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The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

GlobalTranz

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the use of metrics fosters positive relationships with coworkers and adherence to rulesets and best practices for the respective third-party logistics provider (3PL). What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking? What distribution center metrics are you tracking or are not listed here?

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

GlobalTranz

There is no easy way to say it; single-channel retail is dead. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Inventory Accuracy. This is a simple key performance indicator (KPI), another name for metrics, to track. It refers to the in-stock or out-of-stock accuracy of supplier inventory. When considering the timeliness of a shipment in this KPI , you can derive an order completion metric.

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Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

ToolsGroup

Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only a thread in the larger retail competition tapestry. Amazon offers breadth, but brick and mortars offers “now”, and a tactile consumer shopping experience is still a retailer’s greatest asset. The ability to serve this demand is foundational to the success or failure of a retailer, but the challenge doesn’t hinge on the strategy leadership sets.

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Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

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. Inventory management is a hot issue. Companies invest in project after project, yet inventory levels remain the same. In business there are many drivers of inventory, and the management of inventory levels requires discipline and a cross-functional focus. What Drives Inventory Effectiveness?

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

GlobalTranz

BONUS: Download the Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics White Paper. Conventional logistics service providers had very few alternatives for reversing the channel; however, as the technology has progressed, companies using a robust, proficient reverse logistics system have benefited from: Reduced administrative, transportation and aftermarket support costs. Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

GlobalTranz

When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

Transportation capacity tightens further in May

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity diminished further in May, according to a supply chain survey. The overall index, which is designed to capture the rate of change in areas like transportation, inventory and warehousing, declined 3.2 The transportation prices subindex declined 1.4

May retail sales supportive of freight flows

The Supply Chain Journal

Retail sales in May fell 1.3% It’s important to note that the headline decline masked what was the second-highest month on record for core retail sales. However, demand for retail products remains at record levels. The metric is up 22.3%

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing consumer and retailer demands can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. What is a retail consolidation program?

Retail Link – How Does It Help?

SupplyPike

Learn all about: What Retail Link is and who can use it The challenges of Retail Link What reports and tools Retail Link has to offer. Retail Link provides you all this. Retail Link is also a way Walmart monitors its suppliers. Retail Link Optimization.

The 10 inventory management trends to watch for in 2022

Unleashed

Best practice inventory management – and the wider world of supply chain management – has played a big part in business survival through 2021. With that in mind, here’s our pick of the 10 most important inventory management trends for 2022. 10 inventory management for 2022: 1.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

Among the many supply chain initiatives taking place today, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) has become an increasingly effective process and business model to help organizations share risk and information between vendors and customers — while benefitting from lower stockouts, reduced uncertainty and lower costs. A demanding distribution network comprised of producers, distributors and retailers. What is vendor-managed inventory? Better transportation planning.

Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

These activities can involve storage and transport of inventory or supplies, monitoring of day-to-day activities, the preparation behind these processes, and blending these different components throughout the supply chain. Inventory Map. Learn about.

Logistics Metrics You Didn’t Know You Should Be Watching

Supply Chain Collaborator

Shippers who automate transportation logistics but fail to include yard operations in the solution design are operating with enormous visibility gaps. Shippers must realize that not all transportation delays take place on the road. Shippers must realize that not all transportation delays take place on the road. The critical metrics managed with YMS for improved resource planning include: Inbound and outbound dock door scheduling. Asset management/inventory controls.

How to calculate safety stock – with formulas and examples

Unleashed

Ideally, once a safety stock figure is set for each product, an inventory management system such as Unleashed is used to manage stock within ideal levels. The safety stock formula is used to set ideal stock levels for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. When I sat down to write the book, Bricks Matter, I believed that companies had used supply chain technologies to reduce operating margin and improve inventory turns. We are currently mapping the progress of all public manufacturing, distribution and retail companies on three factors: Strength: Year-over-year improvement on operating margin and inventory turns for the past six years.

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. But even as developers have flooded the market with new inventory, some retailers are still having trouble finding adequate, flexible space. The post Excess Inventory?

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. John McAteer, Vice President of Sales, Retail, and Technology at Google, writes, “In retail, there’s no space for standing still. Empowered by mobile, people can get exactly what they want instantly and effortlessly, and they expect retailers to meet their needs faster than ever before.”[1] Finding the Right Transportation.

