The Advanced Inventory Optimization Handbook

Supply Chain 24/7

Leading organizations have shown that right-sizing inventory buffers and restructuring where and how inventory is held can drive powerful financial benefits and adds tremendous value to the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process

The Inventory Optimization Handbook

Supply Chain 24/7

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

Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts

SCM Research

Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science, 11 (Supply Chain Management: Design, Coordination and Operation) , 227-339 [link]. Today I would like to talk about Supply Chain Coordination with Contracts , a chapter written by Cachon (2003). It has become the standard reference when it comes to teaching some key supply chain models. Coordination between the members of a supply chain is certainly very relevant but also challenging.

Ensuring Reliability in Supply Chain


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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 ).

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.

How the Supply Chain Can Improve Healthcare for All


eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook. As someone on the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation, I have a vested interest in the life science industry’s focus to improve both products and services.

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.

10 Greatest Purchasing Books Ever Written

Supply Chain Opz

Strohmer and Alenka Triplat 9) The Supply Mangement Handbook by Joseph Cavinato 10) Vested: How P&G, McDonald's, and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships by Kate Vitasek and Karl Manrodt Remark We do not accept paid listing or anything but if you are a book author and you would like to check if your purchasing book meet the same standard, please drop a line to bloggeradmin [at] supplychainopz [dot] com and we will update the list accordingly

Never Ending Journey of a Private Label Manufacturer


eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. A few years ago I saw the Off-Broadway musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

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.

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.

5 Greatest Books for Supply Chain Executives

Supply Chain Opz

5) Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model by Peter Bolstorff and Robert Rosenbaum This is the only book that provides a very comprehensive roadmap for supply chain performance improvement initiative. Previously I''ve covered about the classic and new supply chain management books that SCM professionals should check out. In this article, I will show you top 5 books that every supply chain executive should have on their bookshelf.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your Complete Guide to Modern Supply Chain Management

Oracle SCM

This is a necessary handbook for any Innovation-Focused business leader. Supply Chain Management for a Demand Driven World. Modern Supply Chain is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. We are now living in a demand driven world and customers want more.

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Not all food is created equal. Who should set the standards?


Last month, The Guardian released an article entitled “ Is Fairtrade finished? explaining that while Fairtrade forever changed the way so many of us shop (for the better), many companies are now sadly leaving the system.

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Confessions of an Industrial Data Scientist: What Your Corporate Data Science Team Won’t Tell You About Your Data Quality


In this article, I will share some of my growing pains and experiences around messy real-life industrial datasets that you won’t find in a data science handbook or curriculum. Messy Industrial Data – Hindrance or Opportunity?

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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?

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.

Trade Compliance Best Practices – Roadblocks to Implementation


When looking at best practices for trade compliance, look no further than CBP’s ISA (Importer Self Assessment) program and its handbook. While the ISA is very procedural and carries a heavy burden of overhead, it sets a great baseline for a best-practices trade compliance program. . Have a trade compliance procedures manual that documents how you execute and manage trade compliance processes. Have an individual that is clearly identified and responsible for trade compliance.

Supply Chain Planning Fireworks


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

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?

[WEBINAR] Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers


He is the co-author of the recently published book Inbound Organization , a handbook for companies that need to understand how to build a culture that succeeds with buyers today. Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers *still need link*. Register For The Webinar.

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.

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.

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?

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling & Logistics

Zach Zacharia , an associate professor of supply chain management at Lehigh University, is part of a team developing a handbook on the physical Internet. Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data.

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.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Cybersecurity


Consolidate the rules protecting your data in a handbook that is accessible to all employees—this ensures that everyone is informed and that SOPs are clear so that if an emergency occurs, the response is quick and damages are limited. Today's world runs on complex networks of intelligent technologies that enable quick innovation and the efficient movement of goods. But with increasing interconnectedness, companies need to fortify their cybersecurity plans.

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.