Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

Take Supply Chain

A survey of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, and outsourced manufacturing and logistics services providers. For over two decades, outsourcing of both manufacturing and logistics has been increasing at a pace more than double the growth in the overall economy.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

When the Internet first arrived, the idea of waiting for an extended period to receive a product was great, asserts Gordon Hellberg of Material Handling and Logistics. Shipping and logistics providers will turn to technology to achieve the impossible, reports Peter Kinds of ControlPay.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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Meet Your Match

Inbound Logistics

3PLs and tech providers can empower ethical supply chains, winter warehouse tips, what is most important to carriers when working with shippers, Fleet Advantage 2018 benchmarking survey reveals fleet operators pulse about rising fuel and maintenance and electric trucks, female high school students, findings from 2019 Third-Party Logistics Study, Forrester forecasts that companies will spend $434.9

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Candidates search for job openings where they meet the basic. Meet Tim, a young college graduate with. expected to scan hundreds of applications, searching for the select few that meet. logistics information. to meet you on Monday. The next. wave of. AI-led.

How Logistics is Adapting to Meet Evolving Customer Expectations

Supply Chain Link

Today, when individuals place an order online, they typically expect to receive the product almost immediately. This may seem like nothing new and comes from the traditional expectation of exchanging money for goods or services.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

AIMMS

The post Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need appeared first on AIMMS - Supply Chain Management, Analytics, and Optimization Blog. AIMMS Aviation Logistics

Meeting Demand During the Holidays

Elementum

As spending on the holidays continues to grow , retailers and logistics operators have to take special measures to meet the demand. With so many opportunities for customers to shop, the biggest problem brands encounter is predicting and meeting customer demand. Retail and logistics companies must ensure that products are manufactured and shipped in sufficient quantities so that stock is on the shelves when customers want it.

Digital Farming: The MacDonalds meet the Jetsons

Enterra Insights

This information can have a wide range of end uses: farm management, farm advice, input supplies, risk assessment, planning for logistics and handling and assessment for drought relief.” When (if ever) most people think about agriculture, Old MacDonald’s farm or Grant Wood’s America Gothic are more likely images to come to mind than the Jetsons. But farming is moving into the Digital Age.

How Logistics Must Change to Meet Holiday Retail Needs

Material Handling & Logistics

Expectations surrounding e-commerce sales have changed and are now part of the logistic equation. read more. Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution News

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Using a WMS in reverse logistics can help meet this rise in demand and increase customer satisfaction.

Brains Meet Brawn in Retail & Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Going forward, with the broad footprint of supply chain capabilities of JDA and 4,000 global customers across manufacturing, logistics, retail and more, expanding the usage of Blue Yonder’s technology across JDA’s portfolio will enable JDA to deliver to its customers the next generation, autonomous supply chain at both scale and speed. The changing supply chain landscape.

The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know

Cerasis

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. Technology allows shippers to work smarter, faster and with fewer human resources, and new technologies, such as drones and augmented reality, are continuing the process, reports Victoria Kickham of Logistics Brief.

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Optimizing logistics: One wild ride

Quintiq

In logistics, everyone has a plan. Some logistics professionals, though, ride the supply chain like a bucking bronco – hanging on for dear life, taking different twists and turns to avoid potential disaster when something goes wrong, and being proud that they made it through another day.

Transitioning Your Logistics Operations to Meet the Needs of Millennials

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Millennials are a dynamic rapidly growing segment of the workforce. Blog Consumer Products Retail Supply Chain Planning

The Current State of E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

As recently as 2016, the state of e-commerce logistics triggered a rush to expand warehousing. Challenges in Today’s State of E-Commerce Logistics The challenges of today’s e-commerce strategies were formed when supply chain leaders believed the only solution to e-commerce was expansion.

