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The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight is unique. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

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What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably. “Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation. What is Freight Management?

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. By adopting a logistics efficiency management approach, logistics related costs as a percentage of sales drops to 4% to 7% depending on industry sector. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. .

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.

4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

Leading the way — and defying the odds — are manufacturers. Yet with COVID-19 and product shortages still a reality, some manufacturers are wondering what they can do to improve their supply chain resiliency to prepare for present and future disruption. In a separate poll conducted by the ISM, purchasing managers at some of the largest manufacturing companies expressed ongoing unease about future shocks to their supply chain while they scramble to remedy current shortages.

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.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

Cerasis

For manufacturers and shippers, freight spend represents one of the largest costs to the respective company. To combat freight spend, supply chain entities have devoted huge investments and deployed developmental teams to find ways to improve efficiency, manage all parts of the manufacturing and shipping process, and eliminate all sources of delays. However, freight rates are continuing to increase , yet the end users continue to demand lower shipping rates.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

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

Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

McKinseyandcompany Gravity digitised manufactured transit strategies transshipment landside customs forewardthinking interconnection interoperability automate productivity networks traceability globalnetwork integrity riskmanagement landedcost rawmaterian import export costsaving strategy orchestrated6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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?

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). While freight industry executives likely sighed with relief when an update of Amazon’s logistics.amazon.com page on June 28th turned out to be nothing more than a franchise model for courier delivery services. Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network.

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Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics

Cerasis

The value in blockchain for logistics is about more than just retaining information. Blockchain technology builds value in the supply chain through better transparency and process standardization, but it holds additional value through new logistics services and business models. For instance, blockchain enhances freight auditing and invoice management, as well as cybersecurity. The value in blockchain for logistics can be further refined into these specific benefits.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges. It’s not just the supply chain!

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Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains. Healthcare Logistics.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

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.

The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Logistics processes and strategies must be able to adapt to this multivariable environment and accommodate these demands, down to the smallest detail. While the automotive industry is proactive in developing strategies to optimize manufacturing processes, many important aspects are siloed, especially one crucial element: The container, which plays an important role in ensuring seamless logistic processes. The final assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model. Logistics

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Keychain Logistics.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend). The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

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.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. Jeff has been a leader in freight logistics since 1992; he is president and CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

The logistics industry is shaping up for some radical changes. In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. Green logistics; traffic congestion will certainly not have been resigned to history.

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? American manufacturers are adapting to significant modulation in the nature of their supply chains as market forces and current global events promote operating “closer to home”. Transportation logistics software solutions play a key role in effectuating this change.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Well, with so much complexity, one would certainly require a reliable and transparent source to carry such enormous data and activities. This is where Blockchain is ready to transform the way the supply chain and logistics industry works. How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? The sharing of information on the manufacturing process, assembly, delivery with vendors and suppliers becomes transparent and efficient. appeared first on 20Cube Logistics.

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?