S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit


The contract manufacturer, Celestica, already manages manufacturing and inventory. The benefit is directly in the inventory, as seen in Kathleen’s slide. Apple Store Apple TV Barack Obama Brick and mortar California Callus Campaign advertising China Keynote San Francisco Supply chain

Who said supply chains are boring?: Reader Email

Supply Chains Rock

The following comes from Kaity Nakagoshi, Bisk Education, University of San Francisco ( which offers a course in Sustainable Supply Chain Management ). I’m jealous that you were in San Francisco last year. I actually work for the University of San Franciscos online certificate program and Im not surprised about the decrease in carbon emissions. I bet San Francisco has great ones! Who said supply chains are boring?

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

I am sitt ing in seat 4E on an evening flight to San Francisco thinking about my day. We feel so strongly about this that we do not have an inventory planning role.” His feeling was that inventory is an asset to manage. Inventory is both.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at the High Tech Supply & Demand Summit


When I checked into the hotel at the High Tech Supply & Demand Summit in San Francisco, the front desk person, as she was handing me the room card, pointed to the right, and said, “if you go for a walk, don’t go that way, that’s the Tenderloin district.

The Commerce Marketer Podcast With DSI’s Bob Carver


This year at SuiteConnect West in San Francisco, DSI’s VP of Cloud Inventory Solutions, Bob Carver was invited to join Commerce Marketing Analyst and podcaster, Gregory Zakowicz on the Commerce Marketer Podcast sponsored by Oracle Bronto Software. Bob agreed that “suppliers and products and consumers have all converged on a single point” with the ability for a consumer to see where the inventory is 24/7 on their personal mobile device.

How Sales Quoting Impacts Inventory Management


These terms are used to make it easier for companies to keep track of their stock and manage their inventory control. We’ll talk about refining the process and making it accurate and efficient so it can keep your inventory control on track. Let’s say you used to live in London and you are moving to San Francisco. Then you realise that you’ll need to move the items off the container when it arrives at the port in San Francisco.

This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013)

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Google Shopping Express now available to all San Francisco and Peninsula Shoppers. Oracle OpenWorld was held this week in San Francisco. Finally, according to a Bloomberg article, it seems like Walmart is having some inventory management issues.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow


Walmart would not have the ability to provide such low prices and have consistent inventory in the over 5,000 stores in the United States and over 1.3 The retailer also instituted cross-docking at its warehouses, a method that moves inventory directly from arriving or departing trucks.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

Get Good at Having a Real-time Perpetual Inventory Signal. Foundational for ecommerce is a real-time perpetual inventory (PI) signal. If you are going to be excellent at ecommerce fulfillment, you need to have great perpetual inventory capabilities. Details matter.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding. San Francisco Bay area.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids


Another significant application includes inventory control in warehouses, where drones have the upper hand in terms of both efficiency and accuracy when compared to their human counterparts. While they remain a relatively rare sight (except for people who happen to live in Washington, DC, or the San Francisco Bay Area), delivery robots may soon begin to appear on sidewalks throughout the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

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Elementum Expands Supply Chain Management Suite with New Inventory App Powered by World’s Product Graph™. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids


Another significant application includes inventory control in warehouses, where drones have the upper hand in terms of both efficiency and accuracy when compared to their human counterparts.

Using Machine Learning Tools to Improve Supply Chain Performance


In 2016, Lowe’s introduced LoweBot , an autonomous retail service robot in Lowe’s stores throughout the San Francisco Bay area. Furthermore, LoweBot is able to assist with inventory monitoring in real time, which helps employees detect patterns that might guide future business decisions. Employees are receiving a double benefit: more time to focus on the strategic versus the mundane and real-time inputs to improve inventory management.

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup


Automated Vehicles : Google Car is already on the streets of San Francisco. Next-Shoring, in which products are developed and produced closer to where they are sold, reducing inventory and shipping costs.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

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Oz’s solutions address a number of pain points for e-commerce shippers by automating logistics and supply chain processes, including order fulfilment, inventory management/scanning, and shipping.

