SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

When I hear companies discussing the implementation of a customer segmentation strategy, I ask a series of questions: Who is your customer? What are you trying to accomplish through the execution of a customer segmentation strategy?

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. Meanwhile, this large volume of expenses is directly related to 80 percent or a company’s working capital via inventory and accounts payable. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

For the CFO, end-to-end is a focus on transactional flows like order-to-cash and procure-to-pay. Most are clueless about driving a better-planned order flow from tactical planning to procurement or transportation planning or how to improve forecast-value-added (FVA) processes.

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. Inventory is both.

Procurement Interview Questions & Answers

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement, or Purchasing, is an area of Supply Chain that involves and requires very specific skills and expertise. Check out this list of 25 Procurement and Purchasing questions and answers. And you don’t need to purchase an expensive procurement technology suite to do so.

Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! What is Lean Inventory Management? Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits.

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Commodity (or Category) Management – What is your Buying Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? A well constructed Procurement Strategy will raise the value of the Supply Chain to your company. Are you executing a Buying Strategy or are you just blindly placing purchase orders ? What is a Commodity Management Strategy?

Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

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A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it.

Advantages and Pitfalls of Push and Pull Strategies in Distribution Networks

Kinaxis

The most common strategies for moving from upstream to downstream sites are push and pull strategies , or some mix of both. A pull strategy is when customer demand drives the entire production process. Let’s put the concepts of push and pull strategies into a real-world example.

4 Reasons to Integrate Order-to-Cash & Procure-to-Pay

OneSCM

The ease of implementing and onboarding supply chain management solutions gives wider visibility in manufacturing, as well as orders and inventory. In some instances, sales can become risky; procurement staff maintain higher buffer stock levels as a safety net.

Manage Procurement Spend Like It’s Your Own Business!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hey Procurement! Procurement. And all of this is managed by Procurement personnel. In What Exactly is Procurement? Now also consider that companies can spend as much as 75% or more of their revenue on the Procurement of goods and services. Subscribe Here!

3 Questions to Ask Before Developing Your Strategic Procurement Strategy

AFFLINK

There’s a tipping point where supply chain management is no longer enough: You need strategic procurement. Single-source procurement is efficient, but it’s also risky. Unclog the bottleneck with strategic procurement. Business is booming, and you’re enjoying explosive growth.

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy – a topic that I discussed with Eric Meister, LeanLogistics’ former COO, in a follow-up episode. Here are some of the valuable insights that Eric shared regarding the path to building an effective transportation strategy: Q: An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy.

5 ways ERP improves inventory visibility in your supply chain

OptiProERP

Inventory visibility is one of the critical aspects of any manufacturing business. It helps organizations understand how much inventory is available, at what location , and at any given point of time. What Improved Inventory Visibility does. Inventory ties up money.

5 Ways SMEs Can Improve Inventory Turnover

Unleashed

To ensure your small business is operating efficiently, effectively managing inventory and meeting customers’ needs, you should aim to improve inventory turnover. Inventory turnover is the number of times a business sells and replaces inventory within a specified timeframe. The inventory turnover ratio is used to determine the effectiveness of inventory control and how long a business takes to sell its on-hand inventory stock. Procurement.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Integrate all supply chain systems, increasing savings in transportation management, procurement and everywhere in between.

The Secret to Successful Enterprise Strategy? Always Include Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In this guest commentary, John McKeller , senior lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Center for Supply Chain Managemen t at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains four key considerations for successfully integrating a firm’s strategy with supply chain management.

The Ins and Outs of SDE Analysis in Inventory Management

Unleashed

Inventory control encompasses all aspects of managing a business’ inventory stock, from purchasing, shipping, receiving, tracking, warehousing and storage, turnover, and reordering. Inventory control is such a critical function for many businesses spanning every industry. Without effective inventory control methods, the supply chain can suffer , you risk not being able to meet customer demands adequately, and your business’ bottom line will reflect this.

Procurement Trends 2019 – what’s your priority?

Eyvo

There is no shortage of predictions from procurement experts and companies. Anyone can purchase products and services so procurement, as a department, has the challenge of showing value in every aspect of their existence. The post Procurement Trends 2019 – what’s your priority?

