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.

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 Warehouse Technologies That Can Save Time and Money

3PL Insights

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.

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

More Trending

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.

Maersk Line Revives Sealand Name

3PL Wire

Maersk Line recently announced the the formation of a regional containerized shipping company that will service the intra-Americas region. The name of the new affiliate will be called Sealand. According to a Maersk Line press release , the new affiliate will operate similar to the company’s other regional carriers including; intra-Asia carrier MCC Transport and intra-Europe carrier Seago.

Transpacific Stabilization Agreement carriers announce September 1 rate hike

3PL Wire

Member container shipping companies in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have announced an across the board general rate increase (GRI) of $600 per FEU to all destinations. Reason for the planned GRI is due to continued strong demand and high vessel utilization levels in the past few months. They anticipate the strong demand lasting through September.

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.

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.

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.

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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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

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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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.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

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 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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How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

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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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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Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.