What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

And then at some point all of these activities were included under the banner of “Reverse Logistics” What on earth is Reverse Logistics? So What Is Reverse Logistics? The term “Reverse Logistics” was first coined by James R. I was certainly familiar with Repair, Recycling, Reclamation, Salvage and ReUse to that point but Reverse Logistics seemed like an odd phrase. And Why Is Reverse Logistics Important?

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. Meanwhile, this large volume of expenses is directly related to 80 percent or a company’s working capital via inventory and accounts payable. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

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Reverse Supply Chains: Best Practices for Better Asset Recovery

Cerasis

Recovering your assets is a difficult task no matter what your occupation with reverse supply chains in the marketplace. Effective Reverse Supply Chains. This excess of inventory can often pose as a problem when companies already have a long list of issues to tackle to remain relevant in the market. Such tools, like the Cerasis Reverse Logistics product , which is newly released, allow an employee to procure and dispose of surplus product from more than one location.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

What Exactly Is Procurement? What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? supplychainmanagement #scm #supplychain #procurement #logistics #distribution #purchasing #technology. Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Procurement Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Management Technology Distribution Logistics Purchasing SCM supplychain supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here! Email Address. And What is Purchasing?

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Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement! Virtually every type of software application is offered in a SaaS model, including software to support ERP, TMS, CRM, Inventory Management, and Invoicing applications, all of which are related to Supply Chain. You can outsource your Manufacturing, Distribution, Procurement, Logistics, Accounts Payable, Transportation Management, Systems and more. We had phenomenal, global capabilities in Logistics and Procurement.

How Last Mile Delivery Affects the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The orchestration of processes and information for the procurement of goods to the “last mile” delivery to the customer is a required competency in today’s direct to consumer marketplace. As many regional delivery hubs do not require the full breadth and depth of a WMS, some basic functionality is still needed: receiving, cross docking, inventory visibility, labor and task management, staging, driver check-in and check-out, quality audit, loading, and shipping. By David Meyers.

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Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Now consider that this same data entry occurs between all suppliers, customers and logistics carriers. And consider forecast data, planning parameters, cost and price information, materials details and specifications, purchase orders (and all of the accompanying changes and updates), bills of lading, labels, inventory records, and much more. It will include any of your logistics carriers and all of your customers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Back to Supply Chain Basics: Selling and Servicing Inventory

DSI

The paraphrase I’ve applied to supply chain is “you buy the inventory, you transform the inventory and you sell and service the inventory.” In this last installment, I will concentrate on the basics of selling and servicing inventory. In today’s commoditized marketplace, customers have many choices of where they can procure product. As I’ve said earlier in this series , it all comes down to inventory visibility. You buy the inventory.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Autonomous Trucks Will Drive Logistics Forward. Logistics

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Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Every part of your Supply Chain from suppliers, to logistics carriers to Distribution Centres, Manufacturers and Marketing channels must all have sufficient capacity to meet your needs. On the other hand if customer demand fails to materialize according to forecast you can be stuck with a lot of custom inventory, unrecovered expenses and a huge cash flow problem. And Supply Chain manages the levels of inventory which can dramatically impact the deployment of cash.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. I worked in Materials Handling, Packaging Engineering, Warehouse Space Planning, Resource Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Systems Management and other areas.

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.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a Procurement sourcing methodology which entails taking into account all aspects of doing business with a supplier, not just unit costs. TCO models can include variables such as unit price, Accounts Payable terms, cost of quality, lead times, technological value, logistics costs, management costs and more. Mission Critical and Strategic Inventory Positioning. Don’t Overlook the Role of Reverse Logistics. Subscribe Here!

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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. For every node of the supply chain this means that there is transportation, movement and handling, inventory, and production and over, or under production. Subscribe Here!

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

Even JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Google, reports Jonathan Chester of Forbes , are working to increase blockchain development and innovation, and supply chain leaders need to understand how the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics will bring about lasting change and improvements in efficiency. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? E-Commerce Logistics

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Our customers overcome demand volatility and supply chain complexity for outstanding service levels with reduced inventory. ToolsGroup solutions include Demand Planning & Sensing, Inventory Optimization, Allocation & Replenishment, Demand & Supply Collaboration, Promotions Planning and S&OP. PRESS RELEASE.

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Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

OneSCM

This silo mentality, along with the physical inability to distribute information in real-time, can make it difficult to determine if and how operational decisions will affect an organization, starting with sourcing and procurement and ending with reverse logistics. For example, if a transportation management system (TMS) does not update an inventory management system, each purchase order (PO) placed must be tracked using manual requests.

Want to Improve Supply Chain Performance and Profitability?

OneSCM

This silo mentality, along with the physical inability to distribute information in real-time, can make it difficult to determine if and how operational decisions will affect an organization, starting with sourcing and procurement and ending with reverse logistics. For example, if a transportation management system (TMS) does not update an inventory management system, each purchase order (PO) placed must be tracked using manual requests.

