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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Recently I had the pleasure of attending EBG Network’s 8th Annual Source to Pay Summit, which gathered some of the Nordic’s largest organizations and procurement profiles. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement. Subscribe Here!


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Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014


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.

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World


An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. Download white paper. It is key to an effective warehouse management strategy and brings disparate systems together.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible. in the logistics industry.

20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

There are many factors to consider when designing a warehouse layout, and every design decision can have a significant impact on operational efficiency. Curtis Barry & Company , labor comprises more than half of a warehouse’s total operations costs. A poorly designed warehouse floor plan means warehouse associates must walk longer distances to accomplish tasks, resulting in wasted time and resources. Warehouse requirements do not denote storage alone.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding


Even JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Google, reports Jonathan Chester of Forbes , are working to increase blockchain development and innovation, and supply chain leaders need to understand how the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics will bring about lasting change and improvements in efficiency. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain Logistics Supply ChainThe days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over.

What Does Augmented Analytics Mean for Procurement?


And that, of course, includes procurement professionals. So, let’s examine Gartner’s words in more detail, but from the specific perspective of procurement. As is well known, procurement generates massive volumes of data. In the past, if a procurement professional wanted to run a query against data to determine what might happen in future (e.g. An obstacle to more rapid progress is the lack of relevant skills in many procurement organizations.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage


We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. Strategic Logistics Management: The Importance of Flexibility.

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper


As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. Download Whitepaper. Full Truckload Procurement

Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today


Illustrations in the filing show a flying warehouse, which would remain at high altitudes as drones fly back and forth between the warehouse and nearby shipping destinations. The flying warehouse is designed to do things like hover over stadiums and restock concession stands in real-time. Leading e-retailers are using pop-up fulfillment centers to augment their supply chain to do similar things as the flying warehouse might do. The post Flying Warehouses!

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? SMEs find it hard to identify and engage suitable logistics partners. Logistics providers, in general, are slow to respond to the needs of SMEs.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel


E-Commerce Shipping Comes With Unique Challenges As explained by SPS, shippers may lack the physical resources, read “warehousing space,” necessary to handle e-commerce shipping. In addition, shippers may lack the resources necessary to push operations beyond availability and reliability of procurement. Download White Paper. Select a proven e-commerce logistics partner. E-Commerce Logistics Omnichannel

WMS Cybersecurity: Top 7 Reasons to Think of Security During Implementation

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain management is filled with risks, and Warehouse Managers need to start thinking about WMS cybersecurity during implementation, explains Cerasis, processes too. Warehouse Managers that take the time to consider cybersecurity during new system implementations can ensure the best possible outcomes. Focus on warehousing and logistics. Risks aren’t limited to warehousing either. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

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


Unfortunately, manufacturers and OEMs may lack the infrastructure necessary to facilitate such changes, and resellers face challenges in optimizing procurement for the world of e-commerce. Warehouse selection. Finally, manufacturers and wholesale distributors must consider changing where product is stored, requiring a review of available warehouses and alternative shipping strategies. Download White Paper. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics Manufacturing

ThankX Delivery Services!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Next, Leto connected Colon to an app developer (Divine Digital Agency), which created an effective, engaging, and interactive app – now available on the itunes, Apple, and Google stores (“ThankX”) for download! Visit for additional information and app download link!

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

The drivers can download the necessary information from the website confirming their reservation. Similar to the scenario of companies needing additional warehouse storage space but unable to build new warehouses, storage density has to be increased. The Port of Virginia addressed this inefficiency by procuring the cassette container handling system. He is a retired Marine Colonel, logistics specialist.

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

Anyone involved in retail procurement is acutely aware of the importance of correctly predicting consumer/end-user requirements and ordering the right goods at the right time, in the right quantities. In reality, retailers routinely pass the inventory risk to their suppliers, particularly since the phenomenal growth of multi-channel retailing, with direct dispatch (or drop ship) suppliers bulking up retailers’ online offerings without requiring a financial commitment or warehousing space.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?


Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. In this article, we explore how eCommerce retailers can strengthen the backbone of the business—logistics—and leverage new, collaborative technologies to increase sales, improve customer retention, and decrease shopping cart abandonment. In eCommerce, logistics can make or break your business. Additionally, 16% cited delivery was too slow and 10% said return logistics were unsatisfactory. Download Now.

