Advanced Reverse Logistics Strategies Workshop & Conference

Supply Chain Movement

RLCON 2013: Advanced Reverse Logistics Strategies Workshop & Conference. WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE FOCUS. This Quadference will be a unique opportunity to compare warranty, inventory management, and aftermarket services and support performance with industry peers and experts.

Katana launches Smart Workshop Software

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Katana, the smart workshop software company, has launched what it describes as the first-ever Smart Workshop Software, providing small manufacturers with affordable and easy to use inventory and production management

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Inventory Management Techniques That You Need to Know About


Not Another List of Inventory Management Techniques. I want to start by saying that this is not an exhaustive list of all the possible inventory management techniques available for all industries. What Should You Care About Inventory Management?

What is Inventory Management?


What is Inventory Management? Inventory management, in a nutshell, describes your efforts to manage, assess and report on the flow of your stock of goods. You might be using pencil-and-paper, spreadsheets or sophisticated inventory management software to do this. Optimizes Inventory and Improves Competitiveness with ToolsGroup


ToolsGroup supply chain planning software allows to improve inventory quality while reducing storage space at its national distribution center by almost 20%. Inventory management is the key. NEWS RELEASE.

My Biggest Mistake: Inventory Levels are the Thermometer for the Management of the Company


As a Phd in inventory optimization, I’ve started my supply chain career in adjusting inventory parameters with surgical precision. Calculating inventory parameters, using Linear Programming to optimize planning. Take out any of these steps, and inventory performance will drop.

The Supply Chain “Change” Dilemma!


Also, pushing the organizational supply chain change issues to a set of mere “team building” workshops will not suffice either. by Prasad Satyavolu Trevor Miles and I have been having a healthy discussion on the Internet of Things and how these technology changes are shaping the way we work.

Is Your Supply Chain ‘Ready for Anything’?


By optimizing replenishment cycles and honing the logistics of moving inventory across your network, you can reduce excess inventory and minimize losses stemming from product obsolescence. In the process, they lowered inventories, and have set a goal of 15% inventory reduction. .

Conflicts That Cause Companies to Stockpile SKUs

Supply Chain @ MIT

At MIT CTL’s Supply Chain Finance Workshop on October 27 to 28, 2015, attendees discussed how their companies tackle the problem, and particularly the role of finance […].

Why It Counts to Know the Cycle Time of Your Business’ Inventory Stock


Cycle time tells us the effort spent on making an item of inventory stock. Cycle time includes process time, during which a unit of inventory stock is acted upon to bring it closer to a final output, and delay time, during which a unit of work is spent waiting to take the next action. In a nutshell, cycle time is the total time used to move inventory stock from the beginning to the end of a physical process. Business Tips inventory reporting

Kinaxis on the road: 12th American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit


Join Benji Green , Director of Global Sales, Operations, Supply and Inventory Planning at Avaya for the Kinaxis supply chain optimization workshop on December 9th. by Melissa Clow.

Supply Chain Management Case Study


Inventory Cover and Costs (Including Overflow and External Warehouses). Continue minimizing total delivered costs (production, inventory, freight). Reduce lead times and inventories. Inventory Cover and Costs (Including Overflow and External Warehouses).

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. What did this POC Workshop look like?

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3 companies tell you their success with Quintiq

DELMIA Quintiq

The average delivery time of four to six days is now down to two to three days by moving inventory closer to the end consumer with multiple fulfillment locations. The organization manages a global network of 650 warehouses, 900 WFP-owned trucks and 35 fleet workshops.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff


Reason #6 Not effectively managing inventory. A bad decision can result in missed orders, significant inventory, or scrapped materials. By doing this, they could potentially save the company millions of dollars in excess inventory.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?


Do you carry too much inventory? I facilitate the “Productivity 101” introductory workshops as well as assist in the facilitation of the Productivity Improvement Network. Editor’s Note: This is a blog post about remembering the fundamentals in order to achieve success.

Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market

JDA software

For example, both retail and manufacturing executives plan to pilot AI to optimize inventory levels, an area where results are easy to tabulate. They want immediate, measurable results and are launching pilots and visioning workshops to make this happen.

Lessons Learned from the Beer Game

Supply Chain Nation

At JDA, one of the vehicles we’ve been using to demonstrate the benefits of effective supply planning and collaboration across the supply chain is the Collaborative Flow Planning workshop — AKA, The Beer Game. In the workshop, we play the game twice.

S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit


The contract manufacturer, Celestica, already manages manufacturing and inventory. The benefit is directly in the inventory, as seen in Kathleen’s slide. The Kinaxis Workshop – Learn and Laugh. For the Kinaxis Workshop, my theme was “Laugh & Learn”.

