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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.

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.

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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]. Facilitate real-time communication. ,, Image source. Automate routine procedures to reduce complexity.

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.

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 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 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 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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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 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]. Facilitate real-time communication. ,, Image source. Automate routine procedures to reduce complexity.

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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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 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.

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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How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes. Why are shipping costs growing? But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits. Many employees are leaving the industry to take jobs that allow them more time with their families. Response of shipping companies. Shipping costs hit an all-time high earlier this year.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. That forecast is impactful to companies currently conducting business in India, but it’s also meaningful to all companies that do international trade —especially those that have the potential to conduct business in India in the future.

Ecommerce COVID-19 Advice: How to Manage Online Sales During COVID-19 [New Tips Updated Weekly]

ShipBob

We’re seeing large brick-and-mortar retailers frantically trying to figure out how to stay alive. And the bigger they are, the more costs they have and employees to lay off. It’s an opportunity for brands to get COVID-19 ecommerce advice from one another on how to run a long-term business at a time filled with uncertainty. COVID-19 ecommerce shipping and fulfillment FAQs. All the rules are out the window and you need to react.

How to Adapt Your eCommerce Business to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Vinculum

Good news is that COVID-19 Vaccine Tests have begun implying, we’re all going to get through this soon. As a business owner, retail store owner, e-commerce brand owner, you need to address the COVID-19 Pandemic in a very smart way. This can be in 2 basics yet, exciting ways: Change your product of sales/ manufacturing. So, what is your business going to do? Brand priorities include the product you’re selling, how you’re dealing with difficult times and more.

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How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain visibility is essential to getting ahead and keeping the risks of the coronavirus at bay. Supply chain leaders need to know the real risks, identify its effects, and understand the necessary steps to take to minimize their disruption in the supply chain. . What’s the Real Risk to the Chinese Supply Chain? In fact, 80% of the raw materials used by American drug companies to make generic drugs come from China.

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Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing has been the lifeblood of the global economy for hundreds of years. Because manufacturers have historically moved factories to regions featuring cheap labor and few regulatory restrictions (sometimes referred to as outsourcing or offshoring), a misconception has arisen about the importance manufacturing to national economies. ”[1] Manufacturing becomes even more relevant to advanced economies thanks to data and digitization.

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. Moreover, it’s vital to the health of the global economy. The pandemic crisis had global ramifications felt throughout the entire supply chain, from raw materials to finished products, and for many companies, building the resiliency needed to weather such storms has become the #1 challenge of supply chain management. How to solve it?

How to Build, Grow and Control Your Wholesale Brand Image

EMERGE App

At first sight, developing your wholesale brand seems to contradict everything that your wholesaling and distribution business stands for. You’ve been dutifully supplying products to your retail customers for years. Now you want to break out of your anonymity and stand on your own with a brand identity. Well, your retail customers aren’t going to take kindly to it! Are you going to compete with them and sell directly to individual consumers?

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

One of the most consistent ways to find savings in transportation is through flexibility. But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

6 Common Supply Chain Mistakes and How to Resolve Them

AFFLINK

Successful supply chain management requires a company to recover from disruptions, which are a normal part of any business. The cost of recovery from a disruption in procurement management depends on factors such as supply source, volume, manufacturing location and inventory. Recent changes in supply chain solutions include building to order and obtaining supplies just before they're needed, resulting in a greater dependence on lead times.

[How to] Overcome the Impact of Covid-19 and Scale Your Retail Business

Vinculum

From living without going outdoors to practicing social distancing to wearing a mask to washing/cleaning hands frequently, we live in fear of Covid-19 every day. Not only has it impacted our lives, Coronavirus Pandemic has forced businesses across the world to suspend operations. For the rest of this year and into 2021, consumers are going to have different expectations for their shopping experience, particularly when it comes to health and safety precautions.

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

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

MANUFACTURING MUST BE DATA-DRIVEN

ThroughPut

One of the most common misconceptions about manufacturing is that it’s data-driven. The goal of any supply chain is to maximize throughput, yet past and present approaches cannot track performance in real time. Why Data Is a Unique Asset for Manufacturers. It’s clear that a data-driven approach doesn’t just produce vague “improvements” — it significantly improves throughput and adds to the bottom line. Manufacturers will need to overcome several hurdles along the way.

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Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

When the Internet first arrived, the idea of waiting for an extended period to receive a product was great, asserts Gordon Hellberg of Material Handling and Logistics. It opened up doors and gave millions access to products that were never available in local areas, regions, or other countries. However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why.

MANUFACTURING MUST BE DATA-DRIVEN

ThroughPut

Manufacturing Must Be Data-Driven. One of the most common misconceptions about manufacturing is that it’s data-driven. The goal of any supply chain is to maximize throughput, yet past and present approaches cannot track performance in real time. Why Data Is a Unique Asset for Manufacturers. It’s clear that a data-driven approach doesn’t just produce vague “improvements” — it significantly improves throughput and adds to the bottom line.

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Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight

Jaggaer

More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success. Digital transformation is delivering benefits to many of the world’s leading fashion companies, especially in Italy, where roughly half of the leading fashion concerns have implemented JAGGAER solutions.

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A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

DELMIA Quintiq

Last week I explained how individual tastes, compounded by geography, climate and less developed distribution and logistics infrastructure challenge beverage manufacturers in Asia. This week I look at how to tackle those challenges. Imagine that you produce a popular Malaysian soft drink and you now want to break into the Philippine market. You have to be flexible enough to attack microsegments. Then you need to produce it.

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How to build an automated warehouse system: which new technologies do you need and why?

6 River Systems

Many warehouses are seeking ways to leverage automation for better efficiency, but building an efficient automated warehouse system requires careful selection of the right technologies. Achieving efficiency requires choosing technologies that integrate well and work seamlessly together to fully optimize your processes. Your warehouse systems and software need to be able to share data between them, but those systems are not all the same and may have different data formats.

Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More

ShipBob

In 2004, three business founders attempted to build an online snowboarding equipment store, but they ended up being dissatisfied with the platforms available on the market. Shopify gained popularity fast due to its ease of use, robust functionality, and affordable pricing.