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what is 5s lean

On Friday’s post I went over Lean initiatives from a high level, and how the elements of 5S are an integral part of a lean initiative. Lean thinking and methodologies are an important part of creating efficiency, increasing collaboration, and ultimately increasing customer satisfaction, all in an effort to increase your company’s bottom line.

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ltl shipping rate

This is a guest post from Don Dovgin of Transportation Management group on LTL shipping rate increases which occurred this summer by most major LTL carriers. If you are looking for the exact percentage increases for each of the major LTL freight carriers, please refer to our blog post about these increases from earlier in the year.

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reshoring

This is a guest post from Harry Moser and Millar Kelley of the Reshoring Initiative. The mission of the Reshoring Initiative is to bring good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States by assisting companies to more accurately assess their total cost of offshoring, and shift collective thinking from offshoring is cheaper to local reduces the total cost of ownership.

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supply chain collaboration

I wrote on the Cerasis blog about 8 months ago about how a collaborative supply chain can beget better optimization and has many benefits. Now I want to talk about how you can kick start supply chain collaboration via a “Supplier Day”. I have that in one day you can get things started simply by inviting your suppliers into your facility and getting down to brass tasks.

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3rd party logistics future

The third party logistics (3PL) landscape has altered significantly in the last decade and is tipped to experience further growth and change as mobile technologies and ‘smart’ working practices develop. With growth in third party logistics markets forecast to be as high as 15 percent, the demand to service these markets in 2020 will generate fierce competition.

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manufacturing day

As a third party logistics company, a majority of our customers, as well as our customers suppliers and vendors, whom we work with in the inbound logistics programs we set up for our customers, are manufacturers. Without manufacturing in America, there would be little need for logistics providers such as Cerasis, as there would be no freight available to help manage and process.