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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. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms within vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. Download white paper. Logistics Procurement Supply Chain Trends

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason. Download white paper.

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Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Without a doubt, managing supply chain is nothing but easy.

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

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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.

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. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see?

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

Cerasis

Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains. Supply chain management with blockchain can help shippers and businesses focus on customer-centric practices and standards. Supply Chain Management Struggles to Meet Increasing Consumer Demands Consumer expectations are at an all-time high. An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management.

[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. Technology’s Role in Procurement. Logistics & Supply Chain Impacts of Technology. Download the e-Book Below.

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

Cerasis

Managing supply chain SLAs have the added complication of geographic and cultural barriers. In response, supply chains have relied on a series on defined terms for use in international SLAs, Incoterms. The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight.

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

Cerasis

The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over. Although blockchain is often related closely to cryptocurrency, it holds great value for use in supply chain management. Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments.

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

Cerasis

This is quite the appropriate quote from Supply Chain thought leader, Steve Banker, the Service Director, Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst and technology consulting company. The reality is that the speed at which the supply chain & logistics industries are changing are breathtaking. Download all of our educational e-books here. e-Books Logistics Supply Chain

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How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

Unfortunately, the use of full truckload shipments and expenditures have hit an all-time high, reports Kate Patrick of Supply Chain Dive. These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. Download eBook.

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

Cerasis

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!), at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. Logistics LTL ltl procuremen

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation. Supply Chain

Why Real-Time Visibility Should be Core to Your Supply Chain Strategy

CH Robinson Logistics

Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform. Research shows that having real-time supply chain visibility is necessary to build a responsive, resilient, competitive, and profitable operation.

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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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Why is the Circular Supply Chain Trending?

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! But even with social distancing, the global lockdowns, temporary closures of many businesses and disruptions of economies everywhere there are still Supply Chains in action, as disrupted as they may be. Everyone involved in these Supply Chains is abiding by the social distancing and protective mandates we all are adhering to.

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

Talking Logistics

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. It’s about creating a common cross-company basis that integrates all participants on a procurement or distribution level. Digitalization along the supply chain allows for smooth interaction of all participants. Trading partners within the complex procurement processes are provided important information at the earliest possible stage.

[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.

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

Supply Chain Design und Netzwerkplanung – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Many organizations begin to recognize the significance of a lean, robust and agile supply chain network for the success of their business as well as in order to deal with volatile markets and increasing customer demands. However, most companies operate complex and historically grown supply chain networks based on global multi-tier production and transportation systems. Therefore, there is a high potential for improvements in supply chain networks.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform. Procuring a TMS starts with an investigative process. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Build templates that describe each facility in your supply chain network.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform. Procuring a TMS starts with an investigative process. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Build templates that describe each facility in your supply chain network.

The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

Earlier this year in Procuring Logistics Services is Not the Same as Buying Paper Clips , I wrote about an issue that continues to negatively affect 3PL-customer relationships: Procurement organizations looking to shift more and more risk on third-party logistics providers — while, of course, also demanding lower costs. Procuring logistics services is not the same as buying paper clips, yet that’s how many procurement organizations approach it.”.

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Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs? Those familiar with transportation know that month-end or quarter-end freight surges commonly occur, maybe in your company, or maybe in other organizations, and that your routing guide may not work as well as it usually does at those times. The post Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates appeared first on Transportfolio.

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Technology’s Role in Improving the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

In today’s supply chain landscape, technology is becoming the key driver of an organization’s success, innovation and competitive edge. Because of this, many companies are investing in transportation management software (TMS) systems, which are gaining prominence as the latest tool for business optimization. Companies today exist in an omni-channel world, where the movement of goods and supplies is a common thread that runs throughout the various stages of the supply chain.

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

EFT

Supply Chain Confidence Index 97% of the 605 supply chain professionals surveyed experienced a supply chain disruption related to COVID-19. 26% saw a lack of available supply due to production downtime and shutdowns. 21% have faced logistics and transportation slowdowns and delays. Fifty-nine percent of respondents believe the Fortune 500 should reduce globalization by localizing supply chains and bringing manufacturing back home. “We

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

I will also pen my 95th report for this week’s Supply Chain Insight’s newsletter. We now reach 23,000 supply chain leaders globally with our newsletter and have over 50,000 views/month on Slideshare. Frustrated that my upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit was in Phoenix, he asked if I ever came to Europe. We reviewed the orbit charts and progress of the recent Supply Chains to Admire Analysis for 2016. Supply Chain 2030.

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Softeon Spotlight: Transportation

Softeon

Softeon provides innovative supply chain solutions for clients throughout the world, including small businesses and market leaders in many industrial sectors. Our platform covers the complete spectrum from transportation to supply chain management, providing our clients with the agility they need to stay ahead of their competitors. Transportation Management. Supply Chain Management. Download our PDF brochure.

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

BluJay Solutions

Our January blog post 3D Printing: Supply Chain Game Changer or New Risk for LSPs? In this post, we concluded that 3D printing is unlikely to fundamentally alter the mechanics of the global supply chain in the short term. 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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Most of the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Projects Generate Rubbish. At each location, the team wrung their hands as they told me their stories of “ Integrated Supply Chain Planning.” I can count the number of companies that are good at supply chain planning on one hand. Each are good at localized planning within a focused area of demand, supply, network design, transportation planning, material sourcing or finite scheduling.

Delivering a Consumer Centric Supply Chain for Grocers – Part 4 of 4

BlueYonder

In the first three blogs of this series, The Changing Face in Grocery (part 1) and The Digitalization of Grocery (part 2) and The Grocery Supply Chain of the Future (part 3), we have gone into substantial detail to describe shifting consumer behaviors – more shopping excursions for fewer meals, the drive to convenience with an emphasis on fresh and local purchases and the looming (and increasingly real) rise of digital shopping channels. Transportation Optimization.

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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.

2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Change will flow throughout all supply chains in 2018, regardless of products or services offered. Supply chain managers and executives should be mindful of these additional (read our first post of the top supply chain trends for this year) 2018 supply chain trends as the year progresses if they hope to stay competitive. . of the digital supply chain. Download ebook. Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard.