How to Forecast Demand for New Products

Arkieva

Organizations need to regularly upgrade their products and launch new products to stay competitive and grow their businesses. How to Forecast Demand for New Products was first posted on January 23, 2019 at 2:24 pm. ©2017 However, a new product launch poses a totally new challenge – new product forecasting. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization

Cerasis

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How to Measure Inventory Health

ToolsGroup

Financial executives measure inventory health with metrics like inventory turns because they view the firm from a financial viewpoint - such as how much working capital is being tied up. It is a measure of inventory holdings relative to the expected demand.”.

How to Track Your Inventory Stock Out Levels Using These Severity Codes & Alerts

Arkieva

It’s also essential to note that, not all stock outs or out-of-stock(OOS) carry the same severity levels or require the same form of actions. How to Track Your Inventory Stock Out Levels Using These Severity Codes & Alerts was first posted on March 15, 2018 at 8:58 am. ©2017 In an ideal world, your products would have on-shelf availability whenever your customer needs them. However, this is often not the case for many businesses.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers?

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

How to Design a Successful Apparel Supply Chain

Logility

Planners need to contend with inconsistent consumer buying behavior, the need to satisfy multiple channels, complex sourcing options and proliferating “sub-seasons,” collections and assortments. Here is a four-step approach to help you jumpstart your supply chain results.

How to Grow Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Here's how to keep up The push is rapidly expanding across industries.

Unwrapping production: How to transform packaging manufacturing

Quintiq

To meet consumers’ increasing appetite for choice, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers develop a huge amount of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs). This has a direct impact on packaging manufacturers who now need to find ways to cope with more diverse demand.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

The total cost to the shipping. 15-$20 billion annually, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG). interdependencies with anywhere from 5 to 25 parties playing a role across 20+ milestones in the. own data and generate intelligence to. A prerequisite to deep.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. As a result, carriers will have less capacity and availability to handle unexpected surges in demand.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. Staying attentive to the market.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Instead of trying to start from scratch, shippers need to know a few things about the challenges of integrating traditional with e-commerce shipping , why integration is key to success and the best practices necessary to avoid additional issues. Up to 1.3

How to stay cool in the heat

Quintiq

It looks like summer is at its peak: It’s 35 degrees in Berlin today, and I’m looking forward to some yummy ice-cream with my son in the park. Here in Germany, you never know how long summer lasts. Summer can be gone quickly, just when you get used to it.

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Digitizing the Extended Supply Chain: How to Survive and Thrive

The digital economy is upending all industries and processes, placing a premium on speed, customer satisfaction, personalized products, and collaboration

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

Everyone has experienced this scenario: a great event is planned in advance, a timeline is set with a predetermined flow of the party, from when guests arrive to the food and music, all the way to their departure at the end of the evening. Damage to product when handled or in transit.

Working Capital Management: Two Challenges and How to Address Them

River Logic

Working Capital seems easy enough to understand. Divide a company’s current assets by its current liabilities and you get a ratio that helps you determine how easily a company could cover its short term debt. This is generally referred to as how liquid a company is.

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How to Avoid Recalls Due to Product Packaging Errors

Loftware

What's the key to saving money in labeling-related processes? Logistics Regulatory FDA Supply Chain Manufacturing Artwork Management

How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Today’s Global Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

How are leading companies navigating these risks and uncertainties? In a recent episode of Talking Logistics , Razat Gaurav, CEO of LLamasoft, shared some of the insights from this study and provided recommendations on actions companies should take to prepare effectively for whatever happens in the weeks and months ahead. Before we discussed some of the key findings and recommendations from the study, I asked Razat what drove them to conduct this particular study at this time.

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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. looking to digital ly transform their. This led to a focus on larger store. stock, and the ability to transport goods on. have been forced to modernize and deliver. looking to transform their supply chains.

How to Avoid Added Costs Due to Inefficient Labeling

Loftware

Some manufacturing process costs are simply unavoidable and can't be reduced any further. Beyond these bedrock expenses associated with producing finished goods, everything is on the table for expense-saving.

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How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Hurricane Season

PLS Logistics

The intense hurricane season in 2017 was historical not only because of the massive scale and great number of storms, but also how destructive each storm was to the communities. Today we will cover how you can prepare your supply chain for the dreaded hurricane season ahead.

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How to Become a Freight Forwarder

Cerasis

Cerasis does work with many freight forwarders who import into the US and need trucks to move from the port inland. We hope this post is helpful for those looking to become a freight forwarder but also for shippers wanting to know how it works. . How to get started.

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How to Attain “Stage 4” Supply Chain Planning Maturity

ToolsGroup

Gartner has identified five stages of supply chain planning maturity and they say that 70-80% of companies plan to increase their supply chain planning (SCP) technology spend over the next two years to climb to the next level.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Data Maturity A Guide to Transformation. How Mature is Your Supply Chain? companies looking to succeed. Yet amongst this buzz, we are challenged to find success stories. And how can a company. Hackett appears to agree with this observation.

How to Measure Inventory Effectiveness

Arkieva

How to Measure Inventory Effectiveness. How to Measure Inventory Effectiveness was first posted on March 6, 2018 at 7:24 am. ©2017 I discussed some of the possible pitfalls when using inventory turnover as a measurement for effective inventory management. In this post, I’ll describe a simple technique for measuring inventory effectiveness. Read more. ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

How to Prepare Transportation for Holiday Returns

PLS Logistics

The holiday season is upon us, and retailers must be prepared to avoid seasonal challenges. Return rates have amplified as the percentage of internet sales continues to develop. Only 20% of shoppers like to have a carrier pick up a package from their home.

How to Compete with E-Commerce Giants

PLS Logistics

It is possible for small and mid-sized companies to compete with these e-commerce companies with a little bit of creativity, a strong supply chain and great customer service. Companies like Amazon can often seem difficult to compete with, but following these helpful tips can help your business stand out among these companies and bring in customers. Today it seems like e-commerce giants are taking over the industry.

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How to Move Beyond Spreadsheets

SupplyPike

Excel can’t hold a flame next to the modern, cloud-based retail analytics platforms that are now available. Ready to dump spreadsheets once and for all? Excel offers virtually no advanced reporting capabilities or option to view the encompassing picture of your supply chain.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make?

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? How do we monitor what our customers feel about us?

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How to Save Money Through WMS Automation

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders are under increasing pressure to improve productivity and efficiency in the warehouse. Significant obstacles to warehouse automation exist. As a result, more companies are turning to ways to leverage cloud-based technology and still use existing solutions.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? Those are some of the questions I posed to Geoff Milsom, Senior Director at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. This is usually a three to six month process and may be part of a larger corporate strategy or transformation process that it has to plug into. Understanding those issues is critical to implementation success.”. What’s the best way to do that?

How to Integrate with Industrial Internet of Things Technologies

Cerasis

As advances in technology make it more cost-effective to deploy IIoT, industries will need to acquire a strategic approach to integrating new sensor data with pre-existing data environments. Now, more than ever, industries are seeking simple integrations with controls, automation, and data analytics visualization software to harness the power of the Industrial Internet of Things and realize attractive operational and competitive benefits for their business.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible?