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. In fact, the logistics space is so broad, we couldn’t give you only the top 10 blog posts of 2014, but we had to include the top 15. 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.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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. As we said in our freight claims series, knowledge is power in avoiding errors that may drive up your transportation costs unnecessarily. A Brief on Freight Classification.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. By employing proper freight accounting , through freight payment, auditing, and consolidation services, within a TMS solution, a shipper can go from paying $11 per freight invoice, all the way down to only 5 to 10% of the $11, according to Inbound Logistics magazine. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

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.

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

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.

Austin 160

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

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. 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. . New Breed specializes in services for omni-channel distribution, reverse logistics, transportation management, freight bill audit and payment, lean manufacturing support, aftermarket support and supply chain optimization. .

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

Talking Logistics

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.” The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Freightquote’s DNA has more strands of eBay and Amazon in it than those found in a traditional freight broker. The post This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Talking Logistics

Nulogy & GENCO Announce Production Command Center for Manufacturing & Packaging Suppliers. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries. FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg Facility. 2014 is turning into the year to refresh your corporate tagline, at least for third party logistics (3PL) and software companies. Ralph and Me (right) as Blue Men.

Poland 129

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.

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

Cerasis

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. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Holiday shipping prices for 2014 are pretty similar to what they were last year, only a bit higher. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. Additionally, freight in general and the crunch in capacity have picked up in 2014, as economic growth has created an increase in durable goods orders as well as consumer spending.

DC 255

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 Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. According to a research study from Forrester, EDI continues to prove its worth as an electronic message data format.

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. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

Global 216

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

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.

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

Talking Logistics

For most 3PLs, their customers — across a variety of industries — are growing their presence in Mexico, either manufacturing there or growing their supplier base there, so 3PLs need to align their services and capabilities accordingly to the changing supply chain networks of their customers. Last week, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released its July 2014 North American Freight report , and year-to-year, “the value of rail freight rose 12.0

Mexico 173

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

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. Consolidated shipments – With a cross-dock at our disposal, we can ship freight going to multiple plants to one centralized location in order to have it dispersed to the plants on full loads for that facility. Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. link].

Lean 188

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.

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.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

3) Adjusted forecast is passed to the manufacturing and supply planning team to resolve potential issues (4) A meeting among the cross-functional team is arranged to resolve the demand/supply imbalance and everyone agrees upon the plan As you can see, S&OP enables an inventory planner to incorporate various factors that enhance the efficiency of "classic" inventory control theories. Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals.

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.

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 9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management.

5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

We've already hit 3 of our 5 main categories by featuring the most popular blogs for the logistics blog posts, manufacturing blog posts, and supply chain blog posts. As we round out the 5 categories, we come to the place of our expertise: Freight and Transportation Management. As a third party logistics provider squarely focused on freight and transportation management, we also understand that if we only talk about those two categories, we are not thinking well rounded enough.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

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. But like most manufacturers, you will need some inventory to protect yourself from part shortages and other unexpected variations. Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy.

Overcoming complex logistics in building better cities

DELMIA Quintiq

And not all heavy building materials can be transported in trucks, trailers or freight cars. Building materials manufacturers who are not optimizing their planning abilities will be unprepared to cope with the demand increases that the cities of tomorrow will create. We talked about production planning in building better cities , but what about logistics? Moving hundreds of tons of building materials around the globe involve lots of planning.

Egypt 131

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. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Manufacturers. Multimodal 2015.