Automation in the supply chain to get major boost in 2019


A new report and industry survey from eyefortransport finds that automation is the top investment priority for retailers and manufacturers in 2019, particularly within the warehouse. The drive to get goods to customers at speed and to achieve operational efficiencies in what is currently a very tight labour market is pushing the investment environment to strongly focus on making more efficient warehousing operations that incorporate automation throughout.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management


The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. Download Here. The Solution: Use Technologies That Adapt to Freight Management Needs As explained by Zipline Logistics , technologies used to improve full truckload freight shipping management must center on advanced, intuitive technologies.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017


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 Tips for Warehouse and Distribution Center Management Success You MUST Instill Today.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level


Download white paper. Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have been around for several years, and while 3PLs may have existing software suites, such as our very own transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater, many supply chain managers are still implementing in-house technology solutions that have severe capability limitations. What About Moving Product Through the Supply Chain, I.e., What About Logistics?

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain


Costa used POS data, telemetry and rapid re-planning to enable an entirely new approach to logistics and replenishment. This enables it to optimally manage the supply of ingredients—coffee, flavored syrup, cups and lids—from a warehouse to partner sites. With the transformation, Costa also added a new logistics partner, IT system, and purchasing process - all simultaneously. Click below to download Lennox's CSCMP award-winning presentation: Supply Chain Planning

Technology’s Role in Improving the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

There is an emphasis on breaking down the barriers that isolate the departmental silos in order to create one converged supply chain across procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, transportation and support. Download our eBook, “ Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud.”. Subscribe to our blog [at right] to receive the full blog series via email and receive the latest global logistics news and insights.

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The Million Dollar Transportation Strategy Question – When Do You Need A Multi-Carrier Parcel Solution?

BluJay Solutions

The dependence on one carrier often starts in the early stages, as you’re building up your business or have reached critical mass where shipping costs are looked at centrally, perhaps via an organized procurement process. Don’t select a multi-carrier solution and then find out you are restricted by carrier, or they are an ERP or generalized logistics software provider that happens to offer a parcel solution as an afterthought.

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The Danger of Turning a Blind Eye to Visibility

BluJay Solutions

With cloud-based solutions, businesses have real-time access to information throughout the logistics ecosystem – which they can also share across the organization or with outside partners or even customers. . But Cloud computing has changed that, eliminating the high upfront costs that came with on-premise logistics solutions. Download the Kewill-sponsored white paper “Transportation Centric Supply Chain Execution Convergence.”.

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Collaboration in supply chain management is key


You can download the report here. If one plant uses one version of SAP, another plant uses a different version and your warehouse uses Oracle, how does collaboration happen between these systems?

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016


We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. When someone selects an item, the display calculates the most efficient path through the warehouse, guides that person to the package, scans it as ‘picked’ into the Warehouse Management System, and immediately directs the picker to the next closest package.

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Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant


download ebook. The same issue must be considered regarding raw material procurement and delivery, proximity to your markets, labor availability, supply chain infrastructure, and logistics. How far will you need to transport finished goods to warehouses and distribution centers? Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection.

How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

The project was chosen for delivering transformative results for Lufthansa Cargo, including a seamless transition from a legacy logistics system that allowed them to remain competitive and update its supply chain and logistics processes. Those selected have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement, sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.

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Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night


Limited Options: It didn’t make sense to continue with only dropshipping, but signing a long-term contract with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) wasn’t the right fit. The FLEXE Supply team sourced additional warehouse providers in the FLEXE network—all of which were already running on the FLEXE software platform. With a flexible warehousing and order fulfillment solution, Lull has been able to reinvest in their business and growth strategy.

Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. The companies today need a Warehouse Management System (WMS) that can be implemented quickly, configured easily and which is cost effective. The concept is similar to downloading Apps i.e. applications to your iPhone from Apple Store. These Apps can be downloaded and implemented from a day to few minutes. About Us.

Better Spare Parts and Supply Chain Management via 3D Printing

Logistics Bureau

This is a form of supply that takes traditional warehousing and demand planning out of the equation. Opportunity Level 1 – Tactical and Logistical. There is then no need to store physical objects in a physical warehouse. The ideas above already offer logistical cost reductions and faster time to availability. The operation is more streamlined and life for procurement team becomes easier. It can make spare parts logistics more efficient with faster delivery.