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How to Optimize Reverse Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? Optimize Reverse Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. If you think reverse logistics isn’t relevant to your business, think again. How can you optimize reverse logistics?

The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Reverse Logistics

Enterra Insights

”[1] He adds, “Dependence on China for their manufacturing has put small and midsize businesses in jeopardy. Therefore, reverse logistics companies are preparing for managing the influx of returned or replaced items during this time.”[2]. Reverse logistics: An inconvenient challenge. Journalist Maghan McDowell ( @maghanmcd ) calls returns (aka reverse logistics) “an inconvenient challenge” for retailers.[3]

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Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Expak Logistics on [link] Permission to publish here provided by Morgan Dixon. For many companies, reverse logistics has become an integral part of their business plan, offering them the ability to maximize the efficiency of their operations. Generally, reverse logistics is defined as “the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of capturing value, or proper disposal. Subscribe Here!

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? When one of the world’s leading manufacturers of personal computers set new goals for its European operations, ModusLink was there to help. Inadequate planning and execution resulted in excess and obsolete inventory and poor utilization of warehouse space. Configured a highly structured and efficient reverse logistics program to supplement demand inventory and reduce sourcing costs. Subscribe Here!

The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Managing parcels for outbound shipping represents only a portion of a shipper’s overall logistics strategy. Freight spend must include parcel in reverse logistics spend, and major carriers are turning their attention to the value stream of proactive parcel management in reverse logistics. In fact, the top carriers actively invested in parcel in reverse logistics to offer more options to shippers, such as the $1.4

Reverse Logistics Management for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Logistics Bureau

Without a dedicated management focus, reverse logistics can impact supply chain costs substantially. Many of the costs associated with reverse logistics are hidden, making this a bountiful hunting ground for supply chain cost reductions, for those who dare to go looking. Transport and shipping costs. Warehouse and storage costs. The Causes of Excessive Costs in Reverse Logistics. Improving Reverse Logistics Management.

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! According to dictionary.com one of the definitions of Fulfillment is “the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping or processing checks.” Aside from the demand planning, customer order management, and supplier order management activities associated with Fulfillment most people traditionally think of Fulfillment in the context of the Warehouse or Distribution Centre. Subscribe Here!

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

When the Internet first arrived, the idea of waiting for an extended period to receive a product was great, asserts Gordon Hellberg of Material Handling and Logistics. However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.

Warehouse Material Handling: The Complete Guide

EMERGE App

Warehouse material handling literally determines how safe your employees are, how productive they remain, and how motivated they are to keep working. Are you concerned about how effective your warehouse material handling processes are? Warehouse Material Handling Dimensions.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Robots are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent enterprises within the logistics industry. Around the globe, different companies and organizations are continually looking for ways to design, bills, and sell robots for the logistics industry that do not impinge upon the Kiva hat. Driving Forces Behind the Increase in Use of Warehouse Robots.

The Impact of B2B E-Commerce on Manufacturers and Distributors.

Cerasis

Ultimately, B2B entities are experiencing dramatic impacts on distribution and manufacturing for several key reasons. In the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) grew to dominate the manufacturing and warehousing industries. Amazon has created an environment where customers expect record-breaking delivery schedules and near-zero shipping costs. There has simply not been an efficient way of separating all processes without dividing warehouses and distribution centers.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The back bone of all of it is Digital Technology: The Internet of Things (IoT) End to End Digital Connectivity Cloud Computing Blockchain Big Data Artificial Intelligence Predictive Analytics Machine Learning Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Voice Activated Technology Wearable Devices Robotics 3D Printing and On Demand, Additive Manufacturing Cyber Security Autonomous Vehicles Drones Software as a Service (SaaS) and much more. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

What Makes an Effective OS&D Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A food and beverage manufacturer is shipping into a large retailer. Maybe the product will be dropped at a local warehouse to be restacked, reworked, and redelivered. Determining product value, potential for rework, locating nearby warehousing solutions, locating a nearby food bank—this can take anywhere from minutes to days depending on the effectiveness of the strategy in place. Ability to flexibly adapt logistics capabilities to unique exceptions.

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Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP. Any percentage less for your business with logistics costs as a percent of your revenue, goes straight to the bottom line. . Logistics Cost Reduction by Focusing on Safety.

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.

Manufacturing Mobility Movement: The 5 Pillars & Why Executives Must Pay Attention

Cerasis

What makes or breaks a manufacturer's ability to grow, survive, and change in modern civilization? Do executive level decisions influence the small processes in a factory, or is the world simply ready for a new type of manufacturing industry? The Rise of the Manufacturing Mobility Movement. Essentially, manufacturing mobility is not just an improvement; it is a movement. Yes, some manufacturers are reluctant to embrace mobility.

