Target Hires New Inventory Management Leader to Revamp Supply Chain


Cook’s first day was on July 24, 2016 in Minneapolis at the company’s headquarters. Specifically, Cook will serve as the senior vice president of global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment. Why Inventory Management Matters.

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There’s one sure-fire way to tell when someone has lived in Minneapolis long enough to be called a Minnesotan. Like visitors to the Mall of America, manufacturers looking to apply Lean principles start in the same place. Their “directory” is the 8 types of waste identified in Lean: Overproduction – Manufacturing more than is needed to fill customer orders. Inventory – Excess material and WIP. To learn more, download The Changing Role of ERP in Manufacturing. .


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Supply Chain Shaman

Essentially, the team is removing the partitions between network design, sales and operations planning (S&OP), inventory optimization, fulfillment and transportation planning. As a result, the solution is solving inventory, transportation, and fulfillment in one model across strategic, tactical, operational, and executional horizons. Inventory problems solved in isolation have had little adoption. Inventory needs to be part of a deeper, more connected solution.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

I called the customer service line for the manufacturer and was told that the only thing I could do was call a maintenance specialist. With a headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, the supply chain supports 600 stores in 50 states.

How Can We Use Emerging Technology To Improve Community Nutrition?


One example is the North Market in North Minneapolis, an Inmar client in one of the country’s largest food deserts. ReFED estimates that food waste costs consumer-facing businesses $57 billion per year — and costs manufacturers $2 billion. This would allow the retailer and manufacturer to avoid the cost of the returns process, provide a benefit to the community and have a comfort level that both parties are being good actors in the transaction.

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

6 River Systems

All of the above (and other down-stream KPIs and processes) are heavily influenced by the accuracy of a demand forecast: if the demand forecast is much more accurate, a company is more likely to have the right product, in the right quantities in inventory and will have less of the products in inventory that is not required. Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company.

Event Sales Streamlines Reverse Logistics Buying Opportunity


<p>Since 1985, Minneapolis-based Event Sales has been serving the reverse logistics needs of retailers and manufacturers seeking to dispose of excess merchandise. </p> <p>One key to providing great service is having a distribution and logistics capability that can respond quickly to buying opportunities – no matter where that inventory exists.

March 2019 Automation Hero: Kevin Skau of Design Ready Controls


About Kevin: Kevin Skau is the Chief Operating Officer of Design Ready Controls , a control panel manufacturer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota – designing and manufacturing control panels for high-volume OEMs in a variety of industries. Design Ready Controls has been using ECi M1 for over 13 years – managing inventory by using min/max replenishment parameters. I then started searching for a solution for digital inventory management and came across EazyStock.