Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless

Kuebix

When most people think of shipping containers, they think of exactly what’s in the name: shipping. Formally known as an integral part of virtually any product moving across a supply chain, shipping containers keep products safe from external forces like weather and theft.

Carter’s: A Story of Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Shaman

To drive global scale, companies need to design the supply chain to buy globally and execute locally. The design of the supply chain is fundamental to making this happen. In our interview of the Supply Chains to Admire Winners, we found a unique approach at Carter’s.

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. Are you ready?

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. Today’s challenge is to lower the finished product defect rate by emphasizing supply chain quality. A digital transformation of the supply chain is needed to integrate quality attributes into the products we buy, move, and sell through the supply chain. The only way to take control of your future is to double down on quality.

Why Is Supply Chain Visibility Becoming More Important?

PLS Logistics

Good business runs as a well-oiled machine, and you cannot achieve that without the full visibility – especially when it comes to managing your supply chain. Of course, supply chain visibility has been important before, but even more so now.

The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

If you rely on multi-stop truckload shipping as part of your strategy, you owe it to yourself to learn how to work more effectively with your carriers—which can also improve acceptance levels for these loads and help you better control supply chain costs.

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. About the Supply Chains to Admire Research.

How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ports play a critical role in international trade, yet they remain major sources of friction in global supply chains. The post How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How to gain end-to-end visibility into any causes of delay in your global supply chain.

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

ToolsGroup

“78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. Supply Chain Planning

Will Your Supply Chain Sink or Swim in the Digital Age?

OneSCM

recently noted a new trend towards supply chain “protectionism,” presumably due to the extraordinary combination of external forces proving capable of disrupting once-optimized processes and, therefore, destroying once-healthy profit margins. appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Talking Logistics

But, beyond the overall benefits, a cloud or hybrid approach to supply chain solutions can offer so much more: An integrated approach – A more robust integration API enables technology to seamlessly connect with on premise or cloud-based applications for comprehensive supply chain automation.

How Is Your Supply Chain Chutzpah?

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain world is dominated by men. So, why is it that in this male-dominated world of supply chain there is very little chutzpah? The supply chain team takes and ships orders. The supply chain team with chutzpah has courage.

The Logistics & Supply Chain of Thanksgiving

Cerasis

per pound for turkey might seem like an expense, but that cost and bird reflects more about the supply chain’s functions than you realize. More grocers operating mean the supply. Logistics Supply ChainThe turkey is out of the oven. Rolls are on the table.

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11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon.

Supply Chain Best Practices: 5 Keys to Running a Synchronized Supply Chain

Cerasis

Editor Note: Today's Blog is from Darren Palfrey, the CEO at Gravity Supply Chain who shares the 5 supply chain best practices to keep your supply chain synchronized. Your supply chain is the same way. Supply Chain

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Can you possibly prepare for a supply chain future that may be completely inconceivable right now? This practice rewards forward-thinking—quite literally, in this case—supply chain and warehouse management teams that accept and embrace the change that will revolutionize workflows many times over between now and retirement. However, this strategy involves more than parts of your supply chain watching for simple leaps forward in tech evolution.

[PODCAST] Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion

Cerasis

Listen to “The Application of Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion” on Spreaker. Blockchain and The Digital Supply Chain Resources to Download Learn more about ShipChain Request a Demo of ShipChain’s Platform Why Blockchain will Create Extreme Supply Chain Management Optimization Download White Paper Looking for a TMS for your OTR.read More. Blockchain Freight Podcast Blockchain in Shipping

Trends in Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics for 2019

Cerasis

The trends in blockchain in supply chain and logistics circles are becoming synonymous with transparency and visibility, and the trends in blockchain and supply chain and logistics will revolutionize how companies maintain compliance and expand.

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Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence Offers Wisdom to Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Our previous discussion on augmented reality revealed a new trend in supply chain management , the use of computer-simulated imagery to enhance production and efficiency. However, artificial intelligence is poised to radically change the supply chain in profound ways.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. Trend #3: Serving Every Customer with their Own Optimized Micro Supply Chain.

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Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. And, to manage cash-to-cash, the supplier increased their payables passing cost and waste downward in the supply chain.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

Agile Supply Chain: Why Agility is Trumping Lean in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The modern supply chain grows increasingly complex with each passing day. The digitization , focusing on fundamentals and change , augmented reality , artificial intelligence , and many other factors are transforming how the supply chain functions.

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Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index. We have found that supply chain metrics are gnarly and complicated.During

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain as we used to know it is changing – and these changes are impacting not only retailers, but a variety of businesses and industries. An increasing number of businesses that never had to worry much about shipping are finding themselves competing with experienced and emerging retailers. Just look at how major pharmacies and healthcare providers are rolling out ship-to-home medical supply services.

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

If you stop to think about it, the construction industry supply chain is all around us — it’s the roads we drive on, our houses and commercial buildings, and all sorts of other infrastructure. But when you take a closer look at how this supply chain works, you realize that there is a lot of waste and inefficiency. Simply put, there’s probably no other supply chain that is in more dire need of transformation than the construction industry supply chain.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

Defeat supply chain complexity like a Jedi

Quintiq

Overwhelmed by the dark forces of supply chain planning? The best supply chain planners share a common trait with Jedi knights: No matter how tough things get, they never give up. So how do they overcome a supply chain’s darkest force: complexity?

Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

Customers want information and visibility at any given time, and any misstep in the supply chain could result in permanent losses to profitability, productivity, and efficiency. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. Benefits of Shipping on the Blockchain.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

With digital business-to-business (B2B) enhancements, industrial manufacturers can find prospective customers, research new suppliers, alert buyers to shipping delays and foster deeper trading partner relationships. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

Three Ways Consumers Are Transforming Supply Chain

Cerasis

The supply chain is an industry transformed by socio-economic growth and the day-to-day behavior of consumers. In a time where rapid advancements in technology occur daily , the logistics behind supply chain management are also changing. Supply Chain supply chain

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

While we live in an age where same-day delivery and free shipping have become customer expectations, we also live in an age where dimensional weighting and quarterly accessorial increases have become a reality from the carrier.