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How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business

Unleashed

We see the benefits of it clearly through lot traceability — you can streamline your supply chain and have confidence in all of the steps along the way. Traceability allows a factory to track goods along the distribution chain. Inventory control. With lot traceability, you can have stronger inventory control processes in your manufacturing facilities. This means your inventory control processes will be tighter and transparent.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! In light of the current situation we thought it was time to learn more about the Toilet Paper Supply Chain. Supply. Aside from the current Coronavirus pandemic and the associated crisis level response the supply of toilet paper is virtually never an issue. Stores replenish supply on generally stable demand signals and patterns. Subscribe Here!

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. 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. Recently, I presented at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum.

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

ToolsGroup

Therefore, traditional push-driven supply chains are wholly unfit for this situation. It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1] 1] Mohawk sought to profit from the resurgent demand for ‘ analog experiences ’ by owning the fine paper space and transforming its extended supply chain. They also cut inventory levels, grew sales and resolved capacity issues. Blog S&OP Supply Chain Planning Featured

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

DELMIA Quintiq

You’ve just been analyzing your supply chain’s performance over the last 2 quarters. You need immediate insights – from people who’ve experienced the same problems in their supply chain planning. With the supply chain planner’s playbook , you’ll have in your possession a trusted guide that combines the expertise of supply chain professionals and industry leaders. Optimizing inventory in S&OP.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1. Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership. Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market. The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America.

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

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. Once China was hit by a Coronavirus epidemic and factories ordered closed, it was inevitable that global supply chains would be affected. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping. Deere is using costly expedited shipping to avoid disruptions.

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

Alex HadwickEditor-in-Chief for Supply Chains, Reuters Events, sat down with the Chief Information Officer of logistics giant XPO, Mario Harik, to see how the company is evolving its technology platform and responding to COVID-19.

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

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D. “We see first hand how supply chains fail due to…” Poor business continuity practices.

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

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, today announced that Lolli & Pops, a rapidly growing retailer offering sweets and treats sourced from around the world both in stores and online, has gone live with RELEX’s supply chain solutions to automate and optimize inventory forecasting and replenishment. The centralized planning team was challenged to accurately plan inventory for new stores and for slow-moving items to adhere to high vendor minimums.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! While Oranges and Orange juice are common and usually easily found it is still curious as to what the Orange juice Supply Chain is. What exactly is the Orange juice Supply Chain and how does it work? In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

and globally, staying close to our contract carriers and discussing continuity plans in the event shipping trajectories need to be adjusted due to disruptions or closures at any ports. Although this is not the first or the last event to disrupt global supply chains, unpredictable logistics require a proactive approach for importers and exporters to keep business running as usual. Given this continued volatility, global importers are eager to restock their inventory.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

This trend spawned chains like Trader Joes, Walmart, Whole Foods, etc. With the shifts in power, the relationships in the value chain are morphing. 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. Dear Retail Chief Operating Officer, I have watched the evolution of consumer value chains for many years.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. 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. PST will ship the same day.

Supply Chain Solutions – Foundation for the Omnichannel Revolution

RELEX Solutions

Bill reported that after talking to many supply chain solution providers at the NRF ‘Big Show’ some recurring themes emerged: quicker and easier end-to-end integration and implementation, big data and machine learning, rising importance of product attribute data, IoT and RFID, low/no training and ease-of-use, and the expansion of solution providers’ footprints blurring the boundaries between solution categories.

3 Ways to Achieve Business Agility In Your Supply Chain: Test, Learn, and Adapt with On-Demand Fulfillment

FLEXE

According to the Baymard Institute , 61% of motivated shoppers will abandon their purchase if the extra fees and shipping costs are too high, and another study from Dropoff says 97% of shoppers consider speed of delivery a key part of making a decision. Why do you think Amazon Prime’s free, two-day shipping is so successful? If you want to offer fast, affordable shipping, you need more fulfillment centers near your customers so you can take advantage of lower outbound costs. .

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. Industrial Scale 3D Printing Operation on UPS Supply Chain Solutions Campus. Growing Shipping Alliances Are Straining Major U.S. And on the 3D printing front, CloudDDM announced the launch of its advanced additive manufacturing facility located on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions Campus at UPS Worldport®.

U.S. E-tailer Thrive Market Building World-Class Supply Chain with RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions

Thrive Market , a membership-based e-commerce retailer, has partnered with RELEX Solutions to integrate and improve its supply chain, including demand forecasting, replenishment, allocations and promotion forecasting. Thrive Market needed to automate these processes to free up themselves to focus on more valuable inventory management decisions. E-tailer Thrive Market Building World-Class Supply Chain with RELEX Solutions appeared first on RELEX Solutions.

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

EFT

The acquisition combines Reuters’ globally trusted news brand, scale and editorial excellence with eft’s deep expertise in highly specialized events and content production for key decision makers right across the supply chain industry. What role does eft play in the supply chain market and what business intelligence does it provide? In short, eft provides business insights and analysis to the whole supply chain industry.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from Nike.com are shipped to consumers all over the world from this DC, including North America. Numerous scenarios were run, and it was found that a centralized model significantly reduced warehouse and inventory costs, while only marginally increasing total transportation costs, leading to a significant overall savings.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. 40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. 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. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors.

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

QAD

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. Manage consignment inventory. Designed to enable supplier collaboration and provide inventory visibility, they particularly appreciated its cloud-based design and ability to support purchasing models ranging from discrete orders to Kanban and VMI. ANCA builds CNC tool grinding machines.

5 Things to Look for in a Temperature-Controlled LTL Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whenever a product requires temperature-controlled shipping , a layer of complexity is automatically added. Maintaining a cold chain from start to finish requires a combination of collaboration and best practices. Due to current marketplace disruptions and changing consumer demands, major retailers continue to adjust inventory requirements, adding even more complexity. Robinson has to the scale and expertise to help solve your greatest cold chain logistics challenges.

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the study, new products represent 17% of total cases shipped. Products in the long tail of the supply chain have an average error of 70% MAPE and a 15% bias. Both bias and error are higher in European supply chains. 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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “ Seasoned Leadership in Action ™” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. I was in the Supply Chain organization and Derek Panchyshyn was the Executive in charge of the EMC Account. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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3 Ways to Achieve Business Agility in Your Supply Chain: Test, Learn, and Adapt with On-Demand eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

According to the <a href="[link] Institute</strong></a>, 61% of motivated shoppers will abandon their purchase if the extra fees and shipping costs are too high, and another study from <a href="[link] says 97% of shoppers consider speed of delivery a key part of making a decision.</p> Why do you think Amazon Prime’s free, two-day shipping is so successful? </p>

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

Look North to Canada! To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. As this post is about the logistics strategies and approaches to support Omni-Commerce I will not deal with the front end ordering or online technologies, but rather the logistics surrounding where product will be stocked, picked and shipped from for either delivery or pick up by your customers.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action” Interview series at Supply Chain Game Changer. How has Business and Supply Chain changed over the course of your career? Subscribe Here!

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. Today’s supply chain has to be flexible. If you’re relying on a static supply chain, then how will you solve for the unexpected? He’s in charge of inventory management across its distribution and fulfillment network. Supply Chain Disruptions.