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Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

Even slight delays or inventory shortages can have a severe impact on a company’s bottom line. At the height of the pandemic-linked supply chain disruptions, Amazon set the bar extremely high for other 4PL providers, despite initially experiencing inventory shortages.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

All product-based businesses need to track the value of their inventory – and this goes double in a period of dramatic upheaval. The value of your inventory has likely changed thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, and you should consider revaluing it before you make any major business decisions.

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

Cerasis

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. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Cerasis

Below I will outline how a vendor managed inventory model, in conjunction with reverse marketing, value analysis, and collaboration will achieve supply chain cost reductions. Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions. A means of optimizing Supply Chain performance in which the manufacturer is responsible for maintaining the distributor’s inventory levels. The distributor maintains the inventory plan. Now the group analyzes each idea.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

All product-based businesses need to track the value of their inventory – and this goes double in a period of dramatic upheaval. The value of your inventory has likely changed thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, and you should consider revaluing it before you make any major business decisions. What is inventory revaluation? Inventory revaluation is the adjustment of the costs of inventory to reflect changes in the recorded cost. Your inventory becomes obsolete.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

ToolsGroup

Too many companies get locked into traditional processes and a familiar vicious cycle: unable to reliably forecast an increasing number of SKU combinations, they load up on inventory to accommodate long-tail, erratic demand. This invariably leads to extra freight costs and excess and obsolete inventory that either needs to be written off or sold at a heavy discount. achieving the same overall customer service level objective with far less inventory expense.

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

The following article was contributed by Batool Iqbal, from Damco Pakistan – a subsidiary of Ap-Moller Maersk Group. The idea of a supply chain control tower emerged in 1990’s, triggered by the need to view and control the movement of goods in factories, distribution centers and pipeline inventories. Its mission is to gather and integrate data from various sources and orchestrate it in such a way that it enhances supply chain visibility and efficiency.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

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. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Ocean freight is split into 14! Educational research into cargo and freight.

TMS: The Mighty Software What Is TMS and How Does It Work?

GTG Technology Group

The TMS system works throughout multiple companies at one time to ensure each person involved has the information required to do their job correctly and move freight for any company where it needs to go. It means the company (or companies) and the driver can communicate with each other at all times to ensure the freight in question leaves from and arrives at the correct locations. TMS focuses on the most reliable, efficient, and cost-effective ways to deliver freight.

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Inventory Turns 3. (10%). Source: Gartner. By definition the Peer group that is providing their Opinion scores is restricted to large companies voting on other large companies. The Gartner opinion group is also restricted to 42 voters. Further an Inventory turn of 1.0

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, the bellies of the airplanes are full, and the cost of air freight is too high for many manufacturers. While many companies attempt to improve the response by being reactive on traditional data sources, this is not the answer.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

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 – A Giant Leap for Supply Chain Forecasting, Material Handling and Logistics Conference (PDF, 28 pp., Source: Machine Learning & AI in Transport and Logistics, Frank Salliau & Sven Verstrepen Logistics Meets Innovation Vlerick Brussels – Nov.

Five Benefits of Upgrading Your Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

Waste would be a thing of the past, inventory and financial management systems would work to perfection, and revenues would flow in. When the ARC Advisory Group surveyed logistics managers, more than 40 percent said if they had to shut down their TMS and return to previous processes, their overall costs would increase between 5 percent and 10 percent. System data also reduced carrier overcharges with sophisticated checking that audited freight payments and claims.

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Good inventory management and the right pick and pack software will help you ship orders with maximum speed and accuracy. Your inventory storage strategy and your pick and pack methods are key here. You might organize your inventory the way you organize your closet. Inventory Storage Strategies. When it comes to managing your inventory, however, throw intuition out the window. If you started out small, you probably initially stored your inventory like with like.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

I gave the example of Sun Microsystems, which suffered a spate of freight thefts in Europe. Insurance companies face this issue when selling disruption insurance, or when trying to convince manufacturers to reduce both the likelihood and impact of business interruptions through measures such as increasing inventory levels and developing alternative suppliers. The strategy incurs higher costs in terms of capital expenditures, labor, and inventory, but the payoff is superior service.

Commodity (or Category) Management – What is your Buying Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Commodity Management includes responsibility for Supplier sourcing, relationship management, industry and market analysis, quotations, terms and conditions, negotiation strategy, and business awards. Diversity in sourcing. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This has proved to be a major source of risk. Poor business continuity planning, lack of risk management programs and single source suppliers, have magnified the impact of such risks. As an offspring of globalisation, supply chains are focused on optimisation – cost reduction, just-in-time deliveries and tight inventory-to-sales ratios. A significant paradigm shift in procurement and inventory control is an emerging area of focus.

