7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

However, to not leave you in the dark, here are our 7 guidelines to achieving growth through globalization: AMAZON GUIDELINE: Do not pursue a growth strategy that duplicates something Amazon is already doing well. STRATEGY GUIDELINE: Strategy must always come before structure.

9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management


Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. Are you looking forward to becoming a master of logistics, handling freight management with increased efficiency? If that happens to be the case and you need to be able to handle whatever comes your way, then you will need to be fully aware of a few things along the way.

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7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Three different positions on achieving growth all point to cross-border e-commerce, from a brand, company, and country perspective: The post 7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization appeared first on Tompkins International.

[Infographic]: How Visual Aids Can Improve Safety in the Workplace


Quick Guidelines for Safety in the Workplace from OSHA. To reduce the risk, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers *.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

China published new GMP guidelines in 2012 and called on pharmaceutical companies to pursue GMP certification by the end of 2013. Higher GDP standards are looming in a number of countries – new guidelines will come into force during 2014 in Brazil, the European Union and China.

3 Unobvious Supply Chain Risks Companies Shouldn't Overlook


In this post, we examine three of these less apparent supply chain risk types, explain the nature of their risk in the supply chain context, and present guidelines to help you better respond to and mitigate such risks.

A Personal Invitation

Supply Chain Insights

Additional community guidelines are found in the Terms & Conditions, and the Code of Conduct sections of the site. . . Today, I am excited to announce the launch of a community to help the supply chain professional.

FDA’s Emerging Regulations for Reduced Sodium Intake in Food Implies Broader Transparency

Supply Chain Matters

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued long overdue guidelines targeted at cutting the daily salt content for both packaged food products as well as restaurant meals. When implemented, such guidelines are obviously going to impact food related supply chains, but a proactive approach could lead to both business and […]. Earlier in the month, the U.S.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Then, general guidelines for level of forecast can be found as below, - If your customer doesn''t share demand forecast with you, use your own historical data to make a forecast at SKU level - If you get POS data from customers, use it to make forecast at SKU/store level.

Supply Chain Planning: Is Trying to Do Everything Worse Than Doing Nothing?

Demand Solutions

These, he believes, can serve as general guidelines for any organization that wants to enhance its overall supply chain performance without getting bogged down in the details. “If you’re not getting ahead, you’re falling behind.”.

10 Inventory Management Hacks You Can Do in 10 Days

Supply Chain Opz

Then, general guidelines for level of forecast can be found as below, - If your customer doesn''t share demand forecast with you, use your own historical data to make a forecast at SKU level - If you get POS data from customers, use it to make forecast at SKU/store level.

How “Process Robots” are Enabling Supply Networks

The Network Effect

and 18 months of effort given standard ERP development guidelines. Think about an electronic workforce of process robots designed to count your inventory items in real time, on demand, with no mistakes made. You pay them nothing, and they never complain.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing


Hours of Service Guidelines Are Evolving. Hours of service (HOS) guidelines are also changing for drivers. Ultimately, the benefit is found in knowing where all drivers are, how long they can drive for without violating HOS guidelines and what steps can be taken to keep the flow of goods moving.

Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

Supply Chain Link

Shippers are constantly seeking new ways to gain more visibility into their supply chain to ensure on-time deliveries and meet cost guidelines. As in many areas of logistics, visibility during the ocean shipping process continues to be a challenge for both shippers and carriers alike.

Seven Steps to Rethinking Supply Chain Inventory Optimization

Ryder Exchange

VMI works best after a thorough analysis and, if pursued, with guidelines and expectations in place. Inbound manufacturing inventory management can be a costly challenge, even for the best supply chain and logistics teams.

Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition


This roadmap can be used to develop a set of guidelines for deployment of best practices across an organization. In my earlier book with Gerard Chick on “ The Procurement Value Proposition “, we advance the notion that buildoing a business case for investing in people, process, and technology improvement in procurement is key.

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The idea would be to provide guidelines on responsible business practices in the supply chain and engagement practices when dealing with producing countries. It’s still not clear whether these new guidelines will be voluntary, or enforceable regulation.

The Role of Traceability in the Pharma Supply Chain


As more companies offer new medicines and health solutions, watchdogs and regulators also lay out stricter guidelines. The battle against counterfeit drugs is at the forefront of many of those guidelines. The U.S.

5 Common Problems Vendors Have with Routing Guides

PLS Logistics

Routing guides contain routing instructions and an established set of guidelines and requirements for manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and distributors to follow when fulfilling orders and shipping products or materials to a specific location, warehouse or DC. What is a routing guide?

Keeping products fresh during the driver shortage

Ryder Exchange

With constant changes to federal guidelines and rising customer expectations, well trained drivers are able to handle the daily challenges of delivering goods safely and on time. “Recruit, train and retain” plan key for food companies.

