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.

Metrics that Matter: Inventory Effectiveness

QAD

Stockouts affect customer satisfaction and revenue, and the frequent need to expedite orders adds to costs and highlights problems lurking in the system. We already covered stockouts and backorders in a previous post, so in this post we’ll focus on the remaining four.

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Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

In terms of cost-effectiveness, estimates show that businesses with extended global supply chains have between 80% and 90% of their costs involved in their supply chains. Most manufacturers depend on just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing policies. Learn about.

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Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. Disjointed systems and data silos, creating delays in processing and deficiencies in visibility.

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

Kinaxis

Are you looking for some reading material to pass the time on your next flight? Even if you’re not you should check out Supply Chain Insights, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. From a challenges perspective, here are the highlights covered in this report. by Bill DuBois.

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software

OneSCM

A: There are several new features that just became available in OneSCM in March, 2019: Supply Chain Orchestration – Several modifications were made to OneSCM to support an implementation through configuration methodology, allowing new and existing customers to configure new connections to the back-office systems without the need to develop new plugins. Our system supports the standard formats traded in the supply chain such as SAP IDOC, OAGI, cXML, EDI X12, and PIDX.

Publix Vendor Guidelines Updated for On-Time Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Publix , just like many others in the industry, has beg un monitoring its suppliers’ delivery performance. . The southeastern purveyor has instituted a stringent on-time compliance program for all vendors working with the grocery chain. . Photo Credit: The Catalyst

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.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Imagine you’re an executive of a large international business who has just discovered an excellent opportunity of entering a new exciting market just in time when your product design team has developed a perfect product for that market. Next, your target audience in that market is super demanding both in terms of the price and quality. In other words, making money on that market requires some serious planning and perfect execution.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Veridian Solutions

Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. Disjointed systems and data silos, creating delays in processing and deficiencies in visibility. Warehouse Managers and logistics services providers need to have an estimate of the projected demand for all given times. On-time shipments.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more.

Farmville – It’s Really a Supply Chain Game!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues! But I also found that the ability to grow your Farm by adding capabilities and features, by controlling the way in which you buy and sell things, and managing your inventory levels of all of the materials was both fun and interesting. Metrics.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

At the same time, companies are putting more effort in the environment aspect and sustainability of the supply chain. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management.

Update Your Outdated Supply Chain in 1 Step

AFFLINK

Strategic procurement focuses on the supply chain as a whole and uses costs and other metrics to identify – and then capitalize on – opportunities for improvement. A trend toward customization in lieu of mass production fueled by technologies such as 3D printing.

The Global Supply Chain is Evolving – Are you ready?

MAVES

This in turn changes the concerns of the 3PL including: workforce readiness, freight and supply chain transparency, just in time and efficient services, regional / global networks and the delivery of services that meet both their partner’s and their client’s high expectations.

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The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse

Veridian Solutions

The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations. Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint. Supply chain leaders that wish to excel in last mile need to understand why the real value begins with this very first point and how effective first mile management enhances the entire process.

Update Your Outdated Supply Chain in 1 Step

AFFLINK

Strategic procurement focuses on the supply chain as a whole and uses costs and other metrics to identify – and then capitalize on – opportunities for improvement. A trend toward customization in lieu of mass production fueled by technologies such as 3D printing.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Veridian Solutions

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. Staying competitive in the omnichannel age has contributed to multiple problems. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Retailers can serve more customers in brick-and-mortar locations.

Tips to Improve Warehouse Labor Management Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

Labor management is a complex topic in supply chain management. Warehouse labor management efficiency metrics reveal how well your workers perform against their responsibilities. In other words, are your workers successfully justifying their costs? Warehouse labor management efficiency is impacted by the style in which labor is managed. The idea of wave planning in the warehouse is nothing new. Cycle times decrease.

