3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. 10 Soft Metric Considerations in Measuring Supply Chain Performance. Every company knows customer service is important, but it is seldom well-defined, and even more rarely measured in logistics operations.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” Customer Experience: A Bigger Focus for High-Performing and Innovator Companies.

6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

PINC YMS

Using drones, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence, companies are leveraging these important warehouse metrics to better serve their customers while improving their own bottom lines. technology logistics innovation warehouse KPIs

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

Cerasis

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1:

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Self-Service Logistics. Content Summary: The Era of Do-It-Yourself Logistics.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. More than any other time in history, technology and innovation are here to make it happen.”[3].

[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

Listen to “Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Have More Innovation & Improve Customer Service” on Spreaker. Innovation & Strategy Resources for Shippers. How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage. The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! In five years, which technologies will have delivered the most supply chain innovation benefits?

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. From shareholders to consumers, sustainable logistics has created broad value. Logistics

5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness

Cerasis

. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for managing logistics effectiveness. In this article, I propose to have a look at several logistic skills that, besides the specific knowledge in this area, will help to maximize the logistics effectiveness. It is when an employee can honestly share his real views and thoughts regarding the problem or operational issue with all the performers involved in the logistics process.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

Big enterprises might not be that open to innovations but are hypersensitive to cost and resource savings. In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model.

17th European Logistics CIO Forum

Supply Chain Movement

17th Annual Logistics CIO Forum. What balance is needed in a Logistics CIO’s background between IT competencies and business strategy? Datum: 16-17 February, 2016. Locatie: Hyatt Place – Schiphol, Amsterdam (NL). Organisatie: Eyefortransport. URL: events.eft.com/cioeu/.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals. Benchmark your operation using the selected metrics.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Customer Experience is Driving Supply Chain Innovation, Says Report from BluJay Solutions and Adelante SCM. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017. Autonomous Vehicles in Logistics: What are the Impacts?

Top Logistics Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our top articles from each of our main 5 categories today by covering the top 10 logistics articles that were the most viewed in 2015. We write to five main categories on the Cerasis blog: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Top Logistics Articles of 2015. Here are the top 10 logistics articles from the Cerasis blog with the 10th most read to the most read published in 2015. Logistics

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Software Vendors and 3PLs Will Make It Easier for Customers to Innovate.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

How Shippers And Logistics Providers Can Keep The Relationship Fresh

Talking Logistics

The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often starts as a transactional process. When you focus just on fulfilling the original need, you judge success based on that incremental approach to yesterday’s problem and stop innovating.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Innovative startups. Artificial Intelligence innovators. The Autonomous Supply Chain for Physical Logistics. Drones in warehouses using machine learning for real-time inventory and self-driving vehicles are transforming logistics. Innovators are looking for buyers.

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

Cerasis

With these reforms, the United States would have a chance to make up ground and remain competitive internationally in the global race for innovation.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. From Third Party Logistics, Warehouse information, Technology, and KPIs.

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

Logistics on the move. The logistics role is changing according to John Wiehoff, CEO of C. The logistics business has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Now the differentiators are more strategic: benchmarking, innovation, and network modeling, for example.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes. Logistics Excellence: Now & in the eFuture. Over the past decade, Descartes has acquired 35 companies and has evolved into a technology platform company, with its Global Logistics Network as the foundation.

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[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Listen to “Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs” on Spreaker.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

The Logistics of Logistics

Innovation and new technology are obviously important, but when evaluating a 3PL, go with the one that excels at blocking and tackling. The best 3PLs do a great job of communicating with their clients and logistics partners. Habit 2 – Measure Logistics Performance. A highly effective 3PL will use key process indicators (KPIs) to monitor logistics performance. Logistics Key Process Indicators (KPI). Logistics Process Mapping Basics.

Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

Talking Logistics

Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” With so much innovation happening in technology, it’s so easy to chase the next new shiny thing, whether it’s artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and countless other emerging technologies. For related commentary, see “ There’s No Silver Bullet for Supply Chain Visibility ” and “ Forget Innovation, Just Execute Better ”.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Green Supply Chain Management is integrating environment-friendly and innovative strategy while planning the supply chain process. 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.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014. Layers of Logistics Explained. Happy New Year!

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. Shippers report spending an average 12% of revenues on logistics, and an average 39% of that figure is spent on outsourced logistics services.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

16th Annual Logistics CIO Forum

Supply Chain Movement

16th Annual Logistics CIO Forum. Keep pace with technology as it redefines Logistics, Supply Chain and the role of the CIO. The European Logistics CIO Summit is the place for top IT executives at transport and logistics companies to drill down into the key issues impacting IT departments now and devise strategies for IT innovation that will bring your company into a long term era of success. >> Download the 2014 Logistics CIO Brochure here!

5 Keys to Implementing Improvement Initiatives

The Logistics of Logistics

He states that innovation is really just a remix of existing parts. It will be tricky to drive change because they are likely the CEO’s “dashboard metrics”. Many measurements are sacred to the board or other metric owners. Feel free to refer the metric owner to point number 3, after you have developed a meaningful alternative. Once you’ve assimilated a concept, you can innovate and apply it.

EFT 2016 Global Logistics Report

Supply Chain Nation

2016 looks to be a year of great opportunity for logistics service providers (LSPs). As the EFT research report shows, both LSPs and their customers have an accelerating interest in innovation, technology, eCommerce and talent management. Innovation Helps Grow Your Business.

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The company has achieved 34 consecutive quarters of profitability, and it has more than 146,000 parties connected to its Logistics Technology Platform exchanging more than 4.5 Note: Descartes and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors.