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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. 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. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

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.

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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. We will feature over the next 7 business days each category’s top 10 most viewed posts over the course of 2014. These will only contain posts written in 2014. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2014, and over 200,000 page views on those posts alone.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Interview for Metrics That Matter. My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. 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. How do you define the metrics that matter?

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Align plant/logistics goals, and agree on joint efforts for improvement of holistic business performance. Continue minimizing total delivered costs (production, inventory, freight). Future metrics would now include: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Read – Supply Chain Management Case Study: Healthcare Logistics.

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

Cerasis

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

In order to compensate a long waiting time, Adidas uses air freight or courier service. Cisco Systems would like to be the brand of customer choice so they implement a very comprehensive supply chain risk management program by applying basic risk mitigation strategies, establishing appropriate metrics, monitoring potential supply chain disruptions on 24/7 basis and activate an incident management team when the level of disruption is significant.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. Therefore, it is paramount for you as a logistics and supply chain professional to have a keen sense of how to properly evaluate a supplier. The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM.

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

Logistics on the move. The logistics role is changing according to John Wiehoff, CEO of C. The logistics business has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Robinson (CHR), the world’s largest provider of truckload transportation services, visited MIT CTL recently to give his view of the changing face of logistics. While reliable service and low prices are still important, these metrics have become prerequisites for commercial success.

Logistics Outsourcing

LeanCor

Strategic Freight Bids: A Benefit of Logistics Outsourcing. For shippers, freight bids are typically the first and most effective tool used to identify savings opportunities in transportation spend. Whether it’s picking up the phone and calling ten different carriers or managing a robust RFQ process, more and more shippers are reaping the benefits of logistics outsourcing to optimize this process. Future metrics will now focus on: 1) Total Transportation Savings.

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. Layers of Logistics Explained.

My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

I have always loved this quote because it captures the do or die nature of logistics with a funny, but morbid twist. While managers are no longer killing logistics guys, there is still a lot of pressure on the logistics function. The same rules apply to truck shortages, customs laws, mishandled freight, holidays, damage, you name it, and logistics is responsible. Also begin using metrics or key performance indicators to measure the most important areas.

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place. We will then finalize the series on logistics key performance indicator success management with practical techniques to carry through the academic subjects we've covered thus far. .

My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

I have always loved this quote because it captures the do or die nature of logistics with a funny, but morbid twist. While managers are no longer killing logistics guys, there is still a lot of pressure on the logistics function. The same rules apply to truck shortages, customs laws, mishandled freight, holidays, damage, you name it, and logistics is responsible. Also begin using metrics or key performance indicators to measure the most important areas.

My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

I have always loved this quote because it captures the do or die nature of logistics with a funny, but morbid twist. While managers are no longer killing logistics guys, there is still a lot of pressure on the logistics function. The same rules apply to truck shortages, customs laws, mishandled freight, holidays, damage, you name it, and logistics is responsible. Also begin using metrics or key performance indicators to measure the most important areas.

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Non-asset based 3PLs use the assets from other logistics companies. Asset light 3PLs own physical assets and also partner with other logistics companies similar to non-asset based companies. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. Look for a 3PL that beats the logistics industry average. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Non-asset based 3PLs use the assets from other logistics companies. Asset light 3PLs own physical assets and also partner with other logistics companies similar to non-asset based companies. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. Look for a 3PL that beats the logistics industry average. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

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The 5 Most Popular Logistics Blog Posts for 2015….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 Blog Posts from the Logistics Category. >>> Read More & View the Metrics.

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for news, but here’s what caught my attention: Descartes Reports Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Results. The company has achieved 34 consecutive quarters of profitability, and it has more than 146,000 parties connected to its Logistics Technology Platform exchanging more than 4.5 Note: Descartes and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors.

Logistics Services Providers Make Progress against Green Targets

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement from Maersk Line the world's largest container shipping company, that it has reached its 2020 target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% from its benchmark 2007 levels a whole 7 years early, and is increasing the 2020 target to 40%, provides clear evidence that logistics services providers (LSPs) are increasingly taking green issues seriously. Subscribe to our Logistics Newsletter to receive regular industry updates.

5 Ways Manufacturing Companies Can Find the Deeper Secrets Behind the Numbers & Data That Don’t Lie

Cerasis

You are captivated by the metrics and the proof that the numbers support the ideas presented, and like most statistics, the numbers at face value don’t lie. These anecdotes create a broader ‘feeling’ which may well serve as a more effective gauge than any metrics ever can, of the shifts taking place in any particular operation.

9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL

Cerasis

This is the first post in an ongoing series on effective KPI management from third party logistics consultant, Chuck Intrieri, of The Lean Supply Chain. . A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a logistics service provider and a customer that specifies, usually in measurable terms, what services the logistics service provider will furnish. Many logistics service providers will provide their customers with an SLA. All KPIS have metrics to measure.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

above December 2014. Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% E-Commerce: E-Commerce revenue was up 16% in November 2015 compared to November 2014. Mobile shopping (phones and tablets) accounted for 30% of online shopping, up from 25% in November 2014. over the same period in 2014. Freight Rail: Traffic Originations of carloads in December 2015 totaled 1,219,443, a decrease of 15.6% from December 2014. AIR FREIGHT: .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

above December 2014. Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% E-Commerce: E-Commerce revenue was up 16% in November 2015 compared to November 2014. Mobile shopping (phones and tablets) accounted for 30% of online shopping, up from 25% in November 2014. over the same period in 2014. Freight Rail: Traffic Originations of carloads in December 2015 totaled 1,219,443, a decrease of 15.6% from December 2014. AIR FREIGHT: .

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

A thorough analysis provided by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals , (CSCMP) in its “ State of Logistics ” report, indicates that by 2017, shippers in the U.S. The 2014 winter weather triggered a trucking capacity problem. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase. However, based on Perry’s estimates, by 2016 that rate is likely to escalate to the 2014 rate.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

Cerasis

There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain. These metrics should be reviewed frequently to ensure supply chain success. To drive further value, look for technology providers in the logistics and supply chain space who can integrate these systems together. Negotiate the fuel surcharge (FSC) and optimize your freight via their TMS system. At times, 8-10% of freight bills you receive are incorrect.

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Global Logistics Is No Longer Human Scale

Haven

With nearly ten trillion metric tons transported by sea in 2014, the global shipping industry is more than massive—it’s gargantuan. Every day, thousands of logistics firms utilize dozens of ocean carriers loading and unloading cargo in myriad ports for clients around the world. The vast array of potential providers – freight forwarders, carriers, customs brokers, trucking companies to get from the producer to the final destination – results in a complicated picture.

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Global Logistics Is No Longer Human Scale

Haven

With nearly ten trillion metric tons transported by sea in 2014, the global shipping industry is more than massive—it’s gargantuan. Every day, thousands of logistics firms utilize dozens of ocean carriers loading and unloading cargo in myriad ports for clients around the world. The vast array of potential providers – freight forwarders, carriers, customs brokers, trucking companies to get from the producer to the final destination – results in a complicated picture.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 22-26, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The Supply Chain and Logistics Hall of Fame. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: MercuryGate Launches ezVision. Cloud Logistics’ Second Zero Downtime Release of 2017 Marks Continued Rapid Pace of Innovation. Honeywell’s Connected Freight Technology Monitors High-Value And Perishable Goods In Transit, Helping Prevent Damage, Loss And Theft.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. In 2014, a Supply Chain Council survey found that managing global supply chain complexity was among the top 5 major issues. Most companies do not actually manage or monitor their freight providers for quality of information or freight contract compliance.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. In 2014, a Supply Chain Council survey found that managing global supply chain complexity was among the top 5 major issues. Most companies do not actually manage or monitor their freight providers for quality of information or freight contract compliance.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Whether employed by the manufacturer or a third-party logistics providers (3PL) such as DHL or Kuehne + Nagel, a TMS can decrease transportation costs, enhance performance and upsurge customer satisfaction. Strategic Freight Management: Arrange bids by carriers for long-standing contracts based on Risk, Capacity and Cost.Selection of Carrier: Arrange carriers for each shipment considering allocations, business shares, and costs. Logistics Management System: 3PL, WMS, TMS, OMS.