On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26th year. For members of the CSCMP, the cost of the report is free, but it stands out at $295.00 for everyone else.
Since the collapse of the housing market and the economy in 2008, the freight transportation industry has managed to claw its way out of a damaging situation and maintain historically low trucking rates. Throughout this time, 3PL transportation management providers have taken advantage of the low-costs of transportation, which further reduced the costs for businesses and manufacturers.
It’s a story we have all heard: nature is a repetitive circle of events. From the grass to the antelopes to the dirt beneath our feet, life moves in a circle, and business practices move in a similar fashion. Reverse logistics could be the business equivalent to the passage of time and life for nature.
Recovering your assets is a difficult task no matter what your occupation with reverse supply chains in the marketplace. With market needs constantly changing and younger companies entering the market, a company must have a plan for survival when recovering assets or keeping loss numbers low.
The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success.
[INFOGRAPHIC] Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing: Understanding Millennial Experience in Order to Gain Talent
Editor’s Note: As an older Millennial who landed in Transportation Management & Logistics marketing, our target audience are manufacturers who ship freight. So, about 2+ years ago I made the choice to write about things our target audience cares about.
As our customer presence in Australia is growing, we are learning new things from our Commonwealth cousins from ‘’Down Under’’. Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K. and North America.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from Bryant Surety Bonds. Cerasis is not a freight forwarder, but technically a freight broker/transportation intermediary who specializes in North American Transportation Mangement primarily for less than truckload shipping, truckload, and small package.
Editor’s Note: This guest blog from Cisco-Eagle, Cisco-Eagle, Inc., a provider of integrated material handling and storage systems for industrial operations, is the first post in which we will have a few blog posts on robotics, jobs, and how millennials figure into the future of manufacturing. This post is chock full of great statistics and other great articles to discover around these subjects.
Editor’s Note: This is a blog post about remembering the fundamentals in order to achieve success. Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent.