Develop a Stocking Policy

Demand Solutions

And that leads me to the point of this article: your company needs a clearly defined stocking policy that guides decisions like these. If you’re serious about reducing inventory, you need a stocking policy that you can put down on paper and refer to throughout the year.

Return Merchandise Authorization: What is RMA and Common RMA Policy Attributes

Cerasis

Furthermore, many RMA policies may have subtle differences with these common interests. Let’s take a look into how RMAs function and some common examples of RMA policy. Common Examples of RMA Policy. Policy for customer service.

How Will Walmart’s New OTIF Policy Affect the Supply Chain’s Transportation Component?

CHAINalytics

For the transportation component, … The post How Will Walmart’s New OTIF Policy Affect the Supply Chain’s Transportation Component?

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

Today I want to explore how automobile suppliers are improving their operations via inventory replenishment policies. Effective inventory replenishment policies in use today include the 830/862 converted to a delivery release, KanBan, Min/Max, and Sequencing.

Are you ready for the fallout? How proposed US trade policy changes will impact your end-to-end supply chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Love them or hate them, it’s hard to escape the proposed sweeping changes to America’s trade policy put forth by US President Donald Trump. But what impact will his trade policy changes have on your end-to-end supply chain?

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

Elementum

The Trump Administration’s trade policies have already incited backlash and retaliatory measures by other nations, and forced several key industries to reassess their global supply chain strategies. policy china trade international trade USUS manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management, factory owners are increasingly concerned about how new trade restrictions levied by the Trump Administration will affect them.

Finding the Right Solution for New Tax and e-Invoicing Policies in Colombia

Descartes

Another country within Latin America mandates new tax and electronic invoicing policies. The post Finding the Right Solution for New Tax and e-Invoicing Policies in Colombia appeared first on Appterra Collaborative Commerce.

New eBook: Trade Policy Trends - Succeeding in an Environment of Change

Descartes

Trade policy is on the move. In this environment of change, it can be challenging to pinpoint trends and assess how trade policy shifts might impact business and products at the Harmonized System (HS) level

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Trump's Policies Could Jump-start the Economy

Material Handling & Logistics

The level of uncertainty has risen, but the risks of recession remain low. read more. Global Supply Chain News Trump and the Supply Chain

2018 Prediction Deep Dive: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Landscape for U.S. and Global Manufacturers

Supply Chain Matters

In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Six: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Tactical and Strategic Landscape for U.S. Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December.

How Will New Government Policies Impact the Transportation Industry?

Cerasis

Changes to regulations or policy that may impact the transportation industry take time to flush out from each newly elected official or congressional session to the next. However, the new administration’s actions to date have not yet brought the relief that so many have wished for but the transportation industry is looking forward to any new government policies that may impact the industry for the better.

Sports Jerseys and Lifetime Returns Policy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

From an operations lens, this retailing policy brings up a few interesting questions: With JA, the risk of owning a jersey is reduced, so how much more can the jersey manufacturer charge for jerseys? Bobby S. Nyotta and Christopher S.

Sports Jerseys and Lifetime Returns Policy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

From an operations lens, this retailing policy brings up a few interesting questions: With JA, the risk of owning a jersey is reduced, so how much more can the jersey manufacturer charge for jerseys? Bobby S. Nyotta and Christopher S.

Adapting the Supply Chain to Protectionist Policies

Material Handling & Logistics

If a U.S. border tax was enacted some retailers that are big importers could see their net profits plummet by almost 80%, while exporters of manufactured goods could see their net profits soar by 50% or more. read more. Global Supply Chain News

What Effects Could Trump Policies Have on International Shipping

3PL Insights

It’s important to be prepared for the effect of Trump policies on international shipping and logistics. The post What Effects Could Trump Policies Have on International Shipping appeared first on Evans Distribution.

Overt Signs of Trump’s Agenda for Confrontation on Global Sourcing and Trade Policy

Supply Chain Matters

What is fast becoming a new norm for business risk is that of a direct public attack via a Twitter “tweet” from U.S. President Elect Donald Trump. Before formally taking office on January 20th, Mr. Trump has already attacked corporations such as United Technologies for presumably outsourcing U.S. jobs to Mexico. Other public confrontations have […].

Energy Efficiency Should Lead Climate Change Policy

Descartes

Current energy programs and policies provide significant energy savings at a lower cost than businesses pay for electricity. The post Energy Efficiency Should Lead Climate Change Policy appeared first on Appterra Collaborative Commerce.

