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


Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. 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. Download the KPIs E-Book by Filling out the Form Below!

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


For instance, a growing number of cell phone manufacturers have established procedures in place for consumers who wish to return an older model and ensure that the device is refurbished or recycled rather than dumped into the local landfill. BONUS: Download the Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics White Paper. Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management. Energy used in handling returns : This metric is used in sustainability programs.

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


Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Transportation Management Data Downloadable Resources.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014


We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

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Like visitors to the Mall of America, manufacturers looking to apply Lean principles start in the same place. Their “directory” is the 8 types of waste identified in Lean: Overproduction – Manufacturing more than is needed to fill customer orders. Transportation – Unnecessary movement of material through the facility/supply chain. Each of these types of waste has at least one metric associated with it. Remember, you don’t need to measure every one of these metrics.

Manufacturing Industry Ranks First in Response to Sales Leads Says New Research


The SalesStaff team conducted research in pursuit of hard data around lead response time and process among various B2B companies, including the Manufacturing sector. The research report provides a detailed snapshot of how B2B companies fare in their lead response, and the Manufacturing industry performed well in some areas and not so well in others. However, manufacturing sector constituents gave up trying to reach prospects by phone after just 1.5

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


Teresa spends a bulk of her time recruiting the top talent in the transportation technology & solutions world, and as you’ll hear, a whole lot more. Why company culture is something that shippers should ask about when looking to hire a transportation management partner like Cerasis. How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage. Download E-Book. Download E-Book.

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.” ” Similar transformational patterns have also been seen in the transportation industry. Why not download your FREE easy-to-read Return on Logistics eBook.

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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. We want to make sure that supply chain practitioners, as well as manufacturers, understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation.

Why Collect Shipping Doesn’t Work for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Control of the supply chain has become an increasingly critical competency for modern manufacturers. Likewise, it has become a necessity for vendors to have end-to-end visibility into their crucial production, transportation, and storage processes.

How to Build a Business Case for Cloud-based Supply Chain Execution

BluJay Solutions

In addition, they now cover several critical areas of supply chain execution, including transportation management, warehousing and logistics – providing a single solution for greater efficiency, agility and overall visibility. Businesses of all sizes are making the move to cloud-based transportation management and logistics management technology for several reasons, including lower costs, faster implementation times, easier integration, less maintenance and lower risk.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

At LogiChem, attendees interacted through roundtables and panel discussions on topics that identified best practices around inventory and supply chain metrics, third party logistics provider (3PL) management, rail logistics strategy to combat the driver shortage dilemma, and a host of other topics. These chemical manufacturers must improve their supply chain resilience in order to thrive, be successful, and—ultimately—be safe.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups


Download white paper. Leverage Inventory as Data When systems communicate, they create inventory data, but actual inventory can be turned into data points and metrics to understand the flow of products. This can include utilizing additive manufacturing, like 3D printing, to bring the manufacturing process closer to customers and reduce the amount of physical space needed to store inventory.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014


We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. When a manufacturer’s product normally moves through the supply chain network, it is to reach the distributor or customer. The manufacturing firm would then have to organise shipping of the defective product, testing the product, dismantling, repairing, recycling or disposing the product.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

The caller had prior experience with a major household products company and recently transitioned to a smaller, but global discrete manufacturer. For most companies, greater economy of scale is possible through the global management of procurement and transportation and local management of sales, manufacturing and customer service. The company had a strong manufacturing culture, and the focus was on the urgent. It is Sunday. Today, I assume a familiar position.

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Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry


Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. Add to these factors such as razor-thin margins, SKU-proliferation, globalization, and products that tend to be heavy, bulky and/or expensive to move and it quickly becomes apparent why process manufacturing supply chains are very challenging. There are several key ingredients in formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain. It is not unusual to reduce transportation costs by as much as 30%.

The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far


We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Manufacturing blogs of 2016. We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing.

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


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. WHITE PAPER] The Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics.

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

Supply Chain Opz

Some re-sellers may also distribute products from the competing manufacturers. So this section will explain some characteristics of Apple Supply Chain through various metrics and compare them with Amazon Supply Chain. Supply chain professionals also use this metric in inventory management function. The above picture shows that the inventory turnover of Amazon and Apple is 10 and 59 respectively (cost of goods sold of digital content/downloadable products are excluded).

