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

Talking Logistics

Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? Here are five supply chain basics that every manager can analyse 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.

Application of Web Based Technology to Improve Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is the Digital Supply Chain? Explore some of the trending applications of a web based technology that can be integrated with vendor portals to further improve the efficiency of supply chain management. .

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. Aerospace Industry is characterized by high material costs (about 65-80%). Supply Chain of fashion industry involves a time based competition.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

Truth be told, the passenger travel industry actually has an impressive tech track record. While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech.

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Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Every industry has its own set of terms that are exclusive to the space. There are hundreds of logistics terms that make up the industry’s language. 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. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

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. Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships.

Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Need Supply Chain Visibility Tools

Savi

Pharmaceutical supply chains demand end-to-end visibility The pharmaceutical industry is a huge global business with an intricate supply chain that demands visibility and transparency. Adding to the complexity, partners may own entire segments of the value chain, making effective supply chain management seem almost impossible to achieve. Avoid supply chain disruption As the saying goes, the one constant is change.

Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview published last month, Samsung blockchain chief Song Kwang-woo said that the company will decide soon whether the use the blockchain ledger to manage its supply chain shipments across the world. Companies in the logistics industry have been taking an extra-hard look at blockchain because it can accurately automate many of the current functions that require much slower and more costly human interaction.

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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.

The state of supply chains: Pharma and the vaccine race part one

EFT

Jones Shah is also a board member at The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), which is joining forces with Pharma.Aero, a Brussels-based non-profit organization for life science and medtech shippers, to prepare air cargo industry for the COVID-19 vaccine. Only with a strong and transparent dialogue between pharmaceutical and air cargo sectors, governments, non-governmental organizations and healthcare institutions can we overcome these challenges.

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What’s Driving Your Supply Chain Processes?

EV Cargo Technology

The role of advanced analytics in business planning processes is becoming a necessity, particularly in order to optimise the supply chain. All are undeniably key factors for achieving success and striding ahead in the industry. The key difference between predictive and prescriptive analytics is that the former provides short term metrics that help understand what’s happening in the organisation, whereas the latter provides answers to what should be done.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

When it comes to the supply chain, you need to know where to look to find opportunities for improvement. Here is where some CPG vendors and logistics providers are doing to achieve a greener supply chain. Aligning Parts of the Supply Chain.

Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

Business at the Port of Houston is robust, and the volume is growing, based on the hope that the Panama Canal expansion will drive more cargo into the port. One of the opinions expressed (which I heard from several people) is that the Saudis are in effect hoping to drive out the “bottom feeders” in the industry, referring to the startups that have come out of the fracking craze.

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. Customer Experience is Driving Supply Chain Innovation, Says Report from BluJay Solutions and Adelante SCM. Back in January, IBM and Maersk announced plans to form a joint venture focused on “applying blockchain to improve global trade and digitize supply chains.” I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Industrial production is growing at about.2 percent annually as of 2017, making Belgium the 168 th country in the world for industrial growth rates. Other Important Industries. In addition, Belgium has become a hot spot for the growing Biotech industry with big focus on research, startup clusters and medical trials. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. billion metric tons of goods in 2015.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

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. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. A recent study shows AI-enabled supply chain and logistics can generate from $1.3

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

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. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. A recent study shows AI-enabled supply chain and logistics can generate from $1.3

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. They explain, “If a company scores an impressive 99 percent in all four categories measured by the standard Perfect Order Metric (POM) — complete, on time, damage-free, proper documentation with correct invoicing — the result would be a POM score of just 96 percent.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

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. It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. A recent study shows AI-enabled supply chain and logistics can generate from $1.3

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

As a participant in managing all or part of your company’s supply chain, you may know the pain of answering sometimes difficult questions. Besides providing fast, thorough answers to customers, today’s ERP, cloud-based SaaS, or 3PL-operated systems enable companies to manage the order lifecycle, control information and cargo flows, and reduce the total cost of goods. Are we a good supply chain partner or customer?

This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Creates New Metrics for Demand Planning Consortium. In the enterprise software world, Netsuite is becoming the Pitbull of the industry, with various supply chain and logistics software vendors forming partnerships with the company to help expand their presence in the small and midsize business (SMB) market. There is an increasing need to extend these applications beyond the enterprise to improve supply chain and logistics execution.

The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Aborn and Co.

Andrew is on a mission to help small to mid-size enterprises implement high-performance tactics and technology to their supply chain, so they can scale up without stress. There was a huge impact on the global supply chain as far as air freight goes. Air freight capacity was restricted to those businesses that had their own dedicated cargo fleet. The hospitality industry took the biggest hit in Australia because they are a big tourism industry.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. The thing that makes supply chain and logistics so exciting and frustrating and challenging is that just when you think you’ve figured something out or have it under control, the world changes on you.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. “The overall amount of time it takes for raw materials or parts to make their way through your warehouse and onto store shelves is another key metric in determining your success as a warehouse supervisor. ” – Alvis Lazarus, Warehouse Optimization – A COMPETITIVE EDGE in Supply Chain!

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

For instance, platforms such as Uber Carriage and Cargomatic enable real-time, cost-effective, on-demand transport arrangements to the other business logistics services, which brings great competitiveness to this industry. With little barriers to entry, ease-of-use and modest upfront costs, cloud-based applications are generally available and fast-becoming the standard across different industries. Industrial Management & Data Systems.

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Cash Management Tips to Survive the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Social distancing and lockdown measures have shut many businesses and industries down. Within each of these two flows there should be a small number of high impact business processes or metrics that you need to address, holistically, in order to make meaningful and significant improvements in your cash position. If you are looking to improve dozens of processes and metrics you will get stuck in the weeds. Subscribe Here!

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

Key Performance Indicators That Matter to Shippers

EFT

CLDA Board Member Kelly Picard has spent over two decades in the transportation industry and is a second-generation CEO of Hackbarth Delivery Service.She has held positions in operations, sales strategy development and execution; sales and customer service management; account development and administration; P&L accountability; executive leadership; marketing and public relations. She started in the industry as a driver and steadily progressed through various management roles.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. Trucking Employment: The trucking industry workforce increased by 5,300 employees to 1,460,200 employees total in December. Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Source: Semiconductor Industry Association). MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. Trucking Employment: The trucking industry workforce increased by 5,300 employees to 1,460,200 employees total in December. Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Source: Semiconductor Industry Association). MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6% billion of cargo, decreasing 3.3% one of the largest privately held transportation services companies in North America, and the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority are developing a 2,700-acre tract near Rincon, Georgia. The Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub, located 12 miles from the Port of Savannah and served by CSX and NS railroads, is expected to attract manufacturers, processors, distributors, and others.

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