Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

[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.

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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed.

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.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution. To deliver business transformation, the gap between company goals and digital supply chain strategy needs to close.

Transportation Innovation For a Future-Proof Supply Chain

PINC

Supply chain experts and software leaders converge to discuss the current transportation environment and provide valuable tips on what companies should be doing now to get ready for what’s coming next. . What happens when you bring supply chain software leaders, a Berkeley professor, and a top Gartner researcher together in one “virtual” room to talk about the current and future state of the world’s supply chains? Strengthening Supply Chains.

Best Practices for Inbound Freight Management

PLS Logistics

Every company works to analyze its supply chain costs and eliminate unnecessary costs and processes. Regardless of how complex your supply chain is, every part of it matters, however, not every part of the supply chain is assessed equally. Blog inbound inbound freight inbound freight management inventory supply chain management

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. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits. What is Lean Inventory Management? Pull (Lean principle: Kanban) : Move inventory only when requested by customer. Supply Chain lean inventor

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How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

ToolsGroup

With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. So what’s the secret of making supply chain uncertainty work for you? This invariably leads to extra freight costs and excess and obsolete inventory that either needs to be written off or sold at a heavy discount.

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

ToolsGroup

You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives. Smart inventory planning cranks up manufacturing efficiency.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! In light of the current situation we thought it was time to learn more about the Toilet Paper Supply Chain. Supply. Aside from the current Coronavirus pandemic and the associated crisis level response the supply of toilet paper is virtually never an issue. Stores replenish supply on generally stable demand signals and patterns. Subscribe Here!

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?

Re-valuating The Supply Chain: Transportation Execution Driven By Innovation In Uncertain Times.

PINC

As markets demand not only efficiency but agility and adaptability from supply chains in our current reality, supply chain executives have been heavily investing in automated execution and real-time visibility technologies to continue moving inventory and delivering on customer expectations.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

The new CEO embarked on several cost reduction initiatives in conjunction with a number of changes (some may argue too fast and too soon) on how the company operates its freight-trains. This has led to increased costs, not to mention all the inventory stuck in-transit. However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

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

The Network Effect

This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. 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. The post What’s new in the automotive supply chain?

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

Cerasis

Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent. We hope you enjoy this great story about supply chain without technology. . Is your supply chain running as effectively as it should be? Do you carry too much inventory?

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. As COVID-19 continues its malevolent spread around the world, concerns grow regarding the continued impact on supply chains and business continuity. Commonly companies will use a “firefighting” response in times of supply chain disruption in order to meet service levels.

E-Commerce Needs These Supply Chain Systems !

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Systems article and permission to publish here provided by Dave Joseph at veridian.info. The warehouse management system (WMS) is the most recognizable and diverse of the e-commerce supply chains’ system lineup.

Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

Talking Logistics

Casey and Paul Vigna – that opened my eyes to bitcoin’s true potential: as a new operating system for supply chain networks. Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer. A supply chain blockchain application, therefore, could be used to record the balances and transfers of inventory across a distributed supply chain network.

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Inbound Freight Trends for 2020: A Commitment to Improving Vendor Relations

Cerasis

The leading inbound freight trends for 2020 reveal a stronger push to improve inbound logistics efficiency and lower barriers to inventory management stress. Strategic Partnerships With Suppliers Will Dominate the Industry With the coronavirus well entrenched in supply chain disruption,read More. The post Inbound Freight Trends for 2020: A Commitment to Improving Vendor Relations appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chain management. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and fully integrated supply chain systems have the potential to meet these demands, and e-commerce will effectively change supply chain management forever.

Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! This Digital Twinning of Supply Chains article focuses on transformative ideation of transport & logistics value chains. Any supply chain has complications which creates difficulty in making changes in a piece of the value chain – a balance is required in supply chain orchestration through digital transformation.

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries. It’s an ongoing challenge because supply chains continue to get more fragmented, more global, and more dynamic. But the value proposition of supply chain visibility goes beyond answering those questions. The Maturing of the Supply Chain.

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.

Technology’s Ever-increasing Role in Supply Chain Functions

Cerasis

However, technology has risen to dramatically alter the execution of supply chain functions. In a Logistics Viewpoint survey , 50 percent of businesses reported sharing inventory across all channels or engaging in omni-channel practices. Additionally, the overwhelming majority, 98 percent, of businesses reported sharing inventory between online and retail locations. What’s Causing the Shift Towards Greater Use of Technology in Supply Chain Functions?

[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. Veridian helps clients deploy Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, and JDA Software’s latest supply chain suite to talk about the current state of warehouse management systems.

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Inventory Management

LeanCor

I propose three strategies that should get us closer to the goal, but require operational commitment of our supply chain and our company culture as a whole. Inventory management, network infrastructure, and labor deployment are all critical components necessary to meet this intense customer demand. Inventory Management Strategy. This requires us to push the boundaries of current inventory management practices, or hold lots of inventory network-wide.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

7 Benefits Realized Utilizing Big Data to Optimize Supply Chains

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post from end-to- end global supply chain services company, Flash Global. The company focuses on high tech industries such as telecome , data storage, data centers, bio-medicine, and any company who needs supply chain visibility and proactive supply chain services for replacement parts and more. We are excited to feature this company as they deal in the fast moving world of complex global supply chain solutions.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

A March 11 analysis by trading platform Forex.com claimed that nearly 75% of all companies had already reported supply-chain disruptions, with more than 80% believing that at some point they would experience impacts as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. And even if an order from an overseas supplier were to be filled, delivery issues would be compounded by the declining number of air and ocean freight options to move products into the U.S. Supply Chain

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

What are areas that are relevant to supply chains where new paradigms are possible? Covid-19 has demonstrated the power of integrated, intelligent and interactive supply chain networks. Companies can create digital supply chains and digital supply chain services, and, hence, advantage. Today’s supply chains are complex networks geared towards highest efficiency and the production of highly sophisticated products.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. The post Supply Chain Predictions!