Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off


We conclude our series on supplier quality management (SQM) today with a look at some case studies and examples of benefits derived from the application of a supplier quality management system. Examples and Case Studies from the Implementation of a Supplier Quality Management System.

How to Use ABC Analysis for Inventory Management (and the Added Value of XYZ Analysis)


If you’re wondering what is the best way to manage inventory with hundreds or even thousands of SKUs, you’ve found your answer: ABC analysis (otherwise known as ABC classification ). ABC Classification Calculation Example. XYZ Analysis.

How to Use ABC Analysis for Inventory Management (and the Added Value of XYZ Analysis)


If you’re wondering what is the best way to manage inventory with hundreds or even thousands of SKUs, you’ve found your answer: ABC analysis (otherwise known as ABC classification ). ABC Classification Calculation Example. XYZ Analysis.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud


Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. For example, wearables measuring the number of steps, heart rate and calorie consumption can virtually eliminate on-the-job cardiac events, reports the Inventory & Supply Chain Optimization Blog. Data Analysis Grew Exponentially, Providing More End-to-End Visibility and Continuous Improvement.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Amazon Go and the Future of Sentient Buildings: An Analysis

Supply Chain Brain

Specifically, they are inferring pose for articulated motion analysis in crowded scenarios. For example, the current setup has a dense array of cameras which we assume is probably required to make this all work. When it comes to disruption of business as usual for supply chains, Amazon towers above the rest. They are often spoken about by competitors with a combination of reverence and fear.

Typical Challenges in a Repair & Return Process - Part 2 ( Analysis)

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Analysis & Probable Solution : The conversation which is mentioned in the blog titled "Typical Challenges in a Repair & Return - Part 1" brings out some of the key issues which are pertinent to a repair & return process. Most of the inventory management systems have provisions to have various statuses for on-hand stock.For example RH- To indicate repair hold, Active - To indicate as ready to use, RV - To indicate repair at vendor site etc.

Russian VAT hike to hit domestic car industry

Automotive Logistics

The Russian Centre for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecast has estimated the VAT hike will increase the total tax burden on the automotive industry by 6.6%. Salnikov predicted the hike would give rise to cost-cutting instead, for example in wage rates.

Saving Your Company After a Data Breach

Supply Chain Brain

Should you follow the example of a company like Equifax , which did everything wrong in a wake of a cybersecurity breach and incurred hundreds of millions of dollars in costs, not to mention a stain on its reputation? Global Supply Chain Management Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Companies large and small are susceptible to data breaches.

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How A.I. Will Transform Shipping and Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

Are containership schedules, for example, flexible enough to be tweaked every time an A.I. Business Strategy Alignment SC Analysis & Consulting Global Supply Chain Management All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & Distribution All Technology Supply Chain Visibility SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. is seeping into virtually every industry, and logistics isn’t immune.

Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

Supply Chain Brain

For example, approval by multiple parties to a transportation arrangement is required in order to issue an authorized bill of lading. A pharmaceutical company, for example, is likely to find blockchain to be of high value, as means of complying with strict regulations on maintaining a drug’s chain of provenance. SC Analysis & Consulting Global Trade & Economics All Technology Supply Chain Visibility Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Global Trade Management

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Market Growth Remains Strong, Exceeds Expectations

Logistics Viewpoints

The recent analysis shows that e-commerce continues to exert its influence on WMS market growth. For example, pressures from expedited delivery and the subtle shift in demand from soft goods to hard line items, such as grocery, and particularly prominent. ARC Advisory Group just published an update to its annual warehouse management systems (WMS) market study.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

As an example, China has imposed tariffs on farm products and seafood, as well as autos; and the companies affected can be small food exporters, agricultural supply companies, or auto parts suppliers. SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Global Trade & Economics Global Supply Chain Management All Technology Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt. The U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S.

Disadvantages of Poor Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

Here are three examples of how sub-par supply chain management can harm your business: Mismanaged Implementation – Changing a supply chain management system takes financial investment, time, and human resources. Industry-leading logistics providers focus on continual analysis.

The Cost to Serve Bangkok Customers… And Why it Matters

Logistics Bureau

In fact, the information in this article is just as useful to logistics providers, especially those that have not completed their own CTS analysis. If your company’s distribution network covers any location within Thailand’s borders, a CTS analysis will reveal a lot about how your supply chain is affecting revenue and profit. For example, while working with one of our clients, a consumer products company with 13 warehouses located around Thailand, we conducted a CTA analysis.

Truck Driver Shortage: Myth or Reality?

Talking Logistics

According to the American Trucking Associations, for example, there will be a shortage of 174,000 drivers by 2026 if current trends continue. The persistent issues localized in the [long-distance truckload] segment are not visible in the aggregate data and require a distinct analysis.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Hurricane Maria, which slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, is a prime example of a catastrophe that reverberates through supply chains. Examples include sub-suppliers that perform poorly, financial insolvency, and trade or tariff.

