Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

An effective warehouse management strategy is key to staying competitive and meeting consumers’ expectations in the omnichannel world. To understand this paradox, warehouse managers need to understand the pitfalls of omnichannel warehouse management and how to develop a winning strategy. Meanwhile, consumers may not be able to get products as quickly as they would with the advanced transportation network of Amazon. Omnichannel Warehouse

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

The answer lies in developing omnichannel experiences for customers, unifying the online and brick-and-mortar experience into a seamless shopping journey. Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices.

Empowered Consumers Require Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

To meet changing consumer behavior, retailers are finding omnichannel strategies essential. ” Omnichannel strategies can help meet consumer demands. Myerson ( @Paul_A_Myerson ), a supply chain instructor at Monmouth University, insists omnichannel operations are the new retail reality. ”[7] Mastering omnichannel operations is essential to turn that situation around. We’re all familiar with the adage “knowledge is power.”

Omnichannel is all about the Customer

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel operations were supposed to be traditional retailers’ solution to the Amazon challenge; but, many retailers and manufacturers have struggled to master the concept. Jones bluntly wrote, “The omnichannel approach that retailers once took is dead.

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm. Michael Jones ( @mdjonesy ), a business consultant, explains, “Consumers don’t shop ‘omnichannel.’ ”[1] Successful companies make omnichannel operations seamless and easy for consumers; but, behind the scenes complexity rules. Tom Redd, a marketing expert, observes, “Omnichannel is a marvelous thing, and all cogs in the retail mechanism play a part.”[2]

How to Shift Your Logistics Management for Omnichannel Selling

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Omnichannel selling is an approach to retail sales that is designed to give the customer seamless brand experiences, whether they’re making a purchase online, over the phone, or inside a store. Here's a closer look at omnichannel sales and how businesses can take this next step.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Outlines New Developments in Omnichannel Strategy and Technology. Ace Hardware Powers Its Omnichannel Initiative with eBay Enterprise In-Store Pickup. Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. TMS Transportation Management

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. How can you apply the digital supply chain for effectiveness including going omnichannel.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

Use web-centric services, which are consumer-centric in an omnichannel world. Integrate all supply chain systems, increasing savings in transportation management, procurement and everywhere in between. Let Veridian Help You Reinvent Your Inventory Management Strategy Now In an omnichannel-driven world, inventory management is everything. Everything is connected to the internet, including consumer and industrial devices and systems.

9 eCommerce Warehousing Best Practices to Follow

Cerasis

Unfortunately, millions more will still go to brick-and-mortar stores to find those special items, and the push toward online and omnichannel ordering will continue grow, which is why it is increasingly important to invest in eCommerce Warehousing. All existing warehouse, procurement and logistics systems should operate within the same omniscient system. This transportation management system (TMS) is key to reducing delays and keeping the entire supply chain flowing properly.

The Digital Supply Chain: How Are Supply Chain Managers Responding?

Cerasis

Managers must understand the digital evolution in the supply chain and respond in kind, explains Forbes magazine , with integrated planning and execution systems, automated systems, smart warehousing and procurement practices and much more. How do you define the digital supply chain?

How You Can Get MORE from a Unichannel Logistics Partner! (ULP)

Supply Chain Network

Contrary to what some procurement professionals may think, all logistics solution providers are not created equal, and those who consider price only, or as main factor in their selection process, are doomed to mediocrity and perhaps even failure.

Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain

Cerasis

Technology Will Reshape Procurement Practices. Better procurement practices translate into better overall sales, but the role of procurement in driving sales’ statistics will change throughout 2017. Today, procurement drives up to 67 percent of sales, explains Johnathan Webb of Forbes magazine, as procurement professionals look for innovative ways to produce effective, superior products. Procurement strategy was not always evident.

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Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

The blog spends a lot of time focusing on the use of transportation management systems and how they can increase efficiency in your supply chain. Its topics include upcoming supply chain conferences, warehouse technology innovation, logistics insights, and transportation cost control. The blog reports on recent changes to policies, best practices in supply chain management, whitepapers detailing procurement through reverse logistics and much more.

What Is Driving Interest for a Warehouse Management System in the Cloud?

