Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management

Cerasis

Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software

Cerasis

The topic of supply chain risk management has taken on a new persona as the global supply chain endures the COVID-19 crisis. The post LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Risk Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management software

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How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ports play a critical role in international trade, yet they remain major sources of friction in global supply chains. The post How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect. Global Trade Logistics Supply Chain Management global supply chains global trade ports shipping

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Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. How to gain end-to-end visibility into any causes of delay in your global supply chain.

6 maps that explain global supply chains

The Network Effect

We all know that supply chains are becoming more and more global, but how often can we actually see them becoming more global? The site vox.com has compiled 38 maps that explain the global economy. We’ve selected 6 that are especially relevant to supply chains. #1: 1: How Sugar Circulates Globally. Even seemingly simple commodities have complex supply chains. 5 World Shipping Routes.

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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? Disaster Recovery Planning and Risk Management processes are foundational elements of any effective Supply Chain operation and strategy. The effectiveness of both these tools enacted by Supply Chain crisis leadership skills are being tested to a historic degree by the outbreak of the Coronavirus. All of this is now being consider a global pandemic.

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5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from a guest author, Michael Gorman, who shares five different ways of going green with carbon-neutral shipping. Global warming is affecting almost every aspect of life because of the climate repercussions caused by carbon emissions. The post 5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Logistics Supply Chain Carbon-Neutral Shipping

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

Coronavirus: The Impact on Logistics and Supply Chains

PLS Logistics

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a global pandemic affecting people, cities, businesses, and supply chains all over the world. eBook coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 disruptions ebook logistics shipping disruptions supply chains

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Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1

Cerasis

Under the current COVID-19 global pandemic, managing risk in the supply chain has taken on a renewed importance. Procurement teams continue to struggle with finding available suppliers and shipping capacity to enable supply chain responsiveness. According to the Harvard Business Review, “vital information is often not available or accessible across their global teams. Risk Management Supply Chain risk in the supply chain

Shipping Container Shortage–Another Bullwhip Example

Operations and Supply Chain Management

An ‘aggressive’ fight over containers is causing shipping costs to rocket by 300%. Shipping costs have skyrocketed as desperate companies wait weeks for containers and pay premium rates to get them, according to industry watchers. Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk

Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020: The Year of Every Channel Shipper | Talking Freight VIDEO

Cerasis

[link] Lets Talk – Omnichannel and Multimodal Shipping Trends The global supply chain is sick. Omnichannel Trends Videos Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

ToolsGroup

“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. John Kern, senior vice president of supply chain operations at Cisco Systems says that as companies look for the skills to build complex global supply chains, the industry “is undergoing one of the most massive talent shifts we have ever seen,”.

Global Supply Chains and the Coronavirus

Enterra Insights

The consequences of the coronavirus outbreak are being felt throughout the global economy, with stock markets tumbling and companies beginning to to worry about their supply chains. Dan Harris ( @danharris ), an international lawyer and founder of Harris Bricken, asks a question on many executives mind, “What is going to happen to my supply chain?”[1] Global supply chains are being affected.

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Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. It’s our perpetual hobby horse here at Argentus that Supply Chain needs to be doing more as a field to attract young people. But is there something about Supply Chain’s image that’s holding it back from being seen as the crucial, strategic function with tremendous career potential it is today?

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. delivery reliability”), but is that really “supply chain thinking”?

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Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Following the outbreak of the pandemic, many companies were forced to confront the fact that their supply chains were not as resilient as they had hoped they were. National lockdowns and social distancing measures exposed serious weak points in the supply chain, causing huge delays and disruptions, which affected people’s daily lives.”[1] Below are some of the supply chain trends subject matter expert believe will have significant impacts in the coming years.

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Supply chain pain points: Automotive

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater 6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success. A trending move from regional to global supply chain processes is adding complexity to the automotive supply chain at an unprecedented level, driving a growing need for automation and collaboration. That’s revving up interest in realignment, consolidation and optimization of supply chain activities. Automotive supply chain pain points.

Marketing Supply Chain Solutions Post-COVID: Q&A with ToolsGroup CMO Caroline Proctor

ToolsGroup

There’s still a strong demand for supply chain planning solutions, particularly ones with machine learning capabilities that can help clients rapidly adapt to the changing supplier situations and consumer demand that goes along with major disruptions like this. .

How IoT connectivity can strengthen the world’s supply chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This year, supply chains have been under more spotlight and pressure than ever. Managing a global supply chain is complex on its own, without the added challenges from a global disruption like the COVID-19 pandemic. The case for IoT in supply chains.

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How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

Intelligent Audit

The repercussions for global trade, and shipping in particular, have also been significant. Shipping Impact from COVID-19. Though the impact on supply chains was not immediately felt, their repercussions are now becoming more apparent. According to Harvard Business Review : Supply lead times will also have an impact. Shipping by sea to either the U.S. There are a variety of ways that a continued pandemic will impact supply chains and shipping.

7 Characteristics of A Best In Class Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today’s supply chains function as a result of extensive research into how a supply chain behaves, its chief concerns, successful risk management , diverse markets, widespread collaboration, and technological advances. However, current supply chains fall victim to the problems of inefficiencies, inexcusable rigidity, and failure to recognize the growing demands of consumers. Customization is a tricky aspect of a best in class supply chain.

Chinese Factories Recovering but Global Supply Chains Still in Shock

Logistics Bureau

It had been hoped that global trade would quickly bounce back once China’s production lines began rolling again, but that was when economists naively believed the Coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, could largely be contained within the boundaries of the Asian giant. Analysts have now been forced to acknowledge that COVID-19, which has whipped through 170 countries and has been declared a pandemic, threatens supply chain disruptions far beyond sourcing and production in China.

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Note: This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. Today I want to discuss international shipping management in the context of the new network platforms. . Given the global nature of automotive manufacturing in today’s networked supply environments, international shipping will be a consideration as part of the trading relationship between Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers and their Tier 2 Suppliers.

E2open Completes Acquisition of INTTRA, Bringing Together Leading Global Cloud Supply Chain Management and Leading Ocean Shipping Network

E2open

The One Place in the Cloud to Run Your Supply Chain is Now the One Place in the Cloud to Manage Your Global Logistics. This brings together the world leader in ocean shipping logistics covering a majority of ocean shipping container capacity, with the global supply chain and logistics network of E2open. More efficient ocean shipping with the integration of procurement, manufacturing and distribution. Supply. Supply.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s. Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016.

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The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. billion people, the entire global population, will need the Covid-19 vaccine, whether people choose to take it or even have access to it. What is the Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain? The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain.

Post-pandemic Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

To do that companies must look deep into how they manage the most basic mechanisms of their supply chains and operations.” ” Post-pandemic supply chains. Like Sheffi, Sean Doherty and Kimberley Botwright ( @KBotwright ), international trade analysts at the World Economic Forum, believe post-pandemic supply chains need to be scrutinized. Over recent decades, supply chains have globalized, specialized and become leaner or just-in-time.

Global Supply Chain Visibility is No Easy Task

Talking Logistics

Supply chain visibility is no easy task – in fact, defining what it means can be a challenge in itself. What is your definition of supply chain visibility? The answer is not always that clear because supply chain visibility has to take on all of those roles to fill the promise of true insight and near real-time reporting. This means you have to design a supply chain visibility solution around your trading partners and suppliers.

Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

Kinaxis

When was the last time you made changes to your supply chain? If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. But the reality of doing business in a globally competitive environment is that you have to stay ahead of – or at least be part of – the pack if you want to succeed. For supply chains, the added complexity all this change is bringing about can be daunting. by Alexa Cheater.