Descartes’ Second Annual Ecommerce Supply Chain & Logistics Benchmark Survey

Descartes

Descartes is pleased to announce the launch of our Second Annual E-commerce Supply Chain & Logistics Benchmark Survey. The goal of the study is to tap businesses insight on the issues, strategies, and tactics that matter most in this dynamic industry

Forwarder / Broker Benchmark: Challenging Times for Logistics Intermediaries

Logistics Viewpoints

This past spring, we conducted a benchmark study with over 100 forwarders and brokers to evaluate how macroeconomic changes were impacting them, the strategies and tactics they were using to be successful and the importance of technology to their business. Guest Commentary Logistics Service Providers freight brokerage freight forwardersForwarders and brokers are a critical part of international supply chains.

Chainalytics Partners with Mexico-based Consulting Firm Tsol to Launch Intra-Mexico Freight Benchmarking Service

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (March 11, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence has entered into a strategic alliance with Tsol, a Mexico-based consulting firm and logistics technology provider, to deliver its freight rate benchmarking service within Mexico.

How to Benchmark?

Logistics Bureau

Well, I asked Steven Thacker one of our benchmarking management experts, exactly that question! What is Benchmarking? Benchmarking is essentially comparing; comparing one against another. Those levels are “benchmarks”. You can benchmark for individuals and also for teams.

Benchmarking: Avoid Being The Tallest Pigmy

Logistics Viewpoints

Benchmarking is the practice of comparing business processes and performance metrics to industry bests and best practices from other companies. The post Benchmarking: Avoid Being The Tallest Pigmy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Business Intelligence benchmarking

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now. Consider how these issues will impact your carrier rates and learn why now is the ideal time to benchmark and bid your rates with the help of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

What role should logistics providers play in supply chain performance and benchmarking?

The Network Effect

Because of the end-to-end ubiquity of logistics in the supply chain, logistics service providers (LSPs) are in a unique position to provide these types of services. If you’re impatient however, I suggest you read the new whitepaper “ 8 Opportunities for Today’s Logistics Providers “.

End-to-End Logistics Capabilities: Best-in-Class Performance Benchmark

Oracle SCM

With the pressures of customer driven demand affecting businesses today, having strong logistics end-to-end capabilities contribute to a seamless end-to-end supply chain execution, leading to better orchestration and optimization. Logistics Oracle Supply Chain Management Supply Chain ManagementJoan Lim , Sr Product Marketing Manager.

Common Sense Warehouse Performance Metrics for Supply Chain Benchmarking

Logistics Bureau

If you’ve heard about the opportunities and benefits that warehouse performance benchmarking can put within reach of your supply chain organisation, you might understandably be keen to get a benchmarking project under way. Some Common-sense Warehouse Benchmarking Metrics.

8 Uses for Supply Chain Benchmarking and Their Most Valuable Benefits

Logistics Bureau

If not, you might be surprised at the many ways supply chain benchmarking can be used to understand performance, identify areas for improvement and actually turn those improvements into reality. 8 Most Beneficial Uses of Supply Chain Benchmarking.

TMS SuperUser Secrets – Benchmarking Using TMS Data

Supply Chain Collaborator

Benchmarking TMS data improves and enhances service levels by providing comparisons of customer service-related activities. . _. This type of benchmark exercise helps companies understand how they compare to others and enables them to change as needed.

Benchmarking Career Development

Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics Editor Felecia Stratton discusses the merits of supply chain continuing education

Benchmarking Success: Focus on what Matters

Logistics Bureau

He joined Logistics Bureau Group back in 2009 and commenced by running the benchmarking business known as Benchmarking Success. My first step was to engage Benchmarking Success (BMS) to understand what the “best” for each business really meant from an independent source.

Customer Experience in Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Customer foremost, that is the mission of any logistics company, whether it’s a big, or small. Without a customer, logistics industry can’t work and without logistics in supply chain , a business can’t survive. Digital Logistics Logistics

The Logistics of Benchmarking European Freight Rates

CHAINalytics

The post The Logistics of Benchmarking European Freight Rates appeared first on Chainalytics.

Benchmarking Career Development

Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics Editor Felecia Stratton discusses the merits of supply chain continuing education

Bring Your Logistics Operation Out of the Dark with Benchmarking

4WL Consulting

There are few objective ways a shipper can really know how well their logistics operations is doing on its own. This reality makes it hard not just for logistics professionals in the business, but also for the senior leaders managing the function who are not part of the day to day.

