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What Is Reverse Logistics?

Freight Center

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.

Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Expak Logistics on [link] Permission to publish here provided by Morgan Dixon. For many companies, reverse logistics has become an integral part of their business plan, offering them the ability to maximize the efficiency of their operations. Generally, reverse logistics is defined as “the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of capturing value, or proper disposal. Subscribe Here!

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

Cerasis

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? When one of the world’s leading manufacturers of personal computers set new goals for its European operations, ModusLink was there to help. The difficulties of forecasting demand in a service repair environment caused a major PC manufacturer to keep large amounts of spare parts on hand, resulting in skyrocketing inventory costs and poor utilization of warehouse and factory space. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. The Supply Chain in the Financial sector is different from Manufacturing and Distribution for instance. 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.

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! According to dictionary.com one of the definitions of Fulfillment is “the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping or processing checks.” 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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Cerasis

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. Happy New Year!

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.

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.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The back bone of all of it is Digital Technology: The Internet of Things (IoT) End to End Digital Connectivity Cloud Computing Blockchain Big Data Artificial Intelligence Predictive Analytics Machine Learning Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Voice Activated Technology Wearable Devices Robotics 3D Printing and On Demand, Additive Manufacturing Cyber Security Autonomous Vehicles Drones Software as a Service (SaaS) and much more. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Impact of B2B E-Commerce on Manufacturers and Distributors.

Cerasis

Ultimately, B2B entities are experiencing dramatic impacts on distribution and manufacturing for several key reasons. For example, the Cerasis Rater enables B2B sales by allowing other B2B partners to request automatically reorders, retrieve freight rates and offer e-commerce fulfillment and shipment. In the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) grew to dominate the manufacturing and warehousing industries. E-Commerce LogisticsE-commerce grew 10.2

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. 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. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

What Makes an Effective OS&D Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A food and beverage manufacturer is shipping into a large retailer. In the process of unloading the freight, the dock workers notice that one pallet shifted during transportation and appears nearly ready to fall over. It also could mean that the driver needs to bring the freight back to the origin or another location so the product can be returned or sold to someone else. Ability to flexibly adapt logistics capabilities to unique exceptions.

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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . 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. Our scale also allows us to handle unplanned shipping needs at a moment’s notice so you never miss a deadline.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . 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. Our scale also allows us to handle unplanned shipping needs at a moment’s notice so you never miss a deadline.

The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

Cerasis

Take a look at how the IoT supply chain is changing the landscape in terms of equipment functionality, shipping processes, invoicing and payments, and analysis of trends. Most manufacturing processes heavily rely on the use of machinery. However, over the course of several months, this slight change in pressure could cause permanent damage to the machine, or it may cause additional problems for other aspects of the manufacturing process.

Freight Industry Insights – FreightPOP Interviews Mike Mortson

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Freight Industry article originally published by FreightPOP. We recently interviewed Mike Mortson, founder of Supply Chain Game Changer, about the trends he sees in shipping and freight. Mike is an industrial engineer with an extensive background in all facets of leadership, from supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, ops, and I.T., They are still just a freight forwarder.

This Week in Logistics News (February 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

So, without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: E2open Proposes to Acquire Amber Road for $10.50 Freight Brokers See Profits Surge on Shipping Rush (WSJ – sub. DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Truckload Rates Soar in January. XPO Logistics expects 750,000 European home deliveries for 2018 (Reuters). OpenPort joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance to further transform the logistics industry.

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E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend. E-Commerce Is Spurring Record Growth in Logistics E-commerce has made it impossible to meet the status quo with traditional technologies, and still, some shippers have not yet implemented e-commerce and TMS solutions.

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

Cerasis

Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

China was locking down hundreds of millions of people and closing manufacturing facilities. As China is the largest manufacturing country in the world the economic repercussions were really starting to be felt. And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Automotive manufacturers are looking to manufacture ventilators.

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

Cerasis

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. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping has been amid a capacity crunch. Therefore, any LTL system must consider reverse logistics in every function.

Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Shippers can now send freight across the ocean and use computers to generate, manage and streamline order fulfillment which was a significant boost to the modern economy, but it came with a caveat. Blockchain Industry Shipping Supply Chain

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

Freightos

Marketplaces such as Alibaba’s Tmall, caters to suppliers and manufacturers. Inventory management and replenishment as well as reverse logistics can now be managed by mobile as well as payments. yellowbox]Check out where the future of online sales for the freight industry is heading with this free white paper.[/yellowbox]. Technology Trend 2: 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing. million units shipped. DHL White paper: Augmented Reality in Logistics .

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

Cerasis

Once upon a time, there were fewer manufacturing entities in the world, and shipping companies clamored for relationships with each and every business. However, global manufacturing and supply chain processes have undergone a significant shift: the number of manufacturers and businesses in need of shipping has grown beyond shippers’ maximum threshold. In fact, 3PLs restore many of the benefits that existed in the shipping world of yesteryear.

Top Features to Look for in a Logistics Analytics Provider

Intelligent Audit

The world is in store for an unprecedented peak shipping season. Today, businesses are still adjusting to record levels of e-commerce demand and a longer peak shipping season, typically the time associated with holiday shopping, while facing ongoing issues across the supply chain.”

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

Robots are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent enterprises within the logistics industry. Around the globe, different companies and organizations are continually looking for ways to design, bills, and sell robots for the logistics industry that do not impinge upon the Kiva hat. Foreign Investment - According to Eugene Demaitre of Robotics Business Review , the use of robots in warehouse and manufacturing environments is not a new venture.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

A 2018 study found that free shipping was the number one feature for online shoppers. In addition, shipping costs are a major factor in shopping cart abandonment. Speed matters also: 25 percent stopped orders when shipping was too slow. Now that your business has grown, you may outsource your fulfillment to a third-party logistics (3PL) service. Shipping times and methods are part of your third-party logistics operations. What is drop shipping?

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. A distributor or manufacturer’s strength is in making product—its focus is procurement and streamlining production, but without the capability to fulfill orders, it is doomed. third party logistics industry was at a healthy 4.5 Businesses today often need a bit of help moving their bottom line forward.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The nodes in the Supply Chain are those facilities that are involved in the end-to-end manufacture, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods. Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. The manufacturing and processing operations at your Suppliers also drive energy consumption.

Supply chain & logistics webinar

Proxima

Building a Modern Playbook for Supply Chain and Logistics Stardom. At our recent webinar, held with Supply Chain and Logistics consultancy Hatmill, Proxima’s Simon Geale welcomed Joe Metcalf, Johnathan Foster, Neil Jordan, and Simon Dixon to discuss their advice on the tools needed now to achieve supply chain and logistics success across: warehousing, automation, freight, and reverse logistics.