COVID-19’s Beneficial Effects on the Consumer Goods Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

But there has been one nice side effect in the consumer goods supply chain. The post COVID-19’s Beneficial Effects on the Consumer Goods Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) SKU ProliferationCOVID-19 has put supply chain organizations under great strain. SKU proliferation has been reversed.

Consumer Good Companies Direct to Customer

Logistics Viewpoints

Global parcel logistics firms have launched groundbreaking new distribution channels to offer Consumer Goods (CG) companies access to the traditional markets in places such as Latin America. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Guest Commentary Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Visibility

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Consumer Goods Supply Chains: In a State of Evolution

Loftware

Supply chains in the consumer goods sector are about to crest a hill of innovation - they just have to make some changes. Consumer Products Supply Chain Manufacturing Track & Traceability Logistics

Consumer Goods, Ebola, Boku Haram, and African Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics in Africa is tough. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Logistics Outsourcing Retail Supply Chain Risk Management Africa just does not have the infrastructure, has an education gap, and does not widely deploy technologies like GPS tracking that are common in the West. But add to that the Ebola plague, insurgent groups like Boku Haram, corruption, and instable government regimes, and you have what appears to be […].

Can Omni-Channel Help Consumer Goods Companies Fight Private Label?

Talking Logistics

Despite several positive trends toward better collaboration between retailers and their suppliers, there will always be a certain degree of competition for who gets the greater share of the consumer’s wallet. One tactic major retailers have used to help increase their margins is to offer their own private label branded products as lower-cost alternatives to the consumer goods brands. Why omni-channel can help consumer goods companies.

Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

If you want to know ahead of time the changes awaiting the pharmaceuticals supply chain it is useful to extrapolate experiences from the consumer and retail sectors, which were dealing with the same trends and pressures long before pharmaceuticals (for example, the proliferation of distribution channels). Better visibility in the supply chain is essential to control and optimize logistics processes.

Special Report: Supply Chain Trends in Retail and Consumer Goods

Supply Chain Brain

As the world moves toward near-sourcing, instantaneous commerce and automated logistics, these are the steps companies are taking to build efficient supply chains

Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage

E2open

Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage. Today’s modern supply chains are multi-enterprise, starting with consumers, retailers, distributors; and flowing through an extended network of suppliers, contract manufacturers, and other third parties. Connect logistics to S&OP. Finished goods are planned weeks or even months in advance yet shippers are the last to know, often finding out as orders cross their desks. Consumer Goods.

3 Tips to Win the Last-Mile Delivery Planning Battle in Disruptive Times

DELMIA Quintiq

Not only do consumers demand speed and flexibility, they want their e-commerce deliveries to meet environmental regulations – especially in the case of home deliveries, where the logistics supply chain ends at the customer’s front door. There’s a battle to win and retain consumers at the last mile, but the many moving and interdependent parts of last mile operations are making it the most complex and expensive part of the supply chain.

8 Tips for Efficient Omnichannel Distribution

Kane is Able

Supply Chain Challenges Consumer Goods LogisticsAs the percent of online sales grow and as the line between web and traditional retail store fulfillment blurs, E-retailers and brands need to assess their fulfillment capabilities and those of their 3PL omnichannel distribution partners. Following are 8 tips to maximize efficiency in an omnichannel environment.

Four Critical Steps for CPG Manufacturers to Compete After a Crisis

DynaSys

As the world sorts through life with COVID-19 and trying to plan for the aftermath, many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers and suppliers are developing and implementing risk management policies and procedures.

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments. Your containers become harder to trace once they leave a port, and if one of them doesn’t reach its intended destination, you usually have little more than a vague idea or delayed updates about where it went, and how.

8 Tips for Efficient Omnichannel Distribution

Kane is Able

Supply Chain Challenges Consumer Goods LogisticsAs the percent of online sales grow and as the line between web and traditional retail store fulfillment blurs, E-retailers and brands need to assess their fulfillment capabilities and those of their 3PL omnichannel distribution partners. Following are 8 tips to maximize efficiency in an omnichannel environment.

Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Kane is Able

Consumer Goods Logistics Warehouse OperationsMuch of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies.

Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Kane is Able

Consumer Goods Logistics Warehouse OperationsMuch of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies.

The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics

Cerasis

While electronics, automotive, and consumer goods’ supply chains promote their products, the food supply chain represents a basic human necessity–food. The post The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Automation Logistics Technology AI and AR in Food LogisticsThe food supply chain is unlike any other.

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5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility.

How to Track Returnable Containers Using LPWAN (Nb-IoT, LTE-M, Sigfox)

Roambee

RFID Returnable Asset Tracking Iot Solution Reusable/Returnable Assets Automotive Pharma Chemicals IoT In Supply Chain reusable containers track returnable containers LPWAN Nb-IoT BLE Reusable Supply chain Assets Consumer Goods 3PL & Logistics ManufacturingFrom barcodes to RFID tags, and from BLE to IoT, if you’re following recent supply chain trends, you will be aware that everything in your supply chain lately is about these few words.

