[WHITE PAPER] 4 Strategic Considerations when Considering Offshoring Parts of your Supply Chain

Cerasis

While they may save money on unskilled labor and by achieving economies of scale, they ultimately will pay more because of longer lead times, increased inventories, the need for more management resources for planning and logistics, and constraints on their ability to respond quickly to changing demand. White Paper: Hidden Risks and Costs in an Offshore Supply Chain. Longer lead times will also require you to forecast inventory needs more accurately.

White Paper: Best Practices for Successful SAP IBP Implementation

Bristlecone

SAP IBP, powered by SAP HANA in-memory technology, is a real-time supply chain planning solution combining capabilities of sales and operations, demand, response and supply planning, and inventory optimization. SAP IBP Inventory.

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White paper: Inventory Management by the “Prevailing Winds”

Herlitz Inventory Management

How can you sustain profitable inventory levels when different departments have conflicting priorities? This white paper will show you how to optimize your business for: Customer Service. Inventory. When Anders Herlitz lead E3 and gave lectures at the Inventory Management Institute, his favorite part of the Executive School was when he described the business phenomenon referred to as “prevailing winds.”. Download the Full White Paper.

Realizing the Value of Supply Chain Optimization for Tire Manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

From raw material procurement to final product sales, these supply chains’ ability to minimize inventory through product life cycle controls and facilitate prompt product supply is every bit as important as product differentiation strategies.

[PODCAST] Inventory Forecasting Lessons for Improved Supply Chain Network Optimization

Cerasis

Listen to “Inventory Forecasting Lessons for Improved Supply Chain Network Optimization” on Spreaker. Supply Chain Resources to Download The Supply Chain Trends to Know in 2020 Download White Paper Why Blockchain will Create Extreme Supply Chain Management Optimization Download White Paper Revenue Growth At The Hand Of Improved Digital Supply Chains Download White Paper The.read More.

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 results from this survey highlight the challenges and opportunities that leading companies across multiple industries have with their inventory visibility, levels and more. White Papers & Reports

Don’t let incorrect design assumptions affect supply chain performance

Kinaxis

In this ideal supply chain world, monitoring a supply chain’s behavior and identifying when certain elements of the supply chain are both outside expected performance levels and are significant enough to have an overall impact on revenue, customer satisfaction, overall inventory and other business metrics can help planners make adjustments and reduce the risk,” says Greenbaum. by Alexa Cheater Wouldn’t it be nice if your supply chain actually performed the way you designed it to?

Nucleus Research: Inventory Optimization Value Matrix

E2open

Inventory optimization solutions are a key lever which can enable companies to streamline operations while maintaining service levels and freeing up working capital. In the 2017 edition of the Inventory Optimization Value Matrix, Nucleus analyzed solutions from 17 vendors based on the usability and functionality, with the leading solutions delivering value to customers with better visualizations, greater automation and machine learning capabilities, and more accurate forecasts.

[PODCAST] The Role of Supply Chain Technology for More Effective Inventory & Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Listen to “The Role of Supply Chain Technology for More Effective Inventory & Warehouse Management” on Spreaker. Supply Chain Technology Downloadable Resources Why Blockchain will Create Extreme Supply Chain Management Optimization Download White Paper A Guide to Maximize the Use of TMS Download White Paper The Digital Supply Chain: The Landscape, Trends, Types, and the.read More.

White Paper: Key Benefits of Service Level Stratification

Herlitz Inventory Management

Download this Complimentary White Paper. The post White Paper: Key Benefits of Service Level Stratification appeared first on Herlitz Inventory Management. Blog Posts White PaperWhile no company can profitably achieve 100% service, the goal is to set service level targets in a way that maximizes profits and yet allows for Marketing and/or Sales to provide input.

White Paper Supply Chain Performance Management

Supply Chain Digest

Inventory Management/Optimizat. Content Being Accessed: White Paper Supply Chain Performance Management. Excellent classic white paper from Dr. Hau Lee at Stanford on supply chain performance management. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Labor Management Systems.

