The Inventory Optimization Handbook

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This e-book explores Inventory Optimization and Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization strategies to help minimize costs while meeting customer service requirements, and provides examples of how to build these capabilities at your company

Three Critical Supply Chain Capabilities for Private Label Industry Success


eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook I generally do not like the shopping experience. I prefer to develop a list of carefully researched products so I can get into and out of a store as fast as possible.

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The Two Levers of Inventory Optimization


Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) allows you to truly optimize your inventory across the entire supply chain and enables you to shift to a new efficient frontier for your entire supply chain (Read the eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook ).

Ensuring Reliability in Supply Chain


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10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Supply chain management books that are praised by supply chain executives, consultants and supply chain management professionals at all levels. Background In dynamic supply chain management environment, people have to make the quick and decisive actions against various issues.

S&OP: A Tough Nut to Crack

Supply Chain Shaman

This month, we will publish our 2015 Handbook on S&OP Technologies in our monthly newsletter. Definition. A Tough Nut to Crack: A problem that is very difficult to solve. Cambridge Dictionary. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is over thirty years old.

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Removing the Two Barriers to Optimizing Inventory


Learn More: The Inventory Optimization Handbook – An Interactive eBook. Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Supply chain leaders often find themselves in a difficult situation when it comes to the conflicting goals of improving customer service and minimizing inventory.

Conducting and Presenting Grounded Theory Research

SCM Research

The Discovery of Grounded Theory by Glaser and Strauss (1967) remains the fundamental handbook of this approach. Qualitative research can be conducted to build theory from field data. SCM journals have recently seen a series of articles advocating for the use of grounded theory, e.g., Mello and Flint (2009, JBL) and Kaufmann and Denk (2011, JSCM). Therefore, I would like to draw attention to three helpful papers.

Seven Strategic Components for a Proactive Process Chemical Supply Chain


Read More: eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook ). Additional Reading: eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook. Process chemical manufacturers face complex supply chain challenges including dealing with hazardous and perishable ingredients whose characteristics (potency, color, composition, etc.) can vary from lot to lot.

Top 8 FAQ about S&OP (and Our Answers)

Demand Solutions

Sales & Operations Planning: The How-To Handbook, 2nd Edition , by Tom Wallace. Got questions about sales and operations planning (S&OP)? We’ve got answers. And at the end of a recent webinar, we picked the brain of the “Father of S&OP,” Dick Ling. Here are some of the questions we got from the audience—and our answers. Who usually wants S&OP software?

Life Sciences Industry Inventory Optimization Health Check


eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook. Over the last 100 years the average lifespan has doubled from 35 years to more than 70 years mostly due to advances in medicine and medical devices.

Supply Chain Planning Fireworks


eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook. Holidays are complex. Take for example the upcoming Fourth of July holiday in the US.

Risks in Supply - An Omnipresent Danger


Related Content: eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook. For more than a decade, I have implemented inventory optimization solutions for some of the world’s largest companies in industries ranging from life sciences to chemicals, from consumer goods to high-tech, and more.

Winning the Inventory Battle in the Consumer Products Industry


eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook. The Consumer Products Industry experienced a 32% growth in active items in 2015 and that trend has accelerated over the last 18 months.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


Check out their ports handbooks as well. The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Intro Email Newsletters News Sites Social Media Influencers Blogs Unexpected Places. If you’re like me, staying up to date on supply chain news is critical.

The Difference between IO and MEIO


eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook. Travelling often, I run into a frustrating, yet common, problem--delays due to weather conditions at airports that are not either where I am or where I am going, but instead where the inbound aircraft is from.

Gartner 2017 Keynote - Aspire, Challenge and Transform in a Disruptive World


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6 Practical Supply Chain Education Tools for Employers

Logistics Bureau

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management: Understanding the Supply Chain, by Alan Rushton et al. If you’re serious about continuous improvement and developing a best-in-class supply chain to serve your organisation, keeping your managers and workforce educated is paramount.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #5

Supply Chain Trend

It is not a process described in a 1960’s production planning handbook. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

Multi-item Scales Utilized in Logistics Research

SCM Research

A few months ago, I presented the Handbook of Management Scales , an online collection of previously used multi-item measurement scales ( see post ). Quite similar, the Journal of Business Logistics has now published a compendium of multi-item scales utilized in logistics research – a good complement to my collection. The authors, Keller et al. 2013) , found that not less than 980 scales were used in four journals related to logistics (IJLM, IJPDLM, JBL, TJ) between 2001 and 2010.

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight


Jason Mathers from the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF), is the author of the Green Freight Handbook. Green Freight Handbook (EDF). Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight.

10 Project Leaders Reveal Best Project Management Book

Supply Chain Opz

There are thousands of project management books in the market but how to determine the most practical project management book that you can really use? In this article, we will show you how we uncover the best PM books that deserve your attention.

What is the Best Customer Service Book?

Supply Chain Opz

What is the best customer service book? We will show you the best customer service book that CEOs and leading customer service gurus want you to read. Why customer service is more important now?

The business case for extending sustainability in the supply chain: The Burt’s Bees Story

Supply Chain View from the Field

A questionnaire was also used to drive discussions with suppliers, and a handbook was provided for suppliers to be able to improve their environmental and social impacts. Jenny Sebley, former supplier sustainability manager at Burt’s Bees, spoke in my sustainable supply chain class today. Sustainable supply chains was a key issue at Burt’s Bees, and continues to play an important role. There were several business drivers behind this.

Can Hospitality Pricing Guide Retail Dynamic Pricing?

Supply Chain Nation

So while a debate can rage on whether dynamic pricing is applicable in Retail, there can be no doubt that retailers can benefit from stealing a page or two from the hoteliers’ pricing handbook.

The Top 10 Retailers in Customer Centricity

The Network Effect

Nordstrom – From their employee handbook: “Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service.”. Image Credit: Flickr User Jeff Djevdet. I am following up our list of the top 10 omnichannel retailers with our take on the top 10 retailers in Customer Centricity.

Shipping is still lost at sea when it comes to big data


Thus my case of the shipping industry taking a page out of the retail industry handbook. The world of container shipping is going through a prolonged period of instability due to oversupply of new ships entering service.

7 Customer Service Books Service Leaders and CEOs Read

Supply Chain Opz

What is the best customer service book out there? We will show you best customer service book that CEOs from service & non service businesses want you to read. Why customer service is more important now?

This Week in Logistics News (July 10-14, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Maybe their supplier relationship management handbook was written by Fidel Castro? I will be climbing to the clouds this Sunday. Well, not literally. It’s a bike ride I’m participating in as part of my training for our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure team ride this September in support of JDRF.