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E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

The answer lies in developing omnichannel experiences for customers, unifying the online and brick-and-mortar experience into a seamless shopping journey. Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. E-Commerce Shipping Comes With Unique Challenges As explained by SPS Commerce.com, shippers may lack the physical resources, read “warehousing space,” necessary to handle e-commerce shipping.

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. To understand this paradox, warehouse managers need to understand the pitfalls of omnichannel warehouse management and how to develop a winning strategy. Defining the carrying and shipping costs of your product. Using multiple shipping methods, according to customers’ requests. Omnichannel Warehouse

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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. Reverse Logistics. … Omnichannel is not just a logistics decision.

Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

consumers expect orders, with free shipping, to arrive within three days. To meet changing consumer behavior, retailers are finding omnichannel strategies essential. ” Omnichannel strategies can help meet consumer demands. Myerson ( @Paul_A_Myerson ), a supply chain instructor at Monmouth University, insists omnichannel operations are the new retail reality. ”[7] Mastering omnichannel operations is essential to turn that situation around.

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm. Michael Jones ( @mdjonesy ), a business consultant, explains, “Consumers don’t shop ‘omnichannel.’ ”[1] Successful companies make omnichannel operations seamless and easy for consumers; but, behind the scenes complexity rules. Tom Redd, a marketing expert, observes, “Omnichannel is a marvelous thing, and all cogs in the retail mechanism play a part.”[2]

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Outlines New Developments in Omnichannel Strategy and Technology. Ace Hardware Powers Its Omnichannel Initiative with eBay Enterprise In-Store Pickup. Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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 our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. 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.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

As the logistics industry remains fragmented, riddled with data silos , low-transparency, and archaic manual processes, blockchain within the supply chain can empower this revolution towards digital collaboration. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

How You Can Get MORE from a Unichannel Logistics Partner! (ULP)

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what some procurement professionals may think, all logistics solution providers are not created equal, and those who consider price only, or as main factor in their selection process, are doomed to mediocrity and perhaps even failure. Even more importantly is the ongoing evolution or metamorphosis of what was traditional Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers, simple providers of basic logistics services, into the emerging Unichannel Logistics Partner (ULP).

The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Bureau

This article delves into the changes that new commercial business models, customer expectations, and technology are bringing about in the logistics environment, focusing particularly on how those changes are impacting the planning, procurement, design, layout, and operation of distribution centres. Real Estate in the Logistics Industry: A Changing Landscape. If that trend continues, their growth in logistics could be even more remarkable.

Three Ways Material Handling Equipment Is Changing with Rise of E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

2 The shift to a hybrid omnichannel model. To manage both individual parcels and pallets, the hybrid omnichannel model is gaining popularity to balance the requirements of different order sizes. As two-day shipping has quickly become the norm in e-commerce, data collection to increase awareness into costs and efficiency is critical. Data analysis is used to compare maintenance costs, ensuring MHE procurement choices are cost-effective.

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Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? Because if we don’t have the goods in the Distribution Centre we can’t ship them to stores and we can’t make them available for Online sales. Omnichannel #Retail #SupplyChain #SCM #ECommerce #Distribution #Logistics. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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How Order Management System (OMS) Software Aids Retailers

Veridian Solutions

Unfortunately, legacy systems also have a direct correlation with an inability to embrace omnichannel supply chains and reap its rewards, such as using brick-and-mortar stores as fulfillment centers and tapping all inventory to move product faster and with less cost. Shipping rate brokerage. Procurement efficiency. OmniChannel Retail Order Management System

9 eCommerce Warehousing Best Practices to Follow

Cerasis

Unfortunately, millions more will still go to brick-and-mortar stores to find those special items, and the push toward online and omnichannel ordering will continue grow, which is why it is increasingly important to invest in eCommerce Warehousing. Target Two-Day Shipping. Major online and big-box retailers, including Amazon, Target and Walmart, are targeting two-day delivery times, if not same day shipping or pickup. E-Commerce Logistics Warehouse

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.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

EazyStock

To stay ahead, tech-smart operations, savvy professionals are using logistics and supply chain mobile applications as must-have tools for operational excellence. In this blog, the team at EazyStock will be showing you the most exciting logistics and supply chain mobile applications that will make your job even easier. Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications Top 12. The post 13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications appeared first on EazyStock.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

We follow an exhaustive list of supply chain and logistics blogs to make this possible. If you want to start learning, we suggest you check out these top logistics and supply chain blogs. Top Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs We Love. Ship Lilly. The blog is run by Lilly and Associates and covers a huge range of topics from drop shipping, outsourced fulfillment, the trucking shortage, U.S.-China More Than Shipping. Logistics Management.

Create a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks and Lulls!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As noted by Inbound Logistics , “Many manufacturers start assembling products, mapping out product specs to determine capacity needs, and working with their transportation and distribution partners on reliable and cost-effective logistics solutions up to six months in advance.”. As explained by Logistics Management , the upcoming peak season is already throwing a wrench into supply chains across the country. Ability to leverage cross-docking and drop-shipping.

