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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

Cerasis

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. ISO publishes guidelines for conformance to its standards. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? Inventory records, product specs, shipping documents contain errors. Shipping containers permit excessive empty space or product damage.

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Manufacturing and Logistics: Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive

Cerasis

A traditional viewpoint of manufacturers reveals many flaws in the efficiencies of standard shipping, transportation, and other logistics processes. Inherently, manufacturing and logistics go hand in hand. Manufacturers must receive raw material inbound and send out product to customers outbound. To take a quick step back, logistics refers to the forward and reverse flow of goods and services to retailers, businesses, and consumers.

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Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

Cerasis

The costs of reverse logistics amount to more than $750 billion per year, and the demand for reverse logistics has risen in recent years with the rise of e-commerce. According to Stacy Rudolph of Business to Community, up to 30% of all products ordered online become returns, placing an insurmountable burden on reverse logistics. This is why blockchain in reverse logistics go well together. Blockchain Reverse Logistics

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ). London’s Delivery Cube “pauses” logistics operations to focus on tech platform ( TechCrunch ). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. How long before Amazon announces that it is buying its own 18,000 TEU container ship?

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. Shipping CBD Products. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

20Cube Logistics

According to Per Engelseth’s thesis on ‘The core role of packages in a logistics network’, “The basic objective of logistics is concerned with the provision of goods to an end-user and four main activities are involved in this provision of goods. With new trends coming up every day in logistics, it has a major impact on the packaging producers and consumers. Packaging in international logistics. As soon as they are shipped, one can have control over what happens to it.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect shipping details could result in cargo ending up at the wrong delivery address. Freight labeling guidelines are strict and the slightest error, or absence of a label, gives receivers the right to refuse delivery. Freight Logistics

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document. According to the World Shipping Council’s guidelines on the law, “In order to address safety problems at sea and on shore arising from container shipments that have incorrect weight declarations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Chapter VI Regulation 2 – Cargo information regarding a mandatory container gross weight verification.”.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

This increase is a result of many states loosening or completely lifting virus guidelines for businesses. Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Midwest Logistics. Southeast Logistics. Westcoast Logistics.

E-Commerce Distribution: 10 Things Every Distributor Should Know About E-Commerce

Cerasis

Fortunately, you can improve your chances of success by understanding the top 10 things or best practices, report s Leslie Hansen Harps of Inbound Logistics , every distributor should know about e-commerce. However, do not be discouraged when some clients or customers decide to abandon ship in favor of Amazon. Overseas Manufacturing Is Not the Solution to E-Commerce Distribution Problems. Ultimately, not counting on overseas manufacturing of products for sale in the U.S.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Do they follow DOE guidelines? Transportation Cost Drain #4 - Supplier Shipping Terms. Supplier shipping terms are often under scrutinized because of the potential conflict with the buyer, purchasing department or vendor. Transportation Cost Drain #10 - International Shipping. Bill and his team engage as supply chain consultants helping manufacturers, distributors and others improve their supply chain.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Logistics? ? . Midwest Logistics ? . Logistics? ? . Logistics ? . Shipping in or out of Alabama should be?back When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational. Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted.?? . If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.?? . Shipping to and from Florida should be undisrupted.?? . logistics?interruptions

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Carriers are starting to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Shipping facilities are requiring all individuals including drivers to wear a face covering such as a scarf, neck gaiter, bandana, or other type of mask, surgical mask or dust mask upon entering. Facilities continue to encourage all individuals to practice social distancing guidelines and keep a distance of 6 feet or more from others.

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to founding Fulfyld, AJ held business development and leadership positions in the manufacturing, technology, packaging, and consulting industries. Fulfyld integrates directly with e-commerce marketplaces and shopping carts to simplify your shipping process.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?

Cerasis

Transportation managers must keep up with the ship dates of inventory, where inventory is currently located in the transportation process, what insurance information is being used and appropriated for each shipment, and many more factors. Many logistics providers and entities in the transportation management industry are unsure of what exactly the final rule on the URS means and how it affects business on a daily basis. Effective transportation management can be a hassle.

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8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replinish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution. This would often be the case in a full pallet picking operation where a lift truck operator can only pick one pallet at a time before returning to the starting point or the shipping dock.

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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Learn how to: Keep your logistics on time and prepared Maintain your replenishment goals Properly forecast and redefine your demand plan Use technology to help. Times are tough, so we’ve gathered some guidelines to help your supply chain get back on track, or at least to shore it up during these challenging times. Logistics. Suppliers are also seeing issues with shipping companies being overwhelmed.

