How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

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From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon. The post How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain supply chain strategyAmazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world. And what’s not to love?

Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

Included in this post is Cummins’ digital award for the 2016 Supply Chains to Admire. I want to understand why some companies outperform on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter while others do not. I am enlisting their support to share their stories in podcasts, blog posts and at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 6-9. About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents. Customer-Centric Strategies.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Cerasis

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. According to Randy Strang of Supply Chain 24/7, a survey of the most important parts of a shopping experience found customers’ expectations are more than meets the eye.

Supply Chain Strategy and the Post-pandemic World

Enterra Insights

Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic,” writes Lora Cecere ( @lcecere ), founder of Supply Chain Insights.[1] The design of the global supply chain at the start of the pandemic assumed frictionless borders, availability of transportation resources, and supply with few constraints.” ” Cecere’s remarks beg the question: What should your company’s supply chain strategy be going forward?

Why a customer-driven supply chain strategy is important

The Network Effect

Therefore, the companies supply chains are not allowing the fulfillment of the customers’ expectations. Customers’ expectations are not being met because company supply chains are not properly designed to meet these expectations in a way affordable for the company. The customers’ expectations are that your supply chain be personalized to their personal expectations. How are you going to design a supply chain that responds to all customer needs?

Supply Chain Strategy: Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery

Freight Center

While it is hard to plan for all possible scenarios, one thing we have learned from recent events is that it is extremely important to have plans and a strategy in place to mitigate disruptions to your business and shipping needs. Freight Shipping & Logistics Business ShippingFrom weather-related disasters to cyber-attacks to pandemics, there are many types of disruptions and challenges your business could face at any moment.

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. Today, more than half of the nation’s 140 retail chains in the top 500 offer omnichannel shipping and pickup options, and 72.1 E-Commerce Logistics Omnichannel Supply Chain

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog

Arkieva

Over the past year, the Arkieva Supply Chain Link Blog provided thought leadership and informative posts on supply chain strategy tips, trends, and news. Just in case you missed some of our supply chain strategy posts , we’ve compiled a list of our popular supply chain posts from 2016 below (ranked based on shares and views). Here is a list of the Top 20 Supply Chain Strategy Blog Posts from 2016.

What We Can Learn from Target's Supply Chain Strategy

AFFLINK

Their sales strategies, marketing efforts, and supply chain strategies are superior to many other department stores, keeping the business efficient and driving down costs for customers. Here's a look at what businesses can learn from Target's new supply chain strategy. How Target Changed Its Supply Chain Strategy in 2018. The new system, however, replenishes store supply on an individual basis.

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

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. However, even with a growing number of innovative technologies at your fingertips, your success still depends on your strategy. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D.

New Reality in Supply Chain Strategy – Where are the Weakest Links?

EC Sourcing Group

A crisis will shine a light on the weakest links in your supply chain. Wouldn’t we all like to have a supply chain built to withstand a ramming like the cruise ship RCGS Resolute? Not only did the cruise ship escape with minimal damage but the Venezuelan navy patrol boat that attacked it suffered damage that caused it to sink. The current Corona virus pandemic will impact the supply chain of virtually every company.

Why Real-Time Visibility Should be Core to Your Supply Chain Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform. Research shows that having real-time supply chain visibility is necessary to build a responsive, resilient, competitive, and profitable operation.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Veridian Solutions

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. According to Randy Strang of Supply Chain 24/7, a survey of the most important parts of a shopping experience found customers’ expectations are more than meets the eye. This means omnichannel supply chain success is key to at least 62 percent of shopping experiences. What’s Wrong With Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy and Customer Service?

Ecommerce Continues to Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Demands Continuous Improvement

Supply Chain 24/7

Today, more than half of the nation’s 140 retail chains in the top 500 offer omnichannel shipping and pickup options, and 72.1 percent of retail chains offer in-store returns of merchandise purchased online

E-Commerce Continues to Add Focus on Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies: Projections for 2018 Demand Continuous Improvement

Veridian Solutions

Omnichannel supply chains are increasing in complexity and prevalence for good reason. Warehouse Managers Avoiding Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategies Will Lose Competitive Ground Competitive advantage is based on the ability of companies to offer products or services at reasonable, competitive prices. Today, more than half of the nation’s 140 retail chains in the top 500 offer omnichannel shipping and pickup options, and 72.1

Supply Chain Strategy: Thoughtfully Designed, or an Afterthought?

FLEXE

<p>Many of the world’s best-known companies’ supply chains grew from a series of historical accidents rather than intentional design. Because of this, a simple activity like mapping and visualizing supply chain flows can often spark critical questions such as, “Why are materials sourced from Region A, produced in Region B, then air-shipped as a finished product back to Region A?”

