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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

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. Happy New Year!

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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. These jobs could involve working in a Warehouse, Distribution Centre, Manufacturing operation, or in an Office environment, or all of the above.

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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

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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.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

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Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

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

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This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. third party logistics industry was at a healthy 4.5 Currently, domestic transportation management dominates demand, accounting for 23.7

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

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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. By outsourcing to a transportation management provider, you can reduce your in-house expenses on shipping processes.

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

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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.

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

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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. What Modules Should an LTL Transportation Management System Offer? Therefore, any LTL system must consider reverse logistics in every function.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

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As a big manufacturer, they follow a strict logistics process to manage transportation in real-time, which has been proven to improve efficiency and profit. In this article, we will take a deeper insight into how one leading brewery company can effectively manage all contracted transporters in real-time. How the company manages all contracted transporters in real-time a. Transporters’ Drivers: They are in charge of delivering the goods to the end customers.

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager. Appian Logistics Software Suite.

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

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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. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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. 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

In the white paper, the researchers measured which characteristics make an impact on transportation costs for “favored shippers.” 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. Ability to flexibly adapt logistics capabilities to unique exceptions. One of the most popular downloads from the C.H.

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The Great Maersk Shift

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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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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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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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Freight Industry Insights – FreightPOP Interviews Mike Mortson

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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.

What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

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Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? Most people involved in logistics or supply chain related fields would have heard of the term 3rd Party Logistics or 3PL. I ‘m not sure however if many would be that familiar with the terms 1st Party Logistics, 2nd Party Logistics or 4th Party Logistics let alone even pondered the meanings of 1PL, 2PL or 4PL. 2nd Party Logistics (2PL). 3rd Party Logistics (3PL).

[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. The Big Benefits of E-Commerce In Manufacturing.

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Transportation 2.) Logistics 4.) Transportation 2.)

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

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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!

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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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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.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics. Admiral King was no doubt surrounded by logistics activities and logisticians. He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. What is considered logistics vs what is considered supply chain? Logistics Services.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… XPO Logistics to Acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA. New Capabilities from JDA Create Transportation Resiliency – Enabling Shippers to Balance Service and Cost Pressures. Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry.

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

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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. DC Velocity columnist Mitch Mac Donald recently noted , “some of the most amazing advances in logistics are coming from retailers that are scrambling to remain relevant (and, oh yeah, profitable) in a rapidly changing marketplace.”.

The 5 Most Popular Logistics Blog Posts for 2015….So Far

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We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transportation, and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Blog Posts from the Logistics Category. Logistics

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. It is an umbrella term which encompasses the end-to-end aspects of Finance, Operations, Development, Sales, Manufacturing, Distribution, Customer Management, Supplier Management, Technology and I/T. Subscribe Here!

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

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The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight. Blockchain Eliminates Uncertainty Blockchain has great potential in eliminating counterfeit products and tracking freight, which costs upward of $250 billion annually, reports Share America , as well as manufacturing, processes.

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

Freightos

So when I asked Cathy Roberson, a senior analyst at Transport Intelligence and a tech-enthusiast who is vox supplychainus on Twitter at cmroberson06 , I was not surprised when she sent me back an analysis that seems to match up perfectly with some of Google’s recent projects: Google Glasses, Android and 3D printing. Marketplaces such as Alibaba’s Tmall, caters to suppliers and manufacturers. Technology Trend 2: 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

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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.

Top Features to Look for in a Logistics Analytics Provider

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Now, the survey didn’t necessarily emphasize that companies were moving toward logistics analytics. But it did indicate that the overwhelming majority, 81% of simplifying payment processing , while 74% focus more on outsourcing logistics and transportation services.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics. Admiral King was no doubt surrounded by logistics activities and logisticians. He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. What is considered logistics vs what is considered supply chain? Logistics Services.

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