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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

Lean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? Let's first talk about first setting the stage, then give you practical practices and tactics to achieve a sustainable lean culture, and then provide core key performance indicators (KPIs) to track your progress. Lean Culture by Creating "Standard Work".

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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

Cerasis

From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. Consequently, all processes, including inventory management, logistics, data analytics and ongoing performance management, as reiterated by the staff of Supply Chain 24/7, improvement, can be optimized, creating a more efficient, direct and intelligent supply chain network. Agile = The New Lean.

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

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first part I put forth 6 areas of focus in order to reduce logistics costs. In order to avoid excess inventory and keep your business lean, you must understand the pace of movement of each product. Source: [link]. Understand Lean Principles and How to Use them to Cut Out "Waste". Lean is a new way of doing business.

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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles Gravity Technology humantouch digital supplychain digitize futureproof flexibility flexible transparency visibility sourcing procurement distribution fulfillment logistics retail manufacturing cost warehouses warehousing carriers lean agile platform data BigData silo silos ecosystem tools speed efficiencyThere’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you!

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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

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.

The Ins and Outs of Manufacturing Around the Holidays

USC Consulting Group

According to The Wall Street Journal, in autumn 2017, Nintendo began ramping up supply chain processes for its new Switch video console, which had suffered from logistical issues, making it harder to acquire after its release date earlier that summer. and China , a conflict that has complicated raw material procurement practices, Logistics Management reported.

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21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible. in the logistics industry.

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine

AFFLINK

In recent years the evolution of the green supply chain or green procurement, have become incredibly popular. Making your supply chain green requires integrating multifaceted environmental concerns relating to product design, materials sourcing, manufacturing, transportation, and end-of-life product and resource management. Implementing green procurement practices can seem overwhelming.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report.

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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A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! As we articulated in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! According to the Lean philosophy any activity that does not transform goods and add value that an end consumer will pay for should be considered waste. While you still need people to load and unload trailers the number of people exposed to and touching logistics can be reduced.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A natural starting point is the level of single, or sole sourcing, that is put in place. A sole source is a supplier selected because they are uniquely able to provide the materials or components, whether by virtue of intellectual property or other means of going to market with exclusivity. A single source is a supplier selected as the only supplier, on the basis of varying decision criteria, even though there are other suppliers able to provide those materials.

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LEAN initiatives IN THE OFFICE!

The Lean Supply Chain

Why implement Lean in the Office? If you think Lean only applies to industry and manufacturing processes, you are wrong! The research and development department, procurement, production control and logistics, human resources and information technology departments are all “support” services. In conclusion, everyone within a manufacturing firm, or any other type of firm, is concerned by the notion of Lean “Office”.

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Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And if necessary you may want to dual source some of your supply with more than one supplier. Lean out your operation to increase efficiency, increase capacity, and reduce the time required to move goods through your facility. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? . Freight #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Distribution #Transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam?

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. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be. The pandemic, however, has exposed the risk, like never before, of concentrating sources in one location—especially when it’s far away from a company’s headquarters and markets.

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It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1992, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative. Over time, the terms “strategic sourcing” and “logistics integration” were coined, which largely involved combining volumes of requirements from across the business, grouping them into large bids, and driving down costs due to larger quantity discounts achieved. Leveraging and strategic sourcing has gotten in the way of that.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com. Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management. Chuck has significant operational experience having served as the Chief Procurement officer for The Schwinn Bicycle Company, Ping Golf, Troy Built as well as a procurement officer for Maricopa County Arizona.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.

Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

Cerasis

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. Labor costs are typically the largest expense in the warehouse, and in many operations, such as third-party logistics providers (3PLs), it can account for up to 50% of a warehouse's total operating costs. 3PL Logistics Supply Chain Warehouse warehouse cost savings

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

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Managing supply chains in a fragile environment

Supply Chain View from the Field

A friend working at a large third party logistics company noted how demand is very soft. Gerard talks about managing the tail – the stuff you have to do that is the normal procurement stuff that has to get done. This gets to the real pure parts of being lean and agile, and working with a local number of suppliers to drive innovation, rather than offshoring. Forecasting Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management

Embedded 3PL Relationship: What is it & Why is it Vital to Ultimate Shipper Success?

Cerasis

Outsourcing Logistics, and embedding a 3PL into a shipper/customer who give a dedicated representative who handles all of the details for the shipper. The current Logistics Manager or Purchasing Manager at the company may be resentful: “Do I really need a 3PL or company representative to help do my job, and, frequently the point of contact for relations with carriers? The current Logistics or Purchasing Manager wants an answer as to “WIIFM?” 3PL Logistics 3PL Relationship

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What are the best Supply Chain Strategies for 2021

ivalua

While organizations continue to utilize low-cost regions like Asia, they are also employing strategies like “Asia plus one” or “China plus one” where they develop secondary sources in another region or another country to provide some insurance against regional or geopolitical disruption.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. LTL gets even trickier according to a report by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. . However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall logistics sustainability by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem. Logistics

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

Using AI driven product nature of being and smart attributes, data can be structured to support the needs of ERP applications as well as strategic sourcing and Value Analysis activities , all from one data set. The data from this global virtual item master takes another step in its evolutionary journey and is refined using an online, cloud-based platform with user tools that automatically present the normalized data obtained from all sources, both internal and external, in natural English.

Supply Chain Visibility Not Just a Requirement for the C-Suite, But a Responsibility in Management

Cerasis

Data can indicate issues with procurement , product quality, and delivery. A trend in dual/multi-sources helps to provide additional supplier sources in the case of any concerns. They are leaning towards a multi-dimensional approach and more consideration is being shown towards the causal relationship of procurement on operations. Shareholders want to reduce the risks inherent in supply chain logistics.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

For an industry that increasingly requires higher logistics pipeline velocity without sacrificing accuracy and at lower costs, RPA is a natural choice for high performing supply chain organisations. Procurement.

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

Cerasis

Inventory measurement is critical and it is money after all in that it took a capital expense to procure. Customer Service Levels : When it comes to how a shipper defines the value of a logistics provider or 3PL to the bottom line, there are often several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Logistics Metrics taken into consideration. Every company knows customer service is important, but it is seldom well-defined, and even more rarely measured in logistics operations.

What Makes a Supplier “Strategic”? Not Spend Volume.

Jaggaer

Supplier management has become increasingly cross-functional – various stakeholders outside of procurement will have a say for many more categories, requiring collaboration, knowledge sharing and complex approval processes; and. You cannot manufacture cars with 99% of the components, and if you do not have an immediate alternative source of supply for the other 1%, you could soon be in trouble.

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5 Ways of Creating Resilient Supply Chains in Manufacturing

ThroughPut

A resilient supply chain has great visibility and the agility to shift sourcing, manufacturing and distribution activities around fairly rapidly. Create a Single-Source of Truth. What is a Resilient supply chain?