What Supply Chains Can Learn From Switzerland


Discover why Switzerland came out on top in the FM Global Resilience Index. In supply chain management, all eyes are on Switzerland. Of the 130 countries reviewed by FM Global, Switzerland took the No. Additionally, Switzerland partners with high-quality local suppliers.

Target Hires New Inventory Management Leader to Revamp Supply Chain


Specifically, Cook will serve as the senior vice president of global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment. Specifically, shoppers are increasingly turning to online stores, signaling necessary adjustments to the supply chain, particularly with logistics and inventory management.


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DiManEx Contributes to Find the Business Case for Digital Spare Parts in VTT Study


AM shortens lead times and allows for production in small batches, reducing inventory levels. Partnerships Spare parts 3D printing Digital Inventory digital spare parts research spare parts production VTT

Checklist for working capital management

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Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Switzerland. Visuals cash checklist earn x turn finance inventory inventory days raw material risk Slimstock suppliers working capital10 questions to assess working capital management. Some companies generate cash so quickly that they can even achieve negative working capital. Supply Chain Media and software vendor Slimstock have developed this checklist for working capital management. >>Please

The Beginning of the Beginning: A Progress Report on the Digitisation of Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Inventory tracking enables flexible e-Commerce fulfillment models and allows for managing shocks caused by shop closures. Prior to La Poste, he was Head of Eastern European and Mediterranean Regions, and Country General Manager Switzerland at TNT. OVERVIEW.

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Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018


In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors and many service providers. Excellence in operations driven by end-to-end visibility into inventory levels will be important. Orchard also discussed a pilot that leverages drones for inventory cycle counting in warehouses.

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wholesale inventories revised to +0.4% wholesale inventories rose less than initially estimated in August, suggesting inventories were likely to build slowly after sliding in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. Hyundai delivers first fuel cell trucks to Switzerland.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last week, I had a Linkedin comment from Dubai, questions from a team from the Philippines, and an inquiry from Switzerland. Joe’s team selects the metrics of Revenue Growth, Operating Margin, Inventory Turns, On-time Customer Orders, Safety and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). Last week, I held my new book in my hand. It is exciting to have two years of research, nine months of writing, and four months of editing to become crisp, fresh pages.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

It was a beautiful spring day in March in Basel, Switzerland. Orbit Chart Comparing Syngenta and Monsanto Progress on the Effective Frontier – Balancing Inventory Turns and Operating Margin for the Period of 2005-2014. Orbit Chart of Syngenta and Monsanto of Progress on Operating Margin and Inventory Turns. However, in 2008 when the business grew +20%, inventories declined substantially, and part of his team won a Syngenta internal award, it became clear.

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

In supply chain, remote inventory management which replaces the cumbersome routine labor of counting screws and switches will be part of the new automated supply chain paradigm. Knowing where inventories and goods in transit are and what they encounter is the prerequisite for timely decision-making to prevent delays, damages, and theft. Prior to La Poste, he was Head of Eastern European and Mediterranean Regions, and Country General Manager Switzerland at TNT.

Optimizing Liberty Global’s Supply Chain: An Interview with Willem Vesters


Our inventory levels on this side of the business tend to be quite high, with a rotation going to 1 year. I guess in the CPE side of the business, we proved that we could bring down inventory levels and generate value. We limited the amount of cash we needed for inventory by bringing it down by 35%. We brought end users from the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, and so on.

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ToolsGroup Customers Navigate Supply Chain Planning for COVID-19


Franke, a kitchen equipment manufacturer based in Switzerland, has adopted ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) in over 50 global regions. ToolsGroup customers around the world have had to drastically adjust their supply chain planning in response to COVID-19 demand volatility.

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Switzerland's Kuehne & Nagel buys Asian logistics firm Apex. Lawmakers plan to meet with Biden Wednesday on supply chain: sources. A bipartisan group of U.S.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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Revenue: $21.054 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $21.231 (2019) Headquarters: Schindellegi, Switzerland CEO: Detlef Trefzger 5. billion (2019) Headquarters: Baar, Switzerland CEO: Mathieu Friedberg 16.

Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part IV)

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In this series on global fashion retail we have discussed about network design and inventory location in Chapter 1, stores replenishment in Chapter 2 and sourcing and manufacturing lead times in Chapter 3. Chapter 1 of this global fashion retail series was about network design and inventory location. 1) Network design and inventory location. Talent development.

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Swiss online grocery store LeShop.ch refreshes its supply chain

RELEX Solutions

From hygiene products to frozen goods to fresh food: Switzerland’s largest online supermarket is renowned for its huge assortment of some 13,500 products from a wide range of categories. To meet its customers’ orders and expectations the company has to manage a complex inventory, offer fresh products and guarantee high availability. is Switzerland’s first online supermarket and one of the first online grocery stores in the world.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

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Switzerland. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

Smartbox Group implements RELEX’s supply chain optimization solution to maximize sales and increase operational efficiency internationally

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RELEX Solutions to help Smartbox Group transform its supply chain management, with POS demand planning, replenishment, promotions, and inventory optimization. Smartbox Group has an omni-channel presence, with its own stores, web stores, and also currently has over 10,000 POS/shop locations across major retailers in Europe including the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. Read PDF.