Lean Manufacturing White Paper - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Inventory Management/Optimizat. Content Being Accessed: Lean Manufacturing White Paper: Strategies To Run a Lean Supply Chain. Excellent White Paper by Ventana Research. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai.

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[WHITE PAPER] Using Various Freight Tactics to Reduce Costs & Streamline Management

Cerasis

Failure to devise an end-to-end strategy for keeping freight spend under control will lead to added costs, stressed workers, higher expenses, lower returns, increased inventory disruption, and other hurdles. The post [WHITE PAPER] Using Various Freight Tactics to Reduce Costs & Streamline Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Claims White Papers freight tactics

White Paper: Improving Forecast Accuracy - Supply Chain Digest

Supply Chain Digest

Inventory Management/Optimizat. Content Being Accessed: White Paper: Improving Forecast Accuracy. White paper from Logility on Keys to Improving Forecast Accuracy. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain. Labor Management Systems. Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai.

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Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Cerasis

As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. It catalyzed brick-and-mortar retailers to offer online shopping opportunities, which require much more than manual inventory management practices. As a result, brick-and-mortar retail has become more focused on digital inventory management, a building block in the road to omnichannel supply chains , than in the past. Download White Paper.

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management. How sound inventory management improves the supply chain, and what are the adverse impacts to the supply chain due to poor inventory management. What is the future of digitization as it relates to inventory management. Download White Paper. GET YOUR FREE WHITE PAPER.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. The Problem: Warehouses Lacking IoT-Based Technologies Lose Opportunities The cost for internet connectivity is decreasing, but some warehouses, operating on legacy systems, are still using paper-based processes.

Replenishment Manual – Finding the Root Cause of an Instock Issue

SupplyPike

In the last few years, one of Walmart’s primary goal has been clear – to increase on shelf availability to customers while reducing overall inventory levels. Products Retail + Analytics Supply Chain Uncategorized White Papers analytics instocks otif out of stocks replenishment replenishment manual

Retail Inventory Management Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Warehouse

Cerasis

The wrong retail inventory management strategy increases carrying costs and makes it impossible to stay competitive. Common obstacles encountered when it comes to effective inventory management include having poor visibility into fast-moving versus slow-moving product, extensive travel times between bin locations, and lost revenue due to poor labor productivity. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. We never ran out of or had too much inventory.

The Status Quo is Killing You

Blue Ridge

Retailers and distributors need to make changes in order to keep up with customers and ensure product availability - without creating pockets of excess and misaligned inventory that force costly corrective measures to meet customer demand. White PapersGiven the numerous choices available and the speed of today’s commerce, reliance on the status quo is risky.

TMS: The Mighty Software What Is TMS and How Does It Work?

GTG Technology Group

The better side of this idea provides important delivery, inventory, and cash flow aspects to businesses and drivers. Another way TMS works well with companies and their drivers is by lowering their inventory requirements. Because the company can see the customer is receiving their deliveries, this cuts back on their inventory and provides the opportunity to better predict their future inventory. What Does TMS Stand For?

Logistics 2.0: Warehousing Survey Results & White Paper Review

FLEXE

</a>, we discuss the survey commissioned by FLEXE and the resulting white paper. Every day businesses come to FLEXE because they either have more inventory than they have warehouse capacity, or they have more warehouse space than they need. In the survey, 75% of respondents reported what they consider significant inventory fluctuations throughout a given year. We were also interested in what's driving these inventory fluctuations.

Winning the Inventory Battle in the Consumer Products Industry

Logility

From a supply chain standpoint the battle for new product profitability relies largely on two key capabilities, developing accurate new product forecasts and optimizing new product inventory. reduction in finished goods inventory (days). reduction in inventory obsolescence (percent of inventory value). Capability 2: Optimize New Product Inventory. MEIO will determine how much inventory to position and where. eBook: The Inventory Optimization Handbook.

