Reweigh & Reclassify: How Freight Bill Auditing Saves Money

Cerasis

Traditional linear supply chains were relatively simple in execution: moving products from the manufacturer to end-user. Now, supply chains are increasingly complex, reflecting a circular supply chain, bending at countless angles, and meeting the demands of omnichannel and e-commerce. The post Reweigh & Reclassify: How Freight Bill Auditing Saves Money appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Freight Accounting TMS Freight Bill Auditing

Dropshipping in Omnichannel: The Secret Sauce for Success

Veridian Solutions

Dropshipping is one of the newest e-commerce shipping strategies and the application of dropshipping in omnichannel presents numerous opportunities for today’s shippers. Supply chain leaders, however, need to understand that dropshipping in omnichannel does come with challenges, as well as benefits. Limited technologies within your organization will mean more manual processes to send incoming orders from your organization to a manufacturer, and the entire process could break down.

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The Road to Freight Management Hell!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Freight Management Hell article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at cerasis.com. The Causes of Poor Freight Data Visibility. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How Omnichannel Retailing Buys into TMS Technology

TMC

In response to changing consumer buying preferences, retailers have implemented multichannel or omnichannel supply chains. The multichannel, or omnichannel, experience probably isn’t new to you as a buyer. The role of TMS solutions in helping retailers make the transition to omnichannel logistics is explored in the TMC white paper Improve Multichannel Supply Chain Management with TMS Technology. Market Trends TMS Technology Transportation Management Omnichannel Supply Chain

What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders need to understand how the combination of technologies and capabilities promotes successful omnichannel fulfillment. Regaining control over inventory is essential to omnichannel success. How to Use an Inventory Management System to Boost Omnichannel Fulfillment. Supply chain leaders have spent exhaustive hours working to boost omnichannel fulfillment, and to that end, the biggest players have achieved success.

TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge

TMC

TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge.Connect. The 2016 holiday shopping season is expected to deliver increased sales volumes—and new challenges for retailers as they continue to develop omnichannel supply chain models in response to changing consumer buying patterns. Omnichannel supply chain models must manage freight flows to meet these demands—which is why TMS technology has become an indispensable component of omnichannel operations.

Shipping Tech Integration Trends for 2019

Cerasis

This will allow shippers to reduce freight spend, gain control over logistics, and offer better customer service. Freight Full Truckload Last Mile Manufacturing Omnichannel TechnologyShipping tech integration is the future. It brings together disparate systems, connects IoT-enabled sensors to tracking platforms, and gives shippers more visibility into their operations.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Multiple manufacturers, multiple relationships, multiple distribution models, multiple contracts. Like in the example above, a supply chain infrastructure blockchain can interface with RFID tags, digital manufacturing equipment, sensors, drones, IoT, and other write-enabled technologies to provide real-time transactional value — which can be leveraged for a more efficient production schedule, better food safety, and stronger anti-counterfeit efforts.

2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard. Omnichannel is perhaps the biggest of the 2018 supply chain trends. 2018 will see more supply chains pursue omnichannel strategies , eliminating inconsistencies and disparate systems and creating a cohesive, shopping experience for consumers. In addition, greater use of 3PLs, which usually offer better benefits, pay and freight rates than national carriers, may help actively reduce spikes in freight rates.

TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge

EFT

Omnichannel supply chain models must manage freight flows to meet these demands—which is why TMS technology has become an indispensable component of omnichannel operations. . As the TMC white paper Improve Multichannel Supply Chain Management with TMS Technology explains, “optimizing cross-channel freight flows across scores of nodes—and delivering product unerringly to end consumers globally—requires a strategic mix of capabilities.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). The omnichannel retail chess pieces keep moving, and Amazon made a strategic move this week. Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6 August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whether the order is sent to an end consumer, another company, a Retail store, a Manufacturing facility or another Distribution Centre, the process of sending product to that customer is Fulfillment. Freight and Logistics Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Management Distribution Fulfillment Logistics supplychain supplychainmanagement warehousingSubscribe Here! Email Address. From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes!

How to Select an Effective TMS Technology Solution for Your Multichannel Supply Chain

TMC

The line between manufacturing and retail is blurring, adding to supply chain complexity. Multichannel supply chains—which exist in many industries—require efficient freight transportation to meld the channels into a seamless service offering.

What is a Multichannel Distribution Management System?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This effort to create a seamless purchasing experience across all channels is known as omnichannel management. A protein bar manufacturer may sell its product to a distributor, who then sells it to a grocery store chain. SCM #SupplyChain #ECommerce #Retail #Logistics #Distribution #Omnichannel. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Logistics Retail SCM supplychain

How to Select an Effective TMS Technology Solution for Your Multichannel Supply Chain

TMC

The line between manufacturing and retail is blurring, adding to supply chain complexity. Multichannel supply chains—which exist in many industries—require efficient freight transportation to meld the channels into a seamless service offering. Logistics is a relationship business, and knitting together complex multichannel freight flows requires tightly woven relationships between control centers. Is the provider a leader in supporting multichannel freight flows?

The Customer-Focused Supply Chain: Why an Omni-Channel Supply Chain Approach Keeps the Customer Happy

Cerasis

However, an omnichannel supply chain approach can help your business create a customer-focused supply chain. OmniChannel Supply Chains Improve Visibility. However, omnichannel supply chain rely on consistent communication and insight into every product’s specific location, including after shipping and during returns. Moreover, omnichannel supply chain promote diversity in decision-making processes for in-transit issues, a key concern for 69 percent of retailers.

