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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

Lean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

This often requires a major shift in thinking – from the top down – and for many, implementing a formal process improvement methodology such as Lean Six Sigma (LSS). Lean Six Sigma is about not simply accepting the old way of doing things, but asking “Why do I do that?” While all have added value, let’s take a closer look at contract carrier freight rationalization. Contract Carrier Freight Rationalization. Contracted Freight Rates.

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3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant. We partner with a third party logistics provider to manage our transportation management. We have formally educated, experienced, and disciplined logistics professionals on our transportation team.

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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. Here are seven strategies to elevate freight management in an organization to build a more competitive supply chain advantage.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. 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. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics.

Healthcare Logistics

LeanCor

Healthcare Logistics: A Network Design Case Study. 23 million dollars in total healthcare logistics cost savings; how would that make you feel? The healthcare industry is embracing lean concepts to increase efficiency and decrease costs. Nurses are utilizing lean concepts and methodology on things like surgery prep stations and crash carts. Excessive purchase orders and unconsolidated freight created complexity and cost.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. Get Lean the Easy Way. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka. Lean success doesn’t mean approaching 100 percent machine utilization.

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Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. The Reiterated Importance of Understanding and Managing KPIs in Business and Logistics Management. We hope the following case study shows you the proverbial proof in the pudding of effective Logistics KPIs management. . What core Logistics KPIs would you track?

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And if necessary you may want to dual source some of your supply with more than one supplier. Lean out your operation to increase efficiency, increase capacity, and reduce the time required to move goods through your facility. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? . Freight #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Distribution #Transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. Get Lean the Easy Way. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka. Lean success doesn’t mean approaching 100 percent machine utilization.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. 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. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report.

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

2017 was an important year for delivery logistics. From restaurant chains to supermarkets to pharmacies to service providers, the world of logistics is experiencing unprecedented change. These are some of the key industry trends in delivery logistics and supply chain management which will take center stage in the upcoming year: 1. Sharing economy solutions will soon begin disrupting logistics services. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Freight #ECommerce #Business.

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.

4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

If product is delayed in log-jammed logistics channels, work with freight forwarders, customs brokers, and expedited freight carriers who specialize in simplifying and accelerating delivery. Focus on strategic sourcing. Strategic sourcing focuses on the development of long-term supply relationships for operationally critical products and services. While sole sourcing minimizes investment and supplier related costs, it increases vulnerability to disruption.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible. in the logistics industry.

Never Automate a Bad Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! Consistent with Lean principles the team should have first focussed on how to reduce waste, reduce handling, and reduce inventory levels. And the Merchants were too far removed from the impacts that their sourcing decisions had on cost and cycle times. 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! process #lean #valuestreammapping. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. Low cost sourcing is a predominant reason for this geographically dispersed network. Do they have a plan to get all of their energy needs from sustainable and renewable sources? And one of the fundamental objectives in any Lean program is the need to reduce waste. Logistics/Link Supplier Selection/Management. Subscribe Here!

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

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A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! As we articulated in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! According to the Lean philosophy any activity that does not transform goods and add value that an end consumer will pay for should be considered waste. Freight management has further prospects with autonomous vehicles , including tractor trailers, and drones. Subscribe Here!

Logistics Company

LeanCor

How to Gain More from a Logistics Company Relationship. All companies work with an outsourced logistics company in some way. To meet our logistics challenges, we develop collaborative relationships with a number of suppliers, from trucking companies to freight forwarders to third-party warehouses. To meet current challenges, many companies are moving toward hiring a third-party logistics company to manage the entire logistics function for the shipper.

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. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com. Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management. His international and strategic sourcing experience includes both Europe and Asia and has garnered him the respect of peers and suppliers alike. The post Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

Downturn, what downturn? Why logistics tech remains one of the hottest scenes in the global economy

EFT

It can therefore be easy to be pessimistic in these times, especially as many of us feel worn out with the current news cycle, but when it comes to logistics tech, hope is flourishing. A great time to be a logistics tech start-up.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A natural starting point is the level of single, or sole sourcing, that is put in place. A sole source is a supplier selected because they are uniquely able to provide the materials or components, whether by virtue of intellectual property or other means of going to market with exclusivity. A single source is a supplier selected as the only supplier, on the basis of varying decision criteria, even though there are other suppliers able to provide those materials.

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50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

Maximize your JIT logistics operation with powerful software

Abivin

In a lean manufacturing ?nv?r?nm?nt, Source Wh?t freight or l?g??t??? Source JIT has many benefits over traditional operating models: "Production runs remain short, which means manufacturers can move from one type of product to another very easily. " [1] How route optimization and fleet management software can improve JIT operations As mentioned above, transportation is one of the most vital components of logistics under a JIT system.

Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Effectively Amazon has declared that they are officially entering the logistics business. The “Shipping With Amazon” service, albeit currently on a much smaller scale, competes with the logistics service and delivery capabilities offered by UPS, FedEx, and UPS. But these are incredibly large, well established logistics companies. So going after logistics, which is an intrinsic part of their product offering, should not be surprising. Subscribe Here!

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The company’s software can help you manage inventory, logistics and fulfillment, and other pick and pack services. Because small eCommerce businesses are typically lean teams with limited resources, you need a system that will save you time and allow your business to focus on growth rather than the nitty-gritty,” Miller-Crimm told us via email. As you grow, pick and pack software can help you scale your capacity while staying lean. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. In 2018, Wayfair expanded its warehouse and logistics investments in the U.S.

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!

Cerasis

By now, you’ve probably thought about all the logistical details like: what items are required to bring the meal together; who’s responsible for bringing each dish; what time guests should arrive; and where dinner should be served so there’s enough room for everyone. The same is true for logistics planning. As we see this year, there are more cars on the road (meaning carriers want that attractive freight), and we are also seeing tight capacity.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration. The three strategic focus areas for logistics collaboration are: Teamwork. Strategic Sourcing. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required. Strategic Sourcing. Lean theory suggests that supplier relationships should be based on long-term commitments to quality and cost reduction.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Logistics companies are certainly no stranger to the volatile nature of their profession—let’s take a look at some strategies they’ve developed for buffering rising fuel costs. Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Lean Transportation Policies.

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

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. 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. While trucks have a smaller carbon footprint/kg/km than air freight, the enormous volume of truck freight explains why reducing the carbon footprint is a priority goal. .