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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.

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. 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. In this business, it is the time spent at a store to unload cargo.

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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? Information technologies support the logistics of operations, internal or production. With the advancement of technology, the logistics process has been automated and accelerated as well.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Self-Service Logistics.

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. 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.

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

Freightos

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. Air cargo pricing is, in almost all cases, still set manually, with most rate sheets updated twice a year.

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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. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. 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. It incorporates your resources from every stage of the logistic process in the real-time. Logistics

Exception management: An important aspect of supply chain visibility

20Cube Logistics

Exception management is an effective mechanism in supply chain management. The capability to address the issues and ensure the smooth functioning of the operations helps a company to be stable and with technology raising its bar every day in supply chain management, it’s more like management by exception rather exception management. . In this way, one can improve planning by taking the right business decisions and mitigate risks across the entire supply chain. .

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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Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

The age of digital transformation is now fully upon us and from a business perspective one of the most active areas of change, impact and opportunity is in supply chain management. percent per year, over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea for a total of 23 million tonnes of cargo traveling by ship every day. As digital disruption continues throughout the maritime supply chain forward thinking firms are investing internally in capabilities to become more data centric.

Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon

Savi

By amassing worldwide logistics assets, Amazon can provide better delivery performance to its online marketplace customers. From there, it can move horizontally to deliver cargo and packages for others and compete with other logistics service providers. Take a Page From Amazon’s Supply Chain Playbook Your business probably doesn’t have the wealth, and market power Amazon uses to achieve scale and drive pricing down.

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.

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.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

But sustainable logistics practices can have a profound effect on your brand. When it comes to the supply chain, you need to know where to look to find opportunities for improvement. Aligning Parts of the Supply Chain.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. At the same time, companies are putting more effort in the environment aspect and sustainability of the supply chain. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

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. And the key to building efficiency and overhauling logistic practices is twofold; Decisions need to be bolstered with advanced analytics. While predictive analytics measure metrics in isolation, it won’t evaluate the overall impact. The post What’s Driving Your Supply Chain Processes?

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.

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.

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.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

Many resources in the Ebola response effort have appropriately focused on Ebola treatment; this flight launches an important new step in the response by providing training and supplies for health workers to safely resume vital services. The delivery was organized by the Academic Consortium to Combat Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL), a network of academic centers with technical expertise in emergency medicine and logistics systems. Here are some of the main features of the supply chain.

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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.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

If supply chain is the ultimate team sport, nothing tests the game strategy and teamwork like a worldwide event. According to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , for example, just supplying the German team at the Olympic village in Rio in 2016 required 1.3 million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. If goods get lost or delayed, the whole supply chain can be affected. Climate issues: Reliably supplying all stadiums.

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. P&G and Wayfair: More Shippers Taking Direct Control of Logistics Operations.

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 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. Andrew is passionate about logistics and how getting this element right in business can help elevate them to the next level. What surprised you in terms of logistics?

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

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Creates New Metrics for Demand Planning Consortium. FTR Shippers Condition Index notes pending HOS changes could cut productivity ( Logistics Management ). 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.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

According to the product sheet , “Oracle Global Trade Intelligence provides a dashboard view into the unique metrics by which your customs and compliance operation measures success. And yet, despite the continued advancement of global trade management solutions, many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to manage this highly strategic and risky supply chain process. Government to import or export cargo. Robinson and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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Global Logistics and the Transportation Management Center: The Next Phase in Network Agility

Supply Chain Nation

The TMC merges technology, organization and processes to establish a set of services leveraging the scale and efficiency of consolidated network planning, procurement and unified metrics with the agility of localized execution. The evolution to global transportation management is possible because the coalescence of three trends is creating additional value for companies able to master the complexities of global logistics.

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. Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% Source: Materials Handling & Logistics). MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S.

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. Source: Supply Chain 24/7). Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% Source: Materials Handling & Logistics). MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6% billion of cargo, decreasing 3.3% Source: Inbound Logistics). Source: Inbound Logistics) . AIR FREIGHT: Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In January, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 49,799 metric tons of cargo, a 10.7% Source: www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND ) (The Baltic Dry Index is an index that tracks and averages worldwide international shipping prices of various dry bulk cargoes.).

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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

In this system, space is shared by all of the cargo on one truck. You can save money by: Stop paying for unused cargo space. Take full advantage of professional logistics expertise. LTL shipments can contain one to six pallets, cases, large bundles, or other units for loading that still leaves space for more in the freight carrier’s cargo. The weight and density of your cargo decide the freight class. appeared first on SupplyPike - Supply Chain Simplified.

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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