Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

E-commerce and omnichannel solutions are rapidly becoming the next frontier in the use of the Internet of Things and better order fulfillment processes. E-Commerce & OmniChannel Solutions Continue to Drive Competition. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.

Addressing Omnichannel Fulfillment Challenges

Enterra Insights

Google the term “omnichannel” and you are likely to find as many articles about the challenges associated with omnichannel fulfillment as you are about the importance of omnichannel operations for the future of retail. For example, Joe Skorupa ( @joeskorupa ) writes, “Omnichannel fulfillment is an essential retail function and yet few retailers claim they do it well. Fulfillment is the back half of the omnichannel operations story.

Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

To meet changing consumer behavior, retailers are finding omnichannel strategies essential. He insists consumers are also increasingly relying on recommendations from trusted sources such as friends and other influencers. ” 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.

How to Shift Your Logistics Management for Omnichannel Selling

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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. Here's a closer look at omnichannel sales and how businesses can take this next step.

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 Omnichannel Retailing Buys into TMS Technology

TMC

In response to changing consumer buying preferences, retailers have implemented multichannel or omnichannel supply chains. The multichannel, or omnichannel, experience probably isn’t new to you as a buyer. Market Trends TMS Technology Transportation Management Omnichannel Supply Chain

Omnichannel Operations can make Frenemies of Retailers and Suppliers

Enterra Insights

In the business world, omnichannel operations are creating frenemous relationships between retailers and suppliers. ” At the very least, DTC activity, as part of a larger omnichannel strategy, sets the stage for retailers and manufacturers to become frenemies. “Former partners can provide a constant source of leads and referrals.” A holistic view of the value chain is essential in today’s omnichannel retail environment.

TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge

TMC

TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge.Connect. Omnichannel supply chain models must manage freight flows to meet these demands—which is why TMS technology has become an indispensable component of omnichannel operations.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately, despite the effort and resources invested to date, many companies are still not performing to their full potential when it comes to omnichannel fulfillment, and they continue to experience challenges related to inventory visibility and optimization.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services. The Third Party Logistics Study Indicates “Working With the Enemy” Is Profitable and Acceptable. 3PL Logistics

TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge

EFT

Omnichannel supply chain models must manage freight flows to meet these demands—which is why TMS technology has become an indispensable component of omnichannel operations. . Transportation management system (TMS) technology is playing a key role.

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. Source ] Blockchain can help mitigate these losses and their associated disputes. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

If there is any problem with these goods, for instance due to quality issues, the customer may return those goods, In this case they often want replacement items in which case you are now replenishing supply with additional goods and working with the entire Reverse Logistics process.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

This was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, which is typical for August, so let’s go straight to it: Macy’s expands same day delivery to 17 cities as it challenges Amazon ( Reuters ). XPO Logistics Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results.

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Turn your Brick And Mortar Stores into E-Commerce Distribution Hubs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Competition is intense in the fast growing Omnichannel E-Commerce world. So how can Brick And Mortar Retailers turn their stores into a competitive advantage plus a source of greater profitability? Inventory Visibility and Omnichannel Availability. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What is the Best E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Service for You? Amazon FBA or 3PL?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Guest blog by Dona Dimaculangan of 3P Logistics, your end to end UK logistics provider and e-commerce specialist at [link] uk/. Third Party Logistics (3PL / TPL). SCM #SupplyChain #Amazon #Freight #Logistics #Business #Leadership #ECommerce #Omnichannel.

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Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Source: [link] ). There are 2-3m e-commerce companies in the world, excluding China (Source: [link] ). SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #ECommerce #Leadership. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! …

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Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Effectively Amazon has declared that they are officially entering the logistics business. The “Shipping With Amazon” service, albeit currently on a much smaller scale, competes with the logistics service and delivery capabilities offered by UPS, FedEx, and UPS.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

They must understand the physical size of those skus, the promotional strategy, and the supplier sourcing, delivery and replenishment plan. Manage Your Logistics Network. Consider Your Omnichannel Fulfillment Options. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Hidden Complexity in the Retail Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Omnichannel nature of retail requires a Supply Chain that is tremendously flexible. Retailers in an Omnichannel world must have a Fulfillment solution for all of these demands. Retailers must be adept and highly efficient at managing freight and logistics. Subscribe Here!

