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.

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business


If you’re the manager of a manufacturing business , you’ll do whatever it takes to keep a factory running without a hitch. Inventory control. With lot traceability, you can have stronger inventory control processes in your manufacturing facilities. This means your inventory control processes will be tighter and transparent. Inventory traceability plays a key role in the event of a product recall.

Our Users Take Us Higher — We’re an Inventory Management FrontRunner Again!


With the aim to help small businesses to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them, FrontRunners uses real reviews from real users to reveal the top software products for North American small businesses. Thanks to our users, we’ve reached 250 user reviews, averaging 4.5

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?


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.

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


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.

Ship From Store: An Omni-Channel Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

I had the pleasure of catching Tom Barone, VP of North America Operations at eBay Enterprise present on the changing nature of commerce. Inventory Management Labor Learning & Leadership Omni-channel logistics Retail

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?


Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe. You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done?

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


The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from 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?

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.

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


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.

U.S. E-tailer Thrive Market Building World-Class Supply Chain with RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions

As Thrive Market grew quickly over the last few years, the company realized that inventory planning and demand forecasting processes needed improvement to keep up with the pace of its growth; certain internal processes still relied heavily on spreadsheets or were even manual. Read PDF.

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.

Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later


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


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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


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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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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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.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

He is also a management expert formidably equipped with more than seventeen years of experience holding a multitude of leadership positions at Fortune Global 100 Companies as well as judiciously helping companies and individuals achieve exceeding results in a wide spectrum of industries.

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


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.

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.

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


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.

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


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.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

Robert DeStefano is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Ivanti. Warehousing effectiveness depends upon the accuracy of the physical inventory in the warehouse with the respect to the inventory indicated in the computer system.

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


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