Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014


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. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015


Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. The post Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

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


Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014


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. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014.

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. .

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

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

At the center of Atlas’ product line is Atlas Exchange, a secure document exchange providing a “connect-once, access-all” network, securely linking retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and logistics service providers.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014


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.

Trends—June 2014

Inbound Logistics

Port of Los Angeles targets $3 billion for infrastructure investment; Montreal-based Fednav uses drones to scout shipping conditions; U.S. manufacturing renaissance faces a skilled labor shortage; Apple tops Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain list for the seventh consecutive year

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


Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. These high fuel costs impact the shipping lines too and those costs will get passed on to you. by John Westerveld.

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


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.

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Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch


LTL shipping, much like any industry with so many moving parts, can be a bit tricky from time to time. The shipment’s NMFC code establishes the carrier’s shipping charges. This is even more especially true if the shipper only ships a few different commodities.

6 maps that explain global supply chains

The Network Effect

Asia’s increasingly dominate role in manufacturing is evident here. #4 5 World Shipping Routes. Nicholas Rapp made this image of global shipping routes, which have become especially important since the invention of the shipping container. #6

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Big calculations, inspiring presentations: Highlights from #GartnerSCC

DELMIA Quintiq

Just 10 years ago, supply chain management was a relatively obscure function that was usually parked under manufacturing. Quintiq (@Quintiq) September 10, 2014. Quintiq (@Quintiq) September 10, 2014. Participants as the role of a planner in our 10-task shipping challenge.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

This is due to the diversification in the production schemes of manufacturers. So, a lot of manufacturers require 3PLs to agree to service levels that are challenging for large operations. There is certainly high potential for both 3PLs and manufacturers to become more efficient.

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Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

What if I told you I could help your company save thousands of dollars in parcel shipping costs? In the webcast we covered five of Rob’s top 10 mistakes, which were based on Rob’s recent article in PARCEL Magazine , “Top 10 Mistakes Parcel Shippers Continue to Make in 2014.”

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains


3PL’s, Contract Manufacturing, Suppliers, Logistics providers…. Then, they check online for deals and shipping dates. Test scenarios that would optimize inventory costs, postponement options, shipping costs, etc….

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. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack


Equally important is connecting transportation to manufacturing and inventory strategy to drive lean supply chain operations. A discrepancy between your order quantity and the supplier’s ship quantity has occurred.

Warehousing and Logistics


When it comes to warehousing and logistics, the biggest costs in shipping and receiving are equipment and people. Identifying waste in shipping, receiving and yard-management activities requires an understanding of the flow of materials and movement of people.

Healthcare Supply Chain


Please note, for discussion in this article, “part” will refer to the inbound supply of the material (pre manufacturing and/or re-pack) and “product” will refer to the finished good that will be delivered to the final customer. Mapping the Current State – Healthcare Supply Chain.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Ship according to a latest set of transportation routing instructions.

Inbound Warehousing


More importantly it allows customers, suppliers, manufacturers, and the like to better understand, in real-time, where parts and information is at any given moment. Stability and Visibility for Inbound Warehousing. By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist.

Can You Take the Risk?

Supply Chain Shaman

Local regulations, fair labor, variability in shipping lanes, new materials, outsourced manufacturing and faster product development cycles are all contributing to the pain. The financial stability of contract manufacturers and third-party logistics firms is a growing risk.

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Five Major Changes Happening Right Now in Industrial Distribution

The Network Effect

Experience also includes mobile, order history, personalization, workflow management system, and free shipping and returns. Your customers would go direct to these manufacturers and cut the distribution link out of the supply chain.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

We are currently mapping the progress of all public manufacturing, distribution and retail companies on three factors: Strength: Year-over-year improvement on operating margin and inventory turns for the past six years.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Consumers became more loyal to retail brands, and retailers increased the number of products manufactured and marketed as house brands. It needs to be an accurate signal reflecting real-time changes as orders are shipped throughout the day.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014


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. 2014 was surely a fun year of content on the Cerasis blog. The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts from 2014.

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.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain


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. Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. link].

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Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Our approach simply breaks accountabilities and goals across the areas of Manufacturing, Logistics/Network Optimization and Ingredients/Packaging. The good news is that the team was aware of the results and feel that they have righted the ship in 2014.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

“The idea of the value chain is based on the process view of organizations, the idea of seeing a manufacturing (or service) organisation as a system, made up of subsystems each with inputs, transformation processes and outputs. ” Institute for Manufacturing, 2013. __.

The Messy Reality of Cross-Border E-commerce (Thoughts on UPS Acquiring i-parcel)

Talking Logistics

While omnichannel retailing is in the spotlight these days, lurking in the shadows is another big challenge and opportunity many retailers (and manufacturers looking to sell direct to consumers) have been struggling with for years: cross-border e-commerce.

Lost in Translation-Incorporating Consumer Demand into your Supply Chain

The Network Effect

One example of this is the sharing of POS information between retailers and manufacturers. The problem is that product flows from particular manufacturing plants through particular DCs and into particular stores.

How Retail Must Transform in 2014: An NRF Preview

Supply Chain Nation

As you prepare to head out to The Big Show at NRF, I thought it would be good to take a quick look back at the issues that shaped retail in 2013, what trends I see impacting retail in 2014, and what sessions at NRF might give you a leg up in tackling these issues.