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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like?

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

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Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. From shareholders to consumers, sustainable logistics has created broad value. Logistics

What are the Impediments to an Effective Global Trade?

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Monday, 4 August 2008. Adoption of e-docs and WCO data standardization would greatly reduce the burden existing documentation practices place on consignees and logistic service providers. · arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring.

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Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Thursday, 7 February 2008. Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey by Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany (AFP) Jan 24, 2008 A goods train from Beijing arrived in Hamburg on Thursday after having crossed six countries in a journey organisers said could ring in a new era of rail transport between Asia and Europe.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

The global logistics industry is already seeing a major change to the relationship that drove its development for the last three decades and before. On average, between 1990 and 2008, real GDP grew at 3.2% Since then the increase in volumes has been incremental, as most production processes that could be unbundled and out-sourced to remote manufacturing locations in Asia, already have been. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (October 28-November 1, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The company’s Menlo Worldwide Logistics group reported revenue of $380.5 However, net revenue, which excludes purchased transportation, increased 8.2 Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but with the growing importance of finding and retaining talent in the logistics industry , we ought to change our perspective and actions with regards to the people side of supply chain management. Source: Presentation by Bill Lee, VP at Breakthrough Fuel.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

As the table below shows, back in 2008, the U.S. Logistics complexities in the conventional sector can quickly drive up costs and eat into profit margins, if not well managed. One area where significant waste exists is transportation management. Simply put, many oil and gas companies manage their transportation operations in a highly decentralized and fragmented manner with little or no technology. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

How Logistics Workforce should change in Industry 4.0

Abivin

Specifically, technology is already replacing human in doing repetitive tasks in major industries like manufacturing, transportation, logistics, etc. Source A study by Frey and Osborne indicates that in the case of low-wage, uneducated workers , 47 percent of US jobs are exposed to the risk of becoming redundant through computerization. Source 1. Technology is already replacing human in logistics.

July Logistics Market Snapshot

LeanCor

We just received the July edition of the monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Source: American Trucking Association). Source: PIERS). Source: Colliers International). in June 2013, its highest level since January 2008. Source: The Conference Board). Source: U.S. Source: AAR.org). For more information, visit the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics website.

What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? Most people involved in logistics or supply chain related fields would have heard of the term 3rd Party Logistics or 3PL. I ‘m not sure however if many would be that familiar with the terms 1st Party Logistics, 2nd Party Logistics or 4th Party Logistics let alone even pondered the meanings of 1PL, 2PL or 4PL. 2nd Party Logistics (2PL). 3rd Party Logistics (3PL).

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

The latest Master of Logistics 20 th Annual Study of Transportation and Trends Study reports that in 2011 the highest percent of transportation costs was ground freight at 76.1%, of which US long haul trucking holds a major position at 64.4%. Ground freight, especially long haul trucking, is a major portion of transportation activity and costs. In 2008, the rate reached a high of $2.50/mile and then plummeted to a low of $1.82/mile in January 2009.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Far from it, in fact – estimates of the number of logistics service providers in China range from one million to two million companies, many of which have just a couple of trucks.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. in February 2016, the lowest level since February 2008. Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census). Source: US Census).

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics). . Source: US Census). .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics). . Source: US Census). .

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

I have long argued that third party logistics providers (3PLs) should set themselves apart from the competition by fully harnessing the power and value of their customer and employee communities. Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015. Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation and Logistics. Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends.

Freight Rates News October 2015

Freightos

Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. This is our personal take on logistics news trends. Check out our Top Logistics Providers. Freight Rates News that rates for freight and logistics trends – October 2015. But you need to go to the source and assess trend analyses since each index began, especially comparing now with 2008.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. LTL gets even trickier according to a report by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. . However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall logistics sustainability by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem. Logistics

The Real Cost of Olympic Logistics

Elementum

But when you consider the logistics involved in hosting, the numbers don't always come out positive. Recently, though, some have begun to question whether or not those economic benefits are worth the near-impossible, and increasingly expensive, logistics of hosting these events. The 2008 Beijing Olympics, for example, cost about US $43 billion—a hefty tab, especially considering those facilities were later abandoned after little use. Source: Distractify.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

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COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

Click the button on the right to see our sources. SEE CALCULATION × Sources for Freight Emissions The following facts are from disparate sources, but tell a consistent story. North American estimates for freight transportation’s share of national emissions: 7.8% (US), 8% (Canada), 18% (Mexico). UK estimate for freight transportation’s share of national emissions: 6%, split by Road 92%, Rail and Waterborne 8%, Air 0%.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities. The problem comes in transport.

