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

ShipBob

What’s my shipping strategy? 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.

5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success

OneSCM

Receivers know when items have shipped and what size shipment to expect and when. Opening up the relationship and sharing information and metrics across all critical departments gives trading partners insight and allows them to understand where they can best improve the quality of their products and services. Can you see and manage your entire global supply network from one single source? We call it a single source of “data truth.”

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Global Transportation Air Black Friday Shipping

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Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

On the other hand, only 8 percent of companies that were rated by their executives as less than significantly above average on supply chain-related metrics have the same performance. Download White Paper. The same source also informed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index of 2016 was the highest since records have begun in 1995.

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.” Both Large and Mid-sized shipping companies rely on procurement personnel. Why not download your FREE easy-to-read Return on Logistics eBook.

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Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon

NC State SCRC

Even recycled goods may be collected, shipped to China, stripped down, cleaned up, relabeled, and sold into the market as original product. (A Even natural products are suspect; logs may be harvested in the United States, shipped to China, processed as plywood using formaldehyde, and then imported and used to construct houses in the U.S. They recognized the need to find new ways to deceive and disguise the content, as law enforcement was not an effective source of protection.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Download the app, and listen when you get a chance.). Over the period of 2009-2015, only 88% of companies made improvement on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. To meet the criteria for The Supply Chains to Admire for 2016, companies needed to score better than their peer group average for performance metrics, while driving a higher level of improvement than 2/3 of their industry peer group. It took us three years to right the ship.

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. From there, assembler will ship products directly to consumers (via UPS/Fedex) for those who buy from the Apples Online Store. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. So this section will explain some characteristics of Apple Supply Chain through various metrics and compare them with Amazon Supply Chain. NAVIGATE.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

You can read and download the full report at [link]. There are two ways to view these findings: You can either say it’s discouraging that many more companies aren’t incorporating customer experience within their supply chain performance metrics, especially as the “Amazon Effect” ripples across all industries, or you can say it’s encouraging that so many supply chain organizations are already focusing on customer experience because you had assumed the percentage would have been much lower.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy- and sell-side markets) bidirectionally with near real-time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. The use of customer segmentation strategies to define order policies for lead times, discounts, allocation, and shipping priorities. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is writing her third book, Leadership Matters.

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 ). In the supply chain, variability and volatility come from many sources. The best way to start the design of an agile supply chain is to look at the sources of variability and market volatility that your supply chain encountered in the prior year. This is the design of alternate work centers, high performance work teams, alternate plant sourcing, and quick changeovers.

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

Talking Logistics

FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. 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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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.

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

6 River Systems

“The single biggest challenge of supply chain management is delivery and logistics…” When the products are ready to be sent out from the manufacturing facility, the company has to decide where to send the goods, how much to send and through which channels the goods should be shipped and delivered to minimize the delivery and logistics costs and to maximize sales. For example, a certain product is ready to be shipped from the manufacturing facility.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. They can also be used to track the provenance of adulterated products to identify the source. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence.

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. . In addition, you can’t really understand the full picture of supply chain risk without listening to a webinar we ran entitled: COVID-19: Implications on Inventory Planning, Sourcing and Procurement.

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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