Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In Logistics)

LeanCor

Transportation : Transportation in excess of what is required if inventory and flow exist in the network. This includes underutilized equipment, inter-plant shuttles, trailer demurrage and other transportation wastes. Image via Wikipedia. Lean Defined: What is Waste? (In In Logistics). We’ve all heard the phrase, “you can’t make something out of nothing.” ” Resources are necessary to accomplish anything great or small.

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Trends—December 2010

Inbound Logistics

Department of Transportation pursues ban on cell phone use while driving; Proposed air cargo screening legislation enhances security measures; U.S. retailers place increased emphasis on supply chain management

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Trends—December 2010

Inbound Logistics

Department of Transportation pursues ban on cell phone use while driving; Proposed air cargo screening legislation enhances security measures; U.S. retailers place increased emphasis on supply chain management

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Lean and Green Supply Chain Initiatives Can Be Complimentary

ModusLink Corporation

Another clear example has been P&G efforts in improving or simplifying product packaging, and requiring transportation carriers to report on GHG emission footprints. A guest post by Bob Ferrari. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to be a guest blogger and contribute commentary to the Value Unchained community of followers.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: The D.W. Morgan ?Last Mile.

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, November 03, 2010. DW Morgan is making exactly that possible for 4 talented seniors by sponsoring a scholarship for students interested in supply chain, logistics and transportation management. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Inbound Logistics’ 2010 Summer Reading Guide

Inbound Logistics

Recent books shed light on various aspects of supply chain, logistics, and transportation management

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM Goes Greener for Earth Day

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, April 21, 2010. We a lot with green shipping and biodiesel transportation but there is always room for improvement in seeing what the big corporations are doing. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Vintage IBM Logistics

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, January 26, 2010. The funny thing is, 60 years later we are still using air to transport these massive computers, which while being thousands of times more powerful are just as large. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way. The current version is Incoterms 2010. Anyway, things can become very complicated if you have to deal with new suppliers, new commodities or new means of transportation. The purpose of this article is to show factors you should take into account so you can use incoterms 2010 the right way. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll.

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On the Road | Introduction: Off the Beaten Path

Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics Senior Writer Joseph O'Reilly's supply chain travelogue details a year spent visiting logistics and transportation sites and businesses around the country

On the Road | Introduction: Off the Beaten Path

Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics Senior Writer Joseph O'Reilly's supply chain travelogue details a year spent visiting logistics and transportation sites and businesses around the country

Trends—October 2010

Inbound Logistics

transportation spending lags, according to Transportation Performance Indexes; International air cargo traffic increases; Ocean volumes rise; Large corporations band together to help smaller suppliers sell goods and services to global companies

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Trends—October 2010

Inbound Logistics

transportation spending lags, according to Transportation Performance Indexes; International air cargo traffic increases; Ocean volumes rise; Large corporations band together to help smaller suppliers sell goods and services to global companies

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Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Price points for hardware and communications have fallen, and the reliability and capabilities of mobile technologies for transportation have vastly improved. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

New Department of Transportation regulations for driver hours-of-service have impacted driver productivity, requiring more drivers to make up for the decrease. He joined Transplace in July 2010 after four years as vice president, supply chain for RockTenn Corporation. The post Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed? Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Transplace Transportation Management driver shortage Transplace transportation market trucking capacity

Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

Inbound Logistics

Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub

Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis

Inbound Logistics

Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

Are Today’s Transportation Tech Startups the Uber of Trucking or the Tinder of Trucking?

Talking Logistics

We don’t think they’re going to, but we spend over $100 million a year on technology, and connecting 110,000 shippers with about 70,000 disparate providers of transportation takes a lot more than putting up a mobile app.”. As I wrote back in February 2015 in “ The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces ”: Back in the dotcom days, more than 15 years ago, numerous startups launched transportation marketplaces in a bid to revolutionize the way shippers and carriers worked together.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the latest Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which, while at the highest it’s been since 2010, has been predicted to be short-lived. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx resubmitted his and the White House’s highway funding plan to Congress.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs. Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service.

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Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. over 2010 (Source: US Commerce Department). Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. One of the key topics Tompkins presented was an update on developments of self-driving technologies.

