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5 Tips to Increase Shareholder Support for Automation in Logistics

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E-commerce logistics continues to push the limits of today’s supply chains. The automated supply chain makes many promises and affords a way to enable automated exception management. Unfortunately, companies remain trailing behind.

What Is an Automated Freight Settlement?

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More supply chain leaders are learning to leverage technology to improve performance and lower landed costs. Unfortunately, there remain opportunities to recapture freight spend within the freight settlement process that automated freight settlement could solve. Consider this example.

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KPI Supply Chain: Parcel Metrics to Track and Boost Peak Season Value

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Carving a successful footprint and managing to boost Peak season value involves the direct application of KPI supply chain best practices. These best practices go back to the root of digital transformation within logistics, recognizing when things go wrong and intervening immediately.

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Building a Better Data-Driven Reverse Supply Chain

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How often do you really think about the reverse supply chain? It’s easy to assume the reverse supply is solely based on returns. While this is partially true, all reverse logistics involve a backward flow of products that return to their origin, it’s not that simple.

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation

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The typical peak season supply chain presents its own set of challenges yearly. However, this peak season is one never seen before. This year, 2020, is shaping up to be the most challenging year yet with the global pandemic in full force and the delays following for most of this year.

Logistics of a Company: Supplier Diversity to Survive Peak Season

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The atmosphere of business representation has changed drastically over the last fifty years. A more diverse world has taken shape, and the transportation and supply chain industry is no stranger to this shift.

5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track

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Across returns supply chains—a core component of reverse logistics—the need to improve performance has never been higher.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

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Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building.

Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies

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Supply chain leaders have faced significant challenges in the past, and in 2020, the supply chain coronavirus crisis has put a spotlight on the need for supply chain resilience and integration. Among these, integrated reverse logistics strategies can make or break successful operations.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

When to Outsource Reverse Logistics

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Reverse logistics are a major hurdle to efficiency and profitability in modern supply chains. However, they are not something an organization can simply avoid. Failure to offer a fair, free returns process will cost customers. Period.

Top 5 Reverse Logistics KPIs to Track

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The modern supply chain is built on the premise of applied data and strategic performance measurement.

Exploring the Value of Connected Supply Chain Systems to Increase ROI

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Connected supply chain systems rely on the advancement of sensors, analytics, and real-time data to make informed decisions and reduce inefficiencies. This advanced supply chain, known as supply chain 4.0,

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Breaking Down the Barriers to New Technologies During Omnichannel Peak Season

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The omnichannel peak season for 2020 will be an entirely new beast in logistics. The days of planning for a gradual ramp-up to peak season have vanished. Meanwhile, the need to maximize the value of the existing supply chain technologies has never been higher.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

What Could a Second Stimulus Mean for Peak Logistics and E-Commerce

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Earlier this year, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the hope of stimulating business and easing the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Reverse Logistics Analytics: How to See Past Customer Delivery

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The application of analytics offers opportunities to increase supply chain value, and in today’s world, few applications of analytics carry the weight placed on reverse logistics analytics.

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

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It is easy to make analytics the cornerstone of warehouse and distribution center management. While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes.

JIT Fulfillment for an Omnichannel Experience: 5 Peak Season Tips

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Peak season is rapidly approaching once again and always seems to overwhelm supply chains. The upcoming peak season will probably set an all-new bar for future peak seasons to come, especially during uncertainty and the onset of the global pandemic.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Top Trends Driving Interest in New Peak Technologies

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The need to better understand the effect of peak season on supply chain processes and technology remains paramount for freight management parties and resellers. As the world prepares for the upcoming peak season, uncertainty remains the one constant.

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Big Data-as-a-Service: Creating New Value for Peak Season Agile Logistics

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Differentiation in the supply chain rests at the crossroads of digital transformation and applied data. Today’s shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers (LSP) face an uphill battle in securing available capacity, allocating resources, and planning for an uncertain peak season.

5 Reasons to Diversify Your Carrier Network Now

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[link] Every supply-chain on the planet is clamoring for the best way to future-proof operations against possible disruption. The COVID-19 crisis emphasizes the dramatic problems created with single sourcing strategies.

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends

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As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts. The global reverse logistics market is forecast to hit US$603.90 billion by 2025,read More. The post What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

AI Supply Chain for E-Commerce: Opportunities to Save Resources

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Creating new value and maintaining competitive advantage within the supply chain remains challenging for companies around the globe. As e-commerce grows, the ability to respond and offer a seamless, superior customer experience also grows more challenging.

[WHITE PAPER] E-Commerce and Peak Season: Trends Driving the Industry Forward Through Peak Season

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Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! The need to create a more decisive competitive advantage and meet the growing demands of e-commerce peak season continue to force evolution in the global supply chain.

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Automation in Logistics: Using RPA to Handle More Freight Quotes in Anticipation of Peak Season

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The ability to flex supply chain operations to manage increased demand is essential in the modern supply chain. As the demand for more e-commerce purchases grows, that volume will inevitably contribute to an increased volume of returns.

Using a TMS to Capture Multi-Modal Ratings to Manage Peak Season Costs

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Keeping freight spend under control and maintaining logistics visibility have always been a top priority for supply chain leaders going into peak season. Unfortunately, peak season costs continue to soar. For 2020, peak season costs are likely to shatter records.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Inventory System Concern: Should Companies Always Maintain Peak Season Stock?

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Peak season gets more extensive and more demanding every year. And the upcoming peak season is expected to shatter records.

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Looking Beyond Four Walls With SaaS-Based Reverse Logistics

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The current year has been anything but ordinary. Supply chains are trying to fulfill more e-commerce orders, and out-of-stock SKUs have become almost expected. Meanwhile, the massive surge in demand continues to push forward another aspect of logistics—reverse logistics.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model | TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO

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[link] An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. The days of managing channels on an individual basis are over, and consumers are using multiple devices and e-commerce platforms for nearly all purchases. In fact, 78% of U.S.

Automated Supply Chain Communications RPA and AI Take the Stage

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Automation endures and reshapes the foundation of supply chain management. As automation matures, advanced technology makes switching from manual to automated supply chain communications easier. With software, such as robotics process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as leveraging the might of an advanced transportation management system (TMS), more efficient and streamlined management.read More.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.