5 supply chain management tips for retail for sustained profitability

6 River Systems

Manufacturing companies have the option of selling directly to consumers without the help of any retail middle men. Quantifiable performance indicators were always considered key metrics by supply chain executives.

50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

General warehouse industry statistics Warehousing costs & revenue statistics Warehouse efficiency statistics Labor statistics in the warehousing industry Automation adoption in the warehousing industry Warehouse performance metrics Warehouse automation stats: General warehouse industry statistics 1. Average warehouse capacity utilization among manufacturers is about 68%. Less than 30% of commercial transportation companies leverage advanced digitization.

Logistics Services Providers Make Progress against Green Targets

BluJay Solutions

With fuel economy and CO2 emissions likely to be included widely in statutory financial reporting requirements within a few years (UK listed companies will be required to report basic data on direct carbon emissions from 2014), LSPs will come under increasing pressure to implement robust mechanisms that enable the accurate tracking of environmental performance down to shipment level, as their customers begin to demand such metrics as standard.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

To see the what I built, check it out on SlideShare or view/download it in the SCI Community ). These can be shift in the channel, issues in manufacturing, increasing variability in transportation, or a shift in commodity prices. Alternate Bill of Materials and Alternate Sourcing: The more alternatives that exist through the manufacturing and procurement processes, the easier it is to design the supply chain to absorb cost and supplier variability.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

You can read and download the full report at [link]. A total of 137 respondents completed the survey from Manufacturing, Retail, Logistics Service Provider, and other companies in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. It is also interesting to note the differences between Shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distributors) and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) with regards to innovation driving forces. Is customer experience a supply chain metric at your company?

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, companies link suppliers to multiple signals: manufacturing production plans; distribution requirements; and current inventory positions, to help suppliers better plan for supply. These Supply Chain Operating Network Strategies enable multi-tier many-to-many enablement of first and second/third tiers of suppliers of services, materials and transportation. It was an early morning. I cradled my cup of tea in my hand. It had been a long night.

Integrated Planning: Is It Rubbish? Be Careful What You Ask For….

Supply Chain Shaman

I find most companies are good at pockets of planning–demand planning, supply planning, transportation planning, material planning or plant scheduling, but the flows are not connected. Each are good at localized planning within a focused area of demand, supply, network design, transportation planning, material sourcing or finite scheduling. Few implementations of planning connect to procurement and transportation.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

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. Production/manufacturing. Transportation. A KPI is a metric… but not just any metric. A KPI is a metric focused on a KEY element of business, departmental, or team performance. KPIs should comprise a handful of metrics that CAN be realistically monitored and reacted to on a continuous basis.

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Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Download WhitePaper. Average warehouse capacity utilization among manufacturers sits at 68 percent, reports Roberto Michel of Logistics Management. Furthermore, warehouse managers can take advantage of drop shipping offers from manufacturers to eliminate capacity needs.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


Half of them are what we call 1PL — so they’re other retailers and manufacturers who are operating their warehouses. And, again, with the power of the marketplace in scale, you start to get comparative metrics. Well, imagine being able to measure those metrics in an apples-to-apples way across hundreds of providers. And when you go start to look for a new provider, those metrics are available so that you can compare even before working with them.

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. 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.

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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. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. Metrics such as Perfect Order Rate tell businesses a lot.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“The logistics industry is one of the biggest industries that will profit most from the digital revolution in 2019…” From quicker deliveries to more sustainable ways of transportation, harmonizing big data and automation efforts will ensure exponential growth in the industry. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics. This de-risks and de-stresses the supply chain and reduces costs for the transport operator and their customer.

High-Tech Nation: How Technological Innovation Shapes America’s 435 Congressional Districts


This is abundantly clear throughout the United States, as revealed in both traditional economic data, such as high-tech export activity, and in newer metrics, such as broadband deployment. Browse the congressional district maps to view and download individual district profiles with complete statistics and other highlights, and browse the state maps to view and download statewide totals.

12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

On the other hand, if you’re a business leader who must try to juggle supply chain effectiveness with that of marketing, sales, or manufacture, the following sections highlight the supply chain basics that your company must get right in order to maximise revenue and profit. There are still a vast number of sales and manufacturing organisations out there that have never defined exactly how their supply chain will support their business. Road Transport/Distribution.

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


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.