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

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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

Just in Time

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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.

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

Value Unchained

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.

The Cross-Docking Advantage for Supply Chains

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Consumer demand has led to many changes in the supply chain as shippers are trying to get products to market faster. To keep pace, more shippers are turning to cross-docking to reduce the amount of time it takes to […].

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.

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.

Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

5 Reasons Cross-docking is Changing Retail Warehousing

Ryder Exchange

For many, same day / next day fulfillment for both in-store and online purchases is the new normal. This also requires retailers keep store shelves stocked, while also keeping costs in check. Just-in-time restocking ensures product is on hand when consumers reach for it.

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

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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.

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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 […].

Discover How LEAN Supply Chains Improve Efficiencies, Cut Costs

Ryder Exchange

This was true when Henry Ford envisioned an efficient auto assembly line, and later with the standardized processes that led to the Toyota Motor Company’s automated manufacturing steps and just-in-time (JIT) product delivery.

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Improve Efficiency and cut Costs in the Healthcare Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

To see how challenging healthcare and medical device supply chain logistics are becoming, just watch consumer-targeted television ads for new medicine and medical equipment. Start by reducing waste and duplication in the supply chain, including warehousing.

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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7 Rules of Fashion Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In 1984, US Apparel Industry created the task force called " Crafted With Pride in the U.S.A. The result showed that materials were in the warehouse or in transit as long as 40 weeks! In 2004, Kasra Ferdows, Michael A.

4 Ways Supply Chain Management Has a Higher Purpose

The 21st Century Supply Chain

My wife talked to her in a calm voice, told her what she needs to do for the night to keep the fever under control, and advised the mother to bring her toddler to the clinic the next morning. One wellness visit, one infection cured, one disease diagnosed at a time, she is making a difference.

7 Traits of Great Supply Chain Leader: A Case Study of Tim Cook

Supply Chain Opz

Some supply chain leaders now take the helm at the world''s leading companies like Apple Inc, Wal-Mart and Tesco in UK as the CEOs. Background According to the book " Steve Jobs " by Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997.

Why This Holiday Season is Creating Winners and Losers in the Transportation Industry

The Network Effect

There is an excellent piece in today’s WSJ on how retailers’ changing inventory management strategies are affecting the fortunes logistics and transportation companies. Image Credit: Flickr user Queen Bee.

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.

Getting Smart With Logistics Big Data

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In this guest post, Kevin Everson the Vice-President of Supply Chain Solutions at RMG Networks , investigates two examples of driving more supply chain value with logistics big data and data visualization. They now have a “scoreboard” to track performance in real time.

8 Reasons Why Supply Chain Analytics Drives Performance

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However, due to increasing complexity on many levels, spreadsheets are no longer enough to deal with the tremendous amount of calculation and real time data update. Commodity prices are fluctuating more in recent years than in the more stable 1990s.

Trends in healthcare supply chain logistics

Ryder Exchange

Healthcare isn’t just a costly quandary for patients. Infuse this with increased competitive forces, and they’re left to cut costs to maintain already low margins in the era of healthcare reform. Healthcare Execs Manage Trends to Curb Supply Chain Logistics Costs.

Simplify Supply Chain Forecasting

Logility

Minimizing forecast error requires a background in data analysis and statistics while also having a solid understanding of the products, markets and customers you are trying to predict demand for. This makes the demand planner’s role challenging and rewarding at the same time.

What your Dad can teach you about effective supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

In honor of these dads’ accomplishments in the field of trial and error, I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 lessons your dad can teach you about supply chain. In principle, just-in-time processes are very efficient. Please share in the comments below.

The Time Has Come for Digital Enterprise Planning

Supply Chain Network

Over the past 30 years I’ve been witness to the development and use of a number of methodologies intended to improve operations, planning, service and costs in the Consumer Goods and Retail supply chains.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The data science algorithms can help in customer segmentation and clustering.

What is the Biggest Blind Spot in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

In countless surveys over the past decade, manufacturers and retailers rank “improving supply chain visibility” as one of their top priorities. Yet, despite their focus on this effort and advancements in technology, achieving timely, accurate, and complete supply chain visibility remains an elusive goal for many companies. A lot of data/information is communicated in batch and serial mode, sometimes hours or days after a transaction or event occurs.

Should You Use Perishable Consolidation?

Transportfolio

In fact, most people don’t even realize such a service exists. This type of transportation exists to benefit just in time products or programs, from regional produce distribution to a national juice program.

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Cerasis

Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more. Safety is the top priority in any Warehouse environment. A Safety Manager should be appointed to ensure all safety activities are in place and maintained daily.

The History of the Shipping Container

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26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development.

FMCG Supply Chain: Do you use data or information?

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People working in or associated with Supply Chains seem obsessed by data yet data itself actually tells you nothing. In Supply Chains the data obsession is growing. Who coined “Big Data”?

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4 Supply Chain Secrets to Drive Customer Satisfaction

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A company can move a product from China to the United States, clear it through Customs, move it to a distribution center, and fulfill it in record time. Improve on-time delivery. Customers want what they want and they want it fast and on-time.

What the Analysts Are Saying About…A&D Supply Chains

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Are you looking for some reading material to pass the time on your next flight? From a challenges perspective, here are the highlights covered in this report. The obvious challenge is the complexity in the A&D industry. by Bill DuBois.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Unlike other modes, like less-than-truckload and truckload that tend to have some level of standardization, parcel is an open book,” explained Steve Williamson, Supply Chain Support Specialist at Kewill in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. So now you have multiple carriers involved and rating complexities added in to what is just a standard parcel movement. You might think we have a two pony race here in the United States [with UPS and FedEx], but that’s not true.

Warehouse Statistics

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Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more. Safety/OSHA: Safety is the top priority in any Warehouse environment. A Safety Manager should be appointed to ensure all safety activities are in place and maintained daily.

How Flexible is Your Logistics Network?

Talking Logistics

It seems ironic that the sophisticated logistics systems that gave rise to just-in-time manufacturing are now being outmoded by the evolution those very systems encouraged: manufacturing on demand. These and other changes demand attention to what we now call the Supply Chain Ecosystem, which stresses the critical importance of maximizing multiple networks in your supply chain. These complex evolutions in manufacturing plague logistics and create inefficiencies.

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

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Even containers don’t like to wait in line. Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive.