Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. In short, the increased threat of terrorism underscores the importance of taking a smarter approach to supply chain risk management , which was one of my predictions for 2014. Guess Who Announced New Transportation Management Software (TMS) Functionality Yesterday.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Technology in the Warehouse

Logistics Bureau

Imagine stepping back in time to visit a large warehousing operation in 1990. Now imagine what the distribution center of 2045 will look like if technology continues to disrupt logistics as profoundly as it has done since the 1990s. To save you from a meltdown, let’s take a brief journey through warehouse operating developments from 1990 to 2045. 1990: A Fine Vintage for Warehouse Operators. Welcome to our tour of a logistics warehouse in the late 20 th century.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. So, I have a small ask: It doesn’t cost you anything to access the posts and videos we publish on Talking Logistics, thanks to our sponsors. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics.

Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

No matter how big or small your operation and your company is you likely have the same pressures on your Warehouses and Distribution Centres. Everyone, including those who are best in class, has the need to reduce costs, improve the speed and accuracy of order fulfillment and warehouse activities, optimize inventory, and provide sufficient capacity to support growth at your busiest times of the year. Disruptive Technologies in the Warehouse! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Vinculum at IRCE 2019, Chicago: Enabling Seamless Shopping Across Channels

Vinculum

Order and inventory management. Warehousing and fulfillment. Consistent product and master data management. Order and Inventory Management. Warehousing and Fulfillment. A seamless integration of warehousing & fulfillment processes with sales channels & backend operations ensures your inventory, purchasing, CRM, accounting and POS workflows are all running smoothly together. Consistent Product and Master Data Management.

The Future of Logistics

Enterra Insights

This expansion in e-commerce has, in some cases, overwhelmed logistics providers. Even before the pandemic struck, subject matter experts insisted the logistics arena required more digitalization and more automation. Back in December 2019, when rumors about a new virus were just getting started, Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, stated, “Automation and digitalization will re-shape the logistics industry.”[1] Centralizes data control.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Here on Talking Logistics , however, the sun is shining bright. Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters. Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management. The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics (3,528 views).

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Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

The business is getting tougher as more and more professional buyers at Customer’s site are managing procurement and purchasing. 1) Demand Management (demand forecasting, scarcity management and part of sales back office). 3) Logistics (inbound/outbound transportation, materials and finished goods warehouses). A technician has a different perspective to the way in which the supply chain can manage variety.

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How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

And now let us examine the reasons why a career in logistics offers so much diversity to so many workers. It touches many departments, from production, procurement, shipping, accounting, and finance to marketing, warehousing, research and development, and sales. Data Managers.

5 ways TMS transforms Logistics Managers' jobs

Abivin

That’s where the need for Transportation Management System (TMS) comes into play. A survey featured in Logistics Management shows that just 35% of shippers are using TMS in their supply chain. Logistics managers need to realize that adding TMS instead of headcount can be the right way to grow their business. By automating manual processes, you can have time to focus on other important tasks like strategic planning, management.

This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Trimble to Acquire the Assets of Asset Forestry Limited to Extend its Logistics Capabilities. Kewill and CarrierWeb Penetrate China Transportation Market with Mobility and Data Management Solutions. China remains an important focus for supply chain and logistics technology providers, as evidenced by this week’s announcements by Amber Road and Kewill. I remember when I visited China in 2005 and I met with the CEO of a leading logistics service provider.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations. 2018 Trend #2: Big Data and Advanced Analytics in the Cloud. Fear of the cloud is diminishing as concerns over data security give way to the desire for fast, flexible, high-powered computing.

Warehouse Automation May Not Automatically Resolve Data Issues…However This Can

OneSCM

With all the mobile devices, barcode scanners, sensors and other computing technologies online today, warehouse managers should have complete visibility into what is happening within their four walls at all times. Access to operational data is supposed to be easy in today’s “connected” digital world. Yet the logistics of connecting these data sets in a meaningful way may be making everyone’s job more difficult.

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The Worse Mistakes of Omnichannel Retail

Vinculum

You can prevent this by maintaining a Master Data Management system which creates a Single View of Truth across catalogs, sales and distribution channels, merchandising and other aspects. From technology to logistics, the right partner vendors can allow your brand to level up its game. As the omnichannel experience is entirely driven by customer behaviour, it is vital that analytics and data collection are integrated at every touchpoint.

Mitigate Seasonality and Other Logistics Disruptions with TMS Supporting Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

– Choose technology that supports operating with actionable data instead of making decisions based on questionable, public information. – Contradictory streams of conflicting industry media market perspectives is no way to plan for actual supply logistics. First, accept that it is nearly impossible to rely on trends data derived in industry media outlets for any kind of effective transportation planning. But this is no way to plan for actual supply logistics.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Stephen Beard, VP at Flexe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

His vast expertise in Supply Chain and Logistics and Business development was readily apparent and I knew that he was someone that you would always want to listen to. My career in supply chain and logistics began by accident. Interview Leadership Supply Chain Management

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The back bone of all of it is Digital Technology: The Internet of Things (IoT) End to End Digital Connectivity Cloud Computing Blockchain Big Data Artificial Intelligence Predictive Analytics Machine Learning Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Voice Activated Technology Wearable Devices Robotics 3D Printing and On Demand, Additive Manufacturing Cyber Security Autonomous Vehicles Drones Software as a Service (SaaS) and much more. The same applies to data. Subscribe Here!