Three Key Trends In Logistics E-Commerce

Cerasis

With the increase in the popularity of e-shops and delivery companies, the logistics e-commerce business keeps growing. It faces more and more challenges, as the customers need companies to be quick and increase their logistics performance more than ever before. E-Commerce Logistics

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UPS Supply Chain Innovation Keynote Presentation at SCRC Meeting this Fall

NC State SCRC

One of the highlights of our SCRC meeting was the presentation by David Quintilio, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at United Parcel Service. David shared how UPS has experienced solid growth in the last few years, and is a cornerstone of the logistics and small parcel industry.

Three New Challenges All Organizations Need to Meet

The Network Effect

Logistics – Integrated distribution and fulfillment, localized inventory, and high velocity final delivery. Designing ones’ supply chain to meet all four of these topics is required to truly be omnichannel.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

Cerasis

Now, multiply that by 250 million Americans celebrating the holiday, reports Bob Trebilcock of Logistics Management. Frozen turkeys make up 90 percent of Thanksgiving sales, explains Chris Cunnane of Logistics Viewpoints. Fresh turkey spoils faster and requires fast-paced logistics.

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SCRC Meeting Insights – Part I

NC State SCRC

We kicked off the 33rd SemiAnnual SCRC Partner Meeting today, with a room full of people from various segments of government, industry, and academic attending.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. This data has proven to be valuable when companies meet with their retail customers or make strategic decisions regarding their supply chain operations.

The 9 Key Considerations of an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Understanding last mile logistics is only half the battle. Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. Planning Is Essential To Have an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy. Logistics

Where Bricks-and-Mortar Meets Omni-Channel

Supply Chain @ MIT

Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz, Director, Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain, and Dr. Elena Revilla, Professor at the IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, describe this part […].

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Selecting & Managing Logistics Companies & Emerging Logistics Tech Trends

Cerasis

The rationale for outsourcing certain manufacturing and supply chain processes, such as transportation management, fulfillment, and more to logistics companies is evident and clear. This report details instructions for properly selecting and managing third-party logistics companies or 3PLs.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! Here are some excerpts from the article: XPO Logistics Inc. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. Whirlpool has not always considered logistics a competitive advantage.

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LeanCor

2 Key Inventory Metrics Your Logistics Company Should Be Measuring. Most logistics companies measure inventory using inventory turns. In addition, many logistics companies combine raw materials, work-in-process, and finished-goods inventories to calculate overall inventory turns.

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. Lasting success in e-commerce depends on how well an organization manages e-commerce logistics costs.

Warehousing Made Easy: How to Meet Ever-Changing Customer Demands

Supply Chain Nation

Warehouse managers are under a lot of pressure to maximize throughput, minimize cost, optimize labor productivity and meet shipping deadlines, and do so in a way that keeps each and every customer happy, which is a tough task. With the right WMS in place, organizations can improve the ability to meet demanding customer expectations, enhance productivity and fulfill orders more profitably. JDA WMS and Warehouse Labor Management (WLM) can help you meet these demands head on.

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics. What Is Last Mile Logistics? . trillion wide by 2018, and demand on last mile logistics will grow.

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. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services.

5 Ways Your 3PL Can Help You Meet E-commerce Challenges

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

A 3PL can help, Saddle Creek’s Perry Belcastro, vice president of fulfillment services, explains in the latest issue of Inbound Logistics. The post 5 Ways Your 3PL Can Help You Meet E-commerce Challenges appeared first on Saddle Creek Logistics Services.

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Lean Logistics

LeanCor

Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics? In lean logistics (or any field), PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) allows individuals and teams to thoughtfully review an operation for problems or opportunities, and experiment with ways to improve the situation. Warehousing Logistics.

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Logistics Automation and Blockchain: What’s the Potential?

Cerasis

Up to 64% of supply chain leaders consider Big Data Analytics the best way to overcome supply chain challenges, asserts Antonia Renner of ComputerWorld, but new technologies, such as logistics automation and blockchain, may hold much more opportunity than meets the eye. Logistics automation and blockchain have potential applicability to payment processing, freight location monitoring, order fulfillment, and more. Automation Blockchain Logistics