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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.

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

The Network Effect

This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. Today I want to explore how automobile suppliers are improving their operations via inventory replenishment policies.

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

” Here is an excerpt from the article: “…it isn’t by becoming more efficient that the supply chains of Wal-Mart, Dell, and Amazon have given those companies an edge over their competitors. First, great supply chains are agile. Supply Chain Planning.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Popular order fulfillment packages include the following: Fishbowl Inventory: direct integration with Quickbooks helping you process orders.

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency.

Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain risk will rise up the agenda. Gartner predicts that while supply chain complexities and risks are growing, few logistics organizations are prepared and most do not have a Chief Risk Officer. Green supply chain.

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Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Over 70 executives from various companies and industries attended the event, which featured the following speakers: Debbie Hodges, VP of Supply Chain Services, Walmart Stores. Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores.

What is ‘integrated business planning’ and what does it mean for my supply chain?

The Network Effect

Finally, M&A activity has increased significantly and the synergies used to justify these transactions require immediate absorption as a valued participant in the overall supply network. The post What is ‘integrated business planning’ and what does it mean for my supply chain?

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. Inventory Cover and Costs (Including Overflow and External Warehouses). Reduce lead times and inventories.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI was first developed in the 1960s with the objective of speeding the movement of shipping and transportation documents.

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.

Supply Chain Management Services

LeanCor

3 Tips in Choosing Supply Chain Management Services. When sourcing supply chain management services, think about the provider’s approach to people and processes. Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory).

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Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting Case Study: Food and Beverage Network Optimization. Designing an optimal supply chain network moving raw material from supplier to delivery of the finished product to the end customer with minimum waste.

Five reasons why cloud-based supply chain tech beats traditional on-premise

The Network Effect

What can we say about supply chains with 100% certainty? First, supply chain processes are inherently collaborative activities involving multiple participants whose actions must be synchronized to deliver maximum business performance. PhotoAtellier (Flickr).

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. 4 Main Benefits of Transportation EDI Utilized by Shippers within a TMS.

Why a ‘single version of truth’ is key to a great supply chain

The Network Effect

The journey from ‘good’ to ‘great’ is well underway across many global supply networks. In order to operate a ‘great’ supply network, we must adhere to 2 immutable truths….namely In order to operate a ‘great’ supply network, we must adhere to 2 immutable truths….namely

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design. One of the reports that I am writing is on the state of Supply Chain Planning (SCP). Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

CPFR or Demand-Driven replenishment for your supply chain? Choose wisely….

The Network Effect

It seeks to align and synchronize demand, supply, and product cycles, as well as enable the ability to sense and shape demand to make a profitable demand response. Using this method means a price must be paid in lost sales along with excess and obsolete inventory. Tom Bullock (Flickr).

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.

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

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… JDA Software Announces Industry-Leading Distribution-Centric Supply Chain Suite. Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS. Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Increased transportation costs – Has anyone noticed that the price of fuel is going up? by John Westerveld.

4 Tips to Help Manage Your Supply Chain

LeanCor

Companies that recognize and manage the trade-offs by measuring total cost can extend this “systems” thinking to the larger environment, the supply chain in which they operate. Supply Chain Management – Cause and Effect. Supply Chain Management – Systems Thinking.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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First Aid for the Hospital Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Hospitals can cut costs by improving supply chain operations, inventory control, and transportation management

Eliminate Supply Chain Waste so that Only the Value Remains

LeanCor

Creating flow in a supply chain requires all departments and functions in an organization to work in harmony. Focusing on the fundamental lean principle of eliminating supply chain waste so that only value remains, helps achieve this harmony. Transport. Inventory.

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IT versus supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

The commercial directors and supply chain directors must take care of this, whether as part of their medium-term sales & operations planning or not. The business, sales and supply chain, must make it clear how, and in which IT layer, processes require support.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I’d welcome the opportunity to meet with supply chain executives to discuss your research questions and objectives for the coming year, and with technology companies and 3PLs to get an update on your products and services. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management.

Overview of published mind maps Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement

Since 2012 Supply Chain Movement, in collaboration with partners, creates mind maps with practical Thoughts, Tools, Tips and Ticks. The mind maps of Supply Chain Magazine have a fixed structure in the form of a simple matrix. These consequences for a company put a certain pressure on the operation, shown in the lower right box: What challenges for the supply chain caused this impact? Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014.

Supply Chain at Your Fingertips

Logility

These were just a few of the themes discussed at this year’s Connections 2014, Logility’s customer conference. Bill Nienburg outlined Under Armour’s bold and aggressive supply chain strategy, built on 4D collaboration with a multi-dimensional data-driven processes.

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Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

In the presentation, I shared data on the evolution of supply chain planning and the results on user satisfaction. Neither technology vendor is an industry leader in delivering a solution that fits the needs of the supply chain planner.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. As 2013 comes to a close, here are some of my thoughts regarding the supply chain trends we are likely to see emerge in 2014. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand. Increased Globalization Brings Increased Risks of Supply Disruption.