Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

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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.”

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

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September 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report – October 2014. The post This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

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In some instances, Google packs orders and hands them off to shipping partners for delivery the following day. . The post This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Source Wikipedia. It needs to be an accurate signal reflecting real-time changes as orders are shipped throughout the day. Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide


We built one of the first Mobile TMS apps , have the only end-to-end LTL eCommerce Freight shipping applications for B2B shopping carts, continue to innovate on internal systems, and have won several accolades for our digital marketing efforts.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

This includes the decision to build, the digital definition of the product, the decision of when and where to ship, and the decisions of which materials to put into which products. This is the clear articulation of when and how to make, source, and deliver for the community.

EDI Integration For Shippers: 6 Myths Busted with the Real Truths


So, for a direct response marketer, it’s actually more expensive to not have EDI integration, because without it you’re closed off from potential sources of business. The language and documents of shipping are complicated and immense.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs


With regards to handling global manufacturing operations, let’s take a look at a situation where sourcing is done, say, somewhere in China and then shipping is carried out for selling in European markets.

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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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How Lean is your Warehouse?


The assessment covered safety, customer focus, stability, standardization, visibility, quality at the source, flow, teamwork and collaboration, and continuous improvement. 4 Ways to Improve upon your Lean Dedicated Warehouse. By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions.

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Outbound Logistics


Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. The task becomes increasingly interesting when it comes to shipping produce (fruits and vegetables) – the commodity mostly coming from the breadbasket of our country: sunny California. Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer.

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. Another price reduction avenue is to cut out your supplier and go directly to the source and offer your clients private label.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept. However, the overall implementation of strategic sourcing is a bit different between the two companies.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System


We start with customer demand and consider overall value when sourcing carriers, instead of transportation rates alone. We issue web-based advanced shipping notices (ASN) to our customers.

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Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk


This key supplier had been identified and sure enough, you have a second source primed and ready to go. We have a problem.” The alternate source uses the same supplier in Taiwan.

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Lost in Translation-Incorporating Consumer Demand into your Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Her sources of information discussed, among other things, what might theoretically happen if the renminbi were allowed to float – and this is what she wrote in her column. It’s interesting how a small mistranslation can drastically change the intended meaning of a word or phrase.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

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Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com). For related commentary, see Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014. — Adrian’s Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2014.

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SCM World 2014 Chief Supply Chain Officer Report: A Conversation with Kevin O’Marah – Part III

Supply Chain Nation

Certain industries, and retail in particular, are under unbelievable pressure to say yes to everything every customer can think of—buy online – ship to home; buy online – ship to store; return to store when bought online.

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Can Your Inventory Control System Support Seasonal Demand?


Understand the difference between shipping/cycle stock, buffer stock and safety stock. Have you noticed? Halloween/All Saints Day/Dia de los Muertos is just around the corner!

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Distribution Logistics


Allows merchandise to be tracked from its source to the present location. Provides a very organized shipping system that assists in time and cost saving. Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities.

Mistaking a Cog for the Whole Machine


The supply chain acts as an interconnected system of components that serves a company from material sourcing through customer delivery. By: Clint McCrystal. link].

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How Big is the Same-Day Delivery Market?

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The folks at BI Intelligence published a report this week, and they estimate that about $100 million of merchandise will be ordered via same-day delivery in 2014, generating about $20 million in shipping fees (the analysis covers just 20 U.S. Source: [link].

Healthcare Logistics


Suppliers were faced with difficulties resulting from the large number of distribution centers to which they were required to ship material. LeanCor also developed the material flow and inventory strategies from sourcing to the forward distribution centers. Healthcare Logistics: A Network Design Case Study. By: Leeanna Thomas – Manager Business Development. $23 23 million dollars in total healthcare logistics cost savings; how would that make you feel?

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains


Consumers used multiple devices, internet of things, etc, to check FGI (finished goods inventory) /sub-assembly and raw inventories, build plans, and sourcing options, as they are considering a purchase! Then, they check online for deals and shipping dates.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

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As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Inbound Logistics


The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

Warehousing and Logistics


Warehousing and Logistics – Quality at the Source. In warehousing and logistics the goal is minimizing cost and fulfillment times, and initiating quality at the source is key to fulfill these goals. Quality at the source teaches us to detect errors as quickly as possible.

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

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Source: Pitney Bowes (click to enlarge). On Amazon.com, for example, there are several discussion forums dedicated to i-parcel, including one called “ i-parcel Questions and Answers ” (1,000 posts, as of today) and another called “ i-parcel the worst shipping carrier ” (953 posts).

How to Use Big Data to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

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According to a July 2014 supply chain research study from Accenture focused on Big Data and supply chain risk management, most organizations have high hopes for using big data analytics in their supply chain but many have had challenges in deploying it. Thanks to changes in technology and digital storage capabilities, companies are now able to collect and amass a huge amount of data from many disparate sources.

Modular production requires comprehensive optimization


They incur considerable logistic cost and effort; products for the world’s markets are produced and shipped from only two or three facilities. We are seeing many developments in the chemical industry.

Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

In order to control its supply chain, they use a central warehouse to Germany to receive and ship products to local distribution centers in different countries. Under this program, they source products directly from small or medium-sized farmers.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

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billion and goods exports to sub-Saharan Africa were $24 billion in 2013 (source: Office of the United States Trade Representative ).

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What Role Does Global Trade Data Play in Today’s Supply Chains?

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With so much buzz today around e-commerce, international shipping has been a historically challenging area for online retailers. There’s also a lot more visibility than there ever was in the past, whether you’re shipping a container or a sweater overseas. That includes trade agreements and sourcing (i.e., Global Trade Data (aka “trade content”) is one of the “3Cs” of Global Trade Management , but its value extends well beyond facilitating import and export processes.

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

I split this off from global sourcing because we had plenty of buyers but not enough planning and logistics so service and documentation was failing. Nevertheless, we started our journey in 2012 and, due to many new internal procedures that we already have in place, we are on target for 2014.

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