Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. Customer service is the beginning, middle, and end of omnichannel strategies. Make Incremental Steps Toward Omnichannel.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

Cerasis

Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In addition, some may feel that growing into a seamless omnichannel sales strategy is impossible without supply chain technology hiccups, but that is not true. This naturally creates a large pool of data, and 3PIs have the technology to leverage this data to build and improve omnichannel supply chains.

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Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

The next time you feel the need to toast someone, raise your glass to all the supply chain professionals involved in omnichannel retail operations. Omnichannel logistics challenges. From a consumer perspective, omnichannel retail is about enjoying a seamless shopping experience across channels and selecting a delivery method that meets personal timing and location preferences. Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Reverse Logistics.

Last Mile eCommerce: Why eCommerce Logistics Now Requires Expertise in Last Mile & White Glove Logistics Services

Cerasis

While automation is poised to revolutionize eCommerce Logistics and last mile delivery, last mile eCommerce will benefit from increased use of white glove logistics services. The answer is by providing white glove services as part of last mile eCommerce, and shippers need to know a few things about why last mile eCommerce logistics now require white glove services too. White Glove Logistics Service Overcome Last Mile eCommerce Challenges.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics

Cerasis

It can be hard to wrap your mind around how encompassing last mile Logistics can be. Last mile e-commerce, last mile technology, last mile metrics and white glove services make standard shipping conversations seem like child’s play, and the new focus on the last mile is anything but. In this e-book, "The Ulitmate Guide To Last Mile & White Glove Logistics", these top lessons that shippers need to know about last-mile logistics in the modern era.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

Whether you are a retailer, carrier, cloud services provider, or eCommerce merchant, Amazon not only effected the landscape of e-tail but the landscape of shipping and logistics as a whole. Amazon also plans on investing in trucks and planes, in addition to its Amazon Flex program, and even to outsource its logistics to other merchants as a way to offset its own shipping costs. Freight Logistics Omnichannel Small Package amazon effect

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Technology and the Changing Nature of Logistics

Enterra Insights

One of the activities within supply chain operations is logistics. The Interlake Mecalux staff explains, “Logistics forms part of the supply chain. … Supply chains are shifting towards a logistics environment that’s faster and more flexible, personalized, accurate, and efficient.” Logistic 4.0 Logistics 4.0 Relying on intelligent logistics. Enabling real omnichannelity. Implementing Logistics 4.0.

Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Reverse logistics can also have a dramatic effect on steering a company’s fortunes. Reverse logistics is therefore worth doing, and worth doing properly. Looking to real-life examples for inspiration, we can ask, ‘Who does reverse logistics well?’ This also qualifies as reverse logistics.

Get Ready for Holiday Now … Make It Boring (From A Supply Chain Perspective)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Focus on your key cost, quality and delivery metrics. Manage Your Logistics Network. Consider Your Omnichannel Fulfillment Options. Many Logistics and Distribution companies offer an E-Commerce service, including Fulfillment by Amazon. Retail #ECommerce #SupplyChain #SCM #Business #Omnichannel #Logistics. Business Process Optimization E-Commerce Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Business ECommerce Logistics Retail SCM supplychain

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.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. Amazon FBA sometimes falls short in this crucial metric. Amazon runs an enormous fulfillment and logistics business. In an ecosystem the size of Amazon FBA, where personal attention is hard to come by, the flip side of the company’s huge logistics machine is mistakes that can ruin a reputation. Subscribe Here!

E-commerce spurring drive for innovation in third-party logistics industry

EFT

With both the rise of e-commerce and the increasing expectations of a consumer-like experience for B2B, 3PLs are experiencing pressure to evolve regardless of their customers says the Third Party Logistics Report. The report's biggest underlying finding is the demand for the greater use of technology throughout all parts of the supply chain to remain competitive and to differentiate in the omnichannel buying experience.

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.

Profitable E-commerce is all about how and who leads your Fulfillment Operations

Supply Chain Network

In fact, this year I have the pleasure of presenting my insights from the perspective of someone who lead the business side and now leads a team on the logistics service provider side. Best Practices for the Omnichannel Distribution Center and Outbound Supply Chain. This session will also cover how Omni-channel affects the costs and metrics in distribution. A holistic view of omnichannel from a distribution cost point of view. SCI Logistics.

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

3PL Fulfillment Prices! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment warehouses benefit mightily from this sizeable growth by earning revenue for shouldering the logistical challenges of fulfilling and shipping orders for sellers of online goods. The most widely used metrics for performance within the fulfillment industry are order fulfillment accuracy (the percentage of orders shipped correctly) and inventory shrinkage (the amount of inventory lost due to error and theft). ecommerce #logistics #fulfillment #warehouse.

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Target’s Margins Improve Even As Digital Sales Explode: How Is That Even Possible?

Logistics Viewpoints

In one article from a few years ago a pundit said, “The dirty little secret about omnichannel that is not getting nearly enough attention – omnichannel can cost a lot more than simply running stores.” Shouldn’t logistics expenses be scaling in a way that would decrease margins?

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. Best Practices Are for Maximizing Warehouse Space Embracing Big Data analytics and supporting omnichannel fulfillment options—including ship-to-store and storefront-as-a-distribution-center—can help warehouse managers fully utilize available space. Use metrics and Big Data analytics for performance measurement and improvement, explains Inbound Logistics.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

To give you an idea of what this is doing, the classic retail metrics, “same store sales” and “sales per square foot”, are no longer being reported by Macy’s department stores. Capacity for order fulfillment is a massive question in the omnichannel environment. The ultimate outcome for Omnichannel sales is the integration and merging of the Brand (the Nirvana of this view) where it is about the entire brand experience, not a channel within a brand.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

To get an expert’s response to that question, I interviewed Michael Falls, Senior Manager of Operations at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. The Impact of Omnichannel. With the rapid rise in omnichannel shopping and the need to fulfill those orders quickly, retailers must balance inventory positioning, the labor cost to fulfill the orders, and transportation costs.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

But, modern businesses have grown to encompass an omnichannel sales opportunity. In other words, manufacturers need analytics from point-of-sale systems, transportation metrics and more. In fact, manufacturers can collaborate with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), like Cerasis , to realize the benefits of collaboration and taking advantage of business-to-business (B2B) sales through integration of systems, explains Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7.

Visibility and Control Critical for Supply Chain Success in Post-COVID Retail Environment

Zipline Logistics

Zipline Logistics’ President and Co-Founder, Andrew Lynch, recently discussed the topics in-depth to a group of CPG leaders during a presentation with X-Talks.? . What logistics and trucking look like today . Finding the Right Logistics Partner? .

How to Maximize WMS to Increase E-Commerce ROI

Veridian Solutions

Changing state of logistics. Meanwhile, the changing state of logistics will require more integration with new systems, including those created by third-party logistics providers (3PLS). Design the warehouse with an omnichannel mindset. Omnichannel requires an entirely different mindset, knowing products may be fulfilled at and sent to an infinite number of locations.

Despite COVID-19, the Concurrent Planning Market is Booming

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies have a metric that measures plan accuracy and these companies work, for example, to move plan accuracy from 75% to 78%. As omnichannel fulfillment flows increasingly include the store in different types of ways, these flows and safety stocks also need to be modeled.

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

Cerasis

Companies expanded e-commerce and omnichannel solutions simultaneously as well, reports Steve Banker of Logistics Viewpoints. In other words, accessibility and personalization allows warehouse managers and staff members to define metrics relevant to new products and current operations, test new processes and effectively manage the flow of goods.

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WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations

Cerasis

In other words, the WMS should provide full functionality and access across your enterprise and peripheral activities, reports Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisers , giving you the ability to position your company among the industry’s leading omnichannel retailers. Furthermore, track the return on investment (ROI) of the system with KPIs and metrics. A 2002 Material Handling and Logistics magazine article cited multiple problems with WMS implementation.

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

Veridian Solutions

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. Retailers must approach inventory management from a channel- and customer-specific point of view, while considering the needs of the omnichannel supply chain as a seamless system. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

warehouse is 34 years old, explains Michelle Fischer via Inbound Logistics. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Older warehouses are not designed to handle the strain created by e-commerce and omnichannel-driven holiday shopping practices. The WMS should also offer integration with new technology, especially shopping carts, to give retailers an opportunity to tap into omnichannel sales channels, particularly e-commerce sales.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

warehouse is 34 years old, explains Michelle Fischer via Inbound Logistics. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Older warehouses are not designed to handle the strain created by e-commerce and omnichannel-driven holiday shopping practices. The WMS should also offer integration with new technology, especially shopping carts, to give retailers an opportunity to tap into omnichannel sales channels, particularly e-commerce sales.

Is it Advantage Organized Retail in India?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Amazon planned ahead on an extensive product assortment and investments in infrastructure (transportation logistics, fulfillment centers & payment systems) prior to starting their operations in India five years ago. To become truly customer centric the organized retail sector needs to embrace omnichannel and provide the consumer all options – online, mobile, in store – to purchase what, when and where they want to purchase.

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Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. Best Practices Are for Maximizing Warehouse Space Embracing Big Data analytics and supporting omnichannel fulfillment options—including ship-to-store and storefront-as-a-distribution-center—can help warehouse managers fully utilize available space. Use metrics and Big Data analytics for performance measurement and improvement, explains Inbound Logistics.

2D Barcodes in Warehouse Management: Why Aren’t We All Using Them?

Veridian Solutions

While this was great when the supply chain moved from manufacturer to distribution center to brick-and-mortar store and then to the customer, the continuous complex growth of the modern omnichannel supply chain has rendered the 1D barcode less effective. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. As a result, 2D barcodes offers some stark benefits, reports Logistics Management, which includes: More information tracking.

E-commerce and the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

The staff at Logistics Management notes, “E-commerce has changed the way the logistics and supply chain game is played. The world of digital commerce has introduced more risk and complexity than logistics and supply chain professionals have ever faced. By every big-picture metric, social media and ecommerce should be a match made in heaven. Retailers have always been curious about the paths consumers take when they decide something needs to be purchased.

Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

Last mile might be the latest buzzword (or buzzwords) in logistics, but not without good reason. If your company is trading in the fast-paced arena of omnichannel retail , this is one buzzword you really need to pay attention to. It’s not just about the logistics providers you work with or whether you insource or outsource your distribution. Regardless of your service standards, your supply chain should be optimised for reverse as well as outbound logistics.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Average warehouse capacity utilization among manufacturers sits at 68 percent, reports Roberto Michel of Logistics Management.