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Walmart OTIF Metrics

SupplyPike

We’ve discussed the basics of OTIF and the fundamentals of OTIF before, but we thought we’d drill down deeper into the individual metrics. First, we’ll start by reviewing the basic goals of OTIF, and then we’ll dive into each metric and the compliance issues of each metric. We are only covering Supplier Accountability OTIF metrics. On Time compliance issues for “Prepaid” are for times where you manage the freight. Supplier Ship Point.

Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

“High freight, fuel and labor costs are forcing food distributors to streamline their businesses,” begins the recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The piece revealed a rise in operating expenses of 6% at world’s largest food distributor, Sysco Foods and a boost of 2% at US Foods. — Food Shippers Lag in Terms of Automation Levels in their Supply Chains. With margins already tight, food shippers cannot sustain losses due to avoidable spoilage.

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

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. Here are some best practice guidelines for the food and beverage industry to consider when addressing its own unique challenges.

How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements . There are a few things that most food ingredient suppliers can do to increase supply chain performance. Enhance Supply Chain Visibility for Food Ingredient Shippers .

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

The past three quarters have been anything but typical for the freight market and the domestic economy at-large. The arrival of COVID-19 sent freight volumes skyrocketing to keep up with panic buying at retailers nationwide. What Is Driving the 2020 Freight Market?

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

Cerasis

Managing inbound parcel freight has increased in complexity with the global rise of e-commerce. Amazon has mastered inbound parcel freight management as part of its third-party marketplace, and small and mid-sized shippers are struggling to keep up. While part of the larger scheme for global economic growth, inbound parcel freight has become a top priority for shippers. What’s Causing Problems With Inbound Parcel Freight Management?

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Nerijus: Flexport is a technology-enabled freight forwarder. It’s important to mention that our company is the first freight forward to invent a platform that allows our clients to make better decisions. Flexport is a freight forwarder that allows clients to make better decisions.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

Whether you are a retailer, carrier, cloud services provider, or eCommerce merchant, Amazon not only effected the landscape of e-tail but the landscape of shipping and logistics as a whole. The Growth of Parcel Shipping on the Rise Thanks to the Amazon Effect Overall, parcel shipping is growing at a robust 10-percent clip as all other freight modes are basically flat, growing at a very modest 1 percent. Freight Logistics Omnichannel Small Package amazon effect

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Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider. Unloading of local freight and de-stuffing and palletising of international freight.

How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Delivering on-time and in-full is essential to success and a metric used by retailers when evaluating partnerships with vendors of all sizes. But first, let’s look at the background of OTIF metrics and why they came to be. According to a report from McKinsey & Co , “The US food retail industry loses an estimated $15–20 billion in sales every year because items are out of stock or otherwise unsaleable.”. OTIF metrics are not universal.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers. As reported by Transport Topics , “Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers’ and receivers’ facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and amenities.” The same ratings and reviews also are available to shippers within Uber Freight’s shipper platform. I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client.

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. The right shipping strategy is vital to ensure your products are where they need to be when they need to be there, especially in times of disruption. Most programs include a consistent shipping schedule and alignment with lead time and retailer delivery expectations.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. A carbon emissions reduction strategy must take all Suppliers into account, not just the impact from your in-house facilities. Further your Supplier selection and management plan must include reporting on environmental emission metrics along with reduction goals and performance tracking. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

While the details of this ambitious project have yet to be revealed, if it is indeed accomplished it will surely result in radical changes to how and where freight will enter and exit the United States. These changes will impact calculations of such critical transportation and logistics metrics as lead times, delivery schedules, routes, mileage and a host of others. The post A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows.

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

“Spot Market Freight Indices Continue Surge to Three-Year Highs”. These three headlines from Transport Topics and Food Shippers of America magazine tell the story of one of the most important challenges facing shippers in North America leading into 2018. Freight transportation capacity, (particularly truckload capacity) is tight as it has ever been. The bellwether metric – spot rates – are pegging the meter.

Tom McLeod’s Published Predictions Parallel Our Own Prophecies

Supply Chain Collaborator

Next, he predicts the entrance of disruptors like Amazon and Google who are both considering making forays into the freight markets – as well as the potential for an Uber-style model of freight shipping – will have a significant impact on freight patterns. Does your current TMS have sufficiently robust functionality for reporting on any type of metric?

