Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Solutions for Manufacturers

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Redwood City, CA July 10, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a pre-packaged suite of solutions for manufacturers. The new packages span the full source-to-pay process for all spend categories including direct materials, MRO, assets and tooling and indirect goods and services. With pre-packaged best practices tailored to their needs, they can now start realizing value faster than ever.”.

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Phil Edwards at Melbourne Packaging Supplies. Not all plastics are the same, and there are plenty of eco-green packaging innovations that make use of sustainable plastics easily available.

Why Using Reusable Packaging Can Be the Most Effective Way to Save Time and Money in Your Global Supply Chain

Cerasis

Reusable packaging may be the one most effective way you can manage your costs better. It seems that no matter what industry you are in there is more and more buzz about the advantages of using reusable packaging and rightfully so. Using Reusable Packaging Is The Right Thing to Do.

Proving sustainably-sourced ingredients in health and wellness foods

Provenance

Food brands have always recognised the importance of sourcing the right ingredients. Nowhere is this truer than in health and wellness foods – a category where claims such as ‘free-from’ and ‘natural’ have become part of packaging language and lifestyles.

Is “In-Sourcing” the Answer to Rigid, Enterprise Software?

The Network Effect

Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com. “Packaged Software Just Doesn’t Serve Big Businesses Well… ” But technology hasn’t kept up, and McNamara sees no alternative but for Target to build their own solution. ‘The world of packaged software just doesn’t serve big businesses well,’ [Mike McNamara] says. Source: “Target CIO Adds Custom Apps…” CIO.com.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 2)

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In last week’s blog , I began discussing telltale signs that you have entered the new age of strategic sourcing. Improving costs remains a core competency for any sourcing organization. Packaging. The post Strategic sourcing enters a new age.

Packaging and the Road to a Circular Economy

EcoVadis

Nearly everything we touch has packaging. Think about all the variables in packaging – types of plastic or metal, variations in shapes, inks added for marketing and regulatory labeling, the list goes on.

Sourcing promotional products the right way

Claritum

However, it is important for companies to manage the process of sourcing promotional goods effectively. A lot of time and energy can be spent inefficiently sourcing the goods, which can be bought from a huge variety of suppliers at vastly differing prices and quality. Single source.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. Today, packaging is once again getting a lot of attention, and not just for user-friendliness.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. Today, packaging is once again getting a lot of attention, and not just for user-friendliness.

Package Your Way to Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Logistics Bureau

There are a number of less well-explored possibilities to consider, one of which is the way in which your company packages its materials and products for transportation. Of course packaging is a necessary supply chain expense, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find cheaper options.

Solving the Emerging Market Packaging Puzzle

Supply Chain @ MIT

Packaging shields products from damage and theft, differentiates the brand, and is a source of information for consumers. It also adds cost to the value chain, particularly in fragmented markets where buyers have diverse packaging needs. The Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) has developed two optimization models that help companies find the most cost-effective packaging format for emerging markets.

Locally Sourced and Organic…”*Where You Can!”

NC State SCRC

I had an interesting discussion with an expert in the food industry, and we discussed some of the emerging trends going on in food packaging and local sourcing for food. The food expert I spoke with noted that many of the food packaging companies are beginning to add the term Locally Sourced and Organic. However, many of these same packages show a very, very, small asterisk – with the words “where we can” at the bottom.

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

Transportation and Sustainability Benefits of New Bubble Wrap (Source: Adelante SCM based on info from WSJ article). which highlights how IKEA is designing its packaging with shipping in mind).

Incorporating Supplier CSR Ratings In The Sourcing Process: The Basics

EcoVadis

Now that sustainability has risen to be one of the most highly visible topics for customers and stakeholders, management teams face the challenge of “How do you incorporate CSR ratings in the sourcing process?”. Today we welcome a guest blog post from procurement practitioner.

How Inbound Logistics Networks Can Be a New Source of Savings

Supply Chain @ MIT

In an age where customers are expecting faster deliveries and increased flexibility, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are constantly looking to evolve their supply chains.

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).

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.

Ivalua Launches Procure-to-Pay Quick Deployment Package  

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Redwood City, CA March 19, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced the availability of a quick deployment package for Procure-to-Pay (P2P). The new package allows customers to fully deploy Ivalua’s best-of-breed P2P solution in 8-12 weeks. Unlike competitive offerings, the package offers the full capabilities and extensibility of the Ivalua platform.

This Week in Logistics News (September 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Food & Beverage Industry Global Trade Procurement/Sourcing Retail This Week in News We’ve written a lot about the truck driver shortage here at Logistics Viewpoints and the impact that this could have on the global supply chain moving forward. Often times we forget about, or simply don’t think about, everything and everyone that makes it possible for us to get the goods we desire. The shortage could […].

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Drones will have a breakout year — not in delivering packages to consumers, but in the Yard and Warehouse. One of the biggest opportunities to reduce transportation costs and carbon emissions is to reduce the number of trucks required to ship products by developing smarter packaging and product designs.

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

percent last year, spending on package delivery services jumped 10 percent [to $86.3 Parcel volumes rose 6 percent last year as online retailers flooded delivery networks with small packages destined for individual consumers in their houses, apartments, offices, and dorm rooms.

Surging Package Volume Explains Why Drones Make Sense

Techgistics

Source: Amazon. This may be inaccurate, as order lines would vary from order to order and some orders contain many small items that are packaged in a single box while other orders need to be split across multiple boxes.

How a Supply Chain Success Coach Can Guide You to Breakthrough Performance

CHAINalytics

This is especially true if they manage dynamic, complex, integrated supply chains that require a holistic view–from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer–and span activities across planning, sourcing, manufacturing, delivery and packaging.

I’ll Have Waffles, Eggs, and a Package to Deliver (Roadie Partners with Waffle House)

Talking Logistics

Source: Roadie website. The post I’ll Have Waffles, Eggs, and a Package to Deliver (Roadie Partners with Waffle House) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How This Plastic-Free Town Became Britain's First

Supply Chain Brain

Kavanaugh’s packaging is made not of plastic but corn starch. But, rather than target shopping bags or plastic-lined coffee cups, SAS is attempting to unite whole communities against single-use plastic of all types, including straws, bottles, packaging, takeaway boxes, cotton buds, clingfilm and forks. The little white cloud looks and feels like a polystyrene packing peanut, but, Kavanaugh assures me, “it tastes exactly like a communion wafer.”

Pretty Is as Pretty Does?

Supply Chain Shaman

In fact, unsuspecting consumers would never guess at the issues that the package on the shelf represents for the sustainable supply chain. The package in consumer products is designed to market the product. The package is designed, redesigned and tweaked over and over again throughout the launch process. The package and the process of package development is a major source of corporate waste. While the development of a package sounds simple, it is not.

Summer Barbecue Threat: U.K. Meat Packers and Beer Makers Are Facing a Carbon Dioxide Shortage

Supply Chain Brain

Global Supply Chain Management Consumer Packaged Goods Food & Beverage Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. All Technology Forecasting & Demand Planning SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Retail Supply Chain VisibilityThe British Retail Consortium has written to major retailers informing them that drinks and meat supplies could be affected as at least one U.K. gas supplier has had to ration orders.

Is Indirect Spend Killing Your Bottom Line and Your Strategic Sourcing Efforts?

EC Sourcing Group

For many mid-size companies, indirect spend is killing their bottom line and derailing their efforts to implement strategic sourcing. A well-known retail chain was able to save over $700,000 on packaging costs even though they had used reverse auctions as a cost reduction strategy.

Procurement’s Role in Managing the Tariff War

NC State SCRC

Then think about domestic sources within the NAFTA region of Canada and Mexico, and whether you will be able to shift supply to these locations, even though at face value product prices may be higher. A lot of farmers put in soybeans this spring, knowing that Chinese tariffs would not result in sales, but to simply be able to collect on the package! China Supply Chain Director's Blog Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain From The Field Tariffs Uncategorized

The Network Effect - Untitled Article

The Network Effect

But technology hasn’t kept up, and this is forcing Target to build their own solution: “The in-sourcing and custom development is a painstaking process, but one McNamara says is necessary before the retailer can begin analyzing its supply chain for sales and customer trends and better allocate resources across the enterprise. ‘The world of packaged software just doesn’t serve big businesses well,’ [Mike McNamara] says.

The Growth on Flexible Packaging Market Size in the Present World

Exapro Hub

Source Busy lifestyles, urbanization, and a globalized world have led to packaging of products becoming a necessity of day-to-day life, used to transport all types of materials. However, the flexible packaging market is growing at a far […].

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. 4) Neither carrier nor insurance company will be responsible for the loss and damage happened due to the improper use of packaging. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies.

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Is the FAR getting in the way of Early Supplier Involvement in defense projects?

NC State SCRC

defense firms tend to follow a traditional “white box” sourcing approach, as shown in this figure. Much of the sourcing behavior involved in standard defense industry practices is tied to establishing “price reasonableness” in accordance with FAR 15.403 (FAR, 2005).

This Week in Logistics News (February 21 – 27)

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Inventory Management Just for Fun Labor Logistics Outsourcing Omni-channel logistics Procurement/Sourcing Retail This Week in News The times they are a-changing. This week’s news reflects some major changes, especially in the retail world. The West Coast port work stoppage has come to an end with a formal agreement in place after 9+ months of discussions.