Adelante SCM and PINC Launch the First Annual State of Yard Management Report

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Union City, CA – October 7 th , 2020 – Researched and prepared by Adelante SCM’s analyst Adrian Gonzalez and presented by PINC, the publication’s 2020 theme is The Impact Of Digital Yard Management on Enterprise Transportation Costs and Capacity.

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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

I was moving from a position where I led a manufacturing operation to being a part of a team to design supply chain software to improve planning decisions. I was moving from the world of manufacturing to a new world of software. The technology world moves at a quicker pace than the world of manufacturing and distribution. 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.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage. Inventory is both. Inventory management is a complex subject.

Is There a Third Option for SCM Executives Looking to Revamp their Supply Chain Management Operations?

Kinaxis

A new alternative is now possible for companies, especially those looking to gain a competitive advantage with their SCM operations. While many supply chain executives have never seriously considered managed services as an SCM option due to liability, performance or security risk concerns, this is indeed an economical, efficient and strategically viable solution that supply chain leaders should consider to deliver operational performance. Is SCM a Core Competency?

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[Video] Ford Motor Company: Creating global data standards with SCM software

Kinaxis

My role is to help make certain that we have the most efficient supply chain, and the lowest possible inventories to enable us to sell the maximum possible number of units. It’s simply too expensive to have vehicles sitting in inventories, whether at factories, at dealers, at ports, or anywhere in the supply chain, because that’s dead money. Every manufacturer in the automotive vertical has some kind of supply chain management software, Thomas says.

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What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. SCM systems provide a strategic advantage and business insight to companies and their operations. SCM Fundamentals.

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Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

They are based on 1757 responses collected in an international survey from supply chain executives (including logistics service providers (LSPs), retailers, and manufacturing companies). However, our results show that costs are on the rise (larger than 8% on average for manufacturing industries). Solutions focused on improving transparency of tier two suppliers, inventory and demand impede mitigation and force companies into reactive strategies.

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Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence

Cerasis

We conclude this two part series about manufacturing operations excellence by consultant Chuck Intrieri, by outlaying why manufacturers should focus on a critical component that will help sustain manufacturing operations excellence for years to come. What is Driving Sustainable Manufacturing Operations Excellence? What is the most important part of manufacturing? The most important resource in manufacturing is people.

Manufacturers bouncing back after COVID using low-code technology

TrackVia

The COVID-19 pandemic continues impacting manufacturers in an unprecedented way, globally hitting demand, supply, and workforce at the same time. The global manufacturing and supply chain ecosystems have been among the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is Manufacturing ERP?

OptiProERP

What distinguishes Manufacturing ERP from other ERP systems? ERP started in the manufacturing industry, but it headed off in new directions. Most ‘front-office’ functions, such as such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-Commerce, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Business Intelligence (BI) were added from 2000 onwards, as the internet allowed interconnectedness and access for employees, customers and vendors. Defining Manufacturing ERP.

Why Medical Device Companies Need End-to-End Inventory Visibility

DSI

The constant and rapid movement of inventory in the medical device industry wreaks havoc on manual, paper- and spreadsheet-based systems. Inventory visibility gaps result in missed orders or excessive safety stock. Benefits of end-to-end inventory control include: Productivity.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is Becoming Younger, More Educated, More Diverse!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When we speak with SCM professionals from the baby boomer and Gen X generations, it’s really common for us to hear, “I didn’t plan on going into Supply Chain, but I fell into it.” Planning and Procurement are taking on a bigger role in the field: 22% of millennials surveyed are working in Planning and 21% in Procurement , compared to 15% in Logistics , 11% in Inventory Management, and 9% in Manufacturing. Jobs #HumanResources #SCM #SupplyChain #Millennials.

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Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency

IQMS

The Warehouse Inventory Management Software market grew to $1.4B Warehouse Inventory Management software and systems help reduce infrastructure costs and enable the reallocation of existing IT resources to drive productivity improvements, according to IDC. Warehouse Inventory Management Software is seeing increased adoption as manufacturers expand globally through mergers, acquisitions, and regionally-focused manufacturing strategies.

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Paul Kretz, Head of SCM at Church & Dwight!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I started my career in Automotive parts manufacturing as a shift supervisor and can remember when my boss asked me to come off shift and become a master production scheduler. Then I went into Contract manufacturing and gained some great exposure to lean, became black belt certified and saw what best in class Supply Chain operations really looked like. The site had been trying to fix it and were using the manufacturing engineering team to drive the improvements.

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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights ,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. Source: “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” Adelante SCM & LEGACY SCS.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies. SanDisk Corporation designs, develops and manufactures flash memory storage devices and software. The company is the third-largest manufacturer of flash memory in the world. This included monthly reviews between business units and central operations teams and adaptive inventory segmentation policies.

Part 2: An S&OP Q&A with SCM World’s Kevin O’Marah

Logility

In Part 1: An S&OP Q&A with SCM World’s Kevin O’Marah we discussed the drivers impacting S&OP, the value of the process and the changing rhythm of S&OP meetings. These organizations end up with a better grip on the measurements of tradeoffs, cost to serve, capital spending decisions, and inventory costs. For example, no matter what you manufacture, you have certain constraints in your supply chain.

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Manufacturing Connect Seminar 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturing Connect Seminar 2016. URL: jda.com/manufacturing-connect-2016-scm. Join us at the Hilton Amsterdam on 25th May for this exclusive gathering of Supply Chain experts and business strategists which will address the challenges that manufacturers are faced with today; delivering profitable fulfillment and adaptable manufacturing. Date: 25 May 2016. Venue: Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Organisation: JDA Software.

