Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency, which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . 2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics.

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . 2015 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics.

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To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehouse Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

If your company is a startup you are most likely best served by outsourcing fulfillment to either a Logistics company or a service such as Fulfillment by Amazon. ECommerce #Fulfillment #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Retail #SCM. The post To DC Or Not To DC?

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To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehousing Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

If your company is a startup you are most likely best served by outsourcing fulfillment to either a Logistics company or a service such as Fulfillment by Amazon. ECommerce #Fulfillment #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Retail #SCM. The post To DC Or Not To DC? E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Fulfillment Logistics Retail SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

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Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. DC Velocity – dcvelocity.com. Inbound Logistics – inboundlogistics.com. Logistics Management – logisticsmgmt.com. Logistics Blogs . Logistics Viewpoints – logisticsviewpoints.com. Freight Saving Tips – freightsavingstips.com. Freight Dawg – freightdawg.com.

6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers has hit the trucking and logistics industry particularly hard. Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. Articles Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Director's Blog Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Hot Topics Logistics Outsourcing Production Labor Sourcing SCM Research Transportation Planning Warehouse management

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Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

GlobalTranz

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. The Reiterated Importance of Understanding and Managing KPIs in Business and Logistics Management. We hope the following case study shows you the proverbial proof in the pudding of effective Logistics KPIs management. . What core Logistics KPIs would you track?

Freight Broker Business: Increase Shrinking Margins With Better Analytics

Turvo

Maintaining a freight broker business and helping it stand out from the crowd is more difficult than ever. Unfortunately, that does not always amount to spending money reasonably and maintaining control over freight spend. Download a Turvo Freight Broker Case Study.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

How Quickly Things Change: April Freight Market Index Commentary

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the April 2020 Freight Market Index report. The impact of COVID-19 was not felt until March and initially, the result was a surge in freight volumes as consumers stocked up in preparation for quarantine.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Logistics? ? . Midwest Logistics ? . logistics?interruptions

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process. Reverse logistics is the invariable result of unintended consequences, which are typically referred to as “over, short and damaged” (OS&D). It can also represent a significant supply chain cost, as there tends to be disorganization around managing reverse logistics that is more challenging than conventional “forward” logistics management.

How Will Peak Season Logistics Management Evolve During Disruption?

Turvo

The pressure to better manage and evolve peak season logistics before the holidays has never been higher in this era of uncertainty. Meanwhile, uncertainty remains the name of the game in peak season logistics planning. Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. NAFTA freight totaled $96.1 NAFTA freight flows by all modes decreased by 5.3 Mexico freight totaled $45.2 Mexico freight than in March 2014. Mexico air freight rose 15.7 Freight carried by rail increased by 7.5 percent and truck freight increased by 5.3

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XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

– September 9, 2015 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO Logistics” or “XPO”) (NYSE: XPO) and Con-way Inc. (“Con-way”) (NYSE: CNW) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for XPO Logistics to acquire Con-way. XPO will also capitalize on synergies from the combination with Con-way’s managed transportation, truckload and freight brokerage businesses. About XPO Logistics, Inc. Washington, D.C.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. . But the Logistics Manager’s Index skyrocketed from the end of Feb ruary through April.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). What The Tesla Semi Means For Domestic and International Freight. What Elon Musk’s Blueprint Means For The Freight Industry.

This Week in Logistics News (January 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

November 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report for December 2014. I began by making the case that companies — at least those that are forward-thinking — no longer view logistics as just a cost center. Yes, cost management is still important, but companies are also looking to leverage logistics as a competitive weapon, as a way to drive top-line growth and gain market share.

6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

Call it a cop-out if you like, but seriously, predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses in any given year has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology in particular can suddenly disrupt the way things are done. Key Logistics Trend #1: Warehouse Robotics in the Supply Chain. Robotic solutions offer the ability to introduce automation into DC operations without the need for major structural alterations.

Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? . ” That was the actual conversation I had with the head of the Distribution Centre (DC). The head of the DC and I had only recently joined the company. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

GlobalTranz

Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy. In addition, managing vendors and inbound logistics can feel like a lot of work for little gain, yet the possible savings by implementing an inbound logistics program can add up through these key ways. Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy. This is the obvious benefit of having the power to control inbound logistics.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Though rates coming out of California are high, you can get a deal if you’re moving freight back west.

Lean on 3PL Cross Dock Freight Solutions During Peak Season

Kanban Logistics

Fortunately, third-party logistics (3PL) companies that offer cross dock freight solutions can help you keep your product moving throughout peak season and beyond. What are 3PL cross dock freight solutions? Other benefits of cross dock freight solutions.

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Shipper Prep Tips for the CVSA Roadcheck, 72-Hour Capacity Reduction

GlobalTranz

While the world is ready for a strong return to economic and logistics stability, there’s another risk on the horizon. CVSA-certified inspectors will commit a blitz of inspections across North America, creating a sudden strain on resources for both domestic and cross-border freight.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. TBSx3 Launches Consortium With Freight Industry Giants to Fight Trade in Fake Goods with Blockchain (BlockchainNews). Today, retailers and third-party logistics providers are changing their network designs and facilities to enable omni-channel fulfillment and faster delivery times.”

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sure there were hundreds of thousands of different books but from a logistics standpoint there was a well understood way of handling them. They were waiting until the DC had received all of the goods which only made matters worse. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Urban logistics. Urban myth, or sustainable supply chain strategy?

BluJay Solutions

Urban logistics is a hot topic right now, but is it simply a concept that’s trending or a realistic new supply chain strategy? UK-based Menzies Distribution , a media logistics provider has set up a separate arm to do just this, building on its recent success of delivering travel brochures after its morning newspapers deliveries have been made. Yet urban logistics is unlikely to become a reality in meaningful volumes without incentives in the form of co-operation.

Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? ” That was the actual conversation I had with the head of the Distribution Centre (DC). The head of the DC and I had only recently joined the company. Without any data on historic sales, and with the highly seasonal nature of the new products, it made most sense to keep the majority of goods in the DC until we saw which channels sold the products better. Subscribe Here!

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Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

We follow an exhaustive list of supply chain and logistics blogs to make this possible. If you want to start learning, we suggest you check out these top logistics and supply chain blogs. Top Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs We Love. Cerasis is another leader in the world of supply chain and logistics. Published by MTS Logistics, this blog also focuses on the world of ocean shipping and international trade concerns, key concerns that exist in blockchain circles.

Omni-channel vs Multi-channel: How many E-Commerce Fulfillment Solutions do you have?

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are many different ways that you can fulfill an online customer order: In the “Standard” case the company has a Distribution Centre (DC) solution. You may own and operate the DC or you may have outsourced this responsibility. All of the goods that you sell online are stored in that DC. Whoever runs the DC will receive an order, fulfill it, and ship it to the customer’s destination of choice. They don’t have to hold all skus in one DC.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . According to Kane, a leading logistics company, “ Product packaging is the smallest cost segment in the supply chain, comprising less than 10% of each supply chain dollar.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Similarly, construction spending is increasing, and overall demand on the existing logistics network will increase, says Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Warehousing: Optimize Storage Locations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Current State of the Online DC. ECommerce #SupplyChain #Logistics #SCM #distributionlogistics. Change Management E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Omnichannel Supply Chain Management Warehouse Management distributionlogistics ECommerce Logistics SCM supplychain