Businesses continue look to their supply chain operations for opportunities to streamline business processes, reduce costs, improve customer service, gain a competitive edge, and face any disruptions caused by global commerce uncertainties.
The logistics challenges of mining companies are unique and complex. Despite this, investments in logistics people, processes and systems often take a back seat to core investments around finding, extracting and processing minerals. Logistics costs as a percent of a mining company’s total operating costs may be small, but mining companies can uncover literally millions of dollars in hidden profits by reexamining how they address logistics challenges.
Posted on 09/27 at 01:43 PM
PLS Logistics Services •
Do you have a great supply chain? Or do you have an optimized version of a not-so-great supply chain? This new white paper challenges readers to rethink the fundamental design of their transportation network, and asks "How can you design a transportation network that achieves its full potential?"
Posted on 09/27 at 01:26 PM
Although most businesses are eagerly looking forward to increased growth over the next two years, many say they are concerned that confusion over complex customs regulations could hamper that success, according to a survey of smallto medium-sized businesses.
With industry-wide uncertainty, organizations are forced to quickly and cost-effectively expand their capacity to adapt to seasonal, promotional, or economic variances. But what are the best techniques in which to do so?
One of the biggest line items in logistics spend is the cost of moving goods over the ocean. This is true for several reasons, not the least of which is the complexity of the movement itself and, in turn, the complexity of billing processes. Ocean freight rates encompass a growing inventory of surcharges, turning bill of lading calculations into mathematical challenges. Given that ocean freight invoices represent the largest single component of any logistics spend, they also account for the greatest margin of error in the financial supply chain.
If contemporary technology has a grand theme, it is that eventually digital will replace analog, and solid state will replace mechanical.
IRLY, a leading supplier of building materials achieved a 99.6% order-fulfillment rate, with a little lift from Intermec.
Posted on 07/09 at 08:50 AM
Order Fulfillment •
Transportation costs unquestionably impact a company’s financial performance. And yet, for most CFOs, controlling these costs sits far down on the priority list
Posted on 06/25 at 12:38 PM
Sure, there are secrets in the tabloids, but in the WMS (warehouse management system) industry too? Uncover five of the biggest secrets of many warehouse management systems—information you should know before you make a purchasing decision.
Posted on 06/19 at 09:08 AM
Highjump Software •
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