Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

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. Inventory is both.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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Inventory Management

LeanCor

Inventory management, network infrastructure, and labor deployment are all critical components necessary to meet this intense customer demand. Inventory Management Strategy. This leaves us with one option: pushing the boundaries of current inventory management practices.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource. Freight LTL

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

inventory more clearly, you can see. when booking freight, and how to staff. inventory. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are. looking to digital ly transform their.

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management.

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. But even as developers have flooded the market with new inventory, some retailers are still having trouble finding adequate, flexible space. The post Excess Inventory?

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? E-Commerce Logistics Freight LTL Small Package

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. If retailers optimize their inventory—dynamically aligning their supply chains to changing customer preferences and behavior—they can position inventory to satisfy demand at the lowest possible cost.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. ” Vendor Managed Inventory Model: A Quick Back Story.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. Controlling Inventory Flow Begins With Liquidate Nonessential Products. The first step to controlling inventory flow effectively is liquidation of all non-essential products, explains Paul Trujillo of Business2Community. This will help to prevent the reordering of slow-moving products and ensure optimum inventory levels.

Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

When a company is looking to reduce their freight spend, while maintaining or improving service levels, there are two main paths they can take. Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMSThey can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS).

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Unfortunately, few shippers make inbound freight a priority, and even fewer consider it a strategic supply chain initiative.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

What is vendor-managed inventory? VMI is the process whereby a supplier or vendor manages and replenishes inventory at a customer’s location at the levels required by the customer. The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

Below I will outline how a vendor managed inventory model, in conjunction with reverse marketing, value analysis, and collaboration will achieve supply chain cost reductions. Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions. The distributor maintains the inventory plan.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . With the rapid rise in omnichannel shopping and the need to fulfill those orders quickly, retailers must balance inventory positioning, the labor cost to fulfill the orders, and transportation costs.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ).

10 Inventory Management Hacks You Can Do in 10 Days

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations.

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. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030.

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.

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

DAT Solutions

The graph below depicts 24 region-to-region pairs, showing changes in rates for freight movements that originated in four Western regions, heading to destinations in six East Coast regions. These results are atypical , so they may surprise longtime freight trend watchers. Freight Rate

What is Web Based Inventory Management Software?

EMERGE App

You run a lean business model with minimal overheads and using web-based inventory management software plays a big part in this. And you expect the same standard for inventory management software. What to Expect from Web-Based Inventory Management Software. Introduction.

EazyStock on The Freight Project Podcast by Cerasis

EazyStock

EazyStock recently appeared on The Freight Project Podcast hosted by Marketing Manager Adam Robinson at Cerasis to address the most pressing challenges that inventory managers face. The post EazyStock on The Freight Project Podcast by Cerasis appeared first on EazyStock.

White paper: Inventory Management by the “Prevailing Winds”

Herlitz Inventory Management

How can you sustain profitable inventory levels when different departments have conflicting priorities? Inventory. Freight. The perceived result is the inventory reduction that the CFO needed, so he then moves on to “bother another department,” as Anders would say.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

Cerasis

The ideal TMS can maximize the efficiency of a warehouse and directly affect inventory management. As a result, the amount of inventory can be managed to reflect the consumer demand. Freight Consolidation. Sometimes, the lines between FT and LTL are blurred, especially when all LTL shipments are compiled into FT via freight consolidation. Using less-than-truckload for medium-sized shipments is one of the great innovations in shipping.

Expectations in Freight Transportation (2017 Edition)

PLS Logistics

The latest American Trucking Association (ATA) report predicts freight volumes and the amount of goods moved by truck will grow. In the US Freight Transportation Forecast to 2027 , between 2016 and 2027, overall freight tonnage will grow a total of 35%.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. Those eastbound freight moves will become more urgent, and rates are likely to rise further, as Black Friday draws closer.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

Transportfolio

Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation.

How Can Transport Management Systems Help The Freight Industry?

Cerasis

For a Freight Forwarding Company , the benefits of TMS are endless. TMS helps companies manage the transportation operations of their business, and so it’s no wonder that these systems are making their way into the Freight industry. Inventory Reductions and Improvements.

Solving Franklin’s Freight Dilemma: Cure or Prevent Disruptions?

Supply Chain @ MIT

This may be a great rule of thumb for life generally, but not necessarily for freight transportation. Is it more important to prevent disruptions from occurring by building robustness into a freight network (i.e. The net effect is a more resilient freight transportation plan.

6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

Supply Chain Game Changer

Go over your inventory and rate your products based on how often your employees need to retrieve them. Digital technology can take the guesswork out of inventory and warehouse management with employees scanning products every step of the way. Use Inventory Management Software.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo.