Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

It is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6

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Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan

ToolsGroup

How Do You Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan? They care if you have the inventory they want when they want it. But carrying too much inventory can reduce profits and might not be practical for some items such as fresh goods.

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Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Below are some of the supply chain trends subject matter expert believe will have significant impacts in the coming years. Hamilton writes, “Another notable trend in supply chain management is the advancement of green logistics. Sensors in the warehouse help visibility in inventory management, while those in retail outlets help in gauging demand. 5] One Network Enterprises, “ Supply Chain Trends 2021 ,” The Network Effect, 19 November 2020. [6]

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10 Small Business Inventory Management Tips!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Small business inventory management tips article and permission to publish here provided by Simcha Michael. Let’s look at our highly recommended small business inventory management tips! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Management Best Practices article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages. Use ABC Analysis to Categorize Your Inventory. Recognize the Relationship Between Sales and Inventory.

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend

Freightos

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend. Are You Up With The Trends? Rapidly emerging trends demand a flexible supply chain that can harness new technology and find new efficiencies. The pressure on companies’ logistics networks to drive out cost and time from the shipping process is greater than ever before. These trends have pushed innovation, and the need for new logistics technology up and down the supply chain. More Than A Trend.

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2016 Trends in Logistics

PLS Logistics

New technology continues to develop, supply chains will be even more influenced by consumers, and shipping costs will increase. Here are some trends you can expect in 2016: Real-time inventory management. As the New Year approaches, the logistics industry can look forward to advances. Logistics operations have changed dramatically in the last few years and 2016 will bring even more changes. Leading reta. Transportation 3PL Supply Chain

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Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. Next-day and same-day delivery are standard, and retailers that cannot meet such delivery needs will see more customers abandon ship in favor of Amazon and those that do offer faster, cheaper shipping. retail sales could easily trend upward to 20 percent or more.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

As a result, you need to understand what distribution technology trends, as explained by Advantage Business Media and Lindsay Konzak of Modern Distribution Management , are being seen in today's distribution network and how they will impact future operations. As a result, carriers and suppliers are focusing on how value-added services, such as auditing, small package processing and delivery, and freight optimization, can reduce overall costs and shipping duration.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): Everything You Need to Know

EMERGE App

Within the global supply chain, vendor managed inventory (VMI) is becoming an essential service. That is why most retailers will opt for managed inventory to guarantee an increase in delivery rates. . In return, this will improve inventory management. Customer Orders Inventory.

Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Cerasis

As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. It catalyzed brick-and-mortar retailers to offer online shopping opportunities, which require much more than manual inventory management practices. As a result, brick-and-mortar retail has become more focused on digital inventory management, a building block in the road to omnichannel supply chains , than in the past.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

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. To meet this increased demands, more manufacturing and logistics partners are looking for ways to shorten product lifecycles through improving inventory management systems, changing shipping strategies and altering the fundamental ways products move from point A to point B.

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E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Shippers need to understand these challenges, the characteristics of an e-commerce shipping strategy and a few best practices to overcome such issues. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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. Shippers need to consider how the freight data trends will affect dropshipping, omnichannel shipping, reporting capabilities, and much more. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping. Data Freight Omnichannel Transportation Management Trend

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3 Common Inventory Management ‘Sins’—And How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

Three rules are really important in inventory management. Excess inventory. 3) Draft an Inventory Policy. If you don’t have an inventory policy: 1) You won’t get consensus. Three rules are really important in inventory management. Excess inventory.

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. Labor : Ship-from-store will substantially impact in-store associates.

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

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. Among the many supply chain initiatives taking place today, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) has become an increasingly effective process and business model to help organizations share risk and information between vendors and customers — while benefitting from lower stockouts, reduced uncertainty and lower costs.

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. Ocean carriers were mostly profitable at the end of 2017, but that trend eroded quickly in the first half of 2018. Will this trend continue into 2019 and beyond? Or, yet again, is this just a temporary recovery, as the trend has been since 2008? 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. Ocean Shipping Technology. What a difference a year can make!

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The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model.

Ware2Go, Google Fast-Free Shipping Offers Aim at Conversion Lift

Multichannel Merchant

Ware2Go, a UPS-owned company that provides fulfillment on demand through partnership with warehouse owners, through an integration with Google Shopping lets merchants offer free shipping early in the search and discovery process on Google, aimed at increasing conversion.

