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

Cerasis

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. ISO publishes guidelines for conformance to its standards. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? Inventory records, product specs, shipping documents contain errors. There are excess inventories of some materials and shortages of needed.

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

Kinaxis

Among the many supply chain initiatives taking place today, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) has become an increasingly effective process and business model to help organizations share risk and information between vendors and customers — while benefitting from lower stockouts, reduced uncertainty and lower costs. As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods.

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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. The plans take into account projections made by the sales and marketing departments, the resources available from manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, and finance, and are directed toward hitting the company’s objectives. Objectives of Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ). London’s Delivery Cube “pauses” logistics operations to focus on tech platform ( TechCrunch ). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. Note: Descartes and GT Nexus are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

Vinculum

Production and Manufacturing Shut Down. Almost all industries, be it fashion, communication, logistics, have encountered the brunt of this global pandemic, especially, the manufacturing, and production-based industries. The entire supply chain has gone for a toss as most production and manufacturing facilities are shut down uncertainly. Unsold Inventory and Overstocks. So, how inventory can be stored without tipping the cost scale towards a higher end?

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Together with logistics service provider DSV, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for the medical device supply chain, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please At the same time, new sales markets are emerging for manufacturers of medical devices, and innovative technologies such as 3D printing are making a breakthrough. Manufacturers of medical technology (‘medtech’) must choose a clear strategy: Plan.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Because of the complexity of supply chains, [Patricia Jurewicz, founder and director of the Responsible Sourcing Network, a human rights advocacy group] said it’s often almost impossible for manufacturers, retailers and consumers to uncover the human rights abuses that lie within their products. Intel also donated $250,000 to a fund to help smelters who want to meet the tech giant’s ethical guidelines but cannot afford to retrace their supply chains.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. Adoption of advanced technologies ( machine learning , smart manufacturing, China 2020, digital transformation) to increase performance and efficiency. What is MMOG/LE?

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to founding Fulfyld, AJ held business development and leadership positions in the manufacturing, technology, packaging, and consulting industries. The products are packed according to the size of the order and predefined packaging and packing guidelines.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?

Cerasis

Transportation managers must keep up with the ship dates of inventory, where inventory is currently located in the transportation process, what insurance information is being used and appropriated for each shipment, and many more factors. Many logistics providers and entities in the transportation management industry are unsure of what exactly the final rule on the URS means and how it affects business on a daily basis. Effective transportation management can be a hassle.

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8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. I will typically do some rough calculations by product group, and then put together some guidelines to apply to each product group. Logistics Warehouse warehouse slotting

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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Learn how to: Keep your logistics on time and prepared Maintain your replenishment goals Properly forecast and redefine your demand plan Use technology to help. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times. Logistics. Your buyer may also need to work on directing inventories to more active locations. Another solution is to create inventory reserves.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

Practical Applications: Using AI Technologies to Maximize & Compliment Logistics Resources. Hong Kong: Logistics. However, the application of AI technologies to logistics is not limited to resource optimizing and scheduling, Dr Chun said. Logistics require the collaboration of many parties and companies, all with their own peculiar processes, procedures and guidelines." Infographics Logistics Technology AI technologies

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

They include: Global electronics manufacturer TE Connectivity , which uses an 18-month rolling forecast to drive sales and operations planning, gaining a granular view of demand and improving inventory turns, customer service, agility and forecast accuracy. Leather footwear manufacturer Grupo Flexi , which reduced supply chain planning and re-planning time, improved customer service levels, increased inventory turns and sales growth. What’s on your summer reading list?

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

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

Pharma Supply Chain Management: The Key to Solving Pain Points

DSI

And from the EU’s Good Distribution Practice guidelines to Brazil’s stringent serialization laws, regulatory compliance is only increasing. serialization, the next phase of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), goes into effect next year for pharmaceutical manufacturers. By 2023, the Act will ensure that manufacturers, repackagers, distributors and dispensers can only transact with serialized product, ensuring unit level traceability across the pharma supply chain.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Having a safe work environment requires establishing clear and effective warehouse safety guidelines. Then, some workers simply don’t know the guidelines for warehouse safety and go about their day in ignorance. OSHA is your first source of safety information and guidelines for the warehouse business as well as all other American industries. That has to come from an existing operator or from resource people supplied by the equipment manufacturer or distributor.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory.

How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

In my last two posts, I talked about new inventory replenishment policies and why a network model makes so much sense. Manual replenishment may be approved when it is not possible to use one of the manufacturer’s designated replenishment methods. Full WIP tracking inbound to a customer’s manufacturing operation is a standard requirement which could extend to include WIP tracking within a manufacturer’s facility. SMMt Ltd/Flickr.

