In House Logistics vs. Outsourced Logistics: Big & Small Brands Alike are Targeting 3PL Services

Cerasis

Outsourcing in the supply chain of logistics teams may sound farfetched. After all, outsourcing typically refers to sending jobs overseas. Yet in outsourced logistics simply refers to hiring a third-party logistics service, 3PL, to handle the logistics services. From securing inventory to transporting goods from Point A to Point B, 3PL are taking over as in-house logistics teams fall flat. Rechannels Logistics.

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The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know

Cerasis

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. Technology allows shippers to work smarter, faster and with fewer human resources, and new technologies, such as drones and augmented reality, are continuing the process, reports Victoria Kickham of Logistics Brief. Unfortunately, companies that fail to stay in line with the top 2019 logistics trends could face uncertainty and lost competitive advantage, so let’s look at some of the top trends shippers should know to stay successful.

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Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

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economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand. Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. Strong growth in the U.S.

Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management. Distribution logistics also brings processes and discipline to transportation management. Distribution Logistics offers businesses a number of benefits.

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics. To understand wide-ranging benefits and key concerns inherent in last mile logistics, your organization needs to understand what constitutes last mile logistics, it’s challenges, how it impacts e-commerce and omnichannel supply chains, why it is evolving, and how new technology improves it. .

4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy

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Businesses must decide which routes to use, where to manufacture products, and whether to employ the use of a third party logistics provider. However, one of the most important aspects of supply chain strategies is often overlooked: the reverse supply chain (also referred to as reverse logistics ). Basically, reverse logistics in the supply chain revolves around dealing with end-of-life, malfunctioning, or hardware upgrades.

Logistics Trend Radar 2014

SCM Research

DHL has now published the 2014 edition of its Logistics Trends Radar. and make room for new pricing models” These trends provide flags for the logistics world of the future. Practice Logistics Report Supply Chain Management Trend Trend research helps academics and managers to discover topics that are interesting and important alike.

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5 Automated Logistics Technologies Predictions for Success in 2018

Cerasis

Logistics technology is expanding to keep up with increased demand, and shippers need to know which technologies can make or break success rates in 2018. Some of the top logistics trends to affect the industry in the coming year include these key automated logistics technologies. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Big Data Utilized with other Automated Logistics Technologies to Improve Efficiency and Logistics.

How to Optimize Reverse Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Optimize Reverse Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. If you think reverse logistics isn’t relevant to your business, think again. How can you optimize reverse logistics? Subscribe Here!

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

Descartes

While The Economist article was referring to consumer data and the big ecommerce players, the same transition is taking place in transportation and logistics. In particular, in the last five years, the emergence of APIs, logistics networks, and analytics have started to unlock value of data A couple of years ago, The Economist published an article claiming the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

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Cognitive Automation and How it Could Transform the Logistics Industry

Shipchain

That said, RPA refers specifically to software that is programmed to perform basic tasks, thereby eliminating many of the mundane and repetitive jobs currently being performed by humans. Automation Industry Logistics Trends

Logistics Management

LeanCor

The Art of Logistics Management. How is it that supply chain and logistics management can make such a difference? After all, isn’t logistics “merely” a company’s management of material, product, and information flows in the supply chain? Those who work in the field of logistics recognize difficulties associated with getting the right product to the right place at the right time in the right quantity and condition at the lowest possible cost.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? The answer, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) , is near the bottom of the list. Germany through Japan are the Top 10, Cuba through Somalia are the Bottom 9, with other countries shown for reference. Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation.

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6 Benefits of Applying Useable Data in Logistics For Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

We continue our series on strategic shipping by going into detail of the 10 main areas that shippers can turn to in order to have a strategic logistics and transportation management mindset. Today we will go into detail on using the available data created in the processing of shipments within transportation management and other related logistics management for continuous improvement. . Using data in logistics to generate an accurate forecast of shipping processes sounds complex.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

Cerasis

With an ever-increasing pool of third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource shipping needs to, understanding how to select the best 3PL is the difference between reaching your existing customers and gaining a new market share. Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies?

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function? We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. Why is Logistics a Good Career? In the United States, the median wages for a Logistics Manager is around $90,000 annually. So, the career in logistics management can be very lucrative if you have a career plan and keep on developing yourself. Are there any other logistics books you love and why?

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 specific geographic and logistics factors will affect your supply chain?

