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ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

QAD

Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. Machines can’t be built and shipped without having the right parts in inventory , but at the same time, keeping parts on the shelf consumes space and cash. Procurement System Improvement Goals. Recognizing the vital importance of procurement to their business, ANCA management set about finding a tool to help. Manage consignment inventory. Streamlined Component Procurement.

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. While ships on the water are moving to other ports, this will put a strain on the US port system that is struggling with capacity issues. Expect tight capacity across North America. This morning the Washington Post rang.

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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. The cash-to-cash definition is: Cash-to-cash= Days of Receivables+ Days of Inventory-Days of Payables. Note the increase in receivables, inventory and payables, and the small increase in Cash-to-Cash.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. Mission Critical and Strategic Inventory Positioning.

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The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Between inventory fluctuation and seasonality, making it all fit when it needs to, and general supply chain disruptions, there’s a lot to plan throughout the year. He’s in charge of inventory management across its distribution and fulfillment network. Planned Inventory Peaks.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio. Peak shipping season has heated up early. A predictable pattern of events follows: shipping volumes spike, space on airlines and vessels becomes harder to secure, and prices go up. The holiday peak season is one of the busiest shipping periods of the year around the world. Shoulder season; shipping ramps up. Peak shipping season. Shipping volumes start increasing.

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Is Business ‘Transformation’ a Dirty Word?

QAD

Here’s what I mean: If a Global Engineering leader thinks her engineering department in North America should be running at $90M a year, and it is running at $100M, she sends that Regional Engineering leader a 10% budget task or reduction, and then there is a presumption that the regional leader will execute that task, people will be walked out and efforts stopped, and everyone will automatically figure out exactly what should be done.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our interactions spanned the full range of Customer-Supply Chain activities: materials costing, planning, materials availability, inventory, delivery performance, and logistics. Again this involved EMC but under my leadership (and working with a great team) we transitioned all of their business with Celestica at the time from North America and Europe to Asia; costs got better, availability got better, and quality got better. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. The impact on supply chains is particularly apparent in the following two broad areas— shipping and procurement of products/components/raw materials. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. Last year at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I’m speaking, of course, of the growing number of companies who are either making a choice to manufacture in America by never offshoring in the first place or moving manufacturing back to America from overseas. Also, throughout my career I have made promises to the youth of America that there will always be well-paying jobs in manufacturing for skilled workers. There are many names for it: localization, near-shoring, reshoring, and onshoring.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Finding equipment and shipping through the Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX border crossing points could quickly get worse. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

Cut inventory costs Be it a brick and mortar store or an online business, inventory is always present and it costs money. To avoid skyrocketing inventory expenditure, you need to keep accurate inventory count. This will prevent overstocking and understocking, saving you unnecessary inventory and storage costs. To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times.

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night

FLEXE

Limited Shipping: Dropshipping wasn’t designed for order fulfillment, which impacted Lull’s delivery promise, as well as everyday operations. With FLEXE, Lull gained a software platform to manage inbound and outbound shipments while tracking real-time inventory levels across their FLEXE network of fulfillment centers. Visibility and control over shipment trends and inventory levels helps the Lull team make more informed decisions on inventory allocation and management.

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.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our interactions spanned the full range of Customer-Supply Chain activities: materials costing, planning, materials availability, inventory, delivery performance, and logistics. Again this involved EMC but under my leadership (and working with a great team) we transitioned all of their business with Celestica at the time from North America and Europe to Asia; costs got better, availability got better, and quality got better. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Bed Bath & Beyond is also implementing inventory reduction strategies and is on track for a 5% reduction year-over-year by the end of the current fiscal year. PST will ship the same day.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

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. As a result, lead time is often long, inventory needs to be preproduced long in advance.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

In turn, we also hope to act as a catalyst for supply chain businesses and professionals looking to make the leap into sharing insights of their own; whether they can share new technology use cases, perspectives on trends, valuable data sets or industry initiatives from; sourcing and procurement practices to last mile delivery, – you can see that it’s a really wide reaching and exciting project to launch!

Claritum and ADS Solutions® Announce Strategic Partnership

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Wholesale Distributors Get More Control Over Procurement. Through Claritum’s partnership with ADS Solutions, Claritum users will be able to leverage Accolent ERP’s full range of ERP features including advanced inventory control, sales, CRM, customer service, warehouse management, fulfillment, automated invoicing and accounting, as well as to tap Accolent ERP’s powerful, fully-integrated e-commerce platform.

CommerceHub Hires John Hinkle as Executive VP of Production Systems

Supply Chain Network

Hinkle has assumed responsibility for the company’s technical operations and production system infrastructure, which last year alone powered more than $6 billion in retail sales for North America’s largest online retailers and suppliers, including QVC, Costco, Staples, Walmart, Home Depot and many others. Hinkle most recently served as the Chief Information Officer and Head of Americas Operations at Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Retailers have started popping-up fulfillment centers across North America. With scalable, on-demand capacity, it’s easier to procure space when volumes peak and there’s a strain on your infrastructure. With inventory closer to customers, they can shorten delivery times and offer one- or same-day shipping on certain products to improve conversion rates and reduce shopping cart abandonment.

Typical Challenges in a Repair & Return Process - Part 1

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Very recently I was a member of a project team implementing an Asset/Inventory Management system for a well-known pipeline maintenance company in North America. In the course of the implementation I had the opportunity to interact with the business leads managing both operations and inventory functions in the organization. The same system was also being used for procurement of materials and inventory management.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

North American Market. Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020.