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know

NC State SCRC

Optimized decisions in manufacturing would lead to inventory shortages or surpluses in other parts of the chain. These studios will benefit by having “super-users” interact with them, forming “playbooks” that provide guidelines on decision-making in the face of uncertainty. If an individual is working from a different role, whether in shipping, logistics, or procurement, they will be coming at the system from a very different frame of reference.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

You can start with things like logistics, and see how much things have changed in just the past five years. A company we’ve been working with has just landed Walmart, who wants to make sure that its 40,000 suppliers are following the guidelines.”.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. Therefore, it is paramount for you as a logistics and supply chain professional to have a keen sense of how to properly evaluate a supplier. It measures the cost incurred by an organization to manufacture a quality product.

Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

Reporting on this development, Jennifer Smith ( @jensmithWSJ ) and Sarah Nassauer ( @SarahNassauer ) write, “Looking to cut inventory while meeting e-commerce demands, the retailer wants more of the goods it orders delivered on time and in full. 2] She wrote: “There’s no doubt about it: manufacturers who fail to meet a retailer’s vendor standards can get into financial trouble. Walmart recently made headlines when it toughened delivery demands for its suppliers.

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Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Do they follow DOE guidelines? Some other transportation cost drains: Sarbanes-Oxley, freight claims, dock congestion, order flow, customer requirements, service policies, company strategic imperatives, customer prioritization, inventory stocking policies, inventory deployment strategies, inter-company transfers, substitutions, obsolescence policies, technology capabilities and finally external and internal communications with transportation carriers.

3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

It’s home base for sophisticated eCommerce operations, high-velocity retail distribution, vendor managed inventory, and a variety of other services. While you can build and staff your own warehouse and perform these services yourself, more and more companies see the value in handing warehousing operations off to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Multi – channel capabilities : The WMS can manage inventory and orders related to both B2B and B2C simultaneously.

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8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Data-driven SCM provides visibility from end to end for monitoring the flow of information, services and goods from procurement to manufacturing and delivery to the end consumer. Data isn’t the only driver of effective supply chain management; other factors such as good vendor and supplier relationships, effective cost control, securing the right logistics partners and adopting innovative supply chain technologies make a big impact, too.

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

NC State SCRC

This roadmap can be used to develop a set of guidelines for deployment of best practices across an organization. It also emphasizes that even a highly mature sourcing function can see its shareholder return diminished by unproductive manufacturing, delivery or market factors, and service issues that are plaguing its supply chain. > Inventory levels. > > Manufacturing cost as % revenue. > >Inventory Turns. > > Logistics cost. >

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Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

AFFLINK

Packaging waste happens when the wrong type of good in the wrong packaging is produced or excess inventory must be repackaged. Software solutions help food manufacturers configure their orders to buy exactly what they need; specifically, automated food waste tracking programs that determine what is being overproduced and what is being scrapped help supply chains create more streamlined plans. Some logistical waste solutions might include: Streamlining employee processes.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. We may want to review their manufacturing facilities and perform some sort of quick assessment (for example, explore their process capability and yield of the product and how they handle returned parts). Logistics 5.

Refresh Your Supply Chain – Have a Coke and a Smile

Supply Chain Network

As part of this effort, they combined their logistics with the retail expertise of SAP software. The result was improved flexibility of production, as well as better inventory and asset management. Global Guidelines. Next time you pick up a coke bottle, look at it more carefully, from a manufacturing point of view, and you might feel refreshed in a less obvious way. Coca-Cola is a globally recognized brand, and the company consistently delivers its products.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

“As the logistics industry faces extraordinary pressures, maintaining a culture of compliance is more critical than ever. Importantly, flexible supply chains cut costs and improve cash flow, in part through a 10% to 40% increase in inventory turns. The next-gen supply chain model is a networked ecosystem – suppliers, partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will all have access to relevant cloud-based data to make the best decisions based on real-time signals.”

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

You’ll need to know about fire safety codes and guidelines for things like shelving height, hanging weights, human capacity, etc. “Identify your production and supply chain methods first…” For instance, if you’re following the Lean Production Method, it means that you don’t need to stock minor accessories because most of your inventory consists of the finished products. You need to store inventory, so there needs to be a space allocated for storage.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Steve Hainey is an international speaker who has had over 20 years’ experience in global multi-site supply chain planning for Fortune 100 & 500 manufacturing companies of retail consumable goods, chemical materials, and medical device products. The S&OP processes eventually contributed to the division’s sales growth and all-time records for both customer service levels and inventory turns. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic

My Office Apps

Let us know when we can schedule a Kechie demo for you … and please take care of yourselves, follow all the guidelines, and do your best to remain healthy. . Sold in separate packages – inventory and warehouse management (CRM, Sales, Procurement, Logistics included), manufacturing, finance – or a fully configured ERP system to include all of these individual tools. Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic

My Office Apps

Let us know when we can schedule a Kechie demo for you … and please take care of yourselves, follow all the guidelines, and do your best to remain healthy. . Sold in separate packages – inventory and warehouse management (CRM, Sales, Procurement, Logistics included), manufacturing, finance – or a fully configured ERP system to include all of these individual tools. Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic.