Industry Transformation: Advanced Manufacturing and Digitalisation of Supply Chain-Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The Covid-19 pandemic severely exacerbated the shock to the Global economy.Global and Regional Trade and related Supply chains experienced unprecedented disruptions. Supply Chain Resilience became an instant Buzz word amongst Policy makers and Industry. INTRODUCTION.

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

GlobalTranz

As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season, the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. As reported by Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7, “[up to] 70% of B2C companies.read More.

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How can logistics handle disruption through supply chain resilience?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Managing cross-border, international supply chains with multiple, disconnected systems and manual processes indeed have many pitfalls. The Evergreen shipping incident in the Suez Canal proved that logistics remains vulnerable.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

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.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

GlobalTranz

Now, multiply that by 250 million Americans celebrating the holiday, reports Bob Trebilcock of Logistics Management. per pound for turkey might seem like an expense, but that cost and bird reflects more about the supply chain’s functions than you realize. Frozen turkeys make up 90 percent of Thanksgiving sales, explains Chris Cunnane of Logistics Viewpoints. Meanwhile, logistics operations must transport them from the farm to the production facility and beyond.

What is the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative?

The Supply Chain Journal

Two of the worst ship recycling practices are using manual labor instead of automation and releasing parts of ships into the tidal zone, according to Andrew Stephens, Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) executive director. Ship recycling is an end-of-life industry.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ).

E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

GlobalTranz

The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

As Pandemic Winds Down, Supply Chains Prepare for the Holidays

Enterra Insights

And as retailers struggle to catch up, imports could be capped in the months ahead by a trans-Pacific shipping network that has reached its limit. With the e-commerce boom, the logistics surrounding available products have become arguably as important as products themselves.”[3]

Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

Reconsidering Global Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Rising nationalism, the protectionism it spawned, and the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to reexamine their global supply chains. My reasoning is simple, regionalized supply chains place manufacturers closer to consumers and reduce transportation costs. With growing public concern over supply chain carbon footprints, reducing transportation requirements makes corporate sense. ’ Recent analysis indicates that Supply Chain 4.0

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 18, 2020)

Talking Logistics

Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 18, 2020). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 18, 2020) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from a guest author, Michael Gorman, who shares five different ways of going green with carbon-neutral shipping. The post 5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Technology is Essential in Navigating Peak Shipping Season

Kuebix

As crazy as it may sound, planning for peak shipping season has already begun! peak shipping season extends from August until January of the following year. Peak shipping season can be broken down into two spikes in demand.

Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA

GlobalTranz

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has contributed to what might be described as the biggest supply chain shipping disruption of the century. The post Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Logistics Supply Chain Shipping Disruption

The Fireworks Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! The global supply-demand imbalance was unprecedented, holding lessons to help mitigate these kinds of disruptions in the future, if heeded. Subscribe Here!

Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. The Emergence of Logistics as Constraint.

Overcoming Challenges in the Supply Chain with Technology

Kuebix

The first half of this year has been filled with a number of challenges and new opportunities for supply chains. As a result, logistics professionals have been identifying ways they can pick up the pace of their operations without sacrificing quality. […].

FreightWaves Flashback: E-shipping blues

The Supply Chain Journal

Each week, FreightWaves explores the archives of American Shipper’s nearly 70-year-old collection of shipping and maritime publications to showcase interesting freight stories of long ago. And you’re caught with your supply chain down. Logistics online.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Unless you’re a cargo ship, anchored and waiting.) —- Suez Canal Opens, but Shipping Will Be Snarled for Months (WSJ – sub. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021). Q1 2021 is in the books.

Asian Paints Supply Chain: Adaptive and Resilient

Logistics Viewpoints

Two adjectives that often describe the most successful supply chains are adaptive and resilient. An adaptive supply chain is one that is able to respond quickly to changes and disruption, and the ensuing changes to demand.

6 Critical Supply Chain KPIs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain KPIs article and permission to publish here provided by Harkirat Ahluwalia. In supply chain, oftentimes when you focus your efforts on one part of your supply chain, another part of it could suffer.

Trends in Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics for 2019

GlobalTranz

The trends in blockchain in supply chain and logistics circles are becoming synonymous with transparency and visibility, and the trends in blockchain and supply chain and logistics will revolutionize how companies maintain compliance and expand. With the growth in the global supply chain expected to continue, shippers need to understand the trends in blockchain for 2019 and how they will shape the future of the industry.

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

GlobalTranz

Getting the raw materials needed to maintain production is one of the most important parts of the whole supply chain. However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. However, 48 to 72 hours would be an ideal lead time, reports Steve Raetz of Logistics Viewpoints.

What is Reverse Logistics?

GlobalTranz

What is reverse Logistics? Before we dive in the nuances of reverse logistics, otherwise known as return logistics, integration, let's briefly recap what reverse logistics is. Reverse logistics refers to all operations related to the reuse of products and materials.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The future of shipping lies the way the technology is conceived and adopted to automate manual processes.

Amazon Supply Chain Strategies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Amazon Supply Chain strategies article and permission to publish here provided by Jae Jun. Amazon Supply Chain Strategies. Amazon then directly packs, ships, and provides customer service for these products.

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain , asking if it was the most innovative in the world. How do each of these drive the Amazon supply chain? It will be interesting to see where the Amazon supply chain goes from here.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Typhoon In-fa is causing shipping delays in China.

Pandemic hasn’t quenched zeal for supply chain sustainability, report says

The Supply Chain Journal

But that doesn’t seem to be the case, according to the “ 2021 State of Supply Chain Sustainability” report released Wednesday by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Kimberly-Clark’s Digital Transformation of Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

Weisenberger is leading their digitally enabled shipping initiative, she works in distribution operations rather than transportation. This consumer goods behemoth has driven ongoing supply chain productivity through their FORCE (Focused On Reducing Costs Everywhere) program.

Agile Supply chain – How RPA and Intelligent Automation is building the next frontier for Logistics Industry

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

What exactly is RPA and is this a technology that is within reach for small and large supply chains, 3PL’s and shippers or just hype? Practical use cases of RPA in logistics and supply chain management. • Future of supply chain and the way forward.

The importance of reverse logistics in your supply chain network

Kinaxis

by Iman Niroomand Reverse logistics is defined as the process of moving goods beyond their typical final destination for things like re-use, capturing value, or proper disposal. In supply chain networks, materials flow from suppliers through to end customers. Supply chain executives measure the effectiveness of that flow using the on-time delivery (OTD) metric. All these processes require the product travel in reverse through your supply chain network.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature-Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Whether it’s really cold or hotter than the hinges, temperature-controlled shipping plays a vital role in the supply chain. Let’s go over some tips on how to pack and ship for temperature-controlled shipping.