Logistics strategy: 5 mistakes you may be making

LoGo

But of course, doing […]. O post Logistics strategy: 5 mistakes you may be making apareceu primeiro em Blog LoGo. Investing in the development of well-thought logistics processes is key to set your company apart from the others.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Logistics

When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?

Reading, writing, and really big trucks

DC Velocity

California high school launches truck-driving course. Strategy

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Charting a course for GHG emissions and the shipping sector

The Logistics Academy

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) plans to adopt an initial greenhouse gas strategy, the first of its kind for the shipping sector whose annual CO2 emissions are slightly higher than the annual emissions of Germany. Setting a common course?

A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018

Cerasis

Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing. The e-commerce market is expanding.

Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016

Cerasis

Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. It is important to note the necessity to build strategy of company’s logistics system development and integrate it as a full-fledged component for not less than 10-15 years. University Courses. This program is developed by University of North Texas and it offers international students to complete one year course related to logistics.

Is Omnichannel Dead? Of Course Not…However, the Focus Is Now on Customer Experience in Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel, as a word and strategy in retail, is shifting. Of Course Not…However, the Focus Is Now on Customer Experience in Omnichannel appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Omnichannel has been a go-to plan for retailers since 2008, but it is changing. According to Michael Jones via Forbes , the word, omnichannel, will go away in the coming years as retailers move to become hyper-focused on what customers want, need, and find useful while shopping.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

This will require an LTL and e-commerce focused shipping strategy. Shippers need to know the benefits of combined strategy and a few best practices to develop a winning LTL and e-commerce plan. Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out.

Execution IS A Strategy

10xLogistics

First, it is interesting that "flawless execution" does not get the respect it deserves and if you dedicate your life to this you are somehow working on something "less" than strategy. The top performers deal with strategy and all others deal with the day to day execution - or so the top consultants will say. As Adrian rightly points out: does anyone believe HP needs different strategies or innovation?

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. As a result, the simplest way of defining a big data strategy must begin with understanding how it will evolve and affect the company. .

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Choosing the Right 3PL to Align with Your Business Strategy

Blue Grace Logistics

Is there a system in place to alert management when drivers divert course? Most shippers don’t spend much time worrying about who is driving the trucks carrying their goods, but choosing a 3PL with the right carrier network makes all the difference when your business is expanding.

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The Role of TMS in a Logistics Partner’s Strategy and Value Proposition

Talking Logistics

Operational excellence, of course. The post The Role of TMS in a Logistics Partner’s Strategy and Value Proposition appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. What do shipper’s look for in a logistics partner? But beyond that, shippers today also expect their logistics partners to provide them with technology solutions, timely and accurate data, and business intelligence and analytics capabilities. What factors are driving these expectations?

Editor’s Pick: TMS Best Practices – Your Strategy For Modern Technology

Talking Logistics

Faster and more accurate data can have a massive financial impact over the course of a year. Every company should have a strategy in place to ensure their TMS is receiving the best connectivity and data possible through API connectivity. The post Editor’s Pick: TMS Best Practices – Your Strategy For Modern Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Look Before You Leap: Avoid Unintended Consequences with Your Logistics Strategy

Logistics Problem Solving

What do you do if your logistics strategy is just not working? While there are ways to reverse course after a faulty strategy is deployed, you must first admit it was faulty. Testing is not only a good idea, it is crucial to developing a logistics strategy. Without testing you are not going to know the full impact of the strategy, positive or negative, until it is deployed. To simulate potential strategies prior to deploying a strategy requires data.

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Survival Strategies for Brands and Traditional Retailers

Supply Chain Brain

Well over half of Black Friday shoppers visited brick-and-mortar stores in 2017, according to Deb Gabor, chief executive officer of Sol Marketing , a brand strategy consultancy. And, of course, you can sit on Santa’s knee, which for most children is distinctly preferable to FaceTiming with the North Pole.) As Amazon has shown, e-tailers can play the brick-and-mortar game, too, while combining that strategy with their mastery of online merchandising.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

We wanted to bring you some quick strategies and tips that can help your holiday shipping woes or at any time of the year where you experience an increase in shipping volumes. To deploy this strategy, individual shipments are combined into legs of a continuous move.

Look Before You Leap: Avoid Unintended Consequences with Your Logistics Strategy

Logistics Problem Solving

What do you do if your logistics strategy is just not working? While there are ways to reverse course after a faulty strategy is deployed, you must first admit it was faulty. Testing is not only a good idea, it is crucial to developing a logistics strategy. Without testing you are not going to know the full impact of the strategy, positive or negative, until it is deployed. To simulate potential strategies prior to deploying a strategy requires data.

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Thoughts on Retailers Buying XPO Logistics and What The Right Strategy Should Be

10xLogistics

The problem with this strategy is the "crunch" is with the power not with the trailer. This is why I believe splitting XPO up would be value destroying not value creating (unless, of course, the buyer of a piece is willing to either pay a huge premium for the portion they buy or be willing to immediately divest of certain portions of the "carcass") I think the logical action for retailers is to concentrate heavily on #1 ( Buy Technology ) along with #4 ( Develop Vested Relationships ).