Cerasis

Since an on-premise solution is limited by the internal IT resources of your company, it may not be possible to expand its functions and size to meet increased e-commerce and omnichannel demands. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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[Infographic] The State of Supply Chains: The Supply Chain Has Gone Digital

Cerasis

Supply chains must evolve to meet an increasing number of omnichannel sales, and technologies must be integrated within existing systems to reach maximum efficiency and productive value.

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

To stay competitive, shippers need to understand the current challenges of using blockchain in e-commerce , how it can benefit the e-commerce supply chain, and a few best practices for using blockchain to move toward a seamless, omnichannel experience. Use for transparency and traceability for buyers, marketplaces, sellers, and consumers, unifying the history of a product from procurement to end-users, as well as throughout returns, if necessary.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have been around for several years, and while 3PLs may have existing software suites, such as our very own transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater, many supply chain managers are still implementing in-house technology solutions that have severe capability limitations. Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

Cerasis

This is the omnichannel supply chain, and it will require shippers to rethink their strategies. Logistics service providers will be integral to the success of shippers in 2018, but the top logistics trends that affect the shipper can differ from those affecting third-party logistics providers, procurement professionals and freight shipping. With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown.

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Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

Cerasis

In fact, most supply chains are moving toward omnichannel supply chains, blending e-commerce, brick-and-mortar and third-party sales into a seamless experience for consumers. For example, the process of using blockchain follows a logical path from development and procurement through delivery and returns management, as noted by the following Deloitte graphic. Customer experiences have a vital bearing on the success or failure of today’s supply chains.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

Cerasis

Transport : Unnecessary movement of materials from one location to another and not utilizing consolidation or pool point programs to optimize transportation can add to logistics and warehouse costs.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

The hindrance for manufacturers in the past was having a system in place to handle opening up to multi-channel or even omnichannel sales. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

CSCO Forum / 3PL Summit 2013

Supply Chain Movement

Join top supply chain executives from leading companies including John Lewis, Lego, Nokia, British American Tobacco and HP in discussions on omnichannel retail, S&OP, Africa and more. This year’s topics will include: Expand Your Omnichannel Retail Capabilities to Optimize Inventory & Increase Sales – Prepare your business for this retail revolution by improving network efficiency, and collaborating with your distribution partners.

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Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Although supply chain operations still involve procurement, manufacturing, and logistics, emerging technologies are dramatically affecting how these processes are implemented. The emergence of e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment strategies created new supply chain challenges which significantly increased the use of robotics and automation. Driver shortages have increased the transportation industry’s interest in autonomous vehicles.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. ” — Chirs Cunnane, Omnichannel Fulfillment: Strategies for Success , Logistics Viewpoints; Twitter: @logisticsviewpt.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications

EazyStock

One of the most flexible trucking apps that allow those who work within transport sector to spend less time completing paperwork and instead tracks GPS locations, making this app the easiest way to stay compliant, track GPS and find your truck routes.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

This, combined with efforts to move sources closer to domestic markets (driven by the overwhelming growth in omnichannel retail), will all but eradicate offshore production, at least for industries in which off-shoring benefits relate purely to labour.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Consider this: Roger works in logistics for an omnichannel retailer.

4 Things to Do With Your eCommerce Business to Prep for the Holidays

3PL Insights

From the summer months to the winter, one must add seasonal products to the lineup, build an inventory pipeline, prepare for restrictions and delays in the transportation arena, and plan for a spike in returns. The question is, are you planning procurement early enough?

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Transport optimisation considerations dictate that warehousing is used at the end-point of a transport system to amass enough products for a full load for the subsequent transport system. Less passenger traffic and reduced congestion means flexibility for TNT in scheduling onward transport, whether by air or road.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Even giants like General Mills, Tyson Foods, and Campbell have reported strained budgets due to a rise in transportation costs over the past few months. A mix of weather-led constraints in 2017, a continual shortage of semi-truck drivers, and the enforcement of hours of service (HOS) rules with electronic logging devices ( ELDs ) have all accelerated a rise in transportation costs. Holistic View – Looking at transportation holistically can make a massive difference.

The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

FLEXE

Multi-carrier transportation strategies supporting eCommerce businesses. ARC Advisory Group did a recent market study on omnichannel fulfillment technologies that also forecasts continued growth in this area for 2017. Supply chain is now a key competitive advantage for businesses.