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[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Transportation Management Data Downloadable Resources.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Self-Service Logistics.

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[PODCAST] How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data

Cerasis

On today’s episode we welcome Hannah Testani, Chief Operating Officer of Intelligent Audit , a global logistics and freight audit company. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : Hannah address one the biggest issues shippers face today: rising transportation costs. Listen to “How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data” on Spreaker.

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10 Powerful Transportation Success Metrics to Watch

Zipline Logistics

Controlling the performance of business operations, which includes your supply chain and transportation, is nearly impossible without business metrics and data analytics. The post 10 Powerful Transportation Success Metrics to Watch appeared first on Zipline Logistics. Management guru Peter Drucker famously stated, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 49 episodes produced in 2018, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Our logistics team looks forward to your industry updates and GREAT music selections.” — Robert G.,

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”. Department of Transportation to ban the product from air transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). Speaking of global trade, BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor) acquired Grosvenor International Systems, “a leading provider of customs and compliance solutions to the UK and European markets.” New Transportation Solutions from project44 and Kuebix. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Business Intelligence powered by Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Modern logistics operation involves many different stages. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Develop Metrics to Track the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Omnichannel Strategy. Retailers must implement specific metrics to track the effectiveness and efficiency of the original strategy and all appropriate solutions. E-Commerce Logistics Omnichannel Supply Chain

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

It’s the reason why On Time In Full (OTIF) is a critical supply chain metric today. It’s the reason why a growing number of companies are starting to view logistics as a competitive weapon instead of just a cost center. As I wrote about recently, disrupting logistics ain’t easy. Like many other leading logistics service providers, Transplace invests significantly in technology, including its own software-as-a-service transportation management system (TMS).

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Warehouse Managers and logistics services providers need to have an estimate of the projected demand for all given times. Fortunately, data analysis allows Warehouse Managers to gain the insights necessary to create metrics to track performance, which are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs). Modes of transportation used in terms of costs and delays associated with each.

The 6 Top Supply Chain Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Hero of Their Company

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. In other words, the simple act of providing reports to executives and upper-level managers could be considered a form of data visualization, and better reporting will be a fundamental improvement in supply chains throughout 2018, explains Craig Guillot of Supply Chain Dive. Lean processes are standard in supply chains, including logistics, but 2018 will see a gradual transition to elastic logistics.

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Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. From the perspective of Logistics, understanding digitization is particularly relevant because much of the information logistics requires is in analog format. Haslam College of Business, April 2018). Why should Logistics Care about Digitization? Logistics is a highly procedural function with clearly defined responsibilities and performance metrics.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

Whether you are a retailer, carrier, cloud services provider, or eCommerce merchant, Amazon not only effected the landscape of e-tail but the landscape of shipping and logistics as a whole. Amazon also plans on investing in trucks and planes, in addition to its Amazon Flex program, and even to outsource its logistics to other merchants as a way to offset its own shipping costs. Freight Logistics Omnichannel Small Package amazon effect

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13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Managing the complexity of global transportation requires human capital, time, and/or money.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

percent from the first quarter of 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Align metrics and incentives with unique e-commerce goals. The post Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Distribution E-Commerce Logistics Manufacturing

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Completed in 2012, the ERP project forced the company to standardize organizational design, roles, and metrics. Hong Kong has a lot of city transport, lengthy lead times, containerized products, and is much more fragmented when compared to the North American market. Change in logistics cost or production cost based on implementation, for example, accumulates with time. Nick Lynch is the Global Excellence Manager at Shell Lubricants, a division of Shell Global.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

Cerasis

Meanwhile, more companies are turning to entities outside of the company, like third-party logistics or integrators (3PLs and 3PIs) to manage omnichannel supply chains , reports Maarten Baltussen of Supply Chain Digital. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

Teresa spends a bulk of her time recruiting the top talent in the transportation technology & solutions world, and as you’ll hear, a whole lot more. Why company culture is something that shippers should ask about when looking to hire a transportation management partner like Cerasis. How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Use metrics and Big Data analytics for performance measurement and improvement, explains Inbound Logistics. Integrate ALL SYSTEMS, including last-mile delivery and the transportation management system.

