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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service


Unreimbursed Freight. A high level of unreimbursed freight shows that the team is taking extraordinary measures to satisfy customers. For example, use a product configurator rather than an engineering approval process, and use built-in parameters to ensure that order discounts are within guidelines. When the forecast is accurate, you don’t waste resources manufacturing unneeded product, and priorities are clearer throughout the organization. Unreimbursed Freight.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

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May their memory continue to be a source of strength and comfort to their families and friends and us all. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Considering that there are multiple ports, countries and carriers each developing their own guidelines, the need for a global process standard is critical. Finally, if you’re keeping a pulse on freight activity in the U.S., the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?


Manufacturers in the EU may be adversely impacted if they source raw materials from the UK. Thus, if a manufacturer is exporting to a non-EU country that has a free trade agreement with the EU, the goods would be subject to tariffs and cost more to land in that country. Many of the processes can be automated by integrated software solutions to manage global trade and transportation to ensure accuracy and adhere to the newly implemented guidelines.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

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Having a safe work environment requires establishing clear and effective warehouse safety guidelines. Then, some workers simply don’t know the guidelines for warehouse safety and go about their day in ignorance. 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. That can be everything from high-energy sources to potential falls from a height. Subscribe Here!

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

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3) Adjusted forecast is passed to the manufacturing and supply planning team to resolve potential issues (4) A meeting among the cross-functional team is arranged to resolve the demand/supply imbalance and everyone agrees upon the plan As you can see, S&OP enables an inventory planner to incorporate various factors that enhance the efficiency of "classic" inventory control theories. Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals.

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. It measures the cost incurred by an organization to manufacture a quality product. It measures the percentage of products that are in compliance with government regulations and internal guidelines. There is no specific requirement for the manufacturer to audit, just to have control.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020


A company we’ve been working with has just landed Walmart, who wants to make sure that its 40,000 suppliers are following the guidelines.”. For the long term, Anderson and Dershem are looking at radical new sourcing strategies: essentially, more, not fewer, suppliers.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Your stakeholders can: Align sourcing, purchasing, logistics, and I.T. Sourcing uses P.O. performance metrics to influence vendor behavior and impact sourcing choices. Sourcing decisions are guided by reported historical performance; the company uses established performance trends and data to review vendor relationships, rationalize vendor decisions, and determine whether new vendors should be considered to replace poor performers.

8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

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Data-driven SCM provides visibility from end to end for monitoring the flow of information, services and goods from procurement to manufacturing and delivery to the end consumer. Likewise, process guidelines can help suppliers comply with your company’s quality requirements. Today’s global supply chains are increasingly complex, making a data-driven approach to supply chain management a must.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

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The next-gen supply chain model is a networked ecosystem – suppliers, partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will all have access to relevant cloud-based data to make the best decisions based on real-time signals.” China trade war has already put regionalization of manufacturing back on the table. Chinese manufacturers did the same as they evolved their operations during the 1990s and early 2000s. Develop alternative sources and diversify value chains.

Recession-Proof Businesses and Products: Staying Afloat During Economic Downturn


Due to social distancing guidelines, many gyms were forced to close across the country. Many of them couldn’t keep up with demand and were forced to work overtime or had to source products from other manufacturers to keep up with consumer demand. Freighting, fulfillment, and logistics. Recessions bring hard times. It’s painful to think back to the last recession and financial crisis, which wasn’t that long ago, with all of the damage it caused.

The need to know


Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus. Amazon's Jeff Bezos invests in UK digital freight forwarder Beacon. Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital freight forwarder, for his latest investment.

Supply Chain Management:The Role of Information Sharing in.

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Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. By formulating effective business policies, agreements and business plans that an enterprise can use to establish guidelines and rules for exchange of information with supply chain partners can help assuage those barriers. On the other hand manufacturers get plagued by obsolescence and inventory costs impacting margins.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Spot market freight has seen an increase up to $2.13 Health questionnaires, temperature screening, and other preventative measures are resulting in some excessive delays and buildup of freight at cross-docks.