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. Thus, reverse logistics management has developed into a discipline that produces cost reductions, adds efficiencies and improves the consumer experience. BONUS: Download the Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics White Paper.

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

Kinaxis

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? Some of the more likely are; A metric (like inventory performance) is monitored by financial analysts and therefore tied to stock valuation. 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. 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

Cerasis

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.

Common Sense Warehouse Performance Metrics for Supply Chain Benchmarking

Logistics Bureau

Some Common-sense Warehouse Benchmarking Metrics. In this post, you can discover some common-sense warehouse metrics that should probably be included in your project, regardless of whether you are benchmarking internally or externally. We’ll begin with a few metrics relating to cross-functional/cross-enterprise order-fulfilment performance—typically known as “perfect order” measurement. Other Warehouse Performance Benchmarking Metrics.

5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness

Cerasis

. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for managing logistics effectiveness. In this article, I propose to have a look at several logistic skills that, besides the specific knowledge in this area, will help to maximize the logistics effectiveness. Spheres like logistics involve numerous stakeholders and many-sided activities. Quality is key to logistics effectiveness. Logistics

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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Lean Logistics

LeanCor

Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics? In lean logistics (or any field), PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) allows individuals and teams to thoughtfully review an operation for problems or opportunities, and experiment with ways to improve the situation. Most companies typically use metrics such as cost, quality, and delivery to track progress and assess improvements. If PDCA is in place, problems will be solved before they escalate or show up in output metrics.

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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 grants a more realistic assessment of the company’s ability to perform.

6 Benefits of Applying Useable Data in Logistics For Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

We continue our series on strategic shipping by going into detail of the 10 main areas that shippers can turn to in order to have a strategic logistics and transportation management mindset. Today we will go into detail on using the available data created in the processing of shipments within transportation management and other related logistics management for continuous improvement. . Using data in logistics to generate an accurate forecast of shipping processes sounds complex.

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. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

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!!

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Team re-building, split of responsibilities/tasks, border closure challenges, quick navigation of stock management, prioritisation of logistics to consumer needs and coordination with partners upstream and downstream. Article July 2020

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

Talking Logistics

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 (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. Here are some details from the article: After completing a load, carriers receive a prompt within the app to rate the facility and have up to seven days to provide feedback. This week, for example, Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor) launched its Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report “to help shippers meet the delivery requirements set by major retailers.”

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.

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.

Performance Measurement Systems in the Era of Turbulence

SCM Research

Our new article, titled Accounting for External Turbulence of Logistics Organizations via Performance Measurement Systems (Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. The article was co-authored by Andreas Bühler, Carl Marcus Wallenburg and me. Accounting for External Turbulence of Logistics Organizations via Performance Measurement Systems. Research Article Performance Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management

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How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

You are not alone, especially as in the time since we first penned this article, one huge and unforeseen event has raised awareness of the global importance of this vital sector—and shown it to be an attractive career choice. Review logistical functions and identify potential weaknesses.

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. 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. The solutions to supply chain problems boil down to the right combination of three factors—technology, data and processes.

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.

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 (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

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.

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. 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.

In Congo Outbreak, Ebola Vaccine Faces Cold-Chain Reality Tests

Supply Chain Brain

And in the current Ebola outbreak, that makes logistical, cultural and language barriers the ultimate challenges, global health specialists say. Read full article. Global Supply Chain Management Humanitarian Logistics Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Analysis & Consulting Pharma/Bio-Tech Healthcare All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & Distribution

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? Using Metrics/Key Performance indicators that measure how well the shippers and transportation providers do promotes daily continuous improvement. Create daily route designs, complete real-time track, and trace, generate real-time metrics, and complete daily problem-solving. Logistics and Transportation Supply Chain Lean Management Logistics and Transportation Mangagement

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Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

Supply Chain Shaman

I am currently writing an article on supply chain excellence. The only metric that we have improved through ten years of IT investments is the revenue/employee number. Suddenly, the term supply chain is being used to describe a department within the enterprise–often composed of distribution and logistics–and the concepts of supply chain management as a better way to run businesses are largely forgotten. This week, I am grounded due to weather.

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Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Companies in the logistics industry have been taking an extra-hard look at blockchain because it can accurately automate many of the current functions that require much slower and more costly human interaction. In total, the company’s logistics division, Samsung SDS, will take on 1 million shipping units and 488,000 tons of air cargo. Read full article. SC Analysis & Consulting High-Tech/Electronics All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Global Logistics

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The Best LTL KPI for Measuring Billing Accuracy

The Logistics of Logistics

Regardless of who does the freight bill auditing, shippers should measure billing accuracy with the LTL KPI described in this article. The carrier and or the logistics companies involved can help the shipping group identify the correct NMFC and freight class. Logistics Key Process Indicators (KPIs). White Paper: The Essential Guide to LTL Shipping Improvement: Action Plan and Metrics for Rapid Transformation.

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