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Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

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Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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How to Prepare Transportation for Holiday Returns

PLS Logistics

Establishing an effective reverse logistics process allows retailers to minimize processing costs and increase the recovery value of returned goods. Freight Inventory Customer Experience Omni-ChannelThe holiday season is upon us, and retailers must be prepared to avoid seasonal challenges. One major obstacle facing retailers: the rising number of e-commerce returns. Return rates have amplified as the percentage of internet sales continues to develop.

Building a Return Management Strategy for this Holiday Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Companies that effectively manage returns retain more customers and save money on the logistics side of their business. Verifying this information can prevent unnecessary inventory loss. Control and visibility are closely intertwined parts of reverse logistics. Maintaining strict control over the reverse flow of items also keeps you in compliance with regulatory bodies. The holidays can be “the most wonderful time of the year.”

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

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Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. For shippers, this means finding a way to handle changes in inventory and replenishment, as well as managing outbound freight and reverse logistics.

Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Virtually every type of software application is offered in a SaaS model, including software to support ERP, TMS, CRM, Inventory Management, and Invoicing applications, all of which are related to Supply Chain. You can outsource your Manufacturing, Distribution, Procurement, Logistics, Accounts Payable, Transportation Management, Systems and more. We had phenomenal, global capabilities in Logistics and Procurement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?

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That is the word being used to describe the state of the logistics industry in 2017, reports William B. Last year, the 2016 State of Logistics Report alluded to rising shipping volume, partially responsible for decreased overhead costs, as a driving force behind declining overhead costs across all modes of shipping. What Modules Should an LTL Transportation Management System Offer? Therefore, any LTL system must consider reverse logistics in every function.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

Abivin

As a big manufacturer, they follow a strict logistics process to manage transportation in real-time, which has been proven to improve efficiency and profit. In this article, we will take a deeper insight into how one leading brewery company can effectively manage all contracted transporters in real-time. How the company manages all contracted transporters in real-time a. Transporters’ Drivers: They are in charge of delivering the goods to the end customers.

What’s the ROI Of Transport and Logistics Providers & A TMS?

Cerasis

Much talk about sales, automation and improved processes dominate the conversation when considering outsourcing logistics processes to a transport and logistics providers or using a 3PL-based transportation management system (TMS). Often, the transport and logistics providers' reps claim initial returns may be as high as 25 percent, if not greater. In reality, the actual savings and return tend to be closer to 10 percent, reports Inbound Logistics.

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management? What is the difference between Logistics and Distribution? Without consulting a dictionary both Logistics and Distribution suggest imagery involving the movement of goods. Let’s start by considering the common definitions that are used for each of Logistics and Distribution. Logistics. Comparing Logistics and Distribution. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

5 Third Party Logistics Trends in 2015

PLS Logistics

3PLs work with shippers to implement improved reverse logistics strategies, find capacity and provide fulfillment solutions. These services are typically designed through advanced transportation management systems (TMS) for detailed product tracking, inventory management and historical data analysis. 3PLs enable companies to handle the increase in freight volume with guaranteed capacity, avoiding the worsening driver shortage.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

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We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

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The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Autonomous Trucks Will Drive Logistics Forward. Logistics

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What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. I worked in Materials Handling, Packaging Engineering, Warehouse Space Planning, Resource Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Systems Management and other areas.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6 How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Future posts to look forward to in the next weeks include: Broad logistics trends.

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What Are the Top Warehouse Management KPIs Every Supply Chain Exec Should Measure

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Vendors need to have access to the latest inbound freight routing guides and more. Incoming freight should be tracked in terms of volume put away per employee per hour. Managers should also track the cost per line item, the accuracy and timeliness of inbound freight and the labor costs associated with receiving. You need to monitor inventory turnover, the carrying cost of inventory and the average inventory value, explains Paul Trujillo of Business 2 Community.

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Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Every part of your Supply Chain from suppliers, to logistics carriers to Distribution Centres, Manufacturers and Marketing channels must all have sufficient capacity to meet your needs. On the other hand if customer demand fails to materialize according to forecast you can be stuck with a lot of custom inventory, unrecovered expenses and a huge cash flow problem. And Supply Chain manages the levels of inventory which can dramatically impact the deployment of cash.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

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Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? E-Commerce Logistics

Insight on how 3PL handles eCommerce Returns for B2B and B2C Retail Brands

Vinculum

Why Third-party Logistics? However, logistics is one of the areas where complexity arises as one moves from physical retail to e-commerce. That is where the third-party logistics retailing comes into picture.The complexity, which comes along with e-commerce, makes a strong case for hiring a third-party logistics provider. What is Third Party Logistics all about? Need for Third Party Logistics Outsourcing.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP. Any percentage less for your business with logistics costs as a percent of your revenue, goes straight to the bottom line. . Logistics Cost Reduction by Focusing on Safety.

