These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement. Logistics Procurement Supply Chain Trends

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! This is a must read for those in the logistics industry to stay on top of their games! With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. Logistics professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations, and the days of peaks and lulls have ended.

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The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018

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That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. ” Today’s post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2018. The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs from 2018 The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from 2018 included several elements of manufacturing.

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

Cerasis

With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. Logistics professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations, and the days of peaks and lulls have ended. To answer that question, let us turn our attention to some of the key top logistics trends we’ll see over the next 12 months, in part as a response to the growing customer experience movement. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! This white paper, “The Top Supply Chain Trends that will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” is the second in our overall industry trends white paper series.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

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Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? E-Commerce Logistics

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2018)

Talking Logistics

So, while I’m off the grid and recharging my batteries, you can check out the top posts and new episodes from Q2 2018 (if you missed the top posts and the new episodes from Q1, you can link to them here ). Top Talking Logistics Posts in Q2 2018. Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018. Big Data in Logistics. Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference. New Episodes in Q2 2018. Big Data in Logistics.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

We expand upon the supply chain technology trends we spoke about in the first part of this blog series, but let’s take a look at 5 more supply chain tech trends that will shape 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. How companies interact with consumers will evolve throughout 2018 thanks to these transformative supply chain technologies. What About Moving Product Through the Supply Chain, I.e., What About Logistics?

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Money Keeps Flowing to Logistics Companies.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). project44 and GateHouse Logistics Announce Exclusive Partnership. Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation Announces Intent to Acquire AFF Global Logistics. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – September 2018. project44 and GateHouse Logistics: Expanding the Visibility Network.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team raised $58,706 this season — a new record! Simply put, without your support, this audacious dream I had three years ago to form a logistics cycling team to support JDRF wouldn’t have come true. Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN).

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

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Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”. In fact, BMW has adopted any number of digital production technologies, such as data analytics, smart logistics and 3D printing.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

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Even JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Google, reports Jonathan Chester of Forbes , are working to increase blockchain development and innovation, and supply chain leaders need to understand how the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics will bring about lasting change and improvements in efficiency. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond.

Seasoned Leadership In Action™ – Our 2018 All-Star Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In 2018 Supply Chain Game Changer introduced our Seasoned Leadership in Action interview series. So we thought that it would be great to recap all of the Interviews we published in 2018. Here are our 2018 Seasoned Leadership in Action Interviews: 1. We thank all of those phenomenal leaders who participated in the Seasoned Leadership in Action Interview series in 2018. Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality (CNN). The key takeaway here is that companies need to take a holistic and integrated approach to how they procure, plan, and execute their transportation operations. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

Cerasis

The costs of reverse logistics amount to more than $750 billion per year, and the demand for reverse logistics has risen in recent years with the rise of e-commerce. According to Stacy Rudolph of Business to Community, up to 30% of all products ordered online become returns, placing an insurmountable burden on reverse logistics. This is why blockchain in reverse logistics go well together. Blockchain Reverse Logistics

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling and Logistics

Our annual salary survey reveals that the typical material handling and logistics professional earns $93,697. The single biggest challenge facing the industry is lack of qualified workers in all aspects of logistics.” purchasing/procurement manager with a manufacturer of building equipment with 21-25 years of experience, living in the South Atlantic region and earning $36,00. And what does this “typical material handling and logistics manager” look like?

Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet the lack of attention and focus that Indirect Procurement is often given is inconsistent with the true importance of this area. Indirect Procurement takes a back seat to Direct Procurement unfortunately. But it is time for Indirect Procurement to stand up and be counted! The Importance of Indirect Procurement! Indirect Procurement is referred to by many different names. It might be called Non-Production Procurement or MRO for instance.

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Recently I had the pleasure of attending EBG Network’s 8th Annual Source to Pay Summit, which gathered some of the Nordic’s largest organizations and procurement profiles. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement. Subscribe Here!

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Aggregating your procurement spend for the purpose of delivering greater value is a sound objective. We discussed these in greater detail in our post Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! I have been in the Procurement organization trying to get our arms around spend. This may be the head of Procurement, the CFO, the COO or the CEO. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Procurement Outsourcing – Keep your Integrity!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Like so many professionals Procurement people are very proud. But at some point in their careers, especially in the age of Outsourcing, they are likely to have to deal with potential suppliers who provide Procurement services. Procurement typically negotiates deals for other functions like I/T, HR, Manufacturing and every other area in the company. When selling Procurement Outsourcing services you need to have a lot of credibility to begin. Subscribe Here!