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Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. They might allow companies to carry less inventory – perhaps using Hyperloop to rapidly source whatever parts or raw materials that can’t be 3D printed.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Companies need multi-tier Available to Promise (ATP) and real-time inventory management. In this evolution, cash, information, and inventory flows grow in importance.

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

The staff notes, “As a result of the expansion of its direct-to-consumer business, Nike is moving away from aggregating inventory in one central warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee, to putting product in facilities closer to the customer.” … Secondary cities will thrive, as internet connectivity and cost-of-living disparity tip new household formation away from big cities such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco [to places like Fall River, MA].”[5]

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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As reported by Kavita Kumar in the Star Tribune : Best Buy first dipped its toes in same-day delivery last fall with a test in San Francisco in a partnership with Deliv…It added New York City to the program earlier this year.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

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Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Inventory Management.

Shared Supply Chain Control Towers: Key Features and Considerations


We welcomed members and guests to our San Francisco office in November to discuss “Implementing a Shared Supply Chain Control Tower.” For example, consider a manufacturer that’s looking to reduce working capital and decides to decrease its working inventory.

What's in a Co-packing Agreement

Logichain Solutions

In an agreement, the governing law can be different from the jurisdiction; for example, the governing law could be Delaware, but the parties agree that any dispute will be decided under the jurisdiction of the court of San Francisco.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

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UPS, meanwhile, announced that it has developed “a healthcare-compliant network of Field Stocking Locations (FSLs) to reduce delivery time of medical device shipments and enhance inventory visibility.”

Announcing Intelligent Demand Forecasting


Powered by the granular sales and inventory data gathered into our platform, this feature allows brands to continuously forecast demand using the most up-to-date and consumer-driven information available.

Alternatives to Blockchain in Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

About the Author Rene Jacquat is the principal of LogiChain Solutions, LLC, based in San Francisco, United States. With the buzz around blockchain, many important supply chain concepts are being used interchangeably and create confusion.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

Supply Chain Nation

Inventory is often delivered to warehouses in shipping containers. That’s the vision of Shotput , a San Francisco-based startup that’s looking to turn the traditional fulfillment model on its head. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S.

Refresh Your Supply Chain – Have a Coke and a Smile

Supply Chain Network

The result was improved flexibility of production, as well as better inventory and asset management. This article was submitted by University alliance, in partnership with the University of San Francisco’s online program, which offers a variety of advanced professional certificates.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Food & Beverage Co-Packer

Logichain Solutions

Some co-packers support their clients in R&D, buying of packaging material and ingredients, inventory management, warehousing, and fulfillment. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the principal of LogiChain Solutions, LLC, based in San Francisco, United States.

Is it REALLY organic? Sustainable farm to fork supply chain.

Logichain Solutions

This can be achieved through a streamlined supply chain, increase in payload for each truck or container, optimized inventory management, modal shift to rail, or electric vehicles. Organic is the fastest growing sector of the U.S. food industry.

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Patrick Hopkins at Coupa: Coca Cola’s four truths of procurement to pay in action

Supply Chain View from the Field

At the Coupa INSPIRE procurement conference in San Francisco this week, the Chief Procurement Officer of Coca Cola Consolidated, Patrick Hopkins, shared his views on the “4 Truths of Procurement”, and how he has operationalized his views through the deployment of Coupa procure to pay software. The system was able to drive good visibility and inventory availability of material, and the accuracy of the master data file was established.

An Interview with Logan Ensign, Client Solutions


Last June, he joined Alloy’s San Francisco office from InsideSales.com, where he led the company’s highest end service, Momentum PRIME. Logan Ensign is the Director of Client Solutions (CS) at Alloy.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

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However, certain orders might be large enough where it is more cost-effective to ship directly to Los Angles or San Francisco, avoiding the pool point. Or, an order might include inventory available at another west coast pool point so that it is more efficient to route through that pool point instead. Does the market need yet another transportation management system (TMS)?

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Finally, whether you’re purchasing products locally or from overseas, be sure to use an order, purchase and inventory management system that’s written from the ground up to support international and domestic trade. Introduction.