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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.

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. These will only contain posts written in 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. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. It was striving to incorporate a more holistic view of its supply chain operation. Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Head of Supply Chain.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Leader. 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.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

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. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1:

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management processes and how to evaluate your suppliers from Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain. 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. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

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

Cerasis

Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. There should be metrics involved to monitor these objectives to ensure success across the supply chain.

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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. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Without further ado, here are the top 10 supply chain articles by most read from the Cerasis blog: 10.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

Our transportation management strategy is part of our end to end supply chain strategy. In addition, they need to commit to create daily route designs, complete real-time track and trace, generate real-time metrics, and complete daily problem solving.

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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. It echoed the title of my September 2016 post, “ The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt.”. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

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. Also more end to end KPI’s – our own inventory – but don’t have supply chain lead-times on end to end. 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. Companies are almost forced to use supply chain as a competitive advantage, and that puts pressure on us to understand their business strategy.”.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Technology Scores a Goal but Humans Still Control the Game

Transportfolio

We’re sharing his original post here because supply chain technology is always a relevant topic. 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 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.

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. . 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. How are you using effective KPI management to continuously improve your supply chains?

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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.

Logistics Services Providers Make Progress against Green Targets

BluJay Solutions

For road freight, the mileage tax or ecotax is due to come into effect in France in July 2013, with trucks incurring a surcharge based on the average fuel economies they achieve, with the higher or better the average, the lower the surcharge/tax.

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.

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.

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

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. Integration with leading ERP, WMS or OMS system Information silos are the enemy of the connected supply chain.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Instant freight pricing for international freight moves.

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. Jabil Introduces InControl Supply Chain SaaS Decision Support Solution.

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.

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. Supply Vision Partners with FindMyFreight.com. The answer is “It depends,” like so many other things related to supply chain management.

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.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. The seven registered air freight carriers in Belgium carried 1.4 billion metric tons of goods in 2015. The office of Prime Minister is occupied by Charles Michel, who has served in the role since 2014.

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.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing.

Elevating the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

I also learned that there are a lot of similarities between the Heavy Building Materials supply chain and the Domino’s Pizza supply chain.