The Most Overlooked DC Performance Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

Many of the best automation solutions do not eliminate headcount. This solution significantly reduced shipping costs by eliminating wasted cardboard and dunnage. These are clear cut benefits.

What Is Vendor Management

The Supply Chain Journal

One of the most critical processes is that of vendor procurement and vendor management. Yes, vendor management is part of supply chain risk management among business partners. This is why vendor management is so vital to the modern supply chain system.

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Cool Logistics Vendor: Locanis Offers a Differentiated Path to Warehouse Efficiency

Logistics Viewpoints

In a warehouse, drawn out lead-times can result in manufacturing down-time or missed carrier cut-offs – both of which can be very costly. The post Cool Logistics Vendor: Locanis Offers a Differentiated Path to Warehouse Efficiency appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

5 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. This operation was proving too costly and too slow, so the company embarked on an initiative to achieve a 10% supply chain cost reduction over a four-year period.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

10 Questions You Should Be Asking Capacity Management Vendors

Parade

Choosing the right capacity management vendor can be complicated. Here are some questions you can ask potential capacity management vendors to make sure they can help you design a comprehensive strategy that fits your organization’s needs.

3 Things that Make Parade Unique Amongst Capacity Management Vendors

Parade

We recently published , a blog post about how Parade is different from other capacity management vendors, but then we realized there were even more unique features that Parade offers their customers. Parade’s approach to capacity management is different from the rest in several ways.

Retail Vendor Compliance Planning

LandLink

Retail vendor compliance is becoming increasingly complicated and costly for consumer goods companies and their distributors as they seek to meet the ever-changing demands of retailers. If requirements for electronic notification, delivery time and location, packaging and labeling, and numerous other details are not met perfectly, the vendor can receive a short payment on a shipment invoice, commonly called a chargeback. Chargebacks are a key component in vendor assessments.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. This operation was proving too costly and too slow, so the company launched an initiative to achieve a 10% supply chain cost reduction within four years.

Matthews Automation Solutions named as Gartner Hype Cycle vendor

Logistics Business Magazine

Matthews Automation Solutions , a leading provider of innovative material handling systems and software, and proven process optimisation expertise, has been identified as a Sample Vendor in the 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies.

5 Essential Pieces of a Prospecting Solution

As organizations chase new revenue targets, B2B sales leaders must examine cutting edge prospecting solutions that proactively help reps identify, connect with, and close qualified buyers faster. This eBook aims to help B2B sales leaders better understand the five essential features your prospecting solution must include.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

GlobalTranz

As a supply chain director, manager, or boss of a multinational corporation, where the supply chain is an integral part of your business, supply chain cost reductions are always at the forefront of your team’s mind. You can employ countless number of supply chain service providers who will help realized these cost reductions throughout the entire supply chain. Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions.

Blue Yonder Pivots to a Partnership Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

Blue Yonder recognized the need to transform into a Partner First organization as part of its core growth strategy. In contrast, global SI’s do consulting and implementation across many software vendors, applications, and lines of consulting.

What Makes Parade Different from Other Supply Chain Software Vendors?

Parade

Our customer success team offers support pre and post go-live, offering up best practices and new strategies to help brokerages meet their goals. In a market awash with logistics tech solutions, here are the things that make Parade special.

What Makes Parade Different from Other Supply Chain Software Vendors?

Parade

Our customer success team offers support pre and post go-live, offering up best practices and new strategies to help brokerages meet their goals. In a market awash with logistics tech solutions, here are the things that make Parade special.

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.

What Is Vendor Compliance Program for Retail?

GoShip Blog

Specifically, more retailers are now developing and deploying vendor compliance programs for their suppliers to manage the business on pre-determined conditions. What is a vendor compliance program? Why is vendor compliance important? What is a vendor chargeback?

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

GlobalTranz

Most shippers have existing vendor compliance programs in place within their vendor inbound logistics guide. Meanwhile, the importance of vendor compliance has grown more than ever as supply chains expand, explains Lisa Terry of Inbound Logistics, and companies look to trim the fat and optimize workflows to gain a competitive advantage. Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors.

3 Best Practices For Effective Vendor Management | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

Apart from that, maintaining good relationships with vendors and ensuring on-time, high-performing deliveries can be quite a challenge. To make inbound transportation as efficient as possible and cut off unnecessary costs, you can try several practices for effective vendor management

4 Key Strategies of a Solid Reverse Logistics Plan

ShipLilly

Thankfully some strategies can be used to mitigate the cost. This is a fiscally sound strategy that cuts down on reverse logistics costs for organizations. Businesses can still be grown with a low baseline as long as the cost for returns is reduced.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

GlobalTranz

So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. Today’s post is a follow up blog post to the post written a week or so back called “Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions.”

No Supply Chain Strategy? Here’s How to Develop One

Logistics Bureau

As you’ll know, if you follow our blog regularly, Logistics Bureau does a great deal of work related to supply chain strategy development and alignment. A company without a supply chain strategy is at a competitive disadvantage. Vendor-managed inventory or replenishment.

