Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

They can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS). Or they can outsource transportation planning and execution to a 3PL that provides managed transportation services (MTS). Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMS

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

The impact of complexity on inventory is not quick. To help, today I want to share some of the insights from our recent Inventory Optimization study. Inventory management is a hot issue. Companies invest in project after project, yet inventory levels remain the same. In business there are many drivers of inventory, and the management of inventory levels requires discipline and a cross-functional focus. What Drives Inventory Effectiveness?

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

PINC

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens. A perennial top industry issue, the driver shortage ranked as the industry’s top concern for the second consecutive year in 2018, according to ATRI. Terrill Transportation Inc.

Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan

ToolsGroup

How Do You Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan? They care if you have the inventory they want when they want it. But carrying too much inventory can reduce profits and might not be practical for some items such as fresh goods.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage. Inventory is both. Inventory management is a complex subject.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods. What is vendor-managed inventory?

How to Adapt Industrial Planning During and After Disruptive Events

DELMIA Quintiq

This volatility is impacting different industries in different ways. Pharmaceutical and medical device suppliers are seeing surges in demand while aerospace and transportation industries have seen drastic reductions in production. At DELMIA, we’re proud to have been recognized by analysts as being an industry leader at solving some of the world’s most complex optimization challenges in planning and scheduling.

Winning the Inventory Battle in the Consumer Products Industry

Logility

The Consumer Products Industry experienced a 32% growth in active items in 2015 and that trend has accelerated over the last 18 months. From a supply chain standpoint the battle for new product profitability relies largely on two key capabilities, developing accurate new product forecasts and optimizing new product inventory. reduction in finished goods inventory (days). reduction in transportation costs (percent of sales). Capability 2: Optimize New Product Inventory.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Management Best Practices article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages. Use ABC Analysis to Categorize Your Inventory. Recognize the Relationship Between Sales and Inventory.

Re-valuating The Supply Chain: Transportation Execution Driven By Innovation In Uncertain Times.

PINC

As markets demand not only efficiency but agility and adaptability from supply chains in our current reality, supply chain executives have been heavily investing in automated execution and real-time visibility technologies to continue moving inventory and delivering on customer expectations.

Transportation Innovation For a Future-Proof Supply Chain

PINC

Supply chain experts and software leaders converge to discuss the current transportation environment and provide valuable tips on what companies should be doing now to get ready for what’s coming next. . It has hit us like nothing we’ve ever seen before in supply chain and it has affected all countries, all industries, and all companies worldwide.”. Increasing demand for transportation. Transportation management will pay a key role in this evolution.

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

Putting a stick in the eye of the industry is hard work. When we study 600 public companies by peer group, at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin, only 5% drive improvement. There are many forms of decision support—price optimization, revenue management, transportation planning, spend management, network design. The industry has too many events. In this case, the metrics are operating margin and inventory turns. Definitions: Provocateur.

A Year Without Oktoberfest, Yet New Opportunities Exist in the Beer Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

The cancellation of this year’s Oktoberfest is another blow to a beleaguered beer industry that’s still reeling from the effects of the global health crisis.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

When is Inventory Too “Lean”? Finding the Right Balance

ToolsGroup

Since then, lean practitioners have gone on to make great strides and contributions, not only in the automotive industry but in many other types of businesses and organizations. In the last twenty plus years “lean thinking” has fundamentally changed the way many companies, and sometimes whole industries, operate. But we have also seen companies misinterpret the lean message when it comes to inventory. It's good to trim bloated inventory and free up working capital.

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Technology Transforms the Trucking Industry

PLS Logistics

Technology has made supply chains and transportation more competitive, more convenient and more profitable. Shippers who examine transportation data develop strong operative initiatives, identify inefficiencies and improve inventory management. What are some transportation sources that shippers can generate data from? Transportation Management Software. Big Data TMS Technology Transportation Solutions

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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What’s shaping the steel industry today?

