Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

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.

Top Logistics Articles of 2015

Cerasis

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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11 Inventory Management Best Practices

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Management Best Practices article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages. Use ABC Analysis to Categorize Your Inventory. As sales increase, inventory will flow faster.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives. Efficient supply chain planning reduces wasted fuel and transportation capacity.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Articles of 2019

PINC

Matt Yearling’s articles ranked on both Logistics Viewpoints’ and Talking Logistics’ most-read article lists for 2019. . Here’s a synopsis of his most-read articles for the year and the evergreen insights that he shared with readers: Excess Inventory?

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

Improving inventory management

EFT

What’s more plenty on the retail side have found themselves with held inventory but it suddenly locked away in stores that people could no longer frequent, browse and shop from. This has pushed inventory management far up the agenda for a host of companies seeking to properly get a handle on what is where in their logistics train and where problems the next blockage might occur. In his opinion the way you do that is “By putting inventory close to customers.

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management. Reading this article will enable you to see inventory from a perspective contrary to most conventional views defining inventory as an asset. Why can inventory reduction lead to organizational success?

Winning the Inventory Battle in the Consumer Products Industry

Logility

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, many of those failures are due to initial misreads of market conditions ( Why Most Product Launches Fail ). From a supply chain standpoint the battle for new product profitability relies largely on two key capabilities, developing accurate new product forecasts and optimizing new product inventory. reduction in finished goods inventory (days). reduction in transportation costs (percent of sales).

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?

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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Navigating inventory through the eye of the COVID storm

EFT

This might be diversifying locations for holding stock, production facilities or modes of transport, or all of the above, as COVID-19 has shown that there are significant costs and complications to suddenly being over-reliant on any one link in the supply chain.

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How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

Abivin

As a big manufacturer, they follow a strict logistics process to manage transportation in real-time, which has been proven to improve efficiency and profit. In this article, we will take a deeper insight into how one leading brewery company can effectively manage all contracted transporters in real-time. How the company manages all contracted transporters in real-time a. Transporters’ Drivers: They are in charge of delivering the goods to the end customers.

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. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. It acts as the driver, helping the connected ‘thing,’ which could be a vehicle or inventory system, make smarter decisions.”.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

GCC chemical industry is not immune to global trade fluctuations, transportation constraints and escalating competition, elevating the importance of supply chains to improve the bottom line. Realising operational and cost efficiencies will reduced lead times, improved forecast accuracy and increased inventory turnover. Article September 2020The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining.

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Although no one in the industry foresaw the intensity of this crisis, some fashion companies are finding that they are better equipped than others — largely because of their digital know-how,” writes consulting firm McKinsey in the article “Fashion’s digital transformation: Now or never”. In supply chain, remote inventory management which replaces the cumbersome routine labor of counting screws and switches will be part of the new automated supply chain paradigm.

Containerized Shipping – Technology Advancements And Value Creation

Gravity Supply Chain

Learn about the benefits of containerization and how Gravity supply chain solutions’ container tracking feature enables real time visibility of your cargo.

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles inventory retail #retailers Gravity Technology disruption supplychain visibility logistics performance #automation #realtime #management #cargo #shipment #transportation purchase tracking container freight solution platform order track operations global industry automating manufacturers service providers cloudbased trace carrier shipper data warehousingHow can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions?

Supply Chain Leaders Rearranging Deck Chairs? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

They rock back and forth in improving singular metrics but struggle to improve a portfolio of growth, margin, inventory performance, and asset utilization. Conversely, the value of a firm will never be created by improving the functional metrics of Purchase Price Variance, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), lowest cost of transportation, or cash-to-cash efficiency. I hope by the end of this article, that I have you fired up.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This article explores 10 possible areas in which can help at each stage of the flow in Supply Chain Management. Inventory Management. Regardless of how efficient and effective, all supply chains carry inventory. Article August 2020

5 Outstanding Transport & Logistics Book for Managers

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a transportation and logistics professional who are looking for inspiring ideas to improve the operations? This article will show you 5 amazing logistics books that provide the information you can really use. Background Previously we published the article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ". The feedback from readers are that they like the article about top 10 books very much.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

It has been a huge challenge to understand what is changing moment-to-moment, let alone predicting what will happen, so eft by Reuters sat down in a webinar with experts working at the coalface of inventory planning and distribution to understand what can be done to survive and thrive. Visibility is the centrepiece … not only in terms of where my inventory is, in which channel, and where to move it, but also in consumer demand, and how can I be ahead of that game and forecast the demand?”

