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.

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?

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


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.

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

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


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.

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

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.

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 […].

How Will New Government Policies Impact the Transportation Industry?


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.

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

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.

Energy Efficiency Should Lead Climate Change Policy


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.

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


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.

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.

Is Your Product Return Policy Helping or Hurting Your Business?


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.

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

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.

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 […].

Does Lean Leveling Reduce Shipment Variability?

Supply Chain @ MIT

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The ELD Mandate and Fresh Produce Logistics: What Shippers Need to Know


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NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?


Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States.

New Developments and Potential Added Risks for Chinese Branded Subway Cars in the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters

Chinese branded subway cars in the United States CSR Sifang America Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority subway car replacement supply chain implications of protectionist trade policies in the US Supply chain Matters blogIn October of 2014 we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to a noteworthy milestone development, namely Chinese designed and branded railway cars appearing in a U.S. subway system.

Increased Policy Uncertainty & Maturing Global Value Chains Weakened 2016 Trade Growth

Supply Chain 24/7

Trade developments in 2016 reflected a number of factors including slow global growth and low commodity prices, as well as increased policy uncertainty and maturing global value chains, 2016 is the fifth consecutive year of slow trade growth and the year with the weakest performance in trade since the global financial crisis

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble


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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Contemplating the Roots of Our Industry this Election Day


Agreement on this point is strong, yet details like how to pay for infrastructure and trade policy seem to have no consensus whatsoever. Transportation Policy Election Infrastructure Legislation TransportationContemplating the Roots of Our Industry this Election Day.Transportfolio.

6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions


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.

Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT


Global Transportation Transportation Policy Customs Global Logistics Global TradeUpdates and adjustments to global trade programs have been capturing headlines and creating uncertainty for several months.

Is Walmart’s OTIF Mandate Good News After All?


| By Pieter Bauwens | Principal, Europe | Chainalytics | How the new policy presents an opportunity for more fact-based decisions when interacting with retailers.

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics


Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Transportation Market Transportation Policy Boston Consulting Group Panama Canal Expansion Ports Post-Panamax White PaperWhat will happen when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016?

U.S. West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track


Freight Services Global Trade Resources Global Transportation Over the Road Transportation Policy Ocean Freight Port Congestion Transportation West Coast Ports West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track. Two weeks ago, U.S.

The Customs Reauthorization Bill: What You Need to Know


Global Forwarding Global Transportation Supply Chain Transportation Policy Customs Customs Reauthorization Bill TransportationThe Customs Reauthorization Bill was signed by President Obama today, and you might have questions about its impact.

The New Solar Tariff Promises Big Changes in Clean Energy Manufacturing


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.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News


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