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6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

Cerasis

While conventional logistics optimizes the flow of goods from producer to consumer, reverse logistics manages the processes for inverting that flow to deal with returned parts, materials and products from the consumer back to the producer. For instance, a growing number of cell phone manufacturers have established procedures in place for consumers who wish to return an older model and ensure that the device is refurbished or recycled rather than dumped into the local landfill.

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. .

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

Cerasis

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

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.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #9: Relentless pursuit of one metric at the expense of other metrics.

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Reason #9 Relentless pursuit of one supply chain metric at the expense of other metrics. Yet, these are similar instructions as what is passed down to the supply chain from executives focused on a specific supply chain metric. Why do companies focus on reducing a specific metric? by John Westerveld.

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. Read the full article here. .

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

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. It incorporates your resources from every stage of the logistic process in the real-time. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools. Logistics

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. In manufacturing, I became good at labor bargaining. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

As the fabric suppliers require the longest lead times, ZARA approves designs & initiates manufacturing after it gets feedback from its stores. Optimize global manufacturing capacities : Carry out a structured view of Mfg capacities by each plant, self as well as outsourced.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Lockdown of cities and manufacturing plants have significantly impacted many industries’ supply chains. Internet of Things (IoT) brings more connectivity in the supply chain network to advance visibility and agility to the logistics and supply operations. Article July 2020

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.

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

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. As I’ve commented in previous postings, if you are a 3PL or transportation company and you’re not involved in cross-border shipping with Mexico, then you are missing out on a growing business opportunity (see Reuters article from December 2012). Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Logistics Simplified: Three Keys to Solving Your Supply Chain Problems

Material Handling and Logistics

It’s true that the major issues in the supply chain—which were confirmed through MH&L ’s workforce survey process and published in an earlier article —are nuanced. However, manufacturers, 3PLs and others in the supply chain often get lost in the details. Then look at key metrics like total line items per order, picks per hour, and cost per pick per SKU to identify weak links and the most opportunistic areas for improvements.

10 Issues Keeping Manufacturers and Distributors Up At Night for 2015

Cerasis

As we get settled into this new year, we thought we’d share observations from conversations we’ve had with manufacturers and distributors recently. In fact, in order to combat these ever pressing issues and competition, we recently shared our insights on trends for 2015 facing manufacturers and distributors on the Cisco-Eagle Blog. Rather than Count Sheep, Manufacturers and Distributors Should Face these Issues. Manufacturers are also doing more to influence end-customers.

Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

Supply Chain Shaman

I am currently writing an article on supply chain excellence. Consider the case of food manufacturing. The only metric that we have improved through ten years of IT investments is the revenue/employee number. Over the course of the last decade, I have worked with many companies that moved manufacturing to countries with lower labor costs. This week, I am grounded due to weather. So, I am spending my time writing.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

According to the product sheet , “Oracle Global Trade Intelligence provides a dashboard view into the unique metrics by which your customs and compliance operation measures success. A couple of notable quotes from the article: “We both see opportunities to make substantial progress in the coming months, as well as some challenges,” Mr. Froman said. Robinson and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

This article was first published in the July / August 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Reverse logistics can also have a dramatic effect on steering a company’s fortunes. Reverse logistics is therefore worth doing, and worth doing properly. This also qualifies as reverse logistics. Logistics

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. P&G and Wayfair: More Shippers Taking Direct Control of Logistics Operations.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). Later in this article we’ll look at some examples of functional and cross functional KPIs. Production/manufacturing. Total logistics cost. At the beginning of this article, I stressed the importance of not having too many KPIs. A KPI is a metric… but not just any metric.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Creates New Metrics for Demand Planning Consortium. FTR Shippers Condition Index notes pending HOS changes could cut productivity ( Logistics Management ). In the enterprise software world, Netsuite is becoming the Pitbull of the industry, with various supply chain and logistics software vendors forming partnerships with the company to help expand their presence in the small and midsize business (SMB) market.

