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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

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Because if we don’t have the goods in the Distribution Centre we can’t ship them to stores and we can’t make them available for Online sales. 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. Subscribe 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

From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes – Principles for World Class Order Fulfillment! From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! E-Commerce/Last Mile Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes! E-Commerce/Last Mile Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes! The link below is to our top Procurement and Purchasing articles. Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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

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Imagine what work would be like if you could offer all customers free two-day shipping. Some customers do not want two-day shipping. They may want three-day shipping, or they may need ship-to-store shipping options. Even the best shipping options do not necessarily work for each customer, and customers will demand variable shipping options more frequently in 2018, reports Kushal Nahata of FarEye.

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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.

How to Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working

Veridian Solutions

Limited visibility in procurement. Higher freight spend. It ensures that your goods are secure and protected while enabling you to track what is available to ship to your customers. Smooth Shipping Processes. Partnering with reliable shipping firms for national and international distribution is a smart way to keep to your shipping schedules and meet deadlines consistently. Free Shipping.

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

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Ship Lilly. The blog is run by Lilly and Associates and covers a huge range of topics from drop shipping, outsourced fulfillment, the trucking shortage, U.S.-China More Than Shipping. The More Than Shipping blog is a comprehensive resource for shipping trends, supply chain planning, project and specialized cargo and more. Top Omnichannel Supply Chain Blogs We Follow. Freight Hub. Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain.

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.

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 new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.

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. “A 3PL can provide a range of fulfillment services, from setup, to shipping, to customer service.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

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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 features include picking, packing, and shipping management capabilities, a Veeqo Scanner for easier warehouse operations, and it lets you manage multiple warehouses in one place. *This post was originally published June 2015; it was updated September 2018*.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

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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. Last mile e-commerce, last mile technology, last mile metrics and white glove services make standard shipping conversations seem like child’s play, and the new focus on the last mile is anything but. As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection.

The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

FLEXE

And second, forward-thinking “in the middle” players will show evidence of long-term viability as they begin to see positive results from in-store pickup, ship-from-store initiatives, and pop-up distribution solutions. In 2016, we saw this with Unilever’s partnership with technology startup Convoy—an on-demand freight business. This behavior will be rewarded with increased reward programs (free shipping, higher discounts, etc.)

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. .