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The Mask Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It got me thinking about where the masks were manufactured and was there a problem with that Supply Chain. What exactly is the Mask Supply Chain? The Mask Supply Chain. Supply Chain Management

The Remedy for Inefficiencies in Contract Manufacturing

QAD

Our health care industry depends on the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and they, in turn, depend on contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) for their outsourced manufacturing. Optimized Digital Manufacturing. Contract Manufacturing Supply Chain Continuity.

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Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal

IQMS

Mar-Bal operates four manufacturing facilities in North America and a sales office in Shanghai, China. They manufacture thermoset composite products essential to the appliance, electrical distribution, and industrial marketplaces. Mar-Bal continues production under the guidelines set forth by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. These supply chain fluctuations wreak havoc on Mar-Bal’s production scheduling.

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

Talking Logistics

How many slaves are in your supply chain? Last week, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), a leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals, issued a press release highlighting findings from a survey it conducted showing that relatively few companies are ready to comply with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act , which was passed in March 2015 with enforcement set to begin on April 1, 2016.

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. Delinquent and/or low quality suppliers remain in the supply chain.

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

Kinaxis

Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. Continued economic growth, customer preferences (especially those of the millennial generation), the rise of ecommerce and the Amazon channel, increased product choices and newer product categories in the marketplace are all driving the need for efficient and effective supply chain networks to support customer demand. What is vendor-managed inventory? Maintaining optimum inventory levels.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations. Then, this article will show you 10 simple principles that you can use to streamline your inventory management practices right away. Imagine an inventory controller reserves the items but warehouse workers can''t find where they are.

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Shortages, extreme demand, and panic buying are causing issues up and down supply chains. 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. Where possible, provide daily updates and/or schedule weekly meetings to work through different options for securing an adequate supply of essential high-demand items.

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Can AI Improve Your Inventory Management?

Unleashed

In our increasingly digital world, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming part and parcel of our lives –and it is becoming particularly useful to business owners and inventory managers. In this article, we explore the relationship between AI and inventory management, and how AI can assist in inventory management. How is AI used for inventory management? Automated inventory management. The post Can AI Improve Your Inventory Management?

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.

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 Mindmap for medtech supply chains 2014. 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.

What are the 3 Decision Rules for Inventory Control?

Unleashed

Effective inventory control is a process. It involves many areas of an organisation and is a delicate balance between the three categories of inventory costs. As one of a business’ greatest assets, inventory is also the cause one of the hardest decisions manufacturers, retailers and eCommerce businesses have to make. Therefore, it is important to establish a set of guidelines to improve inventory decisions and optimise inventory control.

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain. ” In addition to personal safety instructions, this guidance stated: “ If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. ”.

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Supply Chain Metrics: Make Sure They Are Aligned with Your Strategy!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Here are a few guidelines I’ve encountered over the years that might help people think more about selecting and establishing metrics for your supply chain. Step 1 – Translate Organizational Objectives Into Supply Chain Metrics. Before beginning to establish supply chain metrics, managers must first take the time to ensure that they fully understand key organizational objectives. Inventory Goal.

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. Every inventory issue has a specific method that can be adopted to resolve it. Perform a recount of the inventory in question, preferably by someone who was not involved in the initial count.

Pharma Supply Chain Management: The Key to Solving Pain Points

DSI

With a maze of regulations across global jurisdictions and even more complex, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and healthcare product requirements, the life sciences supply chain is under pressure to adapt. And from the EU’s Good Distribution Practice guidelines to Brazil’s stringent serialization laws, regulatory compliance is only increasing. How are supply chain leaders in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries coping?

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

The best way to begin this process is by analyzing the components of the supply chain. The supply chain can be the roadmap to follow to determine the how, the what, the why, the when and the where’s the source of the problem as the supply chain covers the entire cycle of the process from ingredient to finished product. Information needs to be accessible from all points on the supply chain.

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog

Arkieva

Over the past year, the Arkieva Supply Chain Link Blog provided thought leadership and informative posts on supply chain strategy tips, trends, and news. Just in case you missed some of our supply chain strategy posts , we’ve compiled a list of our popular supply chain posts from 2016 below (ranked based on shares and views). Here is a list of the Top 20 Supply Chain Strategy Blog Posts from 2016. Happy new year!

10 Inventory Management Hacks You Can Do in 10 Days

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations. Then, this article will show you 10 simple principles that you can use to streamline your inventory management practices right away. Imagine an inventory controller reserves the items but warehouse workers can''t find where they are.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented global supply chain disruptions, impacting the flow of parts and finished goods around the world. At the same time, supply chain disruptions resulted in shortages of vital parts and components, and retailers such as grocery stores faced challenges keeping items like toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer and disinfecting wipes on their shelves. Build flexible supply networks to minimize the risk of disruption.