Bring Your Logistics Operation Out of the Dark with Benchmarking

4WL Consulting

There are few objective ways a shipper can really know how well their logistics operations is doing on its own. This reality makes it hard not just for logistics professionals in the business, but also for the senior leaders managing the function who are not part of the day to day.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. Whirlpool has not always considered logistics a competitive advantage.

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. It is when an employee can honestly share his real views and thoughts regarding the problem or operational issue with all the performers involved in the logistics process.

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. Having greater access to data, particularly benchmarking data, is also empowering shippers.

51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

51st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics. en/all-events/51st-symposium-purchasing-and-logistics/. Benefit from the 51 st Symposium Purchasing and Logistics and learn how to turn exclusive insights into successful actions. Europe’s biggest congress for procurement, logistics and supply chain professionals awaits you. Benchmarking with purchasing and SCM peers. Date: 9 – 11 November 2016. Venue: InterContinental Berlin, Germany. Organisation: BME Verband.

Why Benchmarking Alone Isn’t Enough for Proper Transportation Cost Analysis

Cerasis

Carriers in the trucking industry and also shippers today are actively looking for ways to combat the rising costs of operating their businesses, but they often do not fully understand proper benchmarking, transportation cost analysis, and profit management are intertwined.

Industry Commentary: American Shipper Global Transportation Benchmark Study

Supply Chain Nation

American Shipper recently released its annual benchmark report entitled “ Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study: Climbing the Visibility Sophistication Ladder.” Transportation & Logistics Transportation Management network data shippers transportation The study surveys practitioners from a variety of industries as well as a cross section from a diverse organizational scale.

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). Free Supply Chain Benchmarking Chapter. Total logistics cost. KPIs and Benchmarking.

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10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Use External Benchmarking Tools. Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain.

The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages , shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today.

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Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

Logistics on the move. The logistics role is changing according to John Wiehoff, CEO of C. The logistics business has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. New benchmarks for excellence. Still, the growing strategic profile of logistics bodes well for the future.

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Cerasis

Many warehouses, especially automated picking systems, have contractual benchmarks that need to be reached. Achieving those benchmarks is never easy as usually those figures are designed for the best case scenario and not “real life” operations.

Customer-Focused Logistics: Why Shippers Shift from Process to Experience

Cerasis

In response, more shippers have ditched their practices of working with carriers directly for third-party logistics provider (3PL) partnerships. However, the continued increasing demands of consumers are driving a shift away from process improvement to customer-focused logistics, and you need to understand how this will impact your operation. Some of the top ways to create customer-focused logistics include the following: Consumers need to remember your company immediately.

Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

For an industry that is forever on the move, the world of logistics is in a perennial state of change, facing numerous challenges and vague demands. For a logistics player, this is a do-or-die moment. How can an app entirely replace a logistics operator?

Who’s Using TMS, Why and How? Notes from the 2016 TMS Benchmark Study

Supply Chain Collaborator

In its 2016 Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study, American Shipper reveals a great deal of data about who is using TMS, who should be using TMS and why. Let’s look at the relevant data about the current state of the TMS market culled from the 162 responses from qualified global logistics practitioners who participated in the American Shipper survey from May 2 to June 27, 2016. Notes from the 2016 TMS Benchmark Study appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Speaking of learning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Will Truckers Trade Futures? and one will track a national benchmark. The post This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency, which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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50th Symposium Procurement and Logistics

Supply Chain Movement

50 th Symposium Procurement and Logistics. en/all-events-en/50th-symposium-purchasing-and-logistics/. . German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics). More than 2,200 decision-makers from procurement, SCM and logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Expands Last Mile Services with Acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics. Chainalytics Introduces FMIQ Monthly Benchmarking Index. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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Home Delivery Benchmark – A Detailed View

Logistics Viewpoints

As Chris Cunnane described in his report Descartes Evolution – Logistics in Motion, we conducted a survey of a number of our customers to get a broader sense of what was actually happening and how retailers […]. The strategies, tactics and technology of home delivery are evolving quickly and constantly. It’s tough to keep up with the innovation that is happening in home delivery and also sort out the reality from the hype in the press.