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Transportation 2.) Logistics 4.) Transportation 2.)

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The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most definitions of disintermediation characterize it as the elimination of intermediaries, or “ cutting out the middleman “ Further consider that the “Wastes” associated with Lean thinking and principles include transportation, inventory, over production and motion amongst others. For every node of the supply chain this means that there is transportation, movement and handling, inventory, and production and over, or under production.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

TCO models can include variables such as unit price, Accounts Payable terms, cost of quality, lead times, technological value, logistics costs, management costs and more. Mission Critical and Strategic Inventory Positioning. Inventory can often be one of the biggest assets in many companies, spanning multiple channels and tiers, and being the biggest determinant of cash flow and return on investment. Don’t Overlook the Role of Reverse Logistics.

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The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Explosive growth of ecommerce means huge volumes of goods are moving from suppliers to distribution centers, stores, and residences, and, in the case of returns (it is estimated shoppers returned $385 billion worth of inventory in 2017), back again. Increasingly, they’re turning their sights to transportation and logistics—traditionally viewed as line item expenses, not core competencies—as a strategy to attract and keep customers in this new landscape.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics. Admiral King was no doubt surrounded by logistics activities and logisticians. He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. What is considered logistics vs what is considered supply chain? Logistics Services.

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Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

So when I asked Cathy Roberson, a senior analyst at Transport Intelligence and a tech-enthusiast who is vox supplychainus on Twitter at cmroberson06 , I was not surprised when she sent me back an analysis that seems to match up perfectly with some of Google’s recent projects: Google Glasses, Android and 3D printing. Inventory management and replenishment as well as reverse logistics can now be managed by mobile as well as payments. Transportation Optimization.

9 Key Considerations in an Effective Last Mile Delivery Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Understanding last mile logistics is only half the battle. Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. One of the first problems with creating a last mile logistics strategy is cost. Retail #ECommerce #SupplyChain #Logistics. Subscribe Here!

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics. Admiral King was no doubt surrounded by logistics activities and logisticians. He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. What is considered logistics vs what is considered supply chain? Logistics Services.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics. Admiral King was no doubt surrounded by logistics activities and logisticians. He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. What is considered logistics vs what is considered supply chain? Logistics Services.

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Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption Through Analytics: A Brief Guide

Cerasis

Continuous improvement can permeate every aspect of supply chain management, ranging from vendor management to reverse logistics. Analytics in the supply chain can be used to analyze the costs associated with supply chain management and inventory management. Since customer experience is everything in the modern supply chain, analytics can be used to improve real-time visibility and accountability into freight and product location.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Explosive growth of ecommerce means huge volumes of goods are moving from suppliers to distribution centers, stores, and residences, and, in the case of returns (it is estimated shoppers returned $385 billion worth of inventory in 2017), back again. Increasingly, they’re turning their sights to transportation and logistics—traditionally viewed as line item expenses, not core competencies—as a strategy to attract and keep customers in this new landscape.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

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Do you carry too much inventory? They have the funds to access the latest technology, complete extensive R&D and implement new innovations surrounding logistics and supply chain management. They are then transported via bicycle to the train station. Reverse logistics occur in the afternoon, taking the tins all the way back to the suburbs. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

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Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. Don’t be, because the modern world of supply chain management is built on reducing risk wherever possible and using these advanced capabilities, reports Inbound Logistics: Increasing transparency into all operations through the internet and mobile devices. E-Commerce Logistics Supply Chain supply chain and ecommerc

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. Trucks, Ocean Freighters, Planes, Rail, and Vehicle transportation all consume energy in the provision of their services. From an environmental standpoint this usually creates the need for intercontinental and transoceanic transportation, which by definition is a driver of carbon emissions. are generated by transportation.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel logistics challenges. The expectation of instant consumer gratification has businesses scrambling to shore up their supply chain to ensure cost-effective on-time delivery, which is where omnichannel logistics comes into play.”[3] ”[3] Legacy staff members identify 9 top omnichannel logistics challenges businesses generally face. Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Carrying inventory is a necessary evil. Reverse Logistics.