Russia’s low-cost influence strategy finds success in Serbia

247 Customs Broker

The gift of the jets encapsulates Russian strategy in Serbia — and much of the world. But Brussels officials, watching Russian actions in Serbia with alarm, say the country’s Western course is hardly guaranteed. The post Russia’s low-cost influence strategy finds success in Serbia appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

Of course, there’s a capital cost to these systems which will not be completely absorbed by the 3PL and it takes time to research, purchase and integrate these systems. Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour.

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Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

We wanted to bring you some quick strategies and tips that can help your holiday shipping woes or at any time of the year where you experience an increase in shipping volumes. To deploy this strategy, individual shipments are combined into legs of a continuous move.

If You Like Our Blog, You’ll Love Our YouTube Channel

Logistics Bureau

Of course, along with our readable posts, you’ve probably spotted the occasional video—and you may even have noticed that we’ve been posting a few more of those lately.

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Why You Really Should Subscribe to Our Upgraded YouTube Channel

247 Customs Broker

Of course,… The post Why You Really Should Subscribe to Our Upgraded YouTube Channel appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Here at Logistics Bureau, we’re delighted that our blog is attracting so many followers, and that our posts inspire lots of healthy dialogue.

Nibbling at the Edges: Toyota Material Handling's Plan for IoT Success

Material Handling and Logistics

The world's largest forklift producer is following a course that will eventually create a full-scale digital revolution for the company. Along the way, it has defined a workable IoT strategy that can get any manufacturer moving

6 Supply Chain Trends from 2017 and their Ongoing Progress

Logistics Bureau

Of course, that will take some time, but it’s likely that 2017 will only see autonomous vehicle development strengthen as a progressive logistics trend. Of course, I won’t be so bold as to make predictions, but will simply focus on areas of innovation worth keeping an eye on.

A Recommended Approach to Warehouse Layout and Operational Design

Logistics Bureau

Of course this stage of planning can become pretty complex, and it will often pay to seek advice from equipment suppliers or even engage a consulting firm to help you develop your storage strategy. Articles Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy Warehouse

Logistics marketing: Everything you need to know

LoGo

The logistics segment is full of opportunities and, of course, competition. Freight forwarders, customs brokers, shipping companies and all the other businesses operating in this field need to build strategies to stand out from competition and accomplish positive results.

How AI Helps Build the Supply Chain that Thinks for Itself

Logistics Bureau

Of course, it can also open new opportunities for tomorrow. This frees up their human counterparts for work that AI cannot do, such as creating a new supply chain strategy. Articles Business Improvement Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy Technology

5 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain is not Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

The first is supply chain strategy , especially in terms of its alignment with your overall business strategy. Your supply chain strategy should be closely aligned to business strategy because any improvement initiative you take should move your company closer to achieving its strategic goals. If strategies are not aligned, the time and money you invest in the supply chain may not contribute to those goals, and might even make them harder to achieve.

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Revisit "Favored Shipper" During Downturn in Rates

10xLogistics

Then, of course, do the right thing and keep the trucks moving. bid Strategy c.h. I have advocated over and over that the idea of getting better rates because you are a "favored" or "preferred" shipper is a red herring. The idea that a trucking company will take less in profit because you are preferred just does not make sense.

For Bezos, Buffett and Dimon, a Health Push Years in the Making

Supply Chain Brain

Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon were there, of course. Business Strategy Alignment Healthcare Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News All Technology ERP & Enterprise Systems North AmericaBut few in the invitation-only crowd last Saturday at the annual Alfalfa Club gala could have guessed that the men were quietly closing in on what could be the answer to a question that divides the nation: How do we fix American health care?

Ensuring Workers’ Rights in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Refresher courses are essential, in large part because of the high rate of turnover at a typical plant. Some locations might experience the replacement of an entire workforce over the course of a single year. Business Strategy Alignment Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Just about every major manufacturer has a supplier code of conduct to ensure that workers are treated humanely.

A&D’s Ambitious Three-Year Timetable for Deploying Blockchain

Supply Chain Brain

Blockchain is, of course, a young technology that has yet to prove itself in a fully functioning global supply chain. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Eighty-six percent of the A&D companies queried in the Accenture research say they expect to integrate blockchain into their corporate systems within three years.

How Do Companies Name That Price? A.I. Can Help

Supply Chain Brain

of course, has the potential to affect multiple stages and functions of the supply chain. to pricing as continuously evolving, as businesses strive to meet customer demands and keep pace with the pricing strategies of competitors. SC Planning & Optimization Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Visibility Sales & Operations Planning Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management

What Supply Chain Needs is Long Term Thinking

10xLogistics

How could you identify if your organization is spending too much time on the here and now versus setting up your strategy for the long term? This, of course, is not true and therefore a strategic thinker is one who delivers todays results while working on a multi year strategy. Then and only then will you know if they did well and if they thought of and implemented a great strategy. Culture longtermthinking strategy supply chain