On Time and In Full. Each metric has its own percentage goal that must be met in order to avoid fines. The metrics that apply to you differ based on whether you manage your own transportation (ie: “ Prepaid ”) or Walmart picks up the product from your warehouses (ie: “ Collect ”). For Prepaid shipping, the percentages are also broken down into the mode of transportation. Food and Consumables must be in full 97.5%

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. As companies outsourced—greater dependency on third parties for manufacturing and transportation—and asset utilization grew from 10% to 35% ROIC the management of the supply chain became more complex. As I flew to Dallas, I worked on this post.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Attending the conference was Alexia Howard, Senior Research Analyst – US Foods for Sanford C. The script will be distributed to CFOs of apparel, consumer packaged goods, and food/beverage companies next week. There are three reasons why: Vertical excellence—having the best manufacturing, procurement or transportation function—has not worked. Aligned Metrics. Last week was the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. It was great to see old faces at the kick-off.

How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

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 The manufacturing PMI and non-manufacturing NMI summarize supply managers’ reports as to how their organizations fared in the past month with regard to a set of key business metrics. Employment was the only metric in the third group of least impacted metrics.