Locus Listed as Representative Vendor in 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools

Locus

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Locus has been listed as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools.

Is a VMI strategy right for me?

Kanban Logistics

To avoid these shortcomings, you can work with your suppliers to institute a vendor managed inventory (VMI) model. What is a VMI strategy? With a VMI strategy , a third-party logistics provider (3PL) will store goods that your manufacturing operation will eventually require.

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

GlobalTranz

Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy. In addition, managing vendors and inbound logistics can feel like a lot of work for little gain, yet the possible savings by implementing an inbound logistics program can add up through these key ways. Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy. Lowest-Rate Carrier Selection Reduces Your Costs.

Why LSPs Need a Digital Transformation Strategy

Talking Logistics

Industry analysts, consultants, and enterprise software vendors have been talking about the importance of digital transformation for many years. Read more Why LSPs Need a Digital Transformation Strategy.

Locus Identified as a Representative Vendor in the 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Vehicle Routing and Scheduling and Last-Mile Technologies ?

Locus

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that Locus has been identified as one of the 20 Representative Vendors in the 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Vehicle Routing and Scheduling and Last-Mile Technologies.

7 Easy Steps to Create an Inbound Vendor Routing Guide

GlobalTranz

An inbound vendor routing guide is comparable the beating heart of your operation. Creating an effective inbound vendor routing guide is not without its share of challenges. Assess Your Current Inbound Vendor Routing Guide. If you do not have an existing guide, create a list of the challenges and issues that your organization has experienced regarding vendors, such as early/ late shipments, high-cost carrier selection or mislabeling.

The Best Explanation for the Supply Chain Crisis Yet

Logistics Viewpoints

And we’ve seen vessel carriers turning away less profitable business, resulting in the elimination of some ports of call (and a lower willingness to move) less profitable commodities. Logistics Software VendorsEd Ryan, CEO of Descartes.

Know Your Supply Chain KPIs – Procurement

Logistics Bureau

The price you pay your vendors for their products is a significant factor in your company’s ability to compete in its market. Here, we’re talking about all your vendors. Vendor Availability. The higher the ratio, the lower the vendor’s reliability.

Borderlands: Slync.io launches integrated strategy with ocean container booking tool

The Supply Chain Journal

launches integrated strategy for ocean containers; chip shortage continues to impact Mexico’s commercial truck industry; automotive parts supplier invests $102M in Mexico expansion; and Aeronet Worldwide opens operations in San Antonio.

3 Strategies for Migrating Inventory to a New 3PL

Ship Monk

There are a few different ways to go about the big move, so it’s a matter of choosing the strategy that keeps your sales and fulfillment operations flowing smoothly throughout the transition. Strategy 2: Sending Inventory to Cover a Transition Period.

Warehouse Cost Reductions: 3 Understandings Driven By Inventory Management & Lean Principles

GlobalTranz

This is the second part of my series on various ways to reduce overall costs as it relates to logistics and warehouse cost reductions. In the first part I put forth 6 areas of focus in order to reduce logistics costs. Today, I will now address how a focus on inventory will allow for warehouse cost reductions as well. A Focus on Inventory Control Begets Warehouse Cost Reductions. Understand Data Integrity to Reduce Inventory Costs.

A 4-Step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

This involves understanding the current environment as well as foreseeing the potential future environments and preparing for them; specifically market changes, selecting and evaluating new vendors, cutting costs without adding risk to the business, […].

4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

GlobalTranz

But, with a well-planned strategy, you too can reduce expenses in your workplace. Still, some losses are a predictable expense and you can’t entirely eliminate them. Reduce Labor Costs Most of your operating budget will go towards labor. Either you reduce pay or find a way to increase work efficiency. Take advantage of this as it is the ultimate way to reduce the cost of labor. Get better insulation on your walls to reduce heat loss.

Staying Independent in the Age of Enterprise Partnership Culture

Logistics Bureau

Nevertheless, a recent meeting with a software vendor brought home to me how profoundly digital technology, primarily when provided via cloud-hosted SaaS delivery models, influences the focus of business relationships. The Problem with Vendor/Consultant Partnerships.

Combat Reduced Shipping Margins Caused by Freight Volatility

Food Logistics

Business intelligence and efficient communication across vendors and internal departments can help facilitate adjustments to reduce margin erosion.

Contract Rates vs. Spot Rates: Freight Shipping Pricing Strategies

GoShip Blog

It can help you create a standard pricing procedure for moving your items, eliminating the need to dig into every shipment’s organization. By keeping in touch with your vendor, you’ll be able to evaluate the freight volumes and verify all products are ready for shipment on time.

A Four-Step Strategy for Building Procurement Resilience in a VUCA World

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

This involves understanding the current environment as well as foreseeing the potential future environments and preparing for them; specifically market changes, selecting and evaluating new vendors, cutting costs without adding risk to the business, […].

Retailers sharpen their focus on the supply chain

DC Velocity

Companies made bigger investments in supply chain efficiency in 2018, tech vendor survey shows. Strategy

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