The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

According to this report: “The world opened up for procurement managers in Q4 2014 with an abundance of cheap oil and gas making suppliers in far flung corners of the world instantly more competitive. Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S.

How Inventory Management is a problem the size of Australia

The Network Effect

Inventory distortion costs retailers nearly $158 for every man, woman, and child on the planet. Billion a year is the cost of Inventory distortion in North America, an amount equivalent to the annual revenues of Kroger, Home Depot, and Target combined. chem7/Flickr.

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.

Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?

Kinaxis

In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America. by Harish Iyer.

Lessons in product transition and supply constraints, via adidas

Kinaxis

During its annual earnings call, adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted explained to investors that the company’s slow sales growth in North America was attributed to supply issues as the company expands from high-end products into a mid-price range.

RELEX Solutions Names Ron Fleischer Senior Vice President of Operations, North America

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, announced today that Ron Fleischer will join the company as Senior Vice President of North American Operations. office,” said Michael Falck, RELEX President, North America. “I’m Read PDF.

The emergence of supply chain localization strategies

NC State SCRC

As more and more organizations struggle to deal with the deployment of digital technologies, many are overlooking some of the fundamentals associated with managing supply chains. First, you have less cash tied up in your supply chain – and less inventory sitting on a boat, on a plane, or in a container. In North America, we are likely going to move towards a Canada/US/Mexico triad, and much of the labor will likely be moving to Mexico.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from Nike.com are shipped to consumers all over the world from this DC, including North America.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is an active group in Europe and North America. 90% of companies are unable to drive improvement at the intersection of inventory management, operating margin and customer service.). Managing Demand Across Value Network. Better manage supplier development?

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Supply Chain View from the Field

Several trends identified in the study demonstrate that a number of major challenges lie ahead as the world becomes a more complex place in which to operate logistically,” said Dr. Rob Handfield, University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at the NC State University Poole College of Management. Handfield will discuss nine key trends from the study and related topics at BVL’s first North American chapter meeting to be held in Goldsboro, N.C.,

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

A Warehouse Management System is the tool that can make that happen. Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

A Replenishment Story – Turning Stock Warriors into Stock Analysts

RELEX Solutions

An army unit of stockers would gather as the night replenishment managers drilled them – “Joe – Pet Food”, “Mary – Frozen”, etc. My teenage self didn’t have a solution other than to work harder and work faster, and none of the department managers had one either.

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

Supply Chain Movement

It also has a further four warehouses in The Netherlands, North America, Russia, and in Finland. The recommended product would also be required to minimise the risk associated with critical demand management and ordering process, which had been dependent on a single key individual.

UNFI to consolidate five distribution centres into a new 1.2 million-sq-ft and expanded 800,000-sq-ft facilities in Washington

EFT

These are two tremendous facilities that, once complete, will provide a great working environment for our associates, an improved and efficient layout for inventory management, optimized logistics route planning, and an ability to help us deliver on the long-term synergy goals we outlined as a part of the SUPERVALU acquisition.".

Breaking Down Perception Barriers to Women in Leadership

JDA software

Regenia leads the Americas Supply Chain practice for the industrial products sector. I have been in management consulting for just over 20 years. My work allowed me to touch and gain experience in sourcing, inventory management, manufacturing and fulfillment operations.

Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later

Elementum

Since 1980 the company has grown from 19 employees in its small Austin location to almost 500 sites across North America and the UK. Shortly after the acquisition, stories started circulating about stockouts and inventory issues.

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3 Ways to Achieve Business Agility In Your Supply Chain: Test, Learn, and Adapt with On-Demand Fulfillment

FLEXE

With an on-demand solution, you can access hundreds of warehouse and fulfillment providers across North America and pay only for the space and services you use. Learn: Inventory Allocation In a Scalable Network. Logistics plays a big role in the success of an eCommerce retailer.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. We believe many practices in global supply chain management can be applied in every industry. Expectation alignment and management will help both the suppliers and you.

