Eight Essential Documents That Are Key to Shipping

MTS Logistics

On the other hand, you also need to know and understand the rules and regulations of exporting and importing, and crucially, you need the proper shipping documents. However, most documentation is still handled manually in some countries.

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. Ensuring receipt of Certificate of Analysis (CoA) and other regulatory compliance documentation has made digitization a requirement for customer service, audit management, and compliance.


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Digitalization Is Ushering Visibility Into Supply Chains

Blue Grace Logistics

The opacity in operations impacts stakeholders across the trucking value chain. Oftentimes, this lack of visibility or transparency within the supply chain is due to outmoded and dated systems of communication.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

Others add traditional licensed software or add-ons to the existing ERP to improve efficiencies, but when these solutions meet the outside world, they stumble for a number of reasons. Secondly, even though internal integration can be achieved through executive command, external supply chain partners – customers, suppliers and service providers – have their own way of doing business and won’t change their processes. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

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


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.

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

Talking Logistics

I haven’t attended an industry conference over the past year, or participated in a client meeting, where blockchain — along with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — hasn’t been part of the conversation. In fact, at one conference this spring, after delivering a keynote presentation that had nothing to do with technology, the very first question I received from the audience was “What do you think about blockchain and its potential in supply chain management?”.

Logistics Warehousing in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Kanban Logistics

When it comes to the pharmaceutical supply chain, safety is the name of the game. And perhaps no element of the supply chain is more integral to the safety of pharmaceutical products than the warehouse. Designation of supplies.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Why is the Circular Supply Chain Trending?

Work from home supply chain jobs


What roles in logistics and supply chain can you do from home? Most customer service teams also meet daily to plan deliverables for the day, these calls are very effective when done in person but are not necessarily ineffective when done over teleconferencing. Supply & Demand planning: In many multi-national companies, you almost never talk to demand and supply chain planners face to face.

The Top Supply Chain KPIs to Know


In the omnichannel supply chain , where order accuracy and on-time delivery are paramount, the difference between getting the right product to consumers at the right time and getting a similar product to consumers at the right time could be disastrous. This scenario exhibits why tracking the right supply chain KPIs enables continuous improvement. Perfect Order Is Chief Among Supply Chain KPIs. Key Performance Indicators Supply Chain

How to Leverage Digital Technology in the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

"The digital technologies hitting the marketplace today promise to make the changes in supply chain practice over the next five to 10 years dwarf that which we have seen in the last 10,” says Ted Stank, of UT’s Haslam College of Business. The report, A SAVVY Guide to the Digital Supply Chain , outlines several emerging trends at top companies and provides a framework for evaluating technologies and creating a digital supply chain strategy.

6 Digitization Steps to Overcome Supply Chain Disruptions & Build Resiliency


The costs of supply chain disruptions vary based on the severity of the disruption, how quickly companies recover, and numerous other factors. According to Supply & Demand Chain Executive , supply chain disruptions resulted in costs of more than $56 billion in 2015, and five years later, that average is on track to more than double following the coronavirus crisis. They enable continued work in areas with a lower impact from supply chain disruptions.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

Ethics in Supply Chain Management


Most compliance managers in supply chain functions would readily agree that they hold ethical practices in high regard and likewise hold a firm moral high ground when making decisions in the course of their work. In this article we look at what it means – at least a tactical level, to say that a supply chain is being ethically managed. Most companies have supply chains that operate in models upwards of 2PL.

Supply Chain Compliance 101

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives As you may have noticed in the supply chain and logistics world, there are a lot of terms you will need to learn. Many are abbreviations for government agencies, laws or specific compliance requirements; but all are essential to ensure compliance in your supply chain. Essential Supply Chain Compliance Terms CBP: This is an acronym for U.S. you, the importer) meet federal requirements for imported products.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management


Meanwhile, the increasing number of regulations and requirements on shippers has created a paradox between saving money and still meeting all requirements. Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Supply Chain TMS

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions


As a supply chain director, manager, or boss of a multinational corporation, where the supply chain is an integral part of your business, supply chain cost reductions are always at the forefront of your team’s mind. You can employ countless number of supply chain service providers who will help realized these cost reductions throughout the entire supply chain. Complete one-on-one meetings.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow


However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. Not only has Walmart excelled over the decades in traditional supply chain management but with recent news as of late, Walmart is also focused on continuous improvement by investing more into emerging technologies to capture more of the e-commerce market as well as a focus on sustainability.

A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain


The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. The 2000s to 2006: Warehouses Become More Advanced, Relying on Evolving Technology to Meet Increased Demand and Avoid Overstocking. By 2008, Microsoft Azure reached the stage, and within a few short years, major companies, ranging from IBM to Rackspace Hosting, began offering off-site storage at costs that rival on-site document storage.

Top Mexico Supply Chain Services

Carter Logistics

Top Mexico Supply Chain Services. The massive trade between our nations requires many different supply chain services. The Mexican carrier moves the freight to border, a Mexican customs broker files the necessary documents to export the freight, and it is processed through U.S. Our analysts work to provide innovative solutions that meet your production needs while reducing your transportation spend. Mexico is a vital trading partner with the U.S.

