Improving the US blood supply chain: some lessons from the UK

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The UCLA BPC is one of the main blood centers in the greater Los Angeles area but it struggles to meet its daily demand. On the demand side, pooling inventories should be the first step to reduce donor recruiting cost, inventory holding cost, and wastage.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding.

Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon

Savi

Heads up UPS and FedEx, Amazon is piloting package delivery in Los Angeles for marketplace customers. Leverage Analytics to Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain Using live IoT data and many other data sources, you can achieve end-to-end visibility of the location and condition of your moving inventory even when multiple carriers deliver it across different modes. The world’s largest online marketplace has set their sights on a new goal — becoming a huge global 4PL.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. They might allow companies to carry less inventory – perhaps using Hyperloop to rapidly source whatever parts or raw materials that can’t be 3D printed.

Google Express, Its Supply Chain & Viability

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

It currently serves the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., and it is testing fresh produce delivery in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers.

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Managerial Practice Will Need to Catch up with the Emergence of Real-time Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

Working capital is generally in the form of inventory, which is an asset that doesn’t produce any revenue or cash. A metaphor is that of reducing friction, which increases flow, where friction includes all of the typical delays and problems that slow material flows and increase inventory. Friction can produce bottlenecks in production systems and shipments, which delays material and causes inventory to build up or shortages to occur.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

With gumption, she did what any entrepreneurial, then-22-year-old would do: turn to social media to promote her inventory and fledgling business. To match demand, she began approaching labels to bolster inventory. Nasty Gal Inc.,

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017

Freightos

On the port side, the Port of Los Angeles and GE teamed up to improve tracking and unloading. Back in the 90’s, Amazon focused on online sales before shifting into online payments, warehousing and then third-party inventory management. 11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017.

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he resides in Los Angeles.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

DAT Solutions

Los Angeles was the number-one market for van loads last week, with a huge uptick in volumes. Van spot market rates moderated last week, especially on the backhaul lanes where rates spiked two weeks ago.

Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution

FLEXE

<p>New York-based Global Point Technology has been a leader in sourcing components and assemblies for OEM manufacturers from Asia for over 30 years. </p> <p>Global Point has deep relationships with automotive, telecom, defense, medical and office automation customers across the US, providing a wide range of services beyond sourcing.

Supply Chain Management:Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. On the one hand, Wal-Mart was able to mitigate the availability of certain excess inventory through real-time promotions on Facebook. There have been postings on social media as well as reports in business media where certain retailers have had to either scramble or de-commit orders because of inaccurate inventory assessment. About Us. Contact Us.