Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

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Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

In a crisis like this, Azadegan says “jobs, inventory, and profits are at stake, and beyond that, suppliers, customers, communities, and families of employees etc. Inventory management Miscellanea Supply chain management

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. It is now closed at the start of a busy shipping season as companies prepare for holiday inventory builds. This morning the Washington Post rang.

A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. As shown in Figure 1, the company has been unable to maintain balance on the portfolio of cost and inventory. Note that recent inventory progress is slipping against the improvements during the recession).

Taking Risks that Pay Off

JDA software

I live just 14 miles from where I grew up, in Richmond, Virginia, and now live in Mechanicsville. I trained everyone on all the software, including some elements related to inventory and how it was planned for each store.

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. I live in West Virginia. 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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

CSX oil train derails in Virginia, leaks into river (Reuters). Enterprise-wide inventory visibility to inventory and orders, coupled with profitable order promising logic to help achieve customer satisfaction without sacrificing margin. .

Hurricane Florence: What We Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Elementum

Over 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate in the Carolinas and Virginia. Mitigate this as much as possible by moving at-risk inventory to strategic locations. Hurricane Florence is predicted to be one of the strongest storms on the Eastern seaboard in decades. It will deliver tropical-storm-level winds by noon Thursday to North Carolina's coast, and hurricane-force winds and dangerous storm surges by late Thursday or early Friday.

Pull Your Own Upset

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

In 2011 Virginia Commonwealth shocked Kansas. Virginia unleashed a full court press to take an early 18 point lead, and then kept pouring it on. What innovative approach can you take to reducing costs, increasing inventory turns, and growing revenue? By Jim Tompkins.

Hurricane Florence: What You Need to Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Elementum

Over 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate in the Carolinas and Virginia. Mitigate this as much as possible by moving at-risk inventory to strategic locations. Hurricane Florence is predicted to be one of the strongest storms on the Eastern seaboard in decades. It will deliver tropical-storm-level winds by noon Thursday to North Carolina's coast, and hurricane-force winds and dangerous storm surges by late Thursday or early Friday.

When it Comes to Direct-to-Consumer Shipping, Warehouse Size Matters

Supply Chain Nation

These warehouses require two to three times more space than traditional warehouses due to the increased inventory which requires more labor and automation. According to Hayley Peterson’s Business Insider article, A Trader Joe’s competitor is opening 100 stores in the US — see if it’s coming to your hometown, Lidl will open its first 20 stores this summer in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with plans to open 100 stores over the next year.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

Improve inventory turns at retail by reducing fertilizer order minimums. ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.

This Week in Logistics News (September 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Alphabet Drones to Deliver Burritos as Part of Test at Virginia Tech (WSJ – sub. Here are some details from Oracle’s press materials: LogFire’s built-for-the-cloud solution provides an integrated warehouse, inventory and workforce management platform.