Fulfillment, Network Expansion, and the Implications on Inventory Management

FLEXE

Two decades of growth from Amazon, FedEx, UPS, DHL, and others have given rise to an expansive network of multi-modal shipping options and world class information systems. Inventory that does not tie up large amounts of working capital and is not perishable.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. I enrolled in the forestry program at the University of Wisconsin, but two years in I had an epiphany that I wanted to pursue business. I graduated with a major in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. [02:44]

Kimberly-Clark: A Demand-driven Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The first day that I worked with the Kimberly-Clark team, it was snowing in Neenah, Wisconsin. In the Supply Chain Metrics that Matter table, we can clearly see that “operating margin” and “inventory turns” matter to public financial performance.

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

If you do not want to start at the 3PL as a contact customer with a SLA/KPIs, you can ship your goods and become a public account. He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL.

The Way to Real Time Supply Chain

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the real time supply chain focus areas highlighted are multi-level inventory optimization (flow of goods through a given number of locations), demand signal repository (holds downstream data for better plans/responsiveness), sales and operations planning, and leveraging the point of sales (POS) data across the supply network. This accelerates supply chain processes and reduces planning cycle times, working capital (inventory) and lead times.

Insights from RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference: Top 3 Ways the Retail Revolution Impacts the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

When I call myself fortunate for attending I’m not just referring to leaving my home in Wisconsin for warmer temperatures in Orlando; I’m talking about the value gained from a retail show specifically focused on logistics. Automated DC Operations & End-to-End Inventory Visibility.