DELMIA Quintiq

In recent years, the steel industry has seen creative solutions to long-standing challenges, emerging technologies, and niche market explorations – all of which are changing this traditionally conservative industry. Here, he talked about key trends and challenges that are shaping the industry today. What are some of the current economic trends in the global steel industry? Which emerging technology and innovations are driving today’s steel industry and why?

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. BrokerWare is a transportation management system (TMS) for Non-Asset Based Freight Brokers.

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Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

In the age of e-commerce, maintaining the status quo will result in failure, disgruntled customers and added expenses, but shippers that leverage 3PL resources to apply transportation management best practices for e-commerce , as listed below, can navigate the issues that arise in e-commerce and achieve sustained profitability. The need to integrate existing systems and offer the best pricing in the industry has never been greater. Keep customers informed of available inventory.

Planned Obsolescence in the Durable Goods Industry

Logility

The consumer durables industry is experiencing significant supply chain threats, from product proliferation, intense global competition, evolving regulations and constrained supply brought on by a long period of sustained growth as shown in the graph below. percent in May as demand for transportation equipment fell 1.0 Below are four of the main supply chain threats faced by the Durable Goods Industry and how to combat them to stay competitive. . Inventory Optimization

Supply Chain Leadership Driving Industry 4.0 & Resilience During Crisis – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Lockdown of cities and manufacturing plants have significantly impacted many industries’ supply chains. Relying on our experience in the industry and academic field, it is worth to say that if everything is urgent, nothing is urgent! Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0

Improving inventory management

EFT

What’s more plenty on the retail side have found themselves with held inventory but it suddenly locked away in stores that people could no longer frequent, browse and shop from. In his opinion the way you do that is “By putting inventory close to customers.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Cerasis is a 3PL focused on transportation management. So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Each blog post written is distributed into groups that reach the supply chain community as well as professionals in manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and more.

Journey of Retail Industry during COVID-19 Outbreak

Vinculum

The retail industry, especially, is facing unprecedented vulnerabilities in its supply chain. Read on to find out how customers and the retail industry are dealing with the current situation. The Indian retail sector’s predominant problem lies with supply chain issues like logistics and transportation. The short-term effect on the retail industry is going to be grave as there will be a loss of major revenue.

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. If retailers optimize their inventory—dynamically aligning their supply chains to changing customer preferences and behavior—they can position inventory to satisfy demand at the lowest possible cost. These analytics flow to the software's multi-echelon inventory optimization component to place the inventory by location and SKU—favoring the DC location for predicted online demand.

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics industry trends have also not been left behind in the move towards a more technological future. . 7 Major Trends Influencing the Logistics Industry in the Future . It is now the standard to go ‘international, ’ and logistic solution providers have a role to play in enabling this trend through a transportation network. . In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports.

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Industry 4.0: Driven by 5G and Cognitive Technologies

Enterra Insights

Taken alone, these technologies have enormous potential in their own right, but combined, experts say, they have the power to transform industrial technology on a scale not seen since the advent of steam power.”[1] Beyond revolutionizing the industrial approach to maintenance, AI has the potential to impact generative design, enhanced robotic collaboration and improved market understanding.”[2]

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

Everything is connected to the internet, including consumer and industrial devices and systems. The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on. Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00 Time Slot Management reduces mean lead time and variation, which reduces inventory levels.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. 2017 Facts and Figures report by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the chemical industry accounts for 3.1 GPCA confirms GCC chemical industry’s key problem is ensuring a smooth flow of raw materials to reach production plants across the globe for finished good production.” But the chemical industry is still lagging in digitisation.

Overcome Foodservice Disruptions: Focus on Technology, Service Networks, and Transportation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The entire world is in a time of adjustment thanks to COVID-19—this is especially true for the food and beverage industry. Understanding today’s transportation market. Transportation capacity, namely truckload, is highly fragmented. Changing transportation strategies.