Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

When Transportation Optimization and New Shopping Behaviors Collide One needs to go back to the early 2000s to see green shoots of modern omni-channel retail. Indeed, by 2002, Best Buy was saying more than half of its customers were checking its website before coming to the store. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Supply Chain Convergence Transportation Management Systems omni-channel logistics supply chain conversion TMS Transportation

Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS


Tailwind Enterprise is a flexible, cloud-based Enterprise Transportation Management Software (TMS) for fast-moving logistics companies. March 14, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Tailwind Transportation Software is pleased to announce the launch of their new fully web-based Enterprise Transportation Management Software (TMS). Tailwind offers three tiers of Transportation Management Software : Standard – at $69/user/month. About Tailwind Transportation Software Ltd.


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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002. It outlines how dangerous goods must be handled when transported by air. Various regulatory bodies around the world play a role in defining and enforcing the rules for transporting dangerous goods, including the U.S. Department of Transportation UPS

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Trane Technologies’ Digital Simulation Journey

DELMIA Quintiq

Through our strategic brands Trane® and Thermo King® and our extended portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes, and transportation. AME Group Leading the Way.

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Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

There was the infamous 11-day shutdown in 2002 , and just two years ago, 800 clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike , shutting down the ports for eight days and costing the region’s economy about $8 billion. Global Trade Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management Canadian ports imports ocean transportation Prince Rupert port Vancouver port West Coast ports While the delays at the U.S.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days. ports, whether it be for the purchase of super-post Panamax cranes, rebuilding of berth understructure or expansion of gates and inland transportation connectors is that they must be prepared to spend money — lots of it,” states the JOC report.

IT gap in logistics

Supply Chain Movement

In 2002, only 27 percent of shippers (clients who outsource their logistics activities) were satisfied with their logistics suppliers’ IT expertise, even though IT was an essential element of 89 percent of those logistics activities. In addition, they should distil new, meaningful insights from the huge volumes of data contained in their transport and warehouse management systems in order to proactively offer their customers refreshing advice and recommendations.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

Within a decade, the number of FDA warning letters sent to medical device manufacturers has increased threefold, from 61 letters in 2002 to 181 in 2012 (EC A 2012). Hand in hand with GMP standards, governments and international organizations such as WHO, have established and increased their requirements for Good Distribution Practices (GDP) – these standards define how life sciences products, particularly pharmaceuticals, have to be stored, transported and handled.

Tailwind Transportation Software Integrates with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity


Tailwind Transportation Software Integrates with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity. Leading provider of web-native transportation management software leverages Smart Capacity for real-time visibility, up-to-the minute access to reliable truckload capacity. Tailwind Transportation Software deploys a hybrid, web-based TMS platform available by monthly subscription, for both freight brokers and small fleets. “We Brad Zaytsoff, Tailwind Transportation Software, 1-866-441-0441 ext.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The last shutdown occurred in the fall of 2002, as retailers were preparing for the Christmas holiday period. If you haven’t been preparing for this risk, ideally since the end of the last shutdown in 2002, there’s very little you can do now at the 11th hour. According to the press release: The partnership will provide FMIC members and LLamasoft customers with a seamless environment to access, manipulate and load transportation rates into supply chain design models.

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A Lockout Looms for the ILWU: Why it Might Happen, and What it Means for the Nation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This is similar to what happened in 2002. At that time, the ILWU had been working without a contract since September 1, 2002. On September 29, 2002, the PMA accused the ILWU of engaging in a slowdown during contract negotiation and locked them out. President Bush successfully invoked Taft-Hartley in 2002 after 10 days of lockout. While it’s not an act widely popular to the ILWU, it successfully brought an agreement between the PMA and ILWU back in 2002.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Deutsche Post started acquiring shares of the company in 1998 and completed its acquisition of DHL by 2002, expanding the brand ‘DHL’ to its other services. The company has operations in more than 40 countries and specializes in integrating different modes of transport in logistics solutions.

WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations


A 2002 Material Handling and Logistics magazine article cited multiple problems with WMS implementation. 5 Considerations appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The demand for seamlessness in omni-channel supply chains increases more as time progresses. Companies are looking for ways to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers.

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Tailwind Transportation Software Now Integrates with QuickBooks Online


Leading provider of trucking and freight broker software makes accounting easier for small to mid-sized freight transportation companies. Tailwind Transportation Software is excited to make it easier for transportation companies to look after their financial health by integrating QuickBooks Online, the world’s leading online financial software for small businesses, with its all-in-one transportation management software (TMS). About Tailwind Transportation Software Ltd.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


Insufficient on-the-job training — Over the period from 2002 to 2013, investments in internal training programs such as apprenticeships, company classroom training, and other structured on-the-job skills development for current manufacturing employees were cut from 469,000 to 288,000 (nearly 40 percent). Need help in focusing back on your core compentancy and dealing with these forces distracting you from reducing transportation costs?

Five Things You Need to Know About Machine Learning for Supply Chain Planning


Daniel Kahneman , who shared t he 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, wrote in his book Thinking, Fast and Slo w that “Statistical algorithms greatly outdo humans in noisy environments for two reasons: they are more likely than human judges to detect weakly valid cues and much more likely to maintain a modest level of accuracy by using such cues consistently.”.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Or, will we see a repeat of 2002, when a 10-day lockout left dozens of ships lined up outside the West Coast docks, unable to unload? Be prepared to consider multiple means of transportation, utilizing truck and intermodal as needed to keep products moving. Global Transportation Supply Chain Global Shipping ILWU PMA Port Strike Supply Chains What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

Slowly the company built a supporting supply chain to support 400 retail stores by 2002. The process design started with the customer and then mapped back to manufacturing and transportation. In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.”

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

Then, he found that building a rocket for transportation purpose might be a good idea (at that time, many people tried to talk him out of this craziness). In June 2002, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX was established with the goal to make the space launch service way cheaper. During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure. Because customers are calling for prices to come down.

Shippers Dissatisfied with 3PLs’ Dinosaur Technologies

Supply Chain Collaborator

The first study of shipper satisfaction in 2002 revealed only 27% of shippers was satisfied with the IT capabilities offered by their 3PL provider. Both studies highlighted the importance of automation and data visibility with respect to success in transportation logistics management. The levels of visibility and analytical capabilities required to maximize transportation efficiency run counter to the core business model of a 3PL.

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The worst Supply Chain practices must be confessed and not only by constraint

KEPLER Consulting

Exhaust-data analyses (OTD, pallet volume, transport, suppliers, returns, etc.) 2000); Cachon and Larivière (2001); and Zhao (2002)) show that when demand and stock information is shared, this results in a significant reduction in stocks and costs Absence of systematic summary sharing of fixed supplier orders: just like the previous one, the implementation of this communication makes it possible to comfort the supplier about their production and supply plan.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2002, a 10-day lockout on the West Coast cost the US economy an estimated $ 1 billion per day in the first week growing to $2 billion per day in the second week, and required a presidential intervention. Filed under: Strategy , Transportation Tagged: Global Supply Chains , ILWU , MIT CTL , Panama Canal , port automation , trade unions , US ports , west coast port stoppages. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

How Do You Saw a Ship in Half… Underwater?

The Network Effect

About 20 miles north of the French coast near Dunkirk, on a foggy night on December 14 2002, The Tricolor was cruising westward on its way to Southampton England from Zeebrugge Belgium. Transportation Clary English Channel Kariba MV Tricolor salvage shipping sinkingThe MV Tricolor is perhaps the unluckiest cargo ship in recent memory. It was not enough that she sank, she continued to suffer indignity while she lay submerged in the shallow waters of the English Channel.

