Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

Companies cannot save their way to supply chain excellence with cost-cutting and inventory management — customer back capabilities. In 2019, here are seven trends that I will be tracking: The Horizon? Examples include allocation, available-to-Promise, and transportation routing.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2019)

Talking Logistics

Based on the top Talking Logistics posts and videos this quarter, it’s clear that transportation management remains a hot topic of interest — everything from how to navigate the twists and turns of the market to how to leverage transportation management systems (TMS) and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement. Even our most popular post, which dealt with excess inventory and yard management, had a transportation bent to it. Excess Inventory?

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Distribution and Dedicated Transportation Outlooks: 2019

NFI

Guest Blog: William Mahoney, Senior Vice President, Sales at NFI Distribution Outlook Inventory levels in 2019 will continue to grow creating the demand for more third-party warehousing space in the coming year. Inventory.

Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

Talking Logistics

As we begin 2019, what are the key lessons learned from last year, and what trends and factors should shippers keep an eye on to make sure they’re able to respond effectively to whatever happens in the transportation market in the weeks and months ahead? A “new normal” in transportation? A strong economy in late 2017 through to late 2018 drove demand to outstrip supply for transportation across truckload, LTL and intermodal, with shippers shopping across modes to cover loads.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause.

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Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory.

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What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Cerasis

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability.

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. But even as developers have flooded the market with new inventory, some retailers are still having trouble finding adequate, flexible space. The post Excess Inventory?

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

This is certainly true in the transportation realm, where real-time freight visibility solutions are helping companies answer — quickly and accurately — Where’s shipment? So now you’re exetending [the value of visibility] beyond transportation into warehousing.”.

4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

Cerasis

Protect Inventory You can’t function as a business without a well-stocked inventory. The post 4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business.

Inbound Freight Collaboration: How a TMS Creates Harmony Between Shippers, Vendors, and Carriers

Cerasis

These consequences include higher freight spend, poor dock scheduling, increased carrying cost of inventory and more. The post Inbound Freight Collaboration: How a TMS Creates Harmony Between Shippers, Vendors, and Carriers appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Grocery Retail Trends 2019

RELEX Solutions

Looking into 2019, we’ve again listed some of the top trends in grocery retail for 2019. There are considerable additional picking and transport costs while food service outlets have benefitted from opportunities like Uber Eats.

For Cummins, PINC Yard Management System is a Game Changer

PINC YMS

Bridget McCrea, editor at Logistics Management Magazine, brings to life an very interesting story about how trailer yards have become a vey important part of inventory visibility across the supply chain.

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Preventing 3 Common Inventory Control Issues

Unleashed

For large corporations or SMEs, correctly managing your inventory stock is imperative to achieving an efficient, sustainable and profitable business. Inventory control , however, brings with it many issues but with the right tools, some of the common ones are easily managed. Problems include product stockouts that result in lost sales opportunities and unhappy customers and product spoilage or dead inventory stock which will incur unnecessary costs and tie up storage space.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6 million shipments before Christmas, and on January 3, 2019, UPS processed an estimated 1.3

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What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

According to Ben Ames of DC Velocity , dark warehouses refer to the full automation of material handling equipment, warehouse execution systems , and automatic identification of inventory and shipments. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

We were primarily in the expedite business, targeting manufacturers of all sizes who were running just-in-time inventory systems that made an intermediary component in someone else’s just-in-time system. [00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

Progress on the key performance metrics of cost, customer service, inventory, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are going backward; not forwards, for most companies. ” (Each mode of transport has different comparison reference data.). It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

Transportfolio

While demand is likely to continue to increase, we expect the pace of the increase to be slower in 2019. Nothing in the Purchasing Managers’ Index®, Inventory-Sales ratio, or consumer confidence trends would indicate an impending surge in demand. Preparing for air freight in 2019.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

Progress on the key performance metrics of cost, customer service, inventory, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are going backward; not forwards, for most companies. ” (Each mode of transport has different comparison reference data.). It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep.

Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

Transportfolio

With the continued increase in supply chain complexity and greater pressure to keep inventories lean and accelerate shipments, is your supply chain ready for what 2019 has in store? These laws focus on compliance within the transport sector.

Optimizing Your WMS: Are Your Warehouse Management System & Supply Chain Technology Ready for Peak Operation?

Cerasis

Through a warehouse management system (WMS), a company can gain real-time insight into product location, movement, and inventory. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Software and supply chain technologies have become integral components of successful warehousing practices. However, optimizing your WMS to drive costs down and enhance product flow is not a small task. To ensure your supply chain technology and WMS are set up.read More.

Centralised Inventory Management: Is it right for you?

Unleashed

Inventory management is a game changer when it comes to retail profitability. When your inventory is managed well, other parts of your business reap the benefits. However, the importance of inventory management isn’t always appreciated and can be overlooked by business owners. This is interesting because, from a financial point of view, inventory is one of your greatest assets. If you overstock your inventory, this becomes a liability.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape. 2019).

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

Transportfolio

While demand is likely to continue to increase, we expect the pace of the increase to be slower in 2019. Nothing in the Purchasing Managers’ Index®, Inventory-Sales ratio, or consumer confidence trends would indicate an impending surge in demand. Preparing for air freight in 2019.

TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

Talking Logistics

In practice, however, relatively few companies are using optimization technology, particularly in transportation. What factors are shifting transportation optimization from a “nice to have” to a “must have” capability? Why is transportation optimization key today? The underlying theme of these examples is that they induce more cost in transportation, and that leads to the need for optimization.

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Today’s driver shortage is helping to drive transportation costs higher. On top of all these factors, the driver shortages, an almost 100% driver turnover rate, and increased demand further jam up the supply chain and limit transportation options.

Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?

JDA software

its inventory management and where and how well it deploys inventory to optimize customer service levels and profitability. its transportation management and how well it continually procures, plans, executes and monitors freight. Inventory management.

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

Those are the main questions I discussed with Linus Kalenze, Vice President of North American Surface Transportation, Consolidation at C.H. It’s all centered around creating a better customer shopping experience, and a big part of that is having inventory on the shelves when customers want to buy it. This requires managing upstream inventory in very different ways than previously. The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever.

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What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

Quintiq

Coupled with high storage costs and limited containers to transport products at any one time, balancing stock inventories at the perfect minimum level is a tricky business.

How a Site Survey Benefits You

AB&R

The reduction of manual inventory, expensive labor searches, and the improvement of laboratory movement updates have already paid for this system. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing it right. That’s the approach we take each time we start a relationship with a new customer.

Peak Season or Seasons?

BluJay Solutions

And behind every dollar spent, people in the transport and logistics industry are working diligently to ensure each step of the supply chain runs smoothly. One of the biggest challenges transport and logistics companies face is the evolving retail cycle.

Is Your Supply Chain Customer-Centric?

DynaSys

The service level usually expressed as a percentage is a measure of satisfying demand through inventory or by the current production schedule. Therefore better control of its supply chain means better serving the customers, both in terms of inventory and cost of service.

[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

Cerasis

The Nightmare on Inventory Street: How Out-of-Stocks Hurt Your Business and How to Overcome the Issue. The post [PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

Transportfolio

With the continued increase in supply chain complexity and greater pressure to keep inventories lean and accelerate shipments, is your supply chain ready for what 2019 has in store? These laws focus on compliance within the transport sector.

How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Today’s Global Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Razat says it all starts with creating a data foundation, a single system of reference, upon which the scenario planning can be used to look at the trade-offs and interdependencies between production, inventory, distribution and transportation. Why is inventory buffering for the current economic and trade uncertainties anathema to efficiency? Whether it’s the escalating tariffs between the U.S.

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