Editor’s Pick: Is it Time to Operationalize Ship From Store?

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is from Manhattan Associates highlighting four methods for operationalizing scalable, labor-efficient and associate-friendly ship-from-store processes. Many did it to make use of excess inventory. Still others did it to satisfy the fast growth of online sales without buying more inventory. Regardless of these initial reasons, ship from store has become an omni-channel mainstay. Several factors are driving the trend, including: Difficulty predicting demand.

Improving inventory management

EFT

What’s more plenty on the retail side have found themselves with held inventory but it suddenly locked away in stores that people could no longer frequent, browse and shop from. In his opinion the way you do that is “By putting inventory close to customers.

5 Ways SMEs Can Improve Inventory Turnover

Unleashed

To ensure your small business is operating efficiently, effectively managing inventory and meeting customers’ needs, you should aim to improve inventory turnover. Inventory turnover is the number of times a business sells and replaces inventory within a specified timeframe. The inventory turnover ratio is used to determine the effectiveness of inventory control and how long a business takes to sell its on-hand inventory stock. Inventory health.

6 Signs Your Business is Achieving Efficient Inventory Management

Unleashed

Did you know that better inventory management and control is one of the biggest parts of running a successful business and yet it is one that is often put on the back burner for misconceptions of that it is not a major profitable pursuit? Business owners know that holding inventory stock ties up a lot of cash, that’s why good inventory management is crucial for all businesses. When your inventory stock dips below the pre-set levels, you know it is time to order more.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Trend #1: Customers Buying Experience Not Products. 2 Real-time Network Inventory Control and Planning. Too often we think about inventory in a linear way. We have suppliers that provide the inventory to select warehouses and these warehouses supply customers at the appropriate time and place. However, today considering inventory across the supply chain (at suppliers, in-transit, at customers, with 3PL partners) needs to be much more dynamic.

Top 5 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2020

OneSCM

The online shopping conveniences offered by large retailers like Amazon have led to increased consumer expectations – including rock-bottom prices, endless product variety and fast shipping – all of which affect each part of the global supply chain. Pre-Fulfillment and Distributed Inventory Reign.

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11 Inventory Management Best Practices & the Role of Technology

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages. Instead of relying on traditional, outdated inventory management best practices, supply chain leaders should follow these 11 steps to leverage technology and improve inventory management at last. Use ABC Analysis to Categorize Your Inventory. Recognize the Relationship Between Sales and Inventory.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. expansion in the first quarter, which mostly was buoyed by lower imports and higher inventories< , JOC reports. Significant detention times at shipping and receiving facilities can create a number of challenges for trucking operations, including interruptions to otherwise tight schedules and inefficient use of equipment and labor.

Six Ways Warehouse Inventory Management Software Optimizes Efficiency

IQMS

The Warehouse Inventory Management Software market grew to $1.4B Warehouse Inventory Management software and systems help reduce infrastructure costs and enable the reallocation of existing IT resources to drive productivity improvements, according to IDC. Warehouse Inventory Management Software is seeing increased adoption as manufacturers expand globally through mergers, acquisitions, and regionally-focused manufacturing strategies.

The Complex Connection Between Cashflow and Inventory

Unleashed

Cashflow and inventory are intricately linked to each other. This is an important concept to understand for inventory managers and business owners alike, as a tell-tale sign of successful business is optimising cashflow and keeping your inventory to a safe minimum. Here we will consider the relationship between cashflow and inventory and how you might control inventory to improve cashflow. Business Tips inventory management

The Go-To List of Ways to Improve Inventory Management

Veridian Solutions

Today’s warehouse managers need better inventory management strategies. This is nothing new, but as the world has evolved, the ability to improve inventory management has evolved in stride. Supply chain leaders should follow these key strategies for ways to improve inventory management. Reduce On-Site Stock by Leveraging Drop Shipping. The best way to gain improved accuracy and insight into your inventory is to eliminate it from your purview.

Learn to Save Your eCommerce Business Money With Inventory Control

Unleashed

One of the best ways to save money is to look after the thing that makes you money — your inventory. With better inventory control in your warehouse , you can optimise how everything runs and learn where you can save on spending. Inventory control can help streamline your eCommerce business and enhance that bottom line. So, what do you need to do to get on top of inventory control and start seeing savings? Online inventory management.