CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

On the outbound side the system automatically creates fully cubed mixed vendor and retailer owned goods to be shipped direct to store. My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! As with every year, there are opportunities to learn new things and meet new people. Here’s a link to my recent tweetstream for shoutouts to some of the great people I met this year!

Who said supply chains are boring?: Container Shipping's Post-9/11.

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, September 12, 2011. Container Shippings Post-9/11 Security Overhaul. 9/11 forced a new security regime on seaports and ocean-going container ships. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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VMI Today

Logility

The replenishment relationship historically worked off of the buyer’s min/max thresholds to determine how much product to produce and ship. With this increased visibility, Berry Plastics is able to replenish inventory based on daily stocking levels and ship at its discretion. For this initiative, Berry Plastics was recently recognized as a 2011 Progressive Manufacturer by Managing Automation. I can remember the industry abuzz about VMI 10 years ago.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: What are you saying HSBC?

Supply Chains Rock

Friday, November 04, 2011. Cargo ships and cargo planes carrying electronics, paper goods and food all use the same ports, trucks and planes. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

Three Steps to a Better Supply Chain

Logility

plus shipping and handling. Yes, a better supply chain is just three steps away. And, no, I am not going to try to sell you a companion book for $29.95 It is no secret there is increasing pressure from customers, competitors, internal management, and others to create additional efficiency throughout the supply chain. After speaking with end-users from several industries and geographies, we uncovered three best practices for a more productive and cost effective supply chain.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Echo’s web-based technology platform compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 24,000 transportation providers to serve its clients’ shipping and freight management needs.

Who said supply chains are boring?: A Peek at Leica Camera Lens.

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, July 11, 2011. Im curious to see the next step, logistics, to see how they ship these beauties. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Fulfillment Outsourcing Can.

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Veteran retailers understand that outstanding order fulfillment services involve much more than simply wrapping up a product and shipping it. Use that shipping container and its contents to further emphasize your specific brand and your companys winning biography. Whether you employ in-house order shipping or choose fulfillment outsourcing, use this function as a valuable marketing tool. Who said supply chains are boring?

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ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

Since 2009, when ScottsMiracle-Gro began implementing its new distribution model, the Company has reduced the number of miles traveled to ship products to home center customers by approximately one-third. ScottsMiracle-Gro is consolidating the warehousing and distribution of its bagged products that are shipped to home center stores. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.

Supply Chain Management:The Real Headline for the 2011 Holiday.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

» The Real Headline for the 2011 Holiday Buying Season- Need for Balancing Retailer Online and Fulfillment Process Investments. In late November Supply Chain Matters penned a guest commentary on the Infosys Supply Chain Management blog that outlined our belief that retailers should anticipate different supply chain fulfillment capabilities for the upcoming 2011 holiday buying season. Posted by Bob Ferrari on December 30, 2011 6:54 AM | Permalink. December 2011.

Safeguarding Your Supply Chain Against Rising Fuel Prices

Inbound Logistics

Shippers can protect their supply chains against rising fuel costs by optimizing distribution networks, creating a flexible infrastructure, and managing shipping practices

Safeguarding Your Supply Chain Against Rising Fuel Prices

Inbound Logistics

Shippers can protect their supply chains against rising fuel costs by optimizing distribution networks, creating a flexible infrastructure, and managing shipping practices

Supply Chain Management:Retailer Multi-Channel Operations.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

» Retailer Multi-Channel Operations Capabilities Get an Early Test in the 2011 Holiday Buying Season. Today is Cyber Monday and we provide our first update to our previous commentary on how retailer multi-channel operations (MCO) capabilities will be challenged in the current 2011 holiday buying season. Online retailers on the other hand, will lure customers with a more pleasing web experience, the convenience of free shipping, inventory availability and lowest price.

Supply Chain Management:Fraud vs Customer Centricity - III

Infosys Supply Chain Management

One is to make sure that the retailer has the Order covered in terms of ring-fenced credit (in other words, a valid authorisation) before the order is shipped and the second is to make sure that the payment is processed as soon as possible once the order is shipped. Posted by Prasad Acharya on December 8, 2011 12:07 PM | Permalink. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011. June 2011.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

The Advantages of Dynamic Storage in Distribution

Supply Chain Network

We spoke about the disadvantages of shipping air in cube utilization for pallets, so you probably know that storing air isn’t such a great plan either. Ever walk through a distribution center and look down a line of rack? What do you see? Lots of steel, lots of product on trays or pallets, and lots of…air. But so what? It’s just a little empty space, right? Then you come across a pallet with two cases on it. One where there should be 30. Then it matters a little more.

Kuehne + Nagel names William Rooney Vice President Seafreight Transpacific

Supply Chain Network

Most recently, he served as President of Hanjin Shipping America, responsible for North and South America. Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics companies, has named William F. Rooney Vice President, Seafreight Transpacific. In line with Kuehne + Nagel’s Transpacific “Go for Growth” initiative, William Rooney will lead all of the company’s Transpacific market efforts in the U.S.

How to Ship in Alaska

Inbound Logistics

The variety of cargoes that fly in and out of Alaska—ranging from time-sensitive medical supplies and oil field equipment to perishable seafood—means companies must identify specific shipment needs and align them with asset and service requirements

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The same concept applies to e-commerce shipping practices.

