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Infrastructure Planning Guidelines for Supply Chain!

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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.

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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. 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. Logistics.

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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? Delinquent and/or low quality suppliers remain in the supply chain. Lean Manufacturing Planning and Implementation. Manufacturing lean manufacturing

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TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014

OneSCM

As we’re kicking off 2015, now is a great time to gather our best supply chain resources from 2014. Top Blog Posts: How to Overcome 4 Common Barriers to Supply Chain Collaboration Initiatives 2/5/2014. Companies can be very good at managing the costs that go directly into their manufactured goods, but may be unaware of or unsure how to tackle the other costs of doing business – their indirect spend. Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity. Supply chain, it seems, is ripe for disruption.

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.

The Importance of Supply Chain When Reopening the Economy

3PL Insights

While the country recovers, supply chain will have an important role to play in stimulating the economy. To safely store, package, and transport products during times of crises, supply chain is vital to maintaining the flow of goods to keep businesses operating. So, what role can we expect from the supply chain industry as the country begins to re-open? As people stop buying these products in high quantities the manufacturers are able to catch up.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

Cerasis

The costs of reverse logistics amount to more than $750 billion per year, and the demand for reverse logistics has risen in recent years with the rise of e-commerce. According to Stacy Rudolph of Business to Community, up to 30% of all products ordered online become returns, placing an insurmountable burden on reverse logistics. Other products, such as those used for hygiene or personal uses, could increase the risk of cross-contamination throughout the supply chain.

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

The Network Effect

Due to more complex supply chains, policy makers worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations for manufacturing and logistics. Selected manufacturing problems and growing public pressure have caused the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen GMP standards (Good Manufacturing Practices) and control them more strictly. The number of FDA inspections of drug and biologics manufacturers has also grown.

Logistics Management

LeanCor

The Key to Customer Satisfaction in Lean Logistics Management. However, this really got me thinking about on-time performance and standards in logistics management– I wouldn’t be a true lean logistics professional if it didn’t. Lean and six sigma teach us these terms as the basis for achieving high quality service to our customers in logistics management. Just follow these 5 lean guidelines: Set your standards for on-time delivery while challenging the status quo.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#1: Why Supply Chain Risk Management Should be a High Priority

BluJay Solutions

Managing the inherent risk in a supply chain has always been critical for businesses, but has become ever more so as supply chains have extended globally. It is therefore imperative that any business looking to not only survive but to thrive in today’s global economy has a clear understanding of all potential risks in their supply chain and understands how and when they need to react when a risk impacts the flow of goods.

The Role of Traceability in the Pharma Supply Chain

Elementum

But that’s no easy feat in such a huge supply chain. Companies shell out funds to develop novel drugs and respond to demands by different consumers, healthcare providers, and logistics providers, all while trying to reduce R&D costs. 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.

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.

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?

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.

Showcase Your Company's Supply Chain Excellence — Three Days to Submit

Supply Chain Brain

Submissions consist of case studies describing your company's supply chain innovation that emphasize innovative and measurable results. Join today for the opportunity to showcase your innovation to a global community of supply chain leaders. Learn more by reviewing the Supply Chain Innovation Award submission guidelines. In special cases where companies (manufacturers, retailers, etc.)

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Fewer than a third of supply chain management professionals view their collaborative processes as being “effective,” according to data from Flexis. It’s a troubling statistic, because as every supply chain manager knows, collaboration is crucial for a fully optimized supply chain. Supply chain optimization, however, is complex, encompassing everything from warehouse operational performance to logistics planning and more.

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. 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.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

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?

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? His experience includes operations, supply chain management and logistics in the consumer goods industry.

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. As part of this effort, they combined their logistics with the retail expertise of SAP software. 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. Global Guidelines.

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.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

We continue see the COVID-19 crisis impacting business processes, consumer habits, and the worldwide economy resulting in continued disruption on most of the global supply chain. Facilities continue to encourage all individuals to practice social distancing guidelines and keep a distance of 6 feet or more from others. The automotive industry continues with many manufacturers closed. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace.

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.

Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

20Cube Logistics

It’s no longer the old simple cardboard boxes but is a complex, coordinated system ensuring that the consignment can move safely and effectively without any damage throughout the supply chain movement. . According to Per Engelseth’s thesis on ‘The core role of packages in a logistics network’, “The basic objective of logistics is concerned with the provision of goods to an end-user and four main activities are involved in this provision of goods. Logistics

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

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.

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. Here’s one of my predictions for 2016 that hit the mark: Blockchain Technology Will Make Its Debut in Supply Chain Management.

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning – What It Is and How to Operate

USC Consulting Group

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. Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning offers another key benefit to companies striving for the competitive edge: it enables them to operate Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) at its full potential.

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.

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. Supply Chain supply chain

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.