Editor’s Note: This is a very high level step by step guide to get a new product idea in manufacturing go to market. All companies, even 100 year old companies, have to focus on creating new marketplaces either through all new products, or creating different versions of current products.
6 Competitive Advantages from Effective Transportation Management for the Automotive Aftermarket Supply Chain (And Any Shipper)
When an automobile parts dealer or a business in the automotive aftermarket industry makes a request to its suppliers to fulfill an order, there is an expectation that the right component shows up at the right place, in the right time frame, at the right cost.
Industrial Automation: A Brief History of Manufacturing Application & The Current State and Future Outlook
Editor’s Note: If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know that we are a third party logistics company who specializes in transportation management through technology (a web based transportation management system) and managed transportation services to include freight accounting (payment, auditing, invoice consolidation), freight claims, vendor inbound compliance programs, reverse l
When it comes to Manufacturing or Industrial companies, there is a movement that digital marketing is dead and doesn’t work. That content marketing and audience cultivation are a waste of time for those industries.
I’m going to show you in less than 540 words why content marketing and audience cultivation are critical to manufacturing and industrial companies.
As we gear up to exhibit at the Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) two weeks from today, we wanted to talk a little bit about some of the top automotive aftermarket trends, as well as some supply chain trends those in the automotive aftermarket are experiencing in a time that can only be described as an industry in transformation (like most industries, and especially manufacturing).
Today we are going to pick up from where we left to discuss the benefits and ROI of transportation management services. We’ve already discussed how we view what we call the new model to approach transportation management from a third party logistics provider environment. As a quick recap, the old model separated the use of a transportation management system and managed transportation services.
Despite the shortage of drivers, there is certainly no shortage of regulatory measures affecting the trucking industry. Last year we saw the freight broker bond go from $10,000 to $75,000 with MAP-21, the first increase in about 40 years.
The Government Comes Calling
There are many occasions when the Government, for our purposes, let’s say US Customs, takes an interest in something your company is doing. Does that sound like attention? Yup, but not all attention is good! In fact, most government, let’s say Customs communications are down-right scary, so we saved this post for October. Think spider webs and bad dreams.
3PL Providers: 7 Core Reasons to Outsource Non-Core Functions, Like Transportation Management to One
In today’s up and down economy every shipper is looking to find strategic advantages over their competition. The biggest hurdle for logistics and transportation managers continues to be, how I get my product to my customer in the most cost effective, reliable, and quickest way.
[INFOGRAPHIC] When Information Technology is a Key Role in Manufacturing Business Decisions, Everyone Wins
We just love infographics, and this one by Cisco created last year really spoke to us. We are a technology minded company in the way we manage transportation for our shippers. In fact, we built our web based TMS as web based since we first built it ourselves and have maintained since 1997. Technology is at the core of what we do.