How to Optimize Reverse Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Optimize Reverse Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. If you think reverse logistics isn’t relevant to your business, think again.

3 Common Inventory Management ‘Sins’—And How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

Three rules are really important in inventory management. If you don’t get them right, you won’t be able to do a lot of other things. The B-lines and C-lines contribute less to revenue so they should not be treated in the same way as the A-lines. Excess inventory.

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How to Improve Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central’s Inventory Management Capabilities

EazyStock

Dynamics 365 Business Central, or Dynamics BC, is Microsoft’s newest ERP to the market. Predominantly based on the functionality of Dynamics NAV, it’s easily connected with Microsoft’s other solutions from the 365 software suite to provide a fully integrated business system.

How to Benefit from Trucking Companies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Benefit from trucking article and permission to publish here provided by Saeed Darwish. Are you looking to work with a trucking company to transport your products? Work with Them to Streamline Routes. Subscribe Here!

How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

Abivin

Transportation is an integral part of Logistics. A company cannot function well without being able to ship products across the supply chain. It also allows companies to cross geographic lines between where products are produced and where they are consumed. In logistics, transportation can be defined as a function of planning, scheduling and controlling activities related to mode, vendor, and movement of inventory into and out of an organization.

How to get started with Direct to Consumer selling

Vinculum

Direct-to-consumer selling is one of the most important trends seen in e-commerce in the last decade. Brands are becoming digitally native and entering the market directly – and the opportunity is getting bigger thanks to changing consumer trends in a post pandemic world.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of maintaining a competitive advantage, how technology can help, and a few best practices in leveraging technology. Lower inventory carrying costs.

How to: Improve inventory allocation and last-mile logistics

FLEXE

We’re in the throes of the holidays and 2020 is right around the corner. Is your supply chain ready for next year

How to Prepare Transportation for Holiday Returns

PLS Logistics

The holiday season is upon us, and retailers must be prepared to avoid seasonal challenges. Return rates have amplified as the percentage of internet sales continues to develop. The shift to e-commerce sales, especially during the holidays, prompts impulse buying and a greater chance of the customer’s later regret, which results in higher return rates. Only 20% of shoppers like to have a carrier pick up a package from their home.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Rather than falling victim to the same problems, your organization should follow these tips to get ready for implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. Align Inventory Placement With Demand. Retailers must align inventory placement , its physical location, with demand. This means moving inventory to make it closer to markets where it is sells. Staff members also need to know how to manage omnichannel fulfillment.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

What is Inventory Shrinkage?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Shrinkage article and permission to publish here provided by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. The best way to explain inventory shrinkage is an example.

Inventory Management Beyond the Mystery (Ebook)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Inventory is everywhere you look. Everyone and every company has inventory of some kind or another. In your cupboards and closets, attics and basements at home you have an inventory of goods. Inventory makes the world go around.

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Instead of trying to start from scratch, shippers need to know a few things about the challenges of integrating traditional with e-commerce shipping , why integration is key to success and the best practices necessary to avoid additional issues. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. Access to multi-modal shipping and drop shipping options.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

You are not alone, especially as in the time since we first penned this article, one huge and unforeseen event has raised awareness of the global importance of this vital sector—and shown it to be an attractive career choice. This is expected to widen to 9 to 1 in the years ahead.

The Right Technology for Inventory Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Managing inventory in 2019 has become an even more complex challenge according to our industry peers and PINC customers. In my previous article titled “The High Cost of The One Percent Inventory Accuracy in Your Supply Chain“, I explored significant challenges, costs associated to inventory management, and what one percent of inventory accuracy represents to your operation. Guest Commentary Inventory Management

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

With growing consumer expectations for faster delivery, shippers are expecting value-added logistics services from 3PL operators. This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. I had an interesting conversation about this with Frank Tinschert, Business Unit Director Logistics at Quintiq, and below are his answers. This is due to the diversification in the production schemes of manufacturers.

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How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Ocean freight article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight forwarders and shippers/BCO s are on a constant quest to have a better understanding of their ocean freight costs and ultimately have larger margins. Both the suppliers and shippers will need to monitor market conditions and costs on an ongoing basis as they enter carrier rate negotiations. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Five Things You Need to Know about Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

ToolsGroup

With all the buzz around digital transformation, someone peering in from outside supply chain may assume most businesses have already digitized essential tasks like inventory planning. It’s about learning to transition from long-held inventory systems and processes, having new conversations across logistics and sales, and the shifting role of supply chain planners. This article will share five things you need to know about optimizing inventory in the digital age.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

In a standard supply chain process, it has been observed by the economists the rising concern on climate change and growing pressure on the firms to decrease the carbon footprint. Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. How can companies enable Green Logistics?

