Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. And, what are some of the key factors retailers need to consider when developing their transportation plans? That’s not going to work.

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.

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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. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

The “reshoring” of manufacturing operations from China and elsewhere to the United States continues to make headlines. Back in December 2012, for example, Apple announced that it is investing $100 million to build some of its Mac products in the US. A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. One is the thought process around best-cost sourcing versus least-cost sourcing.

White Paper: Strategic Sourcing in the Aviation Industry – How to Increase and Accelerate Savings

Bristlecone

In aviation, strategic sourcing can reduce the cost and fix the nuts and bolts of existing processes with the help of a well-performing sourcing team. It also helps companies develop the opportunity to better manage their global network of suppliers, build new procurement models and improve speed to market. Low-Cost Country Sourcing. White Papers Digital Transformation Hospitality Procurement Supply Chain Transformation Transportation

How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment

Talking Logistics

Shippers and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) are constantly evolving – more rapidly than ever due to increasing activity in mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, changing client and consumer demands, converging business models, and decreasing IT costs. These influences are changing shipper and LSP transportation requirements in real time, which creates a need for designing the right solution to address those challenges.

How Sourcing has Reemerged in a Covid-19 World

Jaggaer

For the first three months after Covid-19 hit, virtually every sourcing project , in every sector , was put on hold while companies tried to assess the situation and how best to deal with the epidemic. Diversify Your Sourcing Needs. COVID-19 Sourcing

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

Everyone has experienced this scenario: a great event is planned in advance, a timeline is set with a predetermined flow of the party, from when guests arrive to the food and music, all the way to their departure at the end of the evening. The same goes for many planned and well-organized supply chain processes – they carry with them the threat of unplanned and unintended events, especially when moving product from the point of origin to its final destination.

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.

Transformative Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

A common question in supply chain is “Should we outsource, at the potential expense of control, workforce morale and visibility, or should we insource a technology solution for our team to manage in-house?” It can be a difficult choice to make; supply chains are not one-size-fits-all, and your transportation technology solutions shouldn’t be, either. Companies start with a managed model to support them through the transition of implementing new technology and/or processes.

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 Integrate with Industrial Internet of Things Technologies

Cerasis

As advances in technology make it more cost-effective to deploy IIoT, industries will need to acquire a strategic approach to integrating new sensor data with pre-existing data environments. Now, more than ever, industries are seeking simple integrations with controls, automation, and data analytics visualization software to harness the power of the Industrial Internet of Things and realize attractive operational and competitive benefits for their business.

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.

Resiliency of Your Supply Chain – And How to Improve it.

Adexa

Covid-19 has been a good lesson for most companies to bring to surface the vulnerability of their supply chains. In addition, companies face supply chain issues due to demand fluctuations, supply disruptions and transportation issues almost on a day to day basis.

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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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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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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.

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. Equipping transport fleets with computers and printers can improve freight labeling.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. Try to recognize all of your wastes. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. It creates value by ensuring product is available when and where it is requested by customers – as quickly, cost effectively, and consistently as possible, from point of origin to point of consumption. And so, the role of a transportation manager today is very important. So how does a transportation manager fulfill his/her role as an enabler of excellence to the fullest?

How To Effectively Run A Distribution Business In Indonesia?

Abivin

Transportation, packaging, and delivery are included in distribution steps. Image Source) I. Therefore, distributors are important to manufacturers in expanding market and looking for new opportunities. Its missions are to create values and make positive differences with the distribution activities they engage, strengthen network and coverage to ensure principals product availability. Image Source ) 2. Image Source ) III.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. The complexity of this practice is how to divide the responsibilities of each trading partner effectively. In 1936, the first revision of Incoterms or International Commercial Terms was released to help trading partners to determine costs, risks and responsibilities in international trade transactions. NAVIGATE. Basics.

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How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine | Guest Post from Erwin Hermins

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine’. The author, Erwin Hermans, vice president of supply chain services, describes the areas to consider when turning your supply chain into an innovation engine: An Enabler for New Business Models. Tune the Supply Chain to the Demand. How to Take an Idea into Practice. Let’s look at how the old way of thinking can change.

Improving Transportation in the Real World

Talking Logistics

It’s rare that a shipper or third party logistics (3PL) provider has the luxury to sit back and roll out perfect operations and systems strategies, perfect improvement programs or perfect projects. Ideal transportation operations are difficult to achieve, but an ideal approach to improving transportation in the real world — finding real savings and adding value to other functional areas in the supply chain, or business more broadly — is achievable.

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.

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?

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

It has been a huge challenge to understand what is changing moment-to-moment, let alone predicting what will happen, so eft by Reuters sat down in a webinar with experts working at the coalface of inventory planning and distribution to understand what can be done to survive and thrive. So, the things that people don’t need on a day-to-day basis.”. Wheeler and Target have found “a huge demand change in how our guests interact with us. How liquid are they?

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end. Unless you have end-to-end visibility across your entire network of trading partners, you – and they – are operating at a distinct disadvantage. Today’s technologies are allowing all the stakeholders in the supply chain to share a single network.

How To Know If Supply Chain Careers Are Right for You?

Supply Chain Opz

million jobs to fill. To determine if they're right for you, ask yourself these questions. Are you committed to supply chain management? However, these questions lead us to believe that many career changers are not serious about supply chain management, for example, - I got a degree in chemical engineering, has work experience in maintenance division but I do some logistical jobs, can I get supply chain jobs? I don't want to work in the warehouse ".

How to implement an efficient risk management system

SupplyOn

Efficient risk management is key to making supply chains and production capacities more resilient. To obtain the full picture, you need to consider suppliers, logistics as well as external events The current coronavirus pandemic poses enormous, unprecedented challenges for companies. Rather, the focus is on how companies can now best protect their core processes and increase the resilience of their operations. Which specific transport is impacted?

How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Today’s Global Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

How are leading companies navigating these risks and uncertainties? In a recent episode of Talking Logistics , Razat Gaurav, CEO of LLamasoft, shared some of the insights from this study and provided recommendations on actions companies should take to prepare effectively for whatever happens in the weeks and months ahead. Before we discussed some of the key findings and recommendations from the study, I asked Razat what drove them to conduct this particular study at this time.

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How to prepare for freight market shifts in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As we begin 2020, we can anticipate more balance in the transportation marketplace, according to industry sources. truckload market , the next six to nine months will be a transitional phase. Most analysts are thinking we might start to feel some market parity in the second half of 2020. . Cycle continues to evolve. When referring to the for-hire TL market, we’re looking at 10-20% of the market that is considered the “spot” market.”

Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market. A strategic approach to obtaining what you need to keep your business and products moving—whether you’re sourcing raw materials, manufactured accessories, or transportation capacity—can help avoid unforeseen disruptions and create a competitive advantage in today’s changing market.

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. 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. As diesel prices tick up and the costs of keeping drivers rises, freight companies are taking action to protect their earnings.

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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?