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

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.

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.

These Logistics Trends Will Force a Reevaluation of Logistics Strategy in 2018

Cerasis

The logistics industry faces a huge battle in 2018. However, logistics professionals can get ahead of the curve by knowing what trends to expect in the coming year that will require a reevaluation of logistics strategy in 2018. The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics. As a result, logistics professionals will need to work faster, harder and with fewer resources to meet rising demand and stay competitive. Logistics Trends

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Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc. ability to harness this data and efficiently execute global logistics remains challenging. logistics has remained elusive. in logistics planning: more analysts spending more of their days manually. Predictive Logistics is.

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

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.” The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.).

The Top 10 Logistics Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. 6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018.

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.

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.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

speakers are professing "data got sexy" and data is now a core strategy for. Again and again, the quality of supply chain and logistics. Companies will need to create strategies for data governance, and then create long-term views of how to leverage it.

The Wholesale Strategy: E-commerce Series (Part 3)

C3 Solutions

For companies in the wholesale distribution niche, the advent of e-commerce can be a double-edged sword. Part 3 of our E-commerce Series brings to light new industry challenges and advantages.

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. Logistics Service Providers.

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. E-Commerce Logistics Omnichannel Supply Chain

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

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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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!

Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not)

Talking Logistics

Your supply chain strategy in effect becomes your business plan.”. Out in the real world, “logistics is at the bottom of the priority list,” logistics executives would tell me, “our CEO and CFO just see it as the cost of doing business.”.

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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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. Practice Book Logistics Report Supply chain complexity Supply Chain Management Trend

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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?

Critical Questions to Analyze Total Cost in Your Inbound Logistics Strategy

LeanCor

The concept of total cost has been around for several decades, but receives little attention from most inbound logistics strategies. A typical inbound logistics process will have the following activities and cost drivers: Parts ordering and supplier management.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada.

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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The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success

Talking Logistics

How is it affecting their supply chain and logistics processes? Podcast version (click to play): The post The Omni-channel Effect on Manufacturers: Strategies for Success appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

Talking Logistics

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report highlighted how rising logistics costs are squeezing the food and beverage industry. You can also ask questions and test strategies within the safe confines of your own data-backed model, before real-world implementation.

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 to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload strategy for your business. The key to a great truckload strategy is aligning capacity communities with attribute segments of your freight portfolio.

Supply Chain Movement issue 26 – Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Movement

14 | 3PL Subway Map Europe 2017: Calm before the storm in logistics market. The explosive growth in e-commerce means that B2C e-fulfilment is an attractive new market for the traditional logistics service providers, and they are fervently exploring ways to apply new technology in this domain. 22 | Management: the path to logistics partnerships. Is price the only thing that counts, or does a logistics service supplier’s added value matter too?

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. As a result, the simplest way of defining a big data strategy must begin with understanding how it will evolve and affect the company. .

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.

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Warehouse Managers Avoiding Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies Will Lose Competitive Ground Competitive advantage is based on the ability of companies to offer products or services at reasonable, competitive prices. Integrate inbound and outbound logistics and supply chain management systems.

The Current State of E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

As recently as 2016, the state of e-commerce logistics triggered a rush to expand warehousing. Challenges in Today’s State of E-Commerce Logistics The challenges of today’s e-commerce strategies were formed when supply chain leaders believed the only solution to e-commerce was expansion.

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

Cerasis

However, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) can help shippers persevere through the tough times with these capacity crunch strategies. . This is where a 3PL can help mitigate much of the stress during a shipping capacity crunch, explains Thomas Griffin of Inbound Logistics. .

Profit-boosting strategies to transform your supply chain

Quintiq

Imagine if you had access to strategies and tips used by your competitors and industry leaders to stay ahead. In fact, some of these strategies were also featured in our award-winning nurture campaigns.