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Supply Chain Innovators of 2013 : paperless food chain, VLMs, cold chain fleet management, and more. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Transportation Metrics That Matter Most to Track and Improve Performance : How do you measure logistics efficiency and transportation metrics performance indicators when you are already doing the best job possible? 5 Best Transportation Management Optimization Practices Utilizing Strategic Freight Shipping : The mantra for all transportation professionals is simple: reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction levels.

Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Suppliers are also seeing issues with shipping companies being overwhelmed. Make sure you communicate with your carriers and be sure they can ship your orders out by the time your buyer needs them. This can be a more costly option with considerations like additional freight and storage costs, but it can act as a stopgap to help your instock goals during the pandemic.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the article: The retailer wants suppliers that ship full trucks of products to deliver orders within a specified two-day window 87% of the time, up from an 85% rate it targeted previously. threshold for food consumables. Providers of real-time freight visibility solutions. The ability to provide real-time freight visibility is showing up more and more in request for proposals (RFPs) and supplier agreements. “We’ve

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

Sports organizers need equipment and outfits; restaurants and hotels need food, bed linens, and hygiene items; and the list goes on. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. Every country has its own regulations that affect movement of goods — especially foods, seeds, plants, and animal byproducts. Climate considerations are important when it comes to transporting perishable food items and other temperature-sensitive products.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

We may have prevented dirty bombs from entering the country, but not lead-tainted toys and food contaminated with melamine (among many other examples). They also lack process controls and metrics. DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service. Toys R Us lowers free shipping limit for online orders. Today is September 11. I never forget.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

Reducing freight costs, improving supplier delivery performance, and minimizing supplier risk are three of the many benefits machine learning is providing in collaborative supply chain networks. The machine learning algorithms in IBM’s Watson platform were able to determine if a shipping container and.or Also, machine learning is leading to more accurate measures of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), a key metric many manufacturers and supply chain operations rely on.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Belgium is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands, and has a robust shipping infrastructure including multiple ports, making it a perfect location for trade both within the EU and with other geographic regions. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

In order to compensate a long waiting time, Adidas uses air freight or courier service. Moreover, products can be shipped to stores in-time then lost sales is minimal. The products are categorized by the temperature (frozen, chilled, room temperature and warm foods). About 20% of orders are direct-to-store (for example, dog food products). After the orders are picked and packed, Amazon ships the orders using common carriers so they can obtain the economy of scale.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Many shippers are seeing surge capacity, especially in the CPG industry (water, cleaning supplies, paper products, shelf stable, and other food items). Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

US food company Sysco offered an example when eyeing joint operations with U.S. Foods a few years ago. Two freight forwarders might work together to achieve better geographical coverage by combing their two fleets and driver workforces. Cost savings or sharing may be imperative for 3PLs or freight brokers to access certain transport resources for their clients. For example, two ocean carriers can join forces to share ship capacity.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics. “Tightening capacity requires a more ‘connected’ broker…” While freight growth is forecast to slow in 2019, truckload capacity will remain tight, largely driven by a tight labor market, new regulations and other factors. Christoph Seitz is the Co-Owner of CFR Rinkens , a global leader in the shipping of commercial cargo, specializing in the containerized shipping of motor vehicles.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Retail Sales: Retail and food service sales decreased in February to $447.3 MULTIMODAL: Cass Freight Index: The February shipments index increased 8.3% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). Last-mile delivery network Connect India became a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet through a new agreement. Ocean Freight Business News: .

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Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

US food company Sysco offered an example when eyeing joint operations with U.S. Foods a few years ago. Two freight forwarders might work together to achieve better geographical coverage by combing their two fleets and driver work-forces. Cost savings or sharing may be imperative for 3PLs or freight brokers to access certain transport resources for their clients. For example, two ocean carriers can join forces to share ship capacity.

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50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

Consumer demand across many product categories experienced a sudden shift, as well, with demand for essential products like food, cough medicine, disposable gloves and toiletries increasing sharply, while demand for non-essentials like clothing and jewelry declined sharply. Establishing protocols, metrics, organizational owners, and related processes can empower organizations to respond more effectively when faced with a crisis.”

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Freight Rail: Traffic Originations of carloads in December 2015 totaled 1,219,443, a decrease of 15.6% AIR FREIGHT: . OCEAN FREIGHT: . . MARKET: .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Freight Rail: Traffic Originations of carloads in December 2015 totaled 1,219,443, a decrease of 15.6% AIR FREIGHT: . OCEAN FREIGHT: . . MARKET: .