6 Easy Ways to Cut Supply Chain Costs

Logistics Bureau

Every cost reduction must, however, be evaluated in terms of local and overall impact. An 8-point Guide to Understanding Your Cost to Serve. Cost To Serve – A Smarter Way to Improved Supply Chain Profitability.

5 Inventory Reduction Strategies to Drive Cost Savings


In some circumstances carrying excess stock can be a good thing: having all items in stock helps avoid costly back orders and keeps customers happy. However, holding too much can have a number of negative implications, such as high carrying costs , over-investment in stock and poor cash flow.


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Intel, Cost Reduction Strategy

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The reason I chose to write about this company, is because it was very interesting for me to see how a company of this size can focus and apply cost reduction actions in their supply chain and make them work. Node size reductions are generally a 1/3 of reduction from the linear dimension, resulting in approximately a 50% reduction in the area and therefore, a doubling of the units produced on the same cost.

The Most Overlooked DC Performance Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

with one of the highest costs of living. Many of the best automation solutions do not eliminate headcount. This solution significantly reduced shipping costs by eliminating wasted cardboard and dunnage. These are clear cut benefits.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

13 Ways to Reduce Parcel Freight Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Looking for new ways to reduce parcel freight costs? If you’re not already using the following strategies, then you are missing out on the best ways to whittle down the 75% of overhead that your firm funnels into outbound parcel costs every year.

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Critical Weather Strategies for Your Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

Insulating against disturbances to the supply chain through critical weather strategies has proved effective in cutting down delays and costly overages. Unpredictable and damaging weather conditions threaten to upend global supply chains every season. Supply Chain Brain.

How to Reduce Freight Costs AND Attract Truck Freight Capacity

Kane is Able

But a capacity-at-any-cost strategy is not sustainable – even in the short term. It’s why we went back and updated our idea log on freight cost reduction strategies. Check out our 13 Strategies to Reduce Freight Costs.

5 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. However, the company needed to make some significant supply chain cost reductions after bringing its low-cost “Atom” chip to market.

Strategies to Reduce Overtime Costs in the Warehouse

Kane is Able

This article looks at overtime-related problems and offers some strategies to reduce overtime costs in the warehouse through improved hiring and retention. Significant employment decreases occurred in many industries during the pandemic.

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

Cost Reduction Strategy through Supplier-Managed Inventory

SIPMM Professional Publications

The post Cost Reduction Strategy through Supplier-Managed Inventory appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY. Supplier-Managed Inventory (SMI) is the process whereby a supplier plans, manages and replenish inventory for a customer. Extensive information sharing is required so that supplier can maintain a high degree of visibility of its goods at the customer’s location. Instead of the customer reordering when its supply has been exhausted, the supplier is responsible for […].

Reducing the Impact of High Fuel Costs Goes Beyond the Transportation Department

Logistics Viewpoints

The rise in fuel costs, especially diesel, is significantly impacting the bottom line of many B2B companies such as distributors and wholesalers. Instead, transportation and logistics organizations need to make fuel cost mitigation a company-wide effort.

A Cost To Serve Case Study

Logistics Bureau

Why is it really important to understand the cost to serve on your supply chain business? Here is a case study we would like to share for you to explore the concept of cost to serve in greater depth. Omnichannel Retail and the Cost to Serve Online Customers.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. This operation was proving too costly and too slow, so the company launched an initiative to achieve a 10% supply chain cost reduction within four years.

Implementing Supply Chain Network Design

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. These goals are often at odds with one another. How do you find the optimum balance? This guide offers hands-on advice that will help you use network design to achieve successful results.

Video: What are 3 ways to cut parcel costs today?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Parcel costs eat up about two thirds of an eTailer's spending. It's no surprise then that companies are looking for ways to reduce their parcel spend. But it's not easy. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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Eliminating Detention and Delighting Drivers with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

Eliminating Detention and Delighting Drivers with Erik Malin. Erik Malin and Joe Lynch discuss eliminating detention and delighting drivers. Baton has developed an innovative solution to eliminate detention and dwell time.

Transportation Strategies for Continued Success

Logistics Viewpoints

A TMS offers optimization capabilities across multiple modes to improve service levels and reduce freight spend. Below are some transportation strategies for success for suppliers of TMS, TES, and MTS. MTS relationships generate both fixed and variable costs.

How to Reduce Transportation Costs

Trinity Logistics

To make a profit, you need to get your customers the right product at the right time, and for the best cost. If not managed properly, your transportation can cost you substantial money. WHY COSTS ARE RISING. RISING COSTS FOR DRIVERS. STEPS TO REDUCE TRANSPORTATION COSTS.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. Check out our updated Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings!

4 Cloud-Logistics Technology Solutions Cutting Costs for SMBs


A common issue for small and midsize logistics businesses is finding a way to remain cost competitive without sacrificing service quality. Although it's easier said than done, we often see that part of the answer lies in workforce productivity and technology.

Cost of Warehouse Management System Software

The Logistics of Logistics

Cost of Warehouse Management System Software. Original article: Cost of Warehouse Management System Software. You are Making Significant Logistics Strategy Changes : When you realize that your current WMS cannot support new processes effectively or at all. WMS Cost Ranges.

5 Cost to Serve Mistakes

Logistics Bureau

Cost to Serve reporting, analysis, and modelling has much to offer organisations of all kinds. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Omnichannel Retail and the Cost to Serve Online Customers.

Logistics carbon footprint reduction best practices

FreightWaves SONAR

Regardless, reducing the impact on the environment while also keeping consumer loyalty and boosting efficiency can be tricky, but is possible. Increase your use of rail transport to lower costs One way to lower costs over the short- and long-term lies in the use of rail transportation.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Liners get a preview of alternative fuel costs

Supply Chain and Logistics

A new technical and commercial comparison of alternative fuels for ocean carriers compares expected bunker costs for different size and differently equipped ships.

Saving costs when sourcing parts

Fleet Owner

Service operations must adjust strategies and remain flexible to lessen downtime and repair costs. About 20% of truck parts are uncommon enough that service providers must spend an inordinate amount of time searching for them. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

What is Slotting and How Does it Reduce Fulfillment Costs?

Ship Monk

A clean, well organized warehouse and fulfillment center can help eCommerce businesses save on fulfillment costs by reducing errors in picking and packing orders, optimizing storage space, and getting orders out to customers faster. Reduced Shrinkage.

Postponement Strategies for Effective Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Postponement and speculation strategies of products during a timely and cost-effective manner by the standard production and logistics structures. Supply chain have reducing risk and forecasting techniques, cooperation and integration between the manufacturing and logistics […].

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Comparing costs — and strategies to profit, ultimately

Overdrive Online

Uncategorized bookkeeping business business analysis cost per mile costs Partners in Business profit and loss statements revenue voices

20 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Thanks to skyrocketing labor costs for warehouse workers, eTailers have experienced a marked increase in eCommerce fulfillment center costs – already their biggest warehouse expense.

7 Ways to Save Road Freight Costs

Logistics Bureau

For the last 30 years or so, at Logistics Bureau , we’ve been helping companies reduce freight costs, and these are 7 of the most common areas to investigate. Container Freight Costs and Forecasting: Intrinsically Linked & Frustratingly Challenging.

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REPOST: The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch. Andrew Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss the true cost of OTIF failure. Key Takeaways: The True Cost of OTIF Failure. In the podcast interview, Andrew Lynch explained that the fines are only part of the total cost of OTIF failure.

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.

10 Strategies to Reduce CPG Logistics Costs

Kane is Able

Price points are a key weapon in this battle and, increasingly, companies rely on lean CPG logistics operations to provide a cost advantage. Or, are you exploring logistics strategies that alter current processes and the way you work with retail customers? A mix of both is optimal, with new strategies offering the best potential for breakthrough gains and cost savings, particularly for mid-tier suppliers struggling to compete with much larger brands.

Omnichannel Retail and the Cost to Serve Online Customers

Logistics Bureau

Perhaps you haven’t had much opportunity, amid the turmoil, to consider the cost to serve your online customers. The tips in this article will help you know how to identify the customers, products, and processes that might be inflating your cost to serve (CTS) unnecessarily.

Optimizing eCommerce Shipping Costs to Minimize Cart Abandonment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In online retail, it’s common knowledge that high eCommerce shipping costs or long delivery times cause most online shoppers to abandon their digital shopping carts and seek better deals elsewhere.

REPOST: Beyond Cost Per Load with Felipe Capella

The Logistics of Logistics

Beyond Cost Per Load with Felipe Capella. Felipe Capella and Joe Lynch discuss beyond cost per load. Previously advised companies on corporate strategy and M&A in Brazil and New York for 8 years. Key Takeaways: Beyond Cost Per Load.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's not efficient to be in active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide to help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates.