Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

Cerasis

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1:

[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Teresa Obinger, the Cerasis Human Resources Manager. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy this episode of The Freight project podcast! Innovation & Strategy Resources for Shippers.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Growing Challenges Shippers, carriers, terminal operators, freight forwarders and 3PLs spend millions of dollars and. resources each year guessing important operational metrics such as booking allocations or. Innovation barriers: There has been technology innovation in areas.

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

Cerasis

With these reforms, the United States would have a chance to make up ground and remain competitive internationally in the global race for innovation.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? How much are you spending to move 100 pounds of freight? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast! The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs.

3PL Fulfillment Prices! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Third, 3PL fulfillment companies are also giving away less of their negotiated small parcel freight discounts. Companies in the industry will have to continue to employ logistics technology solutions and innovate to keep pace with the rapid shifts in the industry. Subscribe Here!

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

It could be based on Innovations made, true industry specific benchmarks, Supply Chain capabilities, etc. Gartner Survey Metric Notes: 1. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Technology #Leadership #Procurement #Purchasing #Freight. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Secondly, technology, such as 3D Printing and Innovation, made it to this year’s list.

Getting the Full Value Add from 3PL Services by Avoiding Commoditization or Transactionalism

Cerasis

Since its inception, the 3PL industry has offered its services as single commodities or transactions rather than developing a holistic methodology that optimizes its services through aggregated capabilities such as freight rate negotiation and economies of scale.

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Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. Freight Technology Transportation

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

As found in past Annual 3PL Study surveys, transactional, operational, and repetitive activities such as transportation, warehousing, and freight forwarding tend to be the most frequently outsourced. Supply Chain Innovation. Innovation is a critical driver of growth, differentiation, and profitability, but as the logistics industry matures and markets become more global, innovation in this industry is becoming more challenging.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

Online and mobile innovations are at the heart of increased traceability and visibility, and products must be delivered at break-neck speeds. Manage inbound and outbound freight vendors with a robust, precise inbound freight routing guide.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. It was also evident that many folks wanted more information around KPIs and Metrics, as our top 5 included two posts from this sub-category. e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs.

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

While reliable service and low prices are still important, these metrics have become prerequisites for commercial success. Now the differentiators are more strategic: benchmarking, innovation, and network modeling, for example. Logistics on the move.

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. As we head towards what many experts are citing as a 2017 carrier capacity crisis and growing demands from consumers to keep them happy call for shorter delivery cycles, the traditional strategy of procurement cost saving and shipment consolidation opportunities have to be supplemented through innovative solutions, to deliver the best bang for the buck.

The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). 3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance. Read More About the Metrics for Supply Chain Here. The future of these industries is paved with innovation and technology. Our last post covered the Top 5 Manufacturing blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 supply chain blogs from 2016 so far.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

We then rated companies on their ability to manage and improve a portfolio of metrics: operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). What suppliers need help with cost (LEAN, labor, freight,…)?

The 5 Benefits of Hybrid SaaS TMS

Cerasis

New, innovative technology platforms have greatly sped the expansion and evolution of transportation as well as logistic solutions. This type of highly visible environment also allows data so that performance metrics can operate in a more efficient and powerful way.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

Big enterprises might not be that open to innovations but are hypersensitive to cost and resource savings. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. According to the American Trucking Association, in the USA trucks move 11 billion tons of freight each year; deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage; and deliver to the 80 percent of U.S.

How Shippers And Logistics Providers Can Keep The Relationship Fresh

Talking Logistics

When you focus just on fulfilling the original need, you judge success based on that incremental approach to yesterday’s problem and stop innovating. What key metrics should they be driving for as an organization?

Stop Looking At Flashy Logistics Technology

Freightos

A 20,000 metric tons reduction in emissions. Working at a logistics startup means attending a lot of logistics and freight conferences, most with the same technology panels talking about the same technology again and again. SEE HOW THE FREIGHT INDUSTRY IS GOING ONLINE IN 2016.

Top Logistics Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We write to five main categories on the Cerasis blog: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Manufacturing kicks off the supply chain, there are various logistics functions with the supply chain and then even more specific functions with strategic transportation management that has many tactics involving freight. The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Yet, all metrics and scorecards are not equal, and you need to know what metrics should be included in your carrier scorecard. But, knowing where LTL shipping mistakes are likely to occur can help shippers ensure their freight is delivered according to their expectations and needs.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection.

Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

Cerasis

It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . INFOGRAPHIC] Optimize Manufacturing Operations with these 5 Golden Manufacturing Metrics. As the future boldly marches forward, we turn to our youth to carry the flag forward and take the reins of innovation firmly in their hands.

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

Talking Logistics

One trend that is disrupting the status quo and serving as a catalyst for innovation is companies placing customers at the center of their supply chains. For related commentary, see: On-Time In-Full (OTIF) and the Growing Demand for Real-Time Freight Visibility. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

In five years, which technologies will have delivered the most supply chain innovation benefits? Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, 2018.

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

In late February, LeanLogistics introduced LeanGlobal , a new TMS module that facilitates ocean freight transportation (see my comments at the time), and last week the company announced LeanFleet , a tool designed to streamline fleet planning and execution.

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

According to the press release : The proposed standards are expected to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1 billion metric tons, cut fuel costs by about $170 billion, and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 Our network efficiency improvement equates to avoiding nearly 41,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of taking about 7,900 cars off the road. Robinson and TMC earned second place in CSCMP’s Supply Chain Innovation Award. Last Friday, the U.S.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest.

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation [Episode Highlights]

Talking Logistics

I also spoke with him about leveraging the right metrics and carrier scorecards to manage performance and using technology to enable smart and efficient processes. When I first got into the business it was, “How well can you negotiate freight rates?” Where are they flowing their freight as they are supporting their customer base? That comes back to clear, consistent communication and defining metrics effectively.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Customer Experience is Driving Supply Chain Innovation, Says Report from BluJay Solutions and Adelante SCM. importers, [CBP Business Transformation and Innovation Division Director Vincent Annunziato] said. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.