Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

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The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. However, both logistics and procurement often become isolated in modern companies, resulting in inefficient practices and a sluggish production value. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Future Of Procurement: What Is Your Role?

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At Cerasis we work with our shipper customers who procure items every day and have needs for inbound freight management as they secure those products from their vendors. The Future of Procurement is Driven by Technology. Enter The Future of Procurement , an Oxford Economics study.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

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As time passed, procurement gradually gained a larger role in the scope of manufacturing and order fulfillment. By the mid-1950s , procurement had become a commonplace aspect of minor business, and procurement was almost comparable to secretarial work.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. As with many other topics affecting industry trends in the transportation, trucking and manufacturing industries, companies are looking for ways to increase the use of technology in procurement, explains Melissa Deleen of LinkedIn.

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

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The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

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As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. Full Truckload Procurement

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

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These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. The Solution: Shippers Must Use Out-of-the-LTL-Box Strategies Shippers must take a more strategic approach to truckload procurement, explains CH Robinson via Supply Chain 24/7.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. 10 LTL Procurement Cost Cutting Tips. Saving money on less-than-truckload or LTL procurement is a laudable goal, except when operational problems eclipse savings gains. Logistics LTL ltl procurement

Is Ocean Freight Procurement keeping you up at night

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Ocean Freight Procurement Is Ocean Freight Procurement keeping you up at night? We show you how: Attend this week’s webinars of our stellar cloud platform Improve your ocean freight negotiations!

5 transportation Procurement & Benchmarking Trends to Keep Costs Down in 2019

CLX Logistics

For companies willing to embrace opportunities for improvement across the entire supply chain, here’s a look at the top transportation procurement and benchmarking trends. The technology component is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of logistics management, including procurement and benchmarking. Are you interested in learning about our Freight Procurement – Transportation Bids and Benchmark services?

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

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From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. Procurement’s Role Did Become More Important. The start of any product or service is procurement, explains Jonathan Webb of Forbes Magazine , which refers to the obtaining of raw materials needed to create a product. Unfortunately, there continue to be major costs associated with procurement.

Procurement, Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity, Robotics and Automation: The Image of Manufacturing is Evolving.

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Let’s take another look at how procurement, computing power, industry 4.0, cyber security, advanced robotics and automation became top priorities for research, development, and implementation throughout the past year’s operations in the manufacturing industry. . Procurement Operations Became Decentralized and Adaptable. Procurement is also becoming more interesting and involved. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Procurement, Industry 4.0,

[WHITE PAPER] The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018

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Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing. 3PL Freight Procurement Transportation Management White PapersCerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018” white paper!

[INFOGRAPHIC] Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

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The biggest implication of this new imposition on procurement process is that now procurement managers have to deliver suppliers that are cost conscious and timely in their operations but at the same time can adapt to the changing demands of end customers.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018

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In total Cerasis, a transportation management solutions company, will release 4 industry trends white papers focusing on Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, Freight, and Procurement. . Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets

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If you’re currently in the procurement process and finding it difficult to decide, you might want to review the advantages of plastic pallets as well as these handy buying tips ! Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing. It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business.

Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain

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Technology Will Reshape Procurement Practices. Better procurement practices translate into better overall sales, but the role of procurement in driving sales’ statistics will change throughout 2017. Today, procurement drives up to 67 percent of sales, explains Johnathan Webb of Forbes magazine, as procurement professionals look for innovative ways to produce effective, superior products. Procurement strategy was not always evident.

These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

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As reshoring continues, more supplies will be needed, which has major implications for procurement professionals, as well as increased demand for new talent and more truck drivers. Manufacturing is on the cusp of an explosion in growth and innovation in 2018.

