Target Reverse Logistics: Start With the Top Challenges in the Reverse Supply Chain

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Establishing clear channels for the routing of reverse logistics represents a significant challenge in the modern supply-chain. Organizations that successfully target reverse logistics challenges can streamline the returns management process and lower total freight spend. As a result, supply chain executives need to understand the top challenges in the reverse supply chain and their role.read More. Logistics Reverse Logistics target reverse logistics

What Is Reverse Logistics?

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Freight cargo moves from seller or manufacturer to the end customer, sometimes with the help of a third-party logistics company and sometimes handled internally through a large corporation. But the freight shipping world isn’t so cut and dry.

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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.

What Are Omnichannel Reverse Logistics? | Talking Freight VIDEO

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[link] In this episode, we will be discussing omnichannel reverse logistics and what it actually is. So, Let’s Talk – Omnichannel Reverse Logistics In the omnichannel world, keeping track of the various forms of logistics is complicated at best.

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process. Reverse logistics is the invariable result of unintended consequences, which are typically referred to as “over, short and damaged” (OS&D). It can also represent a significant supply chain cost, as there tends to be disorganization around managing reverse logistics that is more challenging than conventional “forward” logistics management.

The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

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Managing parcels for outbound shipping represents only a portion of a shipper’s overall logistics strategy. Freight spend must include parcel in reverse logistics spend, and major carriers are turning their attention to the value stream of proactive parcel management in reverse logistics. In fact, the top carriers actively invested in parcel in reverse logistics to offer more options to shippers, such as the $1.4

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? The OEM turned over management of one of the most critical, high-volume segments of its reverse logistics program—the processor business—saving the manufacturer millions of dollars each year; reducing excess inventory; increasing same-day, on-time ship rates; and improving customer satisfaction. Configured a highly structured and efficient reverse logistics program to supplement demand inventory and reduce sourcing costs.

[WHITE PAPER] The Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Here at Cerasis, we think it’s important that our clients and customers understand that transportation reverse logistics (or reverse logistics in general for that matter) is much more than just a flashy buzzword. A key part of that is that you fully understand not only what reverse logistics involves and how it can help you, but what its history is. Reverse logistics really does go back further than most people realize.

[WEBINAR] The Big Benefits of Using Technology to Effectively Manage Transportation Reverse Logistics

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Cerasis, an expert technology solutions and transportation management service provider invites you to a 60 minute Webinar titled " The Big Benefits of Using Technology to Effectively Manage Transportation Reverse Logistics " to air live on September 30th, 2015 at 2 PM CST. Mastering Transportation Reverse Logistics Starts with Education, Then a Strategy of How RevLog Fits with Traditional, and Technology to Execute. What is Reverse Logistics?

Reverse Supply Chains: Best Practices for Better Asset Recovery

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Recovering your assets is a difficult task no matter what your occupation with reverse supply chains in the marketplace. Effective Reverse Supply Chains. As most warehouse strategies are formed to combat issues of product shortage or provide important accounting data regarding a product, technology has been created to help reverse supply chains and drive larger recovery by serving the business needs for selling surplus. Reverse Logistics Supply Chain reverse supply chains

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

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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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Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

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While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and your organization. Logistics Applications of Blockchain Maintain Data for All Parties. Logistics applications of blockchain all derive from maintaining an incorruptible data resource. Payment Management Forms Another Key Freight-Use for Blockchain-Based Systems. Freight shipped sooner for shippers and carriers.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Reverse Logistics: Managing the Business Circle of Life

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Reverse logistics could be the business equivalent to the passage of time and life for nature. And at the end, check out a nice infographic speaking more to reverse logistics strategies and practices. Reverse Logistics allows businesses to recoup a portion of the original purchase price of this equipment. Reverse Logistics provides a guide for ensuring these returns do not become lost costs and have a second life. Reverse logistics.

Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

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You can outsource your Manufacturing, Distribution, Procurement, Logistics, Accounts Payable, Transportation Management, Systems and more. We had phenomenal, global capabilities in Logistics and Procurement. digital #outsourcing #supplychainmanagement #procurement #purchasing #logistics #distribution. Subscribe Here! Email Address. The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

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The Supply Chain arranges for the appropriate logistics, and negotiates terms and conditions with Suppliers, audits Suppliers, and deals with quality strategies and issues. From the outbound perspective the Supply Chain also arranges logistics and delivery. In areas such as E-Commerce the Supply Chain is instrumental in arranging delivery strategies such as Same-Day delivery and Drop Shipping, along with reducing freight costs to support Free Shipping services.

