Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

What does it take to create an award-winning supply chain? Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

In these wars, it's not only large multinational corporations but smaller businesses with supply chains extending into China and other countries that could incur increased tariffs, losses due to pre-contracted prices and investments overseas. How is this impacting smaller businesses? For years, small business has been encouraged to do global business. It simply takes time to readjust the supply chain with lead times sometimes requiring up to several years.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. The potential opportunity to convert a significant portion of operating costs from fixed to variable. This begets the need to set the overall strategy for the divestment by way of an exercise, called “capability scoping.”

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Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

Transportfolio

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them | Transportfolio. First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us. This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Question: How have expectations for Last Mile Delivery changed over the last few years? Moyer: Everyone is in a race to find the right solution not just for the ecommerce rage, but also to meet other global supply chain challenges. But we have to be realistic.

eCommerce in China and the (present) future of how the world shops

TradeGecko

And from every measurable standpoint, China now towers above North America and Europe. eCommerce How to Business Growth Popular PostsThe future of eCommerce has arrived.

eCommerce in China and the (present) future of how the world shops

TradeGecko

And from every measurable standpoint, China now towers above North America and Europe. eCommerce How to Business Growth Popular PostsThe future of eCommerce has arrived.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us. This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. It would take roughly a day and a half to complete a truckload shipment of this length.

Podcast: Best Buy’s CSCO on How to Pull Off a Successful Supply Chain Transformation

EFT

This week, Priyanka talks to Rob Bass, CSCO of Best Buy, on the five-year journey he and the company went through to overhaul the Best Buy supply chain. They were able to take it back from the brink and transform it into a thriving force in consumer electronics! Rob discusses what the key factors to success are for supply chain leaders looking to disrupt and keep up with change. . What do you attribute your success to? Subscribe to the podcast here.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

Transportfolio

Only one of them is outside North America: China. But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. However, anyone who has spent a day in India asks the same question: How? How is Global Shipping Growing in India?

How to Make Sure That Your Global TMS Is Truly Global

TMC

So you’ve decided to invest in a global transportation management system (TMS). Now do you know which key resources and criteria are needed to successfully develop and implement such a system? It’s a question that more companies are asking as supply chains continue to expand globally.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Today’s supply chain has to be flexible. Instead, it turned to on-demand warehousing.

Corporate America’s New Dilemma: Raising Prices to Cover Higher Transport Costs

Supply Chain Brain

Interviews with executives at 10 companies across the food, consumer goods and commodities sectors reveal that many are grappling with how to defend their profit margins as transportation costs climb at nearly double the inflation rate. Two executives told Reuters their companies do plan to raise prices, though they would not divulge by how much.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

When I travel from company to company and discuss the future of business processes, the term “digital” is ubiquitous. I liken it to the ecommerce frenzy of 2001. for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. How to get started?

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015.

D3|Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail 2016

EFT

Channels: Technology Supply Chain eCommerce/Retail CSCO Focus Event Date: Wed, 2016-07-13 to Thu, 2016-07-14 Event URL: [link] Event Location: New York, New York Number of attendees: 150 Programme URL: [link] Brochure URL: [link] Speakers URL: [link] Event Organiser: Priyanka Asera Event Organiser E-mail: pasera@eft.com Précis: Identify How To Align Inventory Perfectly With Fluctuating Demand Entire Month Duration: No Region: North America

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing

AIMMS

We commissioned Supply Chain Insights to conduct independent research about this topic and discussed the findings in a recent webinar. Today, we’re pleased to share a more extensive report on this topic.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

Quintiq

Meat producers, in any case, are questioning where to begin. The meat supply chain is long and complex, starting from farm to processing to packaging and logistics, right up to retail and catering. Better agility to respond to the market and disruptions.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational. North America, Europe, …).

My Take: What Is the Difference between an Analyst and a Consultant?

Supply Chain Insights

A bead of sweat sat precipitously on his forehead, as he turned to me while drinking a cup of coffee before the meeting started. He blurted with great energy, “How do you become an analyst?” It took me a minute to frame an answer, and then I said, “ It just happens.

The Long Tail of the Supply Chain: Part 2 - Pareto is Dead

ToolsGroup

In last week’s blog , Lora Cecere emphasized the need to forego traditional forecasting and replenishment strategies in the long tail. Pat Smith, Vice President of ToolsGroup North America, then illustrated the growth of the long tail and drove home how to combat the challenges posed by it.

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

More on this later, but to start, by driverless (whether referring to vehicles or supply chain planning) I don’t mean completely no touch at all times. It sounded a bit futuristic until two early adopter presenters stepped to the podium and described just how far they had already come.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

It is exciting to have two years of research, nine months of writing, and four months of editing to become crisp, fresh pages. Tomorrow, I have a call with a manufacturing company to answer the question, “ What is the most important concept in the book?”

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

Quintiq

Your boss wants to see improvements to the bottom line and it has to happen by the end of the year. With such a tight deadline, you can’t afford to waste time combing through lengthy reports to come up with fresh strategies that could or could not work.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization

AIMMS

The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. Companies are increasingly eager to hear about optimization and advanced analytics. I t’s not hard to see why.

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Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

Our continued expansion into major metropolitan markets is a commitment to our clients. With the change to zone-based pricing for First Class Packages, all clients must reconsider how to locate their product closer to their customers." By 2021, worldwide retail e-commerce sales are projected to be 4.9 With our increased major metropolitan presence, RSL will reduce ground transit delivery to within one day.

The Bad News and the Really Bad News for Retailers Fighting Amazon.com

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Amazon is taking over the retail industry, digital shopping habits are hurting brick-and-mortar stores, Walmart may have created the endless shopping aisle, virtual robots will be the next wave of technology to permeate the fashion and retail markets, and the relationship between shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) continues to improve.

6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain

Transportfolio

6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain. But certain innovations in transportation and logistics are enabling these shippers to plan more effectively and manage risk. Other oil and gas companies can use similar innovations to streamline and optimize their own supply chains.

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

Transportfolio

But intermodal service can add efficiency, flexibility, and cost savings to a supply chain in many different market conditions. Railroads across North America are heavily investing capital in their intermodal offerings—and have been for the past five years.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

Keeping with my normal Sunday night ritual, I poured myself a cup of tea to pen my weekly post for the Supply Chain Shaman. The length of time is hard to believe. I scratch my head how it is possible to write from a desk at a hotel in my travels and reach this number of readers.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document. As often occurs with new requirements, questions continue to swirl and some companies are going to feel ill-prepared as the deadline arises.

Teknowlogi Solutions Address “Back to Basics” Areas for Logistics Industry

EFT

The logistics industry is changing rapidly due to a multitude of new technologies. Teknowlogi representatives will be in Booth 32 throughout the conference, demonstrating how the LES advanced technology platform represents the next evolution of innovation for the logistics industry.

3 fun games to teach your families about 3PLs

Quintiq

When a company decides to outsource its logistical needs to a 3PL, the success or failure of the venture will be determined by how well the two companies work together. Unlike a lot of other games, there is little to no battling between the players.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.