Retail Transportation Excellence Masters All the Miles – First, Middle, Last

Tecsys

Your retail transportation success is going to depend on how well you were able to eliminate the silos at every mile in your supply chain. The post Retail Transportation Excellence Masters All the Miles – First, Middle, Last appeared first on Tecsys.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

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Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season?

Logistics Viewpoints

This week, Logitsyx Technologies asks if retailers are ready for peak season. Peak season is always stressful for the retail industry, but the COVID-19 pandemic could create more issues than usual. Retailers can no longer rely on their usual playbooks, with planning cycles completely upended. The post Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season?

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

10 Multimodal Metrics to Track for Transportation and Shipping

Cerasis

Complexity and precision data within the transportation and shipping industry require refinement in measuring and recording metrics. That is where multimodal metrics that leverage transportation data can make all the difference.

Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority

Cerasis

Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. The post Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Technology Warehouse Retail Warehouse AutomationOn the surface, an omnichannel approach gives consumers the ability to blend their online and physical experience into one. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant.

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Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. But what are some of the unintended consequences retailers are experiencing by jumping in without a plan?

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

When Transportation Optimization and New Shopping Behaviors Collide One needs to go back to the early 2000s to see green shoots of modern omni-channel retail. While web-based e-commerce began in the late 90s, consumer and retailer appetites didn’t get whetted for omni-channel experiences until the early part of the last decade.

September Transportation News Recap

PLS Logistics

Here is a quick summary of some of the most talked about transportation, supply chain and logistics topics from September 2015: Diesel Prices Fluctuating. The US average retail diesel price dropped 4.7 Transportation Supply Chain Newscents a gallon in early September - this was the 14 th straight week of declines. The diesel average has shed.40 cents since Memorial Day. The week of September 14 th , after a week of price increases, the price of diesel fuel fell by 1.7

10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS)

The Network Effect

by Nilam Oswal, Software Analyst, SoftwareSuggest.com If your company functions in retail, distribution, manufacturing, e-commerce or third party logistics, chances. The post 10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS) appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management Transportation Visibility logistics TMS transportation

When Retailers Face Recalls, Visibility Matters

Loftware

The complex, high-pressure nature of recalls demands unparalleled retail visibility. Supply Chain Retail Transportation & Logistics Track & Traceability

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ChainLink Research: Agile Retailer - Linking Allocation and Transportation

Logility

We recently wrote a white paper called The Agile Retailer. In it, we examined how allocation practices are changing, especially for fashion retailers. As retailers face stiffer competition they are discovering and implementing new methods—not just faster fashion—but often introducing new brands and lines to capture distinct customer bases. This, de facto, is what separates an agile retailer from others. Only the best retailers survive and thrive.

Who's Really Running Your Retail Operation?

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. E-commerce is a juggernaut powered by Amazon's dominance and it's changed just about every aspect of retail operations.

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As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs

Cerasis

Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. The post As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Final Mile Omnichannel Retail final mile strategiesAlthough the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

Don’t Jump In Without a Plan: Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming the supply chain and logistics processes of retailers, especially their transportation processes. But many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, siloed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. What are some of the unintended consequences retailers are experiencing by jumping in without a plan?

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is part of a new series we’re launching called “Practitioner Perspectives” — commentaries written by supply chain and logistics practitioners from manufacturing and retail companies who want to share their insights and advice on industry trends and topics. The $4,000 Transportation Question. Which brings me to the title of this post, the $4,000 transportation question. Transportation Management transportation

Transportation, Planning, and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Talking Logistics

But when PwC asked CEOs in a recent survey ( Global Retail and Consumer Goods CEO Survey: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative ) what areas most needed their additional attention to achieve omni-channel fulfillment, 88 percent said it is their transportation and logistics operations. Transportation is an Afterthought. Even more surprising, 31 percent have no transportation optimization capabilities, or use only faxes and phone calls for this purpose.

