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

Cerasis

Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. To avoid the retail apocalypse and achieve omnichannel success, shippers need to understand the challenges of e-commerce shipping, how it contributes to omnichannel success and a few tips to succeed in it. According to Stacey Rudolph of Business2Community, e-commerce shipping is complicated with an average return rate of 30 percent.

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. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Adapting supply chain systems to succeed in multichannel fulfillment and shipping, also requires additional setup time.

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Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. Download Here. Depending on the scale of warehouses and use of technology, robotics may be employed to load or unload trucks.

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.

Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

FLEXE

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!

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. We are a marketplace for warehousing services. So if you operate a warehouse, if you rely on 3PL to operate your warehouse, we are a networked marketplace of, essentially, 3PL services.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. Traditional WMS simply told the company where a product was and when it would ship.

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

6 River Systems

This strategy particularly applies to international shipping, where rates vary wildly. Establishing relationships with reliable shipping companies will allow you the freedom to count on them to charge you the correct rate for the country you’re delivering to. Warehouse Operation

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Veridian Solutions

Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the cloud has risen as companies attempt to stay competitive with Big Box Retailers and Amazon, but those are not the only factors driving investment in cloud-based WMS. Ultimately, supply chain executives need to understand the challenges of a traditional WMS, and why a Warehouse Management System in the cloud is a viable solution with key benefits. Traditional WMS simply told the company where a product was and when it would ship.

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.

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

BluJay Solutions

Every retailer and distributor who ships goods in any quantity is faced with a ‘million dollar’ question. When reviewing their transportation strategy and calculating shipping budgets, they are forced to ask,“Do we want to or can we afford to be held hostage by our carrier?”. And where significant volumes are involved and goods are shipped nationally and internationally, the question is often literally a million or even multi-million dollar one. .

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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. The decision by Amazon will result in increased development of robots for use in logistics and other functions in warehouses such as packing and picking. In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018.

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How to Avoid Tunnel Vision when Buying a Parcel Solution

BluJay Solutions

Unfortunately companies often make the tricky procurement process even trickier by approaching it with a narrow focus. By avoiding that tunnel vision and bringing some balance to your procurement process. Where a lot of vendors may claim to ‘support’ parcel, do they also support outbound, inbound, drop-shipping and zone-skipping? Download “Unwrapping the Hidden Value of a Parcel System” for free today to help guide you through the parcel solution purchasing process.

How to Avoid Tunnel Vision when Buying a Parcel Solution

BluJay Solutions

Unfortunately companies often make the tricky procurement process even trickier by approaching it with a narrow focus. By avoiding that tunnel vision and bringing some balance to your procurement process. Where a lot of vendors may claim to ‘support’ parcel, do they also support outbound, inbound, drop-shipping and zone-skipping? Download “Unwrapping the Hidden Value of a Parcel System” for free today to help guide you through the parcel solution purchasing process.

WMS and Cycle Counting: How to Reach Inventory Management KPIs

Veridian Solutions

Greater control and efficiency in modern warehouse management rests on the reliability and accuracy of your inventory management processes. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of cycle counting, how the right KPIs can help, and how to leverage WMS and cycle counting best practices to develop the best inventory management KPIs. Failure to track replenishment and procurement activities. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

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Where Is the ROI in a WMS Implementation?

Veridian Solutions

Assessing the return on investment (ROI) of a warehouse management system (WMS) implementation is an essential step in building the business case for investment. According to Chris Barnes , solution consultant for the Accellos platform, Warehouse Managers face many challenges in understanding the ROI in a WMS implementation. Let’s take a closer look at where Warehouse Managers may find the highest ROI in a WMS implementation. Download WhitePaper.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

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. Design of the Supply Chain Each company should carefully develop the architecture of its supply chain in terms of location of warehouses, shipping routes, and other critical considerations.

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. Facility and Energy Management – The discussion on supply chain use of blockchain is incomplete without touching on facility and energy management, including smart buildings, advanced, integrated warehouse management platforms, and comprehensive energy controls.

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

Cerasis

Download white paper. 2018 will be the year in which more companies choose to leverage the power of 3PL-based technologies, including transportation management systems (TMS) but also other transformative supply chain technologies like a Warehouse Management System, a Yard Management System, a Labor Management System, all integrated together via APIs connected to the cloud with added extensions to handle automated cycle-counting or network optimization.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. It is evident, the two most popular themes around logistics in 2014 based on these page views have to deal with Reverse Logistics , e-commerce , and information around the warehouse. The Warehouse Manager’s Complete Warehouse Traffic Management Checklist : A warehouse manager is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of their employees and others who visit your workplace.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

In fact, in a recent Baymard Institute survey, 61% of shoppers cite unexpected costs and shipping fees as a reason they’ll abandon a purchase. That means, nearly 61 out of 100 shoppers on your site will go elsewhere if shipping costs are too high. Today’s customers have been conditioned to expect one- or same-day shipping, which is difficult to achieve unless you have a distribution network built to do that. But how else can you improve shipping times and costs?

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.

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

FLEXE

Limited Shipping: Dropshipping wasn’t designed for order fulfillment, which impacted Lull’s delivery promise, as well as everyday operations. The FLEXE Supply team sourced additional warehouse providers in the FLEXE network—all of which were already running on the FLEXE software platform. Not only was dropshipping a suboptimal process for Lull, having only one location meant shipping times were longer and costs were higher. With FLEXE, they have also reduced shipping costs.

Save money with our 8 step guide to improving the purchasing process in your business

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

It’s sometimes called “procure to pay” or P2P for short. Download our free cheat sheet with 24 extra tips to improve your purchasing process. Are you paying invoices with rush shipping or overnight charges? For example, an RFP could be used for a multi year fleet arrangement, and an RFT could be used for procurement of raw sand for a year long contract. Your company procurement policy will typically specify the dollar limits for when an RFP or RFT should be used.

Save money with our 8 step guide to improving the purchasing process in your business

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

It’s sometimes called “procure to pay” or P2P for short. Download our free cheat sheet with 24 extra tips to improve your purchasing process. Are you paying invoices with rush shipping or overnight charges? For example, an RFP could be used for a multi year fleet arrangement, and an RFT could be used for procurement of raw sand for a year long contract. Your company procurement policy will typically specify the dollar limits for when an RFP or RFT should be used.

Save money with our 8 step guide to improving the purchasing process in your business

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

It’s sometimes called “procure to pay” or P2P for short. Download our free cheat sheet with 24 extra tips to improve your purchasing process. Are you paying invoices with rush shipping or overnight charges? auto shipping, if you use them often enough at a predictable rate.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Some of their biggest challenges lie in supply chain and logistics management, with many SMEs struggling to access shipping solutions and distribution networks controlled by gigantic enterprises that focus on serving similarly enormous customers. According to the Shipa Freight report, the primary challenges faced by internationalizing SMEs, from a shipping perspective, are as follows: International shipping costs are too high, and cost-visibility is inadequate.

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

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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. Todays WMS is a tightly integrated code between the intrinsic WMS functions like receiving, put away, inventory, picking, packing and shipping, which are the primary functionalities. Procurement Blog. About Us.

Save money with our 8 step guide to improving the purchasing process in your business

Silver Lynx Supply Chain

It’s sometimes called “procure to pay” or P2P for short. Download our free cheat sheet with 24 extra tips to improve your purchasing process. Are you paying invoices with rush shipping or overnight charges? When the expected cost is above what’s stated in your organizations procurement policy. For example, an RFP could be used for a multi year fleet arrangement, and an RFT could be used for procurement of raw sand for a year long contract.

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. There is then no need to store physical objects in a physical warehouse. The operation is more streamlined and life for procurement team becomes easier. Second, a network connection to download the file with the model to be printed out. From a spares point of view, supply chain operations can reduce or eliminate warehousing and shipping.

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. The online consumer is spurring new practices in shipping, with the model changing from right product/right place/right time to any product/any place/any time. Download our eBook, “ Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud.”.

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The Danger of Turning a Blind Eye to Visibility

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain execution convergence is a two-stage process in which a business eliminates that “silo thinking” to get its various supply chain operations – procurement, shipping, warehousing, transportation – fully synchronized and in-tune with one another. Download the Kewill-sponsored white paper “Transportation Centric Supply Chain Execution Convergence.”. Download our eBook, “Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud.”.

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7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

MercuryGate

You can provide a greater level of transparency by providing a clearly documented path for their product through your shipping line. search. close. collections_bookmark Blog |. computer Training |. headset_mic Support |. people Community |. search. Search. dehaze.

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 ). 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. Additionally, through network strategies, be sure to design your warehouses for flows. My iphone buzzed on my nightstand. I groaned. I had gotten to bed late.