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.

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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Event Sales Streamlines Reverse Logistics Buying Opportunity

FLEXE

<p>Since 1985, Minneapolis-based Event Sales has been serving the reverse logistics needs of retailers and manufacturers seeking to dispose of excess merchandise. </p> <p>One key to providing great service is having a distribution and logistics capability that can respond quickly to buying opportunities – no matter where that inventory exists.

Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?

EFT

We're able to fly in some of our merchandise into the Minneapolis St. It's really about how are we able to remain flexible with our integration approach, such as if we change vendors, or if we change logistics service providers … how fast are we able to keep up from an integration standpoint.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

Talking Logistics

It was a very busy week in the world of supply chain and logistics, so let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention: FLEXE Launches Nationwide Next-Day Delivery. Konexial And Cloud Logistics Partner To Produce Groundbreaking Goload Service. Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters). I was intrigued by the on-demand warehousing concept (or “Airbnb for warehousing” as some are calling it) and the business model and technology behind it.

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). Moving on to third-party logistics (3PL) news, UPS announced the purchase of Freightex , a U.K.-based