Fourth of July and the Supply Chain 2019

July 3, 2019

As Americans get ready to celebrate the nation’s 243rd Independence Day, the National Retail Federation is making its annual list of projections for spending. Holidays have a big impact on the supply chain, and the Fourth of July is no exception.

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Sound Transit

With more than a million new Puget Sound residents expected by 2040, the need for efficient transportation is only growing. For nearly two decades, we’ve been transforming the way the region moves by planning, building and operating regional transit. Sound Transit trains and buses enable people to travel easily and affordably to work, home, school and play. Our transit services provided nearly 35 million rides in 2015. And we’re expanding.

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The shipping & receiving process

Infographic | December 12, 2019

Within the supply chain process, there is a much smaller piece of the puzzle that is arguably the most critical component in maintaining accurate inventory: The Shipping and Receiving Logistics Process. Inventory is not Initially rec.. and reported accurately during these processes

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TOP ISSUES FACING 3PL'S AND COLD STORAGE WAREHOUSES

Infographic | January 6, 2020

Power consumption: Energy cost have increased 33% over the past decade. Consumption rose from 5.25 c/KWH to over 7.01 c/KWH this accounting for nearly 15 percent of the facilities operating cost. Next to energy, labor costs are the second largest concern for a 3PL warehouse. The demand for skilled labor is at an all time high with manufactures, repack operators and other warehouses and retailers all competing for the same worker.

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Supply Chain Analytics Trends and Success Factors

Infographic | January 20, 2020

In 2019, APQC surveyed supply chain professionals regarding the use of analytics in the supply chain. It conducted a similar survey in 2016. Without stakeholder support, financial resources, and skilled talent for analytics activities, organizations will be unable to make use of the key enablers. This infographic from APQC highlights the three enablers organizations need to achieve and maintain success in analytics.

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Keys to change management in supply management

Infographic | March 9, 2020

Both internal and external factors have accelerated change in supply chains, and as a result, many supply chain organizations are undergoing a digital transformation. 83% of supply chain organizations have technology environments that are evolving to meet customer and business needs. With transformation comes additional employee responsibilities and changes to how they work. Organizations must manage change carefully to ensure it is embraced at all levels.

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INVESTING IN SUPPLY CHAIN PREPAREDNESS

Infographic | March 23, 2020

from complex emergencies to sudden onset responses, recent cooperative studies tri HELP Logistics, Kuehne Logistics University. Action Contre la Faim France, Global Logistics Cluster, If RC, Save the Childern International and INICEF, show just how important preparedness action can be across die humanitarian supply chain.

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Supply chain planning

Infographic | January 27, 2020

Supply chain management software is segmented into planning components and execution components. Planning are activities such as developing demands forecasts, establishing the supplies, planning and scheduling manufacturing operations, and developing key performance metrics to ensure efficient and cost effective operations.

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Spotlight

Sound Transit

With more than a million new Puget Sound residents expected by 2040, the need for efficient transportation is only growing. For nearly two decades, we’ve been transforming the way the region moves by planning, building and operating regional transit. Sound Transit trains and buses enable people to travel easily and affordably to work, home, school and play. Our transit services provided nearly 35 million rides in 2015. And we’re expanding.

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