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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

Energy Efficiency Should Lead Climate Change Policy

Appterra

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

Is Walmart’s OTIF Mandate Good News After All?

CHAINalytics

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

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.

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

Transportfolio

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.

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

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.

February Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

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.

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.

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.

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

Transportfolio

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

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.

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.

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

Transportfolio

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Coercion Rule Underscores Industry Standard

Transportfolio

Carriers Supply Chain Transportation Policy FMCSA NASSTRAC NAST

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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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

ModusLink Corporation

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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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