Supply Chain Management:Maintenance Practice- A standard to be.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

hmm.gadgets, graphs, analysis etc. Strategy, an engineering framework, failure mode analysis maybe.phew! For example, preventive maintenance are either time based or meter based and it appears that it has got nothing to do with equipment dynamics in itself. There are heaps of operational data in the raw format and in some cases even well processed data such as vibration analysis, chemical analysis etc. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

Cost To Serve – A Smarter Way to Improved Supply Chain Profitability

Logistics Bureau

Too much leads to resources being monopolised on gathering tons of data and a subsequent risk of “paralysis by analysis” Cost to Serve (CTS) is an approach that helps you avoid both extremes. How will we use the outputs from the analysis? Supply chains are complex entities.

April issue out now – Logistics Manager Magazine

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Cover story:Planning: The G&T challengePlanning and forecasting throws up some major challenges – ensuring the shelves are stocked with both gin and tonic, for example. So how are companies are rising to the challenge of generating and acting on reliable forecasts… Analysis: Time […]. The April 2019 issue of Logistics Manager is out now online as well as for the iPad and Android.

People First AI: The Modern Freight Brokerage


For example, let’s say a broker is helping a shipper move a load, but their carrier says their driver is going to be late. For example, same-day spot-freight matching is currently achieved using carrier sales reps who have to sort and sift through 1000’s of emails, disorganized sticky notes, and online load boards. This is just a simple illustrative example. These data pipelines need technology infrastructure that can: Process the data so you can run analysis on it.

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For Your Supply Chain KPIs to be Meaningful, Apply Some Golden Rules

Logistics Bureau

A prime example of this kind of manipulation (and really, it is manipulation), is when performance issues arise which results in shipments being delayed. . Don’t get me wrong here; off-the-shelf KPIs can serve a useful purpose, for example, when used for external benchmarking exercises.

Industry Trend on the Rise for Supply Chain and Logistics: Automation


Automation will allow for supply chain executives to focus their time on data analysis and forecasting as opposed to managing and overseeing every single process in the supply chain. For example, as per Ryan Duguid of Manufacturing.net , automated technology can continuously fulfill orders.

AI in Inventory Management

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The most talkative example here (of course…) the giant of retail Amazon. This AI field related to this type of problematics is Time Series Analysis , which is also extremely used in the stock market and high-frequency trading.

Product placement in supermarkets – or: „eye level is buy level“

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Doing the research for an Unit Load analysis for products in supermarkets for the logistics course, I came over a really interested, related topic: the product placement in supermarkets. For example, there is baked goods area, bathroom area or a sweets area.

UPU to Make Critical Decision on Global Postal Treaty

Logistics Trends and Insights

Point, Counterpoint is a periodic analysis of conditions and behaviors impacting e-commerce specific distribution solutions, the parcel carriers and everything last-mile. Point-Counterpoint May 1st, 2019.

All About TMS: What is it and Why is it Important?

Carter Logistics

For example: i. For example, a logistics company can benefit from using a TMS by managing shipments going across borders in multiple currencies and by being able to scale business with less labor. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics.

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Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

Infosys Supply Chain Management

They expand into an analysis of revenue-accruing & cost-optimizing functions, and result in the identification of capabilities that the organization aspires to develop or enhance. Let us take an initiative such as Inventory Optimization as an example. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services.

Freight Brokerage Tech: To Build or Buy? That is the Question.


You could develop rate confirmations and integrate with other services to create a custom workflow - for example: Billing tools (e.g., Ultimately, before committing to a new solution, you’ll need to perform a cost/benefit analysis of switching to a custom-built TMS.

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What is Transportation Management Workflow and How Does It Work

Blue Grace Logistics

Transportation Management Workflow may be defined as a supply chain workflow that connects and links the various parties involved along the chain from, for example, the seller’s warehouse to the buyer’s warehouse.

Transform Your Freight Brokerage: How to Retain and Empower Your Carrier Sales Reps


For example, they might be relying on verbal confirmation from a carrier who expressed interest in a specific opportunity. With a proper digital solution, you can minimize fraud risk by automatically checking and verifying carriers licenses, for example.

Supply Chain Management:BIRT Reporting Redefined!!

Infosys Supply Chain Management

The level of analysis performed on the reports demonstrates the maturity of the EAM program and the application within the organization. Failure analysis, Cost and forecast computation etc. are few of the examples of such complex reporting. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions


Below I will outline how a vendor managed inventory model, in conjunction with reverse marketing, value analysis, and collaboration will achieve supply chain cost reductions. Reverse marketing starts first with Value Analysis. What is Value Analysis? Value Analysis.

[INFOGRAPHICS] How Manufacturing Data Will Transform The American Manufacturing Industry


The Rise Of Manufacturing Data Analysis. In order for manufacturing data to be used in the decision-making process, companies must ensure that they are using high-quality data in their analysis. For example, choosing which suppliers are the best , most valuable partners.

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What’s Big Data in Supply Chain & Logistics? Why Should I Be Looking at This Tech Trend?


For example, does location A offer more benefits than location B. In this example, location A is located outside of shopping center with few restaurants. In other words, they have actually used data analysis to realize what does and does not improve profit margins.

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