Your FMCG Supply Chain: The end of January is nigh!

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Dave Jordan S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock ControlWhere has that first post-holiday month gone? Suddenly it’s the 24 th of January and there are only 7 calendar days and 5 working days until you close the month. Adopt panic stations despite what Corporal Jones of Dad’s Army would say.

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Supply Chains – A second look: What do all those initials really mean?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan KPI Traditional Trade S&OP Logistics Management Distribution Inventory Management & Stock ControlIn common with many business functions Supply Chains adopt multiple initials and/or acronyms to describe various tasks and processes they manage on a daily basis. Those not familiar with SC-speak will often sit bemused as various initials are quoted and debated and then usually blamed for some tenuous lost sales claimed by Sales and Marketing.

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FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

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Brewing & Beverages FMCG Inventory Management Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand PlanningI recently had a lengthy discussion with someone from the UK Armed Forces who was preparing to lead his men into a dangerous part of the world. I enquired about the logistics of delivering people, arms, ammunition and machines to the right place at the right time.

FMCG Forecasting: Ice Cream, chocolate & pregnancy

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Apparently, the top 5 are: FMCG Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand Planning Sales Inventory Management & Stock ControlYou will have to bear with me for a while on this one. Do you know that on average 85% of expectant women suffer food cravings during pregnancy?

CEO FMCG Letter to Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas) 2017

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dear Father Christmas,, Route to Market Christmas Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan CEO Humour Performance Improvement Traditional Trade S&OP Sales Inventory Management & Stock Control

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FMCG Year-end 2017: Distributors overstocked?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan CEE Traditional Trade S&OP Forecasting & Demand Planning Distribution Inventory Management & Stock ControlHow is 2017 going so far? Are you in cruise control or is your business chaos central? Be honest now! The last quarter of the year is always difficult to manage in order to achieve 2017 results without negatively impacting 2018.

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Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Jordan. Visuals cash checklist earn x turn finance inventory inventory days raw material risk Slimstock suppliers working capital10 questions to assess working capital management. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oz’s solutions address a number of pain points for e-commerce shippers by automating logistics and supply chain processes, including order fulfilment, inventory management/scanning, and shipping. Back in January 2014, I spoke with one of Oz Development’s customers, Jordan Kivelstadt, founder and CEO of Free Flow Wines , a pioneer in the “wine on tap” movement that Jordan and his partner launched in 2009.

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5 Reasons Why You Need a TMS to Build a Resilient Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now shippers need to manage localized inventory variety, location complexity, legal and regulatory concerns, longer distances and shorter distances, more modes, and tighter windows. PANEL: • Jordan Kass, President, Managed Services. Are you looking to improve visibility, automation, and optimization to achieve a more resilient supply chain? Then a global transportation management system (TMS) should be a key part of your supply chain technology strategy.

How Foot Locker is Winning the Multichannel Race: An interview with CEO Ken C. Hicks, Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Hicks: By making the inventory visible to the customers and the stores. When you go into a store, instead of seeing just the inventory in that store, you can effectively utilize the entire inventory of the company. So if you go into a Foot Locker store and you see a particular shoe, say a Jordan basketball shoe, the store may have six colors, but online may have 12 colors. So next to the Jordan shoes is the Jordan apparel. Foot Locker, Inc.

5 Reasons Why You Need a TMS to Build a Resilient Supply Chain

TMC

Now shippers need to manage localized inventory variety, location complexity, legal and regulatory concerns, longer distances and shorter distances, more modes, and tighter windows. PANEL: • Jordan Kass, President, Managed Services. Are you looking to improve visibility, automation, and optimization to achieve a more resilient supply chain? Then a global transportation management system (TMS) should be a key part of your supply chain technology strategy.

How Foot Locker is Winning the Multichannel Race: An interview with CEO Ken C. Hicks

Supply Chain Nation

has leveraged its advanced supply chain capabilities to transparently expose its enterprise wide inventory to all selling channels in order to provide a superior shopping experience for its customers. For example, we recently had our big Jordan release. Our inventory is somewhat ubiquitous, so wherever the customer wants to get the goods, either in a store or in their home, is OK. We have made all of our inventory visible to our customers and stores. Foot Locker, Inc.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

Neil Jordan, Principal Consultant of Logistics & Supply Chain at Proxima Group, elaborated on return markets during the webinar and said, “The next 12-18 months bring a prime opportunity for supply chain directors to look at return processes from their online strategy to support the next 3-5 years. Sales and revenues are great, but there needs to be real confidence that you’ll get 20-30% returns,” Jordan continued.

How We’re Building the Supply Chain of the Future with Customers

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For example, our real-time visibility tool, Navisphere® Vision , was built to provide visibility to all inventory in the supply chain whether it is sitting or in transit – in all modes and regions. This post is credited to Jordan Kass.

