LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software

Cerasis

The topic of supply chain risk management has taken on a new persona as the global supply chain endures the COVID-19 crisis. The post LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Risk Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management software

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

Cerasis

As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season, the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. As reported by Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7, “[up to] 70% of B2C companies.read More. The post E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Uncategorized E-Commerce Supply Chains

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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. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Over time, companies acquired assets. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

Cerasis

From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon. The company has become one of the fastest growing in history, thanks in large part to.read More. The post How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain supply chain strategy

Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA

Cerasis

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has contributed to what might be described as the biggest supply chain shipping disruption of the century. The post Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Logistics Supply Chain Shipping Disruption

Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1

Cerasis

Under the current COVID-19 global pandemic, managing risk in the supply chain has taken on a renewed importance. Procurement teams continue to struggle with finding available suppliers and shipping capacity to enable supply chain responsiveness.

Big Data Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Resilience

Cerasis

Supply chains across the globe need a better mousetrap to keep freight spend under control and efficiently manage freight. And, investment statistics reveal an increasing trend for more technology to enable multi-modal shipping and the application of big data analytics to increase scalability, flexibility, and demand-driven management decisions. The post Big Data Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Resilience appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from a guest author, Michael Gorman, who shares five different ways of going green with carbon-neutral shipping. The post 5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Logistics Supply Chain Carbon-Neutral Shipping

Marketing Supply Chain Solutions Post-COVID: Q&A with ToolsGroup CMO Caroline Proctor

ToolsGroup

There’s still a strong demand for supply chain planning solutions, particularly ones with machine learning capabilities that can help clients rapidly adapt to the changing supplier situations and consumer demand that goes along with major disruptions like this. .

Parcel Shipping: 3 Steps to a More Accurate E-Commerce Network Model

CHAINalytics

If your company has navigated through the initial supply and demand fires and is looking to get ahead of this here-to-stay trend, now is the time to check how well you are modeling parcel costs in your supply chain network.

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic. The design of the global supply chain at the start of the pandemic assumed frictionless borders, availability of transportation resources, and supply with few constraints. Supply chain management as a discipline—a set of flows combining the processes of source, make and deliver together to drive value– is relatively new. The new normal pattern appeared in months, and the supply chain adjusted.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. Not many companies have cracked this code. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. also known as the William Carter Company, is the leading brand of children’s clothing, gifts and accessories in America.

5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO

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However, 2020 has been extremely eventful and wrought with risk in the supply chain. The post 5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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3 Reasons to Use a 3PL For Retail Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

With increasing competition in the retail market, it has become very challenging for retailers to efficiently manage their supply chains. Essentially, a smooth retail supply chain strategy is a fundamental part of a positive customer experience, and retail companies strive to reach the golden standard of order fulfillment and fast delivery. Blog retail retail logistics retail shipping retail supply chain supply chain supply chain management

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How Oil And Gas Companies Can Save On Logistics

PLS Logistics

Just like every other industry, oil and gas supply chains are changing. However, these changes do not necessarily mean that energy supply chains are getting simpler. Despite all of the new technologies and advanced practices entering the sector, oil and gas companies still struggle with optimizing logistics and saving on transportation costs. Blog energy services oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain

Supply Chain: Learning How to Dance

Supply Chain Shaman

Is The Supply Chain Out of Rhythm? On a supply chain blog? As I struggle to build musicality, I think about the rhythms and cycles of the supply chain. Supply Chain Rhythms and Cycles. As a result, the term supply chain is politically charged.

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5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success

OneSCM

Supply chain orchestration functions much the same way, with business systems from all trading partners and all transactions connected and working efficiently to create a seamless business. Receivers know when items have shipped and what size shipment to expect and when. When a company has a siloed focus, the relationship with trading partners is typically defined within the constraints of the silo. OneSCM is your key to complete supply chain orchestration.

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. I am enlisting their support to share their stories in podcasts, blog posts and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 6-9. About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents. Supply Chain Alignment.

Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

AFFLINK

Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping methods that are used: air, ground, and sea. Shipping via Air: The Pros and Cons. Air shipping is fast.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future! Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

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 ).

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Cerasis

But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Anytime an order is incorrectly picked and identified prior to shipping , it should be documented and tracked. Therefore, you should track the percent of the actual use of all segments in the omnichannel supply chain.

Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains

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Food and beverage companies produce and distribute essential products every day. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in food shoppers buying supplies for a longer period of time (ex. The post Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Food and Beverage Supply Chain TMS kuebix tms Manufacturing Shipping Transportation Industry transportation management system

Supply chain visibility: The key to growth

Kinaxis

This means companies will need to battle for a bigger piece of the pie. The need for supply chain visibility is greater than ever, yet only half of the executives surveyed say they have the visibility they need to make decisions and mitigate risk. According to the study, most companies are planning to grow by entering new sectors, new geographic areas or by adding to the products and services on offer. Every company wants profitable growth.

The coronavirus supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

The media coverage of supply chain has increased exponentially as a result of the coronavirus epidemic in China, South Korea and Italy. All companies that produce and ship tangible goods are currently working hard to assess the impact of the outbreak on their own supply chains. He warns that – just as during the financial crisis in 2008 – companies will continue to be affected by the so-called bullwhip effect for some months.

Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020: The Year of Every Channel Shipper | Talking Freight VIDEO

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[link] Lets Talk – Omnichannel and Multimodal Shipping Trends The global supply chain is sick. The post Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020: The Year of Every Channel Shipper | Talking Freight VIDEO appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Omnichannel Trends Videos Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020

Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you

Kinaxis

by Ilyas Kucukcay The concept of a drone was not something we gave much thought too just a few years ago—except for the applications of the military-related operations, much less drones in supply chains as product delivery mechanisms. For example, streaming companies are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to capture live events for sports, political rallies and concerts. Meet the dazzling drones of the supply chain near future.

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

ToolsGroup

“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. John Kern, senior vice president of supply chain operations at Cisco Systems says that as companies look for the skills to build complex global supply chains, the industry “is undergoing one of the most massive talent shifts we have ever seen,”.

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning

Logility

A quick scan of the Internet will yield a long list of “the biggest-ever supply chain disasters”. Each of these events was completely devastating to the company concerned. Company. Contributed heavily to company closure. Supply chain cost per unit sold.

Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. It’s our perpetual hobby horse here at Argentus that Supply Chain needs to be doing more as a field to attract young people. But is there something about Supply Chain’s image that’s holding it back from being seen as the crucial, strategic function with tremendous career potential it is today?

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Slowly, more and more companies are waking up to the cold, and hard facts. Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I will write the case studies here, and share the dialogue with the supply chain leaders in our podcast series, Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights.

What is LTL Shipping?

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Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Get better shipping rates.