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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. In those cases, you would then have to organize shipping of the returned product and send it through various processes such as testing, dismantling, repairing, recycling or disposing of it.

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

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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!

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.

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.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

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. Given the set up of the store Costco has all goods shipped, replenished and fulfilled in full pallet quantities. 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. Costco eliminates the middle man in logistics bypassing distributors all together. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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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. With 22,000 TEU mega ships exacerbating surplus capacity, the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. Join with over 10,000 professionals getting cutting-edge logistics tech insights right to their inboxes.

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. If so, you’ll need to consider whether you will pass the costs of high-speed delivery on to the customer as shipping charges or absorb them in the retail price of your products. It’s not just about the logistics providers you work with or whether you insource or outsource your distribution. 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. With 22,000 TEU mega ships exacerbating surplus capacity, the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. Join with over 10,000 professionals getting cutting-edge logistics tech insights right to their inboxes.

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

However, in reality, only a few companies seem to really pay attention to their stockroom or warehouse, or the five processes that affect it (receiving, put-away, picking, shipping and maintenance, where “maintenance” represents the combination of cycle counting, consolidation, and other processes that maintain the stockroom in good operating order). SKUs Slotted: Items will be managed in a way to provide high performance to the warehouse’s “customer”: or shipping door.