How to Ship in Alaska

Inbound Logistics

The variety of cargoes that fly in and out of Alaska—ranging from time-sensitive medical supplies and oil field equipment to perishable seafood—means companies must identify specific shipment needs and align them with asset and service requirements

How to Manage Peak Season Variability

Inbound Logistics

Unpredictable consumer habits, the economic downturn, and limited ocean carrier capacity have transformed the traditional peak shipping season. Now shippers are preparing for a new reality: peak season variability

Super Ships: The Biggest Ships in the World (Part 2)

The Network Effect

This part 2 of our look at the largest ships in the world. You can read Super Ships Part 1 here on the Emma Maersk container ship. Super Ships Gain Weight In 2011, the Triple-E Class Maersk ships, coming in at 400 meters in length (1,312 ft) and capable of carrying 18,000 20ft containers, nudged […]. The post Super Ships: The Biggest Ships in the World (Part 2) appeared first on The Network Effect.

Maneuvering Freight Through Challenging International Areas

Inbound Logistics

If your business plans include shipping to areas where civil unrest or natural disasters have occurred, be flexible and make strong connections, advises Larry Wenrich, Pilot Freight Services

How to Manage Peak Season Variability

Inbound Logistics

Unpredictable consumer habits, the economic downturn, and limited ocean carrier capacity have transformed the traditional peak shipping season. Now shippers are preparing for a new reality: peak season variability

Maneuvering Freight Through Challenging International Areas

Inbound Logistics

If your business plans include shipping to areas where civil unrest or natural disasters have occurred, be flexible and make strong connections, advises Larry Wenrich, Pilot Freight Services

Scheduling 'Order Release Process' Intelligently - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Fulfillment Options - Recent Trends | Main | The Real Headline for the 2011 Holiday Buying Season- Need for Balancing Retailer Online and Fulfillment Process Investments » Scheduling Order Release Process Intelligently. They are order sourcing, order scheduling, order release and finally order shipping & delivery. Order sourcing process finds the optimal node from which order can be sourced; whereas scheduling determines when the order can be shipped or delivered.

Layaway and Buy Now Pay Later Payment Options! - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Retailer Multi-Channel Operations Capabilities Get an Early Test in the 2011 Holiday Buying Season | Main | Fraud vs Customer Centricity - III » Layaway and Buy Now Pay Later Payment Options! Once the item is paid for completely, the item is shipped to the customer or picked up at store. Posted by Amit Ambekar on November 29, 2011 11:28 AM | Permalink. Posted by: Narasimha Rao | December 6, 2011 6:01 AM. December 2011. November 2011.

Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Demand Planning in CPG industry - Practising the Best Practices | Main | Retailer Multi-Channel Operations Capabilities Get an Early Test in the 2011 Holiday Buying Season » Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment. The retailer may be using different methods to fulfill orders like, drop ship fulfillment, delivery and installation and home delivery using 3rd party carriers. Posted by Pankaj Sudhakar Patil on November 29, 2011 3:33 AM | Permalink. May 2011.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

How Shipping Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation

Freightos

These two graphs explain why Maersk is splitting its shipping business, which is reeling from overcapacity; from it’s energy business, which is reeling from low oil prices: As Tolstoy observed, “each unhappy family is unhappy it its own way.” Maersk’s aggressive vessel purchasing behavior over several years has helped drive the current capacity glut in container shipping. Twenty such ships were ordered.

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

The other big opportunity, which despite all the talk over the years remains on the table, is reducing the number of trucks required to ship products by eliminating empty miles and backhauls, developing smarter packaging, optimizing trailer loading, collaborative shipping, and other approaches. Why aren’t more shippers engaged in collaborative shipping? Last Friday, the U.S.

My Nightmare Shipment

The Logistics of Logistics

As the general manager of a logistics company, I run across shipping problems every day. Marty didn’t have a lot of shipping yet, but if everything went right, he was going to do lots of shipping. We didn’t do any shipping for him at first, but I kept in touch hoping to eventually get a sale. I’ve learned that Murphy’s law is a constant threat when you get a new shipping client. From my shipping nightmare, I learned the following lessons. Ship Happens.

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Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management. For example, having an accurate assessment of inventory is a given, but it is also critical to understand how restrictions on imports from China and affected countries will impact current inventory and regular shipping cadence.

Improve SMB Shipping Efficiency by Partnering with One 3PL

Freight Center

SMB’s can optimize their shipping and become more efficient by choosing one 3PL (Third-Party Logistics) partner and sticking with them. The more you ship with your 3PL partner, the more of a volume discount you will earn. Unless you have a freight shipping expert on staff, working with one 3PL partner provides valuable expertise, efficiencies and savings. SMB shipping efficiency and delivering unique solutions to meet your needs is a priority for them.

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Improve SMB Shipping Efficiency by Partnering with One 3PL

Freight Center

SMB’s can optimize their shipping and become more efficient by choosing one 3PL (Third-Party Logistics) partner and sticking with them. The more you ship with your 3PL partner, the more of a volume discount you will earn. Unless you have a freight shipping expert on staff, working with one 3PL partner provides valuable expertise, efficiencies and savings. SMB shipping efficiency and delivering unique solutions to meet your needs is a priority for them.

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