6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track

Cerasis

While conventional logistics optimizes the flow of goods from producer to consumer, reverse logistics manages the processes for inverting that flow to deal with returned parts, materials and products from the consumer back to the producer. Thus, reverse logistics management has developed into a discipline that produces cost reductions, adds efficiencies and improves the consumer experience. 6 Benefits of an Effective Reverse Logistics System.

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. 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. Reverse logistics has become even more important with the arrival of the e-commerce era.

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Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Reverse logistics can also have a dramatic effect on steering a company’s fortunes. Reverse logistics is therefore worth doing, and worth doing properly. Looking to real-life examples for inspiration, we can ask, ‘Who does reverse logistics well?’ Logistics

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whatever your Industry you should be able to make comparisons to competitors, do benchmarking, and even compare yourself on key metrics across industries. Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. The Supply Chain in the Financial sector is different from Manufacturing and Distribution for instance. From the outbound perspective the Supply Chain also arranges logistics and delivery. Subscribe Here!

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014. Top 4 Manufacturing Issues in America – Part 1 of 2.

The Ocean Plastics Environmental Crisis!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And where is the focus on reversing the poor attitudes which is needed to fix this situation? According to the oceanconservancy.org “Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. If we truly had an effective reverse logistics system in place for the recovery, recycling and reuse of plastics we certainly would not have a problem of this size.

10 Issues Keeping Manufacturers and Distributors Up At Night for 2015

Cerasis

As we get settled into this new year, we thought we’d share observations from conversations we’ve had with manufacturers and distributors recently. In fact, in order to combat these ever pressing issues and competition, we recently shared our insights on trends for 2015 facing manufacturers and distributors on the Cisco-Eagle Blog. Rather than Count Sheep, Manufacturers and Distributors Should Face these Issues. Manufacturers are also doing more to influence end-customers.

The 5 Most Popular Logistics Blog Posts for 2015….So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transportation, and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Blog Posts from the Logistics Category. >>> Read More & View the Metrics.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

A North American-based survey of nearly 200 supply chain professionals from top CPG, distribution/wholesale, food and beverage, manufacturing, and retail companies found that 58% of respondents are still in the exploring or evaluating phases of digital transformation. PRESS RELEASE. New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . BOSTON, Mass. and HOUSTON, Tex.

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Technology and the Supply Chain: What Does the Future Hold?

Kinaxis

Big business are jumping on the bandwagon too – utilizing collaborative distribution, reverse logistics and cooperative sourcing to lower costs, improve efficiency and better optimize their supply chain. 3D Printing and Manufacturing. Those on the manufacturing side will likely need to build new models that accelerate product development and reduce cycle times while finding new ways to lower cost. by Alexa Cheater Meet the Jetsons!

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. What are the unique characteristics of the products that you manufacture and distribute, and then what’s the relative importance of transportation cost in the overall total cost?

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

One of the main drivers behind increased supply chain complexity is that the line between manufacturing and retail is blurring. Today, we see both manufacturers and retailers making it easier for customers to order products and have them delivered directly to their homes. Research from Gartner tells us that by 2020, 50% of all manufacturing supply chains will have the ability to enable direct-to-consumer shipments.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

One of the main drivers behind increased supply chain complexity is that the line between manufacturing and retail is blurring. Today, we see both manufacturers and retailers making it easier for customers to order products and have them delivered directly to their homes. Research from Gartner tells us that by 2020, 50% of all manufacturing supply chains will have the ability to enable direct-to-consumer shipments.

The Elegance of the Costco Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fewer SKUs and suppliers mean less complicated logistics. By working with suppliers to optimize the amount of product on a pallet Costco is able to reduce handling, maximize truck capacity utilization, and lower logistics costs. Whenever you are moving goods from one location to another including manufacturers, distribution centres, warehouses, stores and other channels you are adding non-value added steps, time and costs. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Leonardo da Vinci and Supply Chain Management

Enterra Insights

We have established business metrics and we love to quantify our business strategies. How can artificial intelligence improve logistics? What do I need to know about reverse logistics? Nikos Papageorgiou, Vice President of Solutions at Slync, explains, “Transactions in sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and distribution generate hundreds of millions of data points.

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Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

Last mile might be the latest buzzword (or buzzwords) in logistics, but not without good reason. It’s not just about the logistics providers you work with or whether you insource or outsource your distribution. With a 3PL, you may be able to gain a reasonable degree of control over driver behaviour if you negotiate a contract that includes appropriate customer service commitments from the logistics provider. Manufacturing and Supply for the Last Mile.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Value-added services like customs brokerage, insurance, and reverse logistics add layers of complexities well beyond the scope of a carrier’s core competence. Second are the capital rich tech giants like Amazon and Alibaba, both of whom are increasingly moving into the logistics space. The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Value-added services like customs brokerage, insurance, and reverse logistics add layers of complexities well beyond the scope of a carrier’s core competence. Second are the capital rich tech giants like Amazon and Alibaba, both of whom are increasingly moving into the logistics space. The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

Oracle, the world’s third-largest software maker by revenue, has spent over eight years refining its logistics and transportation software and now offers the most extensive supply chain suite in the market. Oracle’s “Transportation Management” app provides an opportunity for shippers and third party logistics companies to execute all supply stages in every transportation medium. Appian Logistics Software Suite. The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The nodes in the Supply Chain are those facilities that are involved in the end-to-end manufacture, processing, distribution, and consumption of goods. Supplier and Company Manufacturing facilities, Warehouses, Distribution Centres, Retail outlets, Return and Repair operations and Consolidation points are all Supply Chain nodes which use resources to perform their processing activities. The manufacturing and processing operations at your Suppliers also drive energy consumption.

Warehouse Audit and Survey

The Lean Supply Chain

A stockroom that only holds materials for New Product Introduction will look very different from a manufacturing warehouse for a television or large appliance factory. Performance and diagnostic metrics will be collected & published. Examples of this include: Putting the most frequently picked items along the main aisle, at ground level, or near the exit from the warehouse (to the manufacturing area). Chuck Intrieri. Paso Robles, CA. 714-788-0744. link].