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E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight.

Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Large swings in supply and demand for different product categories and changes in distribution patterns left logistics managers grappling with the biggest challenge of their careers. How machine learning is transforming logistics. How machine learning benefits your logistics network.

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Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

Alex HadwickEditor-in-Chief for Supply Chains, Reuters Events, sat down with the Chief Information Officer of logistics giant XPO, Mario Harik, to see how the company is evolving its technology platform and responding to COVID-19.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. For example, a black swan event may include both the physical damage and ongoing disruption caused by a hurricane and subsequent bottlenecks, so shippers that know how to isolate the causes of poor visibility and areas that are likely to contribute to worsening of black swan events can effectively reduce their chances of coming to fruition.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

Among the many supply chain initiatives taking place today, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) has become an increasingly effective process and business model to help organizations share risk and information between vendors and customers — while benefitting from lower stockouts, reduced uncertainty and lower costs. What is vendor-managed inventory? The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor. Maintaining optimum inventory levels.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? E-Commerce Logistics

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. It is a grand irony that this black swan event has stimulated a run on grocers and retail that’s reminiscent of the bank run during the Great Depression. The post The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

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Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Frequently overlooked and often pushed to the bottom of a shipper’s supply chain agenda, good inbound freight management can help companies improve shipment visibility, save money, and enhance customer service—all of which add to the bottom line and boost profitability. Three Steps to Effective Inbound Freight Management.

Expect the Unexpected: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Unpredictable Events

TMC

When these events happen, shippers are forced to execute emergency contingency plans and decisions, or manage as best they can if they don’t have a plan or have opted for a wait-and-see strategy. The responses can be very expensive since, in many cases, the last recourse is to expedite via air freight. In these cases, it is critically important that the shipper has accurate, timely information on the status of their freight and the nature of the disruption.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented The capabilities of AI are seriously ramping up company efficiencies in the areas of predictive demand and network planning. Logistics

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model. Logistics

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

In my last four posts, I talked about order aggregation , new inventory replenishment policies , why a network model makes so much sense , and the all important ASN. Today I want to discuss inbound logistics requirements. Earlier we discussed the fact that the “procure to pay” business transaction cycle includes transportation events such as tendering, pick up, in transit, dock scheduling and deliver along with full track and trace. SMMT/Ltd Flickr.

Navigating inventory through the eye of the COVID storm

EFT

In a recent roundtable, Reuters Events: Supply Chain sat down with supply chain executives to understand pain points and solutions around fulfilment and a common theme began to emerge: Strength in diversity.

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Why Collaboration in Logistics Is the Future

Turvo

How often do you think about collaboration in logistics? To that end, shippers, freight brokers, logistics service providers (LSPs), third-party logistics providers (3PLs), and carriers need to know why collaboration in logistics is the future of all successful supply chain strategies. Minor problems, such as “improper inventory levels, differing product codes, conflicting administrative arrangements,” create a sense of isolation for each trading partner.

Ten Steps to Managing Inbound Freight: A Coordinated Dance between Shippers and Suppliers

Material Handling and Logistics

There is a profound difference between inbound and outbound logistics—inbound deals with the delivery of raw materials or goods coming into a business while outbound logistics refers to goods going out. Inbound logistics operations involve a relationship between suppliers and a business, while outbound relates to the business, its products and its end customers. Both inbound and outbound freight require carefully choreographed steps for a successful dance.

Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

The site has the advantage of being strategically located north of Columbus which gives shippers many multimodal transportation corridors, offering almost any type of rail-served freight or material movement. Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

I went to Home Depot earlier this week to return a purchase, and the customer in front of me wanted to exchange a defective power tool with the same model, but he couldn’t find any on the shelf even though the store’s inventory system said 5 units were in stock. Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release. UPS Expands Logistics Reach To Meet Emerging Demand In China. Freight Shipments Fell 0.2% Note: Ryder is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Data Driven Logistics: Using Visibility for Better Customer Experience

20Cube Logistics

Capturing data at each point is crucial for any process optimisation and with the advent of blockchain , this is possible, but whether data-driven logistics really help us achieve better results is still debatable for a few. Logistics being a complicated process with multiple touchpoints, this collection becomes even more necessary. Thus, enabling the supply chain not only in achieving Just In Time inventory models but also managing their sales predictions. .

