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Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Companies are drowning in data and short on insights. Food and beverage companies are experiencing double-digit demand. Supply is the challenge.

What Is an Automated Freight Settlement?

Cerasis

More supply chain leaders are learning to leverage technology to improve performance and lower landed costs. Unfortunately, there remain opportunities to recapture freight spend within the freight settlement process that automated freight settlement could solve.

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Top Supply Chain, Logistics, & Freight Videos of 2019 So Far

Cerasis

Today we continue our annual series during the first week of July, coinciding with Independence Day on July 4th to highlight the top supply chain, logistics, & freight videos of 2019 so far as featured on the Cerasis YouTube Channel. The top supply chain, logistics, & freight videos of 2019 were measured by views of.read More. Videos logistics videos

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E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

Cerasis

The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics Transportation Supply Chain E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed.

Target Reverse Logistics: Start With the Top Challenges in the Reverse Supply Chain

Cerasis

Establishing clear channels for the routing of reverse logistics represents a significant challenge in the modern supply-chain. Organizations that successfully target reverse logistics challenges can streamline the returns management process and lower total freight spend. As a result, supply chain executives need to understand the top challenges in the reverse supply chain and their role.read More.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The new normal of shipping is not only growing business to large scale but also optimizing their supply chains.

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening , here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals. 5 supply chain and logistics podcasts. Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. Supply Chain Brain.

Freight Mode Optimization

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management? Freight mode optimization article and permission to publish here provided by Adam Robinson at FreightWaves.com. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

Cerasis

Unfortunately, the modern supply chain remains brittle, subject to the slightest of changes that could spell its doom. While that paints a dire picture, supply chain leaders have another option; they can.read More. The post What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Logistics

How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members. Unfortunately, many in the industry still uses the terms procurement and inbound logistics interchangeably, but procurement involves much more than merely managing the logistics of moving products from vendors and suppliers to your building.read More. Inbound Freight Effective inbound logistics management

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ).

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

For the past few years I’ve been using that phrase, which you typically find in investment literature, when making the case for innovation in supply chain management. This rapid growth followed by market decline has led oil and gas companies to finally face reality — i.e., that they need to move up the supply chain maturity curve to enable profitable growth moving forward. Execution (Tendering, Dock Scheduling, Track & Trace, Freight Audit & Pay).

Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19

Freightos

Announcing free access to the Freightos Baltic Index Daily , WebCargo Sky, and Airline Updates to support impacted companies. In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. Whether by air, land, or ocean, supply chains over the last few months paint a picture of rapid fluctuations. Land travel restrictions in Asia extended Chinese New Year, dropping ocean freight demand, which, just weeks later, spiked when the shutdown ended.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Getting the raw materials needed to maintain production is one of the most important parts of the whole supply chain. If raw materials are unavailable, all subsequent processes are affected, which may result in increased costs to consumers and the respective companies as well. However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. Consider Cyber Security Concerns in the Procurement Supply Chain.

How Does Supply Chain Management Work?

PLS Logistics

Supply chain management is a set of activities that includes supply, production, and distribution of a company’s goods. Proper supply chain management can reduce transportation costs and enhance productivity, and in order to succeed, companies should learn how supply chain management works. Blog 3pl logistics freight transportation supply chain supply chain management supply chain visibility

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Supply chain and logistics automation allow companies to refocus their efforts on tasks requiring human hands, and redundant tasks can be automated through robotics , as well as technologies designed to assist human workers. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019.

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Top 10 Most Popular Supply Chain Blog Posts of the First Half of 2019

Cerasis

Today we kick off our annual series during the first week of July, coinciding with Independence Day on July 4th to highlight the most popular supply chain blog posts published on the Cerasis blog in 2019. The most popular supply chain blog posts are measured by page views and we will list them in the.read More. The post Top 10 Most Popular Supply Chain Blog Posts of the First Half of 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Using Freight Data to Increase Negotiating Power

Cerasis

The application of freight data holds immense potential. Logistics data is valuable to shippers, freight forwarders, logistics brokers, supply chain partners, third-party logistics providers, customers, and everyone else in the supply chain. Moreover, logistics data is an immensely complex arena of information. Data Freight

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Transportation Innovation For a Future-Proof Supply Chain

PINC

Supply chain experts and software leaders converge to discuss the current transportation environment and provide valuable tips on what companies should be doing now to get ready for what’s coming next. . What happens when you bring supply chain software leaders, a Berkeley professor, and a top Gartner researcher together in one “virtual” room to talk about the current and future state of the world’s supply chains? Strengthening Supply Chains.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Laura Jelen with negotiations.com who discusses some useful tips on how companies can negotiate freight rates a bit better. Shipping costs are a significant part of the supply chain expense. The post 9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Logistics Negotiate Freight Rates

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. I firmly believe that the rebound of the economy requires strong supply chains, but to make this happen, we need to turn our backs on historic practices and innovate new ways of working. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

5 Skills Needed for Radical Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration

Cerasis

Those in the supply chain and logistics management industry have been talking a great deal about collaboration in dealing with our business partners. You have to work together in the spirit of cooperation and harmony to obtain the best results with your partnerships, be it with a logistics provider, supplier, transportation or warehousing partner. Are you "Radical" Enough to Make Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration Work?

Why Do Companies Still Not Have a Chief Supply Chain Officer?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Should Lead the Boardroom … the Coronavirus Proves it! Chief Supply Chain Officer article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at argentus.com. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place. We will then finalize the series on logistics key performance indicator success management with practical techniques to carry through the academic subjects we've covered thus far. .

[PODCAST] Case Study: How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs

Cerasis

Listen to “Case Study_How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs” on Spreaker. Freight & Logistics Technology Resources 2020 Strategic Freight Management Trends Download White Paper An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management Download White Paper Revenue Growth At The Hand Of Improved Digital Supply Chains.read More.

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

It will probably change the processes currently associated with warehousing, supply chain management and several other critical features of logistics. This shift is expected to bring about drastic changes in the logistics and freight transportation world.

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Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

And the lack of demand visibility is a big contributor to China-US ocean freight rates doubling to the West Coast since June, and passing $4,000/FEU to the East Coast – which was surprising as most analysts thought that rates and profits would freefall. Is ocean freight pricing broken?

Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy

Cerasis

From cloud-based systems to transportation management, the state of the logistics industry is evolving to expand an increasing number of services. Meanwhile, the overall capacity of shipments is climbing higher, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, and the driver shortage is becoming more essential as full truckload shipments decrease. So, the conversation needs to turn toward another aspect of how 3PLs influence the state of the logistics and freight economy, digitization.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms within vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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

Cerasis

However, most of today’s data goes unused and represents a lost opportunity to the company. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs. Business Intelligence Data e-Books Key Performance Indicators Logistics kpis ebook