Transportation Supply Chains: On-Demand Digital Freight Matching

Morai Logistics

Experts believe that through digital freight matching, transportation supply chains can open a new way of driving efficiency and visibility. Advancements in technology have created many opportunities for transportation supply chains to develop game changing digital tools. Emerging platforms such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have enabled supply chains to improve efficiencies and visibility. Logistics & Supply Chain Awareness

Supply Chain Mistakes & Best Practices Crossing the Canadian Border

Carter Logistics

Supply Chain Mistakes & Best Practices Crossing the Canadian Border. In global supply chain management that spans across North America, shipments and carriers constantly have to cross borders in and out of multiple ports. In this blog, for the better understanding of border crossing, we will discuss the process of border crossing in and out of Canada, required documents, common mistakes, and some best practices. Documents Required at the Canadian Border.

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.

The Rise of the Digital Supply Chain Begets 5 Huge Benefits


What's the core difference between today's supply chain and the digital supply chain? If you see paper, pen, and a computer, you see the typical, modern supply chain. This is a model example of why the physical and digital supply chain must merge. The use of paper in modern business and the supply chain is tantamount to inefficiencies. What’s Wrong With Today’s Hybrid Supply Chains? This is a hybrid supply chain.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain


These teams and people meet daily in a “huddle” to discuss previous day goals and actual results. All activities are documented by a team recorder. It typically describes how a process should consistently be executed and documents current ‘best practices.’ LEAN, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Warehouse and Cost Reduction Consultant. Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain lean culture

Streamlining the Aerospace Supply Chain…One Link at a Time

Now, That's Logistics

Here are the major obstacles and how a reliable logistics provider can help aerospace manufacturers optimize and streamline their supply chains. Evolving customer requirements, order backlogs, a labor shortage, the tariff wars, and high demand for raw materials like steel and aluminum are all pushing companies to rethink their supply chain management strategies. Growing Sector = More Supply Chain Complexities.

Streamlining the Aerospace Supply Chain…One Link at a Time

Now, That's Logistics

Here are the major obstacles and how a reliable logistics provider can help aerospace manufacturers optimize and streamline their supply chains. Evolving customer requirements, order backlogs, a labor shortage, the tariff wars, and high demand for raw materials like steel and aluminum are all pushing companies to rethink their supply chain management strategies. Growing Sector = More Supply Chain Complexities.

13 Amazing Logistics & Supply Chain Mobile Applications


To stay ahead, tech-smart operations, savvy professionals are using logistics and supply chain mobile applications as must-have tools for operational excellence. These apps help companies achieve every business process from tracking inventory and shipments to booking meetings with clients to tracking tasks and projects. Using every tool available to you will allow for improvement in supply chain functionality, productivity, and profitability.

[WHITE PAPER] 4 Strategic Considerations when Considering Offshoring Parts of your Supply Chain


White Paper: Hidden Risks and Costs in an Offshore Supply Chain. In fact, our friends over at the Rodon Group, with whom we’ve started an ongoing blog collaboration, starting with this post and more to come, have written a White Paper entitled, “ Hidden Risks and Costs in an Offshore Supply Chain.” 4 Strategic Considerations when Considering Offshoring Parts of your Supply Chain. Supply Chain White Papers offshoring

Importance of Technology on India’s Supply Chain Management

20Cube Logistics

A PwC study shows that > 67% of business entities recognize digital supply chain as important and disruptive > 40% of business entities in the APAC region have engaged with collaboration technologies and supply chain analytics. At present, many industries in India like retail, manufacturing, automotive, etc have started using digital supply chain processes. Visibility and connectivity are the backbones for a dynamic supply chain.


Supply Chain Disruption: How Stronger Collaboration Will Have a Big Impact on the Future of Logistics Management


In this blog, Camcode discusses how collaboration provides supply chain disruption to impact the future of logistics management. The supply chain is in the midst of a digital disruption, with new technology and tools promising to add efficiency and enhance accuracy. But for companies that fail to ride the wave of digital supply chain disruption, the results can be catastrophic. Logistics Supply Chain

FreightHub is becoming Forto: The road from digital freight forwarder to supply chain technology company

Freight Hub

Today, we develop data-driven technology solutions and services for the entire logistics industry, empowering customers to own their supply chain. FortoX empowers users to manage their supply not just on a container or shipment level, but on a product level all the way down to the stock-keeping unit (SKU). But these processes – from quotation, booking, document management, invoicing, and reporting (all involving multiple parties) – are far from frictionless.

Uninterrupted Cold Chain Management Solution Assists an International Hypermarket – Supply Chain 24/7

247 Customs Broker

To ensure the quality of frozen and refrigerated foods, an international hypermarket in Taiwan introduced Advantech’s Cold Chain Management Solution in early 2018. Complete Cold-Chain Monitoring System from Transportation to Food Storage. Problems with cold chain distribution and storage around the world have led to many food safety incidents, raising both public awareness on and retailer demand for higher levels of food safety. Benefits of Cold Chain Management Solutions.

MIT’s Sheffi on Supply Chain Sustainability

247 Customs Broker

Yossi Sheffi of MIT is certainly one of the most influential and I would add interesting figures in supply chain today. Of late, about every three years he produces a new supply chain-related book, the last two being complementary takes on supply chain resilience and risk management. And it is this supply chain complexity (more on that in a moment) that in part makes crafting sustainability strategies such a challenge in practice.

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Online Learning is Growing Exponentially—And it’s Here to Stay

Logistics Bureau

As to be expected, video has proven to be the most effective workplace training element, with most employees ranking this medium above text documents. ” Supply Chain and Industry-Specific Training Online. What Do You Get With Supply Chain Secrets?