Flyjac Selects BluJay’s Freight and Transportation Management Solution to Enhance Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Melbourne, AU – 16 September 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, today announced that Flyjac Logistics has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders platform (TMFF) to improve operational efficiencies and customer service. Flyjac is part of Hitachi Transport system Japan, which has more than 100 global offices and 46,000 employees across the globe.

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Transportation Hazmat Placards

3PL Insights

Transportation Hazmat Placards by Derek Byrd Marketing and Inside Sales Manager, Evans Distribution Systems What Is the Purpose of Transportation Hazmat Placards? Transportation Hazmat placards are required for anyone who offers transportation of hazardous... The post Transportation Hazmat Placards appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics. CSA 2010 Derek Byrd HAZMAT Truck Drivers Trucking

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Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Execution, a crucial step in its long-term strategy of building a unified suite of supply chain software through acquisition and organic development.

7 Things to Know: Sanitary Transportation of Food Final Rule

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released text for the final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Food as required by the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. The post 7 Things to Know: Sanitary Transportation of Food Final Rule appeared first on Transportfolio. Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy FDA Regulation Sanitary Transportation of FoodThe U.S.

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Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio. After Generac went public in 2010, the company quickly grew through overseas acquisitions. Our team provided North American transportation to Generac at the time. Generac implemented our global transportation management system (TMS), Navisphere ® and integrated it with its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon emissions. mpg for tractor trailers (compared to 6 mpg for 2010 tractor trailers). In 2010, IKEA changed its Ektorp sofa from one solid piece into several, with detachable armrests and a hinged back. Also in 2010, IPC–Subway, C.H.

Research in Focus: Do You Get What You Pay For in Truck Transportation?

Talking Logistics

That was one of the research questions explored by Nane Amiryan and Sharmistha Bhattacharjee, graduate students at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), in a project sponsored by C.H. This requires taking an informed and collaborative approach to transportation procurement. Research in Focus Transportation Management C.H.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

It outlines how dangerous goods must be handled when transported by air. The dangers of shipping lithium-ion batteries, particularly via air, has been in the spotlight in recent years following several deadly incidents, including the crash of a UPS cargo plane in September 2010 that was attributed to “the autoignition of the contents of a cargo pallet, which contained more than 81,000 lithium type batteries and other combustible materials.”. Department of Transportation UPS

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TMS in the SMB Market: The Evolution Toward Software-as-a-Self-Service

Talking Logistics

Transportation management system (TMS) vendors have been in that race for some time, and earlier this week, C.H. Robinson (a Talking Logistics sponsor) picked up the pace for the field by introducing Freightview®, “a neutral, cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) software platform which cuts the time and money small and midsized businesses (SMBs) spend on freight shipping by streamlining quoting, booking, tracking, and reporting.”

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

Talking Logistics

the only railway that serves Prince Rupert and one of three major railroads serving Port Metro Vancouver, has spent C$3 billion since 2010 to cut travel times along its western corridor, and has added new container terminals in Joliet, Ill., Canadian National’s container business “has grown quietly and steadily” since 2010, said JJ Ruest, the railroad’s chief marketing officer. While the delays at the U.S.

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How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

One challenge to this approach, however, is that many shippers focus exclusively on price when making their transportation decisions. So even as our business has grown, I’ve never had to dial-for-diesel, begging someone to take my load,” says Dave Kodadek, Director of Transportation. The steps outlined here are part of a straight-forward, common sense approach that benefits all sides of the transportation equation. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry.

Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

Supply Chain Network

NASDAQ: HUBG), one of the nation’s leading freight transportation management companies, announced today that it purchased Exel Transportation Services (ETS) for $83 million before post closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation. We are looking forward to working with the Mode Transportation team to continue its growth and expansion in the years to come.” Hub Group, Inc.

Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

Talking Logistics

One area that always seems ripe for improvement is the supply chain, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a transportation management system (TMS). While your competitors grapple with byzantine RFPs for complex on-premise solutions, you can be banking your transportation savings for your next round of supply chain improvements. If you’re serious about buying a transportation management system, however, you need to look beyond just features and functionality.