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Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

These activities can involve storage and transport of inventory or supplies, monitoring of day-to-day activities, the preparation behind these processes, and blending these different components throughout the supply chain. Inventory Map. Learn about.

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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. Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows. On March 16th-18th, I will be on a book tour in Europe discussing the concepts of Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.

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DHL: ‘Sustainable e-commerce is not any oxymoron’

The Supply Chain Journal

I think what’s first and foremost is we recognize at our highest levels that transportation and logistics have a big impact on the environment,” Hewitt said. E-cargo bikes provide many parking, air quality and emissions- and noise-reduction benefits for cities.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Key Tools and Technologies to Build the Warehouse of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

In this new, connected world, the Warehouse of the Future is about achieving key operational metrics and exceeding customer service requirements more profitably while supporting sustainability goals.

A ‘Beached Whale’ in the Suez Canal: Stuck Working Capital

NC State SCRC

By now many of you have heard about the “Ever Given”, which has been stuck in the Suez Canal since Tuesday, and is blocking all container ships trying to get through with their cargo. That’s what its costing companies to have their cargo sit there.

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5 Ways to Reduce Fleet Management Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It can also assist in determining specific metrics that affect the business. More often than not, the software can also be used for managing spare parts inventory, mechanic training purposes, and most importantly, creating and managing routine maintenance schedules. Subscribe Here!

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Importer/Exporters vs Freight Forwarders/3PL – Levelling the Playing Field

3rdwave

Too often – make that almost always – importers and exporters (BCOs – Benefiticcial Cargo Owners) are dependent on their NVOCC, Freight Forwarder or 3PL (3PL) to provide them with visibility into their global supply chains. 3rdwave Transportation

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Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts.

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Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Typically, it accounts for the planning of demand, production, distribution, and transportation. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

GlobalTranz

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. 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.

Dwindling dwell: How Class I railroads are addressing supply chain congestion

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX ( NASDAQ: CSX ) acknowledged that its service metrics have been struggling this year amid increased demand for transportation services, not just for rail but also for trucks, CSX CEO Jim Foote said earlier this month.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Mounting transportation costs. Inventory tracking and management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Mounting transportation costs. Inventory tracking and management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Mounting transportation costs. Inventory tracking and management.

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. This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. Integrating route optimisation with vehicle and unloading dock scheduling in LCL cargo collection.

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Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

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. transportation modes, inventory deployment, and policies) by balancing the trade-offs between customer service requirements, assets and costs. Capture transportation, distribution, and service costs.

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. DSV Panalpina DSV Panalpina is a Dutch logistics company with services offering road, rail, sea, and air transport founded in 1976.

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. ” – Emma Sturgis, 10 Great Warehouse Optimization Tips for Small Businesses , Fishbowl Inventory 4.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities.

Profitable Agility: Part 2 of Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution

BlueYonder

According to a Forbes article, BD managed a number of disruptions seamlessly , including a rudder problem with a cargo ship that resulted in 28 BD containers being thrown overboard.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Transport network disruption. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. With contingency plans in place, the company announced that it had a healthy inventory supply of finished products and did not foresee a risk to patient supply at that time. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Zara also works with Air France, KLM Cargo and Emirates Air in order that they can coordinate directly with the airlines to make the outbound shipments to its stores and bring back some raw materials and semi-finished materials with return legs. The reason why they can do this is that customized products are sold directly to customers so they have the higher profit margin to compensate the higher transportation cost. Managing transportation at this scale is the absolute challenge.

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

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Creates New Metrics for Demand Planning Consortium. Descartes’ GLN, route planning and transportation management solutions and deep domain expertise can help our retail, distribution and manufacturing customers in managing their global and local inbound logistics and delivery operations.”. . “We’re toast,” said one of my son’s baseball teammates from the bench last night, as their team quickly fell behind 8-0 against the best team in the league.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Transport network disruption. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. With contingency plans in place, the company announced that it had a healthy inventory supply of finished products and did not foresee a risk to patient supply at that time. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. So I wanted to tell you, why does your cargo get bumped. Why does your cargo get rolled? It was mainly because most of your cargo today is moving on standby. Until the last minute, your cargo is not confirmed. The reason that cargo is booked today? And then, during peak, your cargo is getting rolled. The cargo shouldn’t be rolled.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

According to data from the first half of 2015, Los Angeles held a 34 percent market share and Long Beach held a 13 percent market share of cargo transport from Tianjin to the U.S. Any dip in cargo traffic from Tianjin will have a big effect on West Coast container traffic, and there are already reports of factories and warehouses closing indefinitely as inventory and buildings see irreparable damage.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Belgium’s transportation and communication pathways are robust. In fact, 23 percent of its GDP in 2017 went to investments in fixed capital and inventories. billion metric tons of goods in 2015.

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

Talking Logistics

More stringent customer delivery requirements is certainly one factor, with On-Time In-Full (OTIF) becoming a more critical metric. Simply put, OTIF spells OPPORTUNITY for transportation technology providers. This data allows project44 to deliver predictive insights enabling users to eliminate costs related to demurrage fees as well as reduce inventory stock outs and manual workload.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.812 trillion in January, up 0.1% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6% billion of cargo, decreasing 3.3% Department of Transportation has taken the first step to address obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in truck drivers.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

AI will be able to survey an area or room and create an accurate inventory in seconds, including weights and volumes, and determine damage on items. “The logistics industry is one of the biggest industries that will profit most from the digital revolution in 2019…” From quicker deliveries to more sustainable ways of transportation, harmonizing big data and automation efforts will ensure exponential growth in the industry.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

GlobalTranz

You may have to learn how to navigate a new software, or your organization may simply need additional training on a new transportation management system (TMS). It's also important for shippers to understand the different types of liability insurance, according to Trucker's Report , which includes the following: General liability insurance covers a truck, occupants, and cargo when the truck is not moving.