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.

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.

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.

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

Supply Chain Digest

A Commonsense List of Guidelines from Dupont Supply Manager

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.

Keeping Pace with Walmart’s On-Time Delivery Requirements

Supply Chain 24/7

Walmart announced new "On Time & In Full" or OTIF guidelines for suppliers, and is the next evolution of the Supply Chain Reliability program, the last big buzzword was "Must Arrive By Date" or MABD, which generally required you to deliver your products within a 4 day window, but the big change with OTIF is that you now need to deliver your products within a 1 day window and on the exact date, and it must be the full purchase order

[Video] UL Launches 'Marine Use' Labeling Program for GHS Requirements


New labeling guidelines from worldwide safety organization UL should ensure that chemical containers are clearly marked

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets


As well as design and weight capacity you’ll need consider export and import guidelines as these will influence which pallets you required. It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business. There are so many different factors to take into account which is why Plastic Pallets in the UK have produced this great in-depth guide to plastic pallets. It contains everything you could possibly want or need to know about plastic pallets.

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.

[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.

Creating Better Concept Definitions in SCM

SCM Research

I believe we all have already experienced this: The same concept can sometimes be defined in very different ways by different authors. Conceptual clarity would certainly be great, but how can we achieve it? Think, for example, about concepts such as trust, integration or dependence. So, what do we really mean when we are talking about them?

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5 Trending Transportation Updates: May 2017

PLS Logistics

Drivers face long-waits when seeking exemptions due to vague medial guidelines. More Diabetic Drivers Seek Exemptions. Insulin-dependent drivers are requesting exemption to stay behind the wheel, but the current approval process is inefficient.

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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?

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.

Sports or Logistics, Supply Chain Scorecards Define Winners

Ryder Exchange

Throw in a bunch of vendors who are not playing by the rules (vendor compliance guidelines) and a vendor scorecard can reveal a retailer’s costs growing, service levels plummeting and consumption of capital and resources increasing. In almost any sporting event, more points win.

JDA Labs Hosting Meet-up on “The Art of Data Visualization”

Supply Chain Nation

Guidelines for Data Visualization. Ignacio Alvarez from JDA Labs will speak about guidelines for data visualization. Authors in the data visualization field have written guidelines on how to be effective with your visualization choices. This presentation will sum up those guidelines into six rules you can follow to make the best data visualization choices possible. On Tuesday, January 30 at 6 p.m., JDA Labs is hosting their first meet-up of 2018.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Here are some best practice guidelines for the food and beverage industry to consider when addressing its own unique challenges. by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022.

Sorting out Risk in FinTech Source Chains


The tools here are very immature, and must be compliant with what are very general guidelines provided by the OCC and FRB policies, which are also written in a very general manner. The risk standard set up following the financial crisis are officially known a “guidelines”, but are in fact very prescriptive. However, the regulatory standards are still not explicit, and will always be a guideline that is subject to interpretation.

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.

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.”.

Walmart’s OTIF Policy Will Continually Impact Forecast and Planning Strategies


Previously under the Must Arrive By Date (MABD) guidelines, suppliers of fast-turning products, as well as perishable … The post Walmart’s OTIF Policy Will Continually Impact Forecast and Planning Strategies appeared first on Chainalytics.

5 Ways to Save Money with Packaging Engineering

Ryder Exchange

Supplier Compliance to Standards – Packaging engineering helps with enforcement of your packaging guidelines. Reducing and controlling costs in a supply chain network are top priorities for most companies.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.

RELEX Retail & Supply Chain Award 2017: Best Master’s Thesis, Europe

RELEX Solutions

For guidelines and further information, please download the competition information. RELEX is looking for the best Retail and Supply Chain Master’s Thesis submitted in a European university during the year 2017. Are you a recently graduated supply chain specialist or finalizing your master’s thesis with a focus on retail planning?

Citations of Excellence Awards 2013

SCM Research

Some of you may remember my last year’s post about the 2012 Citations of Excellence Awards. A year has passed since and Emerald Management Reviews has now announced the winners of the 2013 Citation of Excellence Awards. I went through the list of 50 awarded papers and discovered two papers which I think are particularly relevant to our field. First, a paper by Lawson et al.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.