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

Talking Logistics

May their memory continue to be a source of strength and comfort to their families and friends and us all. How long before Amazon announces that it is buying its own 18,000 TEU container ship? Speaking of container ships, there continues to be a lot of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the new SOLAS requirements, which go into effect on July 1, 2016. In short, everyone involved with ocean shipping needs to stay informed of the ongoing developments surrounding SOLAS.

How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?


Let’s take the example of goods being shipped from Germany to the UK. Manufacturers in the EU may be adversely impacted if they source raw materials from the UK. Thus, if a manufacturer is exporting to a non-EU country that has a free trade agreement with the EU, the goods would be subject to tariffs and cost more to land in that country. On 23 June 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

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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.

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service


This measures the number of orders or order lines shipped on time and without backorders or shortages. This is calculated by dividing the total number shipped in full and on time by the total number scheduled. For example, use a product configurator rather than an engineering approval process, and use built-in parameters to ensure that order discounts are within guidelines. Very little has more impact on a company’s success than customer satisfaction.

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain


The supply chain can be the roadmap to follow to determine the how, the what, the why, the when and the where’s the source of the problem as the supply chain covers the entire cycle of the process from ingredient to finished product. If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road.

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

In addition to government guidelines for the food supply chain, the Consumer Brands Association (CBA — formerly the Grocery Manufacturers Association) started a review of supply chain infrastructure, particularly that portion associated with food industries. Even though many of the same ingredients are used in both food services and grocery stores, the ways products are sourced, packaged, and delivered through the two supply chains are very different.

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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. Sourcing uses P.O. performance metrics to influence vendor behavior and impact sourcing choices. Sourcing decisions are guided by reported historical performance; the company uses established performance trends and data to review vendor relationships, rationalize vendor decisions, and determine whether new vendors should be considered to replace poor performers.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. 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.

8 key benefits of effective supply chain management

6 River Systems

Data-driven SCM provides visibility from end to end for monitoring the flow of information, services and goods from procurement to manufacturing and delivery to the end consumer. Likewise, process guidelines can help suppliers comply with your company’s quality requirements. Due to rising costs, shipping optimization is a priority for supply chain leaders.

Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know


Optimized decisions in manufacturing would lead to inventory shortages or surpluses in other parts of the chain. But moving to a broader view also requires that individuals be able to absorb much more information from a diversity of sources. These studios will benefit by having “super-users” interact with them, forming “playbooks” that provide guidelines on decision-making in the face of uncertainty.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

We may want to review their manufacturing facilities and perform some sort of quick assessment (for example, explore their process capability and yield of the product and how they handle returned parts). To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times. It will also track your goods right from the moment an order is received, its journey through the supply chain until it leaves the warehouse for shipping.

The Beginner's Guide to Inventory Control and Management

Supply Chain Opz

However, we can provide some guidelines as below, - Forecast at the right level: Standard inventory control textbooks suggested that forecast be done at a product family level. Combine multiple methods: Sometime you have multiple sources of forecast data (your own forecast from historical data, forecast adjusted by sales team, forecast from customer) what you should do in this case? What is Inventory Control?

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. They also cite failure to lock out high-energy sources as a prime cause of serious accidents as well as the continual problem of workers not utilizing proper PPE.

Recession-Proof Businesses and Products: Staying Afloat During Economic Downturn


The data is aggregated from over 3,000 ecommerce merchants who collectively ship out millions of items every month through ShipBob’s fulfillment centers. Due to social distancing guidelines, many gyms were forced to close across the country. Due to advances in ecommerce shipping and logistics, it’s easier than ever for customers to order food and drink products online that won’t spoil or get damaged during transit. Recessions bring hard times.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

The next-gen supply chain model is a networked ecosystem – suppliers, partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will all have access to relevant cloud-based data to make the best decisions based on real-time signals.” China trade war has already put regionalization of manufacturing back on the table. Chinese manufacturers did the same as they evolved their operations during the 1990s and early 2000s. Develop alternative sources and diversify value chains.

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Thus, developing robust personal and professional relationships with your colleagues in product development, engineering, manufacturing and finance will allow you and your team to be more effective.” For example, a company may purchase a paint additive to be used in their manufacturing process, but before it can be used, it has to be inspected to see that the chemical and physical composition of the additive is within the tolerances to be used in the process. Did the job ship?

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know


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. They also cite failure to lock out high-energy sources as a prime cause of serious accidents as well as the continual problem of workers not utilizing proper PPE.

The need to know


Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus. Shipping group CMA CGM aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. French-based CMA CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping group, said on Tuesday it would aim to become carbon neutral by 2050. manufacturing activity crawls off 11-year low.

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog


If you use certain items frequently, keep them closer to the working or shipping area. In this post, Bram Desmet outlines the three main categories of supply chain complexity — Planning/Sourcing/Making/Delivering, Processes/People/Tools/Analytics, the impact of fast changing technology, increasing market speed and turbulence, attracting and developing talent. Supply Chain Complexity 1 – Plan/Source/Make/Deliver/…. The guideline here should be the company strategy.

Supply Chain Management:Growing interest in sustainability from.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. As our main focus was towards asset intensive organizations, we looked more into Oil & Gas, Utilities and Manufacturing and Transportation industries. These measurements can then be compared to OEM guidelines or an established baseline or benchmark. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us.

The 3 Cs for a CEO to See What’s Really Important in a Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Sourcing. Separate applications to manage warehousing, transportation, manufacturing and other functions may hinder overall cooperation. When such an order is received, it may be sent off to a warehouse management system (WMS) for preparation and a transport management system (TMS) for shipping. Delegation of supply chain responsibilities? Employee empowerment for better supply chain performance? Absolutely.

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

Talking Logistics

companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? The answers to those questions and more could significantly impact supply chain strategies, everything from sourcing decisions to network design, which is why my prediction from two years ago — that more companies will start treating Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process — is now a critical necessity. Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020.