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‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Introduction – Guillaume Burette, General Manager Logistics – DSV China. What service levels can be realistically expected and how to manage reliability in such a fragment road freight market? Freight forwarding specifics to China. Is the trade imbalance between China and Europe going to keep freight costs towards Asia low for the foreseeable future? Order and stock optimization of your Chinese Inventory. Events 3PL A.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

With the ongoing pandemic, all of life’s big events are different, even on the global stage. The logistics around the event were difficult, but again they were different. While it may have taken some of the fun out of the event, it also took out some of the stress.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Certainly disruption in Chinese manufacturing and transoceanic logistics could have caused some shortages. Events are being cancelled. Environment Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Coronavirus Toilet PaperSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Our recent trips to Costco and Walmart, in mid March 2020, had one thing in particular in common.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. Choice Logistics Opens Service Parts Distribution Center in Dubai Free Trade Zone. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. XPO Logistics continued its rapid growth, reporting a 173.3

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

Harnessing cloud-based software to automate freight pricing. It was clear from the speakers that by and large, air freight technology and signs of innovation already here. The E-commerce Influence On Air Freight. Clearly, Amazon Prime Air, and everything else that will eventually make up Amazon Logistics, will be direct competition, racing towards online logistics services. 50+ Forwarder Execs on How Digitalization Changes Freight Customer Service.

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Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As my career progressed and my experiences broadened I learned that Supply Chain Risk Management was more than just an annual event involving updating the Disaster Recovery plan. Every part of your Supply Chain from suppliers, to logistics carriers to Distribution Centres, Manufacturers and Marketing channels must all have sufficient capacity to meet your needs. And Supply Chain manages the levels of inventory which can dramatically impact the deployment of cash.

This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

Talking Logistics

ATA Releases Latest Freight Forecast, Projecting Strong Trucking Growth. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Retailers and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) – the two market segments supply chain and logistics software vendors are hyper-focused on these days. According to the forecast, overall freight revenue will grow by 63.6

The Top 5 Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented. The tech is using data to its full potential to better anticipate events, avoid risks and create solutions. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How to Benefit from Trucking Companies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Ask About Their Logistic Services. Logistics is an important part of making sure your shipment gets to its destination without any issues. When it comes to freight that needs to be handled with care, you want to check to see that the company has the equipment for the job.

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. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? Again, this might include recycling or refurbishing items damaged in storage or transit, or placing undamaged returns back into a sales inventory.

Black Friday: An Impossible Feat without Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So as we embark on Black Friday and the ensuing holiday shopping season, let’s take a moment to look at what really makes it all possible: Logistics. Supply chain professionals spend months analyzing data and build inventories in the early fall to handle the purchasing surge. To handle the 2014 Black Friday and holiday season inventory push, the number of truckloads increased by almost 6% in September and 13% in October.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: JDA Unleashes Powerful New Capabilities to Enable the Seamless Supply Chain. Flextronics Unveils Flex Pulse™ — A Software-Based, Real Time, Comprehensive Mobile View Into Supply Chain Events. May 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). “We live in a rapidly changing world, full of disruptive events, technologies and business models,” said Mike McNamara, Flextronics CEO.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

Macro events like the Coronavirus crisis trigger demand volatility that affects every link in your global supply chain—from the raw materials you procure to setting safety stock levels to planning logistics and promotions. Examples of this include expediting with LTL and air freight and costly in-network transfers from warehouse to warehouse–all of which erode profit margins.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. The thing that makes supply chain and logistics so exciting and frustrating and challenging is that just when you think you’ve figured something out or have it under control, the world changes on you. Providers of real-time freight visibility solutions.

Part Shortages? What is your Supply Line Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The occurrence of part shortages was an hourly event. Customers would want us to store more finished goods, increase safety stocks, and hold extra component inventory. They all involve adding inventory, and cost, which is highly inefficient and extremely expensive. There are many techniques that you can use without adding inventory. The Company’s inventory turns were very low. SupplyChain #Business #SCM #Leadership #Inventory #Logistics.