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3 Ways to Drive Growth in Your Manufacturing Business

IQMS

Investing in a manufacturing company – and/or operating a manufacturing company – in the current economic climate represents both opportunity and risk as U.S. If you have been in the industry longer than a decade, you have experienced the reshaping of the entire economic sector.

Multiply your skills, or be left behind

Supply Chain Movement

Innovation in supply and demand networks is happening so quickly, that just learning the ‘new thing’ and going back to business is no longer sufficient. Teams can no longer specialize in a single silo, and expect to be rewarded for doing well only in their area of expertise.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

The Defense Production Act has been invoked to meet PPE demand in the United States. Medicines in clinical trials are being fast-tracked for limited COVID-19 testing. Nations are enforcing lock-down and curfew protocols that are mainstays in wartime situations, rather than pandemics.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

The acquisition combines Reuters’ globally trusted news brand, scale and editorial excellence with eft’s deep expertise in highly specialized events and content production for key decision makers right across the supply chain industry.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Maritime Industry in Search of Blockchain Orchestrator! This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. cap on Sulphur in marine fuels. million metric tons annually.

How To Differentiate With A Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Program!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This is clearly not the case in the world of supplier management. All suppliers are not created equally and they should all be managed with this distinction in mind. In any SRP approach, there are multiple levels of management engaged in the process. Subscribe Here!

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

Getting customers what they want, in a timely manner and at the lowest possible cost (without sacrificing quality) is the foundation of any product-based business. Things are produced on time, on standard and exceeding customer expectations in the process.

5 Factory Uses for Sensors You Might Not Expect

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of their applications in factories and manufacturing are a little lesser known right now, even as Industry 4.0 Battery technology is everywhere in homes and factories already. Accomplishing this unlocks just-in-time manufacturing for that car company.

5 Factory Uses for Sensors You Might Not Expect

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of their applications in factories and manufacturing are a little lesser known right now, even as Industry 4.0 Battery technology is everywhere in homes and factories already. Accomplishing this unlocks just-in-time manufacturing for that car company.

Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Nation

In a previous article titled “ What Is Preventing Your Supply Chain From Being a Strategic Differentiator? ” I reviewed a variety of factors that stand in the way of supply chain excellence. In this article, I shall review the factors that set the supply chain leaders apart from the rest and that help drive profitable growth for their companies. By aligning the metrics between the different supply chain stakeholders, a collaborative spirit between the teams is encouraged.

When It Comes to the Control Tower, Optimization Is Key

Supply Chain Nation

The associated, implicit (and sometimes explicit) message is that you can manage your supply chain simply by looking at a couple of key metrics on a dashboard or spreadsheet. Air traffic control towers are great at directing traffic at a couple of crucial points in a flight: the take-off and the landing. But managing a flight is not just about taking off and reaching your destination, it is about reaching your destination in an optimal manner.

The Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

Enterra Insights

Disruptions caused by the pandemic revealed just how brittle some supply chains can be. She writes, “When President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, it was telling in two respects. First, it showed that the full force of the federal government will be brought to bear in the manufacturing of vital medical supplies. In other words, firms can’t project how bad a situation will be because they don’t always know where key raw materials come from.”

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. Why are we going in this direction?

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

What I mean by this is that there’s no harm in observing companies with best-in-class supply chains , noting the processes, practices, and initiatives that serve them best and adopting them in a way that fits your own enterprise. Watch and Learn from the Best in Class.

FAQ: Can I Use Demand-Driven Manufacturing in a Make-to-Stock Environment?

synchrono

It’s true that Demand-Driven Manufacturing can be beneficial for manufacturers who already produce goods based on customer demand because it improves their responsiveness to customers and lowers lead and cycle times. The challenge in MTS environments is replenishment lead time.

What is Order Fill Rate and Why Should You Care?

EMERGE App

As a small business owner of a wholesale or distribution business , there are so many metrics that you can apply to your business to assess your relative performance. The order fill rate is one such metric that you need to pay attention to. Invest in Real-Time Stock Information.