Spreadsheets – A History and a Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I was transferred to a new job as the Company’s Warehouse Space Planner. With over a dozen warehouse facilities in operation, pending implementation of a new Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS), changing product lines and skus, and an increasingly global supply base this was an exciting opportunity for me. He hand-wrote tables and hand drew graphs on paper showing, amongst other things, how our demand and supply of warehouse space had, and would, change over time.

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6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. According to Truckinginfo.com , changes within the economy will be a significant driving force for upgrades and inbound freight management throughout 2019. Subscribe Here!

5 Quick Solutions for Simplifying Supply Chains

Unleashed

With the rapid rise in our ability to collect information, data saturation is everywhere. Sure, data is king when it comes to helping forecast future demand and inventory stock needs but the ability to collect data is not always supported by the ability to filter and manage that data correctly. Any data collected and held needs to be relevant to the business. Optimise logistics.

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. Today, SCM systems are critical to businesses of all sizes and in all industries for managing their day to day operations.

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The award winning start-up trying to link up the autonomous landscape

EFT

Reuters Events Supply Chain recently had the opportunity to judge the Accenture Freight & Logistics Europe Innovator Award. Kim Clement: Robotics are being adopted by different industries, including freight and logistics. The first level is the device management.

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50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

“In the past, most disruptions were limited to a single supply chain,” explains Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center at the Warrington College of Business. As many states have started the process of reopening their economies, supply chain managers are faced with rethinking their supply chain networks. ” — Understanding risk management in the supply chain , Deloitte; Twitter: @DeloitteUS 4.

The 5 Point Last Minute Black Friday Supply Chain Checklist!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This typically means that your inventory must be on warehouse shelves in your (or your outsourced Logistics service provider’s) Distribution Centres, on shelves in your Retail outlets, or at Supplier locations, all ready to ship. Your Website, your Order Management system, your Planning system, your Inventory Management system, your Receiving and Shipping systems, your Marketing systems, and your Product Data Management systems must work at all times.

Improving inventory management

EFT

Factory closures, blank sailings, massive cuts to air freight, reduced warehouse capacity and more have hit business-as-usual and often turned carefully calibrated chains on their head. There, “You're talking about … 20 to 25 warehouses,” across the country to give that same day coverage.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning at SKF

ToolsGroup

As Jörg Schlager, SKF's Business Transformation Manager - Demand Chain, describes it, the company is looking around and seeing disruption everywhere. Planners focused on their local operations or warehouses and servicing customers in their territory. It managed local inventories fed by regional warehouses and factory warehouses (See Figure 1 below). In Figure 3 the functional groups in the organization are managing multiple roles.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. Shippers need to consider how the freight data trends will affect dropshipping, omnichannel shipping, reporting capabilities, and much more. As omnichannel shopping becomes the standard for consumers, the use of freight data will excel.

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Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?

EFT

What we saw happen, again around a Black Swan event, is the lack of supply chain preparedness, resiliency and risk management,” says enVista Vice President Geoff Milsom.

Responsibility Lies with Leaders

Vecco International

First published in the April 2012 edition of the Lean Management Journal (LMJ) and republished here with permission. To understand and manage these disconnects, a four-layer management system must be well understood by executive leadership teams: Systems of Control, Systems of Record, Systems of Process and Systems of Venture and Sufficiency. Roddy Martin proposes a four-layer management system model and explains why alignment between these four layers is so critical.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

Growing up I worked in lots of warehouses and was very interested in art. As a freelance marketer, I often worked closely with clients in the transportation and logistics space, so I began to understand the business. Transitioned to transportation and logistics when a recommended me for an opportuniy. Balances and manages the supply and demand of food. Information management systems are transforming the cold chain through: Route optimization. Risk management.

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Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

The landscape of supply chain management is under evolvement as it is the answer to recent development in this industry. Source ) Even though Warehouse Management System (WMS) has been playing a crucial part in supply chain management, the emergence of autonomous mobile robots in optimizing picking process has become increasingly competitive. Source ) Furthermore, the AI technology can store data, analyze the patterns and predict future operation scenario.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

The landscape of supply chain management is under evolvement as it is the answer to recent development in this industry. AMRs operate for warehouse tasks, including inventory replenishment, cycle counting, and item verification. Source) The emergence of autonomous mobile robots in optimizing picking process has placed a question for many Logistics managers about the competition between AMR and Warehouse Management System (WMS).

Emerging technologies, micro-fulfilment centres and more diversity to define 2020

EFT

The past decade has brought technological advances at a breakneck speed, from autonomous vehicles to Big Data to robotics. With 5G on the horizon and the pending rush of even more data, now is the time for companies to ensure they have a strong data management foundation so they are well positioned to collect and, more importantly, mine the data to derive actionable insights. Women are entering the logistics industry in greater numbers than ever before.

The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

The conference was a great opportunity to interact with logistics and procurement executives in an environment of open dialogue and discussion. All of a sudden, everyone is “knocking on the door” of procurement and logistics, asking for cost improvements. However, a number of presentations identified significant opportunities to drive out cost through asset productivity and logistics improvements.