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Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. 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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These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Download white paper. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement.

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries

Cerasis

The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. In this e-Book, we will explore emerging technologies and applications which will forever change the industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation forever. We will cover the following topics: Manufacturing Technology Changes. Technology’s Role in Procurement. Download the e-Book Below.

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

Cerasis

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. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018

Cerasis

Transportation management will evolve dramatically in 2018. In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained by James Jaillet of Overdrive Online , will demand newer, faster and more efficient transportation management systems (TMS). Fortunately, shippers can prepare for increasing prices by understanding these 5 top transportation management trends. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. Download White Paper.

7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

MercuryGate

Usability Be up and running easily and quickly, enabling transportation teams to realize immediate and measurable results. Company Discover the company who is revolutionizing the transportation management industry. 7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience.

Shippers: One Action Could Save You Millions on Inbound Transportation Management Costs

BluJay Solutions

But even in doing so, one area that is overrun with inefficiency is often overlooked – inbound transportation management. The inbound transportation management function is formed when companies take control of inbound freight from suppliers – consolidating loads, planning continuous moves and negotiating with carriers directly instead of paying for whatever shipping services the supplier chooses. Improved manufacturing processes.

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

Cerasis

E-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. 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. Download White Paper. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics Manufacturing

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Download white paper. Multiple manufacturers, multiple relationships, multiple distribution models, multiple contracts. A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

download ebook. However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. Further, we may see, as we are now in manufacturing, the rise of cobots, or collaborative robots, as coined by Rethink Robotics. TMS Transportation Management

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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.” ” Similar transformational patterns have also been seen in the transportation industry.

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Airbus harmonizes its global procurement processes with AirSupply

SupplyOn

Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply, earning a well-deserved nomination for the German Logistics Award The construction of an aircraft is preceded by a highly complex, sophisticated procurement process. “We have now significantly streamlined our operational procurement as part of a digital transformation.”

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below. One of the core trends you’ll see weaved thru out this year’s “Trends” e-book ( you can download last year’s here ), is a stronger focus on the fundamentals such as adhering to risk management, collaboration, focusing on your core, and using expert vendors to achieve your goals. Download all of our educational e-books here.

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Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Centralized and harmonized way to exchange data between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and forwarders instead of bilateral exchange via individual solutions. It’s about creating a common cross-company basis that integrates all participants on a procurement or distribution level. Inventory and transportation costs are reduced significantly, while production processes are accelerated and delivery times are decreased.

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. 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.

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

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. 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. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Service level agreements (SLAs) can vary in scope, complexity, duration, and value.

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

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond. Retail Blockchain – Applications of blockchain technology in the retail supply chain go back to the sourcing of a product, validity, sustainable practices during manufacturing, movement through international trade, returns management, and recycling or reclamation of raw materials.

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

Cerasis

In addition, shippers may lack the resources necessary to push operations beyond availability and reliability of procurement. As a result, manufacturers may choose to work with other resellers. Download White Paper. Shippers should work to integrate existing systems, leveraging software as a service (SaaS), and in e-commerce-ready transportation management system (TMS), such as the new e-commerce services offered by Cerasis.

The Next Generation TMS

BluJay Solutions

I recently conducted a videocast with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics addressing the top advances in transportation management. In case you missed it, here is a recap of the key take-aways: Transportation Management Today. The challenge now is keeping up with the rapid pace of change and succeeding in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace while effectively optimizing and automating key transportation decisions.

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Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

Cerasis

Manufacturers and shippers have a duty to ensure sustainability, reports Supply Chain Dive , and an effective sustainability program must consider what happens to products after their lifespan. In other words, the final resting place for products is the burden of manufacturers, and some products, such as smartphones and electronics, can pose a risk of harm to the environment and the personal information of device users. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

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

Cerasis

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. Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

97% of supply chains disrupted as a result of COVID-19

EFT

21% have faced logistics and transportation slowdowns and delays. In response, the majority (73%) of organizations are now planning major shifts in supply chain and procurement strategy post-pandemic, including supply base expansion (38%), reductions in supply chain globalization (34%) and increases to inventory levels (21%). Fifty-nine percent of respondents believe the Fortune 500 should reduce globalization by localizing supply chains and bringing manufacturing back home. “We

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

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.

Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. For example, the process of using blockchain follows a logical path from development and procurement through delivery and returns management, as noted by the following Deloitte graphic. Blockchain’s ability to trace a product provides a window into the average lifespan of a product, which is applicable to manufacturers as well. Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains.

Trucking Capacity: Tapping into the Long Tail

Talking Logistics

We aggregate in excess of $17 billion in annual freight spend through our transportation management system network and we recently ran the numbers for the last six months [through early October 2017] and what we’re seeing is that over the last six months rates have increased by 22 percent across the board for shippers in the marketplace,” said Potts. Potts also pointed to the growing economy and growing manufacturing activity as other factors leading to tighter trucking capacity.

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

Cerasis

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. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #6: Procurement’s New (read Bigger) Role in the Supply Chain. Instead, procurement’s new role will be to forge new relationships with suppliers and icnrease collaboration.

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

BluJay Solutions

Yet the potential for manufacturers and retailers/distributors to streamline and simplify production and distribution processes as well as increasing the possibilities for customization of products is clear, and media and industry interest in how to harness this technology to drive innovation is gathering pace. The attractiveness of 3D printing for manufacturers and retailers/distributors centers around reducing both lead times and the risks involved in holding inventory.

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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Time to turn around inventory falls by two days says new report

EFT

Increasingly retailers and manufacturers are looking at building distribution capabilities into more and more facilities and the sharing of inventory and fulfilment engines. Last-mile delivery operations are already largely the most expensive and complex part of the retail supply chain due to the number of moving parts involved, the requirements to shift inventory across different transport modes and to do so quickly to meet the needs of the customer.

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.

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.

The end of just-in-time?

EFT

The story goes that when Eiji Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, visited American car manufacturers in the 1950s, he was not impressed. This was the start of the famous process of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing, or lean manufacturing as it later became known. This is why JIT became the dominant mode for manufacturers of not just cars but a huge range of items, from electronics to fast fashion.

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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