Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm. Michael Jones ( @mdjonesy ), a business consultant, explains, “Consumers don’t shop ‘omnichannel.’ ”[1] Successful companies make omnichannel operations seamless and easy for consumers; but, behind the scenes complexity rules. Tom Redd, a marketing expert, observes, “Omnichannel is a marvelous thing, and all cogs in the retail mechanism play a part.”[2]

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. Omnichannel logistics challenges. From a consumer perspective, omnichannel retail is about enjoying a seamless shopping experience across channels and selecting a delivery method that meets personal timing and location preferences. … Omnichannel is not just a logistics decision.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

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.

Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Omnichannel #Retail #SupplyChain #SCM #ECommerce #Distribution #Logistics. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Logistics Retail SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? “We are out of space!”

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Featuring Our 10 Best Warehouse Order Fulfillment Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The link below is to our top Procurement and Purchasing articles. Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Omnichannel Supply Chain Management Warehouse Management e-commerce fulfillment order fulfillmentSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles!

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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.

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

Cerasis

While most brands have already integrated live system tracking, secure data exchange processes, and visibility and traceability throughout systems, the use of cloud-based technologies will begin to have a major impact on procurement processes as well, says Marc Wins of Procurement Academy. Supply Chains Will Develop and Take Advantage of Transformative Supply Chain Technologies, like Freight Sharing Apps.

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. In other words, more robotic systems will be used for order fulfillment warehousing and delivery operations by up to 45% of mainstream global e-commerce and omnichannel commerce companies. In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018.

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These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

Cerasis

This is the omnichannel supply chain, and it will require shippers to rethink their strategies. To stay competitive, logistics companies will begin offering more unique services, such as invoice auditing, automated freight classification, better rates on dimensional pricing, and a host of last-mile services , which Amazon has already taken great strides in with the creation of Amazon Key. With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown.

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Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

The blog reports on recent changes to policies, best practices in supply chain management, whitepapers detailing procurement through reverse logistics and much more. Top Omnichannel Supply Chain Blogs We Follow. Veridian publishes blogs focused on supply chain systems’ integration, omnichannel concerns, best practices for small and large business owners and more. Posts include a host of topics on omnichannel best practices, key concerns, risk management and more.

How to Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working

Veridian Solutions

Limited visibility in procurement. Higher freight spend. Store fronts-as-a-distribution center, which maximizes omnichannel value and keeps all inventory in mind. Software implementation and optimization allow you to improve your supply chain systems and enable omnichannel fulfillment. Knowing that your distribution fulfillment strategy is working gives you a better insight into how your business is performing.

Our 2017 Top 10 Blog Posts … So Far!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight and Logistics – Do you have Hidden Freight Costs? Do you have hidden Freight costs? Here we discuss many of the signs and potential areas of freight costs that may not be readily visible to you. Omnichannel Fulfillment requires a company to provide customers with a myriad of fulfillment solutions so that they get delivery however they wish. There is confusion between what is Omnichannel and what is Multichannel E-Commerce Fulfillment support.

Where Is the ROI in a WMS Implementation?

Veridian Solutions

Furthermore, utilizing a WMS may mean staying in business as the Amazon Effect is putting considerable pressure on companies to implement an omnichannel supply chain strategy. Without a modern, enterprise-capable WMS, businesses with a complex supply chain and goals of going omnichannel may not stay in business much longer. Refinement of procurement strategies. Access to new freight shipping strategies, like cross-docking.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. Many areas of the supply chain might not feel as if they are affected by this omnichannel revolution, but it disturbs every part of the supply chain.

Supply Chain Movement 21 – S&OP + IT

Supply Chain Movement

as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems. In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. 29 | Checklist Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend.

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Network Design: the 5 good questions to ask

KEPLER Consulting

This reflection is even more necessary that most retailers (more than 80% according to recent polls) and an increasing number of industrials tackle the omnichannel battle. Closer and more concrete, the taxation threat which constrains refrigerated freight is like a sword of Damocles above logistics flow schemes with per kilometer costs which could triple.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

This, combined with efforts to move sources closer to domestic markets (driven by the overwhelming growth in omnichannel retail), will all but eradicate offshore production, at least for industries in which off-shoring benefits relate purely to labour. The idea is to make rail-freight transport viable over sub-1,000-kilometre distances and to ease highway congestion.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

EazyStock

With easy API integrations with any Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool, inventory managers can automate procurement and replenishment processes that historically were guesswork cutting into profit margins. Veeqo offers a comprehensive suite of features for fast-growing omnichannel retailers to stay on top of their warehouse operations. For fleets constantly hauling freight across the country, saving a few cents per gallon can add up quickly and produce some serious savings.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Implement supply chain actions, including with internal procurement teams, with suppliers and through broader collaboration, and develop measurable targets for these efforts. Take a fresh look at your omnichannel fulfillment. “Innovation is crucial for expanding the current footprint of omni-channel fulfillment.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. The company is also focusing on freight savings, expanding its TMS to include more destinations and vendors, shipping more volume through a consolidated network (instead of direct to store) and working with suppliers on various savings strategies.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Today, with omnichannel pressures and a drastically different retail environment, stores are working hard to eliminate excess inventory and penalize vendors for early (and late) deliveries. Direct Consumer Impacts USA Today reports that a severe shortage of truckers is pushing up freight costs and, in turn, nudging up retail prices. If your facilities don’t help a driver accommodate for these nuances, they will be unable to optimize HOS and may turn down your freight.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

” — Matt Reynolds, Opinion: As COVID-19 Precipitates Big Consumer Shift, Omnichannel Adapts , Packaging World; Twitter: @packagingworld 8. If you haven’t developed any KPIs or monitoring processes, start thinking through what measures define success or failure, and how Procurement can go about confirming a supplier stays on track. ” — Chadwick Stephens, 5 Ways to Improve Your Procurement Crisis Management , Procurement Pulse by NASPO; Twitter: @NASPOnews 30.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. To understand wide-ranging benefits and key concerns inherent in last mile logistics, your organization needs to understand what constitutes last mile logistics, it’s challenges, how it impacts e-commerce and omnichannel supply chains, why it is evolving, and how new technology improves it. .

The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

FLEXE

In 2016, we saw this with Unilever’s partnership with technology startup Convoy—an on-demand freight business. Examples include everything from enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and factory communications to freight forwarders and forecasting and inventory management software. ARC Advisory Group did a recent market study on omnichannel fulfillment technologies that also forecasts continued growth in this area for 2017.

The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

In the age of Amazon, her voice is a beacon for companies struggling to find the bridge between omnichannel retail and last-mile delivery success. . His works remain expansive—from procurement through reverse logistics and even facilities management for the supply chain itself. . He’s also the author of the blog, Critical Cargoes, where he encourages the industry to upgrade systems and leverage new technology to improve supply chain processes and reduce unnecessary freight spend. .