Logistics and the strangling of strategy

Logistics in War

However, the impact of logistics on strategy is just as significant and ultimately more profound. Logistic systems and supply chains, and the concepts that drive their formation, are as influential on strategy at least as much, if not more, than strategy should be in determining them.

Four management strategies for retaining labor

DC Velocity

StrategyStudies show that DCs with the lowest turnover rates tend to follow the same four management principles. But they sometimes stumble in the execution.

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Techniques for an Effective Global Sourcing Strategy

SIPMM Professional Publications

It is a procurement strategy in which companies try to find the most cost-efficient place globally for manufacturing goods. The post Techniques for an Effective Global Sourcing Strategy appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY.

Essential Strategies for a Successful Procurement Negotiation

SIPMM Professional Publications

The post Essential Strategies for a Successful Procurement Negotiation appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY. The importance of negotiation in business deals cannot be understated.

Key Strategies to Enhance Supplier Relationship

SIPMM Professional Publications

The post Key Strategies to Enhance Supplier Relationship appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY.

Six Key Strategies to Avoid Procurement Fraud

SIPMM Professional Publications

The post Six Key Strategies to Avoid Procurement Fraud appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY. One of the significant problems faced by organizations and stores of all kinds and sizes is business fraud.

Is UPS’ Strategy Really Transformational?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Now that the dust has settled and I’ve calmed down a bit, let’s chat about the UPS Transformation meeting that was held Thursday, September 13, 2018. A disclaimer before jumping in, I spent almost 11 years with Big Brown and yes, I do have some, albeit not much, stock in the company.

Key Stages to Develop a Global Sourcing Strategy

SIPMM Professional Publications

The post Key Stages to Develop a Global Sourcing Strategy appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY. Global sourcing is the practice of sourcing from the global market for goods and services across geopolitical boundaries.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce.

Kion strategy adapts to digitization trends

DC Velocity

StrategyDematic acquisition and hot lift truck demand contribute to $9.4 billion revenue, firm says.

Dark Kitchens: Deceptive Experience or Genius Strategy?

Bringg

There’s a lot of uncertainty, especially among large restaurant chains, as they plan their future strategy. With the food delivery industry booming, the kitchens inside restaurant branches are not always ready to handle the influx of orders.

Strategies for Improving Client Relationships

Apparel Logistics

Strategies for Improving Client Relationships

4 Essential Luxury Brand Shipping Strategies

Now, That's Logistics

This puts added pressure on companies that need to select the best possible supply chain strategies and logistics providers for their high-end goods. Four Strategies That Work. This creates demanding lead time requirements and viable logistics strategies must be developed in order to meet those market needs. Additional languages available. Here are four considerations luxury brand shippers should keep in mind when moving their goods.

5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Cerasis

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. What’s Wrong With Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy and Customer Service? This is the core of an effective omnichannel supply chain strategy; variety and options define customer experiences.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

Cerasis

An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. Therefore, an omnichannel retail strategy must become the new standard business model for companies wanting to remain competitive.

Intel, Cost Reduction Strategy

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Intel decided to try what was considered an unlikely supply chain strategy: a true make-to-order scenario. Intel Corporation, an American multinational corporation and technology company, is the world’s second largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers. It’s also the world’s largest supplier of CPUs (Central Processing Units) for personal computers with about 90% market share.

The 9 Key Considerations of an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Shippers need to reevaluate their existing last mile logistics processes and devise an effective last mile logistics strategy that aligns consumer and business expectation. In fact, an effective last mile logistics strategy must consider these nine key points. Planning Is Essential To Have an Effective Last Mile Logistics Strategy. Any effective strategy must begin with effective planning. Leverage the Right Technology as Part of Your Strategy.

Are You Strategic about Data-Driven Logistics Strategy?

Logistics Problem Solving

Logistics strategy has evolved over the past few years. This put a lot of pressure on shippers as the old strategy of yelling louder at their carrier was no longer effective to reduce costs. The trend is now towards being data-driven with the data dictating the strategies. As a result, shippers essentially have gone from subjectively strategic, using strategies based on hunches, to objectively strategic with strategies driven by data.

BlueGrace Logistics Chief Strategy Officer Retiring

Blue Grace Logistics

Riverview, FL – March 28th, 2018 / BlueGrace Logistics announced today that Randy Collack, Chief Strategy Officer, has informed the company that he intends to retire this year.

4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

However, one of the most important aspects of supply chain strategies is often overlooked: the reverse supply chain (also referred to as reverse logistics ). A reverse logistics strategy provides a path for removing the existing equipment to make way for the next era of equipment in the case of end of life products or new upgrdes. In a sense, reverse logistics could be considered the “greenest” part of any business logistics strategy.

8 Strategies to Reduce Freight Costs

Kane is Able

Here are eight simple strategies to consider. As inflation continues to drag down earnings and increase costs for U.S. businesses, companies are taking a hard look at their transportation spend and how they can reduce freight costs. Hold freight. Combine multiple shipments to maximize utilization of trailer space. Supply Chain Challenges

What’s in Your Transportation Execution Solution Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

The post What’s in Your Transportation Execution Solution Strategy? Transportation execution solutions and, in particular, visibility solutions, are hot. There are a number of macroeconomic factors driving the adoption of transportation execution systems. Technological innovations such as cloud computing, logistics networks and real-time GPS are increasing the importance of transportation execution solutions and redefining how transportation is managed.

