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Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Since much of the previous year in business and elsewhere was defined by a global pandemic, we are left asking what will 2021 look like for food and beverage shippers. Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process


When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

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What to Look for in a Food Distribution Warehouse Provider

Kanban Logistics

Makers of food products, however, have a host of safety and regulatory requirements to contend with that make selecting the right 3PL even more crucial. In this article, we’ll examine the many things you’ll need to look for in a food distribution warehouse provider to not only optimize your operations – but do so safely as well. A big part of most food logistics operations involves temperature and climate control. Food Safety Plan. Food import services.

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Logistics Metrics You Didn’t Know You Should Be Watching

Supply Chain Collaborator

Shippers who automate transportation logistics but fail to include yard operations in the solution design are operating with enormous visibility gaps. Shippers must realize that not all transportation delays take place on the road. Troublesome delays can occur while assets are on the yard at DCs, warehouses or manufacturing facilities. . __. Shippers must realize that not all transportation delays take place on the road.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption—or 1.3 billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons).

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


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. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor. Better transportation planning.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014


We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

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. In a uniquely positioned industry that is both time-sensitive and commodity-driven, suppliers must manage transportation, storage, and distribution of products to key production facilities. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements .

How to calculate safety stock – with formulas and examples


The reorder point is the level of stock at which you ought to reorder more stock (or components, in the case of manufacturers). Safety stock levels for manufacturers. The safety stock formula is used to set ideal stock levels for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs. Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service.

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How Can Paper Producers Rise to the Production Challenge?

USC Consulting Group

The novel coronavirus has produced a lot of uncertainty, and for manufacturers in the pulp and paper industry, that includes uncertainty related to demand. “The sanitary paper product manufacturing market may near $108 billion by year’s end.”

Smart Sensors and the IIoT Improve Manufacturing Efficiency


as well as the Industrial Internet of Things , manufacturers are using technology to enhance their operations in ways they never before thought possible to get manufacturing efficiency. The IIoT has already proven itself as a highly effective tool in the manufacturing sector, and we've only seen the beginning of what this technology is really capable of achieving. A System of Smart Labels and Sensors To Enhance Manufacturing Efficiency.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall Results on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. In the last five years, consumer products and food/beverage leaders faced different challenges. Overall, in the industry, there is more forward momentum in consumer products sector than the food/beverage peer groups. Consumer products companies experienced slow growth while the food and beverage leaders faced declining–often sharp–market trends. Definition.

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How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management


Key factors influencing inventory levels, supplier quality, demand forecasting, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, production planning, transportation management and more are becoming known for the first time. Source: Machine Learning & AI in Transport and Logistics, Frank Salliau & Sven Verstrepen Logistics Meets Innovation Vlerick Brussels – Nov. The manufacturing industry leads all others in the volume of data it produces on a yearly basis.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

In its simplest form, fourth-party logistics is a model in which manufacturers hand over the entirety of the organisation and oversight of their supply chain to a 4PL provider. the digitisation of manufacturing. Transport.

Driver Networks and The Future of Last-Mile Delivery Operations

Talking Logistics

Having both dedicated drivers and proprietary transportation and logistics technology are luxuries that only the biggest volume service providers can afford — think UPS, FedEx and Amazon. 30 minute deliveries for food and beverage with an API to provide back driver GPS info, stats on time at restaurant picking up, etc.).

Doing Business in Belgium


Manufacturing in Belgium. 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. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Belgium’s transportation and communication pathways are robust.

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

Supply Chain Collaborator

Wherever you stand on the results of the recent Presidential election, one thing is absolutely clear – there are likely to be many changes holding great potential to affect your transportation management strategies in unpredictable ways. These changes will impact calculations of such critical transportation and logistics metrics as lead times, delivery schedules, routes, mileage and a host of others. based manufacturers are fully integrated across the U.S.-Mexico

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, if your dock space is limited, a regular schedule through the consolidation program eliminates the need to accommodate pickups of small order quantities from multiple transportation providers. You may turn to retail consolidate on to align with specific retailer compliance initiatives, improve your on-time delivery performance, and add connectivity across supply chain partners (think manufacturers, suppliers, transportation providers, consolidator, and retailers).

How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

The Institute for Supply Management conducted a special survey that asked members to assess how Harvey might impact six key business metrics and whether they may be impacted by shortages of input materials due to Harvey. "Our The manufacturing PMI and non-manufacturing NMI summarize supply managers’ reports as to how their organizations fared in the past month with regard to a set of key business metrics. Most Impacted Metrics. Moderately Impacted Metrics.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

It’s the reason why On Time In Full (OTIF) is a critical supply chain metric today. Dan highlighted some of the areas where blockchain has the most potential to deliver value at the moment, including global trade and finance, food supply chains (for recalls and traceability), high-value goods (e.g., Like many other leading logistics service providers, Transplace invests significantly in technology, including its own software-as-a-service transportation management system (TMS).

Will Consumer Goods Be Stronger from the Pandemic?

Supply Chain Game Changer

As the name suggests, these are the products that we buy most frequently, such as tinned food, canned drinks, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, biscuits, toilet paper and instant coffee. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Get Our EBOOK HERE.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Here are some of the topics we discussed and a brief summary of their answers: Blockchain : It’s too soon to know whether blockchain will play a significant role in the industry, but the most promising potential applications are in supply chains where chain-of-custody is important, such as food and pharmaceuticals. getting buy-in from drivers and other stakeholders) and implementing appropriate metrics to measure and drive performance.).

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


The company also plans to utilize its Whole Foods locations’ parking lot space as distribution centers, placing fast delivery ahead of the in-store shopping experience. retailers conducted by NRF and Forrester Research surveyed the key metrics of 195 apparel, footwear, general merchandise, home furnishings and personal care retailers, and determined that the average cost to fulfill an order is $10 (shipping + fulfillment costs).

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Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement


Failure to do so could result in the assessment of fines and penalties against the organization by the Food and Drug Administration. Such reviews rely on key performance indicators and metrics to determine what step of the distribution center-to-retailer route experienced an unnecessary delay, causing the given item to perish. After all, a given distributor cannot evaluate a supplier without being able to see how that supplier has performed in terms of the specific metrics.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. As companies outsourced—greater dependency on third parties for manufacturing and transportation—and asset utilization grew from 10% to 35% ROIC the management of the supply chain became more complex. As I flew to Dallas, I worked on this post.

Supply Chain Leadership Driving Industry 4.0 & Resilience During Crisis – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Lockdown of cities and manufacturing plants have significantly impacted many industries’ supply chains. retail, e-commerce, food production). Dr. Nicolas Hubbard is Director of Programmes in the Faculty of Transport and Logistics at Muscat University.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Attending the conference was Alexia Howard, Senior Research Analyst – US Foods for Sanford C. The script will be distributed to CFOs of apparel, consumer packaged goods, and food/beverage companies next week. There are three reasons why: Vertical excellence—having the best manufacturing, procurement or transportation function—has not worked. Aligned Metrics. This is an unknown, but in my opinion, 65% of the solution is in the hands of the manufacturer.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score. Food Drive-Thru Experiences. The two primary manufacturing sites are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Irmo, South Carolina.

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. There is a need to re-shore where possible, and relocate manufacturing and supplier relationships. With the rise of the global multi-national, Asian flows are essential to today’s manufacturing operations. The flows assume that transportation can move without an interruption.

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. All these goods have to be transported on time from their supplier or manufacturing location — often at the other end of the world — to the stadium or the athletes’ lodgings. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. Multimodal transport: A multi-layered, connected carrier network is essential.

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. DSV Panalpina DSV Panalpina is a Dutch logistics company with services offering road, rail, sea, and air transport founded in 1976.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. performance-based metrics. Rootstock analysts explain, “Manufacturing supply chains need transparency throughout the process to avoid bad press outcomes from failures in the chain.” Food Safety Modernization Act) with further regulation on the horizon in the Netherlands and Switzerland, among others.”

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply Chain Innovators of 2013 : paperless food chain, VLMs, cold chain fleet management, and more. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.