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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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

ARI and Fidelitone Logistics Partner to Deliver Unified eCommerce and Supply Chain Solutions. HighJump Software announced enhancements to its Retail Inventory and Point of Sale Management software, RETAIL vantage.

Inventory Management in Manufacturing Environment

LeanCor

Firms today are beginning to understand more and more that high levels of inventory aren’t just detrimental to costs but also for hiding other potential issues. The beginning stage of inventory management doesn’t begin at the dock door rather it begins with the supplier.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Still in all most fabricators have seen steel sales rise and customer demands and inventory requirements increase over the past several years. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). In 3PL news, Con-way reported Q1 2014 results this week.

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. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management).

HP’s New Style of IT: The Social Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

This trend was certainly evident at GT Nexus’ Bridges 2014 User Conference last month. There were 500+ attendees from over 150 companies at the event, with speakers from leading companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Cargill, Caterpillar, CEVA Logistics, DHL, Guess?,

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. . Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics. Make your Inventory Omni-Channel.

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Digital logistics: how manufacturing companies can profit

DELMIA Quintiq

Digital logistics – success through networking. Logistics and IT are growing even more closely together. Digitalisation as a central element is decisively influencing the development of logistics and its concepts,” was the conclusion from Roman Stiftner, President of BVL Austria.

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Together with logistics service provider DSV, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for the medical device supply chain, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for medtech supply chains 2014.

The Internet of Things Changes the Equipment Manufacturer’s Spare Parts Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Suppose you’re in logistics for an equipment manufacturer or a maintenance manager in an operating plant, and a geek in your office keeps talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Inventory Management Logistics Trends

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

The Network Effect

Today I want to explore how automobile suppliers are improving their operations via inventory replenishment policies. Effective inventory replenishment policies in use today include the 830/862 converted to a delivery release, KanBan, Min/Max, and Sequencing.

Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

Warehousing and Logistics: How Important is Synchronization? By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist. Warehousing is a key component of logistics management and how businesses manage the transportation and storage of their inventories.

Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

When it comes to warehousing and logistics, the biggest costs in shipping and receiving are equipment and people. ” This lack of level planning in your warehousing and logistics leads to peaks and valleys of demand on people, space, and equipment.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A Systems Approach to Inventory Management. Inventory Management. Inventory is not isolated to raw materials and finished goods. Companies will carry inventory masquerading as service parts, repair items, administrative suppliers, automobile fleets, and a host of other types of assets that are managed by setting and maintaining certain levels. The problem is that almost every function inside an organization can affect inventory levels. Inventory Strategy.

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Implementing RFID for Manufacturing Visibility: A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

This article is a guest commentary from Prof Ming K Lim who is Head of Centre of Excellence for Supply Chain Improvement and Professor of Supply Chain and Logistics Operations at Derby Business School.

Can Your Inventory Control System Support Seasonal Demand?

LeanCor

How can companies calculate the right inventory quantity and send it to the right place at the right time with such seasonality involved? Here are 3 tips to help you develop an inventory control system based on flow to the customer: 1. Where will you keep the inventory?

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How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

With growing consumer expectations for faster delivery, shippers are expecting value-added logistics services from 3PL operators. This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. Transport & Logistics

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12 tips to recharge your supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

This means that creating forecasts and promotional and pricing plans must be integrated with functions including distribution, operations planning, and manufacturing. Tip 5: Close the inventory gap between model and reality. Get more insights on optimizing inventory in your S&OP.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity.

What are the top challenges for today’s logistics providers?

The Network Effect

Today’s logistics customers demand flexibility and visibility. Even more challenging, customers are also increasingly demanding full transparency to their orders and inventory through the entire life-cycle of raw-material to finish-goods to sale to sometimes reverse-logistics.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. There is a shortage of supply chain and logistics talent in the industry, but addressing the problem is not just the responsibility of universities and HR departments — it’s your responsibility too.

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 Shortening the order processing and delivery times means that organizations can reduce their inventory levels.

Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

Many organizations have utilized lean to improve manufacturing processes, and have now realized it’s time to extend these programs and start connecting lean principles to partners within the supply chain. The impact of lean on the supply chain is significant, as the goal of lean is to eliminate waste (overproduction and inventory), which will decrease work in process inventories. But we like to educate our customers on how lean logistics processes work rather than hide them.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2014, ecommerce strategies grew in importance. At that time, manufacturers talked about customer-centric supply chains, but were afraid to aggressively adopt ecommerce strategies. Manufacturers, today, are aggressively pursuing e-commerce strategies. Details matter.

Three Reasons to Give Advanced Track and Trace Capabilities a Fresh Look

Logistics Viewpoints

The need for track and trace capabilities in industries such as food and beverage, manufacturing or automotive industries is obvious: the threat of contamination or recalls impacts public safety, and the responses to those events are highly regulated.

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.,

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Stasis

Supply Chain Shaman

I was involved in early Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) pilots. The words collaboration, Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) filled the air. sta•sis (?ste? stæs ?s). sta•ses (?ste? siz, ?stæs

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Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, what I observed when I looked at the data, was that most companies that I had worked with (in my role as an industry analyst, I had worked with over 300) were going backwards on margin and inventory turns. “Lora in your own way, you are helping. You tell it straight.

Three Questions People are Afraid to Ask….

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain planning cannot be effective if implemented by a supply chain function that is focused only on customer service, logistics and distribution. Tomorrow, I get to deliver this message to a large manufacturing client. The book publishes in December 2014.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is core to the middle class and a healthy economy. At the end of 2014, many leaders that I work with are preparing their 2015 strategies. The word digital is everywhere in their presentations– digital path to purchase, digital agriculture, and digital manufacturing.

A big “tack” (thank you!) from the Stockholm World Tour

DELMIA Quintiq

Here they shared real-life examples of how planning smarter has helped them remain ahead of the game in industries ranging from steel production and processing to logistics. Janine Olariu (@JanineOlariu) May 22, 2014. Sweden has always encouraged innovation.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . Reshoring Or Not, Let's Get Back to the Basics of What is Manufacturing. What is Manufacturing? These manufacturers are called Subcontractors.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

When I sat down to write the book, Bricks Matter, I believed that companies had used supply chain technologies to reduce operating margin and improve inventory turns. Resiliency: The pattern or reliability of results at this intersection of operating margin and inventory turns.

Was Integrated Planning a Hoax?

Supply Chain Shaman

However, what is clear from our recent study of 73 manufacturers using supply chain planning is that companies using best-of-breed solutions implement faster, achieve a quicker Return-on-Investment (ROI), and are more satisfied. Hoax: An act intended to deceive or trick.

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Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Despite two decades of advancement in supply chain technologies, companies are struggling to gain balance at the intersection of operating margin, inventory turns and case fulfillment. The greatest gap is in the design of supplier and manufacturing networks.

Whew! It Is Finally Happening.

Supply Chain Shaman

As we have outsourced logistics and manufacturing, I firmly believe that we need to get more serious about the building of Business-to-Business (B2B) networks. Digital Manufacturing. Vendor Managed Inventory. I am an old gal.