Cutting out the Middleman: The Growth of Direct-to-Consumer!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s more, customers also often prefer to buy directly from the source when possible – with the understanding that they will get the best brand experience by ordering directly from the brand itself. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #ECommerce #Leadership #Customer.

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. 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 runs an enormous fulfillment and logistics business. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link].

What is a Multichannel Distribution Management System?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This effort to create a seamless purchasing experience across all channels is known as omnichannel management. This decision may confuse or frustrate consumers who expect to save money by buying directly from the source. SCM #SupplyChain #ECommerce #Retail #Logistics #Distribution #Omnichannel. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Distribution ECommerce Logistics Retail SCM supplychain

Black Friday is Almost Here! Last Minute Supply Chain Preparation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Changes in I/T systems and transactions, the addition of physical capacity, deep business process improvements, changes in personnel, sourcing decisions, logistics arrangements and resource on boarding must all have been completed by now. Are your Logistics Partners ready?

Logistics 2.0: 3 Supply Chain Management & Logistics Predictions for 2016

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<p>In this episode of Logistics 2.0, we cover our 3 predictions for the logistics & supply chain management industry in 2016 and how they will impact your day to day life.</p> </p> <p>If you like the Logistics 2.0 </p> <figure></figure><p>Welcome to Logistics 2.0. 2015 was a very important year in 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. Challenges in Using Blockchain in E-Commerce The difficulties of blockchain depend on the source questioned. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Blockchain E-Commerce Logistics

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. As you begin to prepare for the coming year, FLEXE has identified 20 logistics trends that can be expected in 2017: 1.

How Big is the Same-Day Delivery Market?

Talking Logistics

Outlines New Developments in Omnichannel Strategy and Technology. Source: [link]. For related commentary on same-day delivery, read these Talking Logistics posts: Debunking the Myths of Same-Day Delivery (Or What Amazon Learned from a 90-Year-Old Distributor).

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. Source: [link]. Logistics Warehouse warehouse cost reduction

The Next-Generation Warehouse is Built on Data!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Too many data sources and collection points to efficiently manage. As explained by Curbed.com , this is what sets major logistics companies, including warehouses, apart from their traditional counterparts. How to Take Advantage of an Omnichannel, Next-Generation Warehouse.

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6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. However, shippers that successfully leverage the services of third-party logistics providers can overcome the struggle of offering better compensation and benefits. As explained by Inbound Logistics , smart data management involves the collection and analysis of data from multiple sources. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Freight Management logistics management Shipping

6 Strategies for Better Supply Chain Management in the Current Economy

Oracle SCM

They prioritized projects that reduced inventory and logistics expenses. Logistics Maintenance Manufacturing Oracle Supply Chain Management Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain PlanningBy Maha Muzumdar. Original version published in APICS Extra , July 2010.

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. We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts. The Impact of Omnichannel. I asked Michael about the impact omnichannel fulfillment is having on transportation strategies. “A

[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend

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Depending on company size, parcel spend can make up the majority of freight spend, and the costs of parcel in reverse logistics add to the burden. That’s why shippers will want to learn the following information in this free white paper: What Does Parcel Have to Do With Overall Logistics Spend? Proactive parcel management , including reverse logistics, necessitates ongoing understanding and improvement of overall logistics strategy.

[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.

Inventory Management Mistakes: What Supply Chain Leaders and Managers Need to Know

Veridian Solutions

As noted by Logistics Bureau , the most common inventory management mistakes include: Carrying excess inventory. Move products closer to consumers in urban and along major transportation routes, asserts Hattie Hayes of Sourcing Journal.