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. However, if you can leverage these “best practices,” you can create an ecommerce warehousing solution ideal for both holiday and year-round scalability and growth. Embrace “Chaotic” eCommerce Warehousing.

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

Cerasis

However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain. Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Analytics for Better Warehouse Management and Forecasting.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, three more raised their hands to speak on robotic automation in their warehouses focused on the redefinition of channel fulfillment. Meanwhile, warehouse robotics is staging a market shift. For example, demand planning does not flow to procurement or transportation.

Warehouse Cost Savings: 5 Key Areas of Focus and 13 Practical Objectives

Cerasis

A Director of Operations, Warehouse Director or Manager, or even the Director of Supply Chain or Logistics, are always in the pursuit of continuous improvement as well as warehouse cost savings in both time and money. In today's modern society, often, the stop gap in efficient productivity in your warehouse is typically one of two things: bad process & getting caught up in the weeds of tactics. 5 Key Areas to Focus on in the Pursuit of Warehouse Cost Savings.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. What Is Procurement Management?

The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Procurement professionals have the same question looming over their head on a daily basis: “How do you plan on dealing with digitalization?”. Regardless of the sheer amount of content one could chose to consume, the theme for the day was apparent and held strong: Digital Procurement.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

Seeing this, we decided that it would be helpful to compile a curated list of 50 of the best tips on logistics planning and strategy that we could find. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Warehouse Operations

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Aggregating your procurement spend for the purpose of delivering greater value is a sound objective. We discussed these in greater detail in our post Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course!

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. As a result, the simplest way of defining a big data strategy must begin with understanding how it will evolve and affect the company. .

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

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing—a marketplace platform that connects retailers in need of warehouse space with warehouse operators that have it—enables retailers to scale their distribution networks as demand, well, demands. Instead, it turned to on-demand warehousing.

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. Knowing the available inventory and assets only in distribution centers is inefficient and lacks value, but when applied across an entire supply chain network, inventory visibility propagates effective warehouse management. As a result, stores and regional warehouses end up overstocked or understocked, and carrying costs soar.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

However, even with a growing number of innovative technologies at your fingertips, your success still depends on your strategy. “When developing your supply chain strategy…” You should be thinking about preventing unauthorized sellers and MAP pricing violators from day one.

4 Reasons Procurement Consulting is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

AFFLINK

Mary Poppins might not be real, but her deliverables certainly can be – when you hire the right procurement consulting firm. Just as Mary Poppins delivered more than a traditional nanny, today’s procurement consulting firms do a lot more than improve your KPIs.

TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

TMC

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak again at CSCMP’s annual global conference, which focused on providing attendees with real-world strategies to maximize and transform supply chains. Like many shippers, a “one size fits all” solution did not fit their needs or strategy.

TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

TMC

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak again at CSCMP’s annual global conference, which focused on providing attendees with real-world strategies to maximize and transform supply chains. Like many shippers, a “one size fits all” solution did not fit their needs or strategy.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

The internet allows for unlimited scalability and boosted efficiency in warehouse inventory management. The so-called “smart warehouse” takes advantage of these defining factors by connecting systems to streamline inventory management and overall productivity. Warehouse managers must understand why changes of standards and use of the Internet of Things (IoT) are needed and how smart warehouses can meet the demands of today and tomorrow.

Innovate or Die: How’s Your eCommerce Strategy?

FLEXE

Recently, more of Wal-Mart’s eCommerce strategy has been revealed. To many, Nasty Gal’s demise (it went from generating $85 million in revenue in 2014 to bankrupt in 2016) had everything to do with its distribution strategy and failure to retain customers.

Assessing the True Return of Procurement Transformation on Total Shareholder Return: A Tough Proposition

NC State SCRC

In my earlier book with Gerard Chick on “ The Procurement Value Proposition “, we advance the notion that buildoing a business case for investing in people, process, and technology improvement in procurement is key. Many procurement assessments developed by consultants seek to provide an answer to the question “how far along are you relative to your peers in your procurement transformation journey”, and “which processes are lagging compared to your peers?”

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Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

FLEXE

Illustrations in the filing show a flying warehouse, which would remain at high altitudes as drones fly back and forth between the warehouse and nearby shipping destinations. One big shoe retailer recently used this type of warehousing to support its pop-up store campaign.