7 Strategic Performance Business Practices with 3PL KPIs and 4 KPI Problems to Solve


Sales, Inventory, and Production Planning (SIOP) should be used for business planning and strategy in the shipper, 3PL relationship. Solution 2 : Helping managers and employees to understand the meaning of their KPIs is conducted through workshops run by a logistics service provider. The workshops are consistently rated highly by all participants and helps them to understand why the KPI's should matter to them.

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Brexit: 5 Things Supply Chain Leaders Should Consider to Prepare for its Impact


Do you need to set up new inventory locations? Perhaps it makes sense to build up additional inventory in the UK or on the continent. Click here to read more about Prescriptive Analytics or find out how you can build a prototype application quickly by joining a POC workshop.

Reducing Working Capital in Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Current assets include inventory and accounts receivable, i.e. payments you are waiting to receive, notably from your customers. A ratio of more than 2 may be a sign that inventory is increasing too much or that the company is slow in collecting payments.

European Supply Chain Directors Forum 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The event is comprised of an agenda of original case studies, inspirational keynote sessions, interactive workshops and specialist working groups. Learn from the best case studies, workshops and examples in the industry on how we must collaborate to orchestrate.

What’s Affecting Your Lead Time?


The more you understand these issues, the better you can mitigate the delay of sought-after inventory stock to your warehouse. There are cargo ships full of inventory stock stuck at sea or shipping deliveries cancelled , factories are shut down, and quarantine rules have been put into effect.

Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Adding Clarity to the Muddle

Supply Chain Shaman

On this fall day, at this strategy workshop, this was the case. The top three gaps are visibility of channel inventories and orders, management of complexity and the alignment between commercial and operations teams. It was November. I was speaking at a client site.

My Busy day at the Richmond Supply Chain Forum


For this event we also took the opportunity to run a 1 hour workshop which everyone had the option to attend. These are typically doing well in terms of revenue growth but they are starting to struggle to continue to meet the growth and have either very high inventory, capacity issues or both.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

auto manufacturing market melted down, I was conducting value stream mapping workshops at tier one suppliers (Magna, TRW, Yazaki, Johnson Controls, etc.). In lean consulting, you would often find excess inventory, rework, over processing and other wasteful practices inside a warehouse. “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” Sun Tzu. The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling.

Step Two: Stage Five Supply Chain Planning System of Record (SCP SOR)


Inventory Management. Proof of concept workshops provide you the confidence you need to make the right decision. I recall a Site Director once asking me how I was reducing inventory so quickly. by Carol McIntosh.

European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2015

Supply Chain Movement

How to get the right balance between customer service and cost-effective product inventory levels. Keynotes, case studies and workshops from 70+ speakers. European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2015. Venue: Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona. Date: 15-17 June 2015. Organizer: WTG Events. URL: RESHAPING THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF TOMORROW. The European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit is Europe’s most established supply chain and logistics summit.

How You Can Leverage Your Brewery at BrewCon19


Come join us for BrewCon19 in Melbourne for three jam-packed days where you’ll get to attend seminars, listen to great international speakers, learn at workshops and more. Company News AU beer brewing breweries brewery inventory management NZGet your tickets because you won’t want to miss out on the largest brewing trade expo in Australia.

Third Party Logistics


The impact of lean on the supply chain is significant, as the goal of lean is to eliminate waste (overproduction and inventory), which will decrease work in process inventories. Gemba is a Japanese word that simply means “workshop,” and in a Lean environment it means the place where the work is done and the value is added. Part of our “waste is bad” mantra is reflected in our commitment to reduce inventory for our customers. What Makes a Provider Truly Lean?

How to Coach in Support of World Class S&OP #2

Supply Chain Trend

Trust workshops : In one business I worked for, I facilitated trust workshops with the top 40 leaders. Find below the framework I developed to gather feedback during those workshops. An S&OP implementation requires many changes, not the least behavioural change.

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4 Ways To Improve Procurement For Increased Customer Satisfaction


Improve Inventory Insights. They provide procurement insights and inventory management functionalities to ensure you have the materials your business needs, when you need them, and at the optimal cost. For example, eLearning solutions, combined with webinars and workshops, can allow professionals in the field to further their learning. Slimstock has been helping companies like yours lower inventory costs while increasing customer satisfaction for 25 years.

Integrated Supply Chain Planning – The Number 1 Opportunity

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

So we held a workshop. The benefits for the producer will be finished goods inventory reductions and a reduction in month-end sales peaking. Enchange has been working with many FMCG and Pharmaceuticals multinationals for years on projects to improve their primary supply chains. We have also been working with many of the same companies on Route to Market (RTM) projects. For the sake of clarity, by “primary supply chain” we mean all processes (e.g.

S&OP & behaviours: we got a long way to go

Supply Chain Trend

One of them is Life Styles Inventory , the other one Mental Toughness. I now coach individuals and run team workshops to help people become more effective in their thinking and behaving. It is Saturday morning 8.18

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