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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.

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.

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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.

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. Carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and USPS use shipping zones to determine the shipping cost of a package. In the continental US, most carriers break down the country into seven shipping zones, (numbered 2-8). ECommerce businesses need to pay attention to shipping zones. Shipping Zone Definition. Shipping zones aren’t fixed.

Using Shipping Data for Peak Season Preparedness Relies on Actionability

Intelligent Audit

Shippers should expect a surge in shipping volumes and tight capacity due to a historic rise in e-commerce transactions. These factors are driving shipping costs higher and shippers need to prepare. According to Supply Chain Dive , shipping “prices have fluctuated wildly.

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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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5 Strategies for Successfully Outsourcing Shipping Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson Green Bay office, customers will ask us how they can improve the odds that their logistics outsource will be a success. Over the 15 years this office has been open, I have developed expertise in how to best outsource businesses’ logistics. 5 Strategies for a Successful Logistics Outsource. For starters, a logistics outsource engagement depends on a number of factors. Be prepared to discuss your desired metrics and future expansion plans.

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. The flows are typically linear and the analysis is on alternate modes and best shipping lanes.

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 (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.

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 (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.

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. A single bad review from a disgruntled driver or carrier, even if it arose from an isolated incident, can damage that shipping or receiving location’s “brand” and make it difficult to get loads covered or delivered.

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 (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. Here are the ones that caught my attention: Maersk and IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution. This is self-contradictory,” said Jansen at the [Global Liner Shipping Conference]. I’m curious how the 40 percent reduction in transit time was actually achieved since blockchain doesn’t make cargo ships move through water any faster. I’m back from vacation.

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. With LTL shipping, inaccurate bills are the norm. The next step is to make the appropriate changes with the internal shipping team and or the carriers. 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).

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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.

Multi Carrier Shipping: 8 Ways to Avoid the Shortsightedness Of Chasing The Least Cost Carrier

Cerasis

When you are looking to choose a carrier when it is time to ship your freight, it might seem obvious to go with the carrier that provides you with the lowest “sticker price.” The best practice, even speaking broadly, in the world of LTL shipping and most modes, is to have a multi carrier shipping mind set. Immediate access to clear, accurate data is increasingly critical to excellence in the logistics world.

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

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.

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.

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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Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

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. Get ahead of this undeniable trend and engage advanced scheduling functionality as part of your transportation logistics practice. The post Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

According to the press release : The proposed standards are expected to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1 billion metric tons, cut fuel costs by about $170 billion, and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 Regardless of your point of view on truck fuel efficiency standards, the reality is that it only addresses part of the opportunity available to shippers, carriers, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to reduce transportation costs and carbon emissions.

Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Gen Z will emerge as the largest consumer group, commanding “$29 to $143 billion” in direct spending, according to an article in Forbes. Those cutting-edge technologies are enabling companies to create personalized nutrition plans for users based on biological metrics.

Visibility and Control Critical for Supply Chain Success in Post-COVID Retail Environment

Zipline Logistics

Zipline Logistics’ President and Co-Founder, Andrew Lynch, recently discussed the topics in-depth to a group of CPG leaders during a presentation with X-Talks.? . What logistics and trucking look like today . Finding the Right Logistics Partner? .

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

Talking Logistics

FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. 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.

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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.

E-commerce spurring drive for innovation in third-party logistics industry

EFT

With both the rise of e-commerce and the increasing expectations of a consumer-like experience for B2B, 3PLs are experiencing pressure to evolve regardless of their customers says the Third Party Logistics Report. In this dynamic environment, e-commerce and omnichannel strategies have become a must-have for expanding logistics businesses. The State of the Third-Party Logistics Industry report gives 3PLs the required insight to stay current and meet these expectations." .

Sam’s Club Updates Appointment Scheduler and OTIF Standards

Zipline Logistics

It currently just uses on-time metrics to grade suppliers and the store’s retail buyers can base purchasing decisions on a brand’s delivery performance. Sam’s Club launched its OTIF program in the spring of 2018, following the logistics compliance precedent set by Walmart. Download the free white paper to learn more about how data can be used to reduce logistics spend while improving supply chain performance. Work with specialized logistics providers.

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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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How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is a critical function for CPG suppliers selling into big-box retail locations. Delivering on-time and in-full is essential to success and a metric used by retailers when evaluating partnerships with vendors of all sizes. We have a few tips on how to make logistics improvements to increase OTIF performance. But first, let’s look at the background of OTIF metrics and why they came to be. OTIF metrics are not universal. Leverage Logistics Data.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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. The analytics include a diagnostic component, showing Columbia why products are late, such as a ship delay at a port…When TurboDown jackets “took off” in the U.S. How did this vast improvement in a key supply chain metric translate into financial performance?

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. You can either ship it by boat from China (30 days) or by plane (FedEx). 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.