[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

[e-Book] E-Commerce Logistics: Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors

Cerasis

Download the Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors to Set up an E-Commerce Logistics Practice E-Book! Download part 1 of a 2 part e-commerce logistics e-book series by filling out the form below. In traditional supply chains, the movement of goods is very slow, more inventory is distributed in the supply chain and the operating cost of the facilities is exorbitant. e-Books E-Commerce Logistics

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

The impact of complexity on inventory is not quick. To help, today I want to share some of the insights from our recent Inventory Optimization study. Inventory management is a hot issue. Companies invest in project after project, yet inventory levels remain the same.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

In this all new e-book, shippers will take away an understanding of inbound freight management to reduce costs, increase control, and gain more visibility into the front end of the supply chain function of transportation. Download the Inbound Freight Management E-Book: Fill out the Form Below. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. In Search of Best Logistics Books In order to help you develop your skills, we would like to introduce you to the best logistics books to keep within reach. Logistics books listed here share the same characteristics, it provides basic information that is practical enough to read and understand. We try to shy away from the math-heavy book as much as possible.

When is Inventory Too “Lean”? Finding the Right Balance

ToolsGroup

I learned about “lean manufacturing” (or simply “lean”) back in the 1990s when I met James Womack and read his book “ The Machine that Changed the World ”. But we have also seen companies misinterpret the lean message when it comes to inventory.

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Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

Talking Logistics

The Importance of Inventory Management. When it comes to inventory management, new trends are demonstrating that less is more. Having less inventory on-hand increases liquidation, allowing for a more agile response to shifting consumer trends. Companies that have too much inventory on-hand right now are struggling to clear out space ahead of the season, slashing prices and concerning stakeholders as profit margins creep downward.

Getting Inventory Right: Hope with Hype and Recycled Software?

Supply Chain Shaman

I am speaking this morning at the Terra Technology conference and doing a book signing of my new book, Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. In parallel, I have been hard at work on a report on multi-tier inventory optimization for the last two weeks. It is morning in Orlando.

Lost Warehouse Inventory? What to Do and When to Write It Off

Cerasis

No one wants to think about lost warehouse inventory, and it can be organizationally frustrating to determine the best process to find, research, and rectify inventory discrepancies. One of the primary reasons a company implements a warehouse management system (WMS) is to know the exact location of their inventory; if the inventory is not there, one might think it is easy to just write that inventory off the books. Book Inventory Changes Immediately.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

What is vendor-managed inventory? VMI is the process whereby a supplier or vendor manages and replenishes inventory at a customer’s location at the levels required by the customer. The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on.

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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[e-Book] The Benefits & How to Execute an E-Commerce Logistics Practice for Manufacturers & Distributors

Cerasis

In this second part of our e-commerce logistics e-book series ( get part 1 about considerations & background here ) we’ll go more in-depth of all the benefits going online and opening another sales channel gives manufacturers and distributors. Download the The Benefits & How to Execute an E-Commerce Logistics Practice for Manufacturers & Distributors E-book. e-Books E-Commerce LogisticsThe B2B eCommerce industry is worth roughly $1 trillion in the U.S.

[e-Book] How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry

Cerasis

We introduce you to part 2 of our e-book series The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics. This shift comes as a result of the challenges 3PL organizations are currently facing in the marketplace—from greater reliance on just-in-time inventory and the increasing role and reliance of technology and value added services. 3PL e-Books LogisticsIn this installment, we’ll talk about How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry.

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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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7 Hurdles to Well-Managed Inventory and How to Top Them

Supply Chain @ MIT

Inventory mismanagement. Ingrained attitudes can block better inventory practices. Depending on which corporate silo you belong to, inventory can be a liability, an asset, or something in between. These attitudes often stand between you and your inventory management goals.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. The reality is that most companies do a poor job of managing the global transportation process…if they manage it at all.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Managing the complexity of global transportation requires human capital, time, and/or money.

[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

Download E-Book. How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage. Download E-Book. The post [PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Inventory Management Omnichannel Podcast Supply Chain Warehouse State of Warehouse Management Systems

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The 4 Key Processes Enabled by a Transport Management System (TMS) in 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the “State of the Transportation Management Systems” today with our post on the 4 key processes enabled by the use by shippers of a transport management system or TMS. A Transport Management System brings Needed ROI & Efficiency.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. The flows assume that transportation can move without an interruption.

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How to Save Money with Section 179

AB&R

But, before you close the books in 2018, there’s a significant tax incentive available to your company that you may not be aware of.

Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

It comes in many flavors–increase in inventory, changes in sales policies, new product lines– all add to the complexity. The only industry that has made progress in inventory management is consumer electronics.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

to $3.243 (Transport Topics). which “delivers full multimodal transportation support, with extended customs management and mobile capabilities designed to help companies streamline their global supply chain management.” My voice is a little sore this morning.

Does Your Company Make Effective Use of a Transportation Management System?

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

You may have read numerous recent articles on the benefits of using a transportation management system (TMS) to manage freight. It can be setup to run in three months or less without major changes in transportation management processes or practices. These functions allow companies to: Select carriers, book, and track shipments. Optimize the total transport moves. Manage freight in tandem with inventory policies and locations. By Gene Tyndall.

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Announces the First Free Multimodal Transportation Management System (TMS). stores to replenish inventory faster and save employees time when products run out.” My daughter and I are heading on a road trip this afternoon to visit a couple of universities.

Don’t Fear Optimization (It’s Just a Word)

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is the forward I wrote for a new textbook published by MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor) on “ Modern Technology for Transportation Optimization ,” which is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Our transportation operations are simple and straightforward.”

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. In other words, why not transport the trailer with something other than a cab with an empty seat?

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

I find most companies are good at pockets of planning–demand planning, supply planning, transportation planning, material planning or plant scheduling, but the flows are not connected. Few implementations of planning connect to procurement and transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.”

Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

Freightera

Freightera, “Expedia for Freight”, celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada. In the last year, Freightera signed all Class 1 railroads and added an initial inventory of refrigerated LTL and FTL to the platform.

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. BooksyBiz – Appointment Booking. Hawk-Eye Trucking Log Book – Trucking Application.

The Best Practice Frontier in the 3D Supply Chain Triangle

Arkieva

Ensure continued alignment by sharing inventory turns as a KPI. Figure 1 shows it for inventory and service. The idea is that more service, typically comes with a higher inventory (or lower turns). They increase the service but require a higher inventory.

Don’t just cope with complexity. Master it instead.

Quintiq

We discussed these capabilities in our latest e-book while taking a closer look at complexities found in different industries. From our experience, we see that agile companies have a clear advantage over the competition, able to offer higher service levels while keeping inventory levels lower.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics?