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The end of just-in-time?

EFT

The story goes that when Eiji Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, visited American car manufacturers in the 1950s, he was not impressed. This was the start of the famous process of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing, or lean manufacturing as it later became known.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

As the trucking industry experiences rising industry change, just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply chains are starting to feel the effects. In this article, we will take a closer look at these industry challenges and discuss the current and potential impacts on JITS. What is JITS (Just-In-Time-Sequence)? The advantage of a ‘pull’ system, over more traditional push based manufacturing, is that we only produce what is needed when it’s needed.

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What are Freight Management Services?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management? Freight Management services article and permission to publish here provided by Saheer Gurjot. Why is freight management important? Types of Transport Companies Used in Freight Management Services.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? 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. Inventory optimization can help overcome these errors to a large extent.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? 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. Inventory optimization can help overcome these errors to a large extent.

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

GlobalTranz

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. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model.

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. Increased efficiency and better use of time.

Inventory Management Techniques That You Need to Know About

EMERGE App

Not Another List of Inventory Management Techniques. I want to start by saying that this is not an exhaustive list of all the possible inventory management techniques available for all industries. Rather, it’s a carefully curated list of inventory management techniques that work for our wholesale and distribution customers around the world. So you won’t find a customary listing of the Last-In, First-Out method. You can actually use in your business.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background. What was your major in college? I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. I enrolled in the forestry program at the University of Wisconsin, but two years in I had an epiphany that I wanted to pursue business. I graduated with a major in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. [02:44] 02:44] What was your first job in logistics?

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. However, at times they lack the complete information they need to reach that goal. Inventory costs.

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. However, at times they lack the complete information they need to reach that goal. Inventory costs.

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. However, at times they lack the complete information they need to reach that goal. Inventory costs.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?

GlobalTranz

For example, many supply chain resiliency plans may have considered a health crisis in which organizations and key partners face lower-than-normal staffing levels. In 2020 companies across virtually every industry faced supply chain disruption due to COVID-19.

5 Causes of Inventory Waste That’s Costing Your Business and How to Avoid Them

Unleashed

Inventory waste can cost your business valuable time and resources. Inventory ties up capital and if you’re not managing it effectively it will quickly absorb important cash flow and worse, it can hide inefficiencies within your operations. It is crucial to optimise inventory control to help reduce your inventory waste. Just-in-time inventory lets you hold the minimum stock required to keep your business running. Inventory defects.

Now Is the Right Time for Supply Chains To Do the Right Things

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Covid-19 aftermath is so deeply engraved that in future, we can actually explain this phase as: BC “Before Covid-19” and AD “After Disease recovery” It has forced world leaders, policy makers, businesses to shift their focus to a survival mode for the most part of 2020.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As an offspring of globalisation, supply chains are focused on optimisation – cost reduction, just-in-time deliveries and tight inventory-to-sales ratios. A significant paradigm shift in procurement and inventory control is an emerging area of focus.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Apart from the panic buying are there Supply Chain lessons that we should learn from the Coronavirus pandemic to improve the robustness of Supply Chains in the future? In early February, 2020, as awareness of the seriousness of the Coronavirus was increasing, we started seeing pockets of Supply Chain disruption. China was locking down hundreds of millions of people and closing manufacturing facilities. Automotive manufacturers are looking to manufacture ventilators.

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E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

GlobalTranz

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. In fact, two-thirds of consumer shopping journeys include internet research, reports McKinsey & Company , as well as word-of-mouth recommendations and past experiences. According to Supply Chain 24/7 , e-commerce is on track to become the dominating force in all sales. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Just like the popularity of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the desire for today’s workforce to drive a truck has all but faded from our country’s periphery. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market. Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement. In order to help our customers own their supply chains, there are other projects and processes that can be employed.

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Getting Smart With Logistics Big Data

Freightos

Here at Freightos, we’re big fans of making global logistics work better by bringing data online (and especially instant freight quotes!). In this guest post, Kevin Everson the Vice-President of Supply Chain Solutions at RMG Networks , investigates two examples of driving more supply chain value with logistics big data and data visualization. More advanced tools allowed business to transition and embrace a JIT (just in time) model where supply is driven by emerging demand.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. We have the same problem in the 3PL business. These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Just-in-Time (JIT).

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Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. The new site for the first time offers quotes and booking on mobile devices. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

In order to imagine how the Supply Chain of the future will look like we need to consider and articulate what are the underlying philosophies, beliefs, and paradigms shifts will come into picture. Identify sourcing plant/s which can back-up each other in times of disruptions.

Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment: Definition, Process, Resources!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Successful eCommerce businesses all have one thing in common: terrific eCommerce fulfillment. You might have the best product in the world. However, it is a crucial element of your success in online retail. In addition, shipping costs are a major factor in shopping cart abandonment. In the study, 54 percent of respondents say they halted an order due to the high price of fulfillment.

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to the founding of Lean, Robert was the Founder and CEO of Chain Express, Corp, a full-service transportation brokerage specializing in LTL, volume, and truckload transportation. Robert earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Florida International University.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. We have the same problem in the 3PL business. These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Just-in-Time (JIT).

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. We have the same problem in the 3PL business. These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Just-in-Time (JIT).

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More than storage: What warehouse services can a 3PL provide?

Kanban Logistics

What’s important to understand, however, is that many 3PLs are capable of a wide array of warehouse services in addition to the basics. In this article, we’ll look at some of these value-added services so you can find a 3PL with the capabilities that matter most to your business.

So what is materials management? Here’s a guide to the basics

Unleashed

So you’re looking to grow your manufacturing business or the manufacturing arm of your existing enterprise. This is where materials management comes in – and materials managers themselves. Materials management in organisational strategy. Right time.

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now is the time to utilize all modes of transportation in the most efficient way possible. Investment in rail infrastructure. As early as 2008, multinational companies began experiencing rising labor costs in China’s coastal provinces.

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Why This Holiday Season is Creating Winners and Losers in the Transportation Industry

The Network Effect

There is an excellent piece in today’s WSJ on how retailers’ changing inventory management strategies are affecting the fortunes logistics and transportation companies. The answer mainly lies in new real time inventory management programs that major retailers are implementing: A large piece of the disconnect between freight and small parcel stems from currently high inventory levels, which retailers think they can sell off online come December.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

GlobalTranz

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more. What are your favorite topics in logistics right now?

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses

Bristlecone

This got me thinking about the nuances of supply chain visibility – what is it and why should organizations care about it, at this moment in time? Depending on where they are in the value chain, their opportunities, pain points and motivations tend to vary.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Accessibility — The ability of a carrier to provide service for a freight order. ATA — Actual time of arrival. ATD — Actual time of departure.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

Unsurprisingly, these suggestions aligned perfectly with the technology solutions already in production from top TMS software solutions. In order to get to the next level of savings, efficiency and competitive advantage, shippers must embrace emerging technologies. Leading TMS solution providers are already developing and delivering next-gen tech to their customers in pursuit of the goals enunciated in the list of 5 common sense suggestions offered by NASSTRAC.