Prénatal Retail Uses RELEX to Unify the Supply Chains of Three Leading Retail Brands

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As a result, the group aims to reduce its inventory while increasing product availability across its retail network. We wanted a solution to act as the ‘glue’ to bind our merged operations together and drive us towards our goals of improving availability and reducing inventory. “We Read PDF. Children’s product group Prénatal Retail will use RELEX Solutions’ system to integrate the supply chain management of three well-known childcare brands – Prénatal, Toys Center and Bimbostore.

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Mindmap for the Fashion & Luxury Goods Market

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Adequate demand planning and accurate inventory investments are key to successful supply chain management in this fast-moving industry. Switzerland. Companies must invest in and balance their inventories more wisely to ensure optimal on-shelf availability in all commercial outlets.

Complex costs of transportation

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To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Switzerland. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization.

DiManEx joins the World Economic Forum Global Innovators Community


Geneva, Switzerland, July 6, 2020 – Today, DiManEx is proud to announce that it has joined the World Economic Forum Global Innovators Community, a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation.

A convincing industry approach: SupplyOn’s Rail Community boosts the efficiency of the railway industry


The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with around 34,000 employees, a transport network of over 3,000 kilometers and almost a half billion passengers per year, is the national railway company of Switzerland, consisting of the four divisions Passenger Transportation, Cargo, Infrastructure and Real Estate. SBB relies on RailSupply to significantly improve efficiency in purchasing and procurement logistics.

An Interview with Michael Hutzli, Engineering


Before joining Alloy a bit over three years ago, he worked as a software engineer at Addepar in Mountain View and at AdNovum in Zurich, Switzerland. Teams can use Alloy to quickly identify inventory problems, and then drill down all the way to individual order transactions to understand and resolve issues. Michael Hutzli is an engineering team lead in Alloy’s Vancouver office.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

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Switzerland. Finally, the system should enable intelligent inventory location management to ensure optimal on-shelf availability for the end customers. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration.

RELEX Integration 1.0 is Certified as Powered by SAP NetWeaver®

RELEX Solutions

The solution allows customers to integrate RELEX demand forecasting, inventory optimization and automated replenishment systems into their SAP® solution landscape via SAP NetWeaver. The integration enables the RELEX software to utilize master data and inventory transactions from the SAP ERP application to calculate demand forecasts and order proposals and optimize inventory parameters. We owe our exceptional expertise to our close partnership with SAP in Switzerland.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Inventory levels. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART.

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10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

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For one company the added value will lie in avoiding running below capacity and in reducing inventory while for another it will be the controlled scaling up of new products and services, but it always revolves around being able to anticipate and adapt the chain to developments in a timely and integral manner in order to achieve the strategic objectives. Switzerland. Management at the helm.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

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Switzerland. The 2015 Annual Third Party Logistics Study also reveals that both sides regard themselves as being successful, and shippers are seeing positive results again this year: an average logistics cost reduction of 9%, an average inventory cost reduction of 5% and an average fixed logistics cost reduction of 15%. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

MIT Supply Chain

An example of the network’s strength is a recent workshop on risk management in Basel, Switzerland, that was organized by 15 graduates of ZLC’s master degree program. Companies turn to supply chain professionals to help them cut costs and streamline processes in key areas such as inventory management. Bucking the trend. Zaragoza, Spain, where the Zaragoza Logistics Center is based, an employment bright spot in Europe.

The Impact of the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

Howard Yu ( @HowardHYu ), the LEGO professor of management and innovation at the IMD business school in Switzerland, bluntly states, “No industry is failing faster than retail. Retailers do not have enough inventory to get all SKUs close to the customer, so companies will have to differentiate SKUs by velocity and take a more thoughtful approach to distribution instead of keeping inventory all in one location.

Supply chain software demands continual attention

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In the early days as many as 30 trucks were sometimes left waiting in France, loaded with finished products but unable to depart because someone in The Netherlands, Belgium or Switzerland hadn’t ticked the relevant box.”. She adds that SAP is also important for the supply chain because it means that information about inventory and sales now comes from a single source. I still can’t see which location has inventory with a single click.”.

SIGVARIS AU: putting customers first with the B2B Store


SIGVARIS is the global market leader in market compression garments, producing over 8 million pairs of stockings across our plants in Switzerland, Poland, the US, France and Brazil. We already had Unleashed handling our inventory management, so we used the integration with Shopify to provide a solution. SIGVARIS AU’s products can be life-changing for its customers— but only if they get a complex order 100% correct.

German Hypermarket Chain ‘real’ Launches Forecasting and Replenishment Project with RELEX

RELEX Solutions

Its goal is to reduce spoilage and to optimize inventory planning in general. “We’re We’re honoured to count such a well-known and broad-based company as ‘real’ among our customers,” says Timo Ala-Risku, head of the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region at RELEX. “To Read PDF. Retailer and Unified Retail Planning specialist aim to optimize and automate hypermarket’s forecasting and replenishment for warehouses and stores.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant

Supply Chain Game Changer

Years ago on a trip to Switzerland a friend and I were having a drink and dinner on Bahnhof Strasse and he told me I should really write down some of my successes and failures to share with others. Tomorrow I will be with a client who is looking at an RFID solution to manage their inventory. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Mentoring?