The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance. And it begins with improving their inventory accuracy.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational. or “How can we reduce inventory and improve our balance sheet?”.

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Practicing Social Distancing while Keeping Inventory Moving during COVID-19 pandemic

PINC

While social distancing rules, shutdowns, and high demand for certain product groups are top-of-mind right now, employee and driver safety should also be factored into an organization’s overall pandemic response. live/drop, type of inventory, type of equipment, load status, etc.).

Port Logistics Group acquires e-commerce tech firm Whiplash

EFT

Port Logistics Group , an omnichannel logistics services provider, has acquired Whiplash Merchandising, Inc. The move comes just over a year after Port Logistics Group took an ownership interest in Whiplash: since February 2018, Port Logistics Group has fulfilled more than 1.5 This brings Port Logistics Group’s warehouse space up to 6.3 Port Logistics Group is investing in the technology and software to further drive innovation.

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.

The Convergence of Logistics and Commerce (and Social Networking Too)

Talking Logistics

According to the article: Symphony, which helps companies like Gatorade and Hershey’s manage their web business, is doubling down on its logistics services [emphasis mine], by helping these brands enable faster shipping.

Speed up your eCommerce Business with Inventory Management Software

Vinculum

Inventory management plays a vital role in building a sustainable, scalable and profitable eCommerce business. Thus, inventory Management Software is really an essential tool for your business to gear itself up. What is Inventory Management System?

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The MetaPack Group Acquires U.S. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. Here’s an example from the press release: A fashion retailer can now set a rule to delay offering inventory available for sale online that is selling well at full price in certain stores.

Broman Group Chooses RELEX to Automate its Replenishment Processes

RELEX Solutions

Broman Group , a Finnish automotive spare parts and accessories company, has chosen RELEX to improve its supply chain processes. The family business has 62 stores, one established logistics center and another one opening in 2020. Broman Group was founded in 1965. Read PDF.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

A popular subject in several expat Facebook groups is checking to see who’s planning on flying back to their origin country, and whether those individuals would mind taking along a little extra cargo. I’ve been part of a few of these groups.

The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics

Talking Logistics

With all of the changes happening in the supply chain and logistics realm — whether it’s technology, regulations, mergers and acquisitions, new business models and competitors — is the value equation in contract logistics changing too?

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.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Logistics

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Merchants Market Group Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Technology

Blue Ridge

Enables leading Caribbean food service distributor to accurately forecast seasonal demand patterns and precisely align inventory levels at every distribution center. Blue Ridge leadership believes the team at Merchants Market Group is poised for greater success. “We’re

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? I joined Snapchat this week.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. P&G and Wayfair: More Shippers Taking Direct Control of Logistics Operations.

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics industry trends have also not been left behind in the move towards a more technological future. . 7 Major Trends Influencing the Logistics Industry in the Future . It is now the standard to go ‘international, ’ and logistic solution providers have a role to play in enabling this trend through a transportation network. . It is these factors that must be considered in with regards to this group and how you present information to them. Logistics Trends

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

FTR Shippers Condition Index notes pending HOS changes could cut productivity ( Logistics Management ). There is an increasing need to extend these applications beyond the enterprise to improve supply chain and logistics execution.

Operational Excellence: Streamlining the Warehouse Layout Process

Talking Logistics

Structural considerations such as the number and location of loading docks and the variety of vehicles needing to access the building are all important logistical aspects of the warehouse, but designing the layout inside the warehouse requires a much deeper understanding.

Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. And on Friday, Goodman Group, whose biggest customer globally is Amazon, announced it will sell $1.7 Logistics Mergers & Acquisitions Supply Chain

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning – What It Is and How to Operate

USC Consulting Group

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) is a dynamic process in which the company’s operating plan is updated on a regular monthly or more frequent basis. Objectives of Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning. The company must define product groupings or families.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Ti Logistics Briefing. Inbound Logistics.

6 Benefits of Applying Useable Data in Logistics For Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

We continue our series on strategic shipping by going into detail of the 10 main areas that shippers can turn to in order to have a strategic logistics and transportation management mindset. Today we will go into detail on using the available data created in the processing of shipments within transportation management and other related logistics management for continuous improvement. . Using data in logistics to generate an accurate forecast of shipping processes sounds complex.

How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated

Freightos

They build internal tools and then offer them as a service – just like Amazon warehouses were first used for their inventory and then opened up for FBA sellers, trucking will go the same way. From a logistics perspective, I think she’s on to something. The Logistics of Dominance.

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.

Pool Distribution: The Speed of Parcel at the Cost of LTL/Truckload

Talking Logistics

At the same time, stores need to be more responsive, so even though they are carrying less inventory, they still need to make sure they have the hot products in stock and they need to be more responsive to [consumer demand].”.

Top 5 Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

Cerasis

With the added pressure to lower costs to end-users, your customers, it’s no surprise that the need for increased scrutiny and cost reductions among inbound logistics partners, your vendors, has gone rogue. Some cite a lack of visibility or lack of control for reasons to not manage inbound logistics, and while proponents of “increased visibility” argue more information begets more effective inbound logistics strategy, its meaning gets lost in the murky waters of the internet.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. In other words, filling more orders is great, but it still requires significant use of logistics resources. How can a company offer the best deal without taking advantage of the lowest logistics costs? As explained by Disney Investment Group , this includes selecting a location that has a necessity-based anchor, like a grocery store.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). Happy New Year!

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. I have to go to the grocery store again today to replenish our inventory (yeah, I don’t shop for groceries online; as the son of a bodegero, I’m old fashioned that way.).

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters).

Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

20Cube Logistics

With rapid growth in technology, the logistics industry across the globe is experiencing a paradigm shift with fast track development driven by unique innovation and sturdy growth in the evolution of technology.

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Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Blog logistics management

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Blog logistics management

7 Key Factors that Underpin the Success of your Inventory Optimization Initiative

Supply Chain Opz

From the most basic to the most advanced organization, Inventory Optimization is a critical goal and one which underpins the effectiveness of the supply chain operation. Inventory Optimization requires an organization to sustain and maintain the right mix of cost versus service. In this article we will examine inventory optimization processes as part of a structured sequential journey and examine seven of the key factors in delivering the optimal mix of stock.