How a Site Survey Benefits You

AB&R

What is a site survey? The site survey is the first step in our Solutions Process. Our site surveys are more than us walking around your facility, we’re on a mission. Site surveys are beneficial because they provide the following: Our engineers do the heavy lifting.

Survey Results: Strategies for Inventory Optimization

E2open

Inventory management is a key contributor to the bottom line for every company with a supply chain. Clear visibility to all inventory in all locations eludes many companies, leading to inaccurate inventory forecasting and costly expedites, among other problems.

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance. And it begins with improving their inventory accuracy.

Participation request for interesting Supply Chain surveys

Supply Chain Movement

Dear Supply Chain Professionals, There are several very interesting supply chain surveys open for participation at the moment (in June 2015). In exchange for taking the survey, Supply Chain Insights will email you the final report, free of charge.

Survey 106

Participation request for interesting Supply Chain surveys

Supply Chain Movement

Dear Supply Chain Professionals, There are several very interesting supply chain surveys open for participation at the moment (in Januaray and February, 2014). Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): The value proposition these processes present.

Survey 110

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

The impact of complexity on inventory is not quick. To help, today I want to share some of the insights from our recent Inventory Optimization study. Inventory management is a hot issue. Companies invest in project after project, yet inventory levels remain the same.

Survey: Campaign planning in steel and aluminum manufacturing

Quintiq

To keep a healthy inventory level, you don’t want to cast rare steel grades too frequently. The goal of campaign planning is to find the optimum balance between productivity, inventory and customer satisfaction. Take the survey.

Survey 223

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

At the session, we discussed why companies have not made more progress on inventory management. In the case of Apparel and Automotive industries there are slight improvements, but they have shifted inventories to suppliers. Days of Inventory Pre and Post-Recession.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance.

Inventory Management: Technology Enablers

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar The modern day inventory manager described in this series is the backbone of your company’s inventory planning process. It should be up-to-date (daily at a minimum), and include all the input data required to make your inventory planning decisions.

Supply chain inventory optimization – Beyond the analytics

Kinaxis

But the sheer complexity of supply chain networks, and the impact design decisions have on operational performance, makes supply chain inventory management aligning inventory investments with on-time customer delivery and margins a major challenge. Implementing inventory optimization.

The Future of Inventory Management

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar This post concludes my inventory management blog series. Inventory management is not a stand-alone business process that occurs after other processes are complete. How does your inventory manager’s role compare to the one I’ve described here?

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has some interesting survey numbers that may light a fire under some demand planning teams. The demand planner is a critical role in any supply chain—these people can commit a company to millions of dollars in inventory or capacity.

When SMBs Hit the Inventory Planning Complexity Wall

ToolsGroup

Inventory planning is especially important to small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs). Nobody wants to tie up more working capital than necessary in inventory, but SMBs typically have leaner resources, and a higher cost of capital means it’s more expensive to fund excess stock.

Using Inventory Modeling to Develop a Holistic Inventory Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

Top supply chain officers across the industry were recently surveyed¹ on their biggest barriers to effective inventory management. It’s no wonder: often inventory placement decisions are made in a vacuum without considering the end-to-end supply chain impact. How do you predict how much inventory to build when you can’t […]. Their top two responses were “Can’t Optimize Network Holistically” and “Demand Volatility”.

Inventory Management Levers – Success Through Collaboration

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar So you’re an inventory manager, and your CFO just asked you to reduce inventory by 10% before year end to free up some capital for next year’s big investment in R&D. Figure 1: The theoretical on hand inventory level of a single item.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

” Currently working on a series of surveys to help clients answer these two questions, I struggle with the current state. Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies.

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has some interesting survey numbers that may light a fire under some demand planning teams. The demand planner is a critical role in any supply chain—these people can commit a company to millions of dollars in inventory or capacity.

2014 Merchandise Planning and Allocation Survey Results Revealed

Logility

Despite significant advancements in the technology to support omni-channel, adoption of transparent cross-channel inventory has yet to become a reality at most retailers. Recently, Boston Retail Partners released its 2014 Merchandise Planning and Allocation Survey which explores the current state of the retail industry and how technology is shaping retail capabilities. 69% of retailers maintain separate inventory across multiple channels.

Survey 109

Supply Chain Talent: Our Take on Deloitte’s Survey Report (part 1)

Demand Solutions

It’s an excerpt from “Supply Chain Talent of the Future,” Deloitte’s report on their third annual supply chain survey. This year’s survey focused on the readiness of today’s workforces to deal with tomorrow’s supply chain challenges.

Survey 184

Medicine's Inventory Nightmare

Elementum

In a recent survey, 40 percent of surgeons admitted to having cancelled a case due to a lack of available supplies. However, many hospitals and medical institutions struggle to provide adequate care due to inventory issues resulting from a dependence on outdated and inefficient supply chain management systems. Further compounding the challenge of inventory management are shelf life limitations, which, in addition to age, can be contingent upon factors such as temperature.

Are you getting the most out of your inventory management process?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar Inventory is often the single largest asset on a company’s balance sheet and your inventory management process can have a huge impact on your organization’s bottom line. Finance and business management will prioritize inventory reduction to increase profitability.

Inside the Voice of the Store Manager Survey Results: Successful Retailers Find Ways to Fulfill Customer Expectations

Supply Chain Nation

The second annual JDA Voice of the Store Manager Survey revealed that instead of shutting doors, successful retailers are evolving the store into a place to solve customer problems, relying on the speed and convenience of in-store fulfillment to compete in today’s unified commerce environment. The results of the survey indicate many retailers lack the scheduling technology and self-service capabilities to allow staffing flexibility.

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling & Logistics

Our annual salary survey reveals that the typical material handling and logistics professional earns $93,697. inventory/materials manager with a food & beverage manufacturer with 26-30 years of experience, living in the Middle Atlantic region and earning $107,000.

Using Analytics to Manage Inventory

Silvon Software

It’s true that inventory management is a challenge for both manufacturers and distributors. For example, excess inventory can cause a decrease in product turnover and a loss of profits, while stock-outs can cause backorders, unhappy customers and lost sales. Inventory Surplus.

Medicine's Inventory Nightmare

Elementum

In a recent survey, 40 percent of surgeons admitted to having cancelled a case due to a lack of available supplies. However, many hospitals and medical institutions struggle to provide adequate care due to inventory issues resulting from a dependence on outdated and inefficient supply chain management systems. Further compounding the challenge of inventory management are shelf life limitations, which, in addition to age, can be contingent upon factors such as temperature.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory.

Kinaxis

Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. Unfortunately, all the same kinds of things can happen to your supply chain inventory. Except that your inventory costs millions of dollars. So what strategies are out there to maintain inventories at the “right” level?

Supply Chain Talent: Our Take on Deloitte’s Survey Report (part 1)

Demand Solutions

It’s an excerpt from “Supply Chain Talent of the Future,” Deloitte’s report on their third annual supply chain survey. This year’s survey focused on the readiness of today’s workforces to deal with tomorrow’s supply chain challenges.

Survey 130

Top 5 Ways Inventory Tracking Technology Is Evolving

Cerasis

In fact, a recent survey of economic experts, reports Jeff Wacker of Retail TouchPoints, found up to 59 percent of retailers are making plans to invest in technology, which includes inventory tracking technology. Diverse Inventory Technology Grows Focused on Specific Niches.

Not So Hidden Inventory

Logility

Recently, we were asked by the management of a manufacturer to help them assess why inventory levels were so high and trending upward. We went to the manufacturing plant to survey the scene, to see if we could determine the root cause of their inventory problem.

Not So Hidden Inventory

Logility

Recently, we were asked by the management of a manufacturer to help them assess why inventory levels were so high and trending upward. We went to the manufacturing plant to survey the scene, to see if we could determine the root cause of their inventory problem.

Why Have We Not Reduced Inventory?

Supply Chain Shaman

This year supply chain leaders will celebrate thirty years of progress in supply chain management; but we have not made progress on one of the funamentals: inventory management. Have the early adopters of inventory optimization seen a reduction in inventory on their balance sheets?”

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

During the Executive Exchange, JDA and KPMG released an exclusive preview of the findings from the new survey, Digital Supply Chain in Retail & Manufacturing: A State of the Industry Benchmark , conducted by Incisiv.

Is your inventory manager a firefighter or an air traffic controller?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar This is the second blog in my series on Inventory Management. You can find the first one ‘ Are you getting the most out of your inventory management process? Managing inventory can be a challenging job! Inventory managers have to balance multiple conflicting priorities, support multiple internal and external customers, and are typically responsible for millions of dollars spread across multiple sites. Who manages inventory at your company?