How Machine Learning is Transforming Industrial Production

DELMIA Quintiq

That allows us to get to the heart of the matter in identifying the industrial technology that had to be created or modified because of the desire to use machine learning computer algorithms to enable the era of smart manufacturing. The list of new technology that can be attributed to machine learning is exhaustive and not possible to be covered in its entirety in this article. manufacturing facility), to be tightly coupled and evaluated by advanced predictive analytics (e.g.,

U.K. Just Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

The work is highly complex, with some manufacturers using components that cross borders several times during the production process. Read full article. Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & Distribution All TechnologyOne of the people expressed bafflement that it’s taken so long for the government to ask for the data.

Using DRG Analytics to Drive TCO: The Holy Grail in Healthcare Analytics

NC State SCRC

There is even a metric for this used by hospitals: “utilization” To illustrate the problem, consider a hospital that buys 100 stents. They are purchased, the manufacturer delivers them and they are put into the stockroom next to the OR. This work can create a direct pipeline between manufacturers and providers, and dis-intermediate GPO’s and software markets, which either do not work or do not provide value. Hospitals are bleeding money.

Logistics Simplified: Two Keys to Solving Your Supply Chain Problems

Material Handling and Logistics

It’s true that the major issues in the supply chain—which were confirmed through MH&L ’s workforce survey process and published in an earlier article —are nuanced. However, manufacturers, 3PLs and others in the supply chain often get lost in the details. Then look at key metrics like total line items per order, picks per hour, and cost per pick per SKU to identify weak links and the most opportunistic areas for improvements.

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

Talking Logistics

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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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 Principles of Supply Chain Management Explained

Supply Chain Opz

The good news is, this article will explain to you the key principles of supply chain management that you can finish within 5 minutes. In 1997, Supply Chain Management Review published one article called " The Seven Principles of Supply Chain Management " written by David Anderson, Frank Britt and Donavon Favre. At that time, SCM was a pretty new term so this article did the excellent job to explain the important supply chain management principles in one shot. NAVIGATE.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. For example, I remember speaking with the Director of Transportation Services at a large CPG manufacturer a few years ago. The post The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

Like the multi-billion dollar chemical manufacturer that had been paying market rates for ocean transportation for eight years because nobody realized that their contract, filed away in a drawer by a transportation manager who had left the company, had expired. That’s the question I always ask when I share these types of stories with audiences, and an article in the Wall Street Journal this week about Columbia Sportswear sheds some light on the answer.

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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SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

My first Monday in, I asked for a full report of all our supply chain metrics, and my analyst told me he could get it to me by Friday. Buying becomes actions of an offer, acceptance, logistics involves weight, volume, time and cost, and inventory becomes everything we don’t need, so the logal is to minimize it. The major components include revenue, income statement, and balance sheet metrics, but others may follow that are important to the organization and its stakeholders.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you how one of the worlds leading companies put a theory into practice and survive many supply chain disruptions. Based on literature review by Behdani et al 2012 called " How to Handle Disruptions in Supply Chains – An Integrated Framework and a Review of Literature ", academic articles in this area is centered around 2 themes, namely, Risk Management (before disaster strikes) and Disruption Management (after disaster strikes). NAVIGATE. Basics.

Make Your Supply Chains Less Complex – and Less Wasteful!

Talking Logistics

Mariotti states that you first have to measure it, and he outlines several metrics and techniques in the book, including ranking customers by annual sales, profit, and gross margin percentage. Lean is often associated with discrete manufacturing processes, but the discipline has been adapted and implemented in the process industries too, as documented in the book “ Lean for the Process Industries: Dealing with Complexity ” (Productivity Press, May 2009) by Peter L.

Changing Your Perspective to Measure Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

To paraphrase a saying, the road to supply chain hell is paved with good intentions and bad metrics. From this understanding, supply chain metrics will then ideally be: A few essential measurements that cover all the strategic aspects of the supply chain. On surveying its corporate customers, however, the company discovered that product standardisation and reliability were often more important to its business clientele, and adjusted its offering and its metrics appropriately.