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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers.

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017.

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[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results. Prime members can pre-order the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which includes Amazon Cloud Cam and one of several compatible smart locks by leading lock manufacturers Yale and Kwikset.

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

Cerasis

2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come. Take a moment to think about how these remaining six trends will impact the shipping and freight industry as a new administration takes control.

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

3Gtms Announces Freight Claims Management Partnership with TranSolutions. Freight claims is one of those “white spaces” in transportation management that TransSolutions addresses with its solution. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles.

LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Rebounding freight volumes and the proximity of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are set to change the industry in 2017, reports Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner. But, the most significant impacts of 2017 will be felt in these four areas. . per gallon throughout 2017.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2017. The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

The new CEO embarked on several cost reduction initiatives in conjunction with a number of changes (some may argue too fast and too soon) on how the company operates its freight-trains. This has led to increased costs, not to mention all the inventory stuck in-transit.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations.

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend

Freightos

Online retail has had a striking effect on manufacturer and retailer supply chains, changing how they work. This highlights another a micro-trend within manufacturing for more flexible manufacturing and being efficient with smaller production runs.

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Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

The high-revolution has given emerging markets the opportunity to become fully developed, increasing the number of consumers and manufacturers. Partnerships reduce transportation costs through freight consolidation, appropriate freight classification and selection and increased scrutiny of billing and documentation practices. Now, managing these operations traditionally relied on an inbound freight routing guide.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. On May 12, 2017, a headline in the Wall Street Journal read “ Major Cyberattack Sweeps Globe, Hitting FedEx, U.K. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?

Cerasis

That is the word being used to describe the state of the logistics industry in 2017, reports William B. This may include reduced costs, load optimization, better carrier selection, flexibility, better levels of customer service, increased inventory management, accountability and transparency. Vendor Management for Inbound Freight Management. Vendor compliance and management of inbound freight are also essential to positive returns on an LTL-based TMS.

Top 5 Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management

Cerasis

If your vendors do not understand your organization’s policies and procedures regarding inbound freight , how can they adhere to your needs? This means that a near-majority of companies are faced with the pitfalls of internal, low-guidance systems for managing both inbound and outbound freight. Approximately 54 percent of companies actively run metrics on inbound freight, but these metrics may be lacking. Inbound Freight Management Means More Number and Analyses.

Seven Strategic Components for a Proactive Process Chemical Supply Chain

Logility

Process chemical manufacturers face complex supply chain challenges including dealing with hazardous and perishable ingredients whose characteristics (potency, color, composition, etc.) I believe there are several key ingredients to formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain. For the biggest bang for the investment (excuse my pun), process chemical manufacturers should focus their precious resources on these seven strategic supply chain areas.

Six Keys to Driving Wholesale Distribution Success

Logility

Whether supplying a range of goods, or focusing on specialty products or add-on services, wholesale distributors act as aggregators of demand, buffering manufacturers from small orders and logistics complexity while placing inventory closer to consumers for faster delivery.

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight

Freightos

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight. Two major emitting industries, international freight and aviation, had been exempted from COP21 on a technicality. Carbon Freight Emission Statistics. Green freight doesn’t isn’t only about technology.

Maximize your JIT logistics operation with powerful software

Abivin

In a lean manufacturing ?nv?r?nm?nt, n inventory ?nd freight or l?g??t??? Source JIT has many benefits over traditional operating models: "Production runs remain short, which means manufacturers can move from one type of product to another very easily.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

Isabella Adams used to leave its shipments in the hands of the national freight forwarders but ended up disappointed. All businesses are bound to experience some bumps in the road in the course of their corporate existence.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

An interview I had today with a senior executive at a major global contract manufacturer helped to shape some ideas on this question of preparation for risks such as Hurricane Harvey, which is making a big mess in Houston.

Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test

FLEXE

Fast, affordable shipping requires adding more locations to create a larger fulfillment network that moves inventory closer to end customers. For some, inventory allocation probably feels like a never-ending game of Tetris.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Driving Successful Digital Supply Chain Transformation

TMC

With digitalization, the availability of real-time information of freight and inventory in motion brings more decision-making power and an understanding of supply and demand and where capacity is.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Key factors influencing inventory levels, supplier quality, demand forecasting, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, production planning, transportation management and more are becoming known for the first time. 15th, 2017 (PDF.,

5 Supply Chain Mistakes that Handicap Business Performance

Logistics Bureau

While measuring cost-to-serve can be quite a complex venture, failing to do so is one of the most common and costly supply chain mistakes made by today’s manufacturing and sales enterprises. Increases in obsolete and/or excess inventory. A Lack of Freight-cost Knowledge.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

This was meant to incentivize companies to manufacture locally, and indeed many did, either by outsourcing or creating micro-factories in most of India’s 29 states, despite volumes that might have more naturally led to larger economies of scale in consolidated production facilities. Past estimates from Mumbai-Calcutta have been as high as a seven-fold delay for freight as compared to a passenger vehicle. ADJUSTING TO A NEW TAX REGIME.

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The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

FLEXE

As we ring in 2017, one thing is for sure: CEOs and CFOs will be putting more emphasis on supply chain. As you begin to prepare for the coming year, FLEXE has identified 20 logistics trends that can be expected in 2017: 1. manufacturing? More on-shore manufacturing.

Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

Read More: Less Frustrating Way to Negotiate Freight Contracts. Similarly, it will pay to look for providers that specialise in the types of freight that your company wishes to ship. Manufacturing and Supply for the Last Mile. Is your company a manufacturer?

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Driving Successful Digital Supply Chain Transformation

TMC

With digitalization, the availability of real-time information of freight and inventory in motion brings more decision-making power and an understanding of supply and demand and where capacity is. In the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report , 80% of manufacturing and supply chain industry leaders surveyed believe that the digital supply chain will be the predominant model within five years.

Hyperbolic Discounting, the Supply Chain, and the Marshmallow Test

FLEXE

</p> <p>Fast, affordable shipping requires adding more locations to create a larger fulfillment network that moves inventory closer to end customers. For some, inventory allocation probably feels like a never-ending game of Tetris. </p> 2017 is projected to set a record-high for store closures—even beating out 2008—with nearly 9,000 stores closing. </p>

Guest Blog Part 2: Start Your eKanban Implementation with Value-stream Mapping and Engaging Your Suppliers

synchrono

Through this guest blog series, my intent is to share some of my experiences implementing supplier quality and Lean manufacturing initiatives by focusing on eKanban systems. If you’re not using a manual Kanban system, map the current inventory replenishment process.) Freight costs.

Quick and Easy Tips for Cost Reduction in Supply Chain Operations

Logistics Bureau

This one too is obvious, yet many businesses don’t effectively manage their stock (inventory) effectively. Even small improvements in inventory management can add up to a whole lot of savings over time. How do you calculate the quantities of safety inventory to be held?

TrinityRail ditches operational forecasting, gains sense and respond supply chain

Kinaxis

It was even able to reduce its days of inventory on-hand (DIOH) by an average of 12 days and reduce its buyer team by more than 25% while still improving the on-time delivery (OTD) of inbound materials. by Alexa Cheater Supply chain management without an operational forecast – is it possible?

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Over 9 billion automated rate quotes in Freightera’s inventory connect 23,000 communities.

Time to turn around inventory falls by two days says new report

EFT

The median time for retailers to move returns back to inventory ready for resale has fallen from 2017 to 2018, from a median of seven days down to five days. reporting this level in 2017. in 2017 to 30.2%