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How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Suppliers who ship either in truckload quantities or as part of a milk run may be requested to utilize future forecasted demand within their 830 authorizations to fill allotted space on the designated carrier. When there is a choice, the supplier should always ship the higher runner first. Manual replenishment may be approved when it is not possible to use one of the manufacturer’s designated replenishment methods. SMMt Ltd/Flickr.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

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Also, when using this website's particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are at this moment incorporated by reference into the TOS. Reassuring people that their information is safe and that your company follows all the guidelines that the law demands will be comforting to readers.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Supply chain organizations within the automotive supplier industry contribute to manufacturing excellence in many ways, including quality, cost, and delivery to their OEM and subsystem customer base. Focused on outcomes, a competitive supply chain capability not only assures the on-time delivery of component material, but also the execution of inbound supply to ensure the shipment of quality finished goods at a competitive price while delivering on-target margins for the manufacturers.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Having a safe work environment requires establishing clear and effective warehouse safety guidelines. This lets you measure your performance and encourages you to run an even tighter safety ship. Then, some workers simply don’t know the guidelines for warehouse safety and go about their day in ignorance. OSHA is your first source of safety information and guidelines for the warehouse business as well as all other American industries. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Importance of Supply Chain When Reopening the Economy

3PL Insights

As the stores were able to get more of these products in stock, they would sellout almost instantly forcing manufacturers and distribution centers to speed up manufacturing and operations to meet the demand. As people stop buying these products in high quantities the manufacturers are able to catch up. Historical shipping and receiving data from the past few months should provide an accurate forecast.

Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

Meat and poultry employees have among the highest illness rates of all manufacturing employees and are less likely to report injuries and illness than any other type of worker, federal watchdog reports have found. Minnesota has already issued new guidelines for the meatpacking industry. Operating them safety requires implementation of guidelines similar to those issued by Minnesota in order to protect workers.

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Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

As with any industry, food and beverage faces its own unique set of supply chain challenges, including: Expiring ingredients, manufactured product and packaged goods. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor. However, when the company realized that inventory management is a costly activity, it approached Pampers manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) to manage inventory at P&G’s distribution centers.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too.

Trucking Companies Boosted Hiring At Fastest Pace Since 2015

Supply Chain Nation

The news came as the latest jobs reports showed robust growth across construction and manufacturing, adding to transportation demand. E-Commerce Leads to Push for Faster Shipping Payments. Digital commerce has brought a push to move goods more quickly through supply chains – which, in turn, is driving efforts to get shipping payments to move faster. Logistics Retail drones labor logistics programmers retail technology

Trucking Companies Boosted Hiring At Fastest Pace Since 2015

Supply Chain Nation

The news came as the latest jobs reports showed robust growth across construction and manufacturing, adding to transportation demand. E-Commerce Leads to Push for Faster Shipping Payments. Digital commerce has brought a push to move goods more quickly through supply chains – which, in turn, is driving efforts to get shipping payments to move faster. 3PL Logistics Retail drones labor logistics programmers retail technology

Omnichannel Retailing: The Savior of Non-Essential Retail for the COVID Crisis

Vinculum

Production and Manufacturing Shut Down. Almost all industries, be it fashion, communication, logistics, have encountered the brunt of this global pandemic, especially, the manufacturing, and production-based industries. The entire supply chain has gone for a toss as most production and manufacturing facilities are shut down uncertainly. Keeping inventory in the distribution centers seems a good strategy as this will reduce the time to ship the items to the customers.

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know

NC State SCRC

Optimized decisions in manufacturing would lead to inventory shortages or surpluses in other parts of the chain. These studios will benefit by having “super-users” interact with them, forming “playbooks” that provide guidelines on decision-making in the face of uncertainty. If an individual is working from a different role, whether in shipping, logistics, or procurement, they will be coming at the system from a very different frame of reference.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

You can start with things like logistics, and see how much things have changed in just the past five years. A company we’ve been working with has just landed Walmart, who wants to make sure that its 40,000 suppliers are following the guidelines.”.

Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

2] She wrote: “There’s no doubt about it: manufacturers who fail to meet a retailer’s vendor standards can get into financial trouble. After all, shave off $20 here for a short lot, $5 there for a cracked pallet and $10 over here for a mangled shipping label, and before long, it can run into real money. Dan Sanker, president of logistics service provider CaseStack, told Smith and Nassauer, “Companies might have to track 30 major retailers and they’re all changing things.”

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The Story of UltraShip’s Temperature Tracking Innovation and the FSMA

Supply Chain Collaborator

UltraShipTMS development teams studied the FSMA guidelines well ahead of the scheduled roll out of the new law and spent 12 months working to deliver the industry’s first TMS-integrated temperature tracking capability. . It’s interesting to see the extent to which the main themes of the FSMA are dependent on the transportation logistics functions in agriculture, food manufacture and production.

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Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Your stakeholders can: Align sourcing, purchasing, logistics, and I.T. management and related logistics objectives. Discrepancies decrease between planned and actual logistics activity. Buyers, planners, and logistics staff spend less time and money tracking order status. Order visibility and control combine with logistics strategies to realize transportation savings that impact the bottom line. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.