How to Avoid Recalls Due to Product Packaging Errors

Loftware

Logistics Regulatory FDA Supply Chain Manufacturing Artwork ManagementWhat's the key to saving money in labeling-related processes?

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. manufacturing.”

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable Logistics: Making the Last Mile Eco-Friendly! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Phil Edwards at Melbourne Packaging Supplies. Efficient and flexible packaging makes business sense. Subscribe Here!

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

At that time, manufacturers talked about customer-centric supply chains, but were afraid to aggressively adopt ecommerce strategies. Manufacturers, today, are aggressively pursuing e-commerce strategies. Could your package be delivered by taxi? Details matter.

The Missing Supply Chain Perspective in Packaging Decisions

Talking Logistics

About a decade ago, I visited a packaging facility operated by a contract packaging provider. The facility would receive bulk quantities of goods from a leading consumer goods manufacturer and package them into different clamshell units (10-count, 30-count, 50-count, etc.) An obvious question popped into my head: Why not have just one party, either the contract packaging provider or the 3PL, do both the packaging and the distribution functions?

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products. Package optimization of your products for supply chain management can actually save your companies both time and money. What Is Package Optimization? If you’ve never heard of package optimization before, don’t worry — most manufacturers haven’t.

The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Managing parcels for outbound shipping represents only a portion of a shipper’s overall logistics strategy. Freight spend must include parcel in reverse logistics spend, and major carriers are turning their attention to the value stream of proactive parcel management in reverse logistics. In fact, the top carriers actively invested in parcel in reverse logistics to offer more options to shippers, such as the $1.4 What Does Parcel Have to Do With Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

Digital logistics: how manufacturing companies can profit

DELMIA Quintiq

Digital logistics – success through networking. Logistics and IT are growing even more closely together. Digitalisation as a central element is decisively influencing the development of logistics and its concepts,” was the conclusion from Roman Stiftner, President of BVL Austria.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service. But, how do manufacturers turn their focus to the customer experience?

The Impact of B2B E-Commerce on Manufacturers and Distributors.

Cerasis

Ultimately, B2B entities are experiencing dramatic impacts on distribution and manufacturing for several key reasons. In the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) grew to dominate the manufacturing and warehousing industries. E-Commerce LogisticsE-commerce grew 10.2

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. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. Logistics

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. Strong growth in the U.S.

Logistics Companies

LeanCor

Does Your Logistics Company PFEP? Creating standard ordering processes is crucial for a logistics company to provide value to its customer. It’s the foundation for planning inventory levels, packaging, storage, delivery frequency, routes, cell and equipment layout.

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. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

For example, transportation management often focuses on the journey of products after manufacturing. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. Where Do Logistics Providers Come Into Play With Procurement Logistics?

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

For Manufacturing it’s about carrying zero or minimum inventory. For Logistics the focus is on high inventory turns. There are broadly three stages of inventory management in supply chain: Manufacturing Support; Finished/Manufactured Goods; and After-Sale Support.

Stop the Single Customer Mindset: Modern Ways to Promote a Manufacturing Business

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a quick primer on the things small to medium size manufacturing companies can follow to promote their business. We write content for manufacturers and those around the supply chain industry in logistics, transportation, and more. Manufacturing: With Running a Manufacturing Business.There is A Lot to Focus On. For manufacturers, it is never a good idea to stay in the single-customer mindset. Manufacturing Marketing

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

DELMIA Quintiq

Finding logistics people to follow on Twitter is easy. Simply key in “logistics” and voila: You’re given a long list of individuals whose profiles contain these words. Morai Logistics. Logistics Viewpoints. Their daily coverage of the logistics world is quite extensive.

3 More Advanced Technology Trends in Logistics in 2016: Welcome to the Hyperconnected Logistics Industry

Cerasis

This is due in part to significant changes and improvements in how the logistics industry perceives and responds to the demands of a growing customer base. Once, RFID sensors were out of a reasonable range for most logistics providers and shipper to use throughout the shipment journey.

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Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Sandwiched between warehouse and distribution center, manufacturing is where the value gets added.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model.

Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line

Cerasis

In addition, poor web design or lag time could dramatically increase e-commerce logistics costs by leading to greater instances of cart abandonment or even lackluster customer support. Consider smaller packaging, vital to the growing importance of dimensional pricing models.

A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

DELMIA Quintiq

Last week I explained how individual tastes, compounded by geography, climate and less developed distribution and logistics infrastructure challenge beverage manufacturers in Asia. For this, you need to get smarter about scheduling and smarter about distribution logistics.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

Cerasis

We have discussed how manufacturers are changing the landscape through surprising, innovative trends. Changes in manufacturing processes, which will increase production, lead to one ultimate result--the logistics industry must change.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 18-22, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Shifting gears, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: CVS Adds Home Delivery With Help From Post Office (WSJ – sub. Nestlé and XPO Logistics Build a Digital Warehouse of the Future in the UK.

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

From May 2016 through the end of August 2017, “17 CEOs of public Big Food manufacturers and retailers had departed, or announced their intention to,” according to an article published last September in Fortune. Patrick McGovern (Bell-Carter Packaging).

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 this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come. Logistics Service Providers Will Increase Mobile App Adoption.

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Sustainability in Logistics: Shippers Step up Initiatives to Combat 3 Obstacles

Cerasis

Near and far, logistics providers and shippers are renewing their focus on sustainability to build the manufacturing giants of tomorrow. As explained by Bob Trebilcock , sustainability in logistics initiatives are ranked as “very important” for up to 40.6

Solving Final Mile Logistics and Earning Customer Loyalty

Talking Logistics

All who think about logistics understand there is no such thing as free delivery but the customer-facing message is there will be no charge for delivery if they meet certain criteria such as: amount of purchase; type of delivery (e.g.

Last Mile Delivery Logistics Demand on the Rise, But Complexity Puzzles Shippers

Cerasis

While new technologies, like drone delivery, big data analytics and the Internet of things (IoT) push the boundaries of traditional last mile delivery logistics, growing complexity continues to puzzle shippers. Why Last Mile Delivery Logistics Are Critical to Omnichannel Supply Chains.

4 Benefits of the Use of Bluetooth Technologies in Logistics

Cerasis

However, Bluetooth technologies are creating a subset of the IoT, expanding its benefits and use among shipping and logistics providers. In reality, there are millions of reasons to use Bluetooth-enabled technologies within the shipping and logistics industry.

[Infographic] How did Reshoring and 3rd Party Logistics Operations fare in 2016?

Cerasis

Third-party logistics operations (3PLs) saw additional gains and enhancements throughout 2016, as predicted earlier in the year. Reshoring was set to become a major trend as well, but at the close of the year, actual reshoring and nearshoring efforts did not surpass most logistics trends.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In other words, last month’s announcement was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before Amazon reveal plans for a comprehensive logistics network. Fulfillment and global logistics is increasingly a goal in and of itself. Amazon’s logistics hiring plans.

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How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

Abivin

Transportation is an integral part of Logistics. In logistics, transportation can be defined as a function of planning, scheduling and controlling activities related to mode, vendor, and movement of inventory into and out of an organization.