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Infrastructure Planning Guidelines for Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whether you are planning to start from scratch or looking to revamp the existing infrastructure for your business, here are some guidelines to help with your infrastructure planning. The post Infrastructure Planning Guidelines for Supply Chain! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively. Do they follow DOE guidelines?

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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.

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. Equipping transport fleets with computers and printers can improve freight labeling. Freight labeling guidelines are strict and the slightest error, or absence of a label, gives receivers the right to refuse delivery. Exported goods with missing or incorrect labels are likely to be more problematic and costly because freight labeling guidelines are usually stricter.

Logistics Management

LeanCor

The Key to Customer Satisfaction in Lean Logistics Management. However, this really got me thinking about on-time performance and standards in logistics management– I wouldn’t be a true lean logistics professional if it didn’t. Lean and six sigma teach us these terms as the basis for achieving high quality service to our customers in logistics management. Just follow these 5 lean guidelines: Set your standards for on-time delivery while challenging the status quo.

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? If marijuana is illegal in a particular state, then the transportation of marijuana in this state is also illegal.

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 ). February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

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.

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

Cerasis

Effective transportation management can be a hassle. 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.

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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. They may be classified as materials handling, transport, storage and production.”. With new trends coming up every day in logistics, it has a major impact on the packaging producers and consumers. Logistics

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Facilities continue to encourage all individuals to practice social distancing guidelines and keep a distance of 6 feet or more from others. The automotive industry continues with many manufacturers closed. As soon as the manufacturers start ramping up, capacity for exports could be absorbed creating capacity issues for other industries. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

Due to more complex supply chains, policy makers worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations for manufacturing and logistics. Selected manufacturing problems and growing public pressure have caused the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen GMP standards (Good Manufacturing Practices) and control them more strictly. The number of FDA inspections of drug and biologics manufacturers has also grown.

Maximize Your TMS Investment with Excellent Customer Support

Talking Logistics

Deciding to buy a transportation management system (TMS) is a big decision and there are a lot of factors to consider. Establishing those communication guidelines will lead to continued success to maximize your investment. With more than 16 years of experience in the supply chain industry, Nick has worked in the retail, manufacturing, and logistics technology fields.

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

They include: Global electronics manufacturer TE Connectivity , which uses an 18-month rolling forecast to drive sales and operations planning, gaining a granular view of demand and improving inventory turns, customer service, agility and forecast accuracy. Leather footwear manufacturer Grupo Flexi , which reduced supply chain planning and re-planning time, improved customer service levels, increased inventory turns and sales growth. What’s on your summer reading list?

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. Overseas Manufacturing Is Not the Solution to E-Commerce Distribution Problems. Overseas manufacturing is more like opening a can of worms than opening doors if you plan on only selling your products in the U.S., Distribution E-Commerce Logistics

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. I will typically do some rough calculations by product group, and then put together some guidelines to apply to each product group. Logistics Warehouse warehouse slotting

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[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

Practical Applications: Using AI Technologies to Maximize & Compliment Logistics Resources. Hong Kong: Logistics. CityU has also worked with other transportation-related companies, such as Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway Corporation and the Kowloon Motor Bus Company to develop AI timetabling algorithms to increase service levels with limited resources. Infographics Logistics Technology AI technologies

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#1: Why Supply Chain Risk Management Should be a High Priority

BluJay Solutions

With customers operating in all areas of the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers and distributors to freight forwarders , customs brokers and logistics service providers , Kewill has identified a number of different types of risks that especially expose the supply and demand chain to weakness. Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

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? The Convergence of Commerce and Logistics Continues. Do Facebook and Twitter Need a Logistics Strategy?

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. Better transportation planning. 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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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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The Importance of Supply Chain When Reopening the Economy

3PL Insights

To safely store, package, and transport products during times of crises, supply chain is vital to maintaining the flow of goods to keep businesses operating. 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.

How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Manual replenishment may be approved when it is not possible to use one of the manufacturer’s designated replenishment methods. Full WIP tracking inbound to a customer’s manufacturing operation is a standard requirement which could extend to include WIP tracking within a manufacturer’s facility. Plan to get back on schedule and resolve any delivery issues including resources, transportation, material, and capacity. SMMt Ltd/Flickr.

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.

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. upset some employees when it recently started flying unmanned aircraft over some of its railroad yards to find out whether workers were following safety guidelines. 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. upset some employees when it recently started flying unmanned aircraft over some of its railroad yards to find out whether workers were following safety guidelines. 3PL Logistics Retail drones labor logistics programmers retail technology

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. Therefore, it is paramount for you as a logistics and supply chain professional to have a keen sense of how to properly evaluate a supplier. It measures the cost incurred by an organization to manufacture a quality product.

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.”.

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. . The FDAs document, “Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act” lays out the broad themes of the law currently in effect, and details the changes it is intended to effect on how food is produced, transported, handled and monitored to reduce foodborne illness.

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TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014

OneSCM

Companies can be very good at managing the costs that go directly into their manufactured goods, but may be unaware of or unsure how to tackle the other costs of doing business – their indirect spend. Hidden Transportation and Logistics Costs of Supplier Non-Compliance. This eBook provides a list of areas to monitor and the hidden financial impacts of supplier non-compliance on your transportation and logistics costs.

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. Manufacturers, consultants and trade groups supplying retail businesses are up at arms over these chargebacks, arguing that their profits are being slashed unmercifully — and sometimes unfairly — by retailers claiming noncompliance.” Walmart recently made headlines when it toughened delivery demands for its suppliers.

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