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.

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.

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

The Cross-Docking Advantage for Supply Chains

Ryder Exchange

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 […].

Tesla Motors Reports Q2 Production and Operational Results- The Critical Ramp-up of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

However, in classic “hockey stick” fashion, 5150 completed vehicles […]. Automotive Supply Chain Lean and Just-In-Time Manufacturing Strategies Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Tesla Model 3 supply chain Tesla Motors Tesla Motors supply chain

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 […].

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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 […].

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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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.

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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This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains (WSJ – sub. Trade war: Trump administration threatens China with $200 billion in additional tariffs (USA Today). In release 18.2,

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.

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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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.

FMCG Supply Chain: Do you use data or information?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

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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