The Transportation Revolution: Takeaways from CLX Logistics’ 6th Annual Customer Conference

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s conference was “The Transportation Revolution: In It Together” — an appropriate theme considering all of the forces impacting the transportation industry today (everything from new technologies to new regulations to ever-present challenges such as driver shortage) and how shippers, logistics service providers, and consignees need to work more collaboratively together to succeed.

The Most Famous Problem in Computer Science (and Transportation)

Talking Logistics

In the real world of transportation and logistics, it’s not just about visiting a list of cities. There are pick-ups and deliveries to be performed, there are disparate vehicle types and transportation modes, there are time windows, mixture rules, and other assorted side constraints. It takes ongoing investment alongside significant expertise and a passion for innovation to continue to offer transportation optimization solutions that deliver the most optimal results.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership


(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). This mirrors Cerasis longstanding goal of providing shippers with more transportation choices. . Transportation visibility thru tracking and automatic alerts.

Is the Transportation Market Heading into Unprecedented Territory?

Talking Logistics

If you’ve attended any logistics conferences lately, or just tried covering a load in recent weeks, you know that the tide is turning in the transportation market. Those were just some of the questions I discussed with Mike Finn, VP of Transportation at Kenco Group in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. So, what is Mike seeing and hearing from shippers and carriers in the transportation market? Is the transportation market heading into unprecedented territory?

Is “Carrier Network” on Your TMS Wish List?

Talking Logistics

Likewise for those shopping for a transportation management system (TMS). Buyers want to know all about the features and functionality that will help them optimize the transportation portion of their supply chains.

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Time to rethink: How much further can your business go?


It was a record store chain in the UK, which closed down in 2004 in the wake of digital music consumption. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce OptimizationWhat does the future hold for your business?

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, SAP launched technology platforms: NetWeaver in 2004 followed by HANA 2.0 Examples include allocation, available-to-Promise, and transportation routing. Outside-in Transportation. Telematics and outside-in data redefines transportation. Welcome to a new year.

Continued Good News Concerning U.S. Manufacturing Momentum- But Also A Cause for Concern

Supply Chain Matters

the highest level since April 2004. Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog U.S. Business media is alive with today’s headlines concerning the August report of U.S. manufacturing activity. The ISM PMI Index for August was reported as 59, almost two points higher than the July reading and the highest level in three years. Even more optimistic, the all-important New Orders index increased to 66.7,

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint


According to World Bank report, efficient logistics refer to transport, storage and conveyance of products to the ultimate consumers from the companies at minimal costs. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

Not Your Father’s TMS [Episode Highlights]

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How is transportation management different today? The challenge for companies now is to automate and streamline both the inbound and outbound transportation processes to ensure that goods can be shipped anywhere at any time and drive additional business.

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The secret to distance selling success


French retailer Chronodrive has been doing this since 2004 and has since gained a steady following of 130,000 customers. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics

2016: The Start of the Third Act?

Supply Chain Shaman

We are also more advanced on transportation and warehouse planning than supply chain planning. As shown in Figure 3, while the adoption of SAAS was 5% in 2004 it is currently the deployment preference for the Line of Business Leader.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Now, UPS has aggressively grown into freight and other transportation solutions through a series of strategic acquisitions. The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. In 2004, UPS entered the heavy freight business with the purchase of Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, a former subsidiary of Menlo Worldwide.

[Infographic]: How Visual Aids Can Improve Safety in the Workplace


As a transportation management solutions provider offering both technology solutions and managed services , our goal as a business is to provide a streamlined processes and allow core business focus for our shipper customers who are manufacturers and distributors.

Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim


Following the last major LTL strike in 1994, as well as the most robust demand for LTL freight since 2004, UPS Freight has managed to meet capacity demand and offer competitive rates. Freight LTL Transportation Management

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch


factory activity has risen to the highest levels since 2004, in response to the active hurricane season as well. Hunt Transportation Services has advised clients rates could rise more than 10 percent within the next two months alone.

Stuck in Traffic: Dealing With The High Cost of Congestion

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According to research released earlier this year by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), traffic congestion on the U.S. All of this follows research published in February 2004 by the Brookings Institution and RAND Corporation on behalf of the U.S. Estimates by the Texas Transportation Institute suggest that the annual cost of congestion to motorists amounts to more than $50 billion, but they are based on a high value of travel time.

4 Logistics Technologies That Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want


As well as cut transportation costs, which helps cover the expense of free shipping. In 2004, only 38% of Amazon’s fulfillment capacity was within 200 miles of a major metropolitan area. On-demand Transportation.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China


Between 2004 and 2014, China imported $13.52 Each claims they can do any job in China because they have connections with brokers and transportation providers. Most companies meet monthly, quarterly, or annually with their transportation service providers.

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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014


Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection.

Has China lost its relevance as a production location?

Supply Chain Movement

When I started doing business in China back in 2004, a general factory worker used to earn around RMB2,600 a month. 4 “Transportation time is too long and no longer competitive”. In other words, the location itself – and hence the transportation time – is the same as it was. If you choose China as a production location, it shouldn’t be for the transportation time; I don’t believe it ever has been.

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Supply Chain Execution Convergence: Rethinking, Redesigning, and Re-evaluating the Traditional Supply Chain

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Rather than optimizing individual operations – transportation, warehousing, and others independently – it optimizes the entire flow to get the most benefit. Supply chain execution convergence is a topic that has been gaining in popularity.

4 Ideas To Make Your Supply Chain More Agile and Give Consumers Flexible Shopping Options


As well as cut transportation costs, which helps cover the expense of free shipping. In 2004, only 38% of Amazon’s fulfillment capacity was within 200 miles of a major metropolitan area. On-demand Transportation.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

Founded in 2002 under the name of Agilisys, Infor rebranded in 2004. GT Nexus is one of the strongest providers of transportation visibility for the global ecosystem. As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences.

4 Supply Chain Technologies that Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want


As well as cut transportation costs, which helps cover the expense of free shipping. In 2004, only 38% of Amazon’s fulfillment capacity was within 200 miles of a major metropolitan area. On-demand Transportation.

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


Industry data for 2004 - 2013 shows an annual loss of at least $17 billion due to vacant positions, with shocking losses of around $45 billion in both 2012 and 2013. Top success in transportation services, logistics, the transport components of reverse logistics systems , and reaching financial goals set for transportation management demands a complete commitment of professionals passionate exclusively about excelling in the freight transportation field.

Supply Chain Future: Anticipating the unknown

Supply Chain Movement

In the USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched the Supply Chain 2020 project back in 2004. New markets, rising energy prices, growing raw materials shortages and mass individualisation are all widespread trends which will change the world we live in.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

speed, simplicity and predictability of formalities) by border control agencies, including customs; Quality of trade and transport related infrastructure (e.g., When I visited Cuba with my father in 2004, we drove several hours from Cienfuegos to Camaguey to visit my aunt Z and her family.

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Perspectives on Last-Mile Delivery: Martin Brower and Paragon Software Systems

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Although most of Paragon’s clients are in Europe (its solutions are deployed in 1,000 customer sites in 59 countries), the company has operated in the United States since 2004, where it currently has over 100 clients.

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Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

This impact declined at the start of the last decade, and the impact of the third-industrial revolution stopped in 2004. Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

I have worked with this client since 2004. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. Use of third-party data for transportation lane and drayage times by day/time of week. It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Last week, it felt like August not May. I found myself counting the street signs to be sure that I was on track for my 8:00 a.m. client meeting.

Supply Chain Convergence Making Collaboration and End-to-End Visibility a Reality

Talking Logistics

It’s not unusual for a company’s transportation management system (TMS) and warehouse management system (WMS) to not be fully integrated, or for a degree of manual processing or reprocessing to be necessary to process customer orders. Evan has been with Kewill since 2004 in senior Marketing and Product Management roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Kewill Asia Pacific.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

When I visited Cuba with my father in 2004, we drove several hours from Cienfuegos to Camaguey to visit my aunt Z and her family. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.6.8

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CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

Held again in Philadelphia, this year’s event brought back memories of 2004, the year the old CLM: Council of Logistics Management became today’s CSCMP: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals! Key to this success was very tightly synchronized multi-vendor product and data flows creating significant inbound transport & process savings and service improvements.

Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry


The transportation company may be using a depreciated copy of Excel on a PC from 2004. Throughout the food supply chain, food supplies come from many places, travel for long distances, and are handled by many people.