Doing Business in Brazil


Both transportation and communication infrastructures are strong in Brazil. Exported goods include cars and transportation equipment, iron ore, soybeans, shoes and coffee. The primary commodities included machinery, electrical and transportation equipment, chemicals, oil, car parts and electronics. Brazil ratified its latest constitution on October 5, 1988 and enacted a new civil law code in 2002.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits


These recall counts point to sizeable growth over the past decade in the recall notices of Chinese-made consumer goods from 58 in 2002 to 153 in 2014. Increasingly, customers are asking for smaller, more frequent, more customized orders; transportation costs and commodity prices are rising, and exchange-rate pressures are increasing. Take a moment to think about offshoring. Offshoring is basically when a company moves manufacturing to a foreign country in an attempt to save money.

Autonomous Supply Chain: Desirable Vision or Silly Daydream?

Enterra Insights

Machines are now making predictions on trading stocks, customer purchases, traffic flows, and crime — much as we saw in the 2002 movie ‘Minority Report’ ”[1] When today’s technological wonders are looked at holistically, it was only a matter of time before someone imagined a fully automated supply chain. Load the part onto a transportation system. Transport to the delivery point.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

DELMIA Quintiq

Between 1997 and 2002, approximately 50% of growth by all American firms came from minority businesses alone. Kelli Saunders started Morai Logistics Inc,in 2010 as an agent for Mode Transportation, a leading third-party logistics company. More than just charity. We often hear of companies participating in supplier diversity programs, and the standard reasons for their participation.

Doing Business in Switzerland


Although the country is a UN member, and became a member of NATO in 2002, it retains its commitment to neutrality. Transportation and communication are strong in Switzerland, and its central European location makes it ideal for both imports and exports. Regardless of the mode of transportation for manufactured products, Switzerland has a robust infrastructure that makes it simple to move. The Swiss Confederation became independent from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499.

Load Tracking Now Available in Tailwind TMS with e4score Integration and Partnership


June 24, 2020 – Tailwind Transportation Software is pleased to announce a new partnership and technology integration with e4score. Tailwind Transportation Software is the leading freight, trucking and TMS software brand in the software-as-a-service market,” says Tailwind President and CEO, Reg Robazza, “and our customers deserve to have access to top-of-the-line trailer and shipment-tracking software at prices that they can afford.

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics


By the early 1990s, the number of freight carriers and 3PLs expanded as companies realized that they could go beyond their own walls and use outside suppliers for transportation and warehousing. Dave and his partner Dan Dershem started Supply Chain Ventures LLC in 2002 – just after the internet investing bubble burst. Autonomous transportation, IoT, and blockchain are promising, but won’t be ready for a while yet.

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics


By the early 1990s, the number of freight carriers and 3PLs expanded as companies realized that they could go beyond their own walls and use outside suppliers for transportation and warehousing. Dave and his partner Dan Dershem started Supply Chain Ventures LLC in 2002 – just after the internet investing bubble burst. Autonomous transportation, IoT, and blockchain are promising, but won’t be ready for a while yet.

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine


Making your supply chain green requires integrating multifaceted environmental concerns relating to product design, materials sourcing, manufacturing, transportation, and end-of-life product and resource management. This has been an increasingly hot topic in design circles, especially since the 2002 publication of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart and William McDonough. Transportation.

Guest Commentary: TMS – Customizable and in the Cloud

Talking Logistics

Users of transportation management systems are no different. The most advanced cloud-based transportation management systems on the market today can be fully customized as a Software as a Service or licensed traditionally and deployed behind your firewall. Brian joined MercuryGate in 2002 and has 25 years of experience in leading-edge technology initiatives. All software companies want to build products that are feature-rich, defect-free, and easy to maintain.

The End of a Fairy Tale

Supply Chain Shaman

With the rising costs of commodities and transportation, reducing ROA can often increase operating margin. When I was interviewing Keith Harrison, prior manager of the Procter & Gamble supply chain global team, he commented that the cost of distribution outstripped the cost of manufacturing in 2002 for P&G. In the end, we were all going to live “happily ever after.” ” At least, that’s what was promised.