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Commercial Documents Required for Customs Clearance

20Cube Logistics

Every country has their own laws as outlined by the government and the shipping companies as well as freight forwarders should be aware of it and keep a tab on the new laws related to customs so as not to skip any mandatory document while in international trade. Port trust document.

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Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . What is Manufacturing?

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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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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

All activities are documented by a team recorder. It typically describes how a process should consistently be executed and documents current ‘best practices.’ Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean culture

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Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on. Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00 in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates.

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

EFT

For Pedro Paiva, Operations Director, EMEA for major footwear manufacturer Alpargatas, which owns the Havianas brand, they “Estimate that we will lose between 30% and 50% of sales this year.”. Paiva also emphasises the importance of being robust from a supplier but also a transportation perspective. “We We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. Even the transport network is changing.

Aramex Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management Platform for Streamlined Solution from Parcel Scan to Line Haul

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s tech is key to digital transformation and customer success for global provider of logistics and transportation solutions. Aramex is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, headquartered in Dubai and operating in 65 countries.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products. Best-in-class global transportation is based on command and control competencies that create flexible and resilient transportation capabilities.

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, .

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. Transportation costs. Transportation strategy. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. Transportation costs. Transportation strategy. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. Transportation costs. Transportation strategy. What is Supply chain costs?

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products. Best-in-class global transportation is based on command and control competencies that create flexible and resilient transportation capabilities.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. To combat the problem of missing labels and other documentation, haulers have resorted to duplicating the necessary paperwork and storing it inside the freight itself.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. At a minimum, companies will need to be familiar with these most common documents: Bill of Lading (BOL) – A bill of lading is an essential document for any freight shipment.

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Manufacturing and Cyber Security: A 5 Step Process to Create Internal and Customers’ Peace of Mind

Cerasis

Editor's Note: As we see the transition to digital manufacturing and the use of the cloud and other web-based systems, manufacturing and cyber security continue to collide. Further, as a provider of a web-based transportation management system, Cerasis has our own documentation on how we protect our customer shippers. You can view our document as a helpful guide for your company here. When Did Manufacturing and Cyber Security Come Into Focus?

4 Supply Chain Areas to Examine in the Face of Disruption

QAD

Increasingly, we see manufacturers placing less emphasis on cost savings and more importance on supply chain adaptability, risk management and speed. The desire is to create flexible sourcing and connected supply chain networks that effectively respond to customers’ issues and expectations. The following are four key areas that can help manufacturers mitigate supply chain risks and build adaptability for future shocks. .

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20 Manufacturers Describe ERP Software Benefits in their Own Words

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today we are featuring this guest post from Find Accounting Software as it covers a subject we are also interested in, Manufacturing Technology which makes businesses more efficient. As a 3PL who offers a transportation management system we’ve integrated to many ERP software, we view the use of technology as an enablement tool for shippers to cut out unneeded waste and thus add more to the bottom line by saving money from such efficiency. Quote Sources.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Multiple manufacturers, multiple relationships, multiple distribution models, multiple contracts. Instead of having to deal with an ineffective point-to-point communication system like EDI and the complexity of reconciling multiple data sources with multiple permission models, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provides a singular mechanism to securely integrate, harmonize, and synchronize data for all participants. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?

QAD

Customs authorities must accept the declaration and assign a unique identifier to your shipment before it can be transported. Manufacturers in the EU may be adversely impacted if they source raw materials from the UK. Thus, if a manufacturer is exporting to a non-EU country that has a free trade agreement with the EU, the goods would be subject to tariffs and cost more to land in that country. Transportation Documentation.

10 Ways IoT Can Improve Supply Chains

IQMS

By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services. Blockchain and IoT are defining the future of supply chains based on the initial success of Proof of Concept (POC) pilots focused on the logistics, storage and track-and-trace areas of supply chains across manufacturing. The graphic below illustrates how digital twins streamline additive manufacturing.

Why Manufacturers Need an Outcome Culture (Pt. I)

QAD

In this article, we explain why manufacturers should adopt an outcome culture. So, manufacturers need the right culture. A manufacturer with a strong culture, both on the shop floor and in the back office, will act in a consistent manner. A Culture in Manufacturing. In manufacturing, the quality movement has long taught us that we need ‘definable, repeatable processes’. And few manufacturers doubt the need for strong processes.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode.

Software is Not Enough: SAP and Descartes Partner on TMS Connectivity

Talking Logistics

That is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, questions shippers should ask before implementing a Transportation Management System — specifically if they’re implementing a traditional, behind-the-firewall solution. These services will leverage the transportation information created by SAP TM and provide filing status updates to SAP TM for improved shipment visibility. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM).

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

Also last month, a research report published by Retails Systems Research (RSR) in cooperation with SPS Commerce showed that 40% of the 563 companies surveyed (including retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and logistics service providers) plan to increase the number of drop-ship vendors in 2017, while logistics service providers expect large increases in drop-ship relationships over the next three years. Source: RevCascade website.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. Policy 53 increases CIQ inspection on all PPE products, labels, packaging, and documentation. Policy 12 created a white and blacklist of manufacturers and suppliers. Watch our expedited ocean shipping video with Ali Ashraf and Greg Scott to explore if this smart transportation solution is right for your supply chain.

BluJay’s Newest Transportation and Distribution Software Releases Deliver Greater Visibility and Efficiency Across Supply Chain Network

BluJay Solutions

Enhanced workflow, data insights, and collaboration tools are among the benefits for retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and logistics service providers using BluJay’s applications. of its transportation and distribution applications. Improved Ocean Workflow – BluJay has also streamlined its Ocean workflow in Transportation Management to allow for ease of use and user-defined automation.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

trade war and the trade conflict between Japan and Korea, these and other disruptions caused serious challenges to the transportation industry. With the growth of ecommerce and high-tech products flooding our markets, air freight is a go-to mode of transportation for many shippers—any time of year. CBP often requires additional data and/or documentation to ensure that tariff classifications and valuations are correct. Broadening of sourcing locations.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

Therefore, having an indisputable source of information, such as blockchain technology, may be used to develop consistency and clarity in managing supply chain SLAs. Blockchain Eliminates Uncertainty Blockchain has great potential in eliminating counterfeit products and tracking freight, which costs upward of $250 billion annually, reports Share America , as well as manufacturing, processes. Traceability includes more than the product at the stage of manufacturing.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In addition to language and currency considerations, there are many other factors that come into play, including cost factors (duties, taxes, brokerage fees), customs compliance requirements (product classification, restricted party screening, import/export documentation), and complying with the address formats of destination countries to prevent delays and other issues with last-mile delivery. Ever get a song stuck in your head?

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The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

The supply chain can be the roadmap to follow to determine the how, the what, the why, the when and the where’s the source of the problem as the supply chain covers the entire cycle of the process from ingredient to finished product. If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road.

Improving Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Movement

As a result, there are few gaps in manufacturing visibility, but large gaps in transportation and sourcing. Each of these visibility elements are closed using different software, techniques and sources. I was speaking to a client of Caterpillar the other day that said that they get thirty-five different posts/day/manufacturing line via a portal on what supplies to ship to Caterpillar’s production lines.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

RPA can automate the uploading of reporting and contract data for transactions from contracts into Transportation Management Systems (TMS) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems with greater speed and accuracy.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. Contract manufacturing or 3PL data often will have a 24-hour latency due to batch integration. When they built the project, they did not realize that they did not have access to daily data daily for their third-party warehouses and contract manufacturing locations. We finished dinner. I pressed my neatly folded napkin to my lips.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.