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Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More

ShipBob

Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products. There are several avenues you can take to source products from working with local stores or suppliers to wholesale distributor options. Get a logistics partner.

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[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.

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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. This data, of course, requires that you have a CRM in place and are diligent about recording an accurate lead source. Free eBook: Lead Generation for Logistics Services: Who’s Job Is It, Anyway?

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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.

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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.

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The Key to Successful Procurement Negotiations? Be Prepared!

Jaggaer

Negotiating is an important part of any relationship, including those with stakeholders and adjacent functions like logistics, research and development, and quality management. . Here are a few examples: Information on the supplier: company , subsidiaries , history, performance metrics, etc. . To assess whether your current tools and processes have what it takes to help you be on top of your game for your next negotiation , download our checklist , Negotiate Right !

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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. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail. Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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What is the return on ERP implementation? Results from our research

Supply Chain View from the Field

Such systems are also instrumental in establishing aligned tactical and strategic performance metrics systems that drive improved economic outcomes (Bendoly et al., ERP systems are designed to integrate transactions from finance, human resources, procurement, operations, sales and marketing, logistics, and other functions in a firm. Please go to the IJOPM website to download the article if you’d like more details!

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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.

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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.

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

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” All in all, using technology and a defined sourcing process goes a long way towards providing benefits for companies that constantly seek to cut on operating costs.

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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.

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New IMO 2020 Regulations Help Reduce Marine Sulphur Emissions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

million metric tons annually. Unfortunately, alternative fuel sources are not readily available on a large scale at this time. For more information on navigating the challenges of IMO 2020, download our free guide, Preparing for IMO 2020. It’s also important to work closely with a third party logistics provider (3PL) like C.H. Robinson that offers a global suite of services with experts who are ready and able to solve your logistics problems.

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Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. Company depends on logistical services provided by outsourcing partners. So this section will explain some characteristics of Apple Supply Chain through various metrics and compare them with Amazon Supply Chain. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright.

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Supply Chain Talent: Insights from CSCMP Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

Download (PDF, 11.1MB). You have to equate the value proposition to metrics the CFO understands and cares about, such as working capital, cash flow, and other items linked to the company’s P&L and balance sheet. Many agreed that the best source of knowledge and advice are your peers — that is, experienced professionals within your organization, across functional groups, at your trading partners, and that you meet at conferences like CSCMP.

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Procurement Fact File

Claritum

Click here to download a printable pdf version of the procurement fact file. source: (1 page infographic) AccentureOperations , High Performance Procurement (2015). source: (p2) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. CPO’s will continue their focus on generating value through traditional levers over the next 12 months: source: (p7) Deloitte – The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016. source: (p1) Paystreams, Supplier Network Management (2014).

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Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

To thoroughly prepare for major logistics events like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, roadmap it out with your third party logistics (3PL) provider. Understand the metrics of air cargo: time and money. In addition, consider the ancillary services that happen behind the scenes, such as customs clearance and distribution/delivery sourcing. To learn more about how air cargo can help optimize your global supply chain, download: Optimizing Your Supply Chain with Air Cargo.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

After 12 years as an Air Force logistics officer, Michael got his PhD in a top 5 logistics program, and now teaches supply chain management and marketing. Logistics and delivery can be handled in a very optimized way with the help of automated solutions using data and information. Bobby Neundorfer @TQLogistics Bobby Neundorfer works for Total Quality Logistics , the second largest 3PL in the country. He is a Branch Manager of Becker Logistics.

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New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

Historically, we’ve done this through free to download whitepapers and reports but have increasingly looked to webinars where key decision makers and influential stakeholders can share best practice in their industry directly with the market between events as well. . Wherever you are involved in the supply chain ecosystem; as a manufacturing, retailer, logistics or tech solution provider, we can now house a far greater library of content than has previously been possible.

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12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

To make it easier to for you to evaluate your supply chain essentials, this post is complemented by a 70-point checklist , which you can download in just a few moments and run through with your management colleagues. It’s not unusual for example, for companies to measure their supply chain performance only on the basis of financial metrics like supply chain cost per order. Inventory management begins with sourcing and cuts across purchasing and logistics functions.

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