Design, Operating and Situational Inventory Trade-Offs

ToolsGroup

Gartner analyst Paul Lord has developed a framework to better understand inventory trade-offs by categorizing those decisions according to the objectives they are meant to achieve: structural, operational and situational. Many companies struggle with decisions such as “How many days of sales or inventory turns per year should we target? or “How can we reduce inventory and improve our balance sheet?”.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Lean is a challenge to implement.

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How to Partner with Suppliers to Reduce Packaging Costs

Industry Star

Implementing a Plan for Every Part to organize packaging information can help reduce the time and costs of receiving parts from your suppliers. The post How to Partner with Suppliers to Reduce Packaging Costs appeared first on IndustryStar Solutions. Inventory Automated PFEP Logistics Packaging PFEP Suppliers Supply Chain Supply Partners

How to run a successful distribution business in Indonesia

Vinculum

With the lockdown and social distancing rules introduced, it has been a challenge to adjust to themes such as no contact deliveries, curbside pickups and more modified approaches to distribution where human lives are not risked while adhering to the safety protocol to avoid contamination.

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. Keep it Simple : It’s important to not over complicate things.

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Recruiters Reveal How to Land Dream Supply Chain Jobs

Supply Chain Opz

According to O*NET OnLine, a supply chain manager earns $103,530 per year in average. That''s why we decided to find out what the experts in the industry will say and the answers are listed in the order they were received in: 1) Bronwen Hann from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting In my opinion, the single most actionable tip for landing a Supply Chain dream job is to put together an accomplishment-based resume. If you’re an inventory planner, how many SKUs did you manage?

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How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Every time I am asked about how to handle and transport chemical products I answer that it is all about being well-informed. Indeed, there are various elements that one has to know when it comes to the storage and handling of chemical products. And as a business owner, this is probably the last thing you want to happen. Indeed, it is a complicated matter so I might as well try to make it the easiest possible.

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning – What It Is and How to Operate

USC Consulting Group

Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) is a dynamic process in which the company’s operating plan is updated on a regular monthly or more frequent basis. Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning is done on an aggregate or family level, and covers a sufficient span of time to make sure that the necessary resources will be available. To whom do we sell (markets, customers)? Objectives of Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning. Back to top ?.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. For example, a black swan event may include both the physical damage and ongoing disruption caused by a hurricane and subsequent bottlenecks, so shippers that know how to isolate the causes of poor visibility and areas that are likely to contribute to worsening of black swan events can effectively reduce their chances of coming to fruition.

Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

CH Robinson Logistics

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. I recently participated in a webinar to discuss the changes in retailer expectations and how companies can successfully navigate retail compliance programs. Here are a few of the key takeaways to consider: . Inventory management . Make sure you’re looking around every corner to get the right inventory management strategy along the way.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

Cerasis

Omni-channel sales strategies have become essential to companies trying to keep up with Amazon and major retailers. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In fact, third-party companies already have the first step in the bag, and you need to understand why. Essentially, this lends itself to intelligent fulfillment.

Professor Richard Wilding on Medieval Logistics, the New Omni-Channel, and How to Really Build Trust

Elementum

Welcome to the first installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. As Chair (Full Professor) in Supply Chain Strategy at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management , Cranfield School of Management UK, Richard Wilding, OBE works with European and International companies on Logistics and Supply Chain projects in all sectors. Read further for some insights on how to innovate with history in mind—and a little bit of British/American rivalry.

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How To Sell Online In The Philippines

Vinculum

The digital retail market in the Philippines has noticed a considerable rise, thereby giving birth to new opportunities for online sellers and small-medium enterprises. As a result, the entire Filipino eCommerce market is investing and trying to make money online.

How to Secure Your First Supply Chain or Logistics Job

Logistics Bureau

If you’re preparing to launch a new career in supply chain or logistics , it will help a lot to know how and where to look for a first job, which appointments can get you off the best start, and what qualifications will be most helpful in getting you into the profession. The supply chain and logistics workforce in Australia will grow to around 161,000 persons by 2021-22, an increase of around 16,000 workers. Inventory Controller/Manager.

How to Enhance Your Product Labelling Strategy

Unleashed

There’s a ream of solutions to help you find this elusive efficiency. But when you’re looking around for different strategies to keep your warehouse at its best, you really don’t need to reinvent the wheel. It’s time to look into barcode labels. If you’re already using them, it’s time to look at how to enhance your labels. Labelling is a fundamental part of keeping your manufacturing inventory streamlined.