A Look Back: Top Logistics Blog Posts of 2020

Kane is Able

As 2020 winds down, we took at look at the year’s top logistics blog posts that most wound you up. Consumer Goods LogisticsIn case you missed them the first time, here are the three KANE-published articles that attracted the most readers.

A Fast, Accurate and Collaborative Supply Chain – The JJA Story

DynaSys

JJA is one of the major European leaders in the distribution of home equipment goods. In addition, the solution helped them to implement a complete and collaborative S&OP process with sales, logistic and financial departments to perfectly align strategy, budget and operations. JJA is a family-owned and independent company established in 1976. It is a human-sized company rich of its family history based on 3 core values: ethics, performance, and innovation.

How Brands Will Win in IDC’s Predicted Future

Alloy

We recently shared highlights from a study by IDC that spotlights how brands must become more demand-driven if they hope to prosper in today’s consumer goods market. Now more than ever, consumers drive the industry, making it critical to get closer to your end consumers and understand their preferences. Amidst all this change, where is the market headed, and how can consumer brands make sure they don’t get left behind? consumer demand.

In House Logistics vs. Outsourced Logistics: Big & Small Brands Alike are Targeting 3PL Services

Cerasis

Outsourcing in the supply chain of logistics teams may sound farfetched. Yet in outsourced logistics simply refers to hiring a third-party logistics service, 3PL, to handle the logistics services. From securing inventory to transporting goods from Point A to Point B, 3PL are taking over as in-house logistics teams fall flat. Rechannels Logistics. Justin Brands Boots Their In-House Logistics Department to Outsourced Logistics.

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The KANE story – in the style of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Kane is Able

Yes Virginia, it is all about logistics. Supply Chain Challenges Consumer Goods Logistics 3PL OutsourcingIt’s the evening of Christmas day. I’ve retreated to my home office after enjoying an outstanding day filled with family, great food, and the sharing of presents. Being a supply chain wonk, I’ve already pondered the Christmas magic of how all these goodies find their way to their final destinations.

Everything CPG! How live logistics planning boosts customer retention and lowers costs

Loginext

The top challenges, especially for CPG companies, are lack of proper delivery movement visibility, lack of control of actual on-ground logistics, delayed reaction time if anything goes wrong on-ground, over or under-utilized truck capacities, inaccurate estimated time of arrivals (ETAs), etc.

Short Case: Aborn & Co. works for Japanese Multinational Consumer Goods company to reduce transportation costs by $30M

Aborn and Co.

Situation: Headquartered in San Diego, the client is a leading provider of consumer audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. logistics expense while maintaining or improving service to their highly prized customers.

The New JDA Flowcasting Solution

BlueYonder

We’ve gone through several iterations of how to effectively balance supply and demand in the retail/consumer goods supply chain. Historically, a consumer goods firm did forecasting based upon historical shipments. Various forms of retail/consumer goods forecast collaboration have emerged to help cure the disease. Aldo Sanerelli, director of Logistics and Distribution at Sigma Alimentos, spoke earlier this year at JDA’s user conference in Las Vegas.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. Why having the right carrier mix and how improved carrier relations is important for consistent logistics practices. Capacity Crunch Carrier Relations Freight Logistics Transportation Management Right Carrier Mix

Reverse logistics blues should not be “business as usual”

DELMIA Quintiq

For all of you “in the know”, we are talking about reverse logistics – the “dark side” mix of art and science of the supply chain operations strategy. Let’s consider what measures and countermeasures are available to us to address reverse logistics: The first measure: Never have anybody returning anything. We can plan multiple price-related scenarios and optimize the reverse logistics execution not only for typical seasonal peaks, but also for planned pricing events.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. What about placing consumable CBD products in major retail markets?

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. What about placing consumable CBD products in major retail markets?

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Restructuring production schedules has been part of this, as well as encouraging consumers to pre-order, removing much of the risk of holding too much inventory. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. Fourthly, governments around the world have actively suppressed short term consumer demand in their own economies.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? What about placing consumable CBD products in major retail markets?

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to the items that caught my attention: Amazon now ships to your Audi’s trunk ( USA Today ). UPS Brings Technology and Logistics Expertise to Study of Drone Use in Humanitarian Response. Though Amazon made its name selling consumer goods, its retail operation is covered in red ink.

Why Include a Third-Party Logistics Provider in Your Logistics RFQ?

Zipline Logistics

Running a formal bid process or requesting a logistics request for quote (RFQ) is common among large CPG shippers. Depending on your organization’s preference, the logistics RFQ process may be conducted once per year or every quarter. Who to Include in Your Logistics RFQ.

Market Monitor of Turkish domestic logistics market

Supply Chain Movement

Although exports are increasing, Turkey remains a net importing country specifically for energy, high tech, industrial and consumer goods. The oil price fluctuations are heavily impacting logistics costs in Turkey. Reports 3PL distribution DSV Solutions economy Istanbul Loder logistics logistics service providers Outsourcing supply chain transport Turkey