[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


BONUS: Download the Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics White Paper. Conventional logistics service providers had very few alternatives for reversing the channel; however, as the technology has progressed, companies using a robust, proficient reverse logistics system have benefited from: Reduced administrative, transportation and aftermarket support costs. Importance of Metrics in Reverse Logistics Management.

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[PODCAST] How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data


“The Freight Project Podcast” – Episode 5 – Hannah Testani, Intelligent Audit, COO – How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data In this episode, Hannah and I will talk about how she got involved in the logistics industry and how she, as COO, is positioning Intelligent Audit for the future aiding her father who founded the company over 20 years ago. Download eBook. Download eBook.

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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.

[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch


The Role of Transportation Management Data for Improved Carrier Relations In this episode Kevin and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson discuss how transportation management data aids shippers & carriers to forge fact-based, transparent partnerships to aid in beating a capacity crunch. Transportation Management Data Resources. Download E-Book. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

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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Transportation – Unnecessary movement of material through the facility/supply chain. Each of these types of waste has at least one metric associated with it. While there isn’t always a clear 1:1 correlation, the chart below shows just some of the most common metrics impacted when improvements are made. Remember, you don’t need to measure every one of these metrics. You’ll also want to be sure you choose metrics for which you have systems that can deliver good data.

Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems


While ERP systems provide excellent tools to manage accounting, human resources, customer relationships and more, they considerably lack the tools needed to properly manage transportation. Download White Paper. These reports are created by analyzing all your transportation data.

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Putting Community in TMS: Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Putting Community in TMS: Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management ,” a research e-book produced by Adelante SCM and published by Kuebix (a Talking Logistics sponsor). Transportation management is inherently a network-based business process. This transportation community is analogous to the connections and relationships enabled by social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn.

What Omnichannel Supply Chain Analytics Should I Know?

Veridian Solutions

As an example, consider analytics covering insights in transportation management. However, transportation management involves hundreds of individual processes. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Download WhitePaper. Metrics and KPIs OmniChannel omnichannel supply chain analyticsIn the omnichannel world, supply chain leaders need to understand every process and activity.

IBM Will Marry Its New Verifier to the Blockchain, Transforming Diamonds, Olive Oil and Insurance

Supply Chain Brain

Perhaps even more remarkable, the verifier is designed to do all this by downloading software developed by IBM to any smartphone. High-Tech/Electronics Food & Beverage Quality & Metrics All Logistics Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionCalled a crypto anchor verifier, the technology, which is part artificial-intelligence software, part insanely sophisticated, internally developed lens, can see the cells of animals and distinguish between them.

‘Balancing Green’: What’s the Cost of Sustainability?

Supply Chain Brain

Our guest is Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II professor of engineering systems at MIT, and director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Show notes : Yossi Sheffi’s book , Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To) Stream or download podcast here.

Access The Big Benefits of an Effective Reverse Logistics Webinar Replay


We had a great turnout with over 170 logistics managers, supply chain officers, and those in the transportation world registering and attending the webinar. Below you can fill out the form which will grant you access to download the "Big Benefits of Effective Reverse Logistics" presentation, to include a transcript and a live recording playback. Download the Reverse Logistics Webinar Replay, Transcript, and Presentation by Filling out the Form Below.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis


Download Here. Fortunately, data analysis allows Warehouse Managers to gain the insights necessary to create metrics to track performance, which are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs). Modes of transportation used in terms of costs and delays associated with each.

[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

” Similar transformational patterns have also been seen in the transportation industry. But lack of proper coordination across shipping locations still poses a big challenge, and has since forced smaller companies to maintain lean shipping departments, giving them ability to focus on transportation of products while utilizing available time; hence, the remaining time is utilized for contract negotiations and conducting freight spend analysis.

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Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel


Download white paper. Develop Metrics to Track the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Omnichannel Strategy. Retailers must implement specific metrics to track the effectiveness and efficiency of the original strategy and all appropriate solutions. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The post Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

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. Download: The Impact of Big Data in the Supply Chain & Transportation Management Industry Webinar Replay, Transcript & Presentation. Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space


Download White Paper. Use metrics and Big Data analytics for performance measurement and improvement, explains Inbound Logistics. Integrate ALL SYSTEMS, including last-mile delivery and the transportation management system.

