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

Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. In particular, it would be difficult to manage the process and evaluate the success of your organization without quantifiable KPI and benchmark. Core Benchmarks: Transportation [link

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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.

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 “. The post What role should logistics providers play in supply chain performance and 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 Does Great Look Like in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

That’s a question that supply chain and logistics professionals ask all the time too. Read more What Does Great Look Like in Logistics? The post What Does Great Look Like in Logistics? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. In particular, it would be difficult to manage the process and evaluate the success of your organization without quantifiable KPI and benchmark.

An Omni-Channel Fulfillment Benchmark: How Do You Compare?

Logistics Viewpoints

Inventory Management Omni-channel logistics RetailOmni-channel fulfillment is arguably today’s hottest supply chain topic. My colleagues and I have written a number of blog posts on individual case studies on this topic. Here is a case study on an anonymous major US retailer that likely has a store location near you. How do your fulfillment operations compare to this leading […].

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. . _. According to CLX Logistics’ Mike Challman in an article in this month’s Inbound Logistics , 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.

Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. In particular, it would be difficult to manage the process and evaluate the success of your organization without quantifiable KPI and benchmark. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. , Core Benchmarks: Transportation.

Benchmarking Career Development

Inbound Logistics

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

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. Whether comparing performance across your own warehouses and DCs, or benchmarking your warehouse network against external organisations, there are a number of performance elements that should be taken into account. Articles Benchmarking Warehouse

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. You don’t have to wait any longer to learn why supply chain benchmarking is increasingly winning advocates in the commercial arena. 8 Most Beneficial Uses of Supply Chain Benchmarking. Let’s begin with one of the most commonly cited uses for supply chain benchmarking.

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. Steven, you were a customer of Benchmarking Success with three different companies, most recently as Supply Chain Director with Ingram Micro, the world’s largest IT distributor. My first step was to engage Benchmarking Success (BMS) to understand what the “best” for each business really meant from an independent source.

Benchmarking Career Development

Inbound Logistics

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

Distribution Center & Warehouse Operations Benchmarking with John Monck

Logistics Bureau

It’s an exciting tool that Logistics Bureau have to look at benchmarking warehouses or DC, so specifically for your warehouse…” – John Monck, Logistics Bureau’s Consulting Manager. Get to know more about Benchmarking Distribution Centre (DC) and warehouse operations in the video below: Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Benchmarking Distribution Centre Videos Warehouse DC Operations Benchmarking warehouseWhat is this all about? “It’s

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.

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. This is sometimes referred to as “best practice benchmarking” or “process benchmarking” Management uses this process to evaluate various aspects […]. The post Benchmarking: Avoid Being The Tallest Pigmy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Business Intelligence benchmarking

Warehouse & Distribution Centre Benchmarking Case Study with John Monck

Logistics Bureau

BENCHMARKING IS A FANTASTIC BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT TOOL. John Monck, Manager Consulting at Logistics Bureau will demonstrate its use and explain more… and more about it. Distribution Centre Videos Warehouse benchmarking distribution centreKindly watch the video below: Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: robyrne@logisticsbureau.com. Phone: +61 417 417 307.

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.

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.

The Logistics of Benchmarking European Freight Rates

CHAINalytics

The post The Logistics of Benchmarking European Freight Rates appeared first on Chainalytics. By Olga Rissin | Product Manager, FMIC Europe Shippers transporting freight within Europe and some of its tangential regions face unique operational and business constraints vis-à-vis their North American counterparts. At the core North American and European freight markets have very similar features.

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. Since every company’s products and distribution requirements are unique, there’s no standard scorecard that says if your logistics costs are under $X, then you are doing a good job – or your delivery performance is less than Y%, so that’s bad. This is the value of benchmarking. This means some important benchmarks are things best measured against yourself.

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. Since every company’s products and distribution requirements are unique, there’s no standard scorecard that says if your logistics costs are under $X, then you are doing a good job – or your delivery performance is less than Y%, so that’s bad. This is the value of benchmarking. This means some important benchmarks are things best measured against yourself.

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.

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. The Reiterated Importance of Understanding and Managing KPIs in Business and Logistics Management. We hope the following case study shows you the proverbial proof in the pudding of effective Logistics KPIs management. . What core Logistics KPIs would you track?

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. Without understanding true costs and using benchmarks as just that – benchmarks – carriers and shippers will struggle to effectively analyze and reduce their costs.

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.

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.

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.

The Reverse Logistics Role in Supply Chain Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Reverse logistics role article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. As customers continue to shop online the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket.

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. Robinson (CHR), the world’s largest provider of truckload transportation services, visited MIT CTL recently to give his view of the changing face of logistics. New benchmarks for excellence. Now the differentiators are more strategic: benchmarking, innovation, and network modeling, for example.

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. Using KPIs for performance measurement ensures that you are always evaluating your business activity against a static benchmark. Total logistics cost. We have benchmarked almost 1,000 Supply Chains! KPIs and Benchmarking.

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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. Operators in the warehouse, especially picking operators, are one of the most important keys to reach performance benchmarks. Business Advice Data Key Performance Indicators Logistics Warehouse warehouse statistics