supply chain Archive

Better Analytics for Better Supply Chain Strategies 

Most supply chain organisations don’t know what is happening in their global operations, with 65 percent of procurement leaders have limited or no visibility beyond their tier 1 suppliers, Deloitte reported. In addition, nearly half of CPOs believe that the quality of data is a major barrier and the lack of data integration was the

Transportation Operation Challenges and Solutions

“When conducting a strategic assessment or solution design within a transportation operation, transportation professionals should be looking for ways to create cost reductions while improving service levels.” – Envista  What is transportation operation?  Transportation operation (transport operation) is a movement of a single type of goods from one place of origin, where the goods are

Is Your Cargo Totally Protected? Here’s How to Make Sure About It 

As per the report by TT Club and BSI, cargo theft from road vehicles accounted for 84 percent of all modalities of theft with 13 percent coming from warehouse/storage areas, 1 percent from freight trains, and 2 percent other areas. Food and beverage, where the most commonly stolen items come from, account for around 19

7 Questions to Ask When Selecting the Right TMS

Transportation Management System (TMS) is a digital platform that streamlines shipping processes by providing visibility into all transportation activities in one online interface. It deals with planning, execution, and optimisation of the physical movement of goods. TMS also provides insights into new ways that shipper can save time and money on future shipments. In a

Supply Chain in Natural Disaster: How to Handle It Right

Natural disaster does not only affect the world’s economic bottom line but also leave impacts on supply chains. Tsunami in Japan and floods in Thailand are examples of natural disasters that had a much wider indirect economic effect as both caused severe disruption to the global technology supply chain. Thai floods also led to a

The Impact of Tariff Uncertainty on Logistics & Supply Chain

Fewer trade barriers and economic reforms in emerging economies have given rise to exploding growth of global supply chains. According to a study published in Informs, many industries have already witnessed dramatic reorganisation in the supply chain within the past three decades around the globe, leading to certain value-adding stages being concentrated in a specific

Right Steps in Selecting Warehouse Management System

Warehouse Management System (WMS) is a software that allows organisations to control and administer warehouse operations, from materials entering the warehouse until the materials are moved out. WMS is important in businesses as it provides visibility into organisations’ inventory at any time and location. Besides, WMS also takes care of picking processes and auditing to

Managing the Increasing Demands of Enterprise Labelling

Customers and business regulations are undergoing continuous change from time to time. At the same time, customers demand more transparent requirements and shipping. When it comes to meeting increasing regulations and customer expectations, companies must provide reams of information which can be achieved by handling instructions to workers who transport the cargo of goods over

Driver Shortage: How Does It Affect the Supply Chain Industry?

In the past 15 years, the trucking industry has struggled with truck driver shortages, according to a report by ATA analysis 2019. For example, in 2018, the number of demands for truck drivers was 160,000, 20 percent higher from 2017. It is predicted that the need for truck drivers will increase from time to time

How Omnichannel Transforms the Logistics World

The rise of the internet and smartphones enable shoppers to diligently shop using both online and offline channels to place orders, pay, collect and return purchases. According to a Wirecard report, there is a clear preference for digital shopping channels in combination with physical ones in order to benefit from fast availability online, compare prices,