Building Your Supply Chain Strategy: Retailers are at the Forefront of Customer-Centricity

Supply Chain Nation

In Part I of my Supply Chain Strategy series , I explained why the five tenets of High-Performing Supply Chains remain a great starting point to build your supply chain strategy. Today, retailers prepare their strategy for peak season months in advance. Data sources that may be leveraged for this include demographic data, customer transactions, shipping information, local buzz and insights from research.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains.

Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

Cerasis

E-Commerce requires intense coordination between supply chains and an understanding of how to achieve maximum efficiency in all modes of transportation, explains BigCommerce.com. When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) shipping, e-commerce becomes even more difficult, requiring advanced knowledge of various carriers, rates, HOS regulations, the ELD mandate and more. In the world of e-commerce , it is not enough to focus solely on small package or LTL shipping.

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. Labor : Ship-from-store will substantially impact in-store associates.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future! Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. The post Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

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

Cerasis

Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. According to Stacey Rudolph of Business2Community, e-commerce shipping is complicated with an average return rate of 30 percent.

Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

The 30 th SCRC meeting kicked off today with a theme on “Transportation Strategy in an Infrastructure Constrained Environment”. Infrastructure growth is a major issue for companies who ship a lot, especially those like CAT who ship heavy permit loads from the ports. William also talked about the importance of having an integrated transportation strategy that thinking about packaging and planning issues – and the quality concerns are becoming more important.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Implementing a multichannel fulfillment strategy carries additional challenges. Lack of visibility into the supply chain.

Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

AFFLINK

Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping methods that are used: air, ground, and sea. Shipping via Air: The Pros and Cons. Air shipping is fast.

5 Strategies for Successfully Outsourcing Shipping Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

5 Strategies for a Successful Logistics Outsource. The supply chain touches almost all departments, and each looks at the business through its own lens. Include strategic team members from all of these functional areas for a 360-degree view of the supply chain. At the same time, each team member will gain a first-hand understanding of your supply chain strategy, and will be able to implement their portion of the plan and measure outcomes.

Is A Customer-Centric Strategy the Same as Demand-Driven? Outside-In?

Supply Chain Shaman

The client leaned across the table and asked, “Is a customer-centric supply chain strategy the same as a demand-driven supply chain strategy?” Drawing from the Whiteboard: Building Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies. I asked the group to think of demand-driven concepts as the enabler of customer-centric strategies. Customer-Centric Supply Chain Processes. Inside-Out Supply Chain Processes.

Why is Supply Chain the Rockstar of Consumer Pharma?

The Supply Chainer Report

The decrease trend on sales of the biggest US drug retailers (WBA, MCK, CVS) is due to the consumers shift from traditional to online shopping “the Amazon effect” As a consequence, because of discounts and pricing pressures, the profit strategy is getting lower. Industry really needs a Turn the ship around, which implicates radically changing Supply Chain Strategy from Deliberate to a more Emergent one. Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain list [link].

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

Not long ago, people would take a Saturday afternoon to visit a furniture showroom, sit on several couches, fill out an order form, write a check, and wait six to twelve weeks for the sofa to be shipped to the store. Two-day shipping standards for packages is impacting consumer expectations of large format deliveries. Navigating today’s last mile of the supply chain ecosystem takes a holistic approach that brings together people, process and technology.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain professionals however are uniquely positioned to make dramatic impacts on the environment. In Supply Chain we are involved in the entire breadth of activities in most any company. As such we have the direct or indirect ability to take actions which can promote environmental sustainability, reduce carbon footprint impacts, and drive the creation of the Green Supply Chain. The Supply Chain Environmental Model. Subscribe Here!

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For many in the supply chain industry, a cyclical pattern of tension and slack is a familiar occurrence. While freight volumes and the supply of trucks and drivers constantly strive for equal balance, they often fall short. The impact of these tariff changes is increasingly discussed as an element that is shaping supply chains and influencing freight flows. Market changes prompt new freight shipping strategies.

3 Reasons to Use a 3PL For Retail Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

With increasing competition in the retail market, it has become very challenging for retailers to efficiently manage their supply chains. Essentially, a smooth retail supply chain strategy is a fundamental part of a positive customer experience, and retail companies strive to reach the golden standard of order fulfillment and fast delivery. Blog retail retail logistics retail shipping retail supply chain supply chain supply chain management

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Black Friday isn’t What it Used to Be…E-Commerce has Changed the Landscape

Supply Chain View from the Field

To cope with this environment, companies are seeking to outsource more technology design, inventory management, working capital investments, and planning execution to other partners in the supply chain. Experts have warned that driving too much responsibility up the supply chain can result in significant risk and loss of control. A supply chain strategy involves making decisions: How do you distribute?

3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

When I first published this post, it was called “3 Things You Need to Know about Your Supply Chain.” ” However, I recently realised that I was omitting a fourth key factor that can contribute to supply chain glitches and gremlins. For those CEOs and other execs who don’t know much about supply Chain or logistics management, I’d like to highlight the four key areas to really keep an eye on. Supply Chain Impact on Shareholder Value.