Trump’s China Policy Threatens U.S. Exports and Supply Networks

Material Handling & Logistics

Bloomberg. The nightmare scenario would be a Chinese economic embargo of Taiwan that would reverberate around global supply chains. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Walmart’s OTIF Policy Will Continually Impact Forecast and Planning Strategies

CHAINalytics

Previously under the Must Arrive By Date (MABD) guidelines, suppliers of fast-turning products, as well as perishable … The post Walmart’s OTIF Policy Will Continually Impact Forecast and Planning Strategies appeared first on Chainalytics.

Detention Policies Need to Change in 2018

DAT Solutions

I am so hoping that 2018 will be the year when detention policies and practices change. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

A Software Management Policy is Essential to Improve Purchasing

ModusLink Corporation

The post A Software Management Policy is Essential to Improve Purchasing appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

Best Practices for Enforcing Policies with Contractors

Supply Chain 24/7

To reduce incidents and keep production and workflow moving as planned, it’s critical for your contractors and suppliers to understand all policies and follow them exactly as required

Best Practices for Enforcing Policies with Contractors

Supply Chain 24/7

Without policy enforcement organizations that hire and employ contractors and suppliers run the risk of increased injuries, production failures, penalties for noncompliance, and even lawsuits resulting from employee injury

Companies Still Paying a High Price for Flawed Inventory Policies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Optimizing inventory management policies can achieve dramatic reductions in operational costs, yet many companies leave substantial savings on the table because they fail to develop the most efficient management policy for their business.

U.S. Against the World: Everything You Need to Know About Trump's Controversial Trade Policies

Elementum

Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, and the Information Technology Industry Council, oppose the policy. Despite the global reach of the controversial policy, China has been a particular focal point in the “trade wars”. It’s possible this was a response to the reveal last year that Chinese companies were leveraging China’s industrial IP policies to acquire technology from American firms.

Is Your Product Return Policy Helping or Hurting Your Business?

Logistyx

If Your Returns Policy Hasn’t Been Revamped in a While, It Probably Should Be ~ As e-commerce sales grow, it’s no surprise that the issue of customer returns is a hot topic.

Creating Detailed Customer Order Allocation Data for Yearly Volume Contracts

Arkieva

Inventory Management inventory allocation inventory allocation policy inventory planning tools material planningA guide on how to improve material planning using a more detailed volume allocation of customer orders. It is common a common business practice to write up yearly contracts for the volume. Very often, this is done to extend volume discounts to the customer. That is obviously a benefit to the customer.

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Supply Chain News on PPG Executive on Policies to Help US Manufacturing to Succeed

Supply Chain Digest

High US Corporate Tax Rates are an Issue, Bryan Iams Says, but Trade Ageements, Immigration Reform and More Also Need

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

China has emphasized that it sees the initiative as an important pushback against US policies favoring protectionism and isolation (for example, the Trump Administration’s 30% tariff on solar panel imports , enacted last January). policy china trade international tradeChina is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

Supply Chain @ MIT

If Colombia is to realize its vast economic potential, the country must improve the efficiency of its freight transportation systems. But the national and regional government agencies responsible for infrastructure planning and construction lack the knowledge required to achieve the required improvements. The Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) is part of an effort […].

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

Transportfolio

USTR negotiates directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, resolves disputes, and participates in global trade policy organizations. Get up to speed on these commonly-used acronyms, or contact one of our Trusted Advisor® trade policy and customs compliance experts.

Up for Discussion: A First Glance at Congress’s Next Infrastructure Bill

Transportfolio

Many of these related transportation policy issues (like lowering the driving age) will likely have to wait until they can be attached to a broad infrastructure bill in 2020. Market Update Transportation Market Transportation Policy Congress Diesel Tax Gas Tax infrastructure bill

Does Lean Leveling Reduce Shipment Variability?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Strategy innovative order policy lean in inventory management managing order volatility MIT Supply Chain Management master's program SCM thesis

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6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions

Transportfolio

Global Transportation Transportation Policy government regulation Policy TPP trade agreement Trans-pacific PartnershipYou’ve probably heard about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in the last two weeks in some form or another.

The New Solar Tariff Promises Big Changes in Clean Energy Manufacturing

Elementum

sustainability solar energy policyLast month, Donald Trump followed up on his campaign promise of protecting American businesses by imposing a 30 percent tariff on foreign solar panels and cells, beginning next year. The so-called “safeguard tariffs” will decline each year by 5 percent before expiring in 2023.The move comes in response to a petition last year from solar panel manufacturers Suniva and SolarWorld.