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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Based in Rotterdam, he is responsible within the global supply chain of Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) for the task of establishing S&OP and Supply Chain Process Optimisation across five global regions with 250 factories, multiple distribution and warehousing activities and customer service points. GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon is granted a patent for using a subterranean network to deliver packages (GeekWire). Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Source: Amazon patent filing. Moving on to third-party logistics (3PL) news, UPS announced the purchase of Freightex , a U.K.-based

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