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Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Of course, warehouse optimization isn’t something you do just once; it’s an ongoing process, and a complex one at that.

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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

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. 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. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

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.

5 fundamental ways to reduce Last mile Delivery Costs

Abivin

The term “last mile” is more than just a buzzword in the logistics and supply chain industry, concerning the transportation of goods to the final destination. You can measure your fleet performance with 5 key metrics for last mile delivery. Locate Warehouses in urban areas The third way to reduce last mile cost is placing warehouses in urban areas, near end-user places. Depending on your business, there are different types of warehouse: sun warehouse, x-dock.

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A truly efficient and effective Supply Chain must include a strategy, plans, business processes, and performance metrics that incorporate disintermediation and the elimination of waste! Think about the typical set of objectives and metrics associated with managing a Supply Chain. Drop shipping is another example of eliminating unnecessary and redundant material movement and transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Want Success?

What’s the ROI Of Transport and Logistics Providers & A TMS?

Cerasis

Much talk about sales, automation and improved processes dominate the conversation when considering outsourcing logistics processes to a transport and logistics providers or using a 3PL-based transportation management system (TMS). Often, the transport and logistics providers' reps claim initial returns may be as high as 25 percent, if not greater. In reality, the actual savings and return tend to be closer to 10 percent, reports Inbound Logistics.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

In addition, warehouses suffer from a disadvantage. warehouse is 34 years old, explains Michelle Fischer via Inbound Logistics. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Older warehouses are not designed to handle the strain created by e-commerce and omnichannel-driven holiday shopping practices. It allows for the introduction of small parcel shipments in the warehouse picking, packing, and loading areas.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Holiday Peak Season Success Built on WMS Efficiency

Veridian Solutions

In addition, warehouses suffer from a disadvantage. warehouse is 34 years old, explains Michelle Fischer via Inbound Logistics. A Guide to the Warehouse Metrics Supply Chain Execs Should Track. Older warehouses are not designed to handle the strain created by e-commerce and omnichannel-driven holiday shopping practices. It allows for the introduction of small parcel shipments in the warehouse picking, packing, and loading areas.

Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel logistics challenges. The expectation of instant consumer gratification has businesses scrambling to shore up their supply chain to ensure cost-effective on-time delivery, which is where omnichannel logistics comes into play.”[3] ”[3] Legacy staff members identify 9 top omnichannel logistics challenges businesses generally face. Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Reverse Logistics.

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. Repurposing the Warehouse… Literally!

The Elegance of the Costco Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When you consider the physical layout of the store you are really walking through a warehouse. 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. 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.

What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

Cerasis

In shipping, this translates to taking every precaution necessary, and sparing no expense to deliver exactly what a consumer wants without lifting the proverbial finger. Furniture can easily snag and tear on the slightest hook in a doorway, and shippers need to consider using white glove logistics to deliver on the promise of providing exactly what a consumer wants. Use Metrics to Track Performance. Delivery Service and Reverse Logistics Are Part of White Glove Service Too.

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.

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. Layers of Logistics Explained. Happy New Year!

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. They recently also included a cloud-based Warehouse Management program.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

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 links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. Logistics/Link Supplier Selection/Management. Reverse Logistics/Repair Operations.