How to Get the Most ROI from Supply Chain Logistics

Carter Logistics

How to Get the Most ROI from Supply Chain Logistics. Companies are wasting money hand-over-fist on outdated supply chain methods that suffer from inefficiency and poor tracking. This is especially important when it comes to supply chain efficiency.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Hurricane Season

PLS Logistics

The intense hurricane season in 2017 was historical not only because of the massive scale and great number of storms, but also how destructive each storm was to the communities. What have supply chain managers and business leaders learned from last year’s hurricanes?

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. There is no reason you should not at least make it to the low-cost conferences in the coming year.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

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

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible?

How to manage Reverse Supply Chain better

Jayem Logistics

This flow of returned goods is from consumer to retailer, retailer to distributor and distributor to a manufacturer is also known as the R everse S upply C hain. It is expert in executing 2PL, 3PL, 5PL services in supply chain management since 3 decades.

How to prepare your supply chain for Brexit

Damco

The uncertainties around just how Brexit will take effect, and how it might impact supply chains, are as deep today as they were a year ago. One thing is for certain however – concern is growing amongst businesses with supply chains that extend into the UK. As the UK counts down to 29 March 2019, many of the customers I meet express concern. The UK must adhere to EU’s existing FTAs until then however. Brexit is going to happen.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Simply put, what was once impossible or impractical due to computing power constraints, is now possible, at least technologically. The “Great Unlearning Begins” I wrote back in December 2014; it was one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015.

How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

While the development of a wholly demand driven supply chain (DDSC) might not be for every enterprise, there is no doubt that many can benefit from such as strategy. 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. The risks attached to DDSC can be managed and minimized just like any other. 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.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

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?

Digital Evolution of the Supply Chain: How to Prepare for Today and Tomorrow

Talking Logistics

How and when will they have an impact on supply chains? Do you subscribe to the “Disrupt or be disrupted” mantra? And if everybody is out there trying to disrupt everybody else, does that lead to progress or chaos in the industry? Andrew Clarke, CFO at C.H.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” It’s been an unfulfilled goal for many companies for many years, but while significant challenges still remain, advancements in technology are helping companies move closer to achieving this goal. Supply Chain Visibility: The Elusive Goal.

How to cash in on ELDs

Supply Chain and Logistics

I saw this thanks to . It makes the point that use of a good ELD in trucks forces everyone– the firm, the trucker, support staff, and customers to focus on hitting the marks for serving the truck supply chain. This … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking computing technology transportation trucking

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Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage. Supply chain operating networks are real game changers.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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. For supply chains, higher efficiency, lower costs, and better customer relationship management are just some of the possibilities. Now could be a good time to assess the upside.

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Managing Supply Chain Risk

LandLink

The trick, of course, is when, how much and how dangerous. Taking and managing risk in today's supply chain market is simply the cost of doing business in a competitive market. Knowing how to manage that risk is becoming increasingly important.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Even headline speakers were professing “data got sexy” and data is now a core strategy for companies looking to succeed. Yet amongst this buzz, I was challenged to find success stories. And how could a company succeed in digitally transforming?

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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

Todd Bernitt, Vice President of Managed Services at Robinson Fresh addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Who are the key participants in the fresh food supply chain and what are some of the key processes or challenges involved?

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

Cerasis

Omni-channel sales strategies have become essential to companies trying to keep up with Amazon and major retailers. Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In addition, some may feel that growing into a seamless omnichannel sales strategy is impossible without supply chain technology hiccups, but that is not true.

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Simply maintaining your goal patterns instead of gaining on your goals will keep your growth at a standstill if you don’t actively and routinely work to overcome it. As a leader, you need many tools to eliminate this mindset. The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1. If your team isn’t challenged to meet their goals, your bar is likely set too low. Don’t measure to justify.

Integrating Blockchain With Other Supply Chain Systems

Shipchain

In modern supply chains, communication and collaboration are everything. Systems that work together can ensure that all parties in the supply chain have access to the information and resources necessary to fulfill more orders and please customers.

Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs.

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How Supply Chain Orchestration Improves the Customer Experience

Morai Logistics

Experts recommend supply chain orchestration as an effective solution to help organizations deliver positive customer experiences. When it relates to personalization, 76% of customers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations. Findings also indicate that 67% of customers have switched vendors to seek ‘a more customer-like experience’. Customer expectation is a significant driver to the way organizations operate.

Alignment, Synchronization, Communication: Building Successful Relationships in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

There are many different types of relationships that play an important role in supply chain management, both internal relationships (e.g., What are the main barriers to building strong relationships and how do you overcome them?

Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence Offers Wisdom to Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Our previous discussion on augmented reality revealed a new trend in supply chain management , the use of computer-simulated imagery to enhance production and efficiency. However, artificial intelligence is poised to radically change the supply chain in profound ways.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage”.

Supply Chain Finances: How Does Your Cash Flow Impact Your Supply Chain?

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Ty Kiisel who shows us how you can be affected by your supply chain finances. . Unfortunately, it’s possible for a growing, healthy-looking business to be cash poor. Supply Chain Finances Can Be a Root Cause of Your Problems.

The Future of Supply Chain: It’s Time to Start Managing Supply Chains for the Future, Not the Past

Cerasis

The future of supply chain management is filled with technologically empowered, happy, satisfied workers, faster workflows, synchronous systems, robotics, millennials, and even more millennials. Supply chain managers face many challenges in the digital age. Growth in the supply chain requires an understanding of today’s technologies and a clear strategy for overcoming obstacles and bringing systems together. The Supply Chain Talent Gap.

How to Conduct a ‘Health Check’ on Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Global supply chains are subject to countless varieties of risk, in the form of geopolitical instability, economic uncertainty, ever-changing regulations and a host of other issues related to globalization. So it’s useful to have a means of determining just how healthy this amalgamation of relationships is, particularly as it relates to one’s supplier base. He also discusses just how sensitive and reactive a system of alerts should be.

4 Factors to Consider When Optimizing Your Supply Chain

Morai Logistics

Supply Chain must implement strategic, innovative and customer-centric models to compete in today’s global market. As the fundamental network that helps distribute product from point A to B, supply chains play an important role in an organization’s ability to deliver efficiently and effectively. Today, supply chains are facing a variety of challenges as a result of increasing consumer demands, complexity and unpredictability.

Digital Supply Chain: Are You Transformation Ready?

Talking Logistics

If you Google “digital transformation,” you get over 60 million hits—and a few million of those are related to supply chain management. It’s a journey many people and companies are talking about today, but what exactly does “digital supply chain transformation” mean? And more importantly, what’s required to get started on this journey and successfully reach the desired destination? What is Digital Supply Chain Transformation?

Creating Actionable Supply Chains with Prescriptive Analytics

Morai Logistics

Prescriptive analytics is a decision making model that can help supply chains meet the increasing demands that have resulted from the revolution of technology. Now more than ever, the supply chain and logistics industry is under pressure to meet the unprecedented growing demands of consumers. The impact of emerging technologies on transportation supply chains is a point of interest to a variety of industry leaders.

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

For years, supply chain leaders have struggled to achieve a sophisticated level of supply chain visibility that would drive continuous improvement, optimize spend and reduce risk. How do we analyze it efficiently? How do we use it to our advantage?