Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

Cerasis

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. In today's modern society, often, the stop gap in efficient productivity in your warehouse is typically one of two things: bad process & getting caught up in the weeds of tactics. 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings.

Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles Gravity Technology humantouch digital supplychain digitize futureproof flexibility flexible transparency visibility sourcing procurement distribution fulfillment logistics retail manufacturing cost warehouses warehousing carriers lean agile platform data BigData silo silos ecosystem tools speed efficiencyThere’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you!

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Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. What Is Procurement Management?

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Of course, warehouse optimization isn’t something you do just once; it’s an ongoing process, and a complex one at that.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

People are still worried about having efficiencies in their warehouses, making sure they’re laid out properly, and having the right processes. A lot of companies now will have regional hubs with just smaller satellite warehouses in each country.

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Recently I had the pleasure of attending EBG Network’s 8th Annual Source to Pay Summit, which gathered some of the Nordic’s largest organizations and procurement profiles. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement.

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Aggregating your procurement spend for the purpose of delivering greater value is a sound objective. We discussed these in greater detail in our post Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! I have been in the Procurement organization trying to get our arms around spend. This may be the head of Procurement, the CFO, the COO or the CEO. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Is Procurement a True Profession….Yet?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Gerard Chick and I are working on a new book, that is effectively questioning whether procurement, as we know it, is on the right track, and if not, what it will take to get it back on track. There is certainly a lot of work to be done, and this exciting project that we’ve been traveling through will I believe provide some provoking ideas to drive the profession of procurement to new heights.

Predictive analytics in procurement means using whatever data is available

NC State SCRC

Predictive analytics is still relatively new in procurement, but it’s increasingly important, particularly in organizations that have already been through the cycle of spend analytics, supplier leveraging, segmentation, and consolidation. It is often built on a strategic platform that provides data visibility and near real-time availability, as well as advanced data warehouses for collection of relevant third party datasets.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain. To my mind, your challenges depend on where you are in transformational change within your organisation, the scope of your function within Procurement and the nature of the organisation’s supply chain.

4 Ways To Improve Procurement For Increased Customer Satisfaction

Slimstock

Though it’s often overlooked as an element of customer satisfaction, procurement is an essential component for delivering that satisfaction. Procurement involves buying goods and services that keep an organization operating; it ensures warehouses are well-stocked with the proper supplies at all times. Procurement can be responsible for up to 70 percent of a company’s revenue , so small changes in procurement functions can have a major impact on profitability.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. If you are looking for warehouse cost reductions, chances are you are stocking too much inventory. Understand "Hidden Costs" in the Warehouse Cost Reductions Quest.

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Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition

NC State SCRC

In my earlier book with Gerard Chick on “ The Procurement Value Proposition “, we advance the notion that buildoing a business case for investing in people, process, and technology improvement in procurement is key. Many procurement assessments developed by consultants seek to provide an answer to the question “how far along are you relative to your peers in your procurement transformation journey”, and “which processes are lagging compared to your peers?”

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Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Change your thinking on retail procurement. Robinson can offer Managed Procurement Services and assess the entire end to end pipeline of your retail model, looking at each element holistically to see how changes in one piece of the process could lead to changes in another. Robinson’s supply chain and procurement solutions, connect with an expert today.

Pursuing a Career in Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Because there is such a wide spectrum of logistics and supply chain jobs available, it is best to categorise them in the following way: planning, manufacture, sourcing, and delivery. Warehouse Manager. Sourcing. Strategic Sourcing Manager. Procurement Specialist/Manager.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

Ensure that your warehouse operation is safe. Analyze labor reduction for any warehousing operation. There are Labor Management Software systems that can help manage work in the warehouse. Incentive programs for warehousing employees do work. Try warehouse mobility in your four walls. Productivity increases from wearable voice command tools can increase factory warehouse efficiencies up to 30 percent, according to an article in Supply Chain Management Review.

5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block?

AFFLINK

In much the same way, any business seeking success in the procurement management environment should address the fundamentals first. Procurement management accountability builds from having processes and quality controls that meet or surpass customer expectations. Every part of transportation, storage, and services of inbound, outbound, internal, and external movements from the source to the customer corresponds with values that intersect for the customer and the business.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Change your thinking on retail procurement. Robinson can offer Managed Procurement Services and assess the entire end to end pipeline of your retail model, looking at each element holistically to see how changes in one piece of the process could lead to changes in another. Robinson’s supply chain and procurement solutions, connect with an expert today.

Purchase Price Variance (PPV)! A Profit or Loss Opportunity?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! Purchase Price Variance, or PPV, is a common term in the realm of Purchasing/Procurement and Finance. As a result PPV can either become a source of great profitability for your company or the cause of tremendous financial losses.

