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Why A Successful Transportation Management Program Is Empowered By Data

Cerasis

Today we continue our long series and look at teaching shippers how to remain strategic when it comes to logistics and their transportation management program. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. The Use of Data to Create a Successful Transportation Management Program. However, this data is nothing more than a conglomeration of information without a purpose. Data Management and Transportation Services.

Let’s Celebrate: The Western Growers Transportation Program Turns 10

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Let’s Celebrate: The Western Growers Transportation Program Turns 10.Transportfolio. Transportation is (and always has been) a fundamental issue for fresh produce. So we created the Western Growers Transportation Program (WGTP). Creating a transportation program for members.

Bottles, Barrels and the Business of Beverage Distribution

Logistics Bureau

With growing populations and rising disposable income of consumers, changes in the type and the volume of beverages to be made and delivered then affect inventory management and requirements for transportation. Multi-echelon inventory optimisation.

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

Until a few years ago, inventory was a labor-intensive process that typically required either stopping operations for several days or bringing in a large crew to painstakingly count products overnight. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Spend Transportation Technology

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

Until a few years ago, inventory was a labor-intensive process that typically required either stopping operations for several days or bringing in a large crew to painstakingly count products overnight. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Spend Transportation Technology

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Online retailers in South America have been struggling for years to overcome several obstacles to success, including extensive customs delays, poor transportation infrastructure, and the lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility. Ecommerce is on the rise in South America.

Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

By just registering into a logistics network through an app, ANYONE can become a valid, authentic transporter. You can get to pick and choose your transporter through the app. You are in complete control of the transportation process.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself

Cerasis

For our readers, who are in the supply chain and manufacturing space, we want to share information that helps you stay strategic. As the new year approaches, don’t overlook the valuable information you can glean from conducting a year-end review to kick start your supply chain planning.

Digital logistics: how manufacturing companies can profit

DELMIA Quintiq

The underlying question is: How can information technology processes and results in production logistics be improved? For example, one scenario could concentrate on minimising inventories while another considers maximising resources efficiency. Transport & Logistics

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

These types of services include distribution and transportation management, public warehousing, contract warehousing and freight consolidation. By employing a third party logistics provider, you can take advantage of lower transportation rates that are provided by the 3PL firms.

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How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

Inventory location and management. Transportation modes used in procurement and shipping. This comparison is much more than a metaphor; it is the real issues being faced by supply chain entities and their leaders. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Top Supply Chain KPIs to Know

Cerasis

The order fill rate is another major supply chain KPI, and it includes the following three KPIs to identify failures or successes within order fulfillment: Calculate the total order fill rate by dividing the total number of orders shipped on the first try by the total orders that should have been able to ship based on inventory on hand. That means the company is sitting on inventory for one week, so the number of reorders decrease. Warehousing and Transportation Costs.

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IBM Beefing Up for Matrix Commerce in 2012

Supply Chain Network

The acquisition expands IBM’s cloud-based analytics offerings that provide supply chain intelligence leading to better inventory management and cost efficiencies. The acceleration in online connectivity and speed, combined with the explosion of information and unprecedented access to it, is reshaping globally interconnected commerce systems.” Costs, terms, lead times and available delivery format and timing information must be readily available and always up to date.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

Inventory measurement is critical and it is money after all in that it took a capital expense to procure. The goal is to keep inventory levels at a minimum to meet customer needs. Review Inventory turns and Return on Assets.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Cerasis

The transportation of lithium batteries is dangerous, as they overheat, which can cause significant damage. To do this, the production and transportation of all component parts must be closely monitored and coordinated.

5 Big Benefits of Cloud-Based Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Comparison of a cloud-based Supply Chain Management Solution to Localized Supply Chain Management. A Cloud-based supply chain management solution has several advantages over the traditional model of manual inventory analysis combined with local area purchasing. Instead of taking control of your business, the software provides the ability for your management team to make the most informed decisions they can with minimal strain on the budget or time of your current workforce.

Necessary Steps for Smarter Logistics Planning Optimization. Increase Efficiency and Profits

Cerasis

Ironically, the main problem of today's domestic logistics planning optimization is not in a lack of information about ‘advanced’ tools, lack of appropriate equipment and information technologies, and not even that not all managers are in principle aware of the existence of any management mechanism.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

Progress on the key performance metrics of cost, customer service, inventory, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are going backward; not forwards, for most companies. Yet, they were viewing day-old information. It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Real-time access to information in the warehouse can fundamentally change how logistics employees work. Automated vehicles means safer transportation, 24/7 operations and less deadhead operations.

Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The study is primarily a comparison of best-of -breed solution providers (Logility, JDA, Kinaxis and OM Partners) versus SAP and Oracle. This week, I am finishing two reports: Sales and Operations Planning, and Inventory Optimization.

Where Would We Be Without All of the BullS&%T?