[PODCAST] Tips for Shippers to Reduce Missed Pickups & In-Transit Freight Problems


In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : Why having a logistics partner that is dependable is important and what are some metrics we use at Cerasis to make sure we provide that true partnership to our shippers & their vendors. Why shippers who focus on developing their people & process in the pursuit of continuous improvement gain several benefits in effective transportation management. Download eBook. Download eBook.

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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. The capacity crunch in North America has led to rising transportation costs, while new tank car regulations will bring significant challenges in the years to come.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding


As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), BONUS : Download the Guide To LTL Freight Mangement White Paper. Create a methodology and metrics explicitly stating your expectations, measuring effective carrier performance, and alerting both carriers and shippers if carriers are underperforming.

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. For this reason, many companies are outsourcing integration and analytics to ensure they have the right metrics and data tools to continuously improve omnichannel supply chain technologies.

Warehouse Management Proficiency Through Mobility Technology


The Problem: Warehouse Managers Overlook the Value of Mobility Technology Warehouse managers are faced with endless pressures to move more products, reduce labor and carrying costs, increase perfect order metrics, and meet increasing consumer demands. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. The post Warehouse Management Proficiency Through Mobility Technology appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System


Download white paper. Performance metrics can be used to provide real-time feedback, which helps keep employees motived and focused on continuous improvement. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The post The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Maintaining scalability and efficiency in an omnichannel-driven world is difficult at best.

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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. An experienced 3PL provider will keep these in mind when advising the best options for you—helping translate an optimized supply chain into lower overall transportation spend. 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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What Warehouse Management Technology Is Necessary to Create a Best-in-Class Distribution Center?


Download white paper. Reports, dashboarding tools, key performance indicators and metrics, created and analyzed via big data and analytics, can help managers stay aligned with enterprise-wide and customer needs, fulfill more orders, and avoid disruptions or repercussions from violations of regulatory measures. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company


Download ebook. Furthermore, pressure on carriers and the transportation industry will result in greater use of elastic logistics methodologies, so supply chain managers must be willing to change and adapt. Supply chain managers refocus their efforts to increase adherence to perfect order metrics and leverage marketing capabilities and capacities to their fullest potential. Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity.

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S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

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. We discussed the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter research and the fact that a balanced portfolio of metrics drives a higher market capitalization than a focus on functional metrics or single metrics. It is Sunday. Today, I assume a familiar position.

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Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Veridian Solutions

Fortunately, data analysis allows Warehouse Managers to gain the insights necessary to create metrics to track performance, which are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs). Modes of transportation used in terms of costs and delays associated with each. The list of metrics can go on and on, so shippers should consider streamlining the entire process by automating supply chain controls and notification systems with business intelligence. Download WhitePaper.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management


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 post Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014


Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. We had a great turnout with over 250 logistics managers, supply chain officers, and those in the transportation world registering and attending the webinar. Below you can download the LTL Freight Management presentation with notes and also view the webinar in its entirety. Download the Webinar Replay.

Sam’s Club Updates Appointment Scheduler and OTIF Standards

Zipline Logistics

It currently just uses on-time metrics to grade suppliers and the store’s retail buyers can base purchasing decisions on a brand’s delivery performance. Download: Using Data to Drive OTIF and Retail Compliance Success. Download the free white paper to learn more about how data can be used to reduce logistics spend while improving supply chain performance. It is critical to leverage transportation analytics to get the most out of your operation.

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Inbound Parcel Freight: What Are the Top Considerations for a Shipper?


For example, a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater , is designed to handle inbound parcel freight management, as well as other over-the-road shipping modes. Download white paper. Shippers should begin tracking inbound freight metrics , especially among inbound parcels. Key metrics to track include average shipping time, cost, delays, instances of incorrect billing, and compliance with the inbound routing guide.