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50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

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Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 50 Most Read Articles of All Time From the Cerasis Blog. Layers of Logistics Explained.

Top Logistics Articles of 2015

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We continue our top articles from each of our main 5 categories today by covering the top 10 logistics articles that were the most viewed in 2015. We write to five main categories on the Cerasis blog: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Each of these five include several sub categories for more specific articles, such as the TMS category under Transportation Management. Top Logistics Articles of 2015.

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Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

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As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . The new year will then bring series on trends and on the state of some of the business functions and technology used in proper transportation and logistics management. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015.

Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

Cerasis

It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . As we are nearly just a week from Christmas, the marketing department likes to take a look back at some of the articles written by Cerasis and contributing authors to see which specific subjects sparked the most interest. Read the full article. .

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

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In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

Logistics Key Process Indicators (KPIs)

The Logistics of Logistics

If you move freight for a living, you know the importance of logistics key process indicators (KPIs). A KPI is an indicator (a metric) that you have chosen, and agreed with your partners and or customers, that will determine whether you are meeting your critical success factors. Key Process Indicators vs. Metrics. I sometimes use the terms KPI and metrics interchangeably, but they are not the same. Only the most important metrics can grow up to become KPIs.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

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In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. 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 cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model. Logistics

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

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The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains. Healthcare Logistics.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. For the purposes of this article, I define the processes of network design as the use of analytic tools to model and optimize the supply chain. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions. This work is typically periodic to accompany a freight bid or an end-to-end project.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers. As reported by Transport Topics , “Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers’ and receivers’ facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and amenities.” The same ratings and reviews also are available to shippers within Uber Freight’s shipper platform.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

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Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Overcapacity in the global air freight market, increasing customer preference for lower-yielding shipping solutions, and a slowing U.S.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

To create flexible and balanced supply chain organisation, it is necessary to integrate strategy, processes, metrics, and technology enterprise wide and across customers, suppliers, and service providers. Let me end this article with a lovely quote from a visionary leader!!

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

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Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! If this sounds like it would be a fun and meaningful personal challenge for you (with the added benefits of meeting other supply chain and logistics professionals and raising money for a good cause), then sign up to join our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure team! Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. According to the article: CBP hopes that using blockchain for the NAFTA and CAFTA certificates of origin will allow the agency to apply the technology toward getting more accurate information about the subject goods from the country of export and toward verifying that suppliers in other countries are compliant along with their U.S. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel logistics challenges. The expectation of instant consumer gratification has businesses scrambling to shore up their supply chain to ensure cost-effective on-time delivery, which is where omnichannel logistics comes into play.”[3] ”[3] Legacy staff members identify 9 top omnichannel logistics challenges businesses generally face. Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Reverse Logistics.

The Best LTL KPI for Measuring Billing Accuracy

The Logistics of Logistics

Incorrect freight bills drive the accountants crazy and drive the costs up. Sometimes it has to be passed on to clients, who were already billed for freight or the added cost has to be absorbed by the shipper. Regardless of who does the freight bill auditing, shippers should measure billing accuracy with the LTL KPI described in this article. Shippers should measure the number of accurate freight bills. Additional Reading regarding LTL Freight Billing Accuracy.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. The thing that makes supply chain and logistics so exciting and frustrating and challenging is that just when you think you’ve figured something out or have it under control, the world changes on you. Providers of real-time freight visibility solutions.

What are Ecommerce Shipping Zones?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping Zones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provide by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. The cost to send a package is the metric most directly affected. A batch of orders are shipped by FTL or LTL freight to a delivery hub closer to the end consumers. Because freight shipping has lower rates, you reduce your overall fulfillment costs. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Freight Management logistics management

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

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The company has achieved 34 consecutive quarters of profitability, and it has more than 146,000 parties connected to its Logistics Technology Platform exchanging more than 4.5 Under CI Capital Partners, Transplace made several acquisitions to grow its business and service footprint, including Celtic International, SCO Logistics, and Torus Freight Systems (now Transplace Canada). Note: Descartes and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

IMO article and permission to publish here provided by Jenish Sheth. Under this regime, the primary responsible party in the freight market will be the vessel owner or operator. million metric tons annually. New fuel will likely cost more than current bunker fuels and fuel surcharges will likely be added by carriers & its expected to increase freight rates by at least 15% to 30% in 2020. will also need to update freight tariffs accordingly. Subscribe Here!

