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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.

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. We added nearly 7,000 subscribers to the blog and featured over 35 guest bloggers. .

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2017, and over 360,000 page views on those posts alone.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. Inventory is both.

Using Lean to Manage Inventory!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Veridian at [link] Permission to publish here provided by Jason Rosing. What is Lean Inventory Management? Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits.

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Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

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A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". However, in many circumstances, the supplier will send an invoice that contains one set of terms, while the procurement professional will issue a purchase order which contains additional or different terms. Procurement

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

Cerasis

From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Procurement’s Role Did Become More Important.

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Looking For a Job? Here’s The Top 10 Transportation Jobs

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friend Michael Stoddard who shares the top 10 transportation jobs in the industry. Getting into transportation is a different topic entirely, one that demands a separate, more intricate look. Transportation Manager.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

It is now closed at the start of a busy shipping season as companies prepare for holiday inventory builds. Transportation will become more variable; and even scarce. Work closely with transportation carriers. Last year transportation price increases were 2-5%.)

Shippers: One Action Could Save You Millions on Inbound Transportation Management Costs

BluJay Solutions

But even in doing so, one area that is overrun with inefficiency is often overlooked – inbound transportation management. The top 8 improvements we have seen achieved in inbound transportation are: Cost savings from: More efficient use of equipment and fuel. Lower inventory levels.

Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?

JDA software

its inventory management and where and how well it deploys inventory to optimize customer service levels and profitability. its transportation management and how well it continually procures, plans, executes and monitors freight. Inventory management.

Are These the 5 Biggest Fallacies in Supply Chain or is it Fake News?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Argentus at [link] and permission to publish here provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Fallacy 4: Improved forecasting will always lead to lower inventory levels. He wants to challenge the assumption that better demand forecasts will always lead to lower inventory levels. Blog post originally published by Argentus and permission to publish here provided by [link].

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

Our January blog post 3D Printing: Supply Chain Game Changer or New Risk for LSPs? The attractiveness of 3D printing for manufacturers and retailers/distributors centers around reducing both lead times and the risks involved in holding inventory.

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Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 A few years ago, when the market was similar to today, I wrote about a Fortune 500 company that could have saved millions of dollars in transportation costs by putting its freight out to bid.

Green Supply Chain Management - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. View all Infosys blogs. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. It is the best practice to be followed since it reduces inventory, saves space and energy. Less use of air freight, increased use of rail and sea transport. Blog Roll. Procurement Blog.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Change your thinking on retail procurement. Robinson can offer Managed Procurement Services and assess the entire end to end pipeline of your retail model, looking at each element holistically to see how changes in one piece of the process could lead to changes in another.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Jason Rosing and Veridian at [link] Permission to publish provided by Jason Rosing. By the 1960s, a clear trend had developed in shifting more time-dependent freight transportation to truck rather than rail. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

7 Questions: How Oil and Gas Companies Can Save on Transportation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you can answer “no” to these questions, you can skip this blog post. But if you answer “yes” to any of them, you may be making common supply chain errors that can dramatically increase transportation spending. Do your suppliers pay the shipping costs for your procurement material?

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Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Kuebix at [link]. Check out Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future! This completely removes the transport broker from the equation, giving drivers access to quicker settlement.

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post and permission to publish provided by Milan Vyas. Sixty-five percent of procurement practitioners say procurement at their company is becoming more collaborative with suppliers, according to The Future of Procurement, Making Collaboration Pay Off, by Oxford Economics.

Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. View all Infosys blogs. The Infosys global supply chain management blog enables leaner supply chains through process and IT related interventions. This blog explain into the benefits of new evolution in WMS adaptability i.e. WMS Apps which can help grow business by having immediate performance gains. Blog Roll. Procurement Blog.

The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management

My Office Apps

Logistics is the process of coordinating when and how goods are transported and stored until they reach the end customer – it’s a component of the supply chain. Supply Chain Management is geared towards gaining competitive advantage in the market, and managing inventory processes.

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Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Inventory Turnover Breakthrough … Go Back To The Basics! Risk management strategies of yesteryear are ineffective in the changing landscape, and no type of transport can avoid risks. Procurement departments must take the full burden of ensuring supplier consistency. Transport Loss. riskmanagement #supplychainmanagement #procurement #distributionlogistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Change your thinking on retail procurement. Robinson can offer Managed Procurement Services and assess the entire end to end pipeline of your retail model, looking at each element holistically to see how changes in one piece of the process could lead to changes in another.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

EazyStock

These apps help companies achieve every business process from tracking inventory and shipments to booking meetings with clients to tracking tasks and projects. EazyStock – Inventory Optimization Software. The system makes forecasting and inventory planning easy.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. This newfound visibility allows participants in a supply chain to proactively optimize components of their processes (like inventory management, staffing decisions, and a thousand more) to support an efficient and agile product path. Outcomes: improved inventory management; More accurate determination of re-order points; Better on-shelf availability.

Software is Not Enough: SAP and Descartes Partner on TMS Connectivity

Talking Logistics

That is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, questions shippers should ask before implementing a Transportation Management System — specifically if they’re implementing a traditional, behind-the-firewall solution.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This blog post is from SupplyChainOpz. As a transportation management third party logistics company, we know at Cerasis that transportation makes up a large portion of the costs and efficiencies of any supply chain.

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The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road. Transportation Vessels – Trucks, ships, rail cars, tankers, etc.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

The hard-hitting new report from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) is titled, “ Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade, Year 1 – Freight Transportation ” and it is full of powerful conclusions about what shippers are facing in the coming decade as the pace of technological advancement and change continues to accelerate. A whopping 87% of respondents believe next-gen tech will have transformative effect on transportation operations.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

A cross-functional Material Review Board (MRB) will reduce the need for additional space by reviewing obsolete, non-moving and slow moving inventory monthly, and sending disposition recommendations to top management. Logistics Transportation Management Warehouse logistics cost reduction

The Best Practice Frontier in the 3D Supply Chain Triangle

Arkieva

In a previous blog “ Balancing Cash Cost and Service: The Supply Chain Triangle ” we have introduced the idea that supply chain management is all about balancing three corners of a triangle: cash, cost and service. Ensure continued alignment by sharing inventory turns as a KPI.

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments

Cerasis

The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. The Solution: An Integrated TMS Can Manage Freight Spend Proactively To take advantage of the true capacity of a TMS, a shipper must understand a few things about existing freight, explains a previous blog post. A TMS is like a procurement expert, allowing for the continuous benchmarking of shipping activities and giving shippers insights into freight spend. Freight Full Truckload Transportation Management

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. He’s in charge of inventory management across its distribution and fulfillment network.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Key factors influencing inventory levels, supplier quality, demand forecasting, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, production planning, transportation management and more are becoming known for the first time.

7 Supply Chain Challenges That Exist Today

4WL Consulting

This heightens the need for having a global procurement network which can support and respond to a company’s supply chain needs in a timely manner. A lean manufacturing environment should involve a shorter lead time, lesser inventory and improved throughput. Blog Logistics Outsourcing

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