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.

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.

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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

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.

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

A Software Management Policy is Essential to Improve Purchasing

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

Is Your Product Return Policy Helping or Hurting Your Business?

ADSI

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.

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

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?

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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.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Possibility of a Government Shutdown

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Transportation Policy Government Government ShutdownHow to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Possibility of a Government Shutdown. Most congressional watchers are predicting that the federal government will shut down for at least a short period of time before the end of the year.

February Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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Carriers Market Update Transportation Market Transportation Policy Carrier Market update TransportationThere are many market indicators and government regulations that can affect your business decisions, from truck utilization percentages to new compliance initiatives.

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

Transportfolio

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

7 Things to Know: Sanitary Transportation of Food Final Rule

Transportfolio

Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy FDA Regulation Sanitary Transportation of FoodThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released text for the final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Food as required by the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act.

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

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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?

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Business Over the Road Supply Chain Consulting industry update Transportation Industry Transportation PolicyThe slowing gross domestic product (GDP) growth and a change in growth toward services has adjusted freight markets for both truckload and rail.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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Freight Services Over the Road Supply Chain Consulting Transportation Policy Carrier Capacity Driver Shortage Logistics News Transportation Industry Transportation Market In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

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

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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.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Carriers Freight Services Over the Road Transportation Policy Carrier Capacity Diesel Driver Shortage Transportation Transportation Regulation Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

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 […].

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Freight Services Logistics Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy Carrier Capacity Driver Shortage Market Indicators Transportation Market Market Update: Transportation Industry News.

Moving into 2015 with Reflections on the Top Posts from 2014

Transportfolio

Carriers Freight Services Global Transportation Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy HOS Port Strike Transportation

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

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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

Coercion Rule Underscores Industry Standard

Transportfolio

Carriers Supply Chain Transportation Policy FMCSA NASSTRAC NAST

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.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Freight Services Global Transportation Supply Chain Transportation Policy Carrier Capacity Diesel Pricing Government Update Supply Chain News Transportation News Truckload Market Market Update: Transportation Industry News.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Carriers Freight Services Global Transportation Over the Road Transportation Policy Carrier Capacity Diesel Pricing Driver Shortage Hours of Service Supply Chain In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

Logistics Professionals Are Concerned about Trade Backlash

Material Handling & Logistics

Logistics providers and their customers are concerned that anti-globalization feeling and populist policies in the UK and United States could spread and harm trade in emerging markets that rely heavily on exports.

How Does the HOS Suspension End?

Transportfolio

Carriers Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy Government Regulations Hours of Service Hours of Service Rule Regulations How Does the HOS Suspension End?

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Supply Chain News on Amazon Stock Price and the Fate of Omnichannel Commerce

Supply Chain Digest

SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore with some Provocative Thoughts on Amazon.com and its Free Shipping Policies

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Carriers Over the Road Transportation Policy Carrier Diesel Pricing Driver Shortage Supply Chain Transportation In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

Fast Facts about US Trade: Manufacturing Exports—Where They Come From

Material Handling & Logistics

Mark Muro and Joe Parilla | Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. With President Trump moving to drastically. read more. MH&L Wire Global Supply Chain News

Why Do We Forget to Define Supply Chain Excellence?

Supply Chain Insights

When asked what stage in the end-to-end supply chain process maturity they were in, most people in the course said their companies were good at transactional efficiency, and were currently focused on data sharing, moving to policy development (see Figure 1).

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Carriers Freight Services Global Transportation Over the Road Transportation Policy CARB Diesel Driver Shortage Supply Chain Transportation In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

Contemplating the Roots of Our Industry this Election Day

Transportfolio

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.

Why U.S. Trade with Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

Material Handling & Logistics

Adams Nager, Economic Policy Analyst, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. Losing a job to China is much more damaging for the United States than losing a job to Mexico. read more. Global Supply Chain News

How demand-driven are you? Use this checklist to find out….

The Network Effect

In DDVN however, given that the planning environment is actually part of the real time execution/transaction environment, any forecast error will be reduced over time given that replenishment cycle times and improved inventory policies are also in play. Note, this is part two of series.

January Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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3 Ways To Sell Into China – Which One Is Suitable And Why?

Value Unchained

Global & Responsive Commerce china compliance FTZ policyIn previous posts, we talked about the unique challenges of selling online into China and discussed compliance as one of the challenges.

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