2014

NOL to sell off APL Logistics Business Unit?

3PL Wire

I have been reading many reports in the media regarding the news that Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) is planning to sell its logistics business unit – APL Logistics – in order to improve its performance.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better.

5 Warehouse Technologies That Can Save Time and Money

3PL Insights

The Year of the Horse is here! Bring on the Fireworks! Bring on the SMOG!

All Roads Lead to China

LAst night, while enjoying a hot pot with friends and doing my best to ignore the CCTV New Year extravaganza, I was taking screen shots from my CN Air quality app to see if it would be possible to show the impact of fireworks on China’s air quality.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Does It Pay to Use a Specialized 3PL Provider?

Apparel Logistics

Outsourcing logistics to a specialized 3PL provider, whether with apparel, groceries or electronics, has many advantages over one-size-fits all providers

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Remote Controlled Container Ships

3PL Wire

Lots of buzz recently regarding the use of drones to revolutionize the supply chain industry. Google is apparently developing driverless cars and Amazon.com earlier this year announced future plans to implement a drone delivery service. The latest in the unmanned transportation arena is the announcement by Rolls Royce regarding the possibility of remote controlled ocean container ships to transport cargo across the ocean.

Fostering the Future of Manufacturing & The Explosion of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Cerasis

The future of manufacturing looks bright. New innovations, the rise of the entrepreneurial age, and the internet of everything will drive product development & manufacturing growth. Listen to what Peter Diamandis had to say in a recent article featured in Inc.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation.

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3 Keys to Winning the Manufacturing Talent Battle

Cerasis

Originally appeared on the SDI Clarity Blog , authored by Jeremy Erard. SDI Clarity is a a professional services firm specializing in innovation in the areas of Strategy, Demand Generation, Learning, Talent Development, and Organizational Change.

Will Greater Data Granularity Lead to Better, Faster Decisions?

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

With the increasing granularity of data coming from consumption points through extended data ecosystems of the Internet of things and with the integration of networks meaning net real-time change can be dynamically modeled and executed, what is the role of Supply Chain planning? Join Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, on December 11th and learn how data is changing your supply chain!

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

One of the biggest problems facing veterans leaving the military is the difficulty of finding jobs in the civilian sector.

5 Fundamental Practices to Make The Implementation of Warehouse Technology Pay off Big Time

Cerasis

Warehouse operations and their efficiency are a key to any company that deals with freight, shipping and inventories. When efficiency lags behind however, orders are lost and things get out of control.

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5 Ways Manufacturing Companies Can Find the Deeper Secrets Behind the Numbers & Data That Don’t Lie

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from Paul Aureli a Marketing Associate at Crossroads MC , a company who optimizes current manufacturing systems through the use of their technology products.

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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

According to a research study from Forrester, EDI continues to prove its worth as an electronic message data format. This research states that “the annual volume of global EDI transactions exceeds 20 billion per year and is still growing.”.

Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

Cerasis

Keeping the supply chain operation at peak efficiency requires efficient and economic transportation of goods. This all starts with an eye to detail towards the most effective transportation management practices.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of focus on planning and also getting ready for any peak season you may experience due to the holidays or otherwise. Today we will focus on more of the internal practice by focusing on what you can do in the distribution center.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week.

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Suppliers of steel fabrication and metal working equipment and technology are looking forward to a significant rise in demand from the region’s resurgent construction sector, one of the key demand drivers for the fabrication industry.

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EDI Integration For Shippers: 6 Myths Busted with the Real Truths

Cerasis

Today we pick up our series on all things Electronic Data Interchange or EDI by busting the common myths around implementing an EDI Integration program.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Reshoring Optimism, But Not Much Else

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog which tackles the hard numbers behind reshoring.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business.

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Which Industrial Winch? 3 Great Questions to Ask When Hiring and/or Buying Industrial Equipment

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Every company who needs equipment has to ask themselves the proper questions before either purchasing or hiring from the right company. Then you must realize what is the best product for the job.

US Imports and Exports Law Regulations: Getting Upper Management Support

Cerasis

Legal Framework of US Imports and Exports. Under both US Imports and Exports Law and Regulation, the importer/exporter is required to “exercise reasonable care” or perform “due diligence”. Among others, see the US Customs Modernization Act , which established the reasonable care standard.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.