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3 Steps to Addressing Product Quality Issues with Your International Suppliers

Cerasis

Chuck is a legend in our industry and is helping us figure out how to deal with product quality issues when dealing with international suppliers. And how many suppliers have you worked with that you wish would take serious steps to reduce or prevent the quality defects that are hurting your bottom line? . It’s obvious to most of us in the fields of manufacturing, importing and Supply Chain Management the headaches that quality defects can bring. .

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Supplier Quality Management processes and how to evaluate your suppliers from Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chain. When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. We hope these posts keep you on top of your game and informed. . Cost of quality.

The Answer Isn’t More Truck Drivers – It’s More Information

Talking Logistics

Rather than harping on needing more trucks and drivers, a new approach needs to be taken to determine a solution for the existing problems; the industry needs better information to better utilize existing trucks and drivers. It’s not a driver problem…it’s an information problem.

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Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

Cerasis

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. What is Lean Inventory Management? Attributes of Lean Inventory Management.

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How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management

Cerasis

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

Regulatory and legal restrictions, and safety and quality issues. What is vendor-managed inventory? VMI is the process whereby a supplier or vendor manages and replenishes inventory at a customer’s location at the levels required by the customer. Better transportation planning.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. 4 Main Benefits of Transportation EDI Utilized by Shippers within a TMS.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Quality, service, costs, environmental and legislative issues are strategic issues that must be managed in addition to the operational challenges mentioned above. Many companies now outsource transportation, accounting, logistics technology, accounting, and other systems management.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management.

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. Transport optimization typically reduces spend by 5-15%. Assuring Data Quality.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. First, look at inventory as MONEY/CASH. Inventory cost is defined as the cost of holding goods in stock.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?

Cerasis

Rather than looking at it with only two options, shippers need a third solution; they need to take advantage of an LTL transportation management system (TMS), focusing on how leveraging today’s systems, like the Cerasis Rater , can maintain profitability and drive expenses down. What Modules Should an LTL Transportation Management System Offer? To achieve these results, a quality LTL-based TMS must include the following modules: Reverse Logistics. “Unsustainable.”.

Looking For a Job? Here’s The Top 10 Transportation Jobs

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friend Michael Stoddard who shares the top 10 transportation jobs in the industry. If you happen to find yourself searching for careers in logistics, transportation and supply chains, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of positions.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory.

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Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

Most are clueless about driving a better-planned order flow from tactical planning to procurement or transportation planning or how to improve forecast-value-added (FVA) processes. For example, demand planning does not flow to procurement or transportation. Current Levels of Inventory.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Much of the transportation data coming from carriers is inherently flawed. Part of the problem is that often nobody is responsible for data quality management, yet people have to use the information to run their business. A decade or more ago supply chain visibility applications emerged to try to aggregate the data and display it on dashboards, but they seldom fulfilled their promises because the underlying data quality was lacking.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. The reality is that most companies do a poor job of managing the global transportation process…if they manage it at all.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. It acts as the driver, helping the connected ‘thing,’ which could be a vehicle or inventory system, make smarter decisions.”. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

Intelleflex ZEST™ Data Services, a cloud-based repository for aggregating, warehousing and sharing information across the supply chain, facilitates on-demand access to actionable data for improved supply chain operations to provide a complete picture of data spanning the entire supply chain.

Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Talking Logistics

The biggest stumbling block for supply chain visibility in the past was data quality. Cindi states that data quality requires data to be available, usable, timely, and accurate. On the other hand, with the advent of networked smart devices, you have tons of timely, accurate data available, but do you have the network structures and analytical capabilities to turn this data into usable information?

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Managing the complexity of global transportation requires human capital, time, and/or money.

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

The attractiveness of 3D printing for manufacturers and retailers/distributors centers around reducing both lead times and the risks involved in holding inventory. Our January blog post 3D Printing: Supply Chain Game Changer or New Risk for LSPs?

Why A Successful Transportation Management Program Is Empowered By Data

Cerasis

Today we continue our long series and look at teaching shippers how to remain strategic when it comes to logistics and their transportation management program. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. The Use of Data to Create a Successful Transportation Management Program. However, this data is nothing more than a conglomeration of information without a purpose. Data Management and Transportation Services.

The 4 Key Processes Enabled by a Transport Management System (TMS) in 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the “State of the Transportation Management Systems” today with our post on the 4 key processes enabled by the use by shippers of a transport management system or TMS. A Transport Management System brings Needed ROI & Efficiency.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. More than ever before, shippers have better access to information, and better quality information about how to find transportation savings.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

Such providers understand domestic transportation issues, and can plan to develop long-term solutions to complex local distribution challenges. These regulations render it more difficult to meet increasing customer requirements for reliable product delivery, and make it challenging to be able to plan using normal lead times, inventory requirements, and scheduling. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

[INFOGRAPHIC] The 7 Benefits of Made in USA Driven by Reshoring Movement, Technology, and Better Transportation Costs

Cerasis

You can prepare by investing staff, inventory and equipment to meet increasing demand for domestic-made products. Food and Drug Administration and Departments of Commerce and Agriculture are typically held to higher quality standards than many foreign-made products.

Advanced Shipment Notification Best Practices

OneSCM

The ASN alerts the end receiver that shipping has taken place and lists the contents of a shipment, along with pertinent information such as order data, appearance of container, type of packaging, mode of transportation, shipment placement within the transporter, etc.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain involves planning, execution, physical flows of goods, the flow of information, processes, financial management, sourcing, logistics, procurement, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, repair and recycling, business management and much, much more. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.”

Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product

Cerasis

Getting a compatible LED lighting product, such as a power supply, is essential in order to extend the life expectancy and the quality of LED light strips. OEMs Need a Manufacturer With a Proven Record of Delivery on Speed, Price, and Quality.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. A Transportation Management System (TMS) optimizes freight to utilize the most effective lanes and routes.