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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. Meanwhile, consumers may not be able to get products as quickly as they would with the advanced transportation network of Amazon. Omnichannel Warehouse

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. To avoid the retail apocalypse and achieve omnichannel success, shippers need to understand the challenges of e-commerce shipping, how it contributes to omnichannel success and a few tips to succeed in it.

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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. Finding the Right Transportation. Reverse Logistics.

Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

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. We’re all familiar with the adage “knowledge is power.”

How to Shift Your Logistics Management for Omnichannel Selling

AFFLINK

Omnichannel selling is an approach to retail sales that is designed to give the customer seamless brand experiences, whether they’re making a purchase online, over the phone, or inside a store. An omnichannel approach ensures that on the back end, there’s integration between production, distribution, communication, and promotion. Here's a closer look at omnichannel sales and how businesses can take this next step. What Does Omnichannel Selling Look Like?

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]

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. TMS Transportation Management

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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. Twitter LinkedIn The post Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Omnichannel is all about the Customer

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel operations were supposed to be traditional retailers’ solution to the Amazon challenge; but, many retailers and manufacturers have struggled to master the concept. Just as some retailers are beginning to master omnichannel operations, Jason Rosing ( @JasonRosing ), founding partner of Veridian, asks, “Is omnichannel dead?”[1] Jones bluntly wrote, “The omnichannel approach that retailers once took is dead.

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

Cerasis

With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. Logistics professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations, and the days of peaks and lulls have ended. To answer that question, let us turn our attention to some of the key top logistics trends we’ll see over the next 12 months, in part as a response to the growing customer experience movement. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Logistics Trends

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2018 Supply Chain Trends: Omnichannel, Customer Experience, & Regulations to Shape the Industry

Cerasis

Omnichannel Supply Chains Will Become Standard. Omnichannel is perhaps the biggest of the 2018 supply chain trends. 2018 will see more supply chains pursue omnichannel strategies , eliminating inconsistencies and disparate systems and creating a cohesive, shopping experience for consumers. Better returns management and reverse logistics are essential to keep pace with the growing demand for e-commerce.

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).

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.

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. In fact, up to 70 percent of companies are combining traditional retail, B2B and e-commerce warehousing operations under one roof, explains Chris Cunnane of Logistics Viewpoints. E-Commerce Logistics Warehouse

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.

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. supplychainmanagement #procurement #logisticsmanagement.

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. Cerasis is another leader in the world of supply chain and logistics. The blog spends a lot of time focusing on the use of transportation management systems and how they can increase efficiency in your supply chain. Food Logistics.

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

To stay competitive, shippers need to understand the current challenges of using blockchain in e-commerce , how it can benefit the e-commerce supply chain, and a few best practices for using blockchain to move toward a seamless, omnichannel experience. Use for transparency and traceability for buyers, marketplaces, sellers, and consumers, unifying the history of a product from procurement to end-users, as well as throughout returns, if necessary. Blockchain E-Commerce Logistics

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. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy. Globally, the company ranks 3rd in air and ocean freight, and ranks 5th for international contract logistics.

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.

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. Transport : Unnecessary movement of materials from one location to another and not utilizing consolidation or pool point programs to optimize transportation can add to logistics and warehouse costs. Logistics Warehouse warehouse cost reductions

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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

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. Here are three common logistics problems you can easily solve with on-demand warehousing. The holidays are coming.

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.

Accelerate your Supply Chain Management at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle SCM

Unlock New Opportunities in End-to-End Integrated Logistics with IoT and Analytics. As omnichannel businesses become complex and customer demands increase, it's important to understand how supply chains will optimize to perform the functions necessary to meet those expectations. Supply chain organizations have been on a long journey to improve customer fulfillment and collaboration, especially in logistics functions such as transportation and warehousing.

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. Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains.

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.

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.

CSCO Forum / 3PL Summit 2013

Supply Chain Movement

Join top supply chain executives from leading companies including John Lewis, Lego, Nokia, British American Tobacco and HP in discussions on omnichannel retail, S&OP, Africa and more. This year’s topics will include: Expand Your Omnichannel Retail Capabilities to Optimize Inventory & Increase Sales – Prepare your business for this retail revolution by improving network efficiency, and collaborating with your distribution partners.

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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.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

The hindrance for manufacturers in the past was having a system in place to handle opening up to multi-channel or even omnichannel sales. Logistics and Transportation Managers at manufacturers will have reports at their fingertips on how to continue to reduce transportation costs, a heavy portion of the expense budget, by leaning on data to continually improve. Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

There are so many potential issues that can impact a supply chain to cause delays (such as fluctuating availability of raw materials, hold-ups in customs, adverse weather, staffing problems, political issues, procurement problems, changes in legislation and so on) that being able to realistically foresee and safeguard against each of them will only ever be partially successful, and it takes up a lot of resources. He is a Branch Manager of Becker Logistics.

[Infographic] The State of Supply Chains: The Supply Chain Has Gone Digital

Cerasis

Supply chains must evolve to meet an increasing number of omnichannel sales, and technologies must be integrated within existing systems to reach maximum efficiency and productive value. However, the response to hindrances in 2016 continued to showcase the importance of fundamental concepts, asserts Ryder , which include the following: Continually seeking the fastest, most cost-effective means of transporting products to consumers, including enhanced delivery options.

8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In 2017, the company began to look at new options for warehousing, knowing it would need to start placing inventory closer to customers if it wanted to compete in the challenging omnichannel retail space. Select one strategic logistics partner and build a long-term, close relationship. Place your main inventory holdings close to your logistic partner’s central hub. Procurement costs. There is also the question of ethical procurement and purchasing to consider. .