What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

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2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. After some high-profile accidents in the past year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for ways to minimize fatalities, and keep roads safer, in 2015. However, that’s exactly what’s in the forecast for 2015.

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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

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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 will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Then on the last day of 2015, we will feature the top 50 most read blogs of ALL time from the 653 Cerasis blogs as a special treat! We call this the transportation supply chain.

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The State of Transportation Management Systems in 2015

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A Transportation Management System is a vital tool for shipping professionals. It helps to coordinate all of the available data points in a transport network, including rates, route options, warehouse supply, and distribution. Transportation management systems present this information in a clean, easy to understand format that then allows the shipping manager to make the best and most efficient decisions possible. The Potential of Transportation Management Systems.

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TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

The smart folks at Software Advice have published an insightful new transportation management software study titled Transportation Management Software – Small Business BuyerView. What is a Transportation Management Software? A transportation management software (TMS) is a subset of Supply Chain Management (SCM) software focused on transport logistics. The focus is on current problems and reasons for buying new transportation management software.

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Trending Transportation News: December 2015

PLS Logistics

Here’s a recap of transportation news stories throughout the month: Regulations News Rates

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5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. Here are five to look for in 2015. Transport optimization typically reduces spend by 5-15%.

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TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

The smart folks at TMS software research firm Software Advice have published an insightful new transportation management software study titled Transportation Management Software – Small Business BuyerView. What is a Transportation Management Software? A transportation management software (TMS) is a subset of Supply Chain Management (SCM) software focused on transport logistics. The post TMS Study 2015 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

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The 4 Key Processes Enabled by a Transport Management System (TMS) in 2015

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We continue our series on the “State of the Transportation Management Systems” today with our post on the 4 key processes enabled by the use by shippers of a transport management system or TMS. The popularity of the use of transport management system (TMS) has been growing steadily in the last few years. A transport management system helps coordinate all the data points in a transportation network.

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Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

Nonetheless, my takeaways below from the recent GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference provides some insight about the company, it’s success to date, and where it’s heading (assuming Infor doesn’t make any significant changes). The GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference marked a first for me: it was the first conference where I tweeted soundbites and insights from the sessions I attended. Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) June 9, 2015. Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) June 10, 2015.

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

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When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

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Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable. At Spendrix , we’re big fans of these advancements in transportation technology. As such, we’re putting together a list to celebrate companies doing cool things to advanced the transportation industry each quarter.

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Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

They can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS). Or they can outsource transportation planning and execution to a 3PL that provides managed transportation services (MTS). Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMS

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Transportation Today: Why You Need a TMS to Thrive

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Transportation Transportation Management SystemsI’ve written about the TMS market multiple times on here, mainly due to the market studies I’ve done the last two years. These studies look at the TMS market from the supplier point of view – namely they determine and analyze the market shares across numerous categories of the leading TMS suppliers. They do touch on the other side of the equation – the customer – but this is mostly in the form of the […].

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The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

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7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Check out some of the country’s top freight shipping conferences and events for the rest of 2015: Can innovative technology, new business models and eCommerce re-boot the business of logistics? In 2015, safe practices are taking center stage as Congress considers the FMCSA’s recent strategy proposal for improving road safety. FTR Transportation Conference 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana; September 15-17.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2015)

Talking Logistics

We’re more than halfway through 2015 and many companies are already planning for 2016. In case you missed them the first time around or want to read/view them again, check out the top posts and episodes below from Q2 2015 (see HERE for the top posts and episodes from Q1). Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help. Guess Who Announced New Transportation Management Software (TMS) Functionality Yesterday.

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Transport Logistic – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Transport Logistic – 2015. Date: 5-8 May, 2015. Single showcase for all solutions: transport logistic. transport logistic, Leading International Exhibition for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management , presents the entire value chain and the major international market leaders out of the transport and logistics sector. KEY FACTS of transport logistic. Venue: Messe München, Germany. Organisation: Messe München GmbH.

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Regional & global perspectives: Highlights from Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

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in Singapore marked the halfway point for World Tour events in 2015 – six down, six to go. Dassault Systèmes SG (@3DS_ASEAN) August 24, 2015. View: Tweets from the Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015. ” #QuintiqWT — Amy de Kanter (@akdekanter) August 24, 2015. Amy de Kanter (@akdekanter) August 24, 2015. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization

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The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

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One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

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An Overview of the Freight Brokering Business in 2015

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Editor's Note: This is a blog post about the state of the freight brokering business in 2015. Many shippers have been burned by freight brokers who work on behalf of the shipper for transportation procurement, accounting services , freight claims management , and more. As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to turn back and see how the industry did in 2015. 2015, an impressive growth rate for just one year. Was 2015 a good year for you?