Using Lean Management for Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lean management article originally published by Veridian at [link] Permission to publish here provided by Jason Rosing. What is Lean Inventory Management? Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits.

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Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As an offspring of globalisation, supply chains are focused on optimisation – cost reduction, just-in-time deliveries and tight inventory-to-sales ratios. A significant paradigm shift in procurement and inventory control is an emerging area of focus. Calls for more effective transportation capacity planning, inventory management, multi-sourcing and diversified supplier base strategies are crucial to mitigate business continuity in case of a crisis.

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? The transportation company’s culture and behavior should change to apply Lean thinking. Transportation takes time. The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. The list of additional waste generated by transportation goes on and on.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node. Build inventory hedge to cover for volatility and risk (from Just in time to Just in Case) : Understand demand and supply side shocks, volatility and develop Inventory hedging strategies. Let me end this article with a lovely quote from a visionary leader!! Article July 2020Let me start with a quote from a great leader!!

The Future of Supply Chains Post COVID-19 – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

But companies will have to go beyond the usual inventory optimisation. . For example tools like self-billing can support to fasten time consuming transport invoices reconciliation etc…), several SC models will co-exist and will be intermediately used depending on the market condition. Article July 2020As the virus began to spread out from China, Asia, as a region, provided the first lessons to their global peers on how to mitigate the impact of both supply and demand sides.

5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan

Cerasis

Every transportation firm sees the utility of having a transportation management plan. It is essential in organizing activities in the transportation industry effectively and efficiently. The challenges that the transportation industry faces are enormous. Thus, it becomes inevitable for transport companies to devise a transportation management plan that factors in all these variables. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

Why This Holiday Season is Creating Winners and Losers in the Transportation Industry

The Network Effect

There is an excellent piece in today’s WSJ on how retailers’ changing inventory management strategies are affecting the fortunes logistics and transportation companies. The answer mainly lies in new real time inventory management programs that major retailers are implementing: A large piece of the disconnect between freight and small parcel stems from currently high inventory levels, which retailers think they can sell off online come December.

Does Your Company Make Effective Use of a Transportation Management System?

Tompkins Blog

You may have read numerous recent articles on the benefits of using a transportation management system (TMS) to manage freight. It can be setup to run in three months or less without major changes in transportation management processes or practices. Furthermore, as transport capacities tighten due to driver shortages and new hours of service limits, the ability to book capacity in advance will be essential. Optimize the total transport moves. By Gene Tyndall.

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. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Reduce Your Inventory Costs With These Strategies

Unleashed

One area in which business managers may like to remove unnecessary costs is inventory. Inventory can entail a raft of costs — known and sometimes unknown or hidden — which can really lock up a business’ cashflow. In this article, we outline strategies for cutting inventory costs, to free up your finances for other, more useful purposes. What are inventory costs? We suggest asking questions such as: Do my inventory purchases have a long or short shelf-life?

Supply Chain Leadership Driving Industry 4.0 & Resilience During Crisis – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This boosts revenues and optimises inventory. This can be applied to inventory management, fleet and order tracking, ID badging. Time to products restocking, automating repeat purchases could be made simpler by enabling a customer inventory demand to forecast while big data analytics enable real-time focus and simultaneous analysis of diverse data streams generating valuable information for forecasting and planning. Article July 2020

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Who's Really Running Your Retail Operation?

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. But it was really the development of innovative material handling systems in the mid-20th century that prompted the need for ways to keep track of more densely stored goods and higher levels of inventory. With the concurrent innovation in computing technology, inventory tracking systems were created that could generate automated reports. Companies began to use rudimentary WMS to manage inventory and order fulfillment.