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. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D. “We see first hand how supply chains fail due to…” Poor business continuity practices.

How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Note: This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. 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. SMMt Ltd/Flickr.

The Beginner's Guide to Inventory Control and Management

Supply Chain Opz

What is Inventory Control? Here we will try to answer most common questions about Inventory Control and also provide additional resources you can use. What is Inventory Control? Inventory Control can be defined as below: “Inventory control is the function responsible for all decisions about all goods and materials in an organization. Inventory control often starts with how to know the demand of particular product. What is Inventory Cost?

Refresh Your Supply Chain – Have a Coke and a Smile

Supply Chain Network

Clearly, this company knows a thing or two about supply chain management. The purpose was to streamline the supply chain by providing the latest technology to managers, delivery drivers and merchandisers. With these acquisitions, Coca-Cola was able to better control supply chain operations. The result was improved flexibility of production, as well as better inventory and asset management. Global Guidelines.

Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part IV)

Supply Chain Movement

In this series on global fashion retail we have discussed about network design and inventory location in Chapter 1, stores replenishment in Chapter 2 and sourcing and manufacturing lead times in Chapter 3. In this final chapter of the series, we want to discuss about talent management, as it is a major current concern for global supply chains. Chapter 1 of this global fashion retail series was about network design and inventory location. Talent development.

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8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Today’s global supply chains are increasingly complex, making a data-driven approach to supply chain management a must. 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. Supply chain optimization isn’t a simple undertaking, but effective SCM offers numerous benefits that improve the bottom line.

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

Supply Chain Nation

In each issue we aim to cover a cross-section of topics that span regions, industry verticals and business functions with a goal of introducing strategies and best practices that resonate with a broad cross-section of supply chain practitioners. As such, the latest issue offers stories on a cross section of international companies who are impacting real change in their companies through the use of supply chain solutions. What’s on your summer reading list?

Is Your Supply Chain Producing Too Much Waste?

AFFLINK

Zero waste is primarily known as a sustainable supply chain management technique that describes when there is absolutely no extraneous material produced that must be sent to a landfill. However, the term “waste” in the supply chain is also used to identify other wasteful factors, including extraneous worker time, packaging waste, and storage waste. Identifying Waste in Your Supply Chain. Supply chain waste has many consequences.

Supply Chain Talk: 4 Effective Strategies for Creating a Robust Scheduling Process

Arkieva

Creating a robust scheduling process that adheres to the overall S&OP plan is essential to reducing inventory costs and excess waste. In this week’s, Supply Chain Talk, Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh, outlines four effective strategies for creating a robust scheduling process. The S&OP process should optimize supply chain costs. To support the S&OP process, the schedule must adhere to the S&OP guidelines.

Calculating the Projected ROI on your Supply Chain Planning Project

Arkieva

So you have been working with your team and possibly a few external vendors in order to get some improvements done in your supply chain planning. Perhaps, this has to do with buying a software or maybe it has to do with process improvements within your supply chain planning process. Supply Chain Planning projects need a good ROI calculation because, in many cases, management (still!)

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know

NC State SCRC

It is no secret that future generations of managers are being asked to learn all about the different processes in the end-to-end supply chain, and be able to come together with others in a fast action plan when a disruption strikes. Over time, as the system learns, it can be used to better train young professionals based on the expert work of more experienced supply chain professionals.

The 3 Cs for a CEO to See What’s Really Important in a Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Delegation of supply chain responsibilities? Employee empowerment for better supply chain performance? But to set your enterprise and its workforce up for successful supply chain operations, the starting point has to be what is really important for sustainable achievement and profitability. While these 3Cs for supply chains are simple and easy to remember, it’s how you apply them that makes all the difference. Inventory Availability.

Vertical Integration in the Supply Chain: Is it on the Rise?

Logistics Bureau

Should Your Supply Chain Join the Vertical Integration Revival? Ever since the early 1970s supply chain organisations have taken on increasingly distributed structures, a shift from a long-standing tradition of vertical integration. Horizontal integration has become the go-to value chain strategy over the last two or three decades, to the point where companies that insisted upon remaining vertical became the outliers in a global field of distributed organisations.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management processes and how to evaluate your suppliers from Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain. 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. It measures the cost incurred by an organization to manufacture a quality product.

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

NC State SCRC

Moreover, a “snapshot” assessment will generally not consider the consistency to which supply chain processes are deployed. Moreover, assessments provide a “baseline” of best practices that allows organizations to determine where they are today, where the biggest gaps are across their supply chain activities, and where are the opportunities. This roadmap can be used to develop a set of guidelines for deployment of best practices across an organization.

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