What is Seasonal Inventory and How to Deal With It

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We’ll cover what is meant by seasonal inventory first and then cover some of the problems that it may cause you in the management of your inventory levels. What is Seasonal Inventory? What Problems Can Seasonal Inventory Cause? What Can I Do About Seasonal Inventory?

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

As I work with teams to envision the new tomorrow, I find fewer people know the basic concepts of manufacturing planning–cycle inventories, freeze duration, slush period, bottlenecks and constraints. And, the service supply chain can be redesigned to have less inventory and more uptime. The time to service the equipment would be in hours versus days and the amount of inventory to provide the service would be greatly reduced.

Asia, better brace yourself for Usagi! He’s not in a good mood…

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, in addition to Southeast Asia, the US company might consider a second manufacturing contract with a company in Ireland, Eastern Europe or South America — wherever the cost per unit is affordable and climate vulnerability may be less intensive.

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Monsanto Global Crop Protection Division implements end-to-end supply chain visibility

Supply Chain Movement

This phase included Crop Protection sites in Europe and the USA and delivered a view of global demand, plan and inventory. The solution is now also being rolled out to Monsanto Crop Protection sites in South America and Asia. Monsanto, an agriculture company, has completed the first phase in the global rollout of the integrated OMP Plus platform for operational planning and scheduling in the Crop Protection Division. This was announced by OM Partners on 28 August 2014.

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

Kinaxis

Ford has been around for 100 years and the five main regions of the company (North and South America, Asia, Europe and Middle/Eastern Africa) grew up individually. David describes inventory as “… dead money, it’s not making money, it’s costing money.”

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. companies liable for child labor, slavery, human trafficking and dangerous working conditions among their suppliers, the risks to corporate brands grows by the day, said Chris Johnson, the former general counsel of General Motors North America who heads the ABA business section’s supply-chain initiative.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling & Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities.

Are You Prepared for the On-Shoring Migration to the U.S.?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Larger international companies, many of which are China-based, but some also from South America, are looking at market expansion in the U.S. In addition, the potential for more trade barriers and the cost of logistics and inventory, all make looking at locations in the U.S.,

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

We examine the benefits and obstacles to e-commerce in Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. Platforms usually hire companies that will handle their logistics and product delivery, but they risk losing control over their inventory. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed.

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Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Inventory carrying costs increased 10.3 percent last year due to higher costs for taxes, obsolescence, depreciation, and insurance, which were offset by a further drop in the inventory carrying rate and warehousing costs. We’ve also witnessed the resilience and importance of how well-managed, dynamic supply chains help companies drive down costs, manage inventories, respond to recalls, and adjust to sudden economic shifts and global crises.”.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

Trends 2019: Food

Enterra Insights

They predict, “Culinary inspiration from Asia, Oceania and the western coasts of North and South America may be seen on more menus and retail shelves next year. They can be augmented with additional data and insights to improve forecasting, enhance target marketing and better align inventories to demand. Food preferences, like fashion, change with each new generation.

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Striking a Balance

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with Kirsten Piacentini, Vice President of Inventory Management at L.L.Bean; who just so happens to be one of JDA’s transformative customers in retail!

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

The ability to in real time identify the location and status of the sourced goods gives the importer the ability to fine tune its distribution channels, its inventory management and its ability to fulfill commitments to its end users. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. There are generally imbalances in the Americas between northbound and southbound movements.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

and South America, collects, cleanses and commercializes logistics trade data from over 50 nations across 5 continents, including key markets in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the European Union. Happy New Year!