Lean is a buzz word when it comes to the auto supply chain. The automotive supply chain is one of the most complex supply chains out there. Taking some cues from the automotive industry supply chain on how to make the supply chain a lean mean fighting machine can help any industry reduce costs and […]
Have you been hearing the buzz about SKU rationalization and wondered what is that and why is everyone out there talking about it? The “skew” or SKU is an acronym for Stock Keeping Unit. It is a unique code that is found on the product bar coding label that identifies a product. The SKU code […]
Amazon used supply chain and logistics management to build an empire. If anyone would have told you a decade ago that Amazon would become the giant that they are today simply because of the Amazon supply chain strategy and innovation, no one would have believed it. It is especially hard for anyone that knows how […]
It is impossible to take a bite from a Big Mac at any McDonald’s franchise and not be blown away by this giants’ incredible success. McDonald’s supply chain is largely responsible for its amazing success and continued growth. The amount of strategy and planning that goes into McDonald’s logistics must be simply staggering. The McDonald’s […]
Every logistic expert started their career by learning the fundamentals of supply chain models. It is a good place to start because it gives you the basic information that you need to build on. Supply chain management is critical to every business. Understanding the models and their purposes are critical to the success of any […]
The Tesla inventory management system and Tesla’s supply chain strategy has gotten a lot of attention. Some of it good and unfortunately some of it bad. The good comes from the revolutionary vision that Elon Musk has for his company and the possibilities of what a full on vertically integrated supply chain can look like, […]
A supply chain book can reveal information that you simply cannot find anywhere else. The “Supply Chain Management for Dummies” is a great place to start when you are searching for the best supply chain books, but if you are a little more advanced it may not be enough. Becoming proficient at supply chain management […]
Cutting costs is always in the forefront of the conversation when you are talking about supply chain management and rightfully so, your supply chain likely makes up for the largest expense next to labour costs.
Chemical storage tanks, transport and the use of chemicals is taken very seriously in the EU. After several chemical accidents in the 1970’s new rules were initiated to improve the safety of storing chemicals and transporting chemicals.
The acronym ISO standards for International Standards Organization. The International Standards Organization is a federation of organizations that has over 100 member countries that work toward ensuring standardization of everything from shipping containers to the size of credit cards.