6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

Cerasis

While conventional logistics optimizes the flow of goods from producer to consumer, reverse logistics manages the processes for inverting that flow to deal with returned parts, materials and products from the consumer back to the producer. Thus, reverse logistics management has developed into a discipline that produces cost reductions, adds efficiencies and improves the consumer experience. BONUS: Download the Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics White Paper.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs. Download the KPIs E-Book by Filling out the Form Below!

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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.

Access The Big Benefits of an Effective Reverse Logistics Webinar Replay

Cerasis

Cerasis put on a 75-minute webinar entitled, The "Big Benefits of Effective Reverse Logistics" Webinar on September 30th, 2015 at 2:00 PM CST. We had a great turnout with over 170 logistics managers, supply chain officers, and those in the transportation world registering and attending the webinar. Download the Reverse Logistics Webinar Replay, Transcript, and Presentation by Filling out the Form Below. What is Reverse Logistics? Reverse Logistics Webinars

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : How in the retail space it is vital that marketing, sales, and the supply chain & logistics teams collaborate to achieve shared goals of consistent logistics.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Listen to “Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs” on Spreaker. Transportation Management Data Downloadable Resources. The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs. Download the E-Book. Transportation Metrics that Matter the Most for Shippers to Track to Improve Performance. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Ultimate guide to warehouse logistics: Enhance organization, movement, and management

6 River Systems

Warehouse logistics is the heart of any supply chain operation, assimilating and dispatching goods to ensure availability and timely delivery. One of the best ways to reduce shipping costs and ensure fast delivery is by optimizing warehouse logistics. What is warehouse logistics?

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17th European Logistics CIO Forum

Supply Chain Movement

17th Annual Logistics CIO Forum. The European Logistics CIO Summit is the place for top IT executives at transport and logistics companies to drill down into the key issues impacting IT departments now and devise strategies for IT innovation that will bring your company into a long term era of success. What balance is needed in a Logistics CIO’s background between IT competencies and business strategy? Datum: 16-17 February, 2016.

16th Annual Logistics CIO Forum

Supply Chain Movement

16th Annual Logistics CIO Forum. Keep pace with technology as it redefines Logistics, Supply Chain and the role of the CIO. The European Logistics CIO Summit is the place for top IT executives at transport and logistics companies to drill down into the key issues impacting IT departments now and devise strategies for IT innovation that will bring your company into a long term era of success. >> Download the 2014 Logistics CIO Brochure here!

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

The 5 Most Popular Logistics Blog Posts for 2015….So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transportation, and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Blog Posts from the Logistics Category. >>> Read More & Download the White Paper.

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The company has achieved 34 consecutive quarters of profitability, and it has more than 146,000 parties connected to its Logistics Technology Platform exchanging more than 4.5 Under CI Capital Partners, Transplace made several acquisitions to grow its business and service footprint, including Celtic International, SCO Logistics, and Torus Freight Systems (now Transplace Canada). Click here to download a copy of the NHTSA’s statement of policy on automated vehicles.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). If you’d like to read more about Supply Chain KPIs, you can download (free) a chapter from one of our Best Selling Books on the topic. Download Now. Total logistics cost. A KPI is a metric… but not just any metric. The download comes with many added bonuses as well.

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2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. Shippers report spending an average 12% of revenues on logistics, and an average 39% of that figure is spent on outsourced logistics services.

IBM Will Marry Its New Verifier to the Blockchain, Transforming Diamonds, Olive Oil and Insurance

Supply Chain Brain

Perhaps even more remarkable, the verifier is designed to do all this by downloading software developed by IBM to any smartphone. High-Tech/Electronics Food & Beverage Quality & Metrics All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionCalled a crypto anchor verifier, the technology, which is part artificial-intelligence software, part insanely sophisticated, internally developed lens, can see the cells of animals and distinguish between them.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Download Here. Warehouse Managers and logistics services providers need to have an estimate of the projected demand for all given times. Fortunately, data analysis allows Warehouse Managers to gain the insights necessary to create metrics to track performance, which are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs). Data E-Commerce Logistics

‘Balancing Green’: What’s the Cost of Sustainability?

Supply Chain Brain

Our guest is Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II professor of engineering systems at MIT, and director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Show notes : Yossi Sheffi’s book , Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To) Stream or download podcast here.

Ending Slavery in Supply Chains, Part 2: An Action Plan for Business

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. Global Supply Chain Management Humanitarian Logistics HR & Labor Management Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. No global supply chain, with its multiple geographies, partners and supplier tiers, can ever be deemed 100-percent “risk-free.”

Ending Slavery in Supply Chains, Part 1: The Work of Humanity United

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. Global Supply Chain Management Humanitarian Logistics Podcasts Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider HR & Labor Management Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Humanity United is among the leading organizations fighting to bring an end to trafficking and slavery around the globe.

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Logistics Services Providers Make Progress against Green Targets

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement from Maersk Line the world's largest container shipping company, that it has reached its 2020 target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% from its benchmark 2007 levels a whole 7 years early, and is increasing the 2020 target to 40%, provides clear evidence that logistics services providers (LSPs) are increasingly taking green issues seriously. Download Kewill’s White Paper: Fighting Back Against Rising Fuel Costs.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Download white paper. Develop Metrics to Track the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Omnichannel Strategy. Retailers must implement specific metrics to track the effectiveness and efficiency of the original strategy and all appropriate solutions. E-Commerce Logistics Omnichannel Supply Chain

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). The Navisphere customer app can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store on iTunes , Google Play and Amazon Marketplace. Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors). Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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[PODCAST] How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data

Cerasis

On today’s episode we welcome Hannah Testani, Chief Operating Officer of Intelligent Audit , a global logistics and freight audit company. Resources to Download to Help Mitigate Rising Transportation Costs. Download eBook. Download eBook. Transportation Metrics that Matter the Most for Shippers to Track to Improve Performance. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), BONUS : Download the Guide To LTL Freight Mangement White Paper. Create a methodology and metrics explicitly stating your expectations, measuring effective carrier performance, and alerting both carriers and shippers if carriers are underperforming. Logistics LTL ltl procurement

Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

How do you successfully align goals, metrics, and resources across functional groups? Having leaders with cross-functional responsibility — such as having Manufacturing, Logistics, and Procurement report to a single executive — also helps to drive alignment. Which metrics are the right ones? Rather than selecting a plethora of meaningless metrics, it is always better to focus on a critical few, and select them wisely.

Marketing Measurement for Logistics: What to Show the Boss

Logistics Marketing Advisors

Marketing is viewed by executives at logistics business as an expense, not an investment. If you don’t provide clear evidence of marketing’s ROI, come budget time these logistics CEOs will invest where they can gauge the return – in sales people to whom they can attach a sales quota. Just like logistics operations, it’s about measurement and continuous improvement. Free eBook: Lead Generation for Logistics Services: Who’s Job Is It, Anyway? Download the eBook.

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Performance Measurement Systems in the Era of Turbulence

SCM Research

Our new article, titled Accounting for External Turbulence of Logistics Organizations via Performance Measurement Systems (Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. Accounting for External Turbulence of Logistics Organizations via Performance Measurement Systems. If you do not have access to the article, the accepted author manuscript can be downloaded for free at Copenhagen Business School’s Research@CBS platform (click on the document in the green box there).

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Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

Download White Paper. Align metrics and incentives with unique e-commerce goals. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics ManufacturingE-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce , U.S. e-commerce retail sales have increased 3.9 percent from the first quarter of 2018.

[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage. Download E-Book. The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs. Download E-Book. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Teresa Obinger, the Cerasis Human Resources Manager.

What are Ecommerce Shipping Zones?

Supply Chain Game Changer

You can download the chart as an Excel spreadsheet. You can also download the chart as an Excel file. The cost to send a package is the metric most directly affected. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Freight Management logistics managementSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Shipping Zones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provide by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. You can read and download the full report at [link]. To gain insights on that question and more, Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions conducted a web survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2018.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

Adopt Performance Metrics for Carriers With a structured monitoring approach, carriers have the ability to make sound decisions based on recently available data instead of depending on anecdotal evidence. By utilizing technology, you will free procurement personnel from the mundane activities they have to cope with everyday thus letting them focus on the development of other important strategic relationships with logistics acquaintances.

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3 Tips to Win the Last-Mile Delivery Planning Battle in Disruptive Times

DELMIA Quintiq

Not only do consumers demand speed and flexibility, they want their e-commerce deliveries to meet environmental regulations – especially in the case of home deliveries, where the logistics supply chain ends at the customer’s front door. Select a planning solution that can incorporate intelligent metrics and optimization technology. Thrive with optimized last-mile logistics. It’s now more important than ever to excel in last mile delivery.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Now without further ado, I give you the top 10 supply chain blog posts of the year by page view: [e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017. 5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals.

Why the automotive aftermarket spare parts supply chain is such a complex problem

The Network Effect

Aftermarket parts inventories must be made available at the right time in the right quantities in the right mix at the right location within a supply network in order to provide targeted levels of after-sales services at targeted cost levels while being able to guarantee the achievement of customer service metrics. I suggest you download the automotive aftermarket spares solution sheet. Image Credit: Dave Parker.