A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chainWhen we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot.

Estonia as an example of technology leader

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For example, the process of set up a new company doesn´t take more than 20 minutes what makes Estonia as one of the most entrepreneurship countries in the world and from where companies as Skype was set up. But can be that example be implemented in larger countries? [link].

Maritime 2050 strategy

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The government has launched a new maritime strategy which outlines short, medium and long-term proposals to better position the UK as g global centre of emerging technology and world leader in the maritime industry for the next 30 years.

3 Things Good, Lean Visuals Have In Common & Mieruka: The Four Different Types of Visuals with Examples

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To find out more information about the examples in this post, please visit Magnatag Visible Systems website. Mieruka : The Four Different Types of Lean Visuals with Examples. Each section will soon provide links to more examples used within Toyota.

Are You Strategic about Data-Driven Logistics Strategy?

Logistics Problem Solving

Logistics strategy has evolved over the past few years. This put a lot of pressure on shippers as the old strategy of yelling louder at their carrier was no longer effective to reduce costs. The trend is now towards being data-driven with the data dictating the strategies. As a result, shippers essentially have gone from subjectively strategic, using strategies based on hunches, to objectively strategic with strategies driven by data.

Coming up with a strategy for transformation

Automotive Logistics

Transformation strategy. To do that CHEP launched its ‘Be a Transformer’ strategy in June 2018 and Gilder says the company has made significant progress. “As We knew we had to change the culture first before we could implement any kind of strategy,” says Gilder. “We

Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

Supply Chain Brain

How, for example, can they distinguish between information that’s relevant to the organization, and that which is useless? SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain ManagementA fair number of companies are leaning toward the latter view. While they might embrace the underlying concept of the IoT, they’re dubious about their ability to manage the resulting flood of data in a meaningful way.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload strategy for your business. The key to a great truckload strategy is aligning capacity communities with attribute segments of your freight portfolio.

4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy

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However, one of the most important aspects of supply chain strategies is often overlooked: the reverse supply chain (also referred to as reverse logistics ). A reverse logistics strategy provides a path for removing the existing equipment to make way for the next era of equipment in the case of end of life products or new upgrdes. In a sense, reverse logistics could be considered the “greenest” part of any business logistics strategy.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

Cerasis

An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. Therefore, an omnichannel retail strategy must become the new standard business model for companies wanting to remain competitive.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Cerasis

A vigorous supplier relationship management (SRM) strategy can assist organizations in maximizing partnership value, minimize risk, and manage costs through the entire supplier relationship lifecycle. In the past we have seen numerous examples of global leaders fail consumer expectations.

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

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Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. As a result, the simplest way of defining a big data strategy must begin with understanding how it will evolve and affect the company. .

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4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy

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When creating a strategy to optimize your shipping network, you must keep in mind that each new warehouse should accomplish 3 goals: Decrease your cost per package Lower the amount of time your customers wait for their packages Optimal redistribution of packages to new and existing warehouses These factors should result in a determination of how many new warehouses you should add, and where. A shipping network strategy must consider shipping profiles for different times of the year.

Look Before You Leap: Avoid Unintended Consequences with Your Logistics Strategy

Logistics Problem Solving

What do you do if your logistics strategy is just not working? While there are ways to reverse course after a faulty strategy is deployed, you must first admit it was faulty. Testing is not only a good idea, it is crucial to developing a logistics strategy. Without testing you are not going to know the full impact of the strategy, positive or negative, until it is deployed. To simulate potential strategies prior to deploying a strategy requires data.

Choosing the Right 3PL to Align with Your Business Strategy

Blue Grace Logistics

For example, a company shipping high-value electronics, will want to check with their 3PL about security protocols.

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Look Before You Leap: Avoid Unintended Consequences with Your Logistics Strategy

Logistics Problem Solving

What do you do if your logistics strategy is just not working? While there are ways to reverse course after a faulty strategy is deployed, you must first admit it was faulty. Testing is not only a good idea, it is crucial to developing a logistics strategy. Without testing you are not going to know the full impact of the strategy, positive or negative, until it is deployed. To simulate potential strategies prior to deploying a strategy requires data.

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Thoughts on Retailers Buying XPO Logistics and What The Right Strategy Should Be

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Build the transportation assets yourself - i.e., Amazon's acquisition of planes and doing "power only" where Amazon owns the trailers, are examples of this. The problem with this strategy is the "crunch" is with the power not with the trailer. For example, the final mile portion of XPO was created by XPO acquiring a company called 3PD.