Maximize Your TMS Investment with Excellent Customer Support

Talking Logistics

Establishing those communication guidelines will lead to continued success to maximize your investment. Deciding to buy a transportation management system (TMS) is a big decision and there are a lot of factors to consider.

The Branded Supply Chain


The Branded Supply Chain is the model for ensuring that your brand is more than just a collection of ideas, logos and guidelines. Discover the highest level of branding where others are least likely to look.

Sustainable Procurement Finally Getting Its Own Standard


For the basis of our framework we assessed if the code of conduct followed the guidelines specified in these and similar conventions. A new post discussed the development of a sustainable procurement standard developed by the International Standards Organization. ISO 20400 , Sustainable procurement – Guidance, has just reached a second draft international standard stage, meaning interested parties can submit feedback via their ISO member on the draft before final publication in 2017.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

A number of comprehensive business process and supply chain specifications designed for the automotive industry are in use today, including the TS16949 standards (related to ISO 9001) and the AIAG Materials Management Operating Guidelines (MMOG).

The 5 ‘C’s’ for CMO Relationships in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I took Daly’s 5 C’s as a valuable guideline for anyone managing supplier relationships, regardless of industry and maturity.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

In February 2016, BIMCO and other leading shipping organisations launched a set of guidelines “to help the global shipping industry prevent major safety, environmental and commercial issues that could result from a cyber incident onboard a ship.” And in June 2016, the International Maritime Organization issued its own guidelines on maritime cyber risk management after “having considered the urgent need to raise awareness on cyber risk threats and vulnerabilities.”.

Sparking a New Conversation: Let’s Build a Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

In this process, gain clarity of contract requirements and policy guidelines and try to incorporate them into the flows. Today’s supply chain is inside-out. Companies wait and process orders. They cannot sense and respond to demand. It is a struggle.

Live Updates: The Kumamoto Quakes Could Devastate Smartphone Manufacturing


In emergencies, transparency is a powerful guard against disruptions—it can be achieved by opening up communication channels to everyone involved and setting clear guidelines for individual responsibility.

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Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

The impact of rising yet fluctuating fuel prices, increased labor wages with the shortage of drivers and higher truck / equipment costs coupled with more restrictive Federal Guidelines reveal a future of higher costs. <strong><em>If you think the price of fuel is the only element driving freight costs higher – </em><em>Think again! </em></strong> Introduction.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document


Also, when using this website's particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are at this moment incorporated by reference into the TOS. Reassuring people that their information is safe and that your company follows all the guidelines that the law demands will be comforting to readers.

“Collaboration” is becoming a bad word…in some circles


The council establishes overall guidelines and structures for regional work to operate at a world-class level. The central theme is that people speak up when there is a need to speak up, but otherwise, the guidelines to maximize flow and velocity drive the right balance of input. The concept of “Collaboration” has been getting a lot of grief lately.

David and Goliath: Lessons for supply chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

They develop more guidelines, decision hierarchies, rigid processes which end up making it more difficult for employees to achieve their goals than before. by Carol McIntosh I just finished a great book called ‘David and Goliath’ by Malcolm Gladwell.

Warehouse & Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success


It is a good idea to implement a robust training program that provides a standard operating procedure, which provides appropriate guidelines for working within your particular warehouse. Editor's Note: Today's blog is by Carl Turner. Carl is a freelance business writer who loves to share his knowledge of the entrepreneurial world. Today, Carl writes about his 5 tips for success Warehouse and Distribution center management.

Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”


ISO publishes guidelines for conformance to its standards. Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. Customers simply switch suppliers when others are more capable of delivering within their preferred timeframes. Lean systems have provided a formidable operating strategy for leaders determined to achieve and maintain optimal operational systems and customer satisfaction levels.

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How New GHG Regulations Affect the Future of Transportation

PLS Logistics

Additional truck and trailer requirements, including fuel-efficiency guidelines and CO 2 emissions standards, will be implemented in 2021, 2024 and 2027.

Beyond Collaboration: Supply Chain “Federation”


The governing council establishes overall guidelines and structures for regional work to operate at a world-class level. The idea that large organizations can create a “federated” network, by integrating smaller firms into their network and drive a common purpose is a concept that is emerging as key to global competition. Federation implies common operating procedures, established standards, driving aligned supply chain processes and tacit understanding of how things work.

Supply Chain News on Making the Most out of Supplier Site Visits

Supply Chain Digest

A Commonsense List of Guidelines from Dupont Supply Manager

5 Skills Needed for Radical Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration


Holding a "Supplier Day" and set forth rules following the above 5 guidelines. Those in the supply chain and logistics management industry have been talking a great deal about collaboration in dealing with our business partners. Adversarial relationships just do not work.

Who's Looking Out For the Interests of Freight Brokers?

DAT Solutions

TIA Frameworks – Expert-created guidelines to help you improve your business practices and make the right call in tough situations. Editor’s note: This is a guest blog post by Tom Malloy, director of sales and membership for the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Do they follow DOE guidelines? “Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” ” -Bill Driscoll. Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization.