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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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Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

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

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Announces the First Free Multimodal Transportation Management System (TMS). Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results. stores to replenish inventory faster and save employees time when products run out.”

Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product

Cerasis

Unfortunately, the market has now become saturated with sub-par manufacturers and fly-by-night suppliers. OEMs Need a Manufacturer With a Proven Record of Delivery on Speed, Price, and Quality. Partnerships also open the door for collaboration between OEMs and lighting manufacturers.

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

Talking Logistics

A human operator loads the tray with an inventory item (for example a coffee mug) that is to be grasped by the robotic arm and moved into the appropriate box from a group of boxes that are awaiting ordered items for shipment to customers. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles.

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. Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks.

Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin? (Takeaways from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The answers were revealed at the SummerCon 2017 conference a couple of weeks ago where LLamasoft introduced “Planning by Design” and SupplyChainPlanning.com, which the company describes as “building blocks to improve your current planning capabilities through design technology.”.

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. Online sales grew 12 percent in 2016, and growth is forecasted for 2017, reports Ludger Schuh of the Inventory and Supply Chain Blog.

Real-Time Inventory Management: 5 Ways Advanced Computer Analytics Will Transform Traditional Inventory Management

Cerasis

Manufacturers have always struggled to obtain the most accurate inventory levels possible. A need for real-time inventory management has arisen, but until now, we didn't have a way to make it a reality. In our predictions’ blog post from earlier this year, we noted how customization will begin to replace traditional inventory management, and essentially, customization goes back to using computer analytics to generate a more accurate, successful view of inventory management.

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. Rather than looking at it with only two options, shippers need a third solution; they need to take advantage of an LTL transportation management system (TMS), focusing on how leveraging today’s systems, like the Cerasis Rater , can maintain profitability and drive expenses down. What Modules Should an LTL Transportation Management System Offer? “Unsustainable.”.

Outsourcing Technology to 3PLs: 9 Reasons Why Manufacturers Will Continue to Invest

Cerasis

Automation sales declined throughout 2016, but industry experts believe a major shift toward third-party companies is coming, reports Patrick Burnson of Supply Chain Management Review Manufacturers need to increase production without increasing overhead costs, and outsourcing technology to 3Pls is the perfect solution. Manufacturers Need to Process Higher Volumes of Information. Billing is another major system, and let us not forget transportation management systems ( TMSs ).

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization

Cerasis

A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017. Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management

Cerasis

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

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.

2017 Top 10 Yard Management Challenges

PINC

Based on our independent research, the productivity of today’s complex warehouse and manufacturing operations will be impacted by the following inefficiencies in yards: 1. Yards are the intersection between warehouses and transportation.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

Kinaxis

That in turn is changing how organizations are manufacturing and delivering goods. These retail robots can scan and track on-store inventory at rates far exceeding what any human worker could accomplish, capturing data on up to 20,000 products an hour.

Supply Chain Finances: How Does Your Cash Flow Impact Your Supply Chain?

Cerasis

Every business, including manufacturing operations, rely on cash flow to meet important needs like fueling growth and keeping the manufacturing process rolling forward. This can be disastrous for manufacturers that need to purchase raw materials to produce their products.

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.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply.

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.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Improving semiconductor manufacturing yields up to 30%, reducing scrap rates, and optimizing fab operations is achievable with machine learning. New products are proliferating in manufacturing today, and delivery windows are tightening. PDF, no opt-in) 2017 Honeywell User’s Group.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

With enhancements in manufacturing and product development, it’s increasingly hard to distinguish product capabilities as a customer. 2 Real-time Network Inventory Control and Planning. Too often we think about inventory in a linear way. Will they share inventory?

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Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

As a result, supply chain leaders focus on unrealistic goals of inventory or costs, they will throw the system out of balance. However, the stories of success are largely project improvements or improvements in vertical supply chain efficiency in manufacturing or transportation.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens.

Common Sales and Operations Planning Myths Part 5 – Lean and On-Demand Manufacturing

Logility

Today we are going to look at lean manufacturing. Myth: “No Need for S&OP; We have Lean Manufacturing.” ” Some proponents of lean manufacturing believe that if you are running lean processes where you have eliminated waste, raw and work in process (WIP) inventory will be delivered and used just-in-time (JIT) to meet customer demand. Raw and WIP inventory takes time to procure, build and transport.

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The game-changing solution to solve your biggest S&OP challenges

DELMIA Quintiq

Take this example: A company decides to go ahead with the manufacturing of a new product based on sufficient plant capacity and favorable sales forecast. However, what the company fails to foresee is the negative impact it will have on transportation capacity.

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6 Steps to Effectively Implement an Order Management System

Cerasis

When you implement an order management system, you should include creating a project management team, identifying risks and interaction among all departments involved in the order fulfillment , product manufacturing, warehousing and transportation processes.

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10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Don’t just cope with complexity. Master it instead.

DELMIA Quintiq

Imagine this: You’re a food & beverage manufacturer who wants to run a promotion for your chocolate milk drink and you need to decide between a 10% and 20% price decrease. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization

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

Cerasis

In this all new e-book, shippers will take away an understanding of inbound freight management to reduce costs, increase control, and gain more visibility into the front end of the supply chain function of transportation. It is incumbent on the logistics, supply chain, and transportation managers in organizations to champion the cause to get control of inbound freight and make sure the C-level executives in the organization understand the benefits.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

A common theme of the 2016 predictions was growth and scalability, so let’s look at how companies are using these technologies as we prepare for the innovations of 2017. In other words, greater access to identical systems prevents organizational silos from inhibiting visibility, asserts Alex Whiteman of Eye For Transport. However, they also can stop problems with inventory management.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

Through advanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ) and greater automation, shippers can reap an unparalleled competitive advantage. You must ensure inventory levels do not cost sales, and you must still work to make an ever-increasing lineup of products available. Although the new administration is focused on restoring manufacturing in America, companies that fail to meet the administration’s standards, which are subject to change, may face large fines and penalties.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Factors like global trade and a customization trend in manufacturing have altered the “straight shot” supply chain forever. Thankfully, digitization of inventory and technology like real-time shipment tracking from 3PLs are taking the pinch out of switching for these companies. Inventory age optimization, which pinpoints the risks of products aging out, perishing, or becoming otherwise unsalable through stagnation.

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