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What Is Transportation Optimization and What Does It Have to Do With Managed Transportation

GlobalTranz

Part of the challenge in managing the modern supply-chain is due to its sheer size and complexity. There are many working parts, network partners, and opportunities for things to go wrong that some are often overlooked. Defining Transportation Optimization.

How to Achieve the Perfect Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

The point of the virtual summit was to discuss how streamlining the order-to-fulfillment process achieves perfect delivery, improves customer loyalty, and reduces costs. It is also not uncommon for logistics to be blamed for late deliveries, as it is the end of the process.

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Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

Machines that can drive themselves are soon to become a reality in sea, land and air cargo delivery. This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. In warehouses too, the self-driven concept will be utilized.

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3PL vs 4PL: How to Know Which One is Right for You

GlobalTranz

Learning the difference between third party logistics (3PL) and fourth-party logistics (4PL), as well as 1PL and 2PL, and the rise of even fifth-party logistics (5PLs) is becoming increasingly sophisticated and valuable for driving successful supply chain operations.

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

GlobalTranz

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 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 optimize inbound and outbound logistics?

Shipsy

But what’s more important is to understand inbound and outbound logistics, which acts as building blocks for the supply chain management. On the other hand, outbound logistics is reverse of the former. Let’s know a bit more about outbound and inbound logistics.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

Golf and How to Avoid Shanking Your Next WMS Project

Logistics Viewpoints

Ever since COVID tested the supply chain industry’s ability to deliver under duress, many firms began looking to ramp up their game by installing a new warehouse management system (WMS). As in the game of golf, before you hit the links, you need to assess what’s in your bag.

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Warehousing 101: An Introduction to Digital Warehouse Automation

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Warehousing and distribution face unprecedented pressures from COVID-19 disruption, commoditization, labor shortages and rising customer expectations. Warehouse automation is an effective way to gain efficiencies, cut costs and scale operations.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

GlobalTranz

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. percent of warehouses vacant, warehouse managers are still stuck with the challenge of maximizing warehouse space. Since customers’ needs evolve on a continuing basis, warehouses must evolve in tandem.

Warehousing Made Easy: How to Meet Ever-Changing Customer Demands

BlueYonder

Warehouse managers are under a lot of pressure to maximize throughput, minimize cost, optimize labor productivity and meet shipping deadlines, and do so in a way that keeps each and every customer happy, which is a tough task. The Rapidly Changing World of a Warehouse Manager. Consumers are the new boss and are driving rapid change, and warehouse managers need to stay ahead of this if they want to stay profitable and competitive.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. Modes of Transportation. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. Warehousing.

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

GlobalTranz

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 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? Logistics Supply Chain Management Transport

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? Those are some of the questions I posed to Geoff Milsom, Senior Director at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. This is usually a three to six month process and may be part of a larger corporate strategy or transformation process that it has to plug into.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. Modes of Transportation. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. Warehousing.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. Modes of Transportation. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping. Warehousing.

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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Will rising warehouse and inventory costs feed trucking demand?

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Logistics Managers Index – Inventory Levels, Warehouse Capacity SONAR : LMI.INVC, LMI.WHCP. In 2019 shippers crammed warehouses with imports to get around tariffs, coinciding with a slowdown in the freight market.

Will rising warehouse and inventory costs feed trucking demand?

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Logistics Managers Index – Inventory Levels, Warehouse Capacity SONAR : LMI.INVC, LMI.WHCP. In 2019 shippers crammed warehouses with imports to get around tariffs, coinciding with a slowdown in the freight market.

What is a Bonded Warehouse? The 2021 Guide

Unleashed

Bonded warehouses are widely used by importers and exporters, as they create efficiencies in both supply chain management and cashflow. It considers how to create a bonded warehouse and the advantages and disadvantages of using one. What is a bonded warehouse?

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

GlobalTranz

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 Reduce Time to Implement a Warehouse Management System in 4 Steps

GlobalTranz

Making the decision to implement a warehouse management system can be among the most cost-effective means to improve warehouse operations. A modern warehouse management system can bring disparate systems together, leverage data from internal and external resources, and stimulate growth in the saturated e-commerce market, allowing businesses to stand out from the crowd. Correct Issues, and Consider Outsourced Services to Streamline Implementation.

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How to keep PPE Protected During Transportation

Freight Plus

Tony Pelli works with BSI’s consulting arm helping companies achieve security and resilience in their supply chains and their day to day operations. . Any consulting efforts related to security, business continuity, or emergency management are headed by Tony. What is BSI?

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.

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 Implement a Transportation Management System SAP

AFFLINK

An advanced enterprise software solution, SAP can help optimize and improve upon the performance of a transportation management company. A transportation management system SAP is a valuable tool for consolidating logistics, shipping, and inventory information. It can be tailored for use in the transportation management industry. Here's what you need to know about transportation management SAP. This ultimately leads to faster and more consistent planning.

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

GlobalTranz

Rather than falling victim to the same problems, your organization should follow these tips to get ready for implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. This means moving inventory to make it closer to markets where it is sells. Since using a store-as-a-distribution center is integral to keeping storage costs down in omnichannel, retailers should leverage technology and analytics to align inventory correctly.

The Supply Chain is Broken – How to Fix it with Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

The Supply Chain is Broken – How to Fix it with Jeff Dangelo. Jeff Dangelo and Joe Lynch discuss how the supply chain is broken and how to fix it. Before founding Turvo, Jeff spent 13 years in the logistics and transportation space.

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?

Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

GlobalTranz

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. With the myriad of tasks and personell, a director or manager must oversee, how on earth are they to get everything done? 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings. Use cross-functional teams to solve problems.

How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! Every time I am asked about how to handle and transport chemical products I answer that it is all about being well-informed. So without further ado, let´s get right to it.

5 Foundations of a Successful & Profitable Warehouse Operation

Vinculum

Introduction: A warehouse always seems like such a simple concept – “they store things, and then maybe sort them, pack them, deliver some of them – pretty straightforward”. Warehouse success is a direct result of creating efficiencies while maintaining profitability.

Why 3PL Relationships are Fraught—And How to Manage Them

Logistics Bureau

Third-party Logistics (3PL) companies are often accused of providing such poor service that their relationships with clients break down. Fix These Issues to Improve Your 3PL Relationship. Failure to Communicate. How you plan to measure the contract.

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