[WHITE PAPER] Multichannel Fulfillment and Shipping: How to Streamline Your E-Commerce Logistics Implementation Process

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond” white paper! E-Commerce Logistics Logistics Omnichannel White Papers Multichannel Fulfillment and Shipping

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

Therefore, the challenges in an e-commerce shipping strategy derive from the need to consider both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail as it relates to omnichannel. Review available freight consolidation programs.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retail consolidation programs differ from freight consolidation in the consistency it provides for suppliers, retailers, and carriers. The most strategic retail consolidation providers can deliver high freight volumes and have the ability to scale with your business. They may be in the businesses of merchandising and manufacturing, but retailers and suppliers understand that transportation and logistics is crucial to winning and keeping customers.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. We want to make sure that supply chain practitioners, as well as manufacturers, understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation.

The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights , 65% of logistics, supply chain and transportation executives acknowledge the necessity to revamp existing models and add flexibility to business operations in order to ensure omnichannel delivery, reduce costs and meet the ever-shifting consumer demand. Route & freight cost optimization. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain (SC 4.0) Overview!

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot this year, with two major acquisitions completed in recent months ( Descartes acquired MacroPoint and Trimble acquired 10-4 Systems ). Extending real-time shipment visibility across the organization from our manufacturing facilities and distribution centers to our dedicated fleet and carrier partners is key to our exemplary service performance,” said Joe Verbraska, Director, N.A. [This page is intentionally left blank.].

Five Logistics Trends to Look Froward to 2018

Loginext

We saw last mile delivery being used as the key input in all omnichannel strategies. We saw localization in distribution strategies centered around making last mile delivery more effective. We also saw machine learning being implemented successfully in logistics and field workforce planning. These trends would be the greatest influencers in 2018 for logistics and field workforce management.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retail consolidation programs differ from freight consolidation in the consistency it provides for suppliers, retailers, and carriers. The most strategic retail consolidation providers can deliver high freight volumes and have the ability to scale with your business. They may be in the businesses of merchandising and manufacturing, but retailers and suppliers understand that transportation and logistics is crucial to winning and keeping customers.

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

But alternative models are emerging, including distributed manufacturing enabled by robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D-printing, distributed intelligence brought about by the internet of things and distributed labor enabled by the internet and mobile devices. Demand sensing technology will help supply chain professionals to become smarter about the sales side, which helps to drive sales but also allows for better planning of logistics and manufacturing capacity.

Delivery in the Age of Amazon!

Supply Chain Game Changer

For this reason, omnichannel logistics has become one of the greatest business challenges, although it also remains one of the greatest business opportunities. Companies that have previously excelled in their market now find themselves in the new world of omnichannel logistics, and they find themselves in trouble because they have to rapidly learn how to navigate this world. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Last Mile Delivery!

Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment: Definition, Process, Resources!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Omnichannel Fulfillment Center Integration. Here’s how eCommerce fulfillment works: You purchase or manufacture products to sell online. Here’s how drop shipping works: You place items from a manufacturer in your online store. When you receive an order, you relay it to the manufacturer. The manufacturer ships orders directly to your customers. You split the profits with the manufacturer. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. Further, we may see, as we are now in manufacturing, the rise of cobots, or collaborative robots, as coined by Rethink Robotics. There are apps for trucking miles driven, freight sent, freight waiting to be sent, inbound orders, marketing leads, customer service interactions and more.

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Five Logistics Trends to Look Forward to 2018

Loginext

We saw last mile delivery being used as the key input in all omnichannel strategies. We saw localization in distribution strategies centered around making last mile delivery more effective. We also saw machine learning being implemented successfully in logistics and field workforce planning. These trends would be the greatest influencers in 2018 for logistics and field workforce management.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born. Better use of asset-based and non-asset-based resources, such as dimensional pricing, forecasting, storage, kitting, less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload usage in freight consolidation.

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What Are the Characteristics of the Best Inventory Management System?

Veridian Solutions

In the age of the internet, inventory management carries a heavy burden; failure to track and manage inventory across all channels muddies the waters of omnichannel proficiency. Legacy inventory management systems were designed with simple supply chains in mind when products moved from a manufacturer to a local retailer or even a regional distributor. Accurate replenishment practices, as well as enforcement of compliance with the inbound freight routing guide.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

3PLs have the technologies in place to handle both inbound and outbound freight management, as well as handle omnichannel order fulfillment, so they are the natural partner for companies looking to combat the Amazon Effect. Supply Chains Will Develop and Take Advantage of Transformative Supply Chain Technologies, like Freight Sharing Apps. Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

2015 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. Additionally, freight in general and the crunch in capacity have stayed flat or decreased in 2015, as economic growth has created mild to little growth in durable goods orders as well, except consumer spending is scheduled to increase slightly.

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Trucking & Freight: Three Options When Space Gets in the Way

FLEXE

International manufacturing and the increasing expectation among U.S. consumers for next-day shipping and omnichannel availability are providing the trucking and freight industry with plenty of challenges. Add to that new and updated requirements for crossdocking, pallet rebuilding and staging freight so it can be shipped in different quantities and it’s easy to see that transportation planning is entering a whole new dimension.</p>

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

The Uberization of Freight. People are trying to automate as much of the order-to-cash process as possible - however, there are hurdles that make the fully automated “Uberization of Freight” difficult for both buyer and seller. As ERP systems hold innumerable amounts of data, companies will look to leverage that data for better analytics and business intelligence, especially within omnichannel and multi-channel environments.