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

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Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy. Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy. While some vendors might disagree with plans to implement and inbound shipping strategy to reduce your costs, remember that you must look out for your company first. With an inbound logistics strategy, your company could be stuck working with hundreds of carriers and vendors to work through the process.

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

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Fortunately, today’s logistics technology has the power to execute a winning inbound freight strategy and maintain compliance in the following ways. Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors. Your inbound logistics guide may contain proprietary information that relates to your inbound freight strategy and gives your company a competitive advantage.

Lose Your Why, Lose Your Way with Mike Temple

The Logistics of Logistics

Steve Jobs and Apple as an example of a purpose driven organization. 12:41 – Business results correlating with culture and strategy. More examples of purpose driven organizations. 15:36 –A specific example of purpose in the logistics industry. Download the audio file.

Sales Saboteur with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

It’s the idea that you have strategies that have been with you since you were very young, that you use to navigate your life. * The strategies there to help us meet the three basic needs of independence, acceptance, and security by asserting, earning, or avoiding. [06:19]

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Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

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For example, employing pick to light or pick to voice systems may improve labor productivity by reducing throughput times and reducing errors, thereby reducing the labor required to fulfill orders.

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Supply Chain Management:Instance Consolidation Strategy

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« Key Asset Management trends in Oil & Gas Industry | Main | Knitting Agile with Asset Maintenance - a perspective on Agile Asset Maintenance » Instance Consolidation Strategy. Instance Consolidation Strategy. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs.

6 Supply Chain Trends from 2017 and their Ongoing Progress

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For more complex tasks, such as digging deep into a stack of crates to find a slow-moving SKU, a number of the robots can work together to quickly locate and retrieve the item, much as ants, for example, will work together to drag a dead insect to the nest.

Supply Chain Management:Dynamic Pricing : Is it really worthy

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For example, a hotel might charge couple of hundred rupees more if the booking is for a weekend. For example, in case of the mobile handset industry its very common to increase the price of a new version of a product if the previous version has recorded high sales. Instance Consolidation Strategy. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods.

Choosing forces in a crisis – logistics and the art of strategic decision making

Logistics in War

The impact of logistics on strategic decision making is much less discussed, as is the way logistics factors ultimately shape the choice of forces and strategy for a possible conflict. I will go so far, as I have done so before at Logistics in War, to argue logistics leads strategy in these instances. The reality is that the impact of logistics on strategy and preparedness is easily found. Decisions on strategy and force commitment depend upon it. By David Beaumont.

How A.I. Will Transform Shipping and Logistics

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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.

A Recommended Approach to Warehouse Layout and Operational Design

Logistics Bureau

For example, your company’s objective might be to achieve maximum operational productivity, to improve customer service, or perhaps to minimise capital expenditure. For example, is an SKU typically ordered by the pallet, carton, split carton, or individual unit?

How AI Helps Build the Supply Chain that Thinks for Itself

Logistics Bureau

The following are examples. A key example is the expert system. Image processing is an example. This frees up their human counterparts for work that AI cannot do, such as creating a new supply chain strategy. One example is supplier performance evaluation.

A&D’s Ambitious Three-Year Timetable for Deploying Blockchain

Supply Chain Brain

Schmidt cites the example of an electronics supplier that was participating in a classified government procurement program. For example, designers can create a 3-D model that shows every element of an aircraft engine, allowing manufacturers to make any necessary adjustments while delivering an authorized and comprehensive bill of materials. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

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. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

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

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Golden Rule #1: Meaningful KPIs Require a Meaningful Strategy. I’ve written many posts on this blog about the importance of having a supply chain strategy that’s aligned with the overall business plan, and why it is a mistake to have misaligned strategies.

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

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I was aware of the fact that supermarkets do place their products with a certain strategy, but I never thought how detailed these marketing strategies are and which factors they include. For example, there is baked goods area, bathroom area or a sweets area.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? For example, regular regional deliveries may work for small carriers, but large carriers may be required for longer distances and steady lanes.

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

For Management: a balancing strategy, etc…. It is about keeping all (well most) of the stakeholders of the supply chain content and taking into consideration the supply chain strategy of the organization. Example A: Fashion Retailer – Business Strategy is short life cycle products.