Strategic vs Tactical Transportation Management System (TMS): Which is Right For Your Business?

In logistics, managing transportation is a series of day-to-day, tactical activities performed to move goods and information. But when put together strategically, these activities can have a significant impact to business cost and performance.

At LeanCor, we took this core principle into consideration when deciding whether to "make or buy" our transportation management system at the company's inception. Since then, our relentless commitment to continuously improve our proprietary software has been validated by "out-of-the-box" thinking and several lessons learned along the way.

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LeanCor Leaders Featured as Top 10 Women in Logistics

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2020 Mid-Year Transportation Market Update: What to Know as a Shipper

In its 31st annual State of Logistics Report, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) summed up the supply chain impact of COVID-19 in one statement: "The pandemic, and global measures taken to reduce its further spread, have decimated supply chains, scrambled logistics capabilities, and destroyed huge swaths of demand."

In Morgan Stanley’s recent freight transportation COVID-19 sentiment survey, 78% of respondents stated that COVID has a had a “medium” or “high” impact to their business.

With that said, what's been happening in transportation so far in 2020, and what can we expect going forward?

Here's our take on some transportation market trends we're seeing from our Logistics Control Center.

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LeanCor Wins SDCE100 Award for Transformative Supply Chain Consulting Project

LeanCor has been named to Supply and Demand Chain Executive's SDCE100 Award list for a successful warehouse design collaboration that developed a new greenfield facility with automotive products company BG Products Inc.

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3 Critical Supply Chain Risk Questions Your Organization Should Be Asking

Supply chain risk comes in many forms. Now more than ever, it's critical for organizations to identify and reduce these risk factors, while maturing their ability to react to changing dynamics. This flexibility requires visibility, capability and resilience.

In these turbulent times, many are starting to plan ways to identify and eliminate areas where their supply chains are vulnerable.  This includes performing supply chain risk assessments as a first step. These assessments analyze your maturity level across people, processes, technology, and partners with self-assessment exercises, and provide you with a road map to achieve your desired, risk-reduced future state.

Organizations everywhere should start by asking three critical questions about their supply chains:

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The Cincinnati Enquirer Names LeanCor Supply Chain Group a Top 2020 Workplace

FLORENCE, KY (June 8, 2020) - LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a provider of third-party logistics, supply chain consulting, and training services, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by the Cincinnati Enquirer. 

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LeanCor Named a Top 10 Warehouse Management Consulting Company

As a supply chain consulting provider, LeanCor has made Logistics Tech Outlook's  list of "Top 10 Warehouse Management Consulting Companies."

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Supply Chain Recovery Series: "What Waste Exists in My Supply Chain?"

In our last post in this series, we discussed the importance of having guiding principles for a supply chain. Now, we'll explore the second question:

What wastes lay hidden in areas such as: inventory, transportation, space and facilities, time, packaging, administration and knowledge within my supply chain?

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What Goes Into a Warehouse Design? WERC Webinar Recap

With the reality of current events, many organizations are finding themselves deciding to relocate, improve upon, or completely re-design warehouse spaces in order to meet changing business conditions.  Some businesses are looking to eliminate waste as sales volume reduces, while at the same time retaining current staff. While others are seeing exponential growth and are looking to increase volume, without adding headcount, to improve margins.

Sometimes you’ve got to go "new." That is what Witchita-based BG Products determined when management recognized that the existing operation could not accommodate aggressive future growth projections. To address their multiple material flow and space issues, the company opted to build a new DC based on lean design principles.

In the webinar "Applying Lean Principles to a New DC Design" (in partnership with the Warehouse Education and Research Council - WERC), LeanCor's Brent Cable and Derek Browning explored how the LeanCor Consulting team developed BG Products’ new greenfield facility.  

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Beyond the Dock: How FLEXcon is Pursuing Logistics as a Competitive Advantage

Headquartered in Spencer, Mass., FLEXcon is a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives used in graphics applications, manufactured goods and new products. Customer and relationship-driven from the core of its business, FLEXcon has always valued product innovation and continuous improvement in order to provide customers with a competitive advantage.

When its leadership team recognized an opportunity to better serve customers from a delivery and efficiency standpoint, they knew they needed a logistics service provider that went beyond just moving products once they got to the dock.

They needed a strategic partner that would improve how products actually arrived at the dock and were loaded onto a truck.

FLEXcon partnered with LeanCor Supply Chain Group in order to think through its entire supply chain, ensuring its upstream processes that lead into the shipping department could support delivering better customer service. 

LeanCor's VP of Supply Chain Solutions, Derek Browning, sat down with FLEXcon's Chief Financial Officer, Aimee Peacock, to explore FLEXcon's journey to building a best-in-class logistics system to deliver higher value to its customers.

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