Who said supply chains are boring?: By the Numbers: IBM's Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

IBM just published its annual corporate responsibility summary for 2010 and Ive pulled out the latest highlights referring to Big Blues supply chain: - 27,000 suppliers in nearly 100 countries. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Why Reverse Logistics Are Crucial to Customer Experiences

Cerasis

Reverse logistics refer to the complex processes of returning products and purchases from consumers to retailers and third-party liquidators. Reverse logistics is the opposite of typical order fulfillment, but reverse logistics usually includes increased costs for retailers. The post Why Reverse Logistics Are Crucial to Customer Experiences appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Reverse Logistics Reverse Logistics Customer Experiences

The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Most people assume that logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) refer to the same process. So, how did the concepts of logistics and Supply Chain Management become so intertwined in their use when they mean very different things? Read on for a differentiation of logistics and SCM, and an overview of a cloud-based ERP software that helps streamline both processes. What is Logistics?

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What is Inbound Logistics and How Can a 3PL Help?

Kanban Logistics

What is inbound logistics? See, there’s a big difference between handling inbound logistics yourself and outsourcing it to a trusted North Carolina third-party logistics (3PL) provider that knows the manufacturing industry. What is inbound logistics?

How Does Transportation Affect Logistics?

Abivin

Transportation is an inseparable component of logistics. It refers to the movement of products and raw materials from one destination to another. Transportation is a key element in the logistic chain. Transportation systems connect supply chain components and must be properly managed and controlled for transportation and logistics to work together successfully. Transportation and logistics can account for as much as 7-14% of sales, depending on the industry.

Logistics experiencing a supercharged evolution

EFT

This period of adaptation has continued as peak season began, and all three guests spoke about the intense demand they were facing, which they referred to as “peak-on-peak’.

Elastic Logistics: Offering Flexibility in Processes to Customers

20Cube Logistics

The name Elastic logistics has been making the rounds over the last few years in the supply chain world and is touted as an exciting development. Similarly, in logistics ‘Elastic Logisticsrefers to the flexibility to expand and shrink each chain effectively and efficiently based on customer demand within the supply chain for a given timeframe. Elastic Logistics is totally a tech-driven solution. Logistics Technology Elastic logistics

This Week in Logistics News (November 14 – 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. And according to the same BBC article, Australia’s former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull referred stated, “ There’ll be some hoopla about the signing and the entry into force of RCEP. Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA.

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably. “Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation. What is Logistics Management? Subscribe Here!

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process. Reverse logistics is the invariable result of unintended consequences, which are typically referred to as “over, short and damaged” (OS&D). It can also represent a significant supply chain cost, as there tends to be disorganization around managing reverse logistics that is more challenging than conventional “forward” logistics management.

Why Final Mile Logistics Matter So Much

Shipchain

Final Mile, also commonly referred to as Last Mile, refers to the very last leg of any shipment’s journey: from the transportation hub to the end-user. This term refers to the implications that Amazon’s extremely short fulfillment window has had on customers and shippers alike. The post Why Final Mile Logistics Matter So Much appeared first on ShipChain Blog. Blockchain Final Mile Logistics Shipping Supply Chain

The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights , 65% of logistics, supply chain and transportation executives acknowledge the necessity to revamp existing models and add flexibility to business operations in order to ensure omnichannel delivery, reduce costs and meet the ever-shifting consumer demand. The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The 7 ''Rights'' Of Logistics

Abivin

Supply chain and Logistics management is undeniably vital to every company operating in numerous industry. The 7 “Rights’’ is one of the most crucial concepts in logistics management, and managers should strictly memorized in order to acquire the fundamental knowledge of Logistics. A well-designed product can significantly facilitate logistics when they ensure a specific level of standardization. Right quantity The right quantity plays an important role in logistics.

Brexit logistics: Preparing for the unexpected

Logistics Trends and Insights

is set to leave the European Union – colloquially referred to as “ Brexit ” – uncertainty continues to reign, much as it did in June 2016 when the U.K. For shippers and logistics providers alike, the uncertainty has created an increase in supply chain costs in an already slowing global economic environment. With just over a month to go before the U.K.

Logistics Warehousing in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we’ll look at the ins and outs of pharmaceutical warehousing and tell you what you should look for in a third-party logistics (3PL) provider before entrusting your goods to its warehouse. Lean on Kanban Logistics for Your Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Needs.

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. New Breed specializes in services for omni-channel distribution, reverse logistics, transportation management, freight bill audit and payment, lean manufacturing support, aftermarket support and supply chain optimization. .

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. This growing movement of such hyperconnectivity is known as the Hyperconnected Era or often referred to now as “The Internet of Things.” What is “The Internet of Things” Impact on Manufacturing & Logistics?