COVID-19 Vaccine Logistic Challenges: Helpful Lessons from Complex Manufacturing

Arkieva

Today we will discuss a few of the logistics challenges from the perspective of an industry expert with lots of time in the trenches. With all due respect to public health and government experts, their experience cannot match those with substantial time and proven success in these industries.

How to Increase the Value of Your Last Mile Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

In my previous blog post , I talked about the factors that make last mile logistics one of the most complex and expensive parts of the supply chain. I also looked at DELMIA Quintiq Logistics Planner for the Last Mile , an out-of-the-box solution to optimize last mile planning. In this blog post, you’ll find out how this solution is uniquely suited to help meet your consumer expectations in a cost-efficient way. Curious to learn more?

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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.

How to outsource logistics operations to a 3PL

West Coast and California Logistics

No matter what your company sells, you’re in the logistics business. From receiving and storage of your products to getting them out to customers, there are many logistics operations that your business handles or oversees daily.

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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 Avoid Recalls Due to Product Packaging Errors

Loftware

What's the key to saving money in labeling-related processes? Logistics Regulatory FDA Supply Chain Manufacturing Artwork Management

How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics

Shipchain

Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Blockchain technology may be the closest thing we have to a solution, and therefore, it has the potential to drastically change the industry as we know it. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant.

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.

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.

How to Handle Logistics During Chinese New Year

Material Handling and Logistics

With Chinese New Year approaching fast workers will travel throughout the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing shutting down for the duration. companies importing or exporting goods from/to China this can be a considerable challenge. Planning and preparation are key to effectively navigating and managing challenges that could occur during the Chinese New Year,” said Frank Guenzerodt, CEO of Dachser USA. “By

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[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.

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.

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

Your containers become harder to trace once they leave a port, and if one of them doesn’t reach its intended destination, you usually have little more than a vague idea or delayed updates about where it went, and how. Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments.

How to Reduce Last-Mile Delivery Costs

20Cube Logistics

Last-Mile Delivery is a keyword in the supply chain logistics industry with respect to moving of consignment to its final destination. Now the question is, how can a business reduce the cost of last-mile delivery? Let’s look at the few essential ways through which the last mile cost can be reduced to a large extent. might make the driver helpless to find the alternative and optimal route. Logistics Supply Chain Management Transport

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 Improve Shippers' Communication With Carriers And Customers?

Abivin

With increasing demand from consumers, the FMCG industry needs to respond to customers’ demands in a limited amount of time without loss of quality [1]. As a result, this challenge puts much pressure on logistics operations of each company.

How to Mitigate the Impact of Product Recalls in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

They affect not only the consumers of potentially harmful products, but also manufacturers, retailers, transportation providers, and others throughout the supply chain. The post How to Mitigate the Impact of Product Recalls in Your Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Reverse Logistics Transportation Management Systems Uncategorized recalls transportation management

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.

Covid-19: How to manage an automotive supply chain during a crisis?

All Things Supply Chain

In recent weeks, the companies in automotive logistics I work with have experienced drastic changes in their daily work. Due to the coronavirus crisis, automobile manufacturers, port operators and car… General Logistics automotive logistics coronavirus logistics supply chain

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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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.

Brand Identity: How to Incorporate Into Your Offline Material

Cerasis

Editor's Note : At Cerasis, if you have followed our blog, you know we like to give information around best practices in regards to transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Since our shippers are in the manufacturing and distribution industries, we also write about topics of importance, including trends, news, and best practices, in those industries as well. Talk to a printing expert or graphic designer if you are worried about getting the shade right.

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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka.

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

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. In part two, Chuck focuses on how to draft your terms and conditions. Consider your use of websites, how often have you read the terms of use? For a website operator that wants to be legally protected, however, terms of use on their website are vital. How to Begin Your Terms.

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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4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

Industrial IoT and big data are converging to enable demand-driven 'smart supply chains.' The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago.

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.

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results. Date: 22-24 June, 2016. Venue: Austria Center Vienna, Austria.

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6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. 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. Mislabelled freight is also prone to damage. Freight Logistics

How To Improve Shippers' Communication With Carriers And Customers?

Abivin

With increasing demand from consumers, the FMCG industry needs to respond to customers’ demands in a limited amount of time without loss of quality [1]. As a result, this challenge puts much pressure on logistics operations of each company.

Experts Show How to Revamp Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Opz

How to improve the efficiency of supply chain organization? Leading experts will tell you how to improve a team and create the positive changes that stick. Ian King, Manufacturing Growth Lead at EEF, the Manufacturers’ Organisation Given the global nature of many of today’s supply chains, understanding cultural differences can be key. Try to take account of these when setting up real-time communications, such as teleconference calls.

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How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

Multiple modes of transportation, several freight forwarders, and a complete loss of visibility and control after the first mile — these are some of the multimodal shipment tracking challenges that customers can now tackle head-on thanks to revolutionary solutions in the IoT-enabled supply chain tracking space. The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. But, modern businesses have grown to encompass an omnichannel sales opportunity. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service. In addition, customers are continuing to demand lower prices and free shipping. But, how do manufacturers turn their focus to the customer experience? Manufacturin

How to Synchronize Your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value! What comes to mind when you hear the word “synchronization?”. Just like every gear and cog of a watch has to work in harmony for that watch to be able to tell time, your supply chain needs to be tightly synchronized to be effective. How can you make sure that everything is in sync every time? Constant visibility is the key to keeping your supply chain synchronized.