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

Cerasis

As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. Full Truckload Procurement

5 Procurement Management Tips for the New Kid on the Block?

AFFLINK

In much the same way, any business seeking success in the procurement management environment should address the fundamentals first. Almost every business will point to a “customer first” strategy. Defining a Successful Logistics Strategy.

The Supply Chain Team’s Impact on Capital Projects

NC State SCRC

In industries that are going through a lot of Capital Expenditure investments, including construction of pipelines, LNG facilities, and mining operations, the role of procurement on the success of the organization is somewhat different.

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Supply Chain Strategy Doesn’t Deliver

EFT

The past decade has seen a popular strategy among mid-sized to large logistics service providers. Many providers pursued a common strategy of expanding logistics capabilities across the supply chain spectrum. After more than a decade, the strategy has failed to deliver. Companies pursuing the end-to-end strategy have not lowered the cost of sales nor achieved above-market revenue growth. Strategy Assumptions. Where the Strategy Fails. Executive Summary.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. In the meantime, companies need to make sure they have the most talented negotiators and leaders heading up their procurement and supply chain functions.

The Million Dollar Transportation Strategy Question – When Do You Need A Multi-Carrier Parcel Solution?

BluJay Solutions

When reviewing their transportation strategy and calculating shipping budgets, they are forced to ask,“Do we want to or can we afford to be held hostage by our carrier?”. In summary, consider carriers as a central element of your transportation strategy.

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! The growth of online shopping is a great example of a disintermediation strategy in action.

Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! (Oracle Interviews Mike Mortson)

Supply Chain Game Changer

At the same time, they must also develop strategies to significantly advance their capabilities in anticipation of overcoming their issues with the basics. Digital Supply Chain Interview Leadership Strategy Supply Chain Management OracleSubscribe Here! Email Address.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? In that vein, this discount retailer’s strategy is to get closer to its stores and customers. Warehouse Efficiency

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

pallets and pallet lifts) to improve the very labor intensive processes of material handling and how to take better advantage of space using racking and better warehouse design and layout. SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #Logistics #Distribution #History #Procurement.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Both business strategy and specialized software are used in these endeavors to create a competitive advantage.” These jobs could involve working in a Warehouse, Distribution Centre, Manufacturing operation, or in an Office environment, or all of the above. Subscribe Here!

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #Logistics #Freight #Purchasing #Procurement #Business.

The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As you are developing your Digital Supply Chain strategies it is important to understand, consider, and account for the inevitable problems and obstacles that will test your resolve and your leadership. Lack of a Strategy. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Contract analytics can provide a summary view on performance and pricing deviations, risks, statistics (expiry, renewal and pending), procurement and sales metrics. In a presentation at the EMPOWER conference held in Orlando, a large utility shared how procurement had used the decision-making algorithm embedded in the Emptoris suite of tools to guide users into the appropriate contractual mechanism.

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics includes all the warehousing and transportation of all Unilever products from personal care and home care to food and refreshments, such as ice-cream. Q: What is the strategy of Unilever in Turkey: Operational Excellence, Product Leadership or Customer Intimacy?

Another Fall semester brings a new batch of 50 SCRC company projects…

Supply Chain View from the Field

MRO and category management strategy development. Warehouse management - SOWs, staging lane design, job kitting implementation. As we go into our 2013 fall semester, the SCRC team is pulling together the list of project summaries from our 15 corporate partners. This is indeed a busy time for everyone as we go into full project planning mode… Prior to the beginning of each semester, we work with a SCRC project liaison from each company to identify field-based student projects.

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Embracing the Macro Growth in Micro Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Warehouse operations located closer to retail stores help keep coolers stocked with appealing “fresh-to-go” selections, allowing grocers to refill these foods quickly. Managed Procurement Services (MPS Retail grocery ecommerce sales are up about 35% year-over-year.

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Our 2017 Top 10 List! – Part 2

Supply Chain Game Changer

Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine! Yet Indirect Procurement often takes a back seat to Direct Procurement. Indirect Procurement however is critically important to the day to day and long term success of a company. Subscribe Here! Email Address.