SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Spinnaker Management Group asked me to co-present on a demand-driven webinar with SanDisk. Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies.

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.

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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.).

How You Can Optimise Your Inventory to Save Money

Unleashed

The phrase ‘flushing money down the drain’ can feel like a reality if your inventory isn’t managed properly. Managing inventory can be daunting, but the feeling of losing money because of inventory can be even worse. It’s time to pay attention to what’s going on in your warehouse and make your inventory save money for you. Let’s see what inventory management techniques can help put a few more dollars back into your accounts.

WordPress Ecommerce Shipping: Scaling Your Online Store Through Shipping

ShipBob

Even more, WooCommerce offers flexible shipping options and settings, including the opportunity to work with tech-driven order fulfillment companies and other platforms that can help you grow your business. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about shipping for your WooCommerce store, including WooCommerce shipping setup, available plugins, and ecommerce fulfillment options. Shipping on WordPress: your top 3 options. Table Rate Shipping Pro.

ABC Analysis of Inventory: Optimize Business Bottom Line

OptiProERP

The most common concern supply chain management experts struggle with is accurately identifying the causes of inventory inconsistencies. If a discrepancy is identified when users pick an item or perform a count, an inventory correction needs to be performed. Categorizing your inventory.

22 warehouse pros share the biggest mistakes made with inventory management (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

Managing warehouse inventory, on its face, seems a simple concept: Keep enough stock on hand to fulfill orders, but not so much stock that your warehouse is filled to the brim with inventory that won’t move for months (or years).

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.

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management. This inventory builds.

ERP System to Help Improve Your Pick, Pack, and Ship Activities

My Office Apps

How an ERP System Can Help Your Pick, Pack and Ship Activities. Read on for some essential tips on how to improve your warehouse and shipping activities. Many companies just have their shipping people pick the items in the order provided in the original sales order.

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

The 3 Guiding Factors For Decision Rules To Greater Inventory Control

Unleashed

Implementing an effective inventory control and planning solution or system is only the first step in optimising your inventory management. Another vital component of this process is the set of rules you establish to speed up inventory control and make it more effective.

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

Cerasis

Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? In addition, e-commerce shipping practices must consider labor management, specifically loading and unloading, as well as yard management.

What Your Inventory Can Tell You About Your Promotional Strategies

Cognira

Below are some thoughts about promotions from the POV of an Inventory Manager. Inventory Managers can see that there is no turning back time on the discount clock. Why do Inventory Managers care? Free shipping on orders over $50. $20

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Ocean Shipping Technology.

What Your Inventory Can Tell You About Your Promotional Strategies

Cognira

Below are some thoughts about promotions from the POV of an Inventory Manager. Inventory Managers can see that there is no turning back time on the discount clock. Why do Inventory Managers care? It’s harder to move inventory through the supply chain quickly in response to sales.

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

Talking Logistics

In related news, Maersk downgraded its forecast for ocean shipping demand. It warned that capacity growth was outstripping demand after Maersk and others took delivery of new, massive ships such as the Danish group’s Triple-E container vessels, the largest in the world. .

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

Talking Logistics

The MetaPack Group Acquires U.S. Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

I watched a TED Talk video by Philip Evans, from Boston Consulting Group and shuddered to think that all our traditional fulfillment and inventory models can be drastically transformed by the “consumer”. Then, they check online for deals and shipping dates.

A Contrarian View – Embracing Ship-from-Store is Bad for Business

Supply Chain Nation

JDA’s annual user group conference was just two months ago, and at this event I had the opportunity to sit in on a particularly interesting breakfast meeting. It might have been a distribution or fulfillment center where online orders are more commonly shipped from.

5 More Common Sense, Yet Often Forgotten Basics for Less Than Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

A few months ago we wrote a tongue in cheek post about 5 Upfront Tips you can do to save on less than truckload shipping (a capitalization of Less than truckload). When it comes to less than truckload shipping, it’s no different. LTL less than truckload shipping

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Thankfully, digitization of inventory and technology like real-time shipment tracking from 3PLs are taking the pinch out of switching for these companies. While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. Even Canada, a country that’s not exactly famous for shipping disasters, was virtually cut in half by a single unexpected bridge collapse in 2016.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

Groups throw-out concepts. I was at a customer last week that shipped to distributors and did not know the site of customer facilities. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory.

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Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Ocean Shipping Technology.

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Three Ways Material Handling Equipment Is Changing with Rise of E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

With more and more brands looking to develop their e-commerce capabilities, their needs for moving and handling inventory are shifting as well. As two-day shipping has quickly become the norm in e-commerce, data collection to increase awareness into costs and efficiency is critical. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kenco Group Robots Warehouse Management business intelligence ecommerce Kenco Group material handling equipment MHE omnichannel

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Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

On-demand manufacturing, ordering, shipping, and even custom creations are the final frontier for impressing jaded customers; speed and precision are more important than ever before. Interfaces like augmented reality available through wearable devices as well as phone apps can make everything from browsing to price-checking to inventory visibility a breeze.

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.

7 reasons why you should integrate Order Management System with eCommerce store

Vinculum

Order Management System or OMS is any software tool or platform that helps track sales and orders manage inventory and monitor order fulfillment. A good order management system streamlines data in one system, manage inventory and supply, and handles return anytime and anywhere.

The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics

Talking Logistics

That was the main question I addressed with Greg Boring, VP of Sales at Kenco Group , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. 3PL Episode Highlights e-commerce Kenco Group logistics outsourcing procurement supply chain visibility

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

Talking Logistics

The New First Moment of Truth: Can We Ship It Profitably? In this age of free shipping, it seems that for online orders, there’s a new first moment of truth: can we ship it profitably? Previously, the retailer would ship those items, regardless of distance or shipping cost.

Technologies for Cost Management in eCommerce Retailing

Vinculum

Many popular social platforms have dedicated marketplace options and large groups of potential buyers whom your retailing business can reach with very little effort and expense. Inventory management solutions.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

This is number 15 in a series that looks critically, industry by industry, to understand relative improvement of peer groups on the Effective Frontier. The cash-to-cash definition is: Cash-to-cash= Days of Receivables+ Days of Inventory-Days of Payables.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the article: The retailer wants suppliers that ship full trucks of products to deliver orders within a specified two-day window 87% of the time, up from an 85% rate it targeted previously.

This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Alibaba Group Announces Strategic Investment in Chinese Logistics Company (MarketWatch). Walmart To Test A Free, Three-Day Shipping Service That’s Half The Price Of Amazon Prime (TechCrunch).

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Omnichannel Retailing: The Savior of Non-Essential Retail for the COVID Crisis

Vinculum

And, anticipating stock inadequacy, shipping delays, and the ever-present fear of contributing to the viral spread, most retailers have temporarily shut down their distribution centers as well as their eCommerce stores. Unsold Inventory and Overstocks. Shipping with Minimal Contact.