3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

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That was the main theme of a panel session I led at last month’s MercuryGate User Conference 2013 , which included the following 3PL executives: Shelli Austin , VP at Integrated Distribution Services (IDS). What is the path to building successful and lasting 3PL-customer relationships?

Takeaways from Shipper-Carrier Roundtable at Momentum 2013

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At the Manhattan Associates Momentum 2013 conference last month, the answer was a great conversation about transportation trends, challenges, and opportunities. Brett Suma , Vice President of Operations at Knight Transportation.

Logistics Websites 2013

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Modern Bulk Transporter – bulktransporter.com. Transport Topics – trucking.org. Refrigerated Transporter – refrigeratedtrans.com. The post Logistics Websites 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. Air Cargo World - aircargoworld.com.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

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XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012. JDA is targeting Grocery, Hardline, and Fashion/Apparel retailers with this solution, which will be generally available December 26, 2013. Forget cloud, social, and mobile.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

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Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release. Ryder Announces New Transportation Solutions for Oil and Gas Industry. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

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The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) reached its second highest level in history in August, rising 0.4 Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

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Trucks Transported 60.6% NAFTA Trade in April 2013. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

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Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. transportation trucking USPS Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it. Descartes Unveils Same-Day Delivery Optimization Technology.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

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TomTom launches toll reporting to help transport companies manage costs. On the technology front, TomTom Business Solutions launched “new road toll reporting functionality for its fleet management platform, providing transport companies with greater cost transparency for all European routes.”

This Week in Logistics News (July 22-26, 2013)

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No time to waste this Friday, so let’s go straight to the news… Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2013 Revenue and Earnings. Ryder Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results. Roadnet Technologies announced the launch of Roadnet Transportation Suite version 3.6.3

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

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Department of Transportation Releases Policy on Automated Vehicle Development. Trucks Transported 60% of U.S.-NAFTA NAFTA Trade in March 2013. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Reports 2013 Third-Quarter Results. Con-Way this week reported 2013 third-quarter net income of $30.6 However, net revenue, which excludes purchased transportation, increased 8.2 One of my predictions for 2013 was that we would see increased adoption of alternative fuel vehicles.

This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2013)

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Reports 2013 First-Quarter Results. Trucks transported 59% of U.S.-NAFTA NAFTA trade in February 2013. Cass Freight Index Report – April 2013. million for Q1 2013, compared to $25.6 and its NAFTA partners by all modes of transportation decreased by 1.0

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

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Descartes’ GLN, route planning and transportation management solutions and deep domain expertise can help our retail, distribution and manufacturing customers in managing their global and local inbound logistics and delivery operations.”. .

This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013)

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Truckload and LTL Driver Turnover Rises in First Quarter of 2013. Shell and Travel Centers of America announced on April 15th an agreement to develop a nationwide network of liquefied natural gas fueling centers for heavy-duty road transport customers.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

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SAP Announces Second Quarter and First Half Results 2013. industrial economy drove revenue and operating profit below expectations [in Q2 2013],” said the company in the press release. “In

This Week in Logistics News (August 5-9, 2013)

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Which will have a greater negative impact on transportation operations in the months ahead: the new Hours of Service rules or CSA? A baby step toward drones becoming a new transportation mode — but a step nonetheless.

This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013)

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Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) September 24, 2013. Kewill Reinvents Supply Chain Execution Market with Introduction of Multi-modal Transportation Platform. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

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In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. 3Gtms and Tompkins International Partner to Provide Transportation Management Systems Solutions to Strengthen Supply Chain Management. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. percent is the magic number in the transportation industry these days, especially in the LTL sector. Rates have still remained quite flat as they have most of 2013. Welcome to June.

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

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Years from now, when we look back at 2013, we might say this was the year where logistics truly became a strategic weapon for companies. Simply put, retailers and others are taking a fresh look at their supply chain networks (and those of their partners) to better balance inventory and transportation costs with service levels that are becoming more stringent. and “What is a transportation provider?”

Passenger Service Product of the Year 2013

Quintiq

In recognition of the innovative solution Quintiq provided, we were recently awarded the Passenger Service Product of the Year by Urban Transport Agenda, a leading publication in transportation intelligence. Transport & Logistics Overcoming complexity in passenger rail planning is not easy. Leading passenger rail companies recognize that yesterday’s scheduling methods no longer meet the demands of a rapidly changing industry.

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Revisiting Transportation Forecasting

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Many companies have collaborative planning and forecasting processes with suppliers and manufacturing partners, but very few companies translate demand and production forecasts into transportation capacity requirements. In this episode, Adrian discusses the key challenges and opportunities associated with transportation forecasting. Watch as Adrian discusses: Two key reasons why transportation forecasting has been a challenge to implement.

A New Perspective on Dedicated Transportation

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Dedicated transportation is getting a lot of attention these days from both shippers and 3PLs. And companies have traditionally viewed dedicated as “an exception” or a “special case” – that is, separate from the rest of their transportation operations. Tweet The post A New Perspective on Dedicated Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013. 2013 is off to a slow start for freight shipments, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for January. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

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Descartes Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. Ryder Relaunches Dedicated Transportation Solution. Roadnet Technologies Unveils Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.60

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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4 Questions Before Investing in a Transportation Management Solution

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Managing transportation — the ebb and flow of rates, capacity, fuel and regulations — is an ongoing challenge for many companies, especially those still using spreadsheets and fax machines to plan and execute shipments. At some point, usually when costs are out of control or service levels are heading south, companies finally make the decision to invest in a transportation management system (TMS) or outsource all or part of their transportation operations to a third party.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

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There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

Why?

Supply Chain Shaman

Early 2012 marked the end of the third decade and 2013 finds us into the fourth. Today, I spoke at the Chief Supply Chain Officer conference in Chicago at the Eye for Transport event on the results of the research.

What Makes a Mature Planning Organization? (Part 2)

Supply Chain Shaman

Applications that operate in this horizon are manufacturing or production planning, demand sensing, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Supplier Managed Inventory (SMI), and Transportation Management Systems (TMS). Yesterday, I finished a post on supply chain planning maturity.

CSCO Forum / 3PL Summit 2013

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 12-14 november 2013. Key Topics to be Discussed at the 2013 CSCO Forum. Breaking the Barriers – Collaborate with your Competitors to Reduce Transportation Costs – Review top ways to identify key partners and opportunities for horizontal collaboration and achieve 5-20% cost reductions through increased vehicle utilization and better use of warehouse space. Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum/ 3PL Summit. Venue: Steigenberger Airport Hotel, Amsterdam.

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Talk Doesn’t Cook the Rice

Supply Chain Shaman

It will be launched during a webinar on April 25, 2013 and through a series of reports that will run in our May newsletter and throughout the summer. Selection of our Global Summit speakers: On September 11-12, 2013, we will be holding our first Global Summit.

Trends—November 2013

Inbound Logistics

Regulatory compliance is top supply chain challenge for healthcare executives; Ohio’s transportation funding plan pays dividends with bridge repair program; GM saves $40 million a year by co-locating stamping and assembly facilities; Collaboration is the key to sustained procurement savings; U.S.

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7 Megatrends Supply Chain People Should Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Current logistics and supply chain management trends are discussed very often on social media sites. How can we identify them really? This article will show you some trends in the past and reveal what the future holds.