Editor’s Pick: 6 Warehouse Metrics You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from PINC’s blog highlights six warehouse metrics that all companies should be tracking, monitoring, and acting upon.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

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Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. Business Intelligence Data e-Books Key Performance Indicators Logistics kpis ebook

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3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

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3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction. 10 Soft Metric Considerations in Measuring Supply Chain Performance. Customer Service Levels : When it comes to how a shipper defines the value of a logistics provider or 3PL to the bottom line, there are often several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Logistics Metrics taken into consideration. View our Trends Category to stay up to speed. .

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries

Cerasis

In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

More than four billion metric tons of oil and produced every day worldwide, with oilfield companies still generating the […]. Blog midstream oil and gas oil oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain oil pricesDespite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand.

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The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company

Cerasis

Similar to the supply chain maturity curve of technologies, as explained by Steve Banker of Forbes , supply chain managers should consider how top supply chain trends will influence operations in the coming year. Learn the Landscape, trends, types, & applications. In the logistics aspect of the supply chain, this equates to better monitoring and adherence to guidelines governing drive time, fuel use, deadhead and more. Supply Chain Trends

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Emerging Trends: Elastic Logistics and Supply Chain Demand

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Elastic logistics is a method of expanding and contracting logistical capabilities as it is necessary, thereby improving the cost-effectiveness of the supply chain as a whole. In 2019, it's likely that elastic logistics is going to be at the forefront of many supply chains, and that big data and logistical solutions will be working together to fine-tune and optimize the supply chain as a whole. What is "Elastic Logistics"?

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. You have to think and act beyond cost manage and find ways to leverage supply chain and logistics as a competitive weapon — that is, look for ways to leverage supply chain management to drive top-line growth, increase market share, and enhance customer loyalty. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Amazon Prime logistics supply chain

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes. Logistics Excellence: Now & in the eFuture. Before diving into some takeaways from the sessions I attended and participated in, here are some high-level stats about Descartes (a Talking Logistics sponsor): Descartes is now a $200M+ company and continues to grow. getting buy-in from drivers and other stakeholders) and implementing appropriate metrics to measure and drive performance.).

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q3 2016)

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If you are looking for insights and advice to help inform your strategic plans for next year, check out the top Talking Logistics posts and episodes from Q3 2016 (see HERE and HERE for the top posts and episodes from Q1 and Q2, respectively). When is Now: Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure. Baseball and Logistics: The Top Four “Rules of the Diamond”. Supply Chain Visibility: An Important Piece of the Logistics Puzzle.

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

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Aside from the new administration, Amazon’s supply chain continued push deeper into new and existing markets will define additional trends in the supply chain throughout the coming year. Fortunately, these five trends may alleviate some of the strains of competition by giving supply chain partners an advantage in the global market. Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain. Upon identifying these trends, a correct forecast of supply demands can be generated.

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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.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. From Third Party Logistics, Warehouse information, Technology, and KPIs.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

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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. These branches also have characteristic trends. It incorporates your resources from every stage of the logistic process in the real-time. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

But sustainable logistics practices can have a profound effect on your brand. Here is where some CPG vendors and logistics providers are doing to achieve a greener supply chain. understand how production, storage, and outbound logistics can collectively work toward sustainability.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals. Benchmark your operation using the selected metrics.

Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

A clear sign that Mexico is currently in the supply chain spotlight was last month’s Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 in Mexico City, which attracted over 10,000 attendees and almost 200 exhibitors, including leading 3PLs, software vendors, and other supply chain and logistics companies from both the United States and Mexico. The post Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. They also lack process controls and metrics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Well, another blockbuster deal was announced this week: XPO Logistics is acquiring Con-way for approximately $3 billion. Today is September 11. I never forget.

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

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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.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

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We see three mega trends that are driving both growth and interest in the industry. 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. The post Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Market Trends Technology

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

We see three mega trends that are driving both growth and interest in the industry. 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. The post Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Market Trends Technology

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 49 episodes produced in 2018, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Our logistics team looks forward to your industry updates and GREAT music selections.” — Robert G.,

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Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

Talking Logistics

Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” But technology won’t solve your supply chain problems or help you improve unless you also address the most common culprits of poor supply chain performance: poor data quality, lack of resources and training, lack of metrics and accountability, and poor communication and collaboration with trading partners (see resolution #3 below).

Most Popular US Food Trends

Zipline Logistics

COVID-19 has shuffled domestic food and beverage consumption trends, accelerating some and disrupting others. Click Here to See How US Food Trends Have Changed. What Shaped US Food Trends. Another trend we saw explode during the pandemic was the home-based workout.

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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. Which data metrics are most relevant to your demand forecasting?

Talking Logistics YOUniversity: Our First Course

Talking Logistics

Talking Logistics was launched as a live, online video talk show focused on supply chain and logistics topics. A year after launching, however, a supply chain executive said to me, “ Talking Logistics is like an online Executive MBA course, with live lectures and guest speakers every week discussing timely and important topics.” Which topics would you like to see as Talking Logistics YOUniversity courses? Logistics Outsourcing.

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Ecommerce Venture Capital Trends: Which VCs & Seed Investors are Investing in Ecommerce?

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While the investment landscape and what VCs look for is quite different since then, this is a trend that will only evolve. A thorough understanding of metrics that prove out business models. Most founders don’t get into business to take on logistics.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 3PLs

The Logistics of Logistics

The best 3PLs do a great job of communicating with their clients and logistics partners. Habit 2 – Measure Logistics Performance. A highly effective 3PL will use key process indicators (KPIs) to monitor logistics performance. A KPI is an indicator (a metric) that you have chosen, and agreed with your partners and or customers, that will determine whether you are meeting your critical success factors. Logistics Key Process Indicators (KPI).

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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. In short, this trend could give rise to a new transportation role: “Transportation Facility Brand Manager.”. This week, for example, Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor) launched its Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report “to help shippers meet the delivery requirements set by major retailers.”

Public Markets Reward Supply Chain Alignment

Supply Chain Shaman

The relationship between corporate financial performance and supply chain metrics was complex; and in my first attempts, I was unable to derive a correlation. As I wrote about this concept, and worked with Abby Mayer ( @indexgirl ) to write the Supply Chain Metrics that Matter series of reports, I discovered more on the depth of the complexity. I wanted to better understand which metrics truly mattered. The Metrics That Matter Are Different by Industry Sector.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Business Intelligence powered by Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Modern logistics operation involves many different stages. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

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And, while the first quarter findings may be the result of a measurement issue, multi-year trends show labor productivity growth much slower than our competitors. Twitter The post Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

3 Logistics Trends Point to Cloud TMS Adoption by SMBs in 2016

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Collaborator has been reviewing respected sources of industry analysis to gain perspective on the trends being predicted to materialize in supply chain logistics for 2016. What follows are highlights from the trends reports we’ve read and some analysis of what the trends portend for mid-sized to large-volume shippers in the US. For years supply chain experts have been predicting greater collaboration between logistics providers.

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At the Starting Line: New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

Did you come up with any New Year’s resolutions to improve as a supply chain and logistics leader this year? From “5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives” originally published on January 14, 2014: 1. You have to equate the value proposition to metrics the CFO understands and cares about, such as working capital, cash flow, and other items linked to the company’s P&L and balance sheet. Happy New Year!