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E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

The answer lies in developing omnichannel experiences for customers, unifying the online and brick-and-mortar experience into a seamless shopping journey. Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. To avoid the retail apocalypse and achieve omnichannel success, shippers need to understand the challenges of e-commerce shipping, how it contributes to omnichannel success and a few tips to succeed in it.

Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

To meet changing consumer behavior, retailers are finding omnichannel strategies essential. ” We know that data helps retailers and manufacturers learn more about us as consumers; but, we often forget that data also allows consumers to learn more about the products being offered to them. ” Omnichannel strategies can help meet consumer demands. ”[7] Mastering omnichannel operations is essential to turn that situation around.

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6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. We look at 6 core areas that manufacturing companies will take a long look at as they gear up for a successful 2016. E-Commerce for Manufacturing. The Internet’s large-scale global penetration has spawned an increasingly large number of technology and web-savvy consumers, creating a huge opportunity for both industrial manufacturers and their end customers.

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5 Drivers of the Digital Supply Chain in Manufacturing

ThroughPut

According to recent studies , in the absence of a solid digital supply chain infrastructure, manufacturers can expect up to 44% supply chain complexity and inefficiencies, which can create growth barriers. What is Digital Supply Chain in Manufacturing?

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Omnichannel is all about the Customer

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel operations were supposed to be traditional retailers’ solution to the Amazon challenge; but, many retailers and manufacturers have struggled to master the concept. Just as some retailers are beginning to master omnichannel operations, Jason Rosing ( @JasonRosing ), founding partner of Veridian, asks, “Is omnichannel dead?”[1] Jones bluntly wrote, “The omnichannel approach that retailers once took is dead.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard. Omnichannel is perhaps the biggest of the 2018 supply chain trends. 2018 will see more supply chains pursue omnichannel strategies , eliminating inconsistencies and disparate systems and creating a cohesive, shopping experience for consumers. Better returns management and reverse logistics are essential to keep pace with the growing demand for e-commerce.

Three Ways Material Handling Equipment Is Changing with Rise of E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

2 The shift to a hybrid omnichannel model. To manage both individual parcels and pallets, the hybrid omnichannel model is gaining popularity to balance the requirements of different order sizes. Particularly in manufacturing, AGVs are being evaluated to take items off the line before they get into bulk packaging in response to the increase of individual orders. Data analysis is used to compare maintenance costs, ensuring MHE procurement choices are cost-effective.

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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.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

Unlock New Opportunities in End-to-End Integrated Logistics with IoT and Analytics. As omnichannel businesses become complex and customer demands increase, it's important to understand how supply chains will optimize to perform the functions necessary to meet those expectations. Supply chain organizations have been on a long journey to improve customer fulfillment and collaboration, especially in logistics functions such as transportation and warehousing.

Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As noted by Inbound Logistics , “Many manufacturers start assembling products, mapping out product specs to determine capacity needs, and working with their transportation and distribution partners on reliable and cost-effective logistics solutions up to six months in advance.”. As explained by Logistics Management , the upcoming peak season is already throwing a wrench into supply chains across the country. supplychainmanagement #procurement #logisticsmanagement.

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. In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Additionally, the company’s manufacturing expertise will enable the reduction of production costs.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Now without further ado, I give you the top 10 supply chain blog posts of the year by page view: [e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017. How can you apply the digital supply chain for effectiveness including going omnichannel.

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. Transport : Unnecessary movement of materials from one location to another and not utilizing consolidation or pool point programs to optimize transportation can add to logistics and warehouse costs. Logistics Warehouse warehouse cost reductions

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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. This year, most were interested in logistics management trends, and transportation - specifically in the last mile and white glove services. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017. Last Mile Logistics

Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain

Cerasis

Per IDC Manufacturing Insights , the use of robotics will become more platform based through robot-as-a-service, reducing costs of deployment and maintenance. Technology Will Reshape Procurement Practices. Better procurement practices translate into better overall sales, but the role of procurement in driving sales’ statistics will change throughout 2017. For example, Johnson & Johnson procurement professionals actively review market trends before making purchases.

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5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have been around for several years, and while 3PLs may have existing software suites, such as our very own transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater, many supply chain managers are still implementing in-house technology solutions that have severe capability limitations. What About Moving Product Through the Supply Chain, I.e., What About Logistics? Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

Cerasis

In fact, most supply chains are moving toward omnichannel supply chains, blending e-commerce, brick-and-mortar and third-party sales into a seamless experience for consumers. For example, the process of using blockchain follows a logical path from development and procurement through delivery and returns management, as noted by the following Deloitte graphic. Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains.

6th Annual Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum – Europe

Supply Chain Movement

Europe’s annual meeting of the leading supply chain executives featuring the biggest names at leading retailers and manufacturers. Over 250 senior supply chain and logistics executives attend the event year on year, making the CSCO Forum the one event that you cannot afford to miss in 2015. Omnichannel 2.0:Key Tackling the Talent Shortage and How to Accelerate Your Career: Top Tips for Acquiring, Developing and Maintaining Supply Chain & Logistics Professionals.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. In this article, we explore how eCommerce retailers can strengthen the backbone of the business—logistics—and leverage new, collaborative technologies to increase sales, improve customer retention, and decrease shopping cart abandonment. Struggling to create a seamless omnichannel experience and boost online sales has been on the agenda. In eCommerce, logistics can make or break your business.

The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

That’s why we’ve created this list of the top logistics and supply chain journalists and thought leaders that we follow and suggest you check out in 2020. . Top Logistics & Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders We Follow. David “Dave” Blanchard is the Senior Director of Content at EHS Today and Material Handling and Logistics. Steve Banker is the Vice president of Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group and co-author of Logistics Viewpoints.

8 Things to Not Miss at ProMat 2019

Veridian Solutions

The four-day conference brings together 950 exhibitors and the thousands of supply chain and manufacturing software vendors. ProMat organizes exhibitors into industry-specific Solutions Centers, including Manufacturing and Assembly, Fulfillment and Delivery, Information Technology, Drones and Sustainable Facility Solutions. Veridian has partnered with these companies because of their ability to deliver omnichannel solutions to companies around the globe in every imaginable industry.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. He is a Branch Manager of Becker Logistics.

CSCO Forum / 3PL Summit 2013

Supply Chain Movement

Connect with 100+ senior supply chain executives from retailers and manufacturers and build your professional network. Join top supply chain executives from leading companies including John Lewis, Lego, Nokia, British American Tobacco and HP in discussions on omnichannel retail, S&OP, Africa and more. Paul Reilly, Group Head of Logistics and Supply Chain Network Design. Chris Haighton, Head of Retail Logistics, Shop Direct Group.

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The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

FLEXE

Companies like Amazon and Inditex , who set new industry standards for innovative logistics in 2016, are a testament to the role supply chain plays in a company’s success. An “innovate or die” climate is taking over, putting a microscope on logistics and the impact it has on earnings, growth and customer loyalty. As you begin to prepare for the coming year, FLEXE has identified 20 logistics trends that can be expected in 2017: 1. manufacturing?

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

In the manufacturing arena, we are at the beginning of an industrial revolution labeled Industry 4.0 revolution is well and truly underway and is redefining traditional manufacturing processes once and for all. The manufacturing industry is moving towards a more digitized, automated, agile and, ultimately, efficient operation and there is no better example of this than in the supply chain network. Most major truck manufacturing are working on such vehicles.

Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

That is the role of marketing or sales or procurement. Yes, I believe that supply chain overlays on top of the sales and marketing organizations and the procurement function. I can find only two good examples of value networks creating value: Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) in the semiconductor industry and Performance Based Logistics in Aerospace and Defense. The transactional nature of procurement and sales is a barrier to redesigning for higher value.

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

Logistics Bureau

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. Select one strategic logistics partner and build a long-term, close relationship. Place your main inventory holdings close to your logistic partner’s central hub. Procurement costs. There is also the question of ethical procurement and purchasing to consider. .

Supply Chain Movement 21 – S&OP + IT

Supply Chain Movement

as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems. In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. Contents Supply Chain Movement 21 – 2016 Q2. Publishing date: 6 May 2016. 6 | News & Background.

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Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

But I believe that by the late 2020s, fully automated warehouses will be the norm rather than the exception, especially in larger logistics operations. This, combined with efforts to move sources closer to domestic markets (driven by the overwhelming growth in omnichannel retail), will all but eradicate offshore production, at least for industries in which off-shoring benefits relate purely to labour. That technology is called additive manufacturing —better known as 3D printing.

Augmented Reality (AR) is Set to Transform Retail and the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. But brick and mortar has shown surprising resilience, and even eCommerce giants are recognizing the appeal of an Omnichannel approach (emphasizing a mixture of brick and mortar and online shopping). Check out Industry 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing of the Future! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post provided by [link].

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more products arriving directly from manufacturing to the end-customer, shrinking warehouse use. Logistics services provider TNT runs a large distribution hub in Belgium. From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

“As the logistics industry faces extraordinary pressures, maintaining a culture of compliance is more critical than ever. The next-gen supply chain model is a networked ecosystem – suppliers, partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers will all have access to relevant cloud-based data to make the best decisions based on real-time signals.” China trade war has already put regionalization of manufacturing back on the table.

Supply Chain Management:Bricks and Clicks - The New Business.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. As an example, Macys has embraced an " omnichannel " integration strategy that umbrellas television, online mail-order and retail store selling and service components. I would argue that the same concerns apply to supply chain, planning, inventory and logistics management. Procurement Blog.

4 Things to Do With Your eCommerce Business to Prep for the Holidays

3PL Insights

The winter holidays can be a chaotic time in the world of logistics. The question is, are you planning procurement early enough? Just as the wintertime is far off (or not so much, if you’re employed in logistics—never too early to plan), the strategy of a pipeline prematurely strategizes the product’s travel and destination—your customer’s doorstep—before the manufacturing process even begins.