[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

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Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. Download the KPIs E-Book by Filling out the Form Below!

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. I was sitting at my kitchen table attempting to write a celebratory book on the 30th anniversary of supply chain management. How do you balance metrics ? . What derails metric performance? .

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

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BONUS: Download the Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics White Paper. Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management. Measures such as amount of product to be reclaimed and resold as is, or percentage of material recycled, are examples of such metrics.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics

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Last mile e-commerce, last mile technology, last mile metrics and white glove services make standard shipping conversations seem like child’s play, and the new focus on the last mile is anything but. In this e-book, "The Ulitmate Guide To Last Mile & White Glove Logistics", these top lessons that shippers need to know about last-mile logistics in the modern era. Leveraging Metrics, Shippers Find Better Ways to Excel at Customer Service and Last Mile Services.

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

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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. These tips include how you yourself can better manage your transportation department and maximize resources.

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky

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As I explain in my book, The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (MIT Press, October 2015), companies can improve their disruption detection capabilities in a number of ways. Managing adverse weather conditions is part and parcel of transportation planning.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

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Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Transportation Management Data Downloadable Resources.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management. From transportation management trends to creating a competitive logistical edge. e-Book] 8 Big Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping.

[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch

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The Role of Transportation Management Data for Improved Carrier Relations In this episode Kevin and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson discuss how transportation management data aids shippers & carriers to forge fact-based, transparent partnerships to aid in beating a capacity crunch. Transportation Management Data Resources. Download E-Book.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

For most companies, greater economy of scale is possible through the global management of procurement and transportation and local management of sales, manufacturing and customer service. Improving Price to Tangible Book Value. It is Sunday. Today, I assume a familiar position.

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50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

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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. We have also now published an e-book , put out several white papers , and held several webinars. Happy New Year!

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. It should not be functional, with a narrow focus on a singular function like manufacturing or transportation. Stage 2: All about Transportation.

5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

Talking Logistics

Visibility also gets worse in the absence of a single transportation platform to manage disparate delivery modes. With a common visibility environment for all deliveries, thought-leading retailers make delivery choices by logically grouping orders heading to the same area, regardless of size and available transportation mode, which lowers costs while reducing lead times. Blending Traditional + Customer-focused Metrics. Uncovering the Potential of Dynamic Booking.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

Moving forward, BASF is working on different projects to improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, like track and trace for products from BASF to end users and transport visibility. Time Slot Booking/Optimization (aka “Dock Appointment Scheduling”) Delivers Cost and Productivity Savings.

Putting Community in TMS: Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Putting Community in TMS: Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management ,” a research e-book produced by Adelante SCM and published by Kuebix (a Talking Logistics sponsor). Transportation management is inherently a network-based business process. This transportation community is analogous to the connections and relationships enabled by social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn.

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.

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. In reality, it may not be softening demand at the root of manufacturers’ slowdown in the bookings for new trucks, trailers and other equipment. Weather — If you’re in transportation you know all about the difficult state of affairs many North American shippers are faced with so far this year.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

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. Freight Booking Management – the ability to automate and control the freight booking and confirmation process.

10 Greatest Lean Books for The Ultimate Lean Enterprise

Supply Chain Opz

Are you looking for lean books that help you create sustainable change? In this article, we will show you 10 best lean books every lean enterprise should read. Therefore, the aim of this article is to provide the list of best lean books for our readers.

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Cloud-Based TMS Helps Develop Sustainable Relationships in Transportation Logistics

Supply Chain Collaborator

Tom Cook has authored nineteen books on global trade and supply chain. Nothing makes transportation managers more unsettled than the unknown. In the end, all participating parties are able to make clear-eyed assessments about the value each brings to a transportation program.

Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

Talking Logistics

The quest to identify and achieve transportation cost savings is an ongoing one for transportation and logistics executives. It’s also a focus area for CEOs and CFOs because of transportation’s impact on the bottom line.

‘Balancing Green’: What’s the Cost of Sustainability?

Supply Chain Brain

Our guest is Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II professor of engineering systems at MIT, and director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He discusses the findings of his new book, Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To). Show notes : Yossi Sheffi’s book , Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To) Stream or download podcast here.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

New in Transportation Management Systems (TMS). In other TMS news, BlueGrace Logistics announced a new release of its BlueShip® Transportation Management System (TMS) software. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Are you’re still looking for a personal challenge this year?

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

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On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download. Download E-Book. Transportation Metrics that Matter the Most for Shippers to Track to Improve Performance.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers. As reported by Transport Topics , “Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers’ and receivers’ facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and amenities.”

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

Talking Logistics

With increasing customer demands — likely driven by consumers’ experience in the B2C environment — , customer service has become a key differentiator in the transportation management game.

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[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

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Teresa spends a bulk of her time recruiting the top talent in the transportation technology & solutions world, and as you’ll hear, a whole lot more. Why company culture is something that shippers should ask about when looking to hire a transportation management partner like Cerasis. How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage. Download E-Book. Download E-Book.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

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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. Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

He is an industrial engineer with a diploma in transportation and logistics from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven. Over the period of 2009-2015 only 88% of companies made improvement on the “Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.” (The BASF creates chemistry.

Tell Me Why

Supply Chain Shaman

Amazon’s because of their breath in physical and digital supply chain, innovation in material handling, transportation, etc and their vision completely disrupting the industry. As a result, tor most companies, the goals are unclear and the financial metrics are not well-understood.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

Integration of corporate social responsibility metrics in planning. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Use of third-party data for transportation lane and drayage times by day/time of week. There is a lack of clarity on what drives value and metrics are functional. Inventory is often focused on as a singular metric, not as part of a complex supply chain system.

The “First Five” Industrial Manufacturing Trends of 2017

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Manufacturers must adapt to changing demands, or they will become nothing more than a statistic in history books. This will lead to the creation of more metrics and business-intelligence tools to help improve manufacturing operations. Actionable Metrics Will Enhance Operations, Reducing Costs. The ability to access information and insights from Big Data naturally leads to actionable metrics. Metrics are like Big Data; they can appear useless.

The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance. Read More About the Metrics for Supply Chain Here. e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries.

Taking the Hill

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, at Supply Chain Insights LLC, we published our 11th report in the series titled Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. When companies look at singular metrics (labor costs or inventory), they have moved backwards. Aligning metrics matters.

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. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.