Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Cloud computing shows promise for further growth and transformation in 2014. This trend won’t come into its own in 2014. Impact : 2014 will see an increase in the use of RFID, leading to leaner supply chains resulting in reduced costs and increased profits.

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Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

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That was my opening question to the executives attending last month’s Elemica reveal 2014 Conference in Frankfurt. Meanwhile, the Red Sox won the World Series in 2013, going from worst to first in one year — and then back to worst in 2014. “Business Impact of a Supply Chain Operating Network,” Dr. Bernhard Herzog, Oxea, Elemica reveal 2014. “Elemica Logistic Tools in Shell Chemicals,” Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals, Elemica reveal 2014.

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Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

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We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. In fact, the logistics space is so broad, we couldn’t give you only the top 10 blog posts of 2014, but we had to include the top 15. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. U Route: Transportation Management System to shorten the tie between shippers and carriers.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business. Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

Transportation Management

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The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. Fast, efficient transportation explains a great deal about why cities develop where they do. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

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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.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

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The numbers speak for themselves: 42 video episodes produced in 2014, totaling more than 47,600 views and 1,260+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. The Latest on Transportation Funding and Regulations (1,771 views). Making Transportation Collaboration Work (1,569 views). The Growing Demand for Flexible Transportation Solutions (1,441 views). The CFO Walks into the VP of Transportation’s Office.

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The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

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What do you get when you bring together shippers, logistics service providers, and a transportation management system (TMS) vendor in New Orleans? Lots of interesting conversations, insights, and networking opportunities, which is exactly what took place earlier this month at the MercuryGate User Conference 2014 (MercuryGate is a Talking Logistics sponsor). Brad Young, VP Network Solutions and Services, Mode Transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

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Transplace Releases New Transportation Optimization Technology. Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Revenue and Earnings. SAP Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Results. August 2014 North American Freight Numbers. The company reported record non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share for Q3 2014 of $0.32 Our outlook for the balance of 2014 and the future is quite positive.”

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation

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Live Episode: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:00 ET. Building a strong transportation management foundation is a critical pre-requisite for companies to execute their supply chain strategies and achieve their growth and financial objectives. Watch as Chris discusses: The components of an effective transportation management strategy. The post Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

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This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. La Londe Best Paper Award, Journal of Business Logistics), Spillan, McGinnis, Kara & Yi (International Journal of Logistics Management), Winter & Knemeyer (International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management), Corsi, Grimm, Cantor & Wright (Transportation Journal), Nyaga, Lynch, Marshall & Ambrose (Harold E. 2014).

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Transportation Logistics

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6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements. Thought leadership and a custom approach to international transportation logistics can help companies overcome these challenges. Solution: Global Transportation Optimization. Solution: Global Transportation RFQ Analysis.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. We take pride at Cerasis, as a third party logistics company who has developed a proprietary web-based transportation management system , to offer technology solutions to our shippers so they may remain as efficient as possible and have access to information at their fingertips. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI In Transportation.

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

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Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.6.8 Cass Truckload Linehaul Index November 2014. A potential challenge I see is the impact this deal might have on GENCO’s transportation management service — that is, will customers question the objectivity of GENCO’s recommendations because of FedEx’s transportation assets and services? The post This Week in Logistics News (December 15-19, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

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As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

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Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Utilizing sand and production water transportation solutions. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL Transportation Management Upcoming Episodes Alaster Love Oil and Gas Transplace transportatio

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

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I’ve been using the word convergence to describe many of the trends occurring in the supply chain and logistics field today, and convergence was certainly evident at Roadnet’s perform 2014 User Conference a few weeks ago. ——– Excerpt of presentation delivered at Roadnet Perform 2014. The post Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (July 21-25, 2014)

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Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Echo Global Logistics Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. May 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Can you find the common thread between the Q2 2014 results announced by Manhattan Associates, Ryder, and Echo Global Logistics? The post This Week in Logistics News (July 21-25, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 24-28, 2014)

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I have a plane to catch this morning, so let’s go straight to the news… 3Gtms Announces the Inaugural Release of 3GTM Transportation Software. This week the company announced the inaugural release of 3GTM, the company’s flagship transportation management software (TMS). As I’ve written about many times before, there are plenty of shippers out there, both large and small, that still manage their transportation operations with spreadsheets and fax machines.

Making Transportation Collaboration Work

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Today, however, more and more companies are revisiting collaboration with renewed interest and motivation, especially in truckload transportation, where regulations like hours-of-service and other factors are constraining capacity. How do you make transportation collaboration work? The post Making Transportation Collaboration Work appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (January 27-31, 2014)

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UltraShipTMS: New Features for Cloud Based TMS and Transportation Optimizer. First, as in previous years, he called for increased investment in transportation infrastructure. We’ll need Congress to protect more than 3 million jobs by finishing transportation and waterways bills this summer. The ongoing debate, however, is how to pay for transportation infrastructure projects. Now it’s 2014. Atlanta. 2 inches of snow.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

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transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. According to the press release, “LMS delivers freight management solutions and transportation savings to a diverse customer base that includes Monsanto and several other Fortune 500 companies.” The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

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It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). North American Freight Numbers July 2014. One of the early pioneers of software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management systems (TMS) was Nistevo, which was acquired by Sterling Commerce in May 2006 (Sterling Commerce had become an AT&T company in late 2005).

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

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Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). In 3PL news, Con-way reported Q1 2014 results this week. First quarter results were “adversely affected by severe winter weather, which reduced 2014 first-quarter operating income by an estimated $20 million,” most of it related to its less-than-truckload (LTL) segment.

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

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So it gives me great pleasure to say, that with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin from Baylor University.”. April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. According to the press release: The partnership will provide FMIC members and LLamasoft customers with a seamless environment to access, manipulate and load transportation rates into supply chain design models.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014)

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Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.7 July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report for August 2014. Last month, when Uber announced its API, I wondered aloud if Uber would become a value-added feature of a transportation management system (TMS). Why not,” I wrote, “especially for retailers that might want to use Uber as a transportation mode to deliver online orders from local stores.”

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

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Moving on to other news, UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup. Mode shift is one of the key trends related to international transportation, a topic I will discuss next week on Talking Logistics with Ross Romine, VP of Global Transportation Services at LEGACY Supply Chain Services. Robinson , will discuss The Latest on Transportation Funding and Regulations.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

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Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods. The robots keep coming — that was one of my predictions heading into 2014 (and the year before that too). I’m guessing it’s summer.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts (May-Aug 2014)

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The CFO Walks into the VP of Transportation’s Office. Click HERE to read the Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts from Jan-Apr 2014). The post Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts (May-Aug 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I’m attending CSCMP’s Annual Global User Conference this week, one of the best conferences in the supply chain field for learning and networking. I look forward to sharing my takeaways from the conference in a future post.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

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June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. I first wrote about the possibility of drones as a new transportation mode back in February 2013, and during the holiday season last year, Amazon announced its Amazon PrimeAir initiative , which some called a PR stunt, while others — like Google and UPS — saw it as a new competitive threat and opportunity. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Moving on to transportation management, Oracle and Kewill both announced cloud versions of their TMS solutions this week, which are essentially hosted offerings aimed at reducing upfront costs and implementation times for customers. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

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Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. . New Breed specializes in services for omni-channel distribution, reverse logistics, transportation management, freight bill audit and payment, lean manufacturing support, aftermarket support and supply chain optimization. .

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

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Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management. HIGH PERFORMANCE – there is Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) rigor that extends throughout all transportation partners (carriers and suppliers). transportation cost).