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. 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 Ultimate Guide for Effective LTL Freight Management : we put on a 60 minute webinar entitled, “Best Practices for Effective LTL Freight Management and Shipping.”

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. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014. Transportation Metrics That Matter Most to Track and Improve Performance : How do you measure logistics efficiency and transportation metrics performance indicators when you are already doing the best job possible?

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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. I recently interviewed him for my upcoming book, Metrics that Matter, that publishes in August 2014. Which metrics do you think matter to supply chain excellence?

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Continue minimizing total delivered costs (production, inventory, freight). Future metrics would now include: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. A leading food and beverage company was experiencing pressure from its customers to reduce lead times, have more competitive prices, improve service levels, and increase product freshness.

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. 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. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was attending the Zycus Horizons 2014 conference at Amelia Island today, listening to speakers. A second response was provided by Niklas Hamnstedt Chief Procurement Officer at TE Connectivity: “I would like to see a stronger rating of supply risk and a supply risk metric. I can see the light that will maybe be a freight train someday.

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

While reliable service and low prices are still important, these metrics have become prerequisites for commercial success. In the ocean mode, for instance, the consolidation of steamship lines means that more than ever shippers and 3PLs need the leverage that comes from high freight volumes when negotiating with carriers. Another determinant of competitiveness, freight network density, is also a function of scale. Logistics on the move.

Technology Scores a Goal but Humans Still Control the Game

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The FIFA World Cup tournament takes place every four years, but the 2014 event, which kicked off on June 12 in Brazil, has something that makes it unique: tracking technology. How about soccer balls embedded with sensors to measure key metrics? Freight flows have become faster and the margin for error has shrunk dramatically, making real time or near real time tracking systems a competitive necessity.

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. The client leveraged logistics outsourcing of its transportation management functions to LeanCor, challenging the team to save 3% (roughly $400,000) on transportation spend between July 2013 and March 2014, as well as to communicate the savings credibly.

How to measure the performance of a manufacturing plant?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

There are some important metrics which help make informed decisions on improvement initiatives. A basic yet powerful metric that usually is a good indicator of operating performance of a manufacturing business is the cycle time. This metric serves to enhance overall customer experience which comprises other key metrics - some of which are discussed here. A simple metric to start with would be to determine the On-time delivery to commit.

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!

My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

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. These metrics should point your team to even more opportunities for improvement. “My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.” ” – Alexander the Great.

My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

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. These metrics should point your team to even more opportunities for improvement. “My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.” ” – Alexander the Great.

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

The most important measure is the Paydex metric. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI). The best 3PLs use objective metrics / KPIs to measure performance. Custom’s requirements are ever changing, so hire a company that moves freight daily over these borders. Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.

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My Logisticians are a Humorless Lot…

The Logistics of Logistics

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. These metrics should point your team to even more opportunities for improvement. “My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.” ” – Alexander the Great.

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

The most important measure is the Paydex metric. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI). The best 3PLs use objective metrics / KPIs to measure performance. Custom’s requirements are ever changing, so hire a company that moves freight daily over these borders. Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.

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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.

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

Cerasis

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. Many customers who grappled with the 2014 situation , are now strategizing to head off the future issues by securing resources in advance, establishing longer-term agreements with carriers.

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. Negotiate the fuel surcharge (FSC) and optimize your freight via their TMS system. Watch the freight bills you receive and make sure your 3PL audits every single freight invoice. At times, 8-10% of freight bills you receive are incorrect. Watch freight classifications.

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

6 River Systems

Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery.

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.

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

Cerasis

All KPIS have metrics to measure. The Transportation Management System (TMS) of the 3PL can gain rewards for both parties as well through freight optimization. Author information Chuck Intrieri 3PL Consultant at International Distribution, Purchasing,Importing,Supply Chain & Continuous Improvement Professional Lean Educator and Implementation Consultant Speaker at the Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF) Conference, November 3, 2014 on Lean initiatives.

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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. The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand. Top Logistics Blog Posts from all of 2014.

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

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. For example, the TMS system employed by Transwide Analytics uses visual reports covering key transport metrics to offer a comprehensive performance view, individual carrier score cards, and freight costs. 2014).

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

Cerasis

Let's talk about the outputs, or desired metrics worth measuring, in each category of what a logistics company might provide. Cerasis is squarely focused on transportation management through technology and managed services , however, there are logistics companies who offer fulfillment, warehousing, freight forwarding, and more.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households.

Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off

Cerasis

The first post in this series broke down what is supplier quality management and the steps to evaluate suppliers and the second post gave you insight into the metrics to look out for by 6 major industries. link] Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

This was not a trivial transition because the software industry, until relatively recently, was long fixated on measuring its health and success by new license revenue (sales of products) instead of customer-centric metrics, such as realization of ROI and payback objectives. Real-time freight visibility is quickly becoming a “must have” capability for transportation managers. Simply put, real-time freight visibility is hot right now, with both customers and investors.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

A Transportation Management System also helps in effective management of shipping units, transportation mode selection, freight bill auditing, outbound and inbound shipment scheduling, payment and processing of loss and damage claims etc. Third is the ability to execute real-time workflow and productivity metrics, access real-time inventory visibility. 2014).

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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. Under CI Capital Partners, Transplace made several acquisitions to grow its business and service footprint, including Celtic International, SCO Logistics, and Torus Freight Systems (now Transplace Canada). After a cold and wet holiday weekend, summer has arrived with a vengeance, with temperatures in the 90s yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process. 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.