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Procurement Dashboards – 2020 analytical vision

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Follow our 5 steps for 2020 procurement dashboard vision. Follow our 5 steps for 2020 procurement dashboard vision. Why build procurement dashboards? With the huge amount of business information available and data visualisation tools to use, dashboards have become essential tools for Procurement. Identifying the key information requirements for your procurement dashboards is critical.

Manufacturing Quality Issue Turns into a Huge Success Story for Procurement

EC Sourcing Group

Today I will share a fantastic success story from a strategic sourcing consultant who is friend of mine. Agreed to build a small warehouse next to the producer’s facility to streamline the supply chain. The last point demonstrates the benefit of hiring people that understand procurement and what can be negotiated. Most people in procurement dislike change. If you sell a premium product, manufacturing quality issues can kill your image and your bottom line.

Manage and Share Your Sourcing Data Effortlessly with ASO: Data Warehouse

Jaggaer

You already know that accurate data is vitally important to your procurement team. According to JAGGAER’s 2018 Digital Procurement Report , technologies related to data analysis are the most valued and desired pieces of technology among respondents. One small mistake in examining or presenting data points within your sourcing activity could cost you. Businesses need a strategic approach to managing their sourcing data. Sourcing

Another Fall semester brings a new batch of 50 SCRC company projects…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Improvement of Source to Pay processes. - Warehouse management - SOWs, staging lane design, job kitting implementation. As we go into our 2013 fall semester, the SCRC team is pulling together the list of project summaries from our 15 corporate partners. This is indeed a busy time for everyone as we go into full project planning mode… Prior to the beginning of each semester, we work with a SCRC project liaison from each company to identify field-based student projects.

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Lars Syberg : “Taming Tigers’ supply chain is a real challenge”

Supply Chain Movement

I’ve been setting up a simple S&OP process that involves the expansion, procurement, finance and supply chain departments. I’m directly involved with inbound, outbound and warehousing as well as sourcing, most of which is done in the Far East. I need to reduce lead-time, improve forecasting, sourcing and risk assessment and I need to model all these things into a system. If you’ve not been into a Tiger store yet, it probably won’t be long before you do.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. I worked in Materials Handling, Packaging Engineering, Warehouse Space Planning, Resource Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Systems Management and other areas. Source: [link] ). Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here!

Focusing on Efficiency: Setting Foodservice Up for Success in Changing Market Conditions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While knowing where food is sourced, how it’s transported, and other supply chain questions may not feel like it has much to do with efficiency, you might be surprised. Adding efficiency to your supply chain is a never-ending journey. There’s always an opportunity to improve.

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Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

Should supply chain delays occur, companies can more easily identify the source of bottlenecks and take action to improve processes. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning A variety of other technologies, such as robots and advanced warehouse management systems, leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for data-driven decision-making. Robotics enabled with AI and ML augment the work of humans in warehouses and distribution centers.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

The number and locations of required warehouses, distributors, etc. David Bakke David Bakke is a Logistics Expert at National Air Warehouse. Similarly, warehouse usage would decline, as your need for safety stock would drop to near zero. Warehouse Operations

Effectively Manage Foodservice Supply Chains During Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson experts act as an extension of your team when it comes to contract management, transportation, warehouse services, consolidation, last mile delivery and fresh produce sourcing—allowing you to optimize your entire supply chain holistically.

Procurement Dashboards – 2020 analytical vision

Claritum

5 steps for 2020 procurement dashboard vision. Why build procurement dashboards? Trying to make sense of the information you get from different sources such as excel spreadsheets, ERP systems, accounting software, databases and manual forms. Then you could benefit from building procurement dashboards. With the huge amount of business information available and data visualisation tools to use, dashboards have become essential tools for Procurement.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. These jobs could involve working in a Warehouse, Distribution Centre, Manufacturing operation, or in an Office environment, or all of the above.

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” “I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.” Warehouse Operations

Overcome Foodservice Disruptions: Focus on Technology, Service Networks, and Transportation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Finding the sourcing, shipping, and delivery options you want, especially in times of disruption, starts with providers that can support your supply and demand requirements. Supply Chain Smart Solutions Supply Chain Technology inventory management Managed Procurement Services (MPS

A Journey to the Cloud Enables the Push to a Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

At the time, it was operating across a platform of approximately 125 enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, 30 warehouse-management systems (WMS) and a smattering of transportation-management systems (TMS). All Technology Big Data/IOT Cloud SaaS & On-Demand Systems ERP & Enterprise Systems SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain Visibility Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.