Category: Logistics

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Mar
3 Tips to Eliminate Hidden Shipping Costs
Mar 23, 2018 Andy Tankanow Logistics

These three simple changes will not only cut your shipping costs, but will also improve your shipping process efficiency and delivery times.

27
Nov
5 Benefits of an Optimized Reverse Logistics System
Nov 27, 2017 Chris Walling Logistics

Feel the impact from these five benefits when you make your supply chain more efficient by optimizing your reverse logistics system.

26
Aug
Vendor Managed Inventory
Aug 26, 2016 Sime Curkovic Fulfillment

Would you recommend using Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) or Consignment Inventory (CI)? Supply chain management professionals today are asking this daunting question with growing frequency as companies push themselves to do more with less resources.

18
Apr
Postponement Making Decisions
Apr 18, 2016 William Crane Inventory

There is an ever growing focus on how to shorten lead times, reduce inventory levels and increase free flowing cash in just about every industry. One way to approach making a impact on your supply chain’s performance is to identify and evaluate where critical value added activities are taking place. Each of the value added activities are necessary in order to produce a finished product, however there is a tremendous opportunity to postpone performing the value added activities at different stages until there is a clear demand signal from the market.

4
Apr
RFID to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency
Apr 4, 2016 William Crane Fulfillment

Efficiency, is a word often associated with automation, time savings, productivity, and now Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). “Driving Efficiency” is a frequently used term in the office, usually followed up with the question; How do we achieve this? One of the technologies that is more recently seeing expansive and creative use to drive efficiency in the Supply Chain world is RFID.

28
Mar
Logistics & Inventory Management
Mar 28, 2016 William Crane Inventory

The key to successfully managing logistics comes from a well thought out strategy on how companies will reach the consumer base. Logistics & Inventory Management is a very critical supporting function on how these activities will be executed. Recent studies show that nearly 50% of businesses surveyed continue to see logistics as a nonstrategic business function, while the other 50% are investing in developing logistics as a competitive advantage.

29
Feb
4 STeps to Managing Customer Dermand Fluctuation
Feb 29, 2016 William Crane Inventory

Professionals today at high growth technology companies are asking themselves, “How can my supply chain react quicker to customer demand fluctuation?” The answer is simple, adopt a demand-driven planning process. Sound simple enough? Well unfortunately it’s not that simple but below are some simple steps you can take to start to transform your supply chain to better support consumer demand fluctuation.

11
Jan
Consumer Electronics
Jan 11, 2016 William Crane Logistics

Who said logistics is a stand-alone function of the supply chain? Over the past decade, consumer electronics has become one of the fastest growing but also most volatile markets. With its quickly evolving technology and short product lifespans the ability to adapt, particularly with logistics, is a key factor for a company’s long-term sustainability.

12
Oct
Incoterms 101
Oct 12, 2015 William Crane Logistics

Incoterms, or International Commercial Terms, are a set of three-letter trade terms standardized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Using these terms properly will allow clear communication of the tasks, costs, and risks associated with transporting goods between your supplier (Seller) and your company (Buyer).

15
Jun
TPP
Jun 15, 2015 William Crane Logistics

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a free-trade agreement (FTA) being negotiated between 12 countries within the Asia-Pacific ring. The countries included in the pending agreement are the U.S., Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam. Together, these TPP countries represent approximately 40% of the global GDP and 33% of global trade.

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