Labeling that can Meet Just-in-Time Deadlines in Auto Manufacturing

Loftware

Just-in-time supply chains are demanding and have little room for error. They have become prominent in the auto industry, raising new demands. Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Value in Orchestrating a Scheduled Transportation Plan”. These three headlines from Transport Topics and Food Shippers of America magazine tell the story of one of the most important challenges facing shippers in North America leading into 2018.

Just in Time

Tailwind

Just in Time You pick up the load. ’ A supply chain that ensures that businesses get products to the customers when they want them, where they want them, in good conditions…and on timejust in time.

Can the Internet of Things Help with Just In Time Ordering?

ModusLink Corporation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere these days and rapidly becoming a reality in our day-to-day lives, whether through connected homes, wearable technology or any of the thousands of applications that have started to pop up.

Extending JIT Value Beyond Enterprise Boundaries

The Network Effect

Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing strategies bring tremendous value to companies employing them, but are they missing out on the huge opportunity. Manufacturing Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect JIT Just-In-Time manufacturing supply chainThe post Extending JIT Value Beyond Enterprise Boundaries appeared first on The Network Effect.

Shutting Down Factories- A Concerning Report on Malware Attacks

Supply Chain Matters

A new reminder of malware threats comes from a recent, albeit disturbing, ABC News-Associated Press report indicating attacks have been specifically targeting industry supply chains that predominately are managed by just-in-time (JIT) inventory and production processes. B2B Supply Chain Business Network Lean and Just-In-Time Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management cyberattack risk and mitigation industry supply chain risks Supply chain Matters blog

Delivering on Customer Promises in both Automotive and Retail Industries

Supply Chain Matters

At the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference held in late September, this author had the pleasurable opportunity to moderate two very informative panel discussions. Panel One: How a refreshed distribution strategy revs up savings in the automotive industry, featured […].

Supply Chain Matters Tutorial- Pros and Cons of Zero-Based Budgeting

Supply Chain Matters

In the light of this week’s announcement of the mega-merger among HJ Heinz and Kraft, coupled with the new interest in zero-based budgeting techniques, we felt it was timely to provide a brief tutorial on the process. In definition, zero-based budgeting (ZBB) is essentially a financial-driven process where budgetary resources are set to zero every year and must be justified for the new budget period.

General Electric’s New Transformational Start-up Mentality

Supply Chain Matters

Similar to Lean Six Sigma that fueled rallying and transformational efforts in the 1990’s, FastWorks is targeted to motivate GE employees to be more customer focused, speed new product development, reduce costs and improve customer engagement. The Reis philosophy is that faster product innovation is garnered from building imperfect early versions, gaining timely customer feedback, while continuously “pivoting” and adapting products to address market opportunities.

VMI system goes live at Fokker Aerostructures

Supply Chain Movement

VIBA Aerospace Products and Services in the Netherlands and Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation, a distributor of aerospace fasteners based in Farmingdale (NY), went live with their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) of special fasteners at Fokker Aerostructures covering several programs.

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Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment

synchrono

Through the use of supplier quality certifications and blanket (long-term) purchase orders, a manufacturer can accurately and effectively calculate the optimal level of inventory needed to fulfill demand requirements through the duration of replenishment lead time.

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Creating Trust Throughout the Supply Chain Using Demand-Driven Methods

synchrono

Building trust in the supply chain is essential to driving flow; and when there are forecast errors, there is an inherent mistrust throughout the supply chain. The manufacturer contends the supplier did not acknowledge the material purchase orders, or ship on-time as promised.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Transformers

Supply Chains Rock

Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. In the past Ive shared how shipping containers can be turned into funky apartments and now Ive found wooden pallets that make great deck furniture. Just in time for the summer BBQ season here are some photos that show the progression of pallets into benches. Supply Times. Who said supply chains are boring?

Moving Beyond Supply Chain Visibility to Continuous Decision Making

C3 Solutions

In this blog post, Jan-Willem outlines how Supply Chain professionals can move from supply chain visibility to a continuous flow of information allowing for just-in-time, strategic, enlightened, continuous decision-making.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Cerasis

Up to 62 percent want to purchase online and have the option of returning it in-store, and 47 percent want promotions and coupons available through their smartphone. Approximately 44 percent want to buy online and have the option of picking it up in the store.

Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product

Cerasis

Getting a compatible LED lighting product, such as a power supply, is essential in order to extend the life expectancy and the quality of LED light strips. One of the key innovations in LED lighting is the applications within the Internet of Things (IoT).

These Logistics Trends Will Force a Reevaluation of Logistics Strategy in 2018

Cerasis

The logistics industry faces a huge battle in 2018. However, logistics professionals can get ahead of the curve by knowing what trends to expect in the coming year that will require a reevaluation of logistics strategy in 2018. Consumers Will Demand Faster Turnaround Times on Last Mile Deliveries. Remember our conversation about just in time delivery. This results in less costs to consumers, and shippers can move more product.