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

If you could tell a warehouse manager back in 1980 that someday robots would be working alongside humans in the racks, or that individual items could be tracked and traced in real time, they would have laughed it off as science fiction. This practice rewards forward-thinking—quite literally, in this case—supply chain and warehouse management teams that accept and embrace the change that will revolutionize workflows many times over between now and retirement.

Supply Chain Disruptions Are New Opportunities – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The enforcements of draconian lockdowns, various economies have experienced severe shocks, adversely affecting global trade, global tourism & travel, International Aviation and Airports as well as International Shipping and Ports.

Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment: Definition, Process, Resources!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! A 2018 study found that free shipping was the number one feature for online shoppers. In addition, shipping costs are a major factor in shopping cart abandonment. Speed matters also: 25 percent stopped orders when shipping was too slow. Now that your business has grown, you may outsource your fulfillment to a third-party logistics (3PL) service. Order Fulfillment: Pick, Pack, and Ship.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

Even JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Google, reports Jonathan Chester of Forbes , are working to increase blockchain development and innovation, and supply chain leaders need to understand how the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics will bring about lasting change and improvements in efficiency. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Increasingly, they’re turning their sights to transportation and logistics—traditionally viewed as line item expenses, not core competencies—as a strategy to attract and keep customers in this new landscape. Our scale also allows us to handle unplanned shipping needs at a moment’s notice so you never miss a deadline.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Increasingly, they’re turning their sights to transportation and logistics—traditionally viewed as line item expenses, not core competencies—as a strategy to attract and keep customers in this new landscape. Our scale also allows us to handle unplanned shipping needs at a moment’s notice so you never miss a deadline.

Warehouse Audit and Survey

The Lean Supply Chain

Warehouse Optimization/Cal Poly Small Business Development Center for Innovation Consultant. No one should roam the warehouse and take parts for samples/sales unless they notify the warehouse staff. One of the root causes for variations in cycle counting on hand in the warehouse versus on hand in the computer is: theft! You can’t create a truly Lean warehousing process if you don’t have effective processes to supply materials to the floor. Chuck Intrieri.

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

Cerasis

Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers.

Omnichannel Operations Benefit from Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

The digital path to purchase is becoming the norm for many consumers and both retailers and manufacturers are taking notice. Manufacturers and distributors also face omnichannel challenges. Rosing explains, “The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. … Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers.

What are Value Added Services?

3PL Insights

When referring to logistics, value added services are extra actions that a 3PL can provide to make the shipping process easier or more efficient. A 3PL centralizes the packaging and kitting, so that all of your product components are shipped to one location to be assembled. Cross-docking prepares the shipment to change from one mode of transportation to another while skipping the warehousing stage. Value Added Warehousing

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‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers were forced to cope with large volumes of returns, becoming experts in the art of reverse logistics. Take Nordstrom’s Trunk Club , the subscription-based service that ships out curated selections of clothing periodically and invites buyers to return whatever they don’t wish to keep. In the event, they are saddling themselves with a substantial logistics challenge. Warehouses, too, might be too small to cope with the additional volume.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

EFT

Robots are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent enterprises within the logistics industry. Around the globe, different companies and organizations are continually looking for ways to design, bills, and sell robots for the logistics industry that do not impinge upon the Kiva hat. Driving Forces Behind the Increase in Use of Warehouse Robots. . However, robots are being actively used to reduce the number of staffers within the facilities of logistics operations.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains. The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information.

Supply chain & logistics webinar

Proxima

Building a Modern Playbook for Supply Chain and Logistics Stardom. At our recent webinar, held with Supply Chain and Logistics consultancy Hatmill, Proxima’s Simon Geale welcomed Joe Metcalf, Johnathan Foster, Neil Jordan, and Simon Dixon to discuss their advice on the tools needed now to achieve supply chain and logistics success across: warehousing, automation, freight, and reverse logistics. Warehousing pressures.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

Cerasis

With an ever-increasing pool of third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource shipping needs to, understanding how to select the best 3PL is the difference between reaching your existing customers and gaining a new market share. Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies?

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. A distributor or manufacturer’s strength is in making product—its focus is procurement and streamlining production, but without the capability to fulfill orders, it is doomed. third party logistics industry was at a healthy 4.5 Businesses today often need a bit of help moving their bottom line forward.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

Marketplaces such as Alibaba’s Tmall, caters to suppliers and manufacturers. Inventory management and replenishment as well as reverse logistics can now be managed by mobile as well as payments. Technology Trend 2: 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing. million units shipped. In 2013, UPS became the first logistics provider to offer 3D printing services at select UPS Stores. This, in turn, could reduce shipping and air freight volumes.