Three Simple Analyses To Identify Risky Inventory In Your Supply Chain

Arkieva

If you are running a manufacturing or distribution business, you have to deal with inventory. In supply chains, inventory acts as a shock absorber just like the ones in your car. So, not all inventory is bad. Now, add up all the inventory on items that fall in the A category.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

Seeing this, we decided that it would be helpful to compile a curated list of 50 of the best tips on logistics planning and strategy that we could find. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

Cerasis

From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Procurement’s Role Did Become More Important.

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Do You Understand Your Chief MRO Inventory Challenges?

Logistics Bureau

Given this knowledge then, does your organisation place enough importance on the management of MRO inventory? If yours is one of them, and you’re wondering where and how to start getting a grip on MRO inventory, this post might help. MRO Inventory Forecasting: A Matter of Opinion?

Inventory Turnover – A Formula For Achieving Game Changing Results!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As we have discussed in other blog posts we have tackled Inventory Turnover several times, amongst many other challenges. Your challenge may be trying to improve Inventory performance or trying to create a transformational improvement in some other area. Subscribe Here!

The Procurement Economy in 2019: Bracing Yourself for the Future

Jaggaer

As we’ve explored in our last two blog posts, economists are predicting a decline in global economic growth due to policy and trade issues both in the United States and the European Union , bringing an increased risk to supply chains and procurement organizations. Executives monitored markets for potential changes, providing them reliable information that they needed to make agile shifts in their strategies. Procurement Resources

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

6 River Systems

However, even with a growing number of innovative technologies at your fingertips, your success still depends on your strategy. “When developing your supply chain strategy…” You should be thinking about preventing unauthorized sellers and MAP pricing violators from day one.

Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

2013 Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Embracing Global Logistics Complexity to Drive Market Advantage. The key results of this study by BVL International on trends and strategies in logistics and supply chain management are summarized, as follows. But, as customers are becoming ever more demanding and critical, traditional measures often fail when pursuing strategies to satisfy customers.

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5 steps for Procurement to impact on financial results

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Address Procurement Strategy. Focus Procurement on supplier optimisation. Don’t lose Procurement’s focus on costs. Keep Procurement up to date. It is procurement at the heart of any impact on P&L.

Excess and Obsolete Inventory: You’re All Responsible for It!

NC State SCRC

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its first ever “Executive Roundtable on Excess and Obsolete Inventory” on the NC State campus on October 25, 2017. Executives need to deal with inventory issues as they arise! Measure life cycle inventory cost.

Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition

NC State SCRC

In my earlier book with Gerard Chick on “ The Procurement Value Proposition “, we advance the notion that buildoing a business case for investing in people, process, and technology improvement in procurement is key. Many procurement assessments developed by consultants seek to provide an answer to the question “how far along are you relative to your peers in your procurement transformation journey”, and “which processes are lagging compared to your peers?”

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Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Recently, more of Wal-Mart’s eCommerce strategy has been revealed. To many, Nasty Gal’s demise (it went from generating $85 million in revenue in 2014 to bankrupt in 2016) had everything to do with its distribution strategy and failure to retain customers.

Procurement Trends 2019 – what’s your priority?

Eyvo

There is no shortage of predictions from procurement experts and companies. Anyone can purchase products and services so procurement, as a department, has the challenge of showing value in every aspect of their existence. The race for procuring, pun intended, the best talent has been challenging. Project-based procurement, consultative engagement, product and service specialization, need for geographic presence, among the many factors will permeate procurement.

How Inventory Management is Paving the Path Forward in an On-demand World

Unleashed

Inventory management in an on-demand world is one of the biggest challenges in the supply chain today. Inventory management involving brick-and-mortar stores as well as eCommerce is ever-evolving and more dynamic than ever before. This article looks at how inventory management is paving the path forward in an on-demand world and what this means for business owners. What if the distribution centre manages both store and eCommerce inventory stock?

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!

NC State SCRC

Linton] co-authored The Living Supply Chain , which argues that “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Both business strategy and specialized software are used in these endeavors to create a competitive advantage.” supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Five Key Questions a Successful S&OP Process Strategy Should Ask

River Logic

manufacturing, procurement, inventory, distribution). Sales and operations planning has been around for decades. At the time it was created, the emphasis was on setting up a process that would facilitate collaboration between the commercial departments (e.g.,

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5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block?

AFFLINK

In much the same way, any business seeking success in the procurement management environment should address the fundamentals first. Almost every business will point to a “customer first” strategy. Defining a Successful Logistics Strategy.