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

Cerasis

The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. Rather, going beyond customer expectations needs to be fully understood, and transportation strategies then developed to meet those expectations with optimal inventory levels. Transportation strategy and tactics must support Lean inventory strategies. Perform Transportation Daily Event Management.

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Delhaize America Selects RELEX Solutions’ Supply Chain Planning to Help Sharpen Fresh Produce Retail

RELEX Solutions

Launched in North America in 2015 after becoming the fastest growing supply chain technology provider in Europe, RELEX will partner with Delhaize America to enhance its product freshness, forecasting and inventory management at its distribution centers. Read PDF.

4 Use Cases of the IoT in Retail: Operations Transformed for Greater Efficiency and Profitability

Cerasis

This information is continually being applied to enhance your life, but the applications of the IoT in retail and manufacturing does much more than managing the tasks of one person. Item-Level Tracking Will Enhance Inventory Management.

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. 18 | Management: Supply Chain Consultancy reaches a turning point. Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1. Publishing date: 26 February 2016. 6 | News & Background.

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if your Products Are Out of Stock

FLEXE

Amazon achieves this by keeping its own inventory levels as low as possible, which forces sellers to replenish stock more frequently. Unfortunately, cost-effective inventory management practices are not easily perfected and most sellers don’t have $150 bullion dollars to invest.

RELEX Helps Farm Boy to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

RELEX Solutions

Ontario’s fastest growing fresh food retailer today announced that they have gone live with the RELEX supply chain management system helping to offer a superior shopping experience to its customers while reducing food waste. Read PDF. Farm Boy Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’s clear from this week’s long list of news that the pace of change and innovation in supply chain management continues to accelerate. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management. Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management.

Lolli & Pops Implements RELEX’s Supply Chain Planning Solution to Sweeten Their Inventory Planning

RELEX Solutions

The centralized planning team was challenged to accurately plan inventory for new stores and for slow-moving items to adhere to high vendor minimums. Without a distribution center, all inventory ships directly from vendors to stores which further complicates the vendor ordering process.

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if Your Products Are Out of Stock

FLEXE

Amazon achieves this by keeping its own inventory levels as low as possible, which forces sellers to replenish stock more frequently. Unfortunately, cost-effective inventory management practices are not easily perfected and most sellers don’t have $150 billion dollars to invest.

As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

Supply Chain @ MIT

The unemployment rate in Europe is around 12% and in Spain is about 25%, yet the current jobless rate for graduates of the MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program in Zaragoza, Spain, is zero. Bucking the trend.

3 Ways to Achieve Business Agility in Your Supply Chain: Test, Learn, and Adapt with On-Demand eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

With an on-demand solution, you can access hundreds of warehouse and fulfillment providers across North America and pay only for the space and services you use. </p> A marketplace model provides a single solution for finding fulfillment services across North America—enabling you to choose from hundreds of providers in the locations you need.</p> Creating campaigns around specific inventory will make it easier for you to plan ahead. </li><li>Find

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. He’s in charge of inventory management across its distribution and fulfillment network.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. Supply chain management through AI will continue to refine.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Retailers have started popping-up fulfillment centers across North America. On-demand fulfillment provides a relief to help them manage that extra 5 to 10% volume for that short period of time.

Third Party Logistics Companies Checklist for Choosing and Qualifying a 3PL

The Lean Supply Chain

RVCF includes North America’s leading retailers, merchandise suppliers, and service providers)….

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

The ability to in real time identify the location and status of the sourced goods gives the importer the ability to fine tune its distribution channels, its inventory management and its ability to fulfill commitments to its end users. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. There are generally imbalances in the Americas between northbound and southbound movements.

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Typical Challenges in a Repair & Return Process - Part 1

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Very recently I was a member of a project team implementing an Asset/Inventory Management system for a well-known pipeline maintenance company in North America. In the course of the implementation I had the opportunity to interact with the business leads managing both operations and inventory functions in the organization. The same system was also being used for procurement of materials and inventory management.