This map shows every bridge in the United States….and it’s incredible

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This map, prepared by Wonkblog and based on data by the National Bridge Inventory, shows every highway bridge in U.S. The post This map shows every bridge in the United States… and it’s incredible appeared first on The Network Effect.

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

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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.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

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Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture


This significantly changes the supply chain picture and must be considered in terms of additional safety stock requirements (which will drive up inventories) and your order promise policies. by John Westerveld. Here, there and everywhere | The economist.

SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change – Part 3 of Kinaxis & Cognizant Series


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Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

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It is Labor Day weekend in the United States, and the plane is full. 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.

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Companies like Amazon are partnering with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for Sunday Deliveries and testing same-day delivery in major cities, while companies like FedEx and UPS already market same-day delivery capabilities. Inventory Management Strategy.

What is Inventory Carrying Cost?


But while the newly arrived goods sit in your warehouse, did you know that there are also costs associated with keeping inventory? They are collectively called inventory carrying costs because they need to be paid to hold inventory. What is Inventory Carrying Cost?

Preventing 3 Common Inventory Control Issues


For large corporations or SMEs, correctly managing your inventory stock is imperative to achieving an efficient, sustainable and profitable business. Inventory control , however, brings with it many issues but with the right tools, some of the common ones are easily managed. Problems include product stockouts that result in lost sales opportunities and unhappy customers and product spoilage or dead inventory stock which will incur unnecessary costs and tie up storage space.

Taming the Long Tail of Inventory


Now, being a supply chain person, I ask myself, just how much inventory does this company have to maintain to have a part for a 17-year old refrigerator sitting on the shelf and ready to ship? Long-tail inventory strategies concentrate on managing the B, C, D, etc.

Benefits of Inventory Serial Number Tracking


Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of using barcodes and handheld readers for inventory management. Next, we’ll examine the benefits of using serial number tracking for inventory. They do not form part of a saleable stock or the inventory of the business.

Turkey Logistics: The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

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According to the National Turkey Federation, over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving. Inventory Management Just for Fun Retail Supply Chain Planning This Week in News

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Can robots help you manage inventory better?


In the United States, 250,000 manufacturing plants and warehouses support the activities of 4 million retail stores and ecommerce websites – And all of these operations carry inventory. inventory robotics Logistics Viewpoints warehouse drones

8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About


Inventory costing or valuation is an accounting concept that has a direct impact on your gross profit and thus taxable income. Methods of valuing inventory are simply different cost-flow assumptions about how to allocate your cost of goods available for sale. Total Sales 1,300 units.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

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When I was a small child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States, on snowy days, my family would gather around the kitchen table and play board games. Focus on Multi-Tier Inventory Management.

Maurice Sporting Goods Selects Herlitz Inventory Management’s HIMPACT for Daily Forecasting and Analytics, Resulting in Improved Customer Service Level Performance

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Since implementing HIMPACT, Maurice Sporting Goods is fully equipped to improve customer service levels, lower inventory, and increase profits. Herlitz Inventory Management delivered a rich, market focused, customized solution that optimizes customer service levels and will increase profits.

Omni-channel inventory management like the customer matters

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The importance of inventory management for efficient e-commerce and omni-channel business is a theme we’ve blogged about fairly regularly. In our ‘ Supply Chain Planning in Online Retail ’ e-book you can also read more about how to improve inventory management in your e-commerce operations.

Stripe and Inventory Management Software


It’s not inventory management as that’s why you’re here. No sophisticated online software solution can help you if your payment systems are offline and separate from your inventory management solution. Why use EMERGE App and Stripe for inventory management?

Craft Beer Inventory Management


Germany had an envious history of centuries of beer brewing before it took off in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1970s. With this, we can identify business pain points for brewers and how inventory management software , such as EMERGE App, can help resolve them.

Checklist for working capital management

Supply Chain Movement

Working capital management revolves around inventory, debtors and creditors. Holy See (Vatican City State). Micronesia, Federated States of. Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United Kingdom. United States.

Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect


A small shift in customer demand essentially cracks the whip, and the further a supplier is from the demand, the more significant the impact, which inevitably leads to increasing swings in inventory for suppliers.

Self-Storage Has Become Big Business! (Infographic)

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While immensely popular in the United States, self-storage solutions have remained pretty uncommon throughout Europe… that is, until now. storage units available for every one-million Europeans. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Dimensional Weight Pricing – Shoplifting VS. Highway Robbery

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billion of merchandise shoplifted each year in the United States. Blog Consumer Products Distribution Inventory Management Retail Transportation ManagementTompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention there are approximately $13.0 Perhaps surprisingly, it is estimated that almost 85% of goods shoplifted are stolen by employees; leaving only 15.2% -- about $2.0

Dimensional Weight Pricing – Shoplifting VS. Highway Robbery

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

billion of merchandise shoplifted each year in the United States. Blog Consumer Products Distribution Inventory Management Retail Transportation ManagementTompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention there are approximately $13.0 Perhaps surprisingly, it is estimated that almost 85% of goods shoplifted are stolen by employees; leaving only 15.2% -- about $2.0

Identifying the Key Differences Between a B2B and B2C Supply Chain


Sales volumes are higher in a B2B supply chain than in a B2C supply chain because B2B involves the sale of bulk services or inventory stock required by business clients for production purposes or for resale as part of a retail strategy. Successful B2B eCommerce businesses have effectively connected the front-end customer experience with the back-end processes of inventory control , order processing, order fulfilment and returns.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

Each state has a rich manufacturing economy. The supply chain impacts will ripple across the states as Florence moves west. Across the United States, triage teams are working to minimize the impact of Florence. This morning the Washington Post rang.

Tackling Item Complexity

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Stuck, the company struggled with customer service levels and high inventory write-offs. The process helped World Kitchen manage inventories through bankruptcy filing in 2002. The financial team calculated the EVA by each stock keeping unit (SKU). (A Personalization.

Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain


In the Fleetowner article, author Sean Kilcarr discusses a textbook example of a massive supply chain crisis: Hurricane Sandy, which devastated large parts of the United States back in October 2012. Inventory management Miscellanea Supply chain management

Supply Chain Shaman - Untitled Article

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It is a privately-held textile company that successfully navigated the global sourcing/labor arbitrage mania of the last decade and managed to maintain a significant presence in the United States. For him this meant growing top-line revenue with less supply chain inventory. The Company has three business units – Custom Fabrics, Technical Fabrics and Trivantage. Uncategorized advanced planning APS Glen Raven inventory management textiles

7 Steps To Manage Your Chemical Inventory With Software


Here, we’ll cover how you can use off-the-shelf inventory management software to manage your chemical inventory. First, we’ll start by listing some obligations when dealing with chemicals in Europe, Australia and the United States. United States.

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 ” Walmart states early on. The Walmart Distribution Center Network in the United States.”

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

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Drones in warehouses using machine learning for real-time inventory and self-driving vehicles are transforming logistics. Stalled progress on metrics: 90% of companies find themselves stuck on key supply chain metrics (cost, inventory, growth, ROIC). Tremors. Seismic shifts.

The Trade War Latest: What Supply Chain Professionals Should Consider

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made goods—I think we can all safely agree the United States and China are in a fully-fledged trade war. importers pulled forward inventory in anticipation of potential tariff increases threatened for January 1, 2019.

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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs


This past year has been a taxing one for companies that import from China to the United States. All importers are now living with uncertainty and many are preparing by increasing inventory State-side.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Effective Supply Chain Management In Manufacturing Key to Revival of Industry in U.S.


Supply chain management in manufacturing is by no means a simple process, but the United States is learning from past mistakes and they're poised to start playing a little catch-up in the manufacturing world due to their expertise.