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Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

When the Internet first arrived, the idea of waiting for an extended period to receive a product was great, asserts Gordon Hellberg of Material Handling and Logistics. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies.

Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. At the same time, it takes care of customers’ questions and orders.

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Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. Source: “Tech in Asia” – https://www.techinasia.com. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Amazon Prime logistics supply chain

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP.

The Nightmare Before Christmas E-Commerce Shipping

Veridian Solutions

Planning for Christmas e-commerce shipping used to be an annual process. As explained by Troy Graham of Total Retail , the relentless customer demand creates “micro-peaks” throughout the year. Driving Forces of the Nightmare Before Christmas E-Commerce Shipping. The driving forces of the real nightmare before Christmas e-commerce shipping arise from the need to ship more products, guarantee order accuracy , and stay competitive with Amazon and others.

Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More

ShipBob

What’s my shipping strategy? Your Shopify store will become the foundation that your branding and marketing strategy will be built upon and how you sell products to customers, so it’s important to think through your entire business strategy first before designing and developing your site. .

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

When it comes to adapting the retail network for an omni-channel approach, a focus on the customer is essential. Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Customers have a new viewpoint on shopping.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers. These examples are from retail, but I sense that the same customer empowerment phenomenon is happening broadly across everything we do at Amazon and most other industries as well.

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6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

2017 was an important year for delivery logistics. With ecommerce sales reaching $23 trillion in annual sales worldwide, customers are relying on better and faster deliveries for all sort of goods and services. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Freight #ECommerce #Business.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. Big Data And Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics. The mass adoption of big data will be a game-changer in logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Customer Experience in Logistics: 4 Key Areas to Lay the Foundation

Cerasis

Across a wide number of industries, the way companies interact with customers has changed dramatically. There is no shortage of claims that we have now entered the age of the customer. A golden age, where customer desires dictate the actions of companies. Companies are now, more than ever, responsive to the needs of customers. Thus far, the logistics industry lags behind this trend but appears poised to catch up in coming years. A Customer First Culture.

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? The application of advanced forecasting and planning methodologies improve inventory management in a critical, high-volume repair business, dramatically reducing costs and fulfillment cycles while improving customer satisfaction.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Expak Logistics on [link] Permission to publish here provided by Morgan Dixon. For many companies, reverse logistics has become an integral part of their business plan, offering them the ability to maximize the efficiency of their operations.

Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

For an industry that is forever on the move, the world of logistics is in a perennial state of change, facing numerous challenges and vague demands. For a logistics player, this is a do-or-die moment. How can an app entirely replace a logistics operator? Customer First Approach.

Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

After all, you can’t source, make, move, store, deliver, measure or improve what you can’t see. A key service provider should also be able to identify the root cause or reason for slowdowns or stoppages in shipment. The Broader Value Proposition of a Logistics Center of Excellence.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes. Logistics Excellence: Now & in the eFuture. Over the past decade, Descartes has acquired 35 companies and has evolved into a technology platform company, with its Global Logistics Network as the foundation.

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Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Even the most expert logistics professionals struggle in those instances. Why is Vendor Management Key to a Global Shipping Strategy?

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… BluJay Solutions Acquires Leading Mobility Solutions Provider Blackbay. World-Class Logistics Solutions providers MercuryGate and Banyan Technology Announce Integration Partnership. My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen?

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

The evolution of eCommerce has had a dramatic impact on both retail and logistics. Much of the changes have been spearheaded by Amazon who are largely responsible for shaping customer behavior and driving customer expectations around delivery.

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Finished products have high ratios (average 50%) of sourced or procured product content. Ensuring receipt of Certificate of Analysis (CoA) and other regulatory compliance documentation has made digitization a requirement for customer service, audit management, and compliance. Streamlining communication among suppliers, customers, and manufacturing sites creates an enterprise-wide quality and compliance solution that minimizes costly product quality issues.

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!

Cerasis

By now, you’ve probably thought about all the logistical details like: what items are required to bring the meal together; who’s responsible for bringing each dish; what time guests should arrive; and where dinner should be served so there’s enough room for everyone.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. For an organization to justify the cost of using Less than truckload freight shipping, the topic of return on investment usually crops up. Customer Satisfaction.

Last Mile Metrics: 11 Metrics to Measure in Last Mile Logistics

Cerasis

The answer to this question lies in using last mile metrics to track key performance indicators and target levels of service to ensure accountability, visibility and continued reduction of costs in last mile delivery. Average Service Time. Customer Complaints.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s President of Managed Services, Jordan Kass, spoke before Congress to detail industry concerns over the U.S. Customs clearance process as a significant risk to supply chains. Nearly three years ago, C.H.

How Macro-environmental Factors Influence International Logistics

Abivin

When it comes to International Logistics, a number of large scale influences are taken into account. For these products, logistics practitioners should take into account how much inventory of both items it is going to maintain frequently. Source 3.

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Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

OneSCM

But just like every living thing needs air and water to survive, every manufacturer – and every one of their supply chain partners – needs a single source of data truth to survive the massive wave of change that’s hitting from all directions. Technology research firm Gartner, Inc.

What is the Best E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Service for You? Amazon FBA or 3PL?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Guest blog by Dona Dimaculangan of 3P Logistics, your end to end UK logistics provider and e-commerce specialist at [link] uk/. E-commerce is defined as the buying and selling of products or services exclusively through electronic channels. What is an Order Fulfillment Service?

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Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. For some manufacturers, having factories and operations in foreign countries is beneficial to foreign customers, but having factories in the US is also beneficial to US customers.

Plan for greater success: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

DELMIA Quintiq

Suhas Bhise (Head of PPC, Logistics and Sourcing, Arvind Limited): At Arvind, we began looking for a new solution because there was a limitation to how much our existing planning system could meet our requirements. Vivek: Amazon is looking into predictive shipping.