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

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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. Happy New Year!

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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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. Read the full article here. .

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

Cerasis

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. BONUS: Download the Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics White Paper. Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management. Energy used in handling returns : This metric is used in sustainability programs.

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 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?

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

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.

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. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node.

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. The white appliances manufacturer in Turkey, Arçelik, re-organised its manufacturing place in a limited time to be able to initiate ventilator production. Article July 2020

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

In its simplest form, fourth-party logistics is a model in which manufacturers hand over the entirety of the organisation and oversight of their supply chain to a 4PL provider. the digitisation of manufacturing. Transport.

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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain is complex non-linear system that is easily thrown out of balance through a focus on functional metrics. They rock back and forth in improving singular metrics but struggle to improve a portfolio of growth, margin, inventory performance, and asset utilization.

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.

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. Break down your supply chain functional silos. This advice is not new.

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How Can Paper Producers Rise to the Production Challenge?

USC Consulting Group

The novel coronavirus has produced a lot of uncertainty, and for manufacturers in the pulp and paper industry, that includes uncertainty related to demand. “The sanitary paper product manufacturing market may near $108 billion by year’s end.”

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

NC State SCRC

Co-location of supply chains will reduce disruptions, complications with transportations, government regulations, etc. 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. At Flex, Tom had a scope that included the entire end to end supply chain: procurement, transportation, warehouse management, as well as customer order fulfillment, customer service, procure to pay, and trade relationships.

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.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

My client writhed in her seat and hung her head as she asked, “I read your article on control towers, but I am confused. While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. Contract manufacturing or 3PL data often will have a 24-hour latency due to batch integration. The focus is on functional metrics, but are unable to get to overall supply chain metrics. We finished dinner.

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Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

Your options will be to work with LTL or parcel carriers, or contract with one or more 3PLs for your last mile transportation. The beauty of these non-home-delivery services is that you can reduce transport costs by delivering to fewer individual locations and also eliminate many concerns about the way drivers represent your business. The name of the game is to balance the cost of transportation with the level of service you want to offer your customers.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Public Perception of & A Brief Timeline of Moments from the American Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

At Cerasis, our customers are manufacturers from the American Manufacturing Industry. Our goal is to not only talk about how they can make transportation management more effective through our blog articles about technology and best practices but to also inform them about their own industry and how they might use this information to better their companies. A Brief Timeline of American Manufacturing Industry Moments & Innovations. 1930s : Lean Manufacturing.

5 Ways Manufacturing Companies Can Find the Deeper Secrets Behind the Numbers & Data That Don’t Lie

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from Paul Aureli a Marketing Associate at Crossroads MC , a company who optimizes current manufacturing systems through the use of their technology products. As a technology company ourselves, who offers a transportation management system for manufacturers and shippers, we value this post as it talks about the importance of using the data we all find in our business. Manufacturing manufacturing numbers

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. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools. Journal rated her articles as "chart-topping storytelling" in the field.

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

I hate prediction articles. For the purposes of clarity, in this article, the term digital supply chain is the transformation of the atoms and electrons within the supply chain to unleash new levels of value. This includes SCOR, APICs, Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains, Gartner Hierachy of Metrics, etc. Manufacturers and retailers are bundling goods and services to drive solutions. The differences between retailers and manufacturers will continue to blur.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score. I called the customer service line for the manufacturer and was told that the only thing I could do was call a maintenance specialist.

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.

Time to Survive and Nexus Supplier Index: New Measures of Supply Chain Risk Management

Talking Logistics

The good news is that researchers and progressive companies are developing new approaches to supply chain risk management and supply chain mapping, as two recent articles in Harvard Business Review illustrate. For this purpose, we created a new metric that we call “time to survive” (TTS). I encourage you to read both articles for all the details.

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. Added complexity often results in added waste, and the most common forms of waste from a lean supply chain perspective include : Transportation : unnecessary (non-value added) movement of parts, materials, or information between processes.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

The article cites Dr. Darren Prokop, of the University of Anchorage Alaska, who explains supply chain visibility involves seeing “a particular activity with access to information at selected nodes.” ” In other words, the article states, “Visibility tends to refer to insight based on activities or certain locations that the product is at throughout a supply chain. performance-based metrics.

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Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The research is a study of large manufacturers. The bigger the vendor, the tougher it is to publish a critical article. While there are some exceptions (Cap Gemini has a strong practice in the implementation of Oracle transportation planning and E&Y has built some great technologies to augment the gaps in APO demand planning, and KPMG has some great knowledge of business networks), in general, big consultants are not good at implementing supply chain planning.

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

As I noted in Part 1 of this article, analysts at Gartner predict circular economies will replace today’s wasteful linear economies over the next decade or so. Marina Mattos, a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, bluntly asks, “How will such a shift affect supply chains?”[3] As the name implies, a circular economy is one in which the loop between manufacturers and consumers is closed.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. However, our research suggests that most organizations do very little to truly monitor human rights violations in their low-cost country supply chain manufacturing locations.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Some re-sellers may also distribute products from the competing manufacturers. So this section will explain some characteristics of Apple Supply Chain through various metrics and compare them with Amazon Supply Chain. Supply chain professionals also use this metric in inventory management function. Apple Inc is now a marketing company with no manufacturing facility but Amazon is a distributor of general merchandise. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts.

13 things that kill labour productivity – and how to fix them

Unleashed

So that’s what we’ll do in this article. Alternatively consider working with your staff on managing their transport costs, for example by supporting a mini-van service from residential areas that gets your staff to work on time and at reduced cost.