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Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Realising operational and cost efficiencies will reduced lead times, improved forecast accuracy and increased inventory turnover. Successful collaboration will result in several benefits – reductions in lead times, improved in-stock fill rates, improved forecast accuracy, and increased inventory turnover. Supporting localisation – To increase resilience, means to decentralise sourcing.

Something for Everyone: TMS, the Everything Software

GTG Technology Group

TMS is a software that aids in the company’s cash flow, freight bills, customer satisfaction, and warehouse production. This system makes it easier for a company to keep track of their finances, inventory, deliveries, and freight companies through one easy program. Allowing for freight management and payment, customer service advancements, financial organization, inventory numbers, and warehouse production, this product serves every business to the fullest.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain. If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot this year, with two major acquisitions completed in recent months ( Descartes acquired MacroPoint and Trimble acquired 10-4 Systems ).

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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

They also cite failure to lock out high-energy sources as a prime cause of serious accidents as well as the continual problem of workers not utilizing proper PPE. OSHA is your first source of safety information and guidelines for the warehouse business as well as all other American industries. That can be everything from high-energy sources to potential falls from a height. High-energy sources like electricity, steam, pressurized gas and chemicals have deadly potential.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. The focus in supply chain groups was not on how to design the operations so that they were more effective; instead it was about the use of best practices to maximize the value of what we had.

Corporate TMS: A Software for Everyone

GTG Technology Group

Larger corporations require more assistance with auditing and freight pay because they have larger freight companies and shipments going in and out. Having the freight tracking software and the opportunity to reduce freight costs can lead to more efficient business in the long run. Freight Management. Larger corporations have more freight expenses and expectations. Sources: [link].

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub. Our ability to expand same-day delivery is rooted in local merchandise inventories at Macy’s stores, as well as a newly expanded delivery footprint of our partners at Deliv [emphasis mine].”. But the ripple effect of same-day delivery on inventory management, store operations, and IT is anything but trivial.

A Case Study in Closed-Loop Operational Management

Talking Logistics

Smarter means taking a truly holistic perspective across the supply chain, across functional groups and trading partners, and across strategic, tactical, and operational planning horizons. When you look at the potential benefits in inventory savings, freight savings, and on-time fulfillment improvements, it’s not that difficult to build the business case. This lead to high inventory carrying costs at some stores and out-of-stocks at others.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on. Freight Cost Management eliminates post-audits and disputes. in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

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And even if an order from an overseas supplier were to be filled, delivery issues would be compounded by the declining number of air and ocean freight options to move products into the U.S. It was enough to prompt Foxconn Technology Group — a huge supplier of consumer electronics with 800,000 employees — to announce that its factories in China would be running at normal pace by the end of that month.

Beneficial Software: How TMS Can Help You

GTG Technology Group

One of the biggest involves inventory. By doing all of this, you are reducing the number of times you need to check your inventory. This provides the boost you need to forecast your future inventory and provide a wide range of products to your customers. Being able to keep productivity up and watch the inventory closely are two of the great benefits of TMS software. Sources: [link].

TMS: What’s the Point?

GTG Technology Group

This software can track the driver, the freight, warehouse inventory, and even the cash flow in and out of the company. It’s like a customer satisfaction, inventory log, and theft deterrent all in one. Simple, it means no more headaches of inventory or trying to decide if the driver delivered on time. Sources: [link]. appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

Whether warehousing, automation, freight, retail or e-commerce, business leaders needed to evaluate and address many or all in order to maintain their supply chains and keep up with the demand, which in turn, was drastically altered by the pandemic. System developers should be the first source of data and research for both buyers and suppliers. International and domestic challenges of freight amidst COVID-19.

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

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. Deutsche Post: DHL Group DHL , though founded in the United States, is a German company today. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator. DACHSER Group SE & Co. Møller Mærsk Group.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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[WHITE PAPER] 4 Strategic Considerations when Considering Offshoring Parts of your Supply Chain

Cerasis

While they may save money on unskilled labor and by achieving economies of scale, they ultimately will pay more because of longer lead times, increased inventories, the need for more management resources for planning and logistics, and constraints on their ability to respond quickly to changing demand. In this new white paper from The Rodon Group, they’ll examine three strategic areas to include in your supplier selection process: Cost, Scheduling, and Compliance.

4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

3rdwave

Global transportation management affects product landed cost, inventory management, customer service, and satisfaction. . Most shippers depend on a multitude of data sources to provide them with the data points necessary to have access to the status of their products and the performance of the suppliers and service providers in their specific global supply chains. Lower all-in transportation cost (see Freight Management – opportunities and challenges).