How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

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. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider.

How to Optimize Reverse Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 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 can you optimize reverse logistics?

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How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software

OneSCM

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software. We recently sat down with Joe Harris, Product Manager at OneSCM, regarding the ways to make the most of your OneSCM supply chain software. Blockchain Support – OneSCM has been modified to write Smart Contracts on the Ethereum blockchain to support two use cases: Cold Chain Tracking and Serialization. A: Here are the most common questions: “How does your solution automate Supplier Management?”

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Although this activity is not particularly exciting, every Saturday my wife and I sit down to plan out our family meals. Supply chain planning is no different when it comes to yielding efficient results, especially this year. Prepping for peak shipping season and new tech launches.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

The upcoming Chinese New Year is on January 25, 2020, but the holiday shutdown can affect production times at China’s manufacturing companies for as long as two months as many workers travel back to rural villages to celebrate with friends and family. For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses.

How to Compare Metal Fabricators!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Eada Hudes. Are you in a dilemma in deciding which company to choose for your next big project for steel equipment? There may be lots of options springing up as you open the Internet, and they are all pretty much impressive enough to confuse you. This may create confusion in your mind as to whether to choose them (or not!).

How To Keep Medical Supplies Moving With ERP Remote Access

IQMS

Today’s GII’s products are helping to equip medical professionals with the tools they need to battle COVID-19 and save lives. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, GII replaced its legacy manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software with a DELMIAWORKS manufacturing ERP system in order to avoid the time-consuming and error-prone manual processes that resulted from using two different systems to manage the company. Global Interconnect Inc.

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.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” goods is more complex than it used to be. Shipping Overseas.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. goods is more complex than it used to be.

How to Calculate Wholesale Price – Wholesale Price Calculator

EMERGE App

How do I calculate wholesale prices?’ ’ has become a major question for wholesale business entrepreneurs, or people switching from retail to wholesale businesses. Sellers get confused about whether to set the price according to the competitor’s price. How much profit should be there? The key is to make sure that the profit margin is kept in consideration as well as meeting customers’ demands for a satisfactory price.

7 types of manufacturing wastes and how to reduce them

Unleashed

Manufacturing waste is something business owners often overlook, yet left unchecked, it can cost a business a significant amount of money. This article explores the different types of manufacturing waste, and how to reduce them. What is manufacturing waste?

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

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. 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.

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. As founding CEO Cliff Morris explains, they’re seeking to disrupt the market and replace the current go-to with their own solution-coated material that can be used in flexible devices that are becoming more commonplace. Why a leader needs to be a mentor… and be mentored. How do we lower costs?”

How To Find a Manufacturer or Supplier for Your Wholesale Business

EMERGE App

They act as an intermediate party between manufacturers and retailers. If you plan to start a wholesale venture, and you execute it right, then my friend you are in for some great profit margins! Once you decide the product that you will be wholesaling, you have to find the perfect supplier. You must keep your best interests in mind and select the best alternative according to it. Quality of product, shipping timings and so on vary according to your choice of supplier.

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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The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals.

How to Improve Manufacturing Floor Data Collection

Cerasis

To log, track and trace everything’, your vision of a better manufacturing floor. Here’s how you can improve manufacturing floor data collection, long-term. A key component of any manufacturing process is data collection. Your ability to track stock levels, keeps tabs on shipping dates and monitor costs are essential to any smooth running manufacturing plant. Improving Manufacturing Floor Data Collection.

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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]. One of the major problems in most FMCG providers is relying on heavy paperwork and making decisions on a day-to-day basis.

How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

Abivin

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. To simplify this method, take a postal organizations for example.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. This is due to the diversification in the production schemes of manufacturers. On the other hand, there is always the demand to deliver on the highest level of quality possible. So, a lot of manufacturers require 3PLs to agree to service levels that are challenging for large operations. How would that impact their current operations?

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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. In addition, last-mile delivery is the most expensive and time-consuming part of the shipping process. 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.

How to Ship Heavy Haul & Oversize Loads

Freightera

Easy Guide to Shipping Heavy Haul & Oversize Loads. Shipping heavy haul and oversize loads is as complicated as freight shipping gets, with many intricacies that can cause you headaches. It pays off to get informed and prepare well. How to ship heavy haul.

[WEBINAR] Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a shipper who regularly ships via the over-the-road mode of Less Than Truckload, also known as LTL, you understand there are a lot of moving parts to have efficient LTL Shipping. Efficient means executing a program that allows you to achieve maximum outcomes all while not using too many resources, too much time, or spending too much money. With transportation costs often comprising 4 to 7.5% What will you Learn in the Efficient LTL Shipping Webinar?

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.

How To Start Your Brewery On The Path To Success

Unleashed

billion by 2024, according to Business Wire. Knocked back just 7% in sales volumes during the height of 2020 lockdowns, according to Unleashed Software’s own data, the beer industry overall has shown remarkable resilience – for somewhat obvious reasons – and appears likely to continue its expansion. We’ll also break down the specific details of what it takes to build and grow a successful craft brewery business. Areas to seek expert input.

The Complete Guide To Calculating Total Manufacturing Costs

Unleashed

To calculate total manufacturing cost you add together three different cost categories: the costs of direct materials, direct labour and manufacturing overheads. However there’s a lot more to properly calculating total manufacturing costs than just knowing the formula.

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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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.

22 warehouse pros share the biggest mistakes made with inventory management (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

Managing warehouse inventory, on its face, seems a simple concept: Keep enough stock on hand to fulfill orders, but not so much stock that your warehouse is filled to the brim with inventory that won’t move for months (or years).

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.

How to Ship Them Aliens

Freight Center

Stealing an alien is going to be easier than ever with close to 2 million people storming Area 51. How will you get your alien and their UFO back home with you? Shipping your alien and their UFO is probably your best bet! Luckily, 3PLs have evolved to give you custom tailored shipping solutions no matter what your shipping needs are. How to ship your alien. Packaging is key to a successful shipment.

Two Kinds of Supply Chain Risk and How to Prepare for Them

ToolsGroup

But there is another kind of supply chain risk that isn’t as newsworthy and yet can also be important to the company. These are usually not global events, but disruptions that are internal to the company or at least specific to the company’s supply chain. These include both downside impacts, but also the risk of missed upside opportunity - often lost revenue when insufficient inventory renders a business unable to seize on, for example, an unexpected demand peak.

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?

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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