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Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Reverse logistics can also have a dramatic effect on steering a company’s fortunes. Reverse logistics is therefore worth doing, and worth doing properly. Looking to real-life examples for inspiration, we can ask, ‘Who does reverse logistics well?’ Logistics

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Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From planning to negotiating to buying, from moving goods to processing goods, and from managing data to managing inventory. Whatever your Industry you should be able to make comparisons to competitors, do benchmarking, and even compare yourself on key metrics across industries. The Cash Cycle is a function of the days of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory and Capital Expenditures. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The 9 Key Considerations of an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Understanding last mile logistics is only half the battle. Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. Planning Is Essential To Have an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy. Logistics

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most definitions of disintermediation characterize it as the elimination of intermediaries, or “ cutting out the middleman “ Further consider that the “Wastes” associated with Lean thinking and principles include transportation, inventory, over production and motion amongst others. A truly efficient and effective Supply Chain must include a strategy, plans, business processes, and performance metrics that incorporate disintermediation and the elimination of waste!

What’s the ROI Of Transport and Logistics Providers & A TMS?

Cerasis

Much talk about sales, automation and improved processes dominate the conversation when considering outsourcing logistics processes to a transport and logistics providers or using a 3PL-based transportation management system (TMS). Often, the transport and logistics providers' reps claim initial returns may be as high as 25 percent, if not greater. In reality, the actual savings and return tend to be closer to 10 percent, reports Inbound Logistics.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel logistics challenges. The expectation of instant consumer gratification has businesses scrambling to shore up their supply chain to ensure cost-effective on-time delivery, which is where omnichannel logistics comes into play.”[3] ”[3] Legacy staff members identify 9 top omnichannel logistics challenges businesses generally face. Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Carrying inventory is a necessary evil. Reverse Logistics.

9 Key Considerations in an Effective Last Mile Delivery Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Understanding last mile logistics is only half the battle. Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. One of the first problems with creating a last mile logistics strategy is cost. Retail #ECommerce #SupplyChain #Logistics. Subscribe Here!

The Elegance of the Costco Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fewer SKUs and suppliers mean less complicated logistics. Given the set up of the store Costco has all goods shipped, replenished and fulfilled in full pallet quantities. By working with suppliers to optimize the amount of product on a pallet Costco is able to reduce handling, maximize truck capacity utilization, and lower logistics costs. Costco eliminates the middle man in logistics bypassing distributors all together. Inventory Turnover. Subscribe Here!

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Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

All of this creates increased supply chain complexity through localized inventory variety, location complexity, legal and regulatory concerns, longer and shorter shipping distances, more modes, and tighter windows for on-time delivery. Now, with a single, global TMS and cloud-based visibility, the Microsoft team gained real time metrics and KPIs with data that can be ingested live through machine learning models to predict potential impacts and disruptions.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

All of this creates increased supply chain complexity through localized inventory variety, location complexity, legal and regulatory concerns, longer and shorter shipping distances, more modes, and tighter windows for on-time delivery. Now, with a single, global TMS and cloud-based visibility, the Microsoft team gained real time metrics and KPIs with data that can be ingested live through machine learning models to predict potential impacts and disruptions.

Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

Last mile might be the latest buzzword (or buzzwords) in logistics, but not without good reason. If so, you’ll need to consider whether you will pass the costs of high-speed delivery on to the customer as shipping charges or absorb them in the retail price of your products. It’s not just about the logistics providers you work with or whether you insource or outsource your distribution. Outsourcing your reverse logistics as an entire process.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Where is your picking operation located with respect to shipping and product storage? “The overall amount of time it takes for raw materials or parts to make their way through your warehouse and onto store shelves is another key metric in determining your success as a warehouse supervisor.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

warehouse is 34 years old, explains Michelle Fischer via Inbound Logistics. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Dropshipping, accurate inventory management , and continuous slotting optimization all enhance the efficiency of the warehouse and the technology behind it—the WMS. WMS efficiency also means streamlining billing and order fulfillment, reducing inaccuracies and improving cycle time to complete purchases and ship orders faster.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

warehouse is 34 years old, explains Michelle Fischer via Inbound Logistics. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Dropshipping, accurate inventory management , and continuous slotting optimization all enhance the efficiency of the warehouse and the technology behind it—the WMS. WMS efficiency also means streamlining billing and order fulfillment, reducing inaccuracies and improving cycle time to complete purchases and ship orders faster.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. The processes, and the decisions that are made in managing those activities include Component selection, Supplier selection, Network creation, Node location planning, delivery requirements, and inventory levels amongst many other elements. Logistics/Link Supplier Selection/Management. Reverse Logistics/Repair Operations.

Warehouse Audit and Survey

The Lean Supply Chain

First, look at the inventory: Is it pallets? Typically, 80% or more of a company’s inventory, and sometimes accounts for more than half of its working capital , would get plenty of attention. If it takes a week or more for inbound shipments to move from the receiving dock to warehouse shelves (which it many times does…) and then out to the shipping door, you’re robbing other departments (R&D, Marketing, even IT) of capital that could make them more effective.