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.

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

Cerasis

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 strategy

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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. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

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.

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 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. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon has a new supply chain sustainability shipping option. The post Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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.

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.

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

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.

5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success

OneSCM

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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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Subscription Boxes are Changing Supply Chains

Kuebix

The post Subscription Boxes are Changing Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Supply Chain Trends Fulfillment kuebix Online Order Shipping Subscription Box TMSSubscription boxes are captivating the attention of consumers all over the globe.

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

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.

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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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.

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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Top 5 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2020

OneSCM

The online shopping conveniences offered by large retailers like Amazon have led to increased consumer expectations – including rock-bottom prices, endless product variety and fast shipping – all of which affect each part of the global supply chain.

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Why You Need to Optimize Food Packaging for Shipping

All Things Supply Chain

The supply chain industry is vast, complicated and yet strangely rewarding for those who work in it. It takes a unique brand of intuition and planning to get the world’s… General Supply Chain Management packaging shipping supply chain management

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.

Defeat supply chain complexity like a Jedi

DELMIA 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?

Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020: The Year of Every Channel Shipper

Cerasis

The global supply chain is sick. The post Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020: The Year of Every Channel Shipper appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Omnichannel Trends Multi-Modal Shipping Trends

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.

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 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.

[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