Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect

Kinaxis

A small shift in customer demand essentially cracks the whip, and the further a supplier is from the demand, the more significant the impact, which inevitably leads to increasing swings in inventory for suppliers. Many Indiana Jones wannabees emerged, due to the popularity of the film. Canadian-born David Morgan supplied eight whips for the first Indiana Jones movie, and his business grew from there, with his products also appearing in The Mask of Zorro and Batman Returns.

Amplify Your Supply Chain While Capitalizing on your IT Infrastructure

Logility

Now Smith manages a whole network of Logility solutions from his home office in Indiana without the need to replace existing systems. You may also like: Sensient Colors Mixes the Right Formula for Inventory Optimization. Ampacet Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of the pelletized pigments that add colors to plastics. The company spans the globe with 12 manufacturing sites on four continents. Managing the supply chain of such a global enterprise is challenging. “We’d

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Indiana. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

For example, in one Indiana case, Tyler Pipe Industries, Inc. After several years of litigation and after both sides spent tens of thousands of dollars on attorneys’ fees, the Indiana Court of Appeals found that the parties did indeed have a contract. Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.".

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

expansion in the first quarter, which mostly was buoyed by lower imports and higher inventories< , JOC reports. Other recent closures included NEMF, Falcon, Williams Trucking of Dothan, Alabama, Indiana-based A.L.A., Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

All parts of the R-class vehicles will be assembled and painted on AM General’s production line in Mishawaka, Indiana. A healthy CM relationship builds on the premise that a quality report, a shipping confirmation or real time inventory data is just a click away. In 1922, Henry Ford famously said, “ Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it is black ”.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Ellen shared a great example: Women in Trucking recently awarded its first ever “Transportation Patch” to 84 Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana , ages 5-12, who spent half a day at Olive-Harvey College learning about the transportation industry from experts. Inventory (inventory management policies and practices, optimizing inventory flow).

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. Bed Bath & Beyond is also implementing inventory reduction strategies and is on track for a 5% reduction year-over-year by the end of the current fiscal year. Foot Locker @footlocker Foot Locker makes it easy for customers to shop the way they want to shop by improving inventory visibility.

End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

DAT Solutions

Pockets of demand and favorable ratios can also be found in western Kansas and southern Indiana. Outbound rates edged up in Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia and other major freight markets, however, as shippers rushed to move inventory before the quarter ended on Wednesday. Van demand rose 11% last week, in the end-of-quarter rush , and truck capacity tightened by 2.9%. That yielded a 14% increase in the national average load-to-truck ratio, from 1.7

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago. With inventory closer to customers, they can shorten delivery times and offer one- or same-day shipping on certain products to improve conversion rates and reduce shopping cart abandonment. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.