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

They multiplied three commonly-used metrics for measuring truckload performance to identify the Leaders: First tender acceptance (FTA). Of course, the key to being able to do all this is to have data from a transportation management system, or TMS — your own, or your 3PL’s. He currently supports strategies designed to enhance the realized value that logistics operations have on supply chain and business initiatives.

5 ways TMS transforms Logistics Managers' jobs

Abivin

That’s where the need for Transportation Management System (TMS) comes into play. A survey featured in Logistics Management shows that just 35% of shippers are using TMS in their supply chain. Logistics managers need to realize that adding TMS instead of headcount can be the right way to grow their business. Instead, you have reactive transport commands that are fast, efficient and very easy to work on. All these saving can be beneficial for every logistics manager.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. From the perspective of Logistics, understanding digitization is particularly relevant because much of the information logistics requires is in analog format. Haslam College of Business, April 2018). Why should Logistics Care about Digitization? Logistics is a highly procedural function with clearly defined responsibilities and performance metrics.

Warehouse Management Proficiency Through Mobility Technology

Cerasis

The Problem: Warehouse Managers Overlook the Value of Mobility Technology Warehouse managers are faced with endless pressures to move more products, reduce labor and carrying costs, increase perfect order metrics, and meet increasing consumer demands. Influence Your Operation With Mobility Technology Today The key benefits of mobility in improving warehouse management proficiency can be applied to every activity in a warehouse, from inbound logistics to last-mile delivery.

WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations

Cerasis

WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Furthermore, track the return on investment (ROI) of the system with KPIs and metrics. A 2002 Material Handling and Logistics magazine article cited multiple problems with WMS implementation. 5 Considerations appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The demand for seamlessness in omni-channel supply chains increases more as time progresses.

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13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Managing the complexity of global transportation requires human capital, time, and/or money.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

Better transportation planning. Understand transportation and logistics constraints, and work with third-party logistics suppliers and shippers to gain more visibility into the process. For example, analyze the impact of late deliveries, transportation constraints such as driver shortages, and weather disruptions. Optimize to reduce transportation spend, while maximizing shipment efficiency.

The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages , shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today. With increasing customer demands — likely driven by consumers’ experience in the B2C environment — , customer service has become a key differentiator in the transportation management game.

Reverse Logistics: Who Does it Well?

Logistics Bureau

This article was first published in the July / August 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. It would be tempting to think of reverse logistics as forward logistics done backwards. Reverse logistic isn’t simply a reverse gear. Reverse logistics can also have a dramatic effect on steering a company’s fortunes. Reverse logistics is therefore worth doing, and worth doing properly. This also qualifies as reverse logistics. Logistics

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” To get an expert’s response to that question, I interviewed Michael Falls, Senior Manager of Operations at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. Over the past few months, I’ve posted about what you need for transportation success: 1. Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management”. Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration”. Does your technology support transportation excellence?

What Retailers Learned About the Future at RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018

BlueYonder

The 2018 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference was a great opportunity to hear what retail leaders are focused on, and excited about, as we chart the future of our evolving industry. What are the cost and logistics challenges around same-day fulfillment? – Challenges Ahead in 2018. Low unemployment and an aging population are likely to remain issues in 2018.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons). Between 1996 and 1999, nearly 37,000 metric tons of bananas in Australia were lost yearly because banana growers lacked an adequate mechanism to communicate with packing facilities.

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Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

This article first appeared in The Loadstar on June 8th, 2018. While electronic passenger tickets were introduced in 1994 and reached a 97% penetration rate by 2007, the eAWB standards was adapted as an IATA standard in 2010, and adoption in 2018 still hovers at 53%. Amazon, the kings of automation built a $780 billion dollar empire on automated customer service…and their customer satisfaction metrics consistently outperform every other industry.

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