Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015


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. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

Public Purchasing and Green Transport


Transport activities are a major source of pollution and green house gases (GHG). Road transport alone accounts for 84% of CO2 emissions attributable to transport as pointed out in the White Paper on European Transport Policy ( click_here ). Public authorities can have a major leverage in encouraging green transport given the amount vehicles purchased across Europe.

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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. GLOBAL SHIPPING & LOGISTICS - Service provider of freight forwarding, custom clearance, shipping services, transportation, sea transportation, air transportation, India. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking.

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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.

The Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic


Without inbound international transportation, product level visibility organizations are flying blind – or, they are at a minimum, severely visually impaired. I just got off a call from the Director of Supply Chain with a retailer who is experiencing major angst because many of their products are directly or indirectly sourced overseas. His indirect supply chain is sourced through 3rd party importers who sell them on a DDP basis. carriers ability to transport goods, .

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

As the table below shows, back in 2008, the U.S. 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. Source: “The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study,” [link]. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

To provide some context my definitions are based on the premise of how far removed the entity performing the logistics processes is from the original source of the finished product. Transportation services. SCM #SupplyChain #Distribution #Logistics #Freight #Transportation. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Distribution Freight Logistics SCM supplychain TransportationSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Resiliency of Your Supply Chain – And How to Improve it.


However, we have many other events including recent tariffs and trade wars, economic downturn of 2008, and tsunami in Japan. In addition, companies face supply chain issues due to demand fluctuations, supply disruptions and transportation issues almost on a day to day basis.

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

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. Blog Logistics Service Providers Supply Chain (software) Transportation Management (TMS) VisibilityFirst Trend: Yield Dilution.

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. From there the pushchairs are shipped to local DCs in China, Japan and South Korea for crossdocking and transport to retailers. We’ve been producing this equipment in China since 2008 and for many years we shipped everything as air freight from Suzhou to our global DC in Europe.

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Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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). December 2008. November 2008.

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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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COP21 – Freight and Climate Change


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%.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics


Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. The volume of product damage occurring in between manufacturing and retail is substantial - a 2008 study by Deloitte estimated “unsaleable” product cost manufacturers $15 billion annually or 1-2% of gross sales. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

July Logistics Market Snapshot


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. The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum transported by rail totaled nearly 356,000 carloads during the first half of 2013, a 48% increase compared with the same period last year. Source:

Complete Innovations and the Xata Turnpike Solution Join AT&T’s Portfolio of Mobility Applications for Businesses

Supply Chain Network

AT&T* today announced the availability of three leading mobile transportation and dispatch management applications from Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation, enhancing AT&T’s portfolio of fleet management solutions. million subscribers in 2008 to 2.4 Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Register, Vol. 242, December 2008. (4) SOURCE AT&T Inc.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015.

Zero Waste: Turning Your By-Products into Buyable Products


Most companies even allocate some budget solely for the transportation of their solid wastes to landfills or recycling plants and the manpower and equipment needed to do so. DuPont USA, which adapted the Zero Waste approach and reduced its solid wastes from 40,000 tons in 2008 to zero tons in 2011 , was also able to create an entirely separate source of revenue by grinding fragments of corian to be used as a road aggregate.

Freight Rates News October 2015


But you need to go to the source and assess trend analyses since each index began, especially comparing now with 2008. Transport Intelligence surmises XPO are looking for increased geographic reach, to tap into the lucrative freight brokerage, and to pick up fleet to hedge against truck driver shortages. Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020


No one’s saying we’re going to replace them any time soon, so the CFO can continue to get his financial and inventory data, but we can better manage execution decisions in transportation or a planning decision around inventory positioning using AI/ML and real-time data.”.

How Did the Digital Supply Chain Evolve?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Such information streamlined transactions and improved decision-making, but the ERP data did not initially permit connecting and compiling cross-functional data sources. However, as supply chain managers gained more access to data from ERP platforms or other sources, they explored feasible ways to use the information to overcome challenges and get new insights. When the first mobile app marketplace launched in 2008, it only presented 500 offerings within the product categories.

Lessons Learned from the Covid Epidemic Part 2: Stockpiling!


Finally, a shortage of refrigerated storage and transportation providers, lab technicians, and other professions is expected if a global vaccination is to occur. Sources: [link]. Robust work from home programs should include distribution of secure laptops, internet, and of course, the ubiquitous Zoom or Webex technology… [1] Interview with CDC Official, July 14, 2008.

Navigating COVID-19: Mid-term Procurement Strategies for a Managing the Crisis


supplychain #sourcing [link] During the 2008 financial crisis, manufacturing companies decreased production. If they are doing business locally, there are fewer factors, like transportation capacity or customs, to create disruptions. Finally, look for new sources of supply now, before you need them. As the COVID-19 virus begins to subside in many parts of the world, supply chains are stabilizing.

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


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. Between 2005 and 2008, the average annual number of robots sold was about 115,000 units. Security must be enhanced during the design, production, sourcing, and distribution phases, and even after the purchase is made.

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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. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Ocean Shipping

How We Can Leverage Blockchain to Increase Transparency in Supply Chains


Blockchain, the innovative technology that powers the digital currency market, has gained prominence since the introduction of the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 2008. Outlook of the Integration of IBM Blockchain for Maersk ( source ). Even with consumers believing the information on blockchain, knowing exactly which mine your diamond came from or what cargo ship your flowers were transported in, only temporarily satiates the curiosity of the information-age consumer.

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


LTL gets even trickier according to a report by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. . The volume of product damage occurring in between manufacturing and retail is substantial - a 2008 study by Deloitte estimated “unsaleable” product cost manufacturers $15 billion annually or 1-2% of gross sales. Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex.

How Logistics Workforce should change in Industry 4.0


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. In one of our last articles , we mentioned the possibility of robot taking the place of human jobs.

Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

Infosys Supply Chain Management

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. November 2008. October 2008.

Oil Price Volatility and the Changing Dynamics of Supply Chain Management

Oracle SCM

These decisions include the strategic planning of physical distribution networks (usually long-term, strategic changes that are only reviewed every 5-15 years); transportation and supplier sourcing (usually reviewed every 2-5 years); and operational changes with regards to the mode of transport used in supply chains (these are more operational considerations and can be changed from week to week, or even order to order, based on the market costs at the time).

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


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


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. We maintain a strong focus on providing a strong marketplace for our surplus buyers, and while many in our space have moved to digital marketing as their only source of driving activity, we have doubled-down and added Simon Lovett and Stacy Smith to our inside sales team.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

made that prediction in 2008 (see the Barron’s article What $300-a-Barrel Oil Will Mean for You ). Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation. “We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. If you want that oil, that’s what you will have to pay for it. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”.

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