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. Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. 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.

Supply Chain Metrics To Avoid Before It's Too Late!

Supply Chain Opz

Supply Chain Metrics are one of the most important best practices in supply chain management because " You can''t manage what you can''t measure ". However, under certain circumstances, metrics are not used or implemented properly. This article will explain to you 7 kind of supply chain metrics that you should pay special attention to. For example, when warehouse staffs pick the orders faster, cost per order can be reduced. It''s the inventory metric).

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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

[WHITE PAPER] A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track

Veridian Solutions

Metrics, sometimes referred to as key performance indicators (KPls), data, insights, or analytics, provide a glimpse into the universe of your warehouse management system (WMS) and operation. Tracking the right warehouse metrics is comparable to using binoculars to gain insight into your processes. Big data also increases the importance of metrics in the modern warehouse. Metrics and KPIs Warehouse Management White Paper

Imagine the Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Insights

On September 9–11, 2014, 110 supply chain visionaries will gather in the desert at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona to think differently and define the future of supply chain. While most companies have been able to make progress in one of these two critical metrics in the period of 2006-2013, they have not been able to make progress on both together.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2014, ecommerce strategies grew in importance. Cloud-based logistics and warehouse management are combining with B2B networks to enable multi-tier fulfillment. Problems continue, but 2014 was the year of experimentation. I would build my own warehouses or very carefully pick a 3PL partner. The brand owner is always responsible for service, and from what I see in the 2014 holiday period, many of these stories are ripe for Saturday night live. Details matter.

Supply Chain Management Case Study


Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Inventory Cover and Costs (Including Overflow and External Warehouses). Future metrics would now include: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Inventory Cover and Costs (Including Overflow and External Warehouses). Read – Supply Chain Management Case Study: Warehouse Layout and Transfer Management. Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model.

Supply Chain Management Services


Focus on total logistics cost reduction (transportation, warehousing, and inventory). Choosing the right target means defining your metrics, such as measuring carrier performance. Does the company have the required warehouse space, dock capacity, warehouse personnel, etc.? 3 Tips in Choosing Supply Chain Management Services. When sourcing supply chain management services, think about the provider’s approach to people and processes.

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Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. The early results from the ASU study will be featured in the book Metrics that Matter and it will be the core of the upcoming Supply Chain Global Summit on September 10-11, 2014 in Scottsdale AZ at the Phoenician. (We How do you balance metrics ? .

What Is the Value of a Scorecard?

Supply Chain Shaman

Consumer packaged goods companies are paid when the goods land in the retailer’s warehouse, not when they cross the register, and trade funds can distort the demand signal. The book, Metrics That Matter , is almost finished. People cannot get enough on metrics. It is about the right balance of the carrot and the stick. Progress happens when you measure. Relationships happen faster when there is more carrot than a stick.

Power B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

If you miss reading the Shaman in the next few weeks and you want some new reading in the area of supply chain excellence, consider tucking my new book Metrics that Matter into your suitcase. Today, it is rolling off the presses, as I write, and it will ship from the Amazon warehouses on December 15th. I am working on the plot… Let me know what you think happens to Joe (the character in Metrics that Matter that does not want to be the average Joe) in the next edition.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

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. Another 80% of orders are handled by both warehouse and cross dock system.


Supply Chain Shaman

I believed that we would find a company with the lowest distribution costs (warehousing and transportation), and the lowest manufacturing costs, and this would result in the best overall cost structure. This starts by clearly defining the roles of each function, and then focusing the cross-functional teams on the same metrics. When all functions are jointly focused on improving these metrics, then we can have one team. Misnomer (n): A wrong name.

Throwback Thursday

Supply Chain Shaman

Yet, the attendees wanted to discuss Lean warehousing. In this survey we find out some benchmark metrics on the number of demand planners per item, and the rate of adoption of demand and supply chain planning systems. This week, as the east coast of the United States was deluged with rain, I basked in beautiful San Diego sun while attending the Logimed USA event. This was WBR’s first event in the United States targeted for the Medical Device Supply Chain Leader.

Supply Chain Convergence Making Collaboration and End-to-End Visibility a Reality

Talking Logistics

It’s not unusual for a company’s transportation management system (TMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) to not be fully integrated, or for a degree of manual processing or reprocessing to be necessary to process customer orders. Expanded Visibility – fewer information driven disputes based on agreed metrics using the agreed data set.

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A Critical Fulfillment Metric: The Perfect Order

Logistics Viewpoints

The perfect order metric (POM) is one of the most critical metrics in fulfillment. The Warehouse Education and Research Council’s (WERC) definition of the perfect order metric is that a perfect order is delivered: Complete; On time; Damage free; And, with the correct documentation and invoicing.

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Supply Chain Planners: Improve Performance Measurement

Demand Solutions

Make it your New Year’s resolution to start using this more granular metric. When an item is out of stock in their Massachusetts warehouse, they’ll overnight it from their Texas warehouse just to make sure they fill the order. Using these three metrics, I’m confident you can vastly improve your measurement of supply chain performance in 2015. New Year’s resolutions: useful gimmick for getting your life in order, or standing joke?

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

At the end of 2014, many leaders that I work with are preparing their 2015 strategies. Here are some insights from our recent research: Digital Path to Purchase: In a study on trade promotion management in early 2014, we find that 60% of marketing teams within consumer packaged goods companies are working on a digital path to purchase strategy. In addition, my new book Metrics that Matter is designed to help build cross-functional teams.

Warehouse Management Systems Selection: How to Choose the Right One for Your Business?

The Logistics of Logistics

Warehouse Management Systems Selection Overview. A good warehouse management system (WMS) can do a lot for your business, from improving efficiency to improving customer service. This article will enumerate some tips on finding the right warehouse management system. If you are able to track everything in the warehouse, from products to people, then you can perform analysis that helps you hire a better employee and stock items more efficiently. Useful Metrics.

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Data Cleansing as the Foundation for Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain View from the Field

The DRL is a rigorous metrics-based assessment of the value of data in various states of readiness. The aggregate change in DRL associated with a piece of data from raw input signal to finished product will contribute to the characterization of a given analytic flow in terms of accuracy, efficiency, and other performance metrics. Many organizations are focused on driving analytics as a foundation for competitive advantage.

On-Demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report


<p>On-demand warehousing entered the supply chain and logistics market in 2014. Every year, more data is available to help us better understand how on-demand warehousing is playing a role in the modern supply chain.</p> </p> <blockquote><h3>This report is the second in a quarterly series that highlights trends and insights in on-demand warehousing.</h3></blockquote>

What Lean Problem Solving is Really About


There is even a chance that you navigated to this page because somebody, somewhere over you is pushing you to utilize lean in order to improve your metrics, and you need to do some quick-and-dirty research to figure out what you can do to solve this problem. A warehouse manager might have been given a book on lean and then asked to “make his warehouse lean,” so he cleans the place up, puts labels on stuff, and there you go, he has implemented 5S. By: Michael Burchett.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. 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. Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.

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Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning


Machine learning is predicted to reduce costs related to transport and warehousing and supply chain administration by 5 to 10% and 25 to 40%, respectively. OEE is a pervasively used metric in manufacturing as it combines availability, performance, and quality, defining production effectiveness. Combined with other metrics, it’s possible to find the factors that impact manufacturing performance the most and least. 2014).

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. 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. Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.

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Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration - The Next Gen Supply Chain Intelligence

Infosys Supply Chain Management

DOO works as a workflow for the order fulfillment all the way from manufacturing to customer that goes through the complex network of manufacturing, warehouse, distributor and to customer. Supply and Demand cost and delivery metrics measurement on Embedded Intelligence.

3PL Best Practices

3PL Insights

by Brandon Hood – Customer Service Rep, Evans Distribution Systems Some 3PL best practices include successfully using business metrics and inventory management systems. For 3PL’s, measurable metrics allow the companies to benchmark themselves against... The post 3PL Best Practices appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Warehouse Automation. Content Summary: Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon Partner to Bring AI to the Warehouse.

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


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. Kanban Pull systems reduce wasteful complexity in planning and overproduction that can occur with computer-based software programs such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) which creates a Push system with too much wasteful inventory going into the warehouse.

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


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.

Improving Supply Chain Collaboration: Connecting Data


Often, departments take a vertical approach to reporting, whereby individual, functional metrics are tracked, instead of taking a horizontal view that gives insight into the health of the supply chain network and interdependencies of the individual functions. 1] Data Acceleration: Architecture for the Modern Data Supply Chain, Accenture 2014. by Teresa Chiykowski Welcome to the first blog post in our three-part series discussing three ways to improve supply chain collaboration.

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5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have


Warehouse Management System (WMS) Warehouse Management System enables 3PL companies to take control of their diversified range of product and stock items, as well as monitor the operations of goods and materials moving in and out of the depot. Third is the ability to execute real-time workflow and productivity metrics, access real-time inventory visibility. Warehouse management system customization and information availability in 3pl companies: a decision-support tool.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst


Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

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. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

The 5 Most Popular Logistics Blog Posts for 2015….So Far


The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand. Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the use of metrics fosters positive relationships with coworkers and adherence to rulesets and best practices for the respective third-party logistics provider (3PL). >>> Read More & View the Metrics.