Bed, Bath & Beyond – Second Quarter 2020 E-commerce & Supply Chain Initiatives

Logistics Trends and Insights

Gross profits were offset by higher net direct to customer shipping expenses. Create more flexible fulfillment options designed to improve the company’s delivery capabilities and lower the company’s shipping costs. Omnichannel capabilities including inventory and warehouse management capabilities such as advanced allocation logic and replenishment strategies to improve customer experience. ecommerce Logistics retail Supply Chain Bath & Beyond Bed Retailers supply chain

Featuring Our 10 Best Warehouse Order Fulfillment Articles!

Supply Chain Game Changer

From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes – Principles for World Class Order Fulfillment! From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! E-Commerce/Last Mile Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes! E-Commerce/Last Mile Delivery: Stop Shipping Air and Empty Boxes! The link below is to our top Procurement and Purchasing articles. Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

How Last Mile Delivery Affects the Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The orchestration of processes and information for the procurement of goods to the “last mile” delivery to the customer is a required competency in today’s direct to consumer marketplace. As many regional delivery hubs do not require the full breadth and depth of a WMS, some basic functionality is still needed: receiving, cross docking, inventory visibility, labor and task management, staging, driver check-in and check-out, quality audit, loading, and shipping. By David Meyers.

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Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first part I put forth 6 areas of focus in order to reduce logistics costs. Carrying slow-moving inventory or shipping damaged/incorrect product hurts customer relationships. Logistics Warehouse warehouse cost reductions

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What are the Supply Chain Impacts of Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out Amazon and Uber’s Impact on Logistics! It follows on the company’s gradual conquest of the logistics space over the last few years, including the licensing of 20 Boeing 767 air cargo jets, the acquisition of wholesale shipping licenses, and forays into trucking. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Subscribe Here!

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The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Consider this: Roger works in logistics for an omnichannel retailer. Roger’s biggest pain point is managing increasing shipping costs for both direct-to-consumer and bulk fulfillment to retail stores, and knows he’s going to hit capacity in Q4 with the impending demand.

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

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

Cerasis

Technology Will Reshape Procurement Practices. Better procurement practices translate into better overall sales, but the role of procurement in driving sales’ statistics will change throughout 2017. Today, procurement drives up to 67 percent of sales, explains Johnathan Webb of Forbes magazine, as procurement professionals look for innovative ways to produce effective, superior products. Procurement strategy was not always evident.

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5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have been around for several years, and while 3PLs may have existing software suites, such as our very own transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater, many supply chain managers are still implementing in-house technology solutions that have severe capability limitations. What About Moving Product Through the Supply Chain, I.e., What About Logistics? Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

Cerasis

In fact, most supply chains are moving toward omnichannel supply chains, blending e-commerce, brick-and-mortar and third-party sales into a seamless experience for consumers. For example, the process of using blockchain follows a logical path from development and procurement through delivery and returns management, as noted by the following Deloitte graphic. Decreased shipping costs. Increases order accuracy and prevention of the shipping of counterfeit products.

Flipkart-Walmart Deal and What It Means for the Indian Online Retail Sector

Shipsy

Efficient Supply Chain and Logistics With increased internet penetration?—?thanks Customers are not only looking for discounts and quality but are also preferring companies that offer faster shipping. Given Walmart’s competence in supply-chain management, the company can provide the much-needed push by enabling the procurement of goods at village level. Flipkart is already trying to improve its omnichannel penetration by deploying various strategies with Myntra?—?Flipkart’s

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Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Your logistics could mean the difference between life and death. In this article, we explore how eCommerce retailers can strengthen the backbone of the business—logistics—and leverage new, collaborative technologies to increase sales, improve customer retention, and decrease shopping cart abandonment. Struggling to create a seamless omnichannel experience and boost online sales has been on the agenda. In eCommerce, logistics can make or break your business.

The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

That’s why we’ve created this list of the top logistics and supply chain journalists and thought leaders that we follow and suggest you check out in 2020. . Top Logistics & Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders We Follow. David “Dave” Blanchard is the Senior Director of Content at EHS Today and Material Handling and Logistics. Steve Banker is the Vice president of Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group and co-author of Logistics Viewpoints.

Why Supply Chain Transformation is Inevitable

Enterra Insights

“In the 1940s, innovation meant streamlining processes with forklifts and ocean-bound shipping containers. James Henderson reports, “The latest DHL Logistics Trend Radar report, found that businesses are increasingly ordering goods online, which is driving a need for ‘faster and more convenient supply chains’ Another key finding from the report is that customer demand is also driving growth in direct-to-consumer shipments of time-and-temperature sensitive goods.”[3]

8 Things to Not Miss at ProMat 2019

Veridian Solutions

Veridian has partnered with these companies because of their ability to deliver omnichannel solutions to companies around the globe in every imaginable industry. C-Level executives, manufacturing managers, IT directors, third-party logistics professionals, and procurement professionals make up a fraction of the people that you will meet at the event. Schedule time to meet with us or just stop by (don’t worry about logistics…we will ship the YETI to the lucky winner).

The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

FLEXE

Companies like Amazon and Inditex , who set new industry standards for innovative logistics in 2016, are a testament to the role supply chain plays in a company’s success. An “innovate or die” climate is taking over, putting a microscope on logistics and the impact it has on earnings, growth and customer loyalty. As you begin to prepare for the coming year, FLEXE has identified 20 logistics trends that can be expected in 2017: 1.