SAPInsider SCM 2017: Two Demand Planning Sessions That You Shouldn’t Miss

Arkieva

From discussions on enabling advanced business processes and improving supply chain visibility, to supply chain technology trends, the SAPInsider SCM 2017 in Orlando Florida, is set to be a fun learning and networking experience for supply chain professionals using SAP systems. SAPInsider Demand Planning Session #1: Improve your forecasts – How to Implement demand sensing for upstream manufacturers. Why those options are not available to all upstream manufacturers in the B2B space.

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Supply Chain Analytics- Towards Intelligent Manufacturing

ThroughPut

Supply Chain Analytics aims at enhancing the manufacturing operational efficiency and overall operational effectiveness by enabling informed data-driven decisions across the factory floor. Regular stock-out issues causing fluctuating inventory levels or excess inventory.

Double Inventory Turnover In 9 months!

Supply Chain Game Changer

World Class Inventory Turnover Breakthrough Elements! “If we are truly a Supply Chain Services Company, then why is our Inventory Turnover only at 7?”, I had just joined the company and in studying their financial performance it stood out to me that if we were truly a Supply Chain Services company then having only 7 Inventory turns was extremely uninspiring. Could we double inventory turnover? Setting the Target to Double Inventory Turnover.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

To address ever-increasing complexities, manufacturers and retailers increasingly seek best-of-breed solutions and specialized domain expertise for planning and execution. This unique combination will provide retailers and manufacturers with extraordinary capabilities to meet the needs of hyper-connected, mobile consumers. It will be the single best source of software products and domain expertise for manufacturers and retailers.

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Double Inventory Turnover In 9 months!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out World Class Inventory Turnover Breakthrough Elements! “If we are truly a Supply Chain Services Company, then why is our Inventory Turnover only at 7?”, I had just joined the company and in studying their financial performance it stood out to me that if we were truly a Supply Chain Services company then having only 7 Inventory turns was extremely uninspiring. days of Inventory in the company. Excess and Obsolete (E&O) Inventory .

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

Cerasis

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. Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand Data Integrity to Reduce Inventory Costs.

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Get Your Manufacturing Processes in Gear for the Holidays

Oracle SCM

Every year during the holidays, anxiety hits shoppers, retailers, and manufacturers alike about whether the season’s hottest products will face shortages. For manufacturers, at least, it doesn’t have to be this way. Many manufacturers lack the end-to-end supply chain visibility and flexibility needed to plan for demand spikes, but you can improve your demand-planning capabilities by outsourcing at least some of your production processes.

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New SCM Cloud Plan to Produce Materials Available

Oracle SCM

In a recent press release , Oracle announced the availability of two new SCM cloud products, Oracle Manufacturing Cloud and Oracle Supply Chain Planning Cloud. These two products, together with Inventory and Cost Management Cloud, form Oracle’s Plan to Produce solution, a comprehensive and integrated suite of supply chain cloud applications. Manufacturing cloud manufacturing plan planning produce scm to

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Do You Want Inventory Turnover Breakthrough? Define and Manage The Levers!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out World Class Inventory Turnover Breakthrough Elements! Taking a holistic approach in order to achieve Inventory Turnover Breakthrough results meant that I needed to consider the End To End Supply Chain. In thinking about the End To End Supply Chain it was necessary to define all of the aspects that impact Inventory levels. In short I needed to be able to manage: All of the levers that control the rate at which Inventory is brought in to the company.

Advising on advice

Supply Chain Movement

When I asked him what he was looking for, he replied that he wanted to find a software supplier who could help him to improve sales forecasting and inventory management. I grabbed our European SCM IT Subway Map poster and pointed out the light-blue and the yellow lines showing software suppliers for forecasting and inventory management, respectively. “I

Supply Chain Is at Its Best When You Can’t See It

Kinaxis

Moving a package from point A to B is simple enough… compared to other supply chain companies, such as a pharma company that needs to accurately forecast demand for a new drug which can be extremely expensive, manufacturing the product, and in some cases, worrying about expiration. Supply chain management Demand planning Inventory management jonathan matthews Kinaxis retail SCM Supply chain

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. I worked in Materials Handling, Packaging Engineering, Warehouse Space Planning, Resource Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Systems Management and other areas. SCM involves the flow of materials, finances and information.

Why this is a great time to be a supply chain professional

Kinaxis

After about a decade, he took a different path and branched off from SCM. Here are some examples: a) 3-D printing is shifting manufacturing to the point of consumption. c) Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling proactive asset monitoring and risk mitigation along with precise inventory location tracking. Rise of “Real-time ready” SCM technologies : The above trends are forcing the organizations to rethink the ERP and SCM technologies they put in place over the years.

World Class Inventory Turnover Breakthrough Elements! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Improving Inventory turnover performance is both a requirement and a challenge for many companies. We’ve written several blogs on this subject to share our experiences in achieving truly game changing results in inventory management. Attacking just a single element of inventory has, in our experience and observation, proven to be an insufficient approach to making significant, sustainable changes. The post World Class Inventory Turnover Breakthrough Elements!

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #5 Not having a supply chain risk management process

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. If your demand decreases, you have excess inventory or idle capacity. Mitigating Risk – inventory tracking and dual sourcing are considered to be the most effective risk mitigation strategies. by John Westerveld Reason #5: Not having a supply chain risk management process.

The Move Toward the Middle: SCM World’s Kevin O’Marah Discusses the Impact of Omni-Channel on Supply Chain Management – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

Digital demand and omni-channel shopping are radically changing supply chain practices for both retailers and manufacturers. Supply Chain Nation asked Kevin O’Marah, chief content officer for SCM World, for his insights from their recent research and report on this topic. Omni-Channel Retail Supply Chain consumers manufacturing omni-channel retail

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