How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation

Talking Logistics

It’s safe to say that in 2019 shippers will likely be more vigilant and more proactive in looking for opportunities to better manage and control their transportation costs. How can shippers realize them? Mitigating additional costs was the focus, as well as idea velocity — how do we save money now! This has caused conversations across organizational functions to address these issues.”.

How to Optimize Harvest Management

Quality Scales Unlimited

Many improvements have been made over the years to make weighing processes more accurate and efficient. In this article, we will expand on two ways you can apply these advancements to harvest management. Doing this allows you to streamline processes for harvest management.

3 Things Good, Lean Visuals Have In Common & Mieruka: The Four Different Types of Visuals with Examples


Based on their experience, we have found there are some common characteristics of good visuals that make them successful in a lean environment including: They are easy to see : The human form of the HurtSpot safety board is eye catching and makes safety personal.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? Those are some of the questions I posed to Geoff Milsom, Senior Director at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. This is usually a three to six month process and may be part of a larger corporate strategy or transformation process that it has to plug into. Understanding those issues is critical to implementation success.”. What’s the best way to do that?

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in. Recruiting How to use AI and machine learning to ensure diversity in the. workforce By the creators of AllyO, the end-to-end AI recruiter Bias is a problem we. to make. traits common to them).

How to create smart garbage?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Internet of things is the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. We all know parking sensors applied on cars, that technology is not new anymore, became cheap and is applied to almost every new car.

How to Run Cables Into An Industrial Computer Enclosure


However, a common question asked by end-users, is ‘how do we power electronics inside a sealed enclosure?’. Instead, most enclosure systems are fitted with cable entry glands that will maintain a seal, while providing a clean, safe entry point for cabling to reach computer equipment.

Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Talking Logistics

A thorough description of goods is essential in order to determine proper customs classification. This can then be attributed to a customs tariff number. It is sensible for the supplier to include the importer’s item number in its invoice.

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.

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How to Build an Effective Logistics Communication Process  

Blue Grace Logistics

An effective communication process ensures that information flows seamlessly between departments and amongst the various teams on time and in a form which will allow them to achieve individual, departmental, and organizational goals and objectives.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. As a result, carriers will have less capacity and availability to handle unexpected surges in demand.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine


However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. To satisfy this most basic principle of lean, some manufacturers will have to change the way they measure success.

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How to Use Machine Learning to Boost S&OP

Talking Logistics

In today’s post, I’ll share some concrete examples of machine learning applications used today in the context of S&OP. Machine learning to boost your sales. The first example is to use machine learning for improving the results of your promotions and improving sales. Promotions planning is an important lever to use in an S&OP process. Take the Coca Cola company, for example. There are many different possibilities to organize a promotion.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble?

How to Diversify Your Truckload Carriers & Why You Need to

CH Robinson Logistics

When you’re picking carriers to move your freight, there may seem like an overwhelming number of options. A wide variety of economic, social, political, and environmental factors can influence how you experience available capacity. For example, a large 3PL like C.H.

How to Improve Manufacturing Productivity In Harsh Environments


Remaining competitive in an ever-changing market requires you to constantly improve manufacturing productivity. Here’s how to keep it that way…. So-called ‘best practices’ to improve manufacturing productivity tend to focus on the performance of people.

How to Integrate with Industrial Internet of Things Technologies


As advances in technology make it more cost-effective to deploy IIoT, industries will need to acquire a strategic approach to integrating new sensor data with pre-existing data environments. Now, more than ever, industries are seeking simple integrations with controls, automation, and data analytics visualization software to harness the power of the Industrial Internet of Things and realize attractive operational and competitive benefits for their business.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? How do we monitor what our customers feel about us?

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine


However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. To satisfy this most basic principle of lean, some manufacturers will have to change the way they measure success.

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8 Essential Steps to Selecting a TMS Solution and How to Get Started?


Unfortunately, the modern era has given rise to dozens, if not hundreds, of lightning-fast systems, and many of them do improve efficiency. You cannot improve what you do not understand, and the same applies to your current operations. Ask About How Optimization Is Achieved.

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How to Get Your Indirect Spend Under Control

Material Handling and Logistics

Having too much of some items can be just as costly to your bottom line as having too little. Though individual items often don’t amount to a huge expense, your total indirect spend and associated costs likely constitute a significant portion of your overhead expenses.

Brand Identity: How to Incorporate Into Your Offline Material


Editor's Note : At Cerasis, if you have followed our blog, you know we like to give information around best practices in regards to transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Talk to a printing expert or graphic designer if you are worried about getting the shade right.

8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Logistics Bureau

To say there is any one single way in which to manage a warehouse would be folly—much depends on the nature of the supply chain and of the warehouse itself. To help you keep on top of your warehouse management and ensure your storage facilities don’t generate undue supply chain costs, take note of the following eight common warehousing mistakes. 2: Failing to Optimize Picking Paths. 3: Clinging on to Paper Processes. 4: Lack of Attention to Housekeeping.

How to increase the enjoyment of working in a warehouse?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Bringing gamification to the warehouse workforce. Last week we talked in class about the job as forklift driver this triggered me to talk a bit more about jobs within warehouses. The following video provides a small introduction to gamification in our lives

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How To Label Your Freight Correctly, The First Time

Blue Grace Logistics

While it sounds like a no-brainer, a lot of cargo damage happens due to incorrect labeling of the packages that are being transported. Labeling is an integral part of cargo packaging and is an essential aspect to ensure that your goods reach the correct destination at the required time.

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!


There are exemptions to liability within the Carmack Amendment , and even when everything is correct on paper and goes smoothly at the place of origin, Mother Nature may have other plans. Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. Therefore, shippers should review existing policy or contract liability and opt for additional cargo insurance to reduce risk, depending on freight fragility.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document


Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. In part two, Chuck focuses on how to draft your terms and conditions. Consider your use of websites, how often have you read the terms of use? For a website operator that wants to be legally protected, however, terms of use on their website are vital. How to Begin Your Terms.

How to Predict if the New Business Idea is Any Good


How will you know that? Indeed, it is a very big challenge to see which ideas to pursue and which ideas to let go. So, let’s see how to know if the new business ideas are any good or not.

How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

However, there are risks involved in the demand-driven approach and for many companies, their presence creates a reluctance to shift from conventional, but increasingly outmoded forecast-based planning. “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” The risks attached to DDSC can be managed and minimized just like any other. “We do not use the forecast to drive our transactions.

How to Get the Benefit of GDPR for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Yet much of what it obliges enterprises to do can be leveraged for their advantage. Now could be a good time to assess the upside. The goal of the GDPR is to give people greater control over their personal data. Access to information. The right to be forgotten (erasure).

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How to choose right option in Ocean Freight or Sea freight

Jayem Logistics

Air freight is moving goods through airplanes from A to B at basic level. There is no chance of goods damage in air freight whereas ocean freight takes long process to reach the destination. Companies want to use transport system according to money and time deadlines.

Industry View: How to Make your Business Brexit-Ready

Logistics Business Magazine

Investec’s Andrew Woodward (above) believes that while UK businesses need to be mindful of the bigger picture and take steps to protect themselves from risks such as FX and importing tariffs, leaders must continue to focus on the specifics of their particular businesses.

Top Causes for Delivery Delays and How to Use Data to Avoid Chargebacks

Blue Grace Logistics

The must-arrive-by-date (MABD) was introduced to the logistics world back in early 2016 when Walmart set a new bar for suppliers. Employees that are not motivated to keep operations running quickly and smoothly can be the make-or-break for getting your cargo to retailers’ shelves on time.

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Keeping It Fresh: How to Improve Operational Effectiveness and Reduce Total Landed Costs in the Fresh Food Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

If you had to boil down the critical factors or attributes that define a best-in-class procurement-to-delivery operation, what would those factors be? Can you give some examples of how enhanced visibility leads to improved operational performance?

Full Truckload, Parcel, LTL, Intermodal…Oh My! How to Manage All Over the Road Modes Effectively


Surging e-commerce, demand for faster and cheaper shipping, and unrelenting demand for superior customer service are enough to make any shippers has been, but as shipping costs soar throughout 2018, shippers will be looking for ways to manage over the road modes better. Let’s take a closer look at the problem with trying to manage over the road (OTR) modes through traditional, manual data entry and freight scheduling versus using a TMS.