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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2017, and over 360,000 page views on those posts alone. We added nearly 7,000 subscribers to the blog and featured over 35 guest bloggers. . The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017.

Walmart OTIF Metrics

SupplyPike

We’ve discussed the basics of OTIF and the fundamentals of OTIF before, but we thought we’d drill down deeper into the individual metrics. First, we’ll start by reviewing the basic goals of OTIF, and then we’ll dive into each metric and the compliance issues of each metric. We are only covering Supplier Accountability OTIF metrics. blog post. On Time compliance issues for “Prepaid” are for times where you manage the freight.

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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization. This is the goal of this blog.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Manufacturing blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 supply chain blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content. Supply Chain blogs supply chain

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management processes and how to evaluate your suppliers from Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain. We have talked a great deal about the evaulation of suppliers on our blog and this post continues that great tradition. Therefore, it is paramount for you as a logistics and supply chain professional to have a keen sense of how to properly evaluate a supplier.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content. What are your top logistics blogs to read?

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Supply Chain blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content.

10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain

DynaSys

A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – COVID-19 and Resilient Supply Chain. In this series, discover how the COVID-19 pandemic gave us the keys to build a resilient supply chain and add value to our Supply Chain.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. It was striving to incorporate a more holistic view of its supply chain operation. In this supply chain management case study, read how LeanCor analyzed the supply chain to find opportunities to reduce total delivered cost, and identified pilot SKU’s for implementation. Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Head of Supply Chain.

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. Happy New Year!

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. One supply chain leader, in a discussion last week, likened supply chain excellence to fitness. He felt that supply chain excellence was analogous. One of our goals is to capture and share the stories of supply chain leaders. Performance of High Tech and Electronics Supply Chains for the Periods of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013.

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. As with the logistics category where we featured 15 most popular blog posts vs. the 10 we covered in the top manufacturing blog posts and supply chain blog posts , we write so many transportation blog posts in that category, we are going to feature the 16 most viewed transportation blog posts.

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. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2014, and over 200,000 page views on those posts alone. We added nearly 4,000 subscribers to the blog and featured over 25 guest bloggers. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014.

‘Best in Class’ Supply chain from a Road warrior perspective – Part 3

Kinaxis

by Carol McIntosh Insight #3 – Your supply chain measurements. Much has been written about supply chain measurements. If nothing else, this blog reinforces the importance of establishing goals and measuring performance. Which metrics are most important? How do you align your supply chain at every level? Best in class characteristics for supply chain measurement include: Share insight and accountability for key metrics across the company.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Bottom line: Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain management data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to revolutionize any business. New knowledge and insights from machine learning are revolutionizing supply chain management as a result.

[WHITE PAPER] 4 Strategic Considerations when Considering Offshoring Parts of your Supply Chain

Cerasis

White Paper: Hidden Risks and Costs in an Offshore Supply Chain. In fact, our friends over at the Rodon Group, with whom we’ve started an ongoing blog collaboration, starting with this post and more to come, have written a White Paper entitled, “ Hidden Risks and Costs in an Offshore Supply Chain.” 4 Strategic Considerations when Considering Offshoring Parts of your Supply Chain. Supply Chain White Papers offshoring

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How can you tell if your Supply Chain is broken? But before the situation gets to those extremes what are the clues that your Supply Chain is not working as well as it could, or should? Supply Chain effectiveness is absolutely critical for companies in most industries to survive, let alone succeed. That makes Supply Chain a very important part of a company. But how do you know if your Supply Chain is performing well?

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . Supply chain leaders and heroes will face the year with uncertainty and opportunity. Supply Chain Managers Will Focus on Increasing Perfect Order Deliveries. Service Supply Chains Will Dominate the Market.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. Check out The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board! Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. Similar to the supply chain maturity curve of technologies, as explained by Steve Banker of Forbes , supply chain managers should consider how top supply chain trends will influence operations in the coming year.

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky

TMC

There are many ways to measure supply chain performance in terms of resilience, but there is one that’s easily overlooked even though it is gaining in importance: Detection time. By that I mean the time measured from the instant a company realizes it will be hit by a supply chain disruption to the time the incident actually takes place. Companies that are quick at detecting supply chain disruptions are more competitive than slower enterprises in a number of ways.

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. We hope you continue to enjoy our blog posts as we are now proud to announce over 20,000 blog subscribers and over 100,000 monthly visits! . We hope you have been able to learn a few things from the 232 blogs published in 2015. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015.

A Lesson on the Freight Market: Four Standout KPIs

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the October 2020 Freight Market Index report. It is always with great anticipation that I await the arrival of the BluJay Freight Market Insight report. Uncategorized Blog

How Does Real-Time Freight Data Boost Competitive Advantage?

MercuryGate

Data holds great value within supply chain management, and the amount of data grows exponentially through everyday operations. Moreover, most companies still rely on outdated metrics and KPIs, using outdated data. However, The application of real-time freight data opens the door to a better understanding of transportation management and insights into ways to unlock added […]. The post How Does Real-Time Freight Data Boost Competitive Advantage?

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

This and much more, in your Monday supply chain briefing from Arkieva. Supply Chain News. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

The 5 Most Popular Logistics Blog Posts for 2015….So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transportation, and Freight. In each of the blog posts we will include the title, the brief excerpt, and then the link of the top 5 blog posts in that category by the amount of views. . The competition is fierce in each category, as so far this year we have published over 150 blog posts! 5 Most Popular Blog Posts from the Logistics Category.

Characteristics of Supply Chain Leaders vs. Laggards

Supply Chain Collaborator

A majority of shippers use transportation logistics automation tools like TMS, route optimizers, YMS, WMS, fleet management and freight payment & audit solutions. Yet, there’s a gulf between shippers whose efforts at supply chain management excellence succeed, and those whose efforts fail. Research firm, Supply Chain Insights, produces the annual “ Supply Chains to Admire ” study which looks at the factors driving excellence in supply chain management.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Accessibility — The ability of a carrier to provide service for a freight order. Accessorial Charges — Fees added to a freight bill for additional services that the carrier might provide. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) — Critical supply chain planning that also accounts for production schedules. Agile — The concept of having a flexible supply chain that allows for quick order fulfillment with short lead times and varying volume.

5 Easy Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

TMC

Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? Here are five supply chain basics that all managers can analyze on an ongoing basis to keep tabs on the health of their supply chain networks. Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing—providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

Next week is the annual Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , and summit preparation is on my agenda for the weekend. The successful answer depends on supply chain strategy and the building of strong processes to manage supply. The goal is to become consciously competent in managing the role of inventory in supply chain strategy. Inventory is the Most Important Supply Chain Buffer. Embracing demand and supply volatility is critical.

The Global Supply Chain is Evolving – Are you ready?

MAVES

The global supply chain is evolving every day, adding complexity to the roles of shippers and their third-party logistics providers (3PLs). Companies that manufacture and distribute goods are relying more and more on the agility of their 3PL partners to provide the appropriate services to keep their supply chain efficient and their customers happy. Advanced Analytics / Metrics. Automation of the Supply Chain.

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Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. He also writes for THE GOOD WORD, LinkedIn and other Supply Chain Blogs. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. Supply Chain Complexity.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

Digital transformation is one topic that is dominating our industry—and rightfully so, considering the significant competitive advantages and opportunities it brings to global supply chains. It’s rare to come across an industry article or conference that doesn’t reference how supply chains are being disrupted, automated, and optimized through digitalization. Supply Chain Complexity.