Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies

Cerasis

Among these, integrated reverse logistics strategies can make or break successful operations. The post Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Reverse Logistics Technology reverse logistics strategies

The 9 Key Considerations of an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Understanding last mile logistics is only half the battle. Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. Planning Is Essential To Have an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy. Logistics

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4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

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.

The Consumer-Direct Strategy: Why You Need to Strengthen Your Direct-to-Consumer Channels

The Network Effect

The post The Consumer-Direct Strategy: Why You Need to Strengthen Your Direct-to-Consumer Channels appeared first on The Network Effect. Distribution Leadership and Strategy Logistics Manufacturing Network Business Supply Chain Management Coronavirus D2C direct-to-consumer logistics

Racing With the Machine: Is your Supply Chain role in peril?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the next big thing in innovation and digital strategy, so is the robotic takeover we have long feared here already? Join RPA expert, Serene Keng and globally renowned logistics expert, Professor Richard Wilding, OBE who will discuss the recent whitepaper released by Automation Anywhere on Robotic Process Automation and how jobs in the Supply Chain workforce will be affected.

[PODCAST] A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies

Cerasis

Listen to “A Comprehensive Discussion on Lean Supply Chain Strategies” on Spreaker. Lean Supply Chain & Supply Chain Optimization Resources Logistics Service Level Agreement and Logistics Key Performance Indicators: A White Paper Download White Paper Why Blockchain will Create Extreme Supply Chain Management Optimization Download White Paper The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact.read More. Lean Podcast Supply Chain lean supply chain strategies

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Last Mile Health: 5 Disruption Prevention Strategies That Work

Cerasis

During times of massive disruption, the right supply chain management strategies can boost visibility, lower risk, and increase speed of service. Last mile health, including e-commerce logistics, also suffers irreparable.read More. The post Last Mile Health: 5 Disruption Prevention Strategies That Work appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Last mile has never been more important than today.

E-Commerce Logistics Strategies: The State of E-Commerce Logistics Heading Into Peak Season

Cerasis

Successful e-commerce strategies for managing the demands of peak season revolve around how well an organization understands the state of e-commerce itself and its implications for capacity. The post E-Commerce Logistics Strategies: The State of E-Commerce Logistics Heading Into Peak Season appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Peak Season e-commerce logistics strategies

Expert Tips to Develop Your Logistics Strategy

The Logistics of Logistics

Developing a Better Logistics Strategy. As featured in Inbound Logistics , this article shares some experts’ tips about developing a winning logistics strategy. Tips From Logistics Experts. Tim Garcia is the founder and CEO of Apptricity , a leading logistics and supply chain management software solutions provider that boasts well-known clients such as Walmart Stores, AT&T and the Department of Defense.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. E-Commerce Logistics

A Business Case for Automation in Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst, Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC

Join us for this insightful webinar with Cathy Morrow Roberson, Head Analyst at Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC, and learn the key areas to help prove that implementing automation is a sound financial strategy.

10 Minute Supply Chain & Logistics Strategy

Logistics Bureau

Why do so few businesses have a supply chain strategy? Watch this 10-minute video to develop your Supply Chain Strategy fast. Business Improvement Supply Chain Strategy business objective business performance business strategy customer service policy financial strategy inventory policy measures mission organisation planning process productivity service strategy supply chain supply chain objective supply chain strategy tactics utilisation vision

Innovation strategy

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics service providers should innovate more,’ is a commonly heard complaint by shippers. 69 percent of the shippers surveyed said it was very important for logistics service providers to be innovative. However, they seem to be disappointed in logistics service providers’ process innovation abilities, with 26 percent of the shippers rating them as ‘low’ and 48 percent as ‘average’. But the logistics service providers are not the only cause of the innovation problem.

Top 5 Reverse Logistics KPIs to Track

Cerasis

As reported by Trimble, a well-thought-out strategy for tracking performance through reverse logistics KPIs allows organizations to reduce administrative costs, shorten cycle times, reduce TCO, increase customer service, and derive more value from returns management. The post Top 5 Reverse Logistics KPIs to Track appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Key Performance Indicators Reverse Logistics reverse logistics KPIs

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents. Frequently, I see the goal of “build a customer-centric strategy” or define an “end-to-end vision to deliver on the customer promise.” It requires a careful execution of strategy and the connection of strategy to execution.” Big wings represent the ideation and creation of the strategy, and the big feet represents the execution. The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.).

Post-COVID Supply Chain Planning: Steps to Take Now for Rapid Recovery

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

Supply Chain Executives need to empower their teams to navigate through and beyond the impact of COVID-19 with powerful insights and integrated supply chain networks so that real-time change can be quickly responded to and organizations can come out of this leading from the front. Join this webinar with Dave Food, Strategy Director, Prophetic Technology, who will provide insights into planning for a post-COVID world.

Logistics Strategy Focused on Partnership Proves More Effective

Zipline Logistics

As industries and consumer expectations shift, logistics has morphed from a cost of doing business to a competitive advantage. Some the country’s biggest CPG brands are leaving the old strategy of transactional shipping behind in favor of strategic logistics partnerships.

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

Cerasis

Most shippers have existing vendor compliance programs in place within their vendor inbound logistics guide. Unfortunately, the traditional logistics of sending out paper guides and even keeping updated online versions has grown complex and difficult to control. Fortunately, today’s logistics technology has the power to execute a winning inbound freight strategy and maintain compliance in the following ways. Inbound Freight Logistics

Dominant strategy in supply chain and logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics can be tricky. How to add value through logistics is unclear to many companies, which can be reason enough for manufacturers and retailers to outsource the activities to logistics service providers. To take an intelligent look at logistics outsourcing once and for all, I brought together the consultancy firm Districon, logistics service provider DSV Solutions and Nyenrode Business University. Logistics Service Providers.

Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost

Talking Logistics

Truckload rates and capacity should not create concerns for shippers managing a proper procurement strategy during the first half of 2020. Read more Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost. The post Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

2013 Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Embracing Global Logistics Complexity to Drive Market Advantage. The key results of this study by BVL International on trends and strategies in logistics and supply chain management are summarized, as follows. They are based on 1757 responses collected in an international survey from supply chain executives (including logistics service providers (LSPs), retailers, and manufacturing companies).

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A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chainWhen we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot.

Five Strategies for Improving Your Reverse Logistics Process

Supply Chain Brain

Making product returns as hassle-free as purchasing is the final frontier for the supply chain

The Panama Canal Expansion: The Impact on Logistics Strategies and Operations

Talking Logistics

What impact will this all have on logistics strategies and operations moving forward? The post The Panama Canal Expansion: The Impact on Logistics Strategies and Operations appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Upcoming Episodes C.H. Live Episode: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

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Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

This will require an LTL and e-commerce focused shipping strategy. Shippers need to know the benefits of combined strategy and a few best practices to develop a winning LTL and e-commerce plan. Benefits of Combining LTL and E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Omnichannel means the ability to serve customers across any channel and blend all channels to create seamless experiences for customers. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

To achieve lasting success, shippers need to understand how e-commerce shipping strategies are quintessential steps in this process. The simple truth behind the retail apocalypse is that it is not coming today or tomorrow, but it could happen within the next decade for retailers and shippers that do not reevaluate their use of e-commerce and develop robust e-commerce shipping strategies. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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Business Strategies to Recover After the Coronavirus

Vinculum

To cite another example, a company offering logistics services can connect with customers to offer probable solutions to the current transportation issues plaguing the global supply chain. The post Business Strategies to Recover After the Coronavirus appeared first on Vinculum Group.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? E-Commerce LogisticsE-commerce is in the middle of a boom.

How Walmart Just Bested Amazon in the E-Commerce Channel Utilizing an Omnichannel Return Strategy

Cerasis

Walmart has a different approach, and in several ways, Walmart is positioning itself to best Amazon in e-commerce through an innovative, omnichannel return strategy. Walmart’s new services set the stage for record-breaking online growth, but with such growth, Walmart must revisit its returns strategy. Developing a new omnichannel return strategy is not just a new concept, but it relies on the company’s omnichannel foundation , the Walmart app.

Commodity (or Category) Management – What is your Buying Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

A well constructed Procurement Strategy will raise the value of the Supply Chain to your company. Are you executing a Buying Strategy or are you just blindly placing purchase orders ? What is a Commodity Management Strategy? Environmental/Green strategies. Subscribe Here!

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

In the first episode of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence, Chris Timmer of LeanLogistics (a Talking Logistics sponsor) outlined the attributes of a strong transportation management foundation and how to build it. An important component of that foundation is defining and implementing an effective transportation strategy – a topic that I discussed with Eric Meister, LeanLogistics’ former COO, in a follow-up episode.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! The overarching strategy for limiting exposure to, and spreading of, the Coronavirus is that of Social Distancing. One approach is to develop and deploy Don’t Touch Supply Chain strategies!

Success in Canada Demands a Uniquely Canadian Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

There's a lot to consider in building a Canadian logistics strategy. Read Success in Canada Demands a Uniquely Canadian Logistics Strategy to learn more Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, many U.S. businesses had begun to realize it was time to move some of their manufacturing out of China, and back home to North America. Multiple factors were involved, including increased labor costs for Chinese workers, political uncertainty, and an escalating U.S.-China

COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources and Recovery Strategies

Blue Ridge

Inbound Logistics put out an article of supply chain resources and recovery strategies for COVID-19, in which Cliff Isaacson shares why price optimization software is critical right now. The post COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources and Recovery Strategies appeared first on Blue Ridge.

Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

I am excited to announce that our new study titled Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (pdf) has now been published on behalf of BVL International. The general observation taken from 62 interviews and 1757 international survey responses is that logistics complexity in the form of fragmented channels, increased product variations, and consumer demands for customized solutions has increased.

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Last Mile Delivery! What is your Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 9 Key Considerations in an Effective Last Mile Delivery Strategy. And what is your Strategy? First and foremost your Last Mile Delivery Strategy should start with what is important to your customer. What is your Last Mile Delivery Strategy? What is your Strategy?