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Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

Take Supply Chain

This is especially relevant for high-tech industry manufacturers who must fight to keep their head above water as new competition floods the marketplace and long-time competitors diversify their product lines in an attempt to remain relevant. Technology research firm Gartner, Inc.

Supply chain planning – it’s time to get personal

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois When sacrificing family time becomes the norm. During that time, we also invested in some “just-in-time” techniques we borrowed from the Toyota Production System (TPS). All of that was just business as usual.

Surviving the holidays: Warehouse technology turns uncertainty into opportunity

Logistics Viewpoints

Most wholesale distributors have recovered from Black Friday and Cyber Monday by now – and are catching their breath just in time to sprint during these last few weeks of the holidays! This time of year is particularly urgent for getting products to consumers more quickly and cheaply than ever before, which means finding ways to strip out supply chain costs while satisfying customer expectations.

A Day of Apple Product Announcements- Supply Chain Impressions

Supply Chain Matters

Today, all business and social media eyes were focused on Apple and its annual Special Event timed to announce the latest iteration of product innovation, just in-time for the upcoming holiday buying period. Supply Chain Matters provides our initial impressions of new Apple products from a supply chain and product lifecycle management lens. A New […].

New Capabilities Video: LeanCor Supply Chain Group

LeanCor

Driving Down Costs with Just in Time (JIT) Production (manufacturing.hubspot.com). New Capabilities Video: LeanCor Supply Chain Group.

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E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. According to Supply Chain 24/7 , e-commerce is on track to become the dominating force in all sales. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

Why E-commerce Fulfillment Is Set to Move to a 2-Hour Delivery Standard & What You Can Do About It

Cerasis

The basic premise behind the move to two-hour delivery is based in Amazon’s invention of Amazon PrimeAir. This reincarnation of the Amazon Effect is forcing e-commerce fulfillment centers and warehouses to evolve in kind. Understanding its impact on warehouse management, the benefits of two-hour delivery, and how warehouses and shippers can stay competitive will be key to continued growth in e-commerce. The improvements in efficiency and demand are in place.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Just like the popularity of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the desire for today’s workforce to drive a truck has all but faded from our country’s periphery. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market.

What’s eating the meat industry: The disassembly dilemma

Quintiq

Worldwide meat production has doubled over the last three decades and increased 20% in just the last 10 years. Each differs in size, weight and quality. In essence, you can’t tell for sure what you’re going to get.

A Guide to Surviving the Thanksgiving from a Supply Chain Perspective [Slideshow]

Arkieva

From the four-day weekend with “unbeatable” sales just-in-time for the holidays, to the slowly roasted turkey that leaves everyone in anticipation for hours, thanksgiving remains one of America’s favorite traditions.

A Guide to Surviving the Thanksgiving from a Supply Chain Perspective [Slideshow]

Arkieva

From the four-day weekend with “unbeatable” sales just-in-time for the holidays, to the slowly roasted turkey that leaves everyone in anticipation for hours, thanksgiving remains one of America’s favorite traditions.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. We have the same problem in the 3PL business. Just-in-Time (JIT). Admiral E.

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Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

The answer varies from function to function in the supply chain. For Sales it’s about product availability at all times. Inventory Management is a function that should always be in sync with your supply chain strategy and in turn depends on your overall business strategy.

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits

Take Supply Chain

As a result, supply chains of every size and in every industry are struggling to make heads from tails of the data that is being captured, managed and even analyzed. This makes them highly dependent on the quality intelligence only accessible in an SCO-powered supply chain.

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Supply Chain Design

LeanCor

For many in the field of supply chain and logistics, supply chain design is the rudimentary step in understanding how a product or service is altered from raw materials into a finished product in the hands of the final customer. The answer is many times, “both.”

Ways to think about the Supply Chain of the Future: Artificial Intelligence

Techgistics

And, it’s not just startups that are getting in the mix, it’s established global players like Amazon, Walmart, IBM, Alibaba, DHL, UPS, Merck, WiseTech Global, XPO Logistics and many more that are driving new technologies forward. Smartphones put a computer in everyone’s pocket or purse.

Applying Lean Principles to Supply Chain Planning

Logility

Today, Lean is a concept, a philosophy, a practice, and a set of tools all wrapped in one. The two primary principles of Lean, Just in Time and Jidoka, are referred to as the pillars of the lean philosophy. This should be a core principle in supply chain planning.

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5 Key Supply Chain Technologies Needed to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

More companies are actively engaging with consumers in search of the ultimate omnichannel sales experience as the strength of online sales increase, reports Supply Chain Quarterly. Technologies used in this step include handheld device scanners, automated radio frequency identification tags, Bluetooth technologies and automated identification and data capture (AIDC), comparable to RFID tags. Analytics to Uncover Issues in the Supply Chain.