Are You Strategic about Data-Driven Logistics Strategy?

Logistics Problem Solving

Logistics strategy has evolved over the past few years. This put a lot of pressure on shippers as the old strategy of yelling louder at their carrier was no longer effective to reduce costs. The trend is now towards being data-driven with the data dictating the strategies. As a result, shippers essentially have gone from subjectively strategic, using strategies based on hunches, to objectively strategic with strategies driven by data.

Transportation Execution & Visibility Systems Strategies for Success

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Transportation Execution & Visibility Systems Strategies for Success appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. I just finished my latest research on the global market for Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems. Transportation Execution Solutions (TE) allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system. Visibility solutions allow real-time asset tracking across the entire distribution network.

Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

To achieve lasting success, shippers need to understand how e-commerce shipping strategies are quintessential steps in this process. The simple truth behind the retail apocalypse is that it is not coming today or tomorrow, but it could happen within the next decade for retailers and shippers that do not reevaluate their use of e-commerce and develop robust e-commerce shipping strategies. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload strategy for your business. The key to a great truckload strategy is aligning capacity communities with attribute segments of your freight portfolio.

3 Important Strategies to Improve Your Supply Chain in 2018

Morai Logistics

This post highlights three strategic areas which many companies overlooked in 2017; strategy, security & interaction, and how to best achieve improvements in these areas. On this topic, Jeff Metersky, VP of customer success strategy at LLamasoft, writes: Supply chain professionals should absolutely strive to better understand demand; after all, demand is one of the most important factors impacting your overall supply chain design.

Omni-Channel Order Management Strategies for Success

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Omni-Channel Order Management Strategies for Success appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. I recently wrote an article about the factors contributing to the growth of the omni-channel order management system (OMS) market. Some of these factors include changing customer expectations, the rise of B2B use cases, the store’s changing role in the retail landscape, and the use of artificial intelligence.

Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

Talking Logistics

Here is how these companies are using transportation optimization, inventory optimization and demand modeling as part of their supply chain design strategy to tackle the price factor head-on. Customer demand is volatile, so a ‘set it and forget it’ strategy is destined to fail.

How Walmart Just Bested Amazon in the E-Commerce Channel Utilizing an Omnichannel Return Strategy

Cerasis

Walmart has a different approach, and in several ways, Walmart is positioning itself to best Amazon in e-commerce through an innovative, omnichannel return strategy.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Cerasis

A vigorous supplier relationship management (SRM) strategy can assist organizations in maximizing partnership value, minimize risk, and manage costs through the entire supplier relationship lifecycle.

Is it time to review your maintenance/repair strategy?

Fleet Owner

Maintenance costs, which rose slightly from 2016 to 2017, increased 60% between 2008 and 2017 and now cost 16.7 cents per mile

Execution IS A Strategy

10xLogistics

First, it is interesting that "flawless execution" does not get the respect it deserves and if you dedicate your life to this you are somehow working on something "less" than strategy. The top performers deal with strategy and all others deal with the day to day execution - or so the top consultants will say. As Adrian rightly points out: does anyone believe HP needs different strategies or innovation?

4 Smart Strategies to Attract and Retain Warehouse Workers

Cyzerg

Like in every organization, in warehousing too, it’s the people who make a business. At a time when warehouse workers are swift to move from one warehouse to another, retaining them may seem to be a daunting task. There are lot of challenges that managers face when it comes to attracting, recruiting and retaining workforce for warehouses. And, it holds true for lower through mid-levels of warehouse employees.

Mobile Technology Adoption – The Weakest Link in Your Delivery Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Mobile Technology Adoption – The Weakest Link in Your Delivery Strategy? If there was a subject that I should not be writing about now, it’s this one. Mobile applications and technology have advanced considerably. However, too many implementations struggle to rollout successfully because they underestimate the challenges that exist in getting drivers to use it correctly and consistently.

The Canadian Transportation Market: Strategies for Improving Cost and Service

Talking Logistics

Podcast version (click to play): The post The Canadian Transportation Market: Strategies for Improving Cost and Service appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy

Cerasis

When creating a strategy to optimize your shipping network, you must keep in mind that each new warehouse should accomplish 3 goals: Decrease your cost per package Lower the amount of time your customers wait for their packages Optimal redistribution of packages to new and existing warehouses These factors should result in a determination of how many new warehouses you should add, and where. A shipping network strategy must consider shipping profiles for different times of the year.

Defining a transportation strategy

Fleet Owner

When we talk about a transportation strategy we really are referring to functions that occur outside the walls of the distribution or manufacturing center. How does product — raw material or finished goods — get to the distribution center or to the c

Editor’s Pick: TMS Best Practices – Your Strategy For Modern Technology

Talking Logistics

Every company should have a strategy in place to ensure their TMS is receiving the best connectivity and data possible through API connectivity. The post Editor’s Pick: TMS Best Practices – Your Strategy For Modern Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

Supply Chain Brain

SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain ManagementA fair number of companies are leaning toward the latter view. While they might embrace the underlying concept of the IoT, they’re dubious about their ability to manage the resulting flood of data in a meaningful way. How, for example, can they distinguish between information that’s relevant to the organization, and that which is useless?