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Gartner recently announced their 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List. The 2018 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List. But overall most of the list was the same as 2017. In fact if you go back 5 years to 2013 you will find that most of the names are the same as on the 2018 list. Source: Gartner (May 2018). Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Technology #Leadership #Procurement #Purchasing #Freight.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

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In other words, last month’s announcement was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before Amazon reveal plans for a comprehensive logistics network. Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network. Fulfillment and global logistics is increasingly a goal in and of itself. Amazon’s logistics hiring plans. The Global Logistics Footprint.

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5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function? We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. Why is Logistics a Good Career? In the United States, the median wages for a Logistics Manager is around $90,000 annually. So, the career in logistics management can be very lucrative if you have a career plan and keep on developing yourself. Are there any other logistics books you love and why?

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

Use for transparency and traceability for buyers, marketplaces, sellers, and consumers, unifying the history of a product from procurement to end-users, as well as throughout returns, if necessary. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Remember the reverse logistics supply chain use of blockchain. Reverse logistics will also see gains through blockchain technology. Blockchain E-Commerce Logistics

Risk Management: Is 2018 the Year of Living Dangerously?

Enterra Insights

If supply chain complexity, global competition, information collection challenges, climate change, natural disasters, and protectionism aren’t enough to worry about, Benjamin Roussey insists five IT security risks are going to make 2018 a nightmare for risk managers. He writes, “2018 will bring unprecedented IT security threats and challenges for all businesses.”[2] As we step into 2018, enterprises must realize the risks associated with their IoT ecosystem.”

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

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We follow an exhaustive list of supply chain and logistics blogs to make this possible. If you want to start learning, we suggest you check out these top logistics and supply chain blogs. Top Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs We Love. Cerasis is another leader in the world of supply chain and logistics. Published by MTS Logistics, this blog also focuses on the world of ocean shipping and international trade concerns, key concerns that exist in blockchain circles.

IKEA’s IWAY Has Lessons For Every Procurement Team!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough! Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management. If you don’t have a Supplier CoC, I’d strongly suggest looking into developing one with your sourcing and procurement team. The post IKEA’s IWAY Has Lessons For Every Procurement Team!

21st Century Procurement Skills (Guest Post by Christoph Flöthmann)

SCM Research

Our guest post today comes from Christoph Flöthmann, an expert in strategic and digital procurement, who has recently co-authored a new report. Digitalization already has a major impact on procurement, as we write in our new report: 21st Century Procurement Skills. This is ultimately driving procurement effectiveness, efficiency and compliance. Practice Research Digitalization Procurement Report

For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Every Friday on Talking Logistics, I share a list of supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention that week, along with some brief commentary and analysis. The good news is that that there is a lot of work going on in this area, such as the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) , which already has several hundred companies in the transportation and logistics industry participating.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

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In addition, shippers may lack the resources necessary to push operations beyond availability and reliability of procurement. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Select a proven e-commerce logistics partner. E-Commerce Logistics OmnichannelAlthough e-commerce makes up 10 percent of overall retail sales, its value in the modern economy must not be underestimated.

Mitigating Logistics Risk Through Blockchain

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Logistics will always contain risks, but the use of blockchain in supply chain management can go a long way in prevention and mitigation. Let’s look at the problem of risk management in logistics and how traceability through blockchain reduces those risks. Logistics Risks Lead to Higher Freight Spend. Logistics risks impact freight spend in multiple ways. Blockchain’s value in mitigating risks also applies to reverse logistics.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

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WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. As the logistics industry remains fragmented, riddled with data silos , low-transparency, and archaic manual processes, blockchain within the supply chain can empower this revolution towards digital collaboration. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

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Common supply chain challenges that lead to a TMS purchase include procurement and transportation operations living as two separate functions, lack of visibility to freight movement, and limited control of freight from inbound suppliers. Procuring a TMS starts with an investigative process. Additionally, companies that take a top-down, proactive approach to procurement versus one that’s bottom-up and reactive will experience a more efficient, productive process.