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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

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Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background. This section features the supply chain case studies of H&M, Benetton, Zara and Adidas. The last supply chain case study in the fashion retailing industry is Adidas.

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


What is vendor-managed inventory? VMI is the process whereby a supplier or vendor manages and replenishes inventory at a customer’s location at the levels required by the customer. The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation


We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management


The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

New 3PL Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing

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In the 2015 19th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, survey results showed the continuing, positive overall nature of shipper-3PL relationships. Again with this year’s study, the most frequently outsourced activities tend to be those that are more transactional, operational and repetitive.

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Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

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Case Studies. A Case Study. This case study will show you the analysis of Apple Supply Chain core processes, challenging issues and complexities of its operations. Information from the annual report is also used to produce the Apple Supply Chain Map. Inventory Turnover.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS


According to a research study from Forrester, EDI continues to prove its worth as an electronic message data format. As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs.

4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management


There are 4 fundamental areas where global transportation is challenged. Three of these challenges are variants on traditional transportation challenges and the last is relatively new but growing in importance. Transportation Cost Management. Information Accessibility.

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night


Get the PDF of Lull’s case study >> Challenges to Order Fulfillment. With FLEXE, Lull gained a software platform to manage inbound and outbound shipments while tracking real-time inventory levels across their FLEXE network of fulfillment centers.

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

This is certainly true in the transportation realm, where real-time freight visibility solutions are helping companies answer — quickly and accurately — Where’s shipment? So now you’re exetending [the value of visibility] beyond transportation into warehousing.”.

Control Tower Visibility: Delivering Value in Transportation

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Companies today are facing significant transportation challenges — tight capacity, rising rates, and more demanding delivery expectations from customers. Navigating through these challenges requires timely and accurate visibility to what’s happening in their transportation operations, which is where Control Tower visibility comes in. VP Operations at Transplace , and Ken Rogers, National Transportation Director at Nestle Waters , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Idahoan’s Journey to Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings [Episode]

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Cameron, what were some of the key features or capabilities you were looking for in a transportation management solution (TMS)? What advice would you give to other shippers who are just beginning this journey to take their transportation performance to a higher level?

5 Outstanding Transport & Logistics Book for Managers

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Are you a transportation and logistics professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations? This article will show you 5 amazing logistics books that provide the information you can really use. The reason for this was to provide a list of "classic" scm books that people can study by themselves while working full-time. However, they asked "What are some good transport and logistics book you''d recommend?".

Bottles, Barrels and the Business of Beverage Distribution

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With growing populations and rising disposable income of consumers, changes in the type and the volume of beverages to be made and delivered then affect inventory management and requirements for transportation. Multi-echelon inventory optimisation.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management!

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The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. It acts as the driver, helping the connected ‘thing,’ which could be a vehicle or inventory system, make smarter decisions.”. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like? A Look To 2018 and Beyond


Whether you call it a transportation management system, TMS, or transport management system, we have you covered on the State of TMS in our first post , the 4 key process enablers in the second post , and in today’s post we will cover what the future holds for transport management systems.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

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Most are clueless about driving a better-planned order flow from tactical planning to procurement or transportation planning or how to improve forecast-value-added (FVA) processes. For example, demand planning does not flow to procurement or transportation. Current Levels of Inventory.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

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While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory.

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The 4 Key Processes Enabled by a Transport Management System (TMS) in 2015


We continue our series on the “State of the Transportation Management Systems” today with our post on the 4 key processes enabled by the use by shippers of a transport management system or TMS. A Transport Management System brings Needed ROI & Efficiency.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

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At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada.

Omni-Channel Fulfillment Growth Drivers: E-Commerce, Customer Demand, and the Cloud

Logistics Viewpoints

These market studies include a deep analysis of the transportation management system, warehouse management system, supply chain visibility, supply chain collaboration, managed transportation services, warehouse automation, and global trade management markets, among others. The research process includes the analysis of large amounts of information and interviews with executives from numerous software companies. Inventory Management Omni-channel logistics

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Use the form below to send us your information!

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory. Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels?

6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019


According to a recent enterprise mobile study, more than 50% of decision makers said they will remain on Windows or are still evaluating their options [1]. As a result, all romaine lettuce was pulled nationwide because agencies had little information on the source of the lettuce. [4].

IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

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According to a 2017 Michigan State University Supply Chain Management study , “supply chain and product complexity possess a number of sources that vex supply chain operations…customer accommodation is the first,” including the demand for speed and visibility into shipments. Amazon’s disruptive effect has put two key strains on supply chain professionals: to ensure inventory availability across a broader network of distribution points, and get product to the consumer in days, if not less.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?


As supply chain and transportation visibility is a hot topic for Logistics Managers and Directors, 3rd party logistics providers , who adopt this type of technology, are surely to reap the rewards of highly satisfied customers.

SCRC Meeting Part 2: DHL’s Advanced Analytical Team Models Logistics Challenges


The team focuses on Facilty design for warehouses, transportation routing and scheduling, assembly kitting/packaging, and network optimization. Omer discussed two very interesting case studies that illustrated how these business models can improve decision-making. We tasked our team to create a decision-support tool around the number and size of cartons – and the operations we run involved WMS information, shipping, item master informaton, and other data.

Preparing Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Leaders: The Importance of Technology Skills and Experience

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With the logistics industry growing at 22 percent annually, both shippers and transportation providers are searching for workers who have what it takes to succeed in their line of work, which increasingly is being driven by information technology. More than ever before, this means providing students with hands-on experience using enterprise software applications, such as transportation management systems (TMS). The more information you have, the better your decisions will be.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

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While Wal-Mart invested in fleet assets to drive distribution costs down, Kmart persevered with the use of external carriers and did nothing to try and reduce inventory touch-points. Vendor-managed inventory programs. To optimise transportation and distribution.

Inventory Optimization Case Study: O'Reilly Auto Parts

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Inventory Management/Optimizat. Transportation Management Syst. Content Being Accessed: Inventory Optimization Case Study: OReilly Auto Parts. OReilly Auto Parts drives inventory management to stay in the fast lane. their contact information may be made available. Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic.

Supply Chain Planning with Microsoft Dynamics AX


For more on this topic, see When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall ). Struggling to identifying the right mix of inventory to serve multiple channels (e.g., Difficulty in reliably making informed tradeoffs that balance service levels and inventory.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch


Many studies state that those who can manage the functions with the supply chain, they have a competitive advantage. As a transportation management third party logistics company, we know at Cerasis that transportation makes up a large portion of the costs and efficiencies of any supply chain.

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Digital?


Digital supply chains bring availability of real-time information of freight and inventory in motion. According to a recent Gartner study, among emerging technologies, digital business is one of the top two areas of investment, surpassed only by the cloud.

Supply Chain Consulting


Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency.

Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?


In a well-optimized supply chain ecosystem, information flows in all directions, as well as to and from suppliers. Limitless access to this information, necessary to make critical business decisions, is not feasible if even a single data silo exists.

Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?


In a well-optimized supply chain ecosystem, information flows in all directions, as well as to and from suppliers. Limitless access to this information, necessary to make critical business decisions, is not feasible if even a single data silo exists.

9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners


o Transport—unnecessary movement of product. o Space—holding places for unnecessary inventory. o Inventory—inactive raw, work-in-process, or finished goods. o Packaging—containers that transport air or allow damage. Inventory velocity and inventory reduction.

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