Is it Advantage Organized Retail in India?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Guest post by a former UPS colleague and now independent consultant with a particular specialty in India, e-commerce and retail. There has been a sea change in the Indian Retail landscape over the past ten years. While all the attention is focused on the impact of online retail – until recently a metro phenomenon, most pundits have ignored the potential impact of organized retail as they move from the major metro’s & Tier 1 to Tier 2/3 cities. India retail Retail

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What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

GlobalTranz

That’s the overview of white glove services evolution and it’s another piece of the transportation terminology puzzle. It’s important to know how white glove services and transportation management go together. Use metrics to track performance.

21 Vendor Metrics Your Supplier Scorecard Might be Missing

Supply Chain Cowboy

But is your scorecard missing key metrics? It includes a free Excel template that you can modify to match exactly what metrics you want to measure. While some of these metrics might not apply to your business model, there’s definitely a few to add if they measure something important to you and your customers. In fact, many big-box retailers are uncomfortable being more than 30% of a supplier’s revenue base. Specific Quality Metrics. Inventory Levels.

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

Transplace

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting . Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks. This next-gen inventory strategy has put pressure on businesses to meet growing consumer demands by having products where and when they want them. Retailers Adjustment to the Industry and Consumers Demands.

3 Ways to Accelerate Your Inventory Management

RFgen

TABLE OF CONTENTS: The Current State of Inventory Management. Integrate and Optimize Inventory Workflows. Implement Inventory Management Software. Integrate ERP Data with Inventory Processes. The Current State of Inventory Management. Increased inventory visibility.

BringgGreen offers retailers new tools for eco-friendly delivery

The Supply Chain Journal

Retailers that are trying to appeal to a growing number of eco-friendly shoppers have few options to counteract this trend. Delivery and fulfillment cloud platform provider Bringg has introduced a new tool for retailers, the BringgGreen Sustainability Tech Practice.

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is complex non-linear system that is easily thrown out of balance through a focus on functional metrics. They rock back and forth in improving singular metrics but struggle to improve a portfolio of growth, margin, inventory performance, and asset utilization.

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. What is a retail consolidation program? This helps meet any retailer compliance programs that may exist.

Warehouse Management Software – A Blueprint for Warehouse Excellence & Inventory Management

ThroughPut

A Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is one that helps plan, control, and manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations in a warehouse along with the guidance of inventory movement, optimizing order picking, and shipping of customer orders. Easy-to-follow metrics.

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. What is a retail consolidation program? This helps meet any retailer compliance programs that may exist. Retailer compliance programs are unique to each company.

5 supply chain management tips for retail for sustained profitability

6 River Systems

Today, anyone can start a retail business with a couple of clicks on a laptop from a café. Manufacturing companies have the option of selling directly to consumers without the help of any retail middle men.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

The key difference between the two can perhaps be explained in the following example: A 3PL provider working with a paint manufacturer may package and store products as well as transport them to retailers and/or customers. 3) Ecommerce and Multi-Channel Retail. Transport.

Warehouse Management Software – A Blueprint for Warehouse Excellence & Inventory Management

ThroughPut

A Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is one that helps plan, control, and manage the day-to-day manufacturing operations in a warehouse along with the guidance of inventory movement, optimizing order picking, and shipping of customer orders. The WMS guides the overall order and inventory replenishment on the factory floor. It can also help manage supply chain operations from the manufacturer or wholesaler to the warehouse and then to the retailer or distribution center.

How to Prepare for Logistics’ Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

As produce transportation winds down and the freight market loosens slightly for the first time in several months, CPG shippers have the opportunity to prepare for the quickly approaching peak season. The National Retail Federation anticipates “that retail sales will now grow between 10.5

What Retailers Learned About the Future at RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018

BlueYonder

The 2018 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference was a great opportunity to hear what retail leaders are focused on, and excited about, as we chart the future of our evolving industry. In the speaker sessions that followed, we heard how retailers are breaking down silos within organizations, how automation can bring higher levels of efficiency to distribution centers and how new innovations in machine learning and artificial intelligence could revolutionize the retail supply chain.

How to Achieve the Perfect Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

What is the Perfect Delivery Metric? Improving on this metric will always involve a focus on people and processes, but often also includes implementing new, more robust, supply chain applications. The wrong metrics drive suboptimal behaviors and metrics can often be manipulated.

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Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

If your company is trading in the fast-paced arena of omnichannel retail , this is one buzzword you really need to pay attention to. We’ll explain how to use your supply chain to improve your last-mile delivery service and make sure it differentiates your retail business from its competitors, depending on whether you plan to compete on cost or quality. Strangely enough, the asset that matters most here is the one which retailers often overlook completely—the human one.