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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. 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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3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

The modern warehouse offers much more than basic storage. While you can build and staff your own warehouse and perform these services yourself, more and more companies see the value in handing warehousing operations off to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. In this article, we’ll examine all that 3PL warehousing entails, while helping you find a 3PL partner that’s right for your business. Types of 3PL Warehousing. Warehouse KPI management.

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8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

To say there is any one single way in which to manage a warehouse would be folly—much depends on the nature of the supply chain and of the warehouse itself. To help you keep on top of your warehouse management and ensure your storage facilities don’t generate undue supply chain costs, take note of the following eight common warehousing mistakes. This doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive and over-complicated warehouse management system though.

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.

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.

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.

What to Look for in a Food Distribution Warehouse Provider

Kanban Logistics

Makers of all types of products turn to third-party logistics (3PL) providers to optimize warehousing and distribution operations in order to meet modern supply chain demands. In this article, we’ll examine the many things you’ll need to look for in a food distribution warehouse provider to not only optimize your operations – but do so safely as well. A big part of most food logistics operations involves temperature and climate control.

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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. More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. 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. Logistics

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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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.

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.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. 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.

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! Robots in the Warehouse.

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. exact location of goods (on order, in transit, or in a warehouse)).

WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations

Cerasis

Thus, the demand for warehouse management systems (WMS) has increased, but how do companies distinguish the best-of-breed WMS solutions? You must always think about the cost of investment in a warehouse management system. Furthermore, track the return on investment (ROI) of the system with KPIs and metrics. A 2002 Material Handling and Logistics magazine article cited multiple problems with WMS implementation. Supply Chain Warehouse

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Warehouse Management Systems Selection: How to Choose the Right One for Your Business?

The Logistics of Logistics

Warehouse Management Systems Selection Overview. A good warehouse management system (WMS) can do a lot for your business, from improving efficiency to improving customer service. This article will enumerate some tips on finding the right warehouse management system. If you are able to track everything in the warehouse, from products to people, then you can perform analysis that helps you hire a better employee and stock items more efficiently. Useful Metrics.

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What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

EFT

However, the digital warehouse allows employers to notice recurring patterns or highlight areas that need improvement. What may take months to find reviewing logs and ledgers can be exposed in minutes with real-time data warehousing. Future warehouses are expected to reach new levels of automation. In turn this ultimately will reduce logistics and transportation costs and further drive inventory control measures to new levels. 1) Master Your Supply Chain.

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. Design systems and utilize technologies that capture data about how things move within your warehouse as well as employee productivity. 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.

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.

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

EFT

However, the digital warehouse allows employers to notice recurring patterns or highlight areas that need improvement. What may take months to find reviewing logs and ledgers can be exposed in minutes with real-time data warehousing. Future warehouses are expected to reach new levels of automation. In turn this ultimately will reduce logistics and transportation costs and further drive inventory control measures to new levels. 1) Master Your Supply Chain.

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. Warehousing. 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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Beyond the Beer Game: Tips for Responsible Logistics Gamification

Logistics Bureau

In fact, here at Logistics Bureau, we’ve been using the Beer Game (a supply chain simulation) for years now, as a way to help companies educate their management teams in supply chain dynamics. Indeed, gamification is becoming an increasingly popular workplace feature across a broad spectrum of industries and commercial sectors, including supply chain and logistics. But is gamification really a responsible approach to improving logistics performance ? 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.

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. In the insurance company [example referenced earlier in the article], the product developers kept the back office and customer service people informed, but they didn’t actively engage them in a joint effort. Break down your supply chain functional silos.

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Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

22 HR & management professionals share the most effective ways for managers to retain their best warehouse workers

6 River Systems

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the warehousing and storage industry grew from 1,133,900 to 1,194,400 from May 2020 to June 2020. We did this by tying metrics to their workload and included those metrics in our weekly all-hands meetings.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? 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. Read Also: 10 Warehouse Productivity Tips for Reducing Downtime Today! Using Metrics/Key Performance indicators that measure how well the shippers and transportation providers do promotes daily continuous improvement.

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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. Design systems and utilize technologies that capture data about how things move within your warehouse as well as employee productivity. 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.

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. The most successful 3PLs are leveraging warehouse management systems with advanced mobile scanning functionality and analytics to improve order accuracy, efficiency and gain insight into workforce productivity.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

Why do some rival firms that battle with each other downstream in retail outlets manage to work well together upstream in their transport and warehousing ? 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. What Can Companies Gain from Collaborating in Logistics? Logistics

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Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

Why do some rival firms that battle with each other downstream in retail outlets manage to work well together upstream in their transport and warehousing? 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. 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. The Pulse rooms are fed by data warehouses which pull together data from 94 different applications that are each being used to run data in different parts of the Flex organization. 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 Manager – A “Green” Superhero

Logility

For example: Optimizing a distribution network not only reduces logistics costs but, in most cases, reduces carbon emissions through fewer transportation miles and/or less inventory holding costs. The article listed characteristics of sustainability leaders: 1.