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Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

You can start with things like logistics, and see how much things have changed in just the past five years. For example, we’re working with a company, True Load Times, that focuses on detention times at logistics hubs.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

Gwendolyn Whitfield’s article on supplier diversity as a competitive advantage showed that there are over 2 million minority firms in the US that have been generating $205 billion in sales annually, from as early as 2008. In an interview with My Purchasing Center , Nancy Huff – Sourcing Solutions Manager at business processing, technology, and procurement service provider Xchanging – spoke of many tangible benefits that come with a supplier diversity program. More than just charity.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

Logistics and Transportation Managers at manufacturers will have reports at their fingertips on how to continue to reduce transportation costs, a heavy portion of the expense budget, by leaning on data to continually improve. We have written quite extensively about the role of robotics in manufacturing as well as the impact on supply chain and logistics. Between 2005 and 2008, the average annual number of robots sold was about 115,000 units.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics kooperiert mit arviem AG

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics kooperiert mit arviem AG. Seit Anfang Juni 2013 kann der Osnabrücker Logistikdienstleister Hellmann Worldwide Logistics einen weiteren Kooperationspartner willkommen heißen. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics kooperiert mit arviem. ► 2008. (7).

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New IMO 2020 Regulations Help Reduce Marine Sulphur Emissions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Ocean shipping , an efficient and cost-effective means for transporting international goods, accounts for more than 80% of global trade. Reducing sulphur emissions by utilizing low sulphur fuel oils in shipping vessels will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 requirements. Unfortunately, alternative fuel sources are not readily available on a large scale at this time. Robinson global logistics expert.

Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In order to compete in todays environment, companies have realized the importance to shrink manufacturing and transportation lead times through effective planning and logistics management which is possible only through integrated systems. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008.

Why the Outlook for the Oil and Gas Market is Brighter than You Think

Requis

Transportation is still heavily dependant on fossil fuels. There have been several downturns in recent years, particularly in 2016 (which really originated in 2014-2015), 2008, and of course 1998. Back then, supply chain was divided up into five or six different services, like manufacturing, logistics, operations, etc. In this article: What’s changing in oil and gas (in asset sales and beyond), and why the long-term outlook for the industry is positive.

Supply Chain optimization: a total cost approach

KEPLER Consulting

On the front line since 2008, the automotive sector was quickly forced to adapt and work on the flexibility of its model in order to maintain a robust economic performance. To reduce Supply Chain costs, once the traditional levers have been activated (supplier negotiations, transport schemes optimization, inventory reduction, etc.), The positive impact on the stock levels of the production units is, in this case, erased by the additional costs assumed by the transport function.

Scheduling 'Order Release Process' Intelligently - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. They are order sourcing, order scheduling, order release and finally order shipping & delivery. Order sourcing process finds the optimal node from which order can be sourced; whereas scheduling determines when the order can be shipped or delivered. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. The company also increased its use of third-party logistics providers and effectively created a network that could be optimized tactically at any given point in time. Inbound and outbound logistics planning.

Green Supply Chain Management - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. It should not be hazardous during storage, transportation and also while disposing once it reaches end of its product life cycle. Logistics Design : Efforts should be practiced to reduce fuel consumption. Less use of air freight, increased use of rail and sea transport. December 2008. November 2008.

Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. It does away with difficult and costly upgrades, without any risk of source code modification. Slotting, Yard Management, Labor management, transportation management, Returns Management, Reporting, Enhanced Task Interleaving, etc. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008. About Us.