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.

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. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP. Any percentage less for your business with logistics costs as a percent of your revenue, goes straight to the bottom line. . Logistics Cost Reduction by Focusing on Safety.

What Supply Chain Data Should I Track in 2020?

Veridian Solutions

With the implementation of API- and web-connected supply chain systems, businesses can manage their inventory and follow up on stock movement more easily and automatically. Inventory r econciliation r esults Labor p roductivity Average o rder size and s hipment d ata Use of BOPIS f ulfillment r ates Customer experience and satisfaction measures.

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The Bullwhip Affect

The Lean Supply Chain

Simply put: inventory swings in larger and larger “waves” in response to customer demand (the handle of the whip), with the largest “wave” of the whip hitting the supplier of raw materials. Excessive Inventory/inadequate inventory. Inventory Inaccuracies. Procurement may also wait to place larger orders to benefit from lower prices offered during a promotion/sales event.

Should I Consider Outsourcing Supply Chain Processes?

ToolsGroup

Now companies have started outsourcing supply chain business processes like planning, direct procurement, order management, inventory optimisation and reverse logistics. If your New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight, consider outsourcing supply chain processes. We will describe how to choose a partner, but first let’s take a look at why to consider outsourcing at all.

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

In the first episode of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence, Chris Timmer of LeanLogistics (a Talking Logistics sponsor) outlined the attributes of a strong transportation management foundation and how to build it. The post Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Explaining the Supply Chain Management Software Alphabet Soup: TMS, WMS, YMS, LMS, OMS, & More

Veridian Solutions

The TMS is also useful for managing all logistics needs, particularly procurement and reverse logistics. The WMS is the system of record for warehouse management, capable of controlling inventory, processing orders, and many additional purposes. WMS software guides inventory receiving and put-away, optimizes picking and shipping of orders, and advises on inventory replenishment.”. Supply chain management software can be confusing at times.

WES in 2020: Why Combined WES and WMS Functions Build Supply Chain Power

Veridian Solutions

Functions traditionally left solely under the realm of a warehouse management system (WMS), such as inventory management, are no longer distinct from those of warehouse control systems (WCS). A traditional WMS was designed to handle minimal order volume, operate within a single warehouse, and rely on manual order entry, status updating, and even reverse logistics. There was a time when warehouses were simpler and easier to manage.

8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Pioneered the use of vendor-managed inventory. Implemented cross-docking in its supply network to enable inventory reductions. In 2017, the company began to look at new options for warehousing, knowing it would need to start placing inventory closer to customers if it wanted to compete in the challenging omnichannel retail space. Inventory shortages. Select one strategic logistics partner and build a long-term, close relationship. Procurement costs.

8 Ways Collaboration in Supply Chain Reduces Bottlenecks & Optimizes Results

Turvo

Used properly, collaboration enables better procurement, efficient shipment management, transparency, proactiveness, improved customer experience around delivery, and a team prepared to handle reverse logistics management. Sixty-five percent of procurement practitioners say procurement at their company is becoming more collaborative with suppliers, according to The Future of Procurement, Making Collaboration Pay Off, by Oxford Economics.”

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

David Egan, head of industrial and logistics research in the Americas for the CBRE Group, told Burnson, “These mega-facilities serve as the backbone of retailers’ fulfillment networks, distributing goods across multi-state regions. And also, how much and where the optimal inventory should go so we can satisfy that customer’s needs wherever she wants to shop.”[5] … Omnichannel is not just a logistics decision.

Supply Chain Education and Certification – What’s Missing?

Supply Chain Game Changer

But is just taking courses in basic topics like Procurement, Negotiation, Statistics, Operational Research or Planning sufficient? A course in Procurement, a course on Inventory management, a course in negotiation, and so on. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future!

Jobs and Career Paths in Supply Chain and Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Are you fresh out of college or university and planning to enter the supply chain or logistics profession? Of course the same is true in many professions, but is particularly so in the arena of supply chain and logistics. Types of Job in Supply Chain and Logistics. There are many job types in supply chain and logistics, so to simplify things, it’s best to categorize them in some way. –Robert Freeman, Procurement Expert. Purchasing and Inventory Clerk.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

Instead of setting up brick-and-mortar stores, or keeping inventory on hand, you can start offering this new product on your new store. Manufacturers will be able to improve their inventory due to the information presented by both supply chain and operations data. We have written quite extensively about the role of robotics in manufacturing as well as the impact on supply chain and logistics. Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

It also requires the ability for logistics and supply chain managers to look at forward moving logistics as well as reverse logistics. . The use of reverse logistics provides a myriad of benefits to include: Reduced administrative, transportation and aftermarket support costs. When the time comes to get rid of this equipment, business owners can employ reverse logistics practices to reap a second return on investment from the equipment.

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