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Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

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Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017. Capacity Crunch Transportation transportation capacity

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The New JDA: Focused on the 3PL Industry (Takeaways from FOCUS 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

That’s how JDA Software’s CEO, Baljit Dail, summarized the feedback he was getting from customers and partners at FOCUS 2015 , the company’s user conference held last month in Orlando, FL, which had more than 2,000 attendees from 30 countries. JDA also announced new transportation management functionality , including enhanced load building capabilities, dynamic shipment splitting, and more integrated fleet management functionality. “It feels like a new JDA.”.

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5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

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As we round out the 5 categories, we come to the place of our expertise: Freight and Transportation Management. As a third party logistics provider squarely focused on freight and transportation management, we also understand that if we only talk about those two categories, we are not thinking well rounded enough. Concealed Freight Damage: NMFTA Changes Reporting Window Effective April 18, 2015. What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics

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Here at Cerasis, we think it’s important that our clients and customers understand that transportation reverse logistics (or reverse logistics in general for that matter) is much more than just a flashy buzzword. The key reason that it’s only now getting the attention it deserves is through the development of transportation reverse logistics programs that help improve efficiency throughout the process. Transportation Reverse Logistics Are More Than Just Buzzwords.

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10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

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Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

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September Transportation News Recap

PLS Logistics

Here is a quick summary of some of the most talked about transportation, supply chain and logistics topics from September 2015: Diesel Prices Fluctuating. Transportation Supply Chain NewsThe US average retail diesel price dropped 4.7 cents a gallon in early September - this was the 14 th straight week of declines. The diesel average has shed.40 cents since Memorial Day. The week of September 14 th , after a week of price increases, the price of diesel fuel fell by 1.7

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A Transportation Management System or Managed Transportation Services? Why Not Both?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year the ARC Advisory Group did a study on the ROI a shipper would get by having their transportation managed by a third party logistics firm. In a managed transportation services (MTS) arrangement, a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute the shipper’s moves. We’ve done similar research on transportation systems (TMSs).

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“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?” The journey to become “the UPS of Big Box” involves not only enhancements to Sears’ transportation processes and technologies, but also its warehousing processes and technology, which were very outdated and poorly integrated with downstream delivery systems.

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Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:00 ET. The first three episodes of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence , how to define and implement an effective transportation strategy , and the important role technology plays in helping companies successfully execute their transportation strategy. If you’re a transportation executive, you don’t want to miss this timely and important episode.

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Transformative Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

It can be a difficult choice to make; supply chains are not one-size-fits-all, and your transportation technology solutions shouldn’t be, either. More than a strictly outsourced model, a hybrid of managed services and technology can adjust to fit unique supply chain needs, provide visibility to a company’s transportation data and network benchmarks, and supply the expert talent a company needs.

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5 Most Popular Transportation Blogs of 2015…So Far

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We don't know which category we love more than the Transportation Category. Naturally, talking about transportation and transportation management is the Cerasis wheel house. We've been providing transportation management technology, by way of our TMS , the Cerasis Rater, and transportation management services to shippers since 1997. The transportation blog posts focus on trends, trucking, and technology. Top Transportation Blog Posts from 2014.

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6 Cost Reduction Benefits From Optimized Transportation Management

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With a proactive plan towards an eye on optimized transportation management that is well executed can make the difference between excellent customer service, and customers looking elsewhere for their needs. The benefits of a streamlined process for delivering goods includes saving money on transportation costs, faster delivery time to customers, and the ability to use available warehouse space more effectively. Optimized Transportation Management Needs Vary by Company.

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A Portfolio Management Approach to Transportation Optimization

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 12:00 ET. The quest for transportation cost savings and service improvement is never ending, but many companies still take a fragmented approach to analyzing and optimizing their transportation operations — whether it’s looking at their inbound, outbound, and inter-facility moves separately, or taking a fragmented, mode-by-mode approach to procurement.

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Takeaways from the MercuryGate 2015 User Conference

Logistics Viewpoints

Learning & Leadership Private Fleet Procurement Transportation Management Systems MercuryGate MercuryGate user conference Mojo TMSEarlier this week I attended the first day of MercuryGate’s annual user conference at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. The conference’s theme was “Smarter. Stronger. Faster. Better.” That is what MercuryGate is trying to make their customers, and the presentations I attended all hit on this theme. Since last year’s conference, there have been […].

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6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

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Fortunately, selecting a 3PL for 2015 and beyond can be broken down into six specific questions. For example, a shipper may want to take advantage of transportation management systems (TMS), which enhance visibility and improve transportation management. This is your personal guide for 2015, but it easily applies to all of the forthcoming negotiations between businesses and 3rd Party Logistics Companies in the future.

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What Freight Brokers Need to Know for their 2015 Bond Renewal

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Twitter The post What Freight Brokers Need to Know for their 2015 Bond Renewal appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. It’s that time of year again, when it’s time to talk about freight broker bond renewal. Two years ago it would’ve been a rare occurrence for most freight brokers’ deadlines to align at the same time. However, many of you will remember the controversial MAP-21 law passed in 2013.

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