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Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

The blog reports on recent changes to policies, best practices in supply chain management, whitepapers detailing procurement through reverse logistics and much more. Supply Chain Digest is a weekly, online newsletter that includes webinars, live broadcasts and blog posts. The blog also publishes whitepapers, webinars, podcasts, and on-demand videos to help companies excel in all aspects of supply chain management.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018

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Logistics service providers will be integral to the success of shippers in 2018, but the top logistics trends trends that affect the shipper can differ from those affecting third-party logistics providers, procurement professionals and freight shipping. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries

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Technology’s Role in Procurement. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing. The Future of Our Industry Is Now. The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation.

Supply Chain Visibility Not Just a Requirement for the C-Suite, But a Responsibility in Management

Cerasis

Data can indicate issues with procurement , product quality, and delivery. They are leaning towards a multi-dimensional approach and more consideration is being shown towards the causal relationship of procurement on operations.

[WHITE PAPER] Background, Challenges, Process, and Best Practices for Full Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

In the modern era, it can be difficult for shippers to identify the best way to achieve cost savings, reduce risk and ensure optimal use of time in the procurement of transportation. . Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

5 Things Supply Chain Entities Need to Focus on In Trump’s Administration

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Procurement Will Need to Adapt. Procurement must evolve this year. Furthermore, collaboration between differing supply chain entities will help to create more diverse procurement opportunities, explains Made in USA News. Specifically, collaboration must focus on the following procurement processes: Suppliers must derive contracts and opportunities from manufacturer success. Both manufacturers and suppliers should promote an inclusive approach to procurement.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

We want to make sure that supply chain practitioners, as well as manufacturers, understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation.

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6 Cost Reduction Benefits From Optimized Transportation Management

Cerasis

With new technology in place, such as a transportation management system integrated into a warehouse management system, management of the procurement, storage, packing and delivery process is a collaborative effort between all parties integrated into the system.

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The Reward: Best Practices to Develop and Maintain Turnkey, Effective Warehouse Management Several of these practices, reports John Kruzan via Logistics Viewpoints , include: Getting insights into transportation costs, especially inbound and procurement costs. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

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Integrate all supply chain systems, increasing savings in transportation management, procurement and everywhere in between. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing. Everything is connected to the internet, including consumer and industrial devices and systems.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

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Transportation modes used in procurement and shipping. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

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The State of And The Most Promising Startups in Logistics

Cerasis

Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management

Cerasis

It involves procuring the goods, storage facilities, and delivery of products to the exact location. Procurement of the goods at the warehouse, and lastly, Delivery of the goods at the destination.

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[e-Book] How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry

Cerasis

But, with any procurement or outsourced partnership, after you’ve successfully on boarded the partner, in this case a 3PL, you then have to make sure that not only is the 3PL giving you the shipper the most value, but you must also hold the 3PL accountable and effectively manage the relationship. We introduce you to part 2 of our e-book series The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics.

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Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

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Depending on the 3PL used, a TMS may also offer additional services to streamline the entire freight process, including inbound shipping and procurement through last-mile delivery. A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

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According to PLS Logistics , global companies will install procurement managers in China for entire organizations by 2025. The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers.

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[Infographic] The State of Supply Chains: The Supply Chain Has Gone Digital

Cerasis

In the next post of this series, we will discuss the impact of artificial intelligence, agile processes and procurement expansion on the supply chain of 2016. .

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

Therefore, we want to make sure that supply chain practitioners as well as manufacturers understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation. Author information Adam Robinson Adam Robinson oversees the overall marketing strategy for Cerasis including website development, social media and content marketing, trade show marketing, email campaigns, and webinar marketing.

What Is Full Truckload Shipping & How It Differs From Other Over-The-Road Modes?

Cerasis

In the modern era, it can be difficult for shippers to identify the best way to achieve cost savings, reduce risk and ensure optimal use of time in the procurement of transportation. Full truckload comes with a few challenges, including the need to better pack merchandise, accept rigid delivery and shipping schedules, problems procuring full truckload availability and higher-than-other-mode rates. How to procure a full truckload.