10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

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However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain. However, 48 to 72 hours would be an ideal lead time, reports Steve Raetz of Logistics Viewpoints.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement. Integrated Procurement and Payment Systems Simplify the Process.

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Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

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Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. Logistics

Know Your Supply Chain KPIs – Procurement

Logistics Bureau

On this blog and the one published by our sister company Logistics Bureau, we often receive questions relating to metrics suitable for monitoring procurement performance. 7 Procurement KPIs You Should be Using. Other Supply Chain KPIs Procurement Teams Should Track.

Understanding the Shipping Container Shortage!

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Shipping container shortage article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at Argentus. The massive global shipping squeeze. Here’s an example: Every year, a huge volume of finished goods are shipped from Asia to North America. Shipping rates from China to the U.S.

Drop Shipping Teddy Bears!

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As such the Category Managers were going wild with ideas on how to expand their product assortments and procuring new and interesting products to sell. the difference between the intended resale price and the cost of procuring the item from the vendor). This is drop shipping in action.

How the Covid-19 Crisis is Moving the Shipping Industry Towards a Spot Driven Rate Procurement Model and Reduce Cost through Shipsy’s Inquiry Module

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The spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 is affecting the shipping industry in unprecedented ways. Rate Procurement Through Inquiries In these testing times, shippers are now exploring spot rates in Shipsy’s Inquiry module to transport their goods.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

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If you rely on multi-stop truckload shipping as part of your strategy, you owe it to yourself to learn how to work more effectively with your carriers—which can also improve acceptance levels for these loads and help you better control supply chain costs. Continuous moves are a single load with multiple legs that was part of the procurement event and awarded to a service provider. Robinson logistics multi-stop truckload shipping transportation

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

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As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

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Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of xeneta.com. The Hackett Group has recently released their analysis of their procurement benchmarking database. It demonstrates the advantages of working with a digital procurement strategy.

What Is Procurement in Freight

The Supply Chain Journal

For management, one of the most critical aspects of shipping and inventory management is the concept of procurement in freight. Freight capacity procurement, therefore, focuses on how much load space or capacity is available on a railroad car, truck or van, vessel, or aircraft.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

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As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. Logistics LTL ltl procuremen

The 10 Procurement Metrics that Matter in 2021

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What is procurement? In simple terms business procurement is the process of locating and acquiring goods and services from external sources for the business to use. Procurement activities include planning, sourcing, and negotiation, along with risk management, legal and value analysis.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. It Would Benefit Both Procurement and Suppliers To Write in a Clear, Friendly, and Organized Manner. Procurement

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

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The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

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E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Adapting supply chain systems to succeed in multichannel fulfillment and shipping, also requires additional setup time.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". However, in many circumstances, the supplier will send an invoice that contains one set of terms, while the procurement professional will issue a purchase order which contains additional or different terms. Procurement

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

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Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? Offer multiple shipping options to consumers.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

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For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment.

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

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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. According to Stacey Rudolph of Business2Community, e-commerce shipping is complicated with an average return rate of 30 percent.

How the Covid-19 Crisis is Moving the Shipping Industry Towards a Spot Driven Rate Procurement Model and Reduce Cost through Shipsy’s Inquiry Module

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The spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 is affecting the shipping industry in unprecedented ways. Rate Procurement Through Inquiries In these testing times, shippers are now exploring spot rates in Shipsy’s Inquiry module to transport their goods.

Supplier Diversity in Logistics!

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Supplier Diversity in Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. Overall, better relationships and supplier diversity in logistics lead to wealthier and more profitable opportunities. The post Supplier Diversity in Logistics!

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

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Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. From shareholders to consumers, sustainable logistics has created broad value. Logistics

[WHITE PAPER] The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! This is a must read for those in the logistics industry to stay on top of their games! 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.

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FreightWaves Classics: The importance of logistics in the Korean War

The Supply Chain Journal

This FreightWaves Classics article will provide a brief overview of logistics during the first months of the war. Navy’s Seventh Fleet dispatched a task force led by the aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge; the British Far East Fleet also dispatched several ships. The logistics of war.

3 Best Practices to Improve Your Flatbed Shipping Performance

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Flatbed shipping is an important contributor to the overall economy as several key industries leverage this solution for the movement of their critical freight. When it comes to flatbed shipping, each industry faces unique challenges in seasonality, regulation, competition, and scalability.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

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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.

Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

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A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it. For companies of this size and influence, supplier adoption of the procurement portal simply becomes a criteria for inclusion in the company’s approved vendor list (AVL).

Integrating ERP with TMS and WMS in Logistics!

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That is why logistics companies often look for some additional solutions with broader functionality. In this article we talk about the integration of the ERP software in logistics and custom integrating it with the transportation management systems (TMS). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

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The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Autonomous Trucks Will Drive Logistics Forward. Logistics

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Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

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The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

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A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. However, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) can help shippers persevere through the tough times with these capacity crunch strategies. . 3PLs Bring Better Freight Shipping Rates During Shipping Capacity Crunch Hikes.

‘New Normal’ Consequences: Soaring Container Shipping Rates

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If logistics is aware of future flow of goods, then they can estimate container needs in advance and book containers on time to avoid going to the SPOT market. There will be no shortages of logistics reverberations throughout 2021. Logistics Supply Chain

How to optimize inbound and outbound logistics?

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But what’s more important is to understand inbound and outbound logistics, which acts as building blocks for the supply chain management. On the other hand, outbound logistics is reverse of the former. Let’s know a bit more about outbound and inbound logistics. Inbound logistics.