3 Tools to Minimize Waste: A Boon to Lean Manufacturing Strategies


Most of the manufacturing industries have already incorporated lean manufacturing strategies to undermine the non-additive materials from their products. The 3 Most Important Tools for Lean Manufacturing Strategies 1.) The strategy does not only work in the foreground but also helps in cutting the cost of production by optimally recognizing the areas of waste produced during the manufacture.

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Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools

Talking Logistics

Adding a Transportation Management System (TMS) with support for all modes and powerful optimization tools can be a great game plan to help shippers continue to gain efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve service to customers.

Dark Kitchens: Deceptive Experience or Genius Strategy?


They are designed solely to fulfill delivery orders with all the tools, ingredients and personnel required to create the same food as in a ‘real’ restaurant. There’s a lot of uncertainty, especially among large restaurant chains, as they plan their future strategy.

The Research Is In : The 32 Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools


Every lean manufacturing consultant offers expertise but few will be an expert with every tool. To ensure you have the very best options for lean manufacturing tools, our team did extensive research which includes websites such as LeanProduction.com.

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How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?


The most common complaint of newer companies using big data analytics capabilities tends to revolve around traditional questions of business strategy. Consider the following elements explains John Richardson of Inbound Logistics, that impact business strategy.

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3 Important Strategies to Improve Your Supply Chain in 2018

Morai Logistics

This post highlights three strategic areas which many companies overlooked in 2017; strategy, security & interaction, and how to best achieve improvements in these areas. On this topic, Jeff Metersky, VP of customer success strategy at LLamasoft, writes: Supply chain professionals should absolutely strive to better understand demand; after all, demand is one of the most important factors impacting your overall supply chain design. Expands Tools and Services.

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain


How important inventory management is to aid in retailers’ goals to effectively execute omnichannel strategies , We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast! Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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


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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PepsiCo, The Problems of a Wrong Distribution Strategy.

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

PepsiCo, The Problems of a Wrong Distribution Strategy. When a company enters a foreign market, the keys to its success is the distribution strategy, the channels it uses, as well as market know-how and customer knowledge and understanding. The case study of PepsiCo, provides evidence of the situation that a company faces when its distribution strategy is not correct.

Case Study: Tooling Up with Storage and Picking System

Logistics Business Magazine

Toolstream is sole distributor of more than 6,000 branded hand tools, power tools, hardware & fixings, to retailers, wholesalers and merchants throughout Europe. The post Case Study: Tooling Up with Storage and Picking System appeared first on Logistics Business® Magazine.

CBP details e-commerce strategy

247 Customs Broker

The post CBP details e-commerce strategy appeared first on 247 Customs Broker. U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

Talking Logistics

UPS weighs strategy to deliver bulky goods to boost growth (Reuters). Last September, for example, Trucker Tools launched its Smart Capacity freight matching platform.

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Show me the money, ASAP!: interview with Richard Piontek

DC Velocity

Richard Piontek and eCapital are using today's tools to get the job done. StrategySpeeding up cash flow is as important today as it was 20 years ago.

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipper / Carrier Experience with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

Previously, Erik was the Director of Strategy at AFN, a Chicago-based truckload brokerage. It sounds like the AI tools help you deliver that experience. download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:04] 01:04] Erik, please tell us about your background?

Perfect Truckload Shipments: What They Are and Why They Matter

CH Robinson Logistics

After all, knowing where you stand can influence your goals, planning, and strategies in the future. Good news folks, now there’s an easy way to estimate how your truckload strategy is performing. Robinson Truckload Performance Rating tool below to get your results.

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How AI Helps Build the Supply Chain that Thinks for Itself

Logistics Bureau

Tools in the AI Toolbox. We can put AI tools into three categories. Tools to make smart decisions. This AI tool is based on data and rules. Tools to act like humans. Tools to think like humans. How close are we to supply chains that can run themselves?

A Recommended Approach to Warehouse Layout and Operational Design

Logistics Bureau

Of course this stage of planning can become pretty complex, and it will often pay to seek advice from equipment suppliers or even engage a consulting firm to help you develop your storage strategy. These tools will help you design different solution-options to compare and evaluate.

Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China

Supply Chain Brain

Alibaba in turn sees an opening in Tencent’s domain, particularly by offering mobile-messaging tools to its vast network of small-business partners. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Consumer Packaged Goods Retail All Logistics All Technology All Warehouse Services Global Logistics

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Management has to feel that this is a tool that it can use to train its employees. At the moment, most factories using the training tool are in China and Bangladesh, although QuizRR is also pursuing contracts in Mauritius and Thailand, the latter in collaboration with 10 Nordic food brands. Business Strategy Alignment Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

A.I. for Compliance: An ‘Artificial’ Answer to a Very Real Problem

Supply Chain Brain

has grown to become an increasingly important tool for compliance officers in the post 9/11 years. Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting HR & Labor Management Global Supply Chain Management Business Strategy Alignment Quality & Metrics All Technology Big Data/IOTBusinesses today are getting caught out for any number of violations relating to regulation, safety, security and immoral behavior. It’s more than any fallible human can manage.

Getting Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry on the Map

Supply Chain Brain

Chief executive officer Leonardo Bonanni was instrumental in designing the latest version of the Higg Index , a tool for allowing brands, retailers and manufacturers to assess their sustainability performance. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Quality & Metrics Sustainability Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

Where Will Companies Find Their Future I.T. Expertise?

Supply Chain Brain

We’re in the midst of a shift in how work gets done within a business,” says Arun Srinivasan, senior vice president of strategy and customer operations with SAP Fieldglass , a provider of vendor-management systems (VMS) software. “We’re Over time, with the shifting of business requirements and the skills needed to support complex information systems, that strategy has become less viable. The need for tech expertise is greater than it has ever been — and growing.

Log-hub as one of the best Warehousing Startups


Big Data and Supply Chain Analytics promise profound competitive advantages, yet only 4% of companies truly master the alchemy of people, tools, data and strategic focus needed.

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

Talking Logistics

Though they’ve always relied on internet load boards, posting services and other tools determine when and where loads are available, today they’re leveraging these technologies to “lie in wait” for opportunities to optimize their margins.

How to Efficiently Ship During the Holiday Season

GoShip Blog

Start setting the strategy in advance, rethinking all the possible drawbacks and difficulties you might face. Take a look back at the prior year or at your competitors’ strategy and make proper adjustments and improvements to your strategy that could help benefit your company.

Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Talking Logistics

Using an enterprise parcel system, companies can leverage advanced tools to provide accurate, real-time cost and delivery windows. Advanced tools – manage carriers, business rules, compliance, and other factors, with the flexibility to change the rules.

How Supply Chains Stay Competitive in a Digital Marketplace

Morai Logistics

However, technology also helps develop advanced tools that enable third party logistic providers (3PL) to gain a competitive edge. On August 9th, 2018, Morai Logistics released an eBook entitled Customer Service: A Long Term Strategy for Future Supply Chains. In addition, technology solutions can help deploy a customer-centric strategy by offering personalized customer experiences.

One Disaster A Week: How Biogen Stabilized its Supply Chain….

Logistics Management

Forming the Customer-Centric Apparel Supply Chain

Apparel Logistics

While some focus on meeting the customer's every request, others step back to focus on strategies that will satisfy the majority of their customers rather than the one squeaky wheel.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

And in reality, it’s extremely difficult to achieve proper carrier alignment, a strong execution strategy, and sufficient internal collaboration without the data a TMS can provide—domestically and globally. In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

For many though, a warehouse management system (WMS)—once the only technological solution necessary for even the biggest operations—is no longer an adequate tool. New Networks, New Tools, New Strategies. 3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Maker Movement & the Products That Have Come Out of It


From 3D printers to laser cutters—makers employ various tools to create their goods. For one thing, simple blogging tools and social media platforms have fundamentally democratized mass media, ending the monopoly once enjoyed by large publishers and broadcasters.

What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

CH Robinson Logistics

Tools like electronic data interchange (EDI), application programming interface (API), and cloud-based systems are the most popular tools trusted by 3PLs. Your supply chain strategy needs to meet unique demands. What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

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Alignment, Synchronization, Communication: Building Successful Relationships in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

When you think about the [various internal functions involved], it boils down to a couple of key things for me,” said Brent Nagy, VP Enterprise Customer Strategy at C.H.

Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line


While e-commerce increases at an average rate of 19 percent, shippers have continued operating with the same tools and resources. That is where developing an alternative pricing strategy comes into play.