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

“Spot Market Freight Indices Continue Surge to Three-Year Highs”. Freight transportation capacity, (particularly truckload capacity) is tight as it has ever been. The bellwether metric – spot rates – are pegging the meter. The biannual Fall/Winter 2017 edition of Food Shippers of America magazine includes an article sharing the solution to these challenges. The post Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

The past three quarters have been anything but typical for the freight market and the domestic economy at-large. The arrival of COVID-19 sent freight volumes skyrocketing to keep up with panic buying at retailers nationwide. What Is Driving the 2020 Freight Market?

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

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This article first appeared in The Loadstar on June 8th, 2018. JOIN OVER 1,000 TOP FORWARDERS AND CARRIERS AUTOMATING AIR FREIGHT. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS. Get Air Freight Standardized. Get Air Freight Dynamic. Get Air Freight Connected. Get Air Freight Customer Facing. This isn’t fanciful, a large retailer customer of ours is actually air freighting teddy bears as we speak. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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Cloud-Based TMS Helps Develop Sustainable Relationships in Transportation Logistics

Supply Chain Collaborator

The June issue of American Shipper magazine published an article by Cook on developing sustainable relationships which this blogger found to be compelling because most of the advice his piece provides can be realized via the use of good, cloud-based TMS software. So with a hat tip to Mr. Cook, here are some of the steps he recommends for building effective relationships with your logistics partners – carriers, vendors, customers, etc.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices. As I stated back in December , in response to a Reuters article highlighting how U.S.

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6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . In the logistics aspect of the supply chain, this equates to better monitoring and adherence to guidelines governing drive time, fuel use, deadhead and more. Lean processes are standard in supply chains, including logistics, but 2018 will see a gradual transition to elastic logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

And by comparison and with apparently so much to gain, why do some logistics service providers and their clients fail to team up effectively? Making collaboration work at the logistics sharp end is possible , but there are conditions. In this article, we look at why you might want to collaborate in your logistics, where opportunities lie, what makes collaboration work, and conversely, what makes it fail. What Can Companies Gain from Collaborating in Logistics?

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7 Essential Attributes of Strategic Supplier Partnerships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In a previous article about supplier management , I suggested that the more a supplier tells you that they are strategic, the less they really are. This article will identify a taxonomy for a strategic partnership between two parties. The baseline metrics for performance of a partner are the same operational parameters used for other suppliers. Thank you to Lance Younger and Pedro Rocha for their inputs on the article. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

In this article I’m not going to focus on the things that you can do in your personal lives or in your home. The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. Logistics/Link Supplier Selection/Management. Additionally there should be aggressive management of freight modes. Ocean freight or Rail travel are better environmentally than planes for instance. Subscribe Here!

Global Logistics and the Transportation Management Center: The Next Phase in Network Agility

Supply Chain Nation

In my previous article on the evolution of transportation management, Driving Value from a Transportation Management Center: Think Global, Act Local , I discussed how transportation best practices were evolving from more rigid, centralized control towers to more flexible and collaborative Transportation Management Centers (TMC). Transportation & Logistics Global Logistics Network Agility transportation Transportation Management Center

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

And by comparison and with apparently so much to gain, why do some logistics service providers and their clients fail to team up effectively? Making collaboration work at the logistics sharp end is possible, but there are conditions. In this article, we look at why you might want to collaborate in your logistics, where opportunities lie, what makes collaboration work, and conversely, what makes it fail. What Can Companies Gain from Collaborating in Logistics?

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7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link]. Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. Amazon FBA sometimes falls short in this crucial metric. Amazon runs an enormous fulfillment and logistics business. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Amazon AmazonFBA ECommerce Retail supplychain

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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MULTIMODAL: Cass Freight Index: The February shipments index increased 8.3% Source: Inbound Logistics). Freight Rail Traffic: Originations of carloads in February 2016 totaled 979,042, a decrease of 10.1% Source: AAR.org) (Average monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads; Includes federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses). TRUCKING: Truckload Freight: The spot market for truckload freight in February decreased 2.4%

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% Freight Rail: Traffic Originations of carloads in December 2015 totaled 1,219,443, a decrease of 15.6% Source: AAR.org) (Average monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads; Includes federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses). . Truckload Freight: The spot market for truckload freight in December increased 15% compared to the previous month, and was 36% lower year-over-year.