Supply Chain Shaman

Progress on the key performance metrics of cost, customer service, inventory, and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) are going backward; not forwards, for most companies. Yet, they were viewing day old information. It is 1:00 AM in Antwerp. I cannot sleep.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. We hope these posts keep you on top of your game and informed. . A supplier’s risk can be quantified as a function of two variables (likelihood and impact of adverse events occurring) and ultimately assigned a level of risk for comparison and, later, prioritization.

Sailing Easy in an Ocean of Data

Enterra Insights

For example, one often reads about companies collecting an ocean of big data; and, it’s a fitting comparison. For example, Hoyoung Pak, head of the transportation practice at Uptake, writes about companies “swimming in data”[2] and Deloitte analysts John Ferraioli ( @Ferraioli ) and Rick Burke discuss companies “drowning in data, but starving for insights.”[3] In order to comprehend how large something is, we often compare it to the size of the ocean.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Current best practices in contract management systems are associated with application of searchable contract databases, allowing comparison and rapid access to contract information, as well as comparison of contractual terms and exposure for common suppliers, categories of spending, and specific price benchmarking internally. Should you do it in bulk, in pallets, or other channels based on transportation, spoilage, and consumption factors?

Compliance in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Through Integration

Veridian Solutions

Inaccurate inventory management. Temperature-controlled storage and transportation. The comparisons are immeasurable, so Warehouse Managers must bring systems into alignment and gain real-time asset monitoring of products. Fill out the contact information below in order to schedule a consultation call with one of our supply chain professionals.

A convincing industry approach: SupplyOn’s Rail Community boosts the efficiency of the railway industry

SupplyOn

The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with around 34,000 employees, a transport network of over 3,000 kilometers and almost a half billion passengers per year, is the national railway company of Switzerland, consisting of the four divisions Passenger Transportation, Cargo, Infrastructure and Real Estate. In the initial step, SBB has connected 15 business partners from the Passenger Transportation Division on the supplier side.

Selling Online? What It Means for Your Logistics Network Design

Logistics Bureau

A common logistics network means simplification, efficiency, overall reduction of inventory and effort, and lower costs. By comparison, ‘variation breeds inventory’ and other expenses. Online retail is accounting for an ever-larger part of total retail sales.

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

If your company utilizes a transportation management system, such as the Cerasis Rater, you can even run comparison reports and gain 360-degree visibility into all your transportation costs. In fact, this degree of visibility naturally promotes better inventory management processes, helping you reduce lost costs from perishable or outdated inventory. Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy.

What Less-Than-Truckload Data Should a Shipper Track?

Cerasis

A successful shipper needs to know how many shipments are going out, as well as the inventory of items shipped. These systems should also be tracked in comparison to billing accuracy. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Guide to warehouse robots: types of warehouse robots, uses, navigation & more

6 River Systems

We’ve created this guide to provide an overview of the warehouse robotics market, the types of warehouse robots, their functions, use cases and other information warehouse operators need to know to make informed technology investments.

The State of the Health of The US Manufacturing Sector & Manufacturing Technology Orders

Cerasis

The PMI is based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment. Comparison of USMTO and PMI data over the last 5 years. Editor's Note: Today is a guest blog from our friend Andy Woodward with Wenzel America, Ltd.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

Why do some rival firms that battle with each other downstream in retail outlets manage to work well together upstream in their transport and warehousing? Cost savings or sharing may be imperative for 3PLs or freight brokers to access certain transport resources for their clients.

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Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

Why do some rival firms that battle with each other downstream in retail outlets manage to work well together upstream in their transport and warehousing ? Cost savings or sharing may be imperative for 3PLs or freight brokers to access certain transport resources for their clients.

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Supply Chain Management:Headline for the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

The implication was that orders came in huge surges, and supply chains that were not prepared, particularly those without robust inventory allocation or tight inventory visibility across their brick-and-mortar retail and online retail systems paid a price in customer loyalty. Inventory allocation processes were not able to effectively support customer fulfillment needs across both physical store and online channels. Very informative post, by the way! About Us.

Supply Chain Management:The Learning from the 2012 Holiday.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

« Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying Period Point to Significant Change and Fulfillment Challenges | Main | Information Driven Innovation in Supply Chain » The Learning from the 2012 Holiday Buying Season: Balanced Investments in Online and Physical Supply Chain Fulfillment Capabilities. They embraced the conveniences of in-home and mobile buying and cyber-based price and feature comparisons. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs.

Scheduling 'Order Release Process' Intelligently - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Route optimization process determines the sequence in which orders are delivered to customer, so as to reduce overall cost of transportation. During the release process, if sufficient inventory is not available, order used to get backordered. If customer order happens to backorder after release transaction, call center executive had to call customer again to inform that order would not be delivered on delivery date communicated earlier. About Us. Contact Us.