Building a Return Management Strategy for this Holiday Season

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Companies that effectively manage returns retain more customers and save money on the logistics side of their business. 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. We provide a global suite of services—including reverse logistics, LTL , and consolidation —to help you navigate processes we know the ins and outs of.

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

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? (Video)

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What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? supplychainmanagement #scm #supplychain #procurement #logistics #distribution #purchasing #technology. Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Procurement Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Management Technology Distribution Logistics Purchasing SCM supplychain supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here! Email Address. What Exactly Is Procurement? And What is Purchasing? What is Supply Chain Management?

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Welcome To The Supply Chain Game Changer™ Blog

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On top of that we want to share anything and everything related to Leadership, Change Management, Technology, Procurement, Purchasing, Distribution, Logistics, and more. SupplyChain #SCM #Logistics #Procurement #Leadership #Change #ECommerce #Business #Transformation #Freight. The Supply Chain Game Changer Blog! Welcome to the Supply Chain Game Changer blog. The Supply Chain touches all of our lives whether it be in business or personally.

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

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If there is any problem with these goods, for instance due to quality issues, the customer may return those goods, In this case they often want replacement items in which case you are now replenishing supply with additional goods and working with the entire Reverse Logistics process. fulfillment #supplychainmanagement #warehousing #distribution #logistics #supplychain. Subscribe Here! Email Address. From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes!

Value-adding Features of a Great Freight Rating System Within a TMS

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Freight rating software is a necessity for shippers and 3PLs. There is more at stake in the choice of a freight rating system. When shopping for a Freight Rating Software System with TMS, look for key points that will add value and provide additional benefits for shippers. The Basic Functionality of a Freight Rating System. The fundamentals of a Freight Rating System match a user’s shipping and freight characteristics and a carrier’s service and price options.

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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’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

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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.

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.

[WHITE PAPER] E-Commerce Logistics: The Rise Of Multi-Channel Supply Chains

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Luckily, today's manufacturers and distributors now have LTL E-Commerce logistics solutions that they can rely on. Today, Cerasis is a leader in Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping and freight management and utilizes powerful technology and apps to help create a better way to manage E-Commerce shipping solutions. In this white paper you will learn: The Evolution of Logistics from traditional channels to e-commerce. Choosing Your Freight Shipping Strategy with e-commerce.

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

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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. Layers of Logistics Explained.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

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The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight.

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

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Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. The impacts are not just limited to air freight market changes. Some deals Jacobs had been discussing eventually went through, with XPO buying Kuehne + Nagel’s non-core logistics assets in the U.K.,

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Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

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Now consider that this same data entry occurs between all suppliers, customers and logistics carriers. It will include any of your logistics carriers and all of your customers. Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Inventory Management and more are most often activities assigned to some internal organization. supplychainmanagement #supplychain #scm #futurism #procurement #logistics #technologytrends. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

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Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers. As a result, more shipments can be placed on “fast lanes,” reducing overall freight spend and duration of shipments. However, 48 to 72 hours would be an ideal lead time, reports Steve Raetz of Logistics Viewpoints. The procurement supply chain also includes the reverse logistics supply chain to an extent.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight.

Green Logistics: The logistics pain for a green gain

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In such a scenario, the logistics sector is not an exception as they are the major contributors to carbon-di-oxide emission due to fossil fuel combustion in the transport sector. This is where Green Logistics comes to the rescue wherein its objective is to transport and deliver the consignment at the lowest possible cost whilst reducing its adverse impact on the environment, at the same time, it offers improved efficiency of transport at reduced costs. Reverse logistics.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

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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.

5 Third Party Logistics Trends in 2015

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3PLs work with shippers to implement improved reverse logistics strategies, find capacity and provide fulfillment solutions. 3PLs enable companies to handle the increase in freight volume with guaranteed capacity, avoiding the worsening driver shortage. New technologies and new demands made 2015 a year of change for 3PLs. Challenges like the driver shortage and demanding consumer expectations require shippers to provide superior service.