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

ToolsGroup

Many retailers consider competing against Amazon their biggest challenge. While the impact of Amazon is real, it is only a thread in the larger retail competition tapestry. Amazon offers breadth, but brick and mortars offers “now”, and a tactile consumer shopping experience is still a retailer’s greatest asset. The ability to serve this demand is foundational to the success or failure of a retailer, but the challenge doesn’t hinge on the strategy leadership sets.

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[WHITE PAPER] Why Blockchain is Set to Transform Transportation Management

Cerasis

This is a must read for shippers & retailers alike to learn how blockchain can aid in achieving omnichannel supply chain goals! Blockchain set to Transform Transportation Management & Trucking Blockchain’s use in logistics and transportation management is an exciting area of study. The applications of blockchain technology range from better management of the ELD mandate to improvements in overall transportation management.

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PLS Logistics

The retail sector is rapidly evolving, and we can provide your company with the needed capacity, efficient transportation strategy, and service. Whether you require partial load or LTL shipping. industries

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Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

The retail apocalypse has received plenty of attention over the past three years. Brick-and-mortar stores that understand the invaluable role of e-commerce in relation to omnichannel supply chain success can help retailers avoid the retail apocalypse. In a sense, the retail apocalypse, which some believe is all hype and not fact, is about comparing apples to oranges. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

DELMIA Quintiq

To do so, I want to explain the ‘how’ behind some of the sustainability efforts I’ve seen in the retail industry recently, and hopefully embolden other companies to engage in similar efforts. Now, let’s dig into the details of the ‘how’ behind sustainability improvements in the retail space. As a starting point, let’s take a sustainability dilemma that commonly presents itself in retail logistics. The post So, what does sustainability in retail actually look like?

Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. And if that isn’t enough to create a bias, maybe these well-known facts will: transportation costs represent the biggest slice of the supply chain cost pie (nearly 60 percent of every supply chain dollar is spent on transportation), and transportation costs can represent 3-12 percent of revenue or more depending on the product type and industry.

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing consumer and retailer demands can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. What is a retail consolidation program? Retailer compliance programs are unique to each company.

The Growing Demand for Flexible Transportation Solutions

Talking Logistics

Manufacturers and retailers face a variety of challenges and competitive pressures — whether it’s keeping pace with Amazon and Walmart; navigating through the various regulations and other factors that are impacting transportation capacity; or finding and retaining supply chain talent. What defines a flexible transportation solution? Tweet The post The Growing Demand for Flexible Transportation Solutions appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. One of the top challenges is getting products to consumers at the Amazon ask rates, and more retailers are starting to offer deliver-from-store last mile services, including The Home Depot and J.C. Yet, more bulky items are moving from traditional retail to consumer direct shipping models, and consumers want speed and visibility in every stage. .

Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

CH Robinson Logistics

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers. Compliance programs vary by retailer but the intent is consistent across the industry—have the right product in the right location at the right time while removing waste. Transportation spend. 5 ways to exceed retailer expectations.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Talking Logistics

Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. Drop ship offers the retailer the ability to offset an extended product offering without having the space to store it.

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2020 Transportation Management Year In Review

NFI

? Year in Review: Transportation Management Jeff Kanterman, Regional Vice President of Transportation Management How would you summarize the last year in the supply chain industry? The imbalance of manufacturing versus retail created a bottleneck in the transportation market.

Bad habits in retail supply chain planning

The Network Effect

” This is especially true in the world of retail supply chain planning. When retailers embark upon implementing time-phased planning, it is tempting – from a change management standpoint – to tell people “this isn’t much different than what we do today” or “we’re essentially doing the same thing in a different way” While this is partially true at the 10,000 foot level, the things that are different are fundamentally different.

As Retailers Eye Last-Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs

Cerasis

Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. The post As Retailers Eye Last-Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. Retail is moving at a pace we've never seen before. Today's retail operations superstars are the ones who know where and when to employ not only the newest, fastest technologies, but also the tried and true. That represents 14 percent of the world's overall retail sales of $25.038 trillion. [1]