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The importance of reverse logistics in your supply chain network

Kinaxis

by Iman Niroomand Reverse logistics is defined as the process of moving goods beyond their typical final destination for things like re-use, capturing value, or proper disposal. Supply chain executives measure the effectiveness of that flow using the on-time delivery (OTD) metric. In those cases, you would then have to organize shipping of the returned product and send it through various processes such as testing, dismantling, repairing, recycling or disposing of it.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

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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?’ Logistics

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

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. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whatever your Industry you should be able to make comparisons to competitors, do benchmarking, and even compare yourself on key metrics across industries. The Supply Chain arranges for the appropriate logistics, and negotiates terms and conditions with Suppliers, audits Suppliers, and deals with quality strategies and issues. From the outbound perspective the Supply Chain also arranges logistics and delivery. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Ocean Plastics Environmental Crisis!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And where is the focus on reversing the poor attitudes which is needed to fix this situation? According to the oceanconservancy.org “Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. If we truly had an effective reverse logistics system in place for the recovery, recycling and reuse of plastics we certainly would not have a problem of this size.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel logistics challenges. The expectation of instant consumer gratification has businesses scrambling to shore up their supply chain to ensure cost-effective on-time delivery, which is where omnichannel logistics comes into play.”[3] ”[3] Legacy staff members identify 9 top omnichannel logistics challenges businesses generally face. Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Reverse Logistics.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014. Layers of Logistics Explained. Happy New Year!

9 Key Considerations in an Effective Last Mile Delivery Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. One of the first problems with creating a last mile logistics strategy is cost. Retail #ECommerce #SupplyChain #Logistics. Subscribe Here!

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A truly efficient and effective Supply Chain must include a strategy, plans, business processes, and performance metrics that incorporate disintermediation and the elimination of waste! Think about the typical set of objectives and metrics associated with managing a Supply Chain. Drop shipping is another example of eliminating unnecessary and redundant material movement and transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Want Success?

5 fundamental ways to reduce Last mile Delivery Costs

Abivin

The term “last mile” is more than just a buzzword in the logistics and supply chain industry, concerning the transportation of goods to the final destination. You can measure your fleet performance with 5 key metrics for last mile delivery. Rather than thousands of middle distribution channels, these urban warehouses are now near the highly populated areas for quicker and more convenient shipping.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

Oracle, the world’s third-largest software maker by revenue, has spent over eight years refining its logistics and transportation software and now offers the most extensive supply chain suite in the market. Oracle’s “Transportation Management” app provides an opportunity for shippers and third party logistics companies to execute all supply stages in every transportation medium. Appian Logistics Software Suite. The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems.

What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

Cerasis

In shipping, this translates to taking every precaution necessary, and sparing no expense to deliver exactly what a consumer wants without lifting the proverbial finger. Furniture can easily snag and tear on the slightest hook in a doorway, and shippers need to consider using white glove logistics to deliver on the promise of providing exactly what a consumer wants. Use Metrics to Track Performance. Delivery Service and Reverse Logistics Are Part of White Glove Service Too.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. A carbon emissions reduction strategy must take all Suppliers into account, not just the impact from your in-house facilities. Further your Supplier selection and management plan must include reporting on environmental emission metrics along with reduction goals and performance tracking. Logistics/Link Supplier Selection/Management.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Value-added services like customs brokerage, insurance, and reverse logistics add layers of complexities well beyond the scope of a carrier’s core competence. With 22,000 TEU mega ships exacerbating surplus capacity, the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. Join with over 10,000 professionals getting cutting-edge logistics tech insights right to their inboxes.

The Elegance of the Costco Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fewer SKUs and suppliers mean less complicated logistics. Given the set up of the store Costco has all goods shipped, replenished and fulfilled in full pallet quantities. By working with suppliers to optimize the amount of product on a pallet Costco is able to reduce handling, maximize truck capacity utilization, and lower logistics costs. Costco eliminates the middle man in logistics bypassing distributors all together. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Value-added services like customs brokerage, insurance, and reverse logistics add layers of complexities well beyond the scope of a carrier’s core competence. With 22,000 TEU mega ships exacerbating surplus capacity, the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. Join with over 10,000 professionals getting cutting-edge logistics tech insights right to their inboxes.

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 so, you’ll need to consider whether you will pass the costs of high-speed delivery on to the customer as shipping charges or absorb them in the retail price of your products. It’s not just about the logistics providers you work with or whether you insource or outsource your distribution. Outsourcing your reverse logistics as an entire process.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

All of this creates increased supply chain complexity through localized inventory variety, location complexity, legal and regulatory concerns, longer and shorter shipping distances, more modes, and tighter windows for on-time delivery. Now, with a single, global TMS and cloud-based visibility, the Microsoft team gained real time metrics and KPIs with data that can be ingested live through machine learning models to predict potential impacts and disruptions.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

All of this creates increased supply chain complexity through localized inventory variety, location complexity, legal and regulatory concerns, longer and shorter shipping distances, more modes, and tighter windows for on-time delivery. Now, with a single, global TMS and cloud-based visibility, the Microsoft team gained real time metrics and KPIs with data that can be ingested live through machine learning models to predict potential impacts and disruptions.

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! (Videos)

Supply Chain Game Changer

And problems in harvesting, quality standards, storage, shipping costs, and handling all create food waste. Better Supply-Demand planning, Quality management, transportation lead time reduction, distribution network optimization, cycle time reduction, better handling, more effective storage, real time order management, and reverse logistics improvement are all within the purvey of Supply Chain. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out The Baby Supply Chain!

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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. WMS efficiency also means streamlining billing and order fulfillment, reducing inaccuracies and improving cycle time to complete purchases and ship orders faster. Extensive logistics solutions. The natural next function of a WMS bridges warehouses with the way merchandise gets to stores and consumers, the logistics network.

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. WMS efficiency also means streamlining billing and order fulfillment, reducing inaccuracies and improving cycle time to complete purchases and ship orders faster. Extensive logistics solutions. The natural next function of a WMS bridges warehouses with the way merchandise gets to stores and consumers, the logistics network.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Where is your picking operation located with respect to shipping and product storage? “The overall amount of time it takes for raw materials or parts to make their way through your warehouse and onto store shelves is another key metric in determining your success as a warehouse supervisor.

Warehouse Audit and Survey

The Lean Supply Chain

However, in reality, only a few companies seem to really pay attention to their stockroom or warehouse, or the five processes that affect it (receiving, put-away, picking, shipping and maintenance, where “maintenance” represents the combination of cycle counting, consolidation, and other processes that maintain the stockroom in good operating order). SKUs Slotted: Items will be managed in a way to provide high performance to the warehouse’s “customer”: or shipping door.