Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. In lean consulting, you would often find excess inventory, rework, over processing and other wasteful practices inside a warehouse. The warehouse business is made up of the following 7 service offerings: pick and pack , cross-docking , fulfillment , distribution center management , vendor managed inventory , sub-assembly and site location.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

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.

The U.S. West Coast Port Crisis and Increased Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Matters

Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Automotive Supply Chain Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S. Last week, we were reading a recent report produced by the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) in the U.K.

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational. or “How can we reduce inventory and improve our balance sheet?”.

Apparel and footwear: At what point is missed sales better than excess inventory?

Kinaxis

In adidas’s recent earnings call, CEO Kasper Rorsted warned that adidas would miss its 2019 growth target because its supply chain was unable to meet the huge demand for its mid-priced apparel, especially in North America. by Harish Iyer.

Will the Rapidly Shrinking Store Save Retail?

Supply Chain Brain

Across the country, retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Macy’s and Nordstrom are experimenting with ways to distill their inventory into smaller, more-focused locations. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content Consumer Packaged Goods Forecasting & Demand Planning North AmericaThe biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size.

RELEX Solutions Names Ron Fleischer Senior Vice President of Operations, North America

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, announced today that Ron Fleischer will join the company as Senior Vice President of North American Operations. office,” said Michael Falck, RELEX President, North America. “I’m Read PDF.

How Inventory Management is a problem the size of Australia

The Network Effect

Inventory distortion costs retailers nearly $158 for every man, woman, and child on the planet. Billion a year is the cost of Inventory distortion in North America, an amount equivalent to the annual revenues of Kroger, Home Depot, and Target combined. chem7/Flickr.

Finn-Tack implements inventory and demand management solution

Supply Chain Movement

It also has a further four warehouses in The Netherlands, North America, Russia, and in Finland. The best-of-breed product selected was Optimiza Inventory and Demand Planner, a demand planning software application designed to compile and maintain an accurate requirement forecast.

Lessons in product transition and supply constraints, via adidas

Kinaxis

During its annual earnings call, adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted explained to investors that the company’s slow sales growth in North America was attributed to supply issues as the company expands from high-end products into a mid-price range.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The concept of the Effective Frontier is that best in class companies align functional metrics to balance growth, cost, inventory and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) performance while balancing customer service metrics.

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Supply Chain Brain

Where in the past they might have focused primarily on days payable outstanding (DPO) as a financial metric, they’re now giving equal attention to days sales outstanding (DSO) and inventory levels. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog All Technology North America

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

As the bricks and mortar retailer is attacked by eCommerce pure plays—Amazon in North America, Alibaba in China, and Flipcart in India—assortment and excitement in the store become paramount to lure customers. Current State of Perpetual Inventory.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. They saw a steady drop in inventory and reduced working capital by about 50% over the period of 2011-2015.

Lolli & Pops Implements RELEX’s Supply Chain Planning Solution to Sweeten Their Inventory Planning

RELEX Solutions

The centralized planning team was challenged to accurately plan inventory for new stores and for slow-moving items to adhere to high vendor minimums. Without a distribution center, all inventory ships directly from vendors to stores which further complicates the vendor ordering process.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online

Descartes

They allow you to uniquely identify your product and manage your inventories. In North America, a GTIN is composed of 12 numbers. However, it does not represent that of North America. As mentioned above, North America’s GTIN is composed of 12 digits.

System 227

Companies Collect Faster, Pay Slower and Hold a lot Less Inventory

Material Handling & Logistics

Top companies now collect from customers over two weeks faster, pay suppliers nearly three weeks slower, and maintain less than half the inventory of typical companies in their industry, according to new working capital research from The Hackett Group Inc.

GS1 Numbering System Required to Identify Products Online

Descartes

They allow you to uniquely identify your product and manage your inventories. In North America, a GTIN is composed of 12 numbers. However, it does not represent that of North America. As mentioned above, North America’s GTIN is composed of 12 digits.

System 195

Ship From Store: An Omni-Channel Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

I had the pleasure of catching Tom Barone, VP of North America Operations at eBay Enterprise present on the changing nature of commerce. Inventory Management Labor Learning & Leadership Omni-channel logistics Retail

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

Stuck, the company struggled with customer service levels and high inventory write-offs. The process helped World Kitchen manage inventories through bankruptcy filing in 2002. Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch.

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

Applications will include the monitoring of inventory, cleaning floors and unloading trucks. The robot alerts workers to shelf replenishment needs if the out-of-stock item is located in the store backroom, or the Fast Unloader automated truck unloader if the inventory has recently arrived.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Figure 1, companies in North America rate agility as 13% more important as an attribute for their supply chain than companies in Europe. Agility Importance: North America and Europe. Companies want to be agile.

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average MAPE for North America was 36% while the European average MAPE was 45%. The average bias of European forecasts versus North America had 2% more bias. I do not see the same results from the multitier inventory projects.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is an active group in Europe and North America. 90% of companies are unable to drive improvement at the intersection of inventory management, operating margin and customer service.). July 16th in North America (current thinking is Charlotte or Chicago.

The emergence of supply chain localization strategies

NC State SCRC

First, you have less cash tied up in your supply chain – and less inventory sitting on a boat, on a plane, or in a container. In North America, we are likely going to move towards a Canada/US/Mexico triad, and much of the labor will likely be moving to Mexico. Articles Director's Blog Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Uncategorized

U.S. Manufacturing Momentum- The Uncovering of Continuing Challenges

Supply Chain Matters

and North America based manufacturing sourcing resurgence continues but will uncover broader supply chain ecosystem needs or deficiencies. Brought forward are the renewed attraction of lower inventory and transportation costs, stable wage rates and the importance of better control and protection of intellectual property.

D3|Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail 2016

EFT

Channels: Technology Supply Chain eCommerce/Retail CSCO Focus Event Date: Wed, 2016-07-13 to Thu, 2016-07-14 Event URL: [link] Event Location: New York, New York Number of attendees: 150 Programme URL: [link] Brochure URL: [link] Speakers URL: [link] Event Organiser: Priyanka Asera Event Organiser E-mail: pasera@eft.com Précis: Identify How To Align Inventory Perfectly With Fluctuating Demand Entire Month Duration: No Region: North America

Quick & Easy Store-Specific Planograms: Tailoring Your On-Shelf Inventory to Each Store

RELEX Solutions

Scott has been helping retailers & FMCG suppliers solve their Space & Assortment challenges in Europe, North America, Asia & Australia since 2011. The post Quick & Easy Store-Specific Planograms: Tailoring Your On-Shelf Inventory to Each Store appeared first on RELEX.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

Quintiq

Beef, poultry and pork producers from Europe and North America all share a similar challenge: how to get the most value out of an animal. Offer high service levels while keeping inventory levels low.

Kimberly-Clark Makes Sense of Demand

E2open

Empty shelves send impatient buyers to competitors’ products, while too much inventory can result in unwanted carrying costs.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. It is now closed at the start of a busy shipping season as companies prepare for holiday inventory builds. Expect tight capacity across North America.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

Quintiq

He explained how Quintiq has brought clarity in managing their supply chain, supporting their key values on business operations in planning for labor scheduling, sales forecasts, inventory targets and production planning.

The Long Tail of the Supply Chain: Part 2 - Pareto is Dead

ToolsGroup

Pat Smith, Vice President of ToolsGroup North America, then illustrated the growth of the long tail and drove home how to combat the challenges posed by it. Customer service must come from inventories.”.