Social Networking, TMS, and Mega Trends: My CSCMP Conference Agenda

Talking Logistics

Jordan Kass, C.H. Robots and automation technologies are playing growing roles in supply chain and logistics processes as we see the rise of driverless cars on our roads, the use of robots to track inventory in stores, and robots and other types of flexible automation technologies in the warehouse. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference later this month in Denver? It’s is one of the best conferences in the supply chain and logistics industry to learn and network.

The Next Generation of Global Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere® Vision

TMC

Improve inventory management through a single view of all global inventory—in motion and at rest—to support working capital needs and cash to cash cycle management. Our goal was to provide an end to end visibility platform that allows shippers to see all inventory in their supply chain, whether it’s sitting or in transit. This post is credited to Jordan Kass.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

All of this creates increased supply chain complexity through localized inventory variety, location complexity, legal and regulatory concerns, longer and shorter shipping distances, more modes, and tighter windows for on-time delivery. This post is credited to Jordan Kass.

Google Express, Its Supply Chain & Viability

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Aaron Kaplan, Eunice Cho, Jordan Sugar, Poornima Nookala, Shoaib Bharmal, Vishal Vibhandik, and Felipe Caro. per order for a one hour delivery), utilizes inventory from both its warehouses and local stores and restaurants, and marks up some prices in comparison to the in-store prices. for delivery in a two-hour window), utilizes local store inventories to avoid warehousing costs, leverages courier services to deliver the products, and charges the same price available in-store.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: Opened on July 1st, the new distribution center in JAFZA serves a region encompassing a 2000-mile radius around Dubai, including countries in the midst of building their technology and communication infrastructures such as Pakistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Smart mobility harnesses various technologies—including sensors embedded in roads and sophisticated communications systems—to better manage the movement of in-transit inventory. This post is credited to Jordan Kass. Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

All of this creates increased supply chain complexity through localized inventory variety, location complexity, legal and regulatory concerns, longer and shorter shipping distances, more modes, and tighter windows for on-time delivery. This post is credited to Jordan Kass. Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Jordan. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

Supply Chain Movement

Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Jordan. Companies must invest in and balance their inventories more wisely to ensure optimal on-shelf availability in all commercial outlets.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Jordan. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization.

Additive Manufacturing continues to Mature

Enterra Insights

” Industries in which customization is important will also appreciate the fact that 3D printing can help reduce inventories. This could allow companies to reduce inventory holdings by being able to better match supply to demand. 4] Jordan Branch and Edwin Lopez, “ 11 technologies set to shape smart manufacturing ,” Supply Chain Dive , 21 May 2018. [5]

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Inventory levels. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART.

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Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Smart mobility harnesses various technologies—including sensors embedded in roads and sophisticated communications systems—to better manage the movement of in-transit inventory. This post is credited to Jordan Kass. Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Jordan. Finally, the system should enable intelligent inventory location management to ensure optimal on-shelf availability for the end customers. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

For one company the added value will lie in avoiding running below capacity and in reducing inventory while for another it will be the controlled scaling up of new products and services, but it always revolves around being able to anticipate and adapt the chain to developments in a timely and integral manner in order to achieve the strategic objectives. Jordan. Management at the helm.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Jordan. The 2015 Annual Third Party Logistics Study also reveals that both sides regard themselves as being successful, and shippers are seeing positive results again this year: an average logistics cost reduction of 9%, an average inventory cost reduction of 5% and an average fixed logistics cost reduction of 15%. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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The Next Generation of Global Supply Chain Technology Is Here: Navisphere® Vision

TMC

Improve inventory management through a single view of all global inventory—in motion and at rest—to support working capital needs and cash to cash cycle management. Our goal was to provide an end to end visibility platform that allows shippers to see all inventory in their supply chain, whether it’s sitting or in transit. This post is credited to Jordan Kass.

ERP is an Oxymoron

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Sometime in the 80s, ERP vendors realized if they wanted to target the manufacturing sector, they needed to provide tools to help manufacturers deal with what is arguably their biggest issue: inventory. As Trey Jordan recently wrote in his post Going Lean: Should You Replace Your ERP System?

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

to Asia export bookings especially in markets with low container inventory. Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan & Qatar) are moving to freighter only market as well. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace. At Transplace, we strive to prioritize the needs of our customers, our community, and our team members.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

Cerasis

Although logistics providers have been gradually switching towards sustainable efforts, such as the use of natural gas-powered vehicles, the push for sustainability in 2016 will exceed that of previous years, explains Jordan England-Nelson. The Internet of Things Will Increase and Benefit Real Time Inventory Management. As a result, logistics providers will be able to track inventory faster and more efficiently, which will reduce the amount of time required in shipping processes.

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Going Lean: Should You Replace Your ERP System?

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By Trey Jordan, Senior Software Consultant. Even if ERP systems were easier to implement, success isn’t likely to be achieved even with a new ERP system when success is measured against desired outcomes such as increased velocity and reduced inventory levels. Technically, all master data (resources, items, BOMs, routings, inventory, purchase orders, and sales orders) can be entered and maintained directly into SyncManufacturing planning, scheduling and execution software.

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