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

Cerasis

Lean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Lean Culture by Creating "Standard Work".

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Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits. Subscribe Here!

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first part I put forth 6 areas of focus in order to reduce logistics costs. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. First, look at inventory as MONEY/CASH. Try using a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).

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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

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From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Agile = The New Lean.

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Using Lean Management for Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Why Agility is Trumping Lean! Lean management article originally published by Veridian at [link] Permission to publish here provided by Jason Rosing. What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management. Subscribe Here!

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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.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". However, in many circumstances, the supplier will send an invoice that contains one set of terms, while the procurement professional will issue a purchase order which contains additional or different terms. Procurement

EMC runs a lean operation: Playing hockey with doughnut holes

Supply Chain View from the Field

Brent Taylor, who I met the week before at Procurement Leader’s, took me on a tour of the plant. ” To cope with this hockey stock effect, EMC has a highly lean and flexible manufacturing facility. They also use a “inventory train” concept – which is a cart with rolling stock. Customer Relationship Management Design for Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics

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Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement! Virtually every type of software application is offered in a SaaS model, including software to support ERP, TMS, CRM, Inventory Management, and Invoicing applications, all of which are related to Supply Chain. You can outsource your Manufacturing, Distribution, Procurement, Logistics, Accounts Payable, Transportation Management, Systems and more. We had phenomenal, global capabilities in Logistics and Procurement.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP. Any percentage less for your business with logistics costs as a percent of your revenue, goes straight to the bottom line. . Logistics Cost Reduction by Focusing on Safety.

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most definitions of disintermediation characterize it as the elimination of intermediaries, or “ cutting out the middleman “ Further consider that the “Wastes” associated with Lean thinking and principles include transportation, inventory, over production and motion amongst others. For every node of the supply chain this means that there is transportation, movement and handling, inventory, and production and over, or under production. Subscribe Here!

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible. in the logistics industry.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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What is Inbound Logistics and How Can a 3PL Help?

Kanban Logistics

What is inbound logistics? See, there’s a big difference between handling inbound logistics yourself and outsourcing it to a trusted North Carolina third-party logistics (3PL) provider that knows the manufacturing industry. What is inbound logistics?

Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As noted by Inbound Logistics , “Many manufacturers start assembling products, mapping out product specs to determine capacity needs, and working with their transportation and distribution partners on reliable and cost-effective logistics solutions up to six months in advance.”. As explained by Logistics Management , the upcoming peak season is already throwing a wrench into supply chains across the country. Reduced inventory carrying costs. Subscribe Here!

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

And then at some point all of these activities were included under the banner of “Reverse Logistics” What on earth is Reverse Logistics? So What Is Reverse Logistics? The term “Reverse Logistics” was first coined by James R. I was certainly familiar with Repair, Recycling, Reclamation, Salvage and ReUse to that point but Reverse Logistics seemed like an odd phrase. But once explained the phrase Reverse Logistics made sense.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co., Transfreight offers customized logistics solutions that include network optimization / rationalization solutions. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

They were going to take the Holistic approach (see our Blog Inventory Turnover Breakthrough (Part 1) … Go Back To The Basics! We had to lean out the operations and improve productivity. Check out Global Process Excellence (Part 4) – Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom! Lean #SupplyChain #ProcessExcellence #SCM #Logistics #Distribution. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Agile Supply Chain! Why Agility is Trumping Lean!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! Once, the lean supply chain was considered to be the most effective form of manufacturing and supply chain management. Unfortunately, many supply chain entities do not understand or fail to grasp the full scope and concept of agility and how and it functions in relation and contrast to a lean supply chain. Let’s take a look at how the agile supply chain is quickly replacing the lean supply chain. Subscribe Here!

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Marketing Supply Chain Solutions Post-COVID: Q&A with ToolsGroup CMO Caroline Proctor

ToolsGroup

Do you expect people’s relationship with logistics to change in the long term due to COVID-19? For those who already worked in logistics, there will also be changes. Blog demand forecasting inventory optimization machine learning supply chain planning

Value Stream Mapping the Current State Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Specifically the company was going to carry a dramatically different set of products which required a new set of capabilities in Strategic Planning, Merchandising, Marketing, Procurement, Inventory Management, Retail Operations and Logistics. . We decided to attack this by introducing the Lean technique of Value Stream Mapping to the organization. The company had no experience in Lean process improvement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Value Stream Mapping your Current State Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Specifically the company was going to carry a dramatically different set of products which required a new set of capabilities in Strategic Planning, Merchandising, Marketing, Procurement, Inventory Management, Retail Operations and Logistics. We decided to attack this by introducing the Lean technique of Value Stream Mapping to the organization. The company had no experience in Lean process improvement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! As we articulated in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! According to the Lean philosophy any activity that does not transform goods and add value that an end consumer will pay for should be considered waste. While you still need people to load and unload trailers the number of people exposed to and touching logistics can be reduced.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From planning to negotiating to buying, from moving goods to processing goods, and from managing data to managing inventory. Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. The Cash Cycle is a function of the days of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory and Capital Expenditures. From the inbound perspective he Supply Chain team typically procures raw materials, expedites their delivery. Subscribe Here!

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a Procurement sourcing methodology which entails taking into account all aspects of doing business with a supplier, not just unit costs. TCO models can include variables such as unit price, Accounts Payable terms, cost of quality, lead times, technological value, logistics costs, management costs and more. Mission Critical and Strategic Inventory Positioning. Don’t Overlook the Role of Reverse Logistics. Subscribe Here!

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How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

And now let us examine the reasons why a career in logistics offers so much diversity to so many workers. It touches many departments, from production, procurement, shipping, accounting, and finance to marketing, warehousing, research and development, and sales. Manage inventory levels.

9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL

Cerasis

Editor's Note: As of late you may have noticed we have written a lot about procurement and the future of procurement. A large part of procurement is finalizing the contract and then the follow through of the determined deliverables in that agreement. The next step in procurement is then managing vendors and keeping service providers accountable for continued improvement. Many logistics service providers will provide their customers with an SLA.

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50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

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As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most companies have a Procurement function, Distribution, Logistics, Planning, Inventory Management, Product Data Management, and Operations. In the area of Procurement they did a lot of benchmarking and highlighted deficiencies in our materials costing and pricing processes, and the resultant uncompetitiveness and financial shortfall that resulted therefrom. Cash constraints, and borrowing money to fund operations and finance inventory. Lean, Agility).

7 Supply Chain Challenges That Exist Today

4WL Consulting

This heightens the need for having a global procurement network which can support and respond to a company’s supply chain needs in a timely manner. However, many chief procurement officers claim that it is becoming more and more difficult to select a strategic supplier who offers consistent global quality and local service. #2 A lean manufacturing environment should involve a shorter lead time, lesser inventory and improved throughput. Blog Logistics Outsourcing

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Demand-Driven Supply Chain Transformation

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Demand-Dr iven Manufacturing incorporates the best of Lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and Lean Six Sigma principles. Beyond the major strategic advantages, these connected supply chains can respond with greater agility to traditional short-term challenges such as shorter lead and replenishment timelines, cost reduction/avoidance strategies, inventory optimization, logistical issues, and more.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our first belief is that the future Supply Chain must be based on a “Don’t Touch” philosophy, which we discussed in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! This is completely consistent with a Lean approach which underscores the need to eliminate waste. Now consider that this same data entry occurs between all suppliers, customers and logistics carriers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Optimise Inventory Control with an Effective Bill of Materials

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In manufacturing, the BoM will help drive the procurement and logistics for product creation. It tells you everything that is required to build each component of a finished product and provides a valuable tool to help improve inventory control. A complete knowledge of every component and step in the manufacturing process allows the operations team to make appropriate trade-offs between time, cash flow and inventory control throughout the life of a product.