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[Infographic] 5 Ways STEM Education is Leading the Logistics Industry


Here are the five ways STEM education has helped shape the future of logistics. STEM Education Help Increase Accuracy. Thanks to STEM education, accuracy of the supply chain flow has improved. Infographics Logistics STEM Technology STEM Education

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory


What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management


The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI


Editor’s Note: Cerasis is a 3PL focused on transportation management. So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. We never ran out of or had too much inventory.

Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need?

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Our blog posts and articles here at Logistics Bureau are almost always written to inform, but this time we’re writing with a request for information. We’d like to know what you believe your managers and staff need from a supply chain education program.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works


Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI was first developed in the 1960s with the objective of speeding the movement of shipping and transportation documents.

What do Beer and Bullwhips Have to do With Supply Chain Education?

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Beer, Bullwhips, and Board games: Fancy Some Supply Chain Education? Impacts of the bullwhip effect include: Inventory excess or shortage. Increased transportation costs as customers order more frequently and in smaller quantities.

Looking For a Job? Here’s The Top 10 Transportation Jobs


Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friend Michael Stoddard who shares the top 10 transportation jobs in the industry. If you happen to find yourself searching for careers in logistics, transportation and supply chains, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of positions.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. It acts as the driver, helping the connected ‘thing,’ which could be a vehicle or inventory system, make smarter decisions.”. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

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To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. Specifically the elimination of regional DCs means much higher amounts of outbound transportation in the logistics network which is where the carbon is generated. Thought is to leverage existing building assets, people and inventory to support the online business.

Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

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Likewise, logistics the physical handling, storage and transportation of any materiels or related services needed for the Government of Canada to serve citizens costs 10′s if not 100′s of millions of dollars annually. Transportation – Less Than Truckload & Truckload.

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

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Some people have University degrees and some people have high school education. But even industries such as Banking require Supply Chain skills for planning, supplier sourcing and management, process design, information flow management, procurement, and cash management. Subscribe Here!

Preparing Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Leaders: The Importance of Technology Skills and Experience

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With the logistics industry growing at 22 percent annually, both shippers and transportation providers are searching for workers who have what it takes to succeed in their line of work, which increasingly is being driven by information technology. More than ever before, this means providing students with hands-on experience using enterprise software applications, such as transportation management systems (TMS). The more information you have, the better your decisions will be.

Join Thousands of Students in MIT’s Digital Supply Chain Classroom

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On September 30, 2014, supply chain education will take a major step into the digital age with the start of SCx, an on-line educational program developed by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) for thousands of professionals across the globe.

Supply Chain Career Changes – How to Get In, Get On, and Get What You Want

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The variety of functions involved – product design, procurement, warehousing, production, transport, distribution, sales, for instance – encourages demand for new employees and multiplies possibilities for moving around inside too. Transportation (transportation manager, fleet manager).

Machine Learning In Warehouse Management


Currently, machine learning is used in a variety of sectors including healthcare, law, education and science. Because of its ability to learn and process information, it is proven to be especially useful for industries that need to comprehend large amounts of data.

Don Ralph of Staples Awarded Salzberg Medallion for SCM

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His key accomplishments include the development of new industry-leading infrastructures, spearheading impeccable inventory management, an intricate fulfillment and delivery network, perfect order execution and a highly efficient cost structure. More information about Don’s achievements and the award are below and in this press release issued by the Whitman School of Management. PepsiCo, NIKE and CSX Transportation.

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9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners


Top management knows that lean can add value , but many still haven’t moved past the initial education stage into full-scale lean supply chain implementation. o Transport—unnecessary movement of product. o Space—holding places for unnecessary inventory.

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Supply Chain Facilities Management: It’s More Than Just Facilities


Supply chains can affect virtually any industry, including healthcare, food service, education, retail, and corporate real estate providers. Inventory risk is higher. Leverage existing information, like AIDC technologies, to protect inventory.

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business


These types of services include distribution and transportation management, public warehousing, contract warehousing and freight consolidation. By employing a third party logistics provider, you can take advantage of lower transportation rates that are provided by the 3PL firms.

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Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015


As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. The new year will then bring series on trends and on the state of some of the business functions and technology used in proper transportation and logistics management. As always our goal is to educate and inform. The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI.

Whitman School Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities Sparking Millennial Interest


In the first project, Whitman faculty and students will analyze fulfillment operations and make recommendations regarding how Staples can further improve its inventory and distribution decisions.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

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Authored by transportation consultant Rosalyn Wilson of Delcan, Inc., Inventory carrying costs increased 10.3 percent last year due to higher costs for taxes, obsolescence, depreciation, and insurance, which were offset by a further drop in the inventory carrying rate and warehousing costs. Transportation costs were up 10.3 Department of Transportation, Penske Logistics, Macy’s, Adelante SCM Corporation, BNSF Rail and Fortna, Inc.,

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management


Apart from these, the other parameters are – time, transportation, and the costs. Unavailability of the transportation. The logistics firm should aim at developing the warehouse inventory so that there is minimum wastage of goods. Efficient Transportation.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint


According to World Bank report, efficient logistics refer to transport, storage and conveyance of products to the ultimate consumers from the companies at minimal costs. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

TMS Automation | Why Automation in a TMS Begets More Efficiency


Transportation management systems ( TMSs ) have become among the top discussed subjects in mainstream media and across the internet. TMSs give shippers unparalleled access to information within their organization and better rates than previously possible. In other words, the information is accurate and data-based, not subjective assessments of managers who want to get in good with the boss. It Maintains Inventory Control and Flow.

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The first area of improvement is providing greater control over issues such as inventory and customer satisfaction. Properly installed technology and best practices provide minute-to-minute insights to the overall status of logistics operation and detailed, real-time information for customers.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers


Question number three : Inventory on hand, both finished goods and individual parts, and Inventory Records Accuracy. The MPS is exploded and reads the BOM and Inventory on hand to create make (manufactured) and buy (purchased) components needed to fulfill the MPS.

Manufacturers Should Focus on This Most Critical Component for Manufacturing Operations Excellence


Education and training must be continuous to keep up with the times. Part of the Business Plan was Sales and Operations Planning (S and OP) or SIOP adding Inventory Management. The Information Technology (IT) department became critical as the internal hardware and software had to be managed and monitored by the IT Director/Manager/staff. TMS= Transportation Management System. Transportation: GPS, driver management, hour/time management.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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This is invariably down to not sufficiently involving and educating the right people. Start by involving and educating the board and work your way down the rest of the company. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management


In the mid 1950s, this concept was extended to transportation management with the development of intermodal containers together with ships, trains, and trucks to handle these containers. History of Supply Chain Management.

9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL


For example: Inventory Record Accuracy has to be 98-100% accurate daily. The Transportation Management System (TMS) of the 3PL can gain rewards for both parties as well through freight optimization. link] Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post 9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Supply Chain Metrics - Gaining Visibility in a Data-rich World


The late consultant, educator, and author, Peter Drucker, is often quoted as saying "you can't manage what you can't measure.” For example, maximizing factory efficiency can lead to a surplus of inventory.

The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

One of the common threads in this presentation was the importance of education of personnel in what is appropriate vs. illegal activity in this realm. Schlumberger is also using them with oil field workers to do inventory monitoring – the worker uploads a picture of the inventory in the field to connect with a remote technician, who can see what the oil field worker sees, and who can give them guidance on material handling.

Speed Bumps on the Road to Growth for China’s 3PLs

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Good transportation links a logistics strength in China. The key strengths of the logistics industry in China that emerged from the study include good transportation connectivity and new infrastructure.

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Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction


Cerasis is squarely focused on transportation management through technology and managed services , however, there are logistics companies who offer fulfillment, warehousing, freight forwarding, and more. Continued management education and training to keep abreast of the sate-of-the art in logistics. IT improvement outputs : is the customer delighted with the IT integration, customization, inventory and transportation tracking visibility, and data information.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation


With this varied inventory, plus a large direct sales force in more than 170 countries and an unpredictable sales cycle, effective supply chain management is critical for continued growth.