Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lockdowns have resulted in the temporary closure of Manufacturing and Distribution facilities and discontinuation of Logistics and transportation modes. In many cases the use of single sourcing, or sole sourcing, Procurement strategies has limited the ability for Supply Chains to access alternate sources of supply and more rapidly support higher than normal demand levels. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing? procurement #purchasing #sourcing.

Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. These all focus on achieving efficient distribution and movement of finished products. These are all used in three main areas that include warehouse management, order fulfillment and transportation management. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management.

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12 Distribution Center Best Practices You Need to Implement Today

Cerasis

You know better than anybody that the layman would probably never believe how complicated distribution center management can be. Below are 12 distribution center best practices and other ideas to help you look for ways to make your operations and work environment sing like the well-oiled machines they are. . Order picking and distribution of any kind is a time-sensitive business, but when workers feel rushed, corners get cut —?and Distribution

The Impact of Mobile Commerce on Distribution Companies

Cerasis

Distribution companies are going to have some of the biggest impacts from mobile commerce. According to Clean Link , avoiding necessary updates within a given distribution system may result in information bottlenecks and lead to problems for the end-user. Also, updates are starting to become routine and frequent, so avoiding even a few updates could cause problems in your distribution network. Apps are easy to use, quick to load on smartphones and a source of information.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? This requires a new broad look at the business of transportation supply chain, including supply chain management, logistics, & procurement.

Distribution Models in Vietnam: Primary, Secondary, and Last-mile Distribution

Abivin

There are 3 common models regarding distribution in Vietnam: Primary distribution, Secondary distribution, and Last-mile distribution. Primary Distribution Primary distribution is the allocation of finished saleable goods from original vendor supply points (manufacturers/factories/assembly plants) to distribution centers (DCs) or distributors. Source: Department for Transport [DfT] (2007).

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Organising distribution effectively in a country like that is clearly no easy task. million euros of working capital and reduce distribution costs by 200,000 euros a year.

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Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider. Distribution to Woolworths supermarkets and beyond. Transport.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

It has been a huge challenge to understand what is changing moment-to-moment, let alone predicting what will happen, so eft by Reuters sat down in a webinar with experts working at the coalface of inventory planning and distribution to understand what can be done to survive and thrive. Paiva also emphasises the importance of being robust from a supplier but also a transportation perspective. “We Even the transport network is changing.

How To Effectively Run A Distribution Business In Indonesia?

Abivin

Distribution is one of the most important businesses in Indonesia with relevant activities of wholesale, import, export, and retail represented in the process. Distribution is defined as an essential business that makes products available for purchase by allocating it through the market. Transportation, packaging, and delivery are included in distribution steps. Image Source) I. Image Source ) 2. Image Source ) III.

How Does Transportation Affect Logistics?

Abivin

Transportation is an inseparable component of logistics. While the sights of trucks and trains carrying products of a company or parked at a business facility are common, few people understand how much the economy depends on economic and reliable transport. Image Source) 1. What is transportation? Transportation is one of the largest industries in the world. Transportation is a key element in the logistic chain. Image Source) 2.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Intra-company and intercompany, across the supply chain and across the globe, from the operator level to the management suite, information on all aspects of production, manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution is increasingly visible and accessible at all levels, so that appropriate decisions can be made and applied. Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00

The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution. Why doesn’t the ice cream melt when it gets transported from the factory? Craig McGuirk, distribution manager of The Kroger Co.’s

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Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.” That is, when conducting a strategic assessment or solution design within a transportation operation, transportation professionals should look for ways to create cost reductions while improving (or without negatively impacting) service levels. A strategic assessment or solution design is an exercise that helps define the current state of a transportation operation.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. It provides greater possibilities for customizing products to better suit the local market than producing exactly the same product in one or two locations for global distribution.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

Cerasis

To combat freight spend, supply chain entities have devoted huge investments and deployed developmental teams to find ways to improve efficiency, manage all parts of the manufacturing and shipping process, and eliminate all sources of delays. As a result, more supply chain entities are turning to transportation consolidation programs otherwise known as truckload consolidation, explains Joseph O’Reily of Inbound Logistics , to meet these demands.

A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. But there’s a truth about global transportation that applies to all companies, regardless of how they became global: transportation happens locally. So, how do you know if you’re a leader or laggard in global transportation management?

The Future of the Distribution System: New Technologies: Part 2 of 3

Cerasis

In part 2 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the new technologies that are introduced and how they effect your distribution system. There are several new technologies that have either already impacted distribution or will soon do so. The new, powerful and highly profitable companies active in the distribution space have strong incentives to introduce new technologies, both to further increase profitability and to consolidate their power.

10 Tips: Sourcing Refrigerated LTL for Food and Confectionery Distribution

West Coast and California Logistics

Transportation Strategies 3PL Outsourcing Cold Chain Managment Refrigerated Trucking Food Logistics Confectionery Logistics logistics in CaliforniaIf your company produces food and/or confectionery products, chances are you’re already familiar with refrigerated LTL services such as those provided by third-party logistics (3PL) companies. The question is: is your current LTL delivery network as safe, efficient and cost-effective as it could be?

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation Management?

Job opening: Associate Director European Distribution at Astellas

Supply Chain Movement

Associate Director European Distribution. Alternatively they are sourced from contract manufacturers or Astellas sites outside EMEA. In this position you will co-develop, document and implement the supply chain strategy in relation to the transport and distribution process of the European products. Knowledge of best practices in warehousing and transport for pharmaceutical distribution in Europe and worldwide.

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is the difference between Logistics and Distribution? Without consulting a dictionary both Logistics and Distribution suggest imagery involving the movement of goods. But to anyone who works in Supply Chain, in particular with a title including either the term Logistics or Distribution, or if you work in a Distribution Centre or for a Logistics company, then there are distinct differences between these words. Distribution. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How Collaborative Transportation Management Provides Access to More Freight Capacity

Turvo

Fortunately, shippers, carriers, brokers, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that take the time to consider how collaborative transportation management can benefit operations have an opportunity to increase efficiency and available transportation capacity.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

Overcome Foodservice Disruptions: Focus on Technology, Service Networks, and Transportation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Understanding today’s transportation market. Transportation capacity, namely truckload, is highly fragmented. Finding the sourcing, shipping, and delivery options you want, especially in times of disruption, starts with providers that can support your supply and demand requirements.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Going to Market with Your Transportation RFP

Talking Logistics

This time of year, many shippers are reviewing and updating their transportation plan for the back half of the year and many will be considering issuing RFPs for new or changed capacity needs. I am often asked what shippers should consider (beyond the obvious of reducing cost) when deciding whether to go to market with a transportation RFP and what the associated best practices are.

7 “Costequences” of Distribution Network Misalignment

Logistics Bureau

As leading supply companies have begun to realise, an essential need is arising to look at distribution networks in a new wa y. Static plans with a five-year horizon will no longer ensure supply chain optimality , and once distribution network misalignment starts to creep in, so will inflation of network costs. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to stop distribution network misalignment. 7 Expensive Blights of Misaligned Distribution Networks. Transport Costs.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Second, blockchains are decentralized and distributed. Acquire the source materials: add a block. Hand them to a carrier to transport to a plant: add another block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Luckily, blockchain’s distributed nature solves that as well. Always Available: A Shared, DistributedSource of Truth”. By its very definition, the supply chain world is distributed.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP).

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

Supply Chain Nation

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. The realities of today’s complex global marketplace make fulfilling sustainability objectives anything but simple as companies navigate fulfillment, transportation and logistics challenges.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

Abivin

As a big manufacturer, they follow a strict logistics process to manage transportation in real-time, which has been proven to improve efficiency and profit. In this article, we will take a deeper insight into how one leading brewery company can effectively manage all contracted transporters in real-time. Image Source 2. How the company manages all contracted transporters in real-time a. Image Source d.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. However, the volume of product should be carried in each transportation mode wasn’t obvious. “We

The Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic

3rdwave

Without inbound international transportation, product level visibility organizations are flying blind – or, they are at a minimum, severely visually impaired. I just got off a call from the Director of Supply Chain with a retailer who is experiencing major angst because many of their products are directly or indirectly sourced overseas. His indirect supply chain is sourced through 3rd party importers who sell them on a DDP basis. carriers ability to transport goods, .