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Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

And the lack of demand visibility is a big contributor to China-US ocean freight rates doubling to the West Coast since June, and passing $4,000/FEU to the East Coast – which was surprising as most analysts thought that rates and profits would freefall. Is ocean freight pricing broken?

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. In a recent KPMG study, 69% of manufacturing CEOs say acting with agility is “the new currency of business; if we’re too slow, we will be bankrupt.” As supply chain complexity and competition escalate, so do related manufacturing challenges. Excess and obsolete inventory. Cited: 2018 KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook study.

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Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

Next week is the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , and summit preparation is on my agenda for the weekend. We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” Inventory is both.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

While consumer products manufacturers previously led the way for sustainable manufacturing practices, a growing number of manufacturers in other sectors are treating sustainability as an important operational objective to increase global competitiveness. The Sustainability Movement in Business and Manufacturing. Today, manufacturers view sustainability as a required corporate strategy for long-term business viability and success.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

Cerasis

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks. cuts inventory costs.

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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing. 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016.

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

Kinaxis

The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Among the many supply chain initiatives taking place today, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) has become an increasingly effective process and business model to help organizations share risk and information between vendors and customers — while benefitting from lower stockouts, reduced uncertainty and lower costs. craft going global in the alcoholic beverages industry).

Infographic: Manufacturing Success: How ToolsGroup Customers Excel

ToolsGroup

With Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) ToolsGroup’s manufacturing customers commonly achieve a 10-30% reduction in inventory, improve product availability to 96% or better, and reduce overhead (such as overtime and expedited freight) by 50%.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

Today I want to explore how automobile suppliers are improving their operations via inventory replenishment policies. Effective inventory replenishment policies in use today include the 830/862 converted to a delivery release, KanBan, Min/Max, and Sequencing. Improved technologies now provide the ability to optimize truckloads simultaneously with inventory using pull policies. Typical measurements include inventory turns, truck utilization, and premium freight reduction.

The World’s Largest Brands Are Using Inventory Accuracy and Yard Automation to Fight COVID-19 Chaos

PINC

In an uncertain world where supply chain disruption is becoming a certainty, here’s how good inventory management enabled by automation can help companies gain the supply chain visibility they need to keep the wheels turning. ” Maintaining the Right Inventory Balance. “But amassing inputs or inventory puts them at risk for markdowns or lost investments if merchandise goes out of style or materials deteriorate before they can be used for production.”

5 ways ERP improves inventory visibility in your supply chain

OptiProERP

Inventory visibility is one of the critical aspects of any manufacturing business. It helps organizations understand how much inventory is available, at what location , and at any given point of time. To ensure inventory visibility, you should have access to view, manage, and update your inventory status from trusted software. What Improved Inventory Visibility does. Inventory ties up money. How ERP Improves Inventory Visibility.

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. Ambient and/or temperature-controlled storage of supplier freight.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. We believe many practices in global supply chain management can be applied in every industry.

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What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics|Transportfolio. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains. Third parties, carriers, and drivers interact with the manufacturer, suppliers, DCs, retailers, and customers as products move. Companies can keep less inventory on hand and more in motion if their supply chain network can reflect accurate product locations and specifications.

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. End-to-end supply chain visibility at the item level leads to a better picture of where inventory is. Capturing Freight Spend Visibility.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Inventory Turnover Breakthrough … Go Back To The Basics! Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Understanding the top 10 global supply chain risks can work to reduce their impact. on a scale of 1-10 regarding its concern for the impact on global trade. Extreme weather represents one of the most significant risks to ocean freight on the globe.

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles inventory retail #retailers Gravity Technology disruption supplychain visibility logistics performance #automation #realtime #management #cargo #shipment #transportation purchase tracking container freight solution platform order track operations global industry automating manufacturers service providers cloudbased trace carrier shipper data warehousingHow can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions?

How Resilient is Your Global Supply Chain?

3rdwave

For an equal amount of time, the global trading community has largely ignored the issue and not invested in solutions designed to dramatically increase a company’s supply chain resiliency, flexibility, and agility. However, since globalization is the driver for broad business growth a company should be equally focused on the global supply/demand networks. The resiliency of its global supply chains are going to be stress tested.

Outsourcing Technology to 3PLs: 9 Reasons Why Manufacturers Will Continue to Invest

Cerasis

Automation sales declined throughout 2016, but industry experts believe a major shift toward third-party companies is coming, reports Patrick Burnson of Supply Chain Management Review Manufacturers need to increase production without increasing overhead costs, and outsourcing technology to 3Pls is the perfect solution. Manufacturers Need to Process Higher Volumes of Information. Outsourcing Technology to 3PLs Enables Competition in the Global Market.

Integrated Supplier Management Boosts Performance

QAD

The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly increased the awareness among manufacturers for improved communication and collaboration with suppliers. Manufacturers require integrated supplier management to ensure the timely flow of goods and information.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

In a matter of days, an unexpected global disruption sent shock waves throughout countries, communities, governments, and businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic spread rapidly. Global supply chain management has always been at the forefront of the battle.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

billion people, the entire global population, will need the Covid-19 vaccine, whether people choose to take it or even have access to it. Then you have to manufacture, transport and distribute it. A limited number of vaccines will end up getting approved for global distribution.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Complexity in the global supply chain has increased dramatically since that time.

How Logistics, Manufacturing, and Production Operations are solving the same Supply Chain problems

ThroughPut

ThroughPut spent most of Q4 working with production, logistics, and manufacturing operations. We will wrap up the post with how ThroughPut is enabling global supply chains to run smoother to impact people, planet, and ultimately profit. Hitting your targets is everything in operations, manufacturing, drilling, production, logistics, and hands-on blue-collar work. Reducing Inventory: Inventory should never sit on a shelf or a closet. Reduce inventory.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

Artificial Intelligence plays a vital part in freight movement tracking. This technology continues helping manufacturers to speed up the process, save time, capital and inventory by optimizing their supply chains. The landscape of supply chain management is under evolvement as it is the answer to recent development in this industry. Therefore, 2019 was a challenging year for businesses to improve their supply chain, as they try to keep up with technology evolution pace.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

A new study by the SupplyChainDigest analyzing the main components of working capital: Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO), and Days Payables Outstanding (DPO) revealed an uptick in DIO. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

In earlier posts, I talked about order aggregation , new inventory replenishment policies , why a network model makes so much sense , and the all important ASN. Given the global nature of automotive manufacturing in today’s networked supply environments, international shipping will be a consideration as part of the trading relationship between Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers and their Tier 2 Suppliers.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. Inventory costs. Inventory management-.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. Inventory costs. Inventory management-.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. Inventory costs. Inventory management-.