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Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business. Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

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Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

Cerasis

Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. Logistics and transportation professionals at third party logistics companies have the necessary expertise to help shippers avoid re-classes and re-weighs when it comes to NMFC codes to help reduce unplanned expenses.

This Week in Logistics News (July 21-25, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Echo Global Logistics Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. May 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Quintiq provides a new reach into industries such as metals, mining, oil & gas, rail, delivery and freight. It seems like the sun is shining bright on the state of logistics.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. By adopting a logistics efficiency management approach, logistics related costs as a percentage of sales drops to 4% to 7% depending on industry sector. Additionally, by employing an outsourced provide of freight accounting services, a company can save 2 percent to 5 percent of their total freight bill by catching inaccurate charges or duplicate payments. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. .

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.” Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Ryder Innovate Forum in Chicago and the Elemica reveal 2014 conference in Frankfurt. DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

So it gives me great pleasure to say, that with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin from Baylor University.”. April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. According to a study conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Retail Federation (NRF), a 10-day stoppage would reduce GDP $2.1 The post This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Announces Technology Partnership with Logistical Labs. Teamsters Continue to Lose Steam at FedEx Freight. As is evident this time of the year, e-commerce continues to transform the retail industry, and many manufacturers are also increasing their e-commerce activities. Will e-commerce also transform the logistics industry? Freightquote’s DNA has more strands of eBay and Amazon in it than those found in a traditional freight broker.

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… JDA Software Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo, and “Plan to Deliver” Tagline. Nulogy & GENCO Announce Production Command Center for Manufacturing & Packaging Suppliers. Port Logistics Group Adds to Omni-channel Capabilities with EventPick. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We conclude our “Most Popular” Blog posts series, where we have been giving you the most viewed blog posts in 2014 from our main content categories. We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management. Freight freight

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency, which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . 2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. Logistics holiday logistics

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Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. As with the logistics category where we featured 15 most popular blog posts vs. the 10 we covered in the top manufacturing blog posts and supply chain blog posts , we write so many transportation blog posts in that category, we are going to feature the 16 most viewed transportation blog posts.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014? Top Supply Chain Blog Posts for 2014. The following are ranked in order to most page views to the 10th most viewed supply chain blog we wrote in 2014 for the Cerasis blog.

Overcoming complex logistics in building better cities

DELMIA Quintiq

We talked about production planning in building better cities , but what about logistics? Whether it is shipping pipes to Egypt for irrigation projects or support trusses to build bridges in Italy, the logistics puzzles of the materials industry are varied and complex. And not all heavy building materials can be transported in trucks, trailers or freight cars. Distance and diverse weather also impact logistics costs and overall profitability. Transport & Logistic

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4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

A major electronics manufacturer calculates the cost of processing an order manually at $38 compared to just $1.35 This in turn enables faster decision-making and improved responsiveness to changing customer and market demands (such as the rise in Just-in-time logistics), and allows businesses to adopt a demand-driven business model rather than a supply-driven one. According to a research study from Forrester, EDI continues to prove its worth as an electronic message data format.

All Signs Point to Mexico Playing a Greater Role in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

It’s one of the most common questions I get these days from third-party logistics providers (3PLs), especially this time of the year as they’re finalizing their strategies for 2015 and beyond. The study highlights the opportunity for 3PLs this way: The growth of logistics services plays a crucial role in rendering Mexico’s businesses cost competitive as compared with similar ventures globally. Mexico mode…Freight moved by pipeline increased 11.4

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., Flexibility, in particular in manufacturing, is an important skill that when implemented well can produce long term efficiencies and robustness to the supply chain.

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3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

By understanding trends over time, shippers or their third party logistics providers can predict and manage delays before they become problems. Equally important is connecting transportation to manufacturing and inventory strategy to drive lean supply chain operations. From designing routes to changing the way a business handles its freight auditing, a transportation management system can be a solution to many transportation problems.

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

Using the 830/862 basically constitutes a push schedule from the supplier into their customer’s manufacturing operation. Using these types of standardized inventory replenishment policies allows customers to reduce supply chain variability, optimize inventory levels and minimize freight expense. Typical measurements include inventory turns, truck utilization, and premium freight reduction. 1965 Ford Mustang Assembly Line in Dearborn.

CPFR or Demand-Driven replenishment for your supply chain? Choose wisely….

The Network Effect

Focusing on a single view of the consumer for all members of the extended supply chain requires an approach that includes retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers to all be connected across a multiparty execution backbone that orchestrates a coordinated response to the end-consumer’s demand signal. Using these types of DDVN based inventory replenishment policies allows customers to reduce supply chain variability, optimize inventory levels, and minimize freight expense.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement. This cross-dock allows our logistical engineering team to help their supply chain control flow, improve delivery timing, reduce transportation and increase stability. Just-in-time delivery – Cross-docking allows for just-in-time delivery of inventory to a customer’s manufacturing facilities without driving up transportation cost by way of postponement.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Manufacturing systems and regulatory compliance are considered to be very complex, coupled with the limited number suppliers due to the high barriers to entry. Moreover, the aircraft manufacturers have to do whatever it takes to win the order long before the commencement of production. There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept. Cost of inbound logistics is not taken into account.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. Manufacturers. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015.

IT Dominates Manufacturing Trends in 2015

BluJay Solutions

When it comes to the manufacturing space, many of the predictions for 2015 are dominated by technology – what else? IT plays a critical role in supply chain management and the productivity of manufacturers, so it’s no surprise that experts say manufacturing will see strides around tech , Cloud, and data efficiency in the coming year. Group, which operates Manufacturing.net , Industrial Distribution , Manufacturing Business Technology and other manufacturing publications.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

The manuscript is due to Wiley on March 1st for an August 2014 publish date. I need it for my conference on September 10th-11th, 2014. He is responsible for manufacturing, procurement, supply chain planning, logistics, quality, social responsibility and final product engineering. I recently interviewed him for my upcoming book, Metrics that Matter, that publishes in August 2014. . “When I ask my team about customer service, I get high-five reviews.

Market Monitor of Turkish domestic logistics market

Supply Chain Movement

The heydays of 2009 to 2011 may be over but Turkey is still a very attractive market for European manufacturers. The oil price fluctuations are heavily impacting logistics costs in Turkey. Our partner DSV created a report ‘Market Monitor, Turkish domestic Freight and Distribution Market’ >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Market Monitor: Turkish domestic Freight and Distribution.

3 Keys to Winning the Manufacturing Talent Battle

Cerasis

The dramatic economic swings have heavily impacted virtually every business sector, especially manufacturing. The recent drastic rebound in our economy, and the manufacturing sector specifically, is undoubtedly a result of many factors including innovations in products, processes , and manufacturing technologies. With a drastically diminished pool of potential manufacturing talent candidates, it makes hiring and retaining quality people for manufacturing roles challenging.

Fostering the Future of Manufacturing & The Explosion of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Cerasis

The future of manufacturing looks bright. New innovations, the rise of the entrepreneurial age, and the internet of everything will drive product development & manufacturing growth. It is rare for a single company to have all the required engineering & manufacturing capabilities under one roof, so many companies have opted to outsource engineering & manufacturing functions to remain competitive. 1 spent in manufacturing generates $1.35 Manufacturin

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So Freight freight blogs