Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

The source data for the analysis comes from Ycharts.). We selected these metrics based on correlation work with Arizona State University in 2012. The companies I work with struggle to set metrics targets. I watch the news channels on mute. The reason?

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results. We find that companies can improve one, but not two of the metrics. Teams struggle to drive improvement in both metrics at the same time.

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package

E2open

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package. Effective February 2017, Walmart is requiring its suppliers to meet either a same-day or two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window and has upped its required compliance rate from 90% to 95% (Source: Walmart’s new on-time delivery standards may create supply chain challenges for its suppliers ). alyssa. Monday 3 April 2017. Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open.

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package

E2open

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package. Effective February 2017, Walmart is requiring its suppliers to meet either a same-day or two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window, and has upped its required compliance rate from 90% to 95% (Source: Walmart’s new on-time delivery standards may create supply chain challenges for its suppliers ). alyssa. Monday 3 April 2017. Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open.

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package

E2open

E2open Holds User Forum on New On-time In-Full (OTIF) Package. Effective February 2017, Walmart is requiring its suppliers to meet either a same-day or two-day shipping window instead of its previous four-day window, and has upped its required compliance rate from 90% to 95% (Source: Walmart’s new on-time delivery standards may create supply chain challenges for its suppliers ). alyssa. Monday 3 April 2017. Will Thomas, VP of Sales, E2open.

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

Nulogy’s CEO, Jason Tham, kicked off the event by talking about courage and why it’s so important today for consumer packaged goods companies (“brands”) and their contract manufacturing partners (“suppliers”). Source: Nulogy. Patrick McGovern (Bell-Carter Packaging).

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

Realizing in January that 50,000 one-pound packages were all dimensionally billed as though they were 15 pound packages during peak season cannot get you your money back. The reality is that most carriers do not invoice as soon as a package has shipped. Use the Correct Metrics.

What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat?

Supply Chain Brain

And that does not include the people who work along the meat supply chain: the slaughterers, packagers, retailers and chefs. In 2016, the world’s meat production was estimated at 317m metric tons, and that is expected to continue to grow. All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain VisibilityWhat are the economics of meat? Food and farming is one of the biggest economic sectors in the world.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Special programs—new product launch, promotional packaging, and samples—are often managed as marketing programs using offline processes (usually spreadsheets). To maximize value—price to tangible book, functional metrics need to be reset to focus on reliability. It has been awhile.

Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

The source data for the analysis is public reporting of balance sheets and income statements. Check out their performance by plotting year-over-year metrics at the intersection of two ratios and look at the patterns. Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

The company leverages globally sourcing strategies to buy products at a lower cost and then deploys some unique process logic to drive mass customization for retailers. Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. (As

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts. Michael answered his own question by pointing out that most companies have some combination of transportation management systems (TMS), warehouse management systems (WMS), order management systems (OMS) or an ERP that contain tremendous amounts of data that they can use to better understand service levels, freight spend, profitability, and many other metrics.

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon

NC State SCRC

Other products that have been counterfeited include consumer staples such as laundry detergent, baby formula, and other products that use packaging collected from trash cans – cleaned up, repacked with fake product, and resold.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. The hard-won progress in incremental reduction of packaging material and waste is reduced by the related increase in damaged and unsaleable product. Throwing a single complete unsaleable product in a landfill naturally, obviates even large percentage reductions in packaging which is itself a relatively small portion of a complete product.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] We found equipment and materials that can’t be sourced locally. As globalization has taken place, more things can be sourced locally. The expected metrics were part of the contract. [00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. I’m Gary Sostack, President and Founder of ElementaLogistics LLC.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. Managing bid packages, for instance, can be time consuming and complex. Adopt performance metrics for carriers.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

The script will be distributed to CFOs of apparel, consumer packaged goods, and food/beverage companies next week. Aligned Metrics. How do you balance the trade-offs between source, make and deliver? Last week was the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit.

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, at Supply Chain Insights LLC, we published our 11th report in the series titled Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and chemical companies are close behind, but they are having difficulty “taking the hill.” Aligning metrics matters.

Digital transformation in the life sciences supply chain – show me the data

Kinaxis

For those in consumer-packaged goods, it’s safe to say we’re fairly knowledgeable about our customers and target markets. by Bill DuBois The life sciences supply chain starts with a miracle. Is there a more challenging industry than life sciences?

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

We then rated companies on their ability to manage and improve a portfolio of metrics: operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). We are targeting much improved end-to-end planning in response to multiple demand sources.

Supply Chains to Admire – 2016 Results

Supply Chain Insights

The source data for the analysis is public reporting of balance sheets and income statements. Check out their performance by plotting year-over-year metrics at the intersection of two ratios and look at the patterns. Five months of analysis. Lots of heated debates. It is now over.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. The hard-won progress in incremental reduction of packaging material and waste is reduced by the related increase in damaged and unsaleable product.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. Still, to the large extent, transport sector depends on non-renewable fuel sources along with the gases that emit carbon dioxide.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

Managers can control the operation efficiently as the relevant information comes from different sources, timely and all the members have access to its current updates. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

Adopt Performance Metrics for Carriers With a structured monitoring approach, carriers have the ability to make sound decisions based on recently available data instead of depending on anecdotal evidence.

Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon

Savi

Heads up UPS and FedEx, Amazon is piloting package delivery in Los Angeles for marketplace customers. From there, it can move horizontally to deliver cargo and packages for others and compete with other logistics service providers. By using unbiased carrier performance metrics and identifying shortest or lowest risk routes, you can achieve better performance and lower risk overall.

4 KPIs to Measure the Success of Your New Sustainability Strategy

AFFLINK

Even more challenging is establishing goals and metrics for this ever-moving target. Start at the sourcing phase, move into the assembly line, observe the transaction period between the customer and your company, and end at the customer’s final experience with your brand.

Training for the Next Triathlon. Insights for You?

Supply Chain Shaman

Abby and I are writing an e-book on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter. Likewise, in today’s supply chain environment, I find that supply chain leaders favor a single function of logistics, manufacturing or sourcing. Companies that are not looking holistically at metrics are stuck.

Winners in business: Supply Chains to Admire 2016

Supply Chain Movement

It is notable that there are no winners or finalists in the industries of aerospace and defense, automotive, automotive suppliers, conglomerates, consumer durables, e-commerce retail, hospitals, overthe-counter drugs, packaging, pharmaceutical, third-party logistics, or toys.

Let’s Embrace New Ways of Working

Supply Chain Shaman

It would have helped the GM pinpoint the ignition issue and Kellogg detect the smelly packaging issue faster. I find twitter an accurate source of data. Tomorrow, I am off to Europe. On Thursday, I am speak on the future of supply chain technologies at an Eyeon conference in Rotterdam.

7 Easy Steps to Create an Inbound Vendor Routing Guide

Cerasis

Volume and weight should be classified appropriately into one of four groups, including the following: 1 to 150 pounds or small package. For example, freight consolidation of small packages and shipments weighing less than 5,000 pounds should be held until enough freight can be sent via less-than-truckload of full-truckload shipping. An inbound vendor routing guide is comparable the beating heart of your operation.

The Four Stages of Digital Disruption in the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Source: PINC Solutions. Managed – The first place to start is to implement a software package that is capable of managing repeatable processes consistently across your organization. Unfortunately, most organizations place too much emphasis on data that is sourced from human input, which is prone to error, so degrading the quality and potential insight the data could provide.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households. Source ID. Source ID.

7 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained

Supply Chain Opz

Each customer in US or EU might already control the source of raw materials, ask you to provide dedicated production lines, nominate 3pl companies and air/sea carriers. 7) Adopt Both Service and Financial Metrics. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

Load Building – the ability to optimally configure transportation units (containers, airtainers, small packages, etc.) The optimization of Money: Optimizing the value of money is the easiest metric to measure when it comes to on-boarding a global TMS solution.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

One example demonstrated how TradeLens can reduce the transit time of a shipment of packaging materials to a production line in the United States by 40 percent, avoiding thousands of dollars in cost. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

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

6 River Systems

You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. If not, what actions are you taking to consolidate formats, sources and tools?