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Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

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.

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

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com).

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Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

You have a supply chain risk management strategy in place. 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.

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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How to Use Big Data to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

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.

The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

by CJ Wehlage What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world? However, there’s one great disruption already occurring, which has yet to truly “touch” supply chain. As a supply chain practitioner, do you notice something missing?

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. There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept.

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

Talking Logistics

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)

Talking Logistics

In some instances, Google packs orders and hands them off to shipping partners for delivery the following day. . Robinson and LEGACY Supply Chain Services are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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Global Supply Chain Visibility is No Easy Task

Talking Logistics

Supply chain visibility is no easy task – in fact, defining what it means can be a challenge in itself. What is your definition of supply chain visibility? The answer is not always that clear because supply chain visibility has to take on all of those roles to fill the promise of true insight and near real-time reporting. This means you have to design a supply chain visibility solution around your trading partners and suppliers.

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.

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

Supply Chain Nation

In September, SCM World released its annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Report based on its survey of over 1,000 supply chain executives across all industries and geographies. That is kind of the existential challenge of supply chain.

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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.”

How Big is the Same-Day Delivery Market?

Talking Logistics

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].

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

Talking Logistics

Defining Global Trade Data, determining which supply chain processes benefit from it, and figuring out how supply chain applications integrate with and use the data aren’t always straightforward. 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.

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What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

and in Spain – grow, it is likely that anti-Ebola precautions will become more widespread, and the global supply chain looks more and more likely to be impacted. It also demonstrates why supply chain visibility is so essential to managing risk that is beyond our control.

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Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

Global supply chain is a very challenging subject in supply chain management because it involves different customer''s requirement, more complex operations/collaboration and unforeseen risks. In the past, they supplied products to department stores.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

“We live in a world where supply chains, not companies, compete for market dominance. Hau L Lee, Triple-A Supply Chains, Harvard Business Review, October 2004. How value chain activities are carried out determines costs and affects profits.”

Global Luxury Management “Lifestyle” brands require push supply chain design customization

Supply Chain View from the Field

In this environment, the supply chain and logistics task becomes even more complex, as it involves delivering and fulfilling product and service support to deliver a lifestyle “vision” around the world. In this environment, supply chains are not “pull”, but rather “push” in nature. Designers decide on a life style concept, and plan on what they are going to sell – which is a PUSH based supply chain.

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

Cerasis

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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

[INFOGRAPHICS] 4 Uses of Supply Chain Technology Applications Moving Shippers into the Future of Effective Management

Cerasis

In today's highly competitive marketplace, it’s imperative for businesses to innovate new ways to streamline their supply chain and optimize productivity. Additionally, through a more stable and efficient supply chain, you can greatly enhance customer satisfaction and retention.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Specifically, fabricators are expecting to spend a good deal less on consumables and supplies (down almost 30 percent) and more on capacity-building machinery, especially in cutting and forming.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. ” The Key’s To Walmart’s Supply Chain Management Excellence over the Year.

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

Cerasis

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.

Secret Confessions of a Supply Chain Junkie

Supply Chain Nation

The beauty of the supply chain is all around us. I guess I’m a supply chain junkie…can’t get enough of it. But this young man needs to understand how he is totally disrupting the entire supply chain when he does this. So, are you a supply chain junkie too?

Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand.

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How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

Another challenge is the pressure on 3PLs to fully commit to certain requirements at every point of the shipper’s supply chain, such as environmental and working time regulations. Do you think this is a differentiating factor to shippers and their supply chain?

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

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

By: Susie Sterling – Director, Supply Chain Solutions. The assessment covered safety, customer focus, stability, standardization, visibility, quality at the source, flow, teamwork and collaboration, and continuous improvement.

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Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

By Susie Sterling, Supply Chain Solutions Director at LeanCor. Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. What is the right service that keeps the cold chain uninterrupted from harvest, to delivery, to my shopping basket? Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. About the Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

Source Wikipedia. This trend spawned chains like Trader Joes, Walmart, Whole Foods, etc. With the shifts in power, the relationships in the value chain are morphing. Dear Retail Chief Operating Officer, I have watched the evolution of consumer value chains for many years.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Without further ado, here are the top 10 supply chain articles by most read from the Cerasis blog: 10.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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).