The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the use of metrics fosters positive relationships with coworkers and adherence to rulesets and best practices for the respective third-party logistics provider (3PL). What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking? Monitor Warehouse Capacity.

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

Cerasis

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. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : How in the retail space it is vital that marketing, sales, and the supply chain & logistics teams collaborate to achieve shared goals of consistent logistics.

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

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. Perfect Shipment Measurement This metric can also be called Perfect Order Measurement.

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. A thorough analysis provided by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals , (CSCMP) in its “ State of Logistics ” report, indicates that by 2017, shippers in the U.S. Contributors to Capacity and Trucker Shortage. The 2014 winter weather triggered a trucking capacity problem. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase.

5 key metrics for last-mile logistics

Abivin

Characteristics like smaller volumes of deliveries and numerous destinations make last-mile logistics a strenuous work to every manager. How do we know if all capacity has been utilized? It is not an easy task, but thanks to the 5 key metrics below, we can better manage the performance of this last mile supply chain. Cost per Km The Cost per Km metric is an easy way to determine the cost it takes to drive a vehicle one kilometer.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges

Transplace

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges. It’s a fascinating time in the logistics industry. And while capacity has loosened in the first half of 2019, the spot market is still well above the levels seen in 2015, 2016 and even early 2017. In this current environment, a capacity crunch can truly rewrite the rules of the game—making it critical to be prepared in advance. Data, Metrics and Communication. How are you planning for the next capacity crunch?

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges

Transplace

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges. It’s a fascinating time in the logistics industry. And while capacity has loosened in the first half of 2019, the spot market is still well above the levels seen in 2015, 2016 and even early 2017. In this current environment, a capacity crunch can truly rewrite the rules of the game—making it critical to be prepared in advance. Data, Metrics and Communication. How are you planning for the next capacity crunch?

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

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. Perfect Shipment Measurement This metric can also be called Perfect Order Measurement.

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

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. , This metric can also be called Perfect Order Measurement.

Last Mile Metrics: 11 Metrics to Measure in Last Mile Logistics

Cerasis

Using technology to improve last mile metrics is essential to driving last mile costs down, but how do shippers know if the technology is helping or hurting? The answer to this question lies in using last mile metrics to track key performance indicators and target levels of service to ensure accountability, visibility and continued reduction of costs in last mile delivery. Essentially, shippers need to track these 11 metrics. On-Time Deliveries Are King of Last Mile Metrics.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? To answer that question, let’s go back to how the addition of automation in the warehouse changes the game and enhances the use of available capacity. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. This analysis is ad-hoc is usually stimulated by the launch of a new product or a shift in capacity. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions. I then pack my bags and scoot out the door to sign books and discuss the research completed for the S upply Chain Metrics That Matter book at the ISM event on Thursday, May 14th in Atlanta.

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

Talking Logistics

Capacity — While the Northeastern winter disruptions may be “baked into” transportation plans, the closure of Atlanta, combined with Chicago and NY/NJ, resulted in widespread delays of shipments across the entire country for several days. These weather related delays further exacerbates a capacity crunch already aggravated by the new Hours of Service rules which impacted capacity. Further, the extreme cold has taken a toll on equipment, sidelining even more capacity.

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 ). Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. From Third Party Logistics, Warehouse information, Technology, and KPIs.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

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. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals. Benchmark your operation using the selected metrics.

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

Cerasis

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. Listen to “Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs” on Spreaker.

21 Vendor Metrics Your Supplier Scorecard Might be Missing

Supply Chain Cowboy

But is your scorecard missing key metrics? It includes a free Excel template that you can modify to match exactly what metrics you want to measure. While some of these metrics might not apply to your business model, there’s definitely a few to add if they measure something important to you and your customers. Of course, you’ll want to be courteous and professional with your feedback, but being open and honest with this metric can go a long way to solving problems between you.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. Large corporations are also hedging on securing capacity, creating more capacity challenges in the marketplace. For example, major retailers have recently started to secure large amounts of capacity to ensure they can deliver goods from mid-November through Christmas.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. They also lack process controls and metrics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Well, another blockbuster deal was announced this week: XPO Logistics is acquiring Con-way for approximately $3 billion. Today is September 11. I never forget.

How Shippers And Logistics Providers Can Keep The Relationship Fresh

Talking Logistics

The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often starts as a transactional process. The shipper has an immediate need, which leads to a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process then ultimately selects a third-party logistics (3PL) supplier to execute on that need. What key metrics should they be driving for as an organization? How could the capacity crunch impact their supply chain?

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 49 episodes produced in 2018, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Our logistics team looks forward to your industry updates and GREAT music selections.” — Robert G.,

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

Talking Logistics

Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! If this sounds like it would be a fun and meaningful personal challenge for you (with the added benefits of meeting other supply chain and logistics professionals and raising money for a good cause), then sign up to join our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure team! Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. Large corporations are also hedging on securing capacity, creating more capacity challenges in the marketplace. For example, major retailers have recently started to secure large amounts of capacity to ensure they can deliver goods from mid-November through Christmas.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. Blog logistics management

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. Blog logistics management

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. Blog logistics management

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Kuebix Announces New Service to Provide Shippers More Truckload Rates and Available Capacity. Speaking of global trade, BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor) acquired Grosvenor International Systems, “a leading provider of customs and compliance solutions to the UK and European markets.” I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

Emerging Trends: Elastic Logistics and Supply Chain Demand

AFFLINK

Elastic logistics is a method of expanding and contracting logistical capabilities as it is necessary, thereby improving the cost-effectiveness of the supply chain as a whole. In 2019, it's likely that elastic logistics is going to be at the forefront of many supply chains, and that big data and logistical solutions will be working together to fine-tune and optimize the supply chain as a whole. What is "Elastic Logistics"?

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. While reliable service and low prices are still important, these metrics have become prerequisites for commercial success.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is no exception. There are hundreds of logistics terms that make up the industry’s language. Here is our glossary of top logistics terms to know. Logistics Terms for Pros to Know. Audit — In logistics, an audit refers to the process of examining, adjusting, and verifying freight bills for accuracy. Benchmark — In logistics, benchmarks refer to KPI thresholds set by an organization to measure supply chain performance.

Logistics Outsourcing

LeanCor

Strategic Freight Bids: A Benefit of Logistics Outsourcing. Whether it’s picking up the phone and calling ten different carriers or managing a robust RFQ process, more and more shippers are reaping the benefits of logistics outsourcing to optimize this process. Logistics outsourcing can provide leveraged carrier relationships and established, tried and true bid processes to help you reach your transportation savings goals.

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for effective logistics management. There are various factors involved in effective logistics management, for example, automation and perfect coordination. When your business witnesses growth, you must find ways to streamline logistics planning processes for improving output. Here, we have discussed some crucial tips to manage logistics more effectively. Cost metrics, and.

The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Aborn and Co.

In this episode, Consulting Logistics host, Kyle MacNaught, will chat with Andrew Clark, founder of Logistics Help. Andrew is passionate about logistics and how getting this element right in business can help elevate them to the next level. That is where he learned his foundation in warehousing and distribution as well as logistics. Following this, he ended up working for a business in Australia called Logistics Bureau. What surprised you in terms of logistics?

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. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Blog Posts from the Logistics Category. You will also learn: Interesting global logistics facts.