LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software

Cerasis

The topic of supply chain risk management has taken on a new persona as the global supply chain endures the COVID-19 crisis. The post LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Risk Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management software

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

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As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season, the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. As reported by Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7, “[up to] 70% of B2C companies.read More. The post E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Uncategorized E-Commerce Supply Chains

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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. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

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. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

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? This evolution is called Industry 4.0, and it's happening now

Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA

Cerasis

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has contributed to what might be described as the biggest supply chain shipping disruption of the century. The post Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Logistics Supply Chain Shipping Disruption

How Coronavirus Has Disrupted The Meat Supply Chain In The U.S.

PLS Logistics

Meat supply chains in the U.S. In particular, the most hard-hit industry within the food supply chain was meat processing. Since numerous workers have tested positive for COVID-19 on multiple meat plants across the country, the entire supply chain was disrupted. Blog coronavirus food shipping meat supply chain supply chain managementhave been severely affected by the coronavirus.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1

Cerasis

Under the current COVID-19 global pandemic, managing risk in the supply chain has taken on a renewed importance. Procurement teams continue to struggle with finding available suppliers and shipping capacity to enable supply chain responsiveness.

Big Data Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Resilience

Cerasis

Supply chains across the globe need a better mousetrap to keep freight spend under control and efficiently manage freight. And, investment statistics reveal an increasing trend for more technology to enable multi-modal shipping and the application of big data analytics to increase scalability, flexibility, and demand-driven management decisions. The post Big Data Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Resilience appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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. If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. How to gain end-to-end visibility into any causes of delay in your global supply chain.

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from a guest author, Michael Gorman, who shares five different ways of going green with carbon-neutral shipping. The post 5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Logistics Supply Chain Carbon-Neutral Shipping

E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

Cerasis

The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates? E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics Transportation Supply Chain E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020The state of e-commerce continues to move more toward heavier, non-traditional online purchases.

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. Supply Chain Shipping Costs Supply Chain Visibility communication connectivity

Marketing Supply Chain Solutions Post-COVID: Q&A with ToolsGroup CMO Caroline Proctor

ToolsGroup

There’s still a strong demand for supply chain planning solutions, particularly ones with machine learning capabilities that can help clients rapidly adapt to the changing supplier situations and consumer demand that goes along with major disruptions like this. .

Parcel Shipping: 3 Steps to a More Accurate E-Commerce Network Model

CHAINalytics

If your company has navigated through the initial supply and demand fires and is looking to get ahead of this here-to-stay trend, now is the time to check how well you are modeling parcel costs in your supply chain network.

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chains were ill-prepared for the pandemic. 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. Supply chain management as a discipline—a set of flows combining the processes of source, make and deliver together to drive value– is relatively new. The new normal pattern appeared in months, and the supply chain adjusted.

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. Shipping approximately 400 million selling units consisting of 700 million manufactured units per year, Carter’s employs about 4,000 employees at its peak. Supply Chain Index.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 08/14/20 – 08/20/20

All Things Supply Chain

are searching for alterative providers due major package delivery delays as the… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up shipping supply chain news supply chain sustainability weekly wrap-up

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up from 06/26/20-07/02/20

All Things Supply Chain

senators want review of drug supply chain Republican and Democratic U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up coronavirus shipping supply chain news supply chain sustainability weekly wrap-upAfter pandemic, U.S. senators have called for a government analysis of foreign influence in the U.S.

Coronavirus: The Impact on Logistics and Supply Chains

PLS Logistics

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a global pandemic affecting people, cities, businesses, and supply chains all over the world. eBook coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 disruptions ebook logistics shipping disruptions supply chains

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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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Shipping During Hurricane Season

Freight Center

As we know, when it comes to keeping your small business shipping smoothly, it’s important to have a plan, including a disaster recovery plan. Extreme weather affects every sector of the supply chain but knowing what to expect helps ease the stress.

5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO

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However, 2020 has been extremely eventful and wrought with risk in the supply chain. The post 5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success

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Supply chain orchestration functions much the same way, with business systems from all trading partners and all transactions connected and working efficiently to create a seamless business. Receivers know when items have shipped and what size shipment to expect and when. The optimum supply chain orchestration systems encourage collaboration with suppliers of varying volume, technology and integration levels. Automation Supply Chain Efficiency

Supply Chain: Learning How to Dance

Supply Chain Shaman

Is The Supply Chain Out of Rhythm? On a supply chain blog? As I struggle to build musicality, I think about the rhythms and cycles of the supply chain. Supply Chain Rhythms and Cycles. As a result, the term supply chain is politically charged.

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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. All too often supply chain leaders are good at high level vision, but weak at connecting the vision to execution.

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.

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. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

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.

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Cerasis

But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Anytime an order is incorrectly picked and identified prior to shipping , it should be documented and tracked. Therefore, you should track the percent of the actual use of all segments in the omnichannel 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.

Supply chain visibility: The key to growth

Kinaxis

The need for supply chain visibility is greater than ever, yet only half of the executives surveyed say they have the visibility they need to make decisions and mitigate risk. Your supply chain plays a key role: getting your product to market with excellent quality, in the quantity needed, at the right price, with the right design. Supply chain visibility. The study frames this around the need to identify supply chain failure risk factors.

Emission-free shipping: Ways of sustainable transport on the seas

All Things Supply Chain

Around 90 % of the world’s goods are currently transported by ships causing nearly 3 % of total global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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. John Kern, senior vice president of supply chain operations at Cisco Systems says that as companies look for the skills to build complex global supply chains, the industry “is undergoing one of the most massive talent shifts we have ever seen,”.