Intermec conducted a survey showing that transport and logistics companies can save nearly $460,000 per year with 2 fairly simple processes just by using process re-engineering and implementing mobile technology throughout workflows. A substantial number of companies are most likely losing out on these savings.
It doesn’t matter if you are a small company or big box, whether your third party logistics (3PL) is a tiny niche or a huge worldwide provider, everyone wants to know ways to get more out of their 3PL for their company. Everyone wants to save money, and in the same breath, want to get […]
One of the most disregarded part of a company’s logistics is its production logistics. Many companies tend to only look at its inbound area, but by ignoring this part of the company, it can damage the whole line. Production logistics is how the correct quantity and quality of products are sent out at the correct […]
A study by ARC found that the use of Warehouse Management Systems WMS grew by 8% in 2012. WMS, a real-time solution that uses voice recognition, radio frequency identification (RFID), radio frequency, or real-time location systems, is found to be growing in both established and emerging markets.
Because of the constant risk of challenges, such as consumer behavior, fuel prices, and disruptions, supply chains end up running by way of fear, not necessity. This reactive operation is common because it is nearly impossible to predict day-to-day challenges to their supply chains.
On March 22, 2013, Lora Cecere conducted a 10 minute webinar with eyefortransport. In this presentation, Lora discusses how Big Data effects supply chain operations: the top three pain areas within a supply chain as related to Big Data, the plans and expectations of Big Data on supply chain executives, and a summary of current […]
Not quite the same as finding some change under the cushion of your couch or a bill in an old pair of jeans, but it can be almost as easy to find ways to save money in your supply chain. No, really! There are a number of unexpected opportunities and sources to save millions annually, […]
The world is becoming more and more complex, and supply chains are also becoming increasingly complicated. From more suppliers and more locations to reach suppliers, the global supply chain has more chances for risk and problems to arise.
Companies hold an obscene amount of data, from addresses and phone numbers, to job titles and transfers. Most think that doing one good clean out of unused data will get rid of it, but this is not the case. Over time, data decays and takes up space making company transactions less and less successful.
There are so many logistics providers that it can get overwhelming for almost anyone in search of the best for their company’s needs. In fact, there are 5 different types: 1PL, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL, and a new (and much debated) 5PL, which deals in e-business.