Just-in-time in the Real World of Inventory Management


Just-in-time inventory (JIT) is the antithesis of just-in-case inventory and can be a valuable method of reducing waste and streamlining the supply chain. In this article, we will consider some real-world case studies which may help to demonstrate JIT in action in the real world of inventory management and lend insight to the pros and cons of implementing JIT in your workplace.

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.

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3 Successful Companies Practising Just-In-Time Systems


One of the most popular methods for inventory management is just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing. Many business owners use this inventory method to increase efficiency and decrease waste by only receiving goods as they need them for the production process (hence just-in-time), which reduces inventory stock costs. Toyota was the first to implement JIT effectively in 1970 and is still one of the most successful companies practising JIT systems.

Why JIT Isn’t to Blame for Broken Supply Chains


Many are quick to blame just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing for their lack of components and raw materials. The just-in-time system and its underlying principles. A pull inventory system is a Lean approach to reducing waste in any production process.

Consumer Products Supply Chain Disruptor: 3D Printing


Internet of Things, BOTS, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and others are changing the way products are designed, produced, shipped and ultimately purchased and acquired by consumers. Real”- Just In Time (JIT). Saving even more time and money.

How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track


The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018


The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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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?

The History of the Shipping Container


The History of the Shipping Container. 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. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

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.

5 More Common Sense, Yet Often Forgotten Basics for Less Than Truckload Shipping


A few months ago we wrote a tongue in cheek post about 5 Upfront Tips you can do to save on less than truckload shipping (a capitalization of Less than truckload). When it comes to less than truckload shipping, it’s no different. LTL less than truckload shipping

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. In the top portion, you'll see a more text/icon layout. Malcom McLean and the History of Shipping Containers.

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.

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

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


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.

EDI Vs. APIs in Less-Than-Truckload Shipping: How Do They Compare & What Should a Shipper Use?


Yet, the rise of just-in-time delivery has complicated how the transportation industry sets rates for shipments, regardless of the well-documented benefits of electronic data interchange (EDI). Moreover, under-utilized shipping modes, such as less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping, have highlighted the tough criticism and demand for change in EDI vs. APIs used by shippers and carriers. EDI eliminates the intermediaries in order processing.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background. What was your major in college? I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. I graduated with a major in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. [02:44]

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


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


by Bill DuBois When sacrificing family time becomes the norm. It wasn’t a surprise when a supplier shipped late, a machine was suddenly overloaded or a demand planner informed you that you were working off the wrong demand plan. All of that was just business as usual.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short. The United Kingdom (UK) imports the most goods by far compared to other European countries, not just final products but also parts and components for further production and assembly. This will lead to a surge in costs.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain


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.

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


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.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience


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


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.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value


The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

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Outbound Logistics


Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. Yes, it’s just as hard as it sounds. This is what keeps lean logistics practitioners busy – day in and day out! I recently visited distribution centers in the Central Valley, among them an expedited rail cross rock.

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software


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.

5 Key Supply Chain Technologies Needed to Go Omnichannel


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.

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


Economic instability, an increase in competition and the globalization of sourcing partners have compelled manufacturers to seriously consider the viability of – or lack of – existing operational technologies and ultimately embrace a slew of new digital technologies that provide direct visibility into every aspect of their supply chain. That means materials sourcing, procurement, production, and shipping lead times are even shorter.

RFID: The Key to Improving Visibility

20Cube Logistics

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is one such innovation which is widely used in Supply Chain and Logistics as it’s efficient and saves time. RFID is a tool to read & understand digital data encrypted in RFID tags through a reader via radio waves. In a warehouse.

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Should You Use Perishable Consolidation?

CH Robinson 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.

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits


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.

Supply Chain Orchestration: 5 Ways Your Business Benefits


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.

Can Your Inventory Control System Support Seasonal Demand?


Halloween/All Saints Day/Dia de los Muertos is just around the corner! Just like around Christmas and Easter, there are seasonal products in consumer markets that require a specific time to arrive at our doors – not earlier, not later. Just in time.

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A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain


However, few understand the history of WMS and how it evolved to encompass item tracking, storage data, inbound and outbound shipping, picking and much more. Rather than trying to look at every small detail that led up to the modern WMS, let’s take a look at some of the most notable advancements in its history. Ancient Times Through Colonization: Warehouse Management Dates to Ancient Times. The 19 th Century: The Railroad Becomes a Major Player in Transporting Goods.

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