Get Smarter - Inventory Optimization

Logility

Increase inventory turns. You could increase inventory to get you to the high 90s. You can decrease inventory to improve turns and obsolescence but then you sacrifice service. Optimize inventory on multiple levels. Analyze inventory based on form and function. Related Content: White Paper: 6 Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives. Webcast: Is Your Inventory A Competitive Advantage?

Get Smarter - Inventory Optimization

Logility

Increase inventory turns. You could increase inventory to get you to the high 90s. You can decrease inventory to improve turns and obsolescence but then you sacrifice service. Optimize inventory on multiple levels. Analyze inventory based on form and function. Related Content: White Paper: 6 Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives. Webcast: Is Your Inventory A Competitive Advantage?

Taming the Long Tail of Inventory

Logility

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? However, even at those margins how does a spare parts business minimize the inventory they need to carry for what I can only assume is very intermittent demand on hundreds of thousands of items? Long-tail inventory strategies concentrate on managing the B, C, D, etc.

It’s Time to Revisit Vendor Managed Inventory

synchrono

A few decades ago, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) was a hot topic. Many manufacturers saw it as a way to reduce inventory levels and costs. If they could get their suppliers to maintain ownership of raw materials or subcontracted components until consumed, inventory levels would naturally drop—on paper anyway. And if the forecast was overstated, the manufacturer didn’t need to worry about excess vendor-managed raw material or contracted-components inventory.

Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization Gets Cool

Logility

We’ve been in the Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) business for more than 10 years helping companies such as Procter & Gamble, HP and Stanley Black & Decker gain competitive value through reduced inventory, freed-up working capital and improved service levels. We, along with our customers, think Voyager Inventory Optimization is cool. We often hear companies say their current ERP provides inventory optimization.

22 warehouse pros share the biggest mistakes made with inventory management (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

Managing warehouse inventory, on its face, seems a simple concept: Keep enough stock on hand to fulfill orders, but not so much stock that your warehouse is filled to the brim with inventory that won’t move for months (or years).

4 Reasons for Carrying Safety Stock Inventory

EazyStock

In both of these cases, customer service levels are negatively impacted by a completely preventable challenge – if only you’d been carrying safety stock inventory! Safety stock inventory, sometimes called buffer stock, is the level of extra stock that is maintained to mitigate risk of run-out for raw materials or finished goods due to uncertainties in supply or demand. To keep customer service levels high, accurately calculated safety stock inventory is a necessity.

[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

Cerasis

Download White Paper. Download White Paper. The Nightmare on Inventory Street: How Out-of-Stocks Hurt Your Business and How to Overcome the Issue. Download White Paper. Download White Paper. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, Cerasis welcomes back Greg Braun, Senior Vice President of C3 Solutions, a yard management & dock scheduling software company.

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4 Reasons for Carrying Safety Stock Inventory

EazyStock

In both of these cases, customer service levels are negatively impacted by a completely preventable challenge – if only you’d been carrying safety stock inventory! Safety stock inventory, sometimes called buffer stock, is the level of extra stock that is maintained to mitigate risk of run-out for raw materials or finished goods due to uncertainties in supply or demand. To keep customer service levels high, accurately calculated safety stock inventory is a necessity.

Five Things You Can Do This Week to Reduce Inventory: Part IV

Demand Solutions

We’ve already covered a lot of ground on the topic of inventory reduction. If you don’t believe me, take a look at an excess inventory report sometime. Inventory that is stocked in several warehouses is harder to track—and harder to control. So, if you’re serious about reducing inventory, your next step is to reduce stocking locations. Why Multiple Stocking Locations Cause Inventory Bloat.

Five Things You Can Do This Week to Reduce Inventory: Part II

Demand Solutions

In my last blog post , I mentioned that I’d be sharing five steps you can take to start reducing your inventory as soon as this week. If you read my first post and took my advice, you’ve already set a goal for inventory reduction. Well, now that you've committed to reducing your inventory by a specific amount within a set timeframe, you’ll need to make sure you can still maintain your desired customer service levels.