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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?

[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.

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The Importance of LTL Freight Management in your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

You need a less than truckload freight management strategy. Why is LTL freight management important to your supply chain? Leveraging a suite of solutions for less than truckload (LTL) freight has become the cornerstone of successful supply chain strategies.

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.

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.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

I think it’s time we started spreading the good news: when you harness demand and inventory planning to slash unnecessary expenses and improve service to customers, you also reduce waste and support sustainability. Having the right inventory in the right location brings a variety of waste-reduction benefits. The place to start for a more efficient inventory stocking strategy is better understanding your demand so you can precisely predict how much goods you need, where and when.

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

Kinaxis

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. As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods.

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing consumer and retailer demands can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. Maintaining inventory levels and optimizing order quantities, while keeping compliance requirements in mind, requires a strategic approach. What is a retail consolidation program? Retailer compliance programs are unique to each company.

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.

Improving inventory management

EFT

Factory closures, blank sailings, massive cuts to air freight, reduced warehouse capacity and more have hit business-as-usual and often turned carefully calibrated chains on their head. In his opinion the way you do that is “By putting inventory close to customers.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

All product-based businesses need to track the value of their inventory – and this goes double in a period of dramatic upheaval. The value of your inventory has likely changed thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, and you should consider revaluing it before you make any major business decisions. What is inventory revaluation? Inventory revaluation is the adjustment of the costs of inventory to reflect changes in the recorded cost. Your inventory becomes obsolete.

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. A means of optimizing Supply Chain performance in which the manufacturer is responsible for maintaining the distributor’s inventory levels. The distributor maintains the inventory plan.

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. “To guard against disruption, some retailers hold safety stock or excess raw materials,” Sourcing Journal states. and other retail locations at record speeds.

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. 3) Ecommerce and Multi-Channel Retail. Retail and consumer.

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. What we will cover are practical inventory management techniques that: Our customers use; and.

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?

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain. Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Supply chain as a retail strategy.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

All product-based businesses need to track the value of their inventory – and this goes double in a period of dramatic upheaval. The value of your inventory has likely changed thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, and you should consider revaluing it before you make any major business decisions. What is inventory revaluation? Inventory revaluation is the adjustment of the costs of inventory to reflect changes in the recorded cost. Your inventory becomes obsolete.

What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same. However, systems used to manage inventory refer to the combination of technology, including hardware and software, for the following: Product identification Product matching to orders Data analysis Product labeling and management Documentation Reporting . Challenges of Limited Inventory Management Capabilities.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain. Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Supply chain as a retail strategy.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. E-commerce has permanently altered consumer expectations for near instantaneous product fulfillment and retailers have adjusted to remain competitive. There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The ultimate goal is to ensure the uninterrupted availability of quality vaccines from manufacturer to service-delivery levels, so that opportunities to vaccinate are not missed because vaccines are unavailable.” Then you have to manufacture, transport and distribute it.

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. What is a retail consolidation program? Retailer compliance programs are unique to each company.

Navigating inventory through the eye of the COVID storm

EFT

According to several executives on the roundtable, failing to have inventory in the right place at the right time can have a massive impact on company performance, as sales are not realised when product cannot meet local demand. I don't think the retailers are still getting a handle on that.”.

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What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. What is a retail consolidation program? This helps meet any retailer compliance programs that may exist. How a strategic retail consolidation program works.

What Are the Characteristics of the Best Inventory Management System?

Veridian Solutions

Selecting the best inventory management system remains a vital concern for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as enterprises. In the age of the internet, inventory management carries a heavy burden; failure to track and manage inventory across all channels muddies the waters of omnichannel proficiency. Moreover, failures within the inventory management system can worsen the effects of crises brought on by supply chain disruptions.

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

Yet the potential for manufacturers and retailers/distributors to streamline and simplify production and distribution processes as well as increasing the possibilities for customization of products is clear, and media and industry interest in how to harness this technology to drive innovation is gathering pace. The attractiveness of 3D printing for manufacturers and retailers/distributors centers around reducing both lead times and the risks involved in holding inventory.

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-.

Omni-Channel is Not Just for Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturers have lived in an Omni-channel world for some time. Omni-channel is really not a new thing for a manufacturer. Sales reps need instant access to all the information to support a personalized experience delivered through online/mobile with real-time visibility from suppliers and inbound item-level inventory to fulfilled/complete customer orders. So for manufacturers, it’s really an Omni-everything world. Featured Manufacturing Omni-Channel

Countering the Bullwhip Effect in a COVID-19 World

PINC

A distribution channel phenomenon in which inaccurate forecasts quickly turn into supply chain inefficiencies, the “bullwhip effect” refers to increasing swings in inventory in response to shifts in customer demand as one moves further up the supply chain. Suffering a glut in “green” cars at the time, Volvo’s sales and marketing developed a program to move its excess inventory. How long can this boom in freight volumes last?”

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. Jeff has been a leader in freight logistics since 1992; he is president and CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. domestic freight transportation and logistics.

The Reorder Point Formula: Everything You Need to Know

Unleashed

A carefully calculated reorder point is therefore critical to good stock control, and keeps your key metrics looking healthy for your next inventory report. When it’s the right time to manufacture more products. Example 2: The reorder point for retail and distribution.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturers make toilet paper based on those demand signals in a very predictive manner. The majority of toilet paper sold in North America is manufactured in North America. As it is the manufacture of toilet paper is a highly automated process with relatively few employees required to oversee such an operation anyways. There is also nothing particularly challenging or unique about the manufacture of toilet paper nor its Supply Chain. Subscribe Here! Email Address.