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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.

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. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant.

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

Cerasis

“The Freight Project Podcast” – Episode 5 – Hannah Testani, Intelligent Audit, COO – How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data In this episode, Hannah and I will talk about how she got involved in the logistics industry and how she, as COO, is positioning Intelligent Audit for the future aiding her father who founded the company over 20 years ago. 8 Big Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping.

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

Cerasis

E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. percent from the first quarter of 2018. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. These include: Define shipping solutions and customer strategy simultaneously.

[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The Role of Transportation Management Data for Improved Carrier Relations In this episode Kevin and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson discuss how transportation management data aids shippers & carriers to forge fact-based, transparent partnerships to aid in beating a capacity crunch. Transportation Management Data Resources. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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.

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. Top 10 Talking Logistics Posts in 2018. 2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise.

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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. Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems

Cerasis

While ERP systems provide excellent tools to manage accounting, human resources, customer relationships and more, they considerably lack the tools needed to properly manage transportation. TMS is most important for increased capability When asked what features were needed to increase SCM capability, 92 percent of respondents named transportation management as either critical or important. These reports are created by analyzing all your transportation data.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are the ones that caught my attention: Maersk and IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). This is self-contradictory,” said Jansen at the [Global Liner Shipping Conference]. More than 154 million shipping events have been captured on the platform, including data such as arrival times of vessels and container “gate-in”, and documents such as customs releases, commercial invoices and bills of lading.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. LTL freight carriers normally transport small shipments of freight from many companies. When companies opt for LTL shipping, they are charged for the section of the semi-truck that their freight takes up. Get better shipping rates.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

On the other hand, only 8 percent of companies that were rated by their executives as less than significantly above average on supply chain-related metrics have the same performance. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Design of the Supply Chain Each company should carefully develop the architecture of its supply chain in terms of location of warehouses, shipping routes, and other critical considerations.

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. It supports the ability to consolidate multi-vendor/PO shipments to optimize total shipping costs.

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. The Growth of Parcel Shipping on the Rise Thanks to the Amazon Effect Overall, parcel shipping is growing at a robust 10-percent clip as all other freight modes are basically flat, growing at a very modest 1 percent.

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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?” It is rare today to read the Wall Street Journal or listen to an earnings call without hearing about the impact of rising transportation costs. The second question we get is what strategies can we implement to lower our transportation costs.

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

Cerasis

If the customer uses online and in-store shopping to make a purchase, shipping and pickup options should include A, B and C. If only online shopping is used, shipping options may include B or D. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Leverage Inventory as Data When systems communicate, they create inventory data, but actual inventory can be turned into data points and metrics to understand the flow of products.

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. Best Practices Are for Maximizing Warehouse Space Embracing Big Data analytics and supporting omnichannel fulfillment options—including ship-to-store and storefront-as-a-distribution-center—can help warehouse managers fully utilize available space.

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. It supports the ability to consolidate multi-vendor/PO shipments to optimize total shipping costs.

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

Kinaxis

Better transportation planning. If there is too little inventory, you risk not having product on the shelf and losing market share, or increased costs for expedited shipping. 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.

Safety Stock Calculation For Your Wholesale & Distribution Business

EMERGE App

You are wholly dependent on your suppliers, both local and overseas, to produce and ship the goods that you carry. The damage and closures caused by major storms can close down factories, damage infrastructure and put a stop to air and road transport. The formula is simply the difference between your average sales and maximum sales, allowing for production and shipping time. It takes about 30 days to make them in the Australian factory and then ship them to your warehouse.

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”. How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage”. Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration”.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

With maritime transport growing at an average rate of over 8.5 percent per year, over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea for a total of 23 million tonnes of cargo traveling by ship every day. Shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and third party logistic firms are currently spending millions of dollars in resources on ‘estimating’ important metrics such as container Estimated Time of Arrival (ETAs).

Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

While the perfect storm of record-low unemployment and rising fuel prices driving transportation costs may prove to be temporary, it is clear that food shippers in particular must expand their use of technology to remain profitable and competitive in the coming years. Surging demand is also pushing up the cost of for-hire transportation.”. For details specific to your food shipping challenges, request a consultation today.

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Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Haslam College of Business, April 2018). Logistics is a highly procedural function with clearly defined responsibilities and performance metrics. While the Logistics transactional activities – such as freight quotation management, freight contract management, shipment execution and transportation tracking – are important, in and of themselves, these individual activities fail to deliver to their potential if they are not orchestrated, synchronized and communicated.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Transport network disruption. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. West Coast Port Strike Disrupts Shipping Lanes. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

To gain insights on that question and more, Adelante SCM and BluJay Solutions conducted a web survey of supply chain and logistics professionals in March 2018. Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, August 2018. Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, August 2018.

Why Samsung Might Turn to Blockchain for Its Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

In total, the company’s logistics division, Samsung SDS, will take on 1 million shipping units and 488,000 tons of air cargo. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. SC Analysis & Consulting High-Tech/Electronics All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Global Logistics

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Best Practices to Improve Your Truckload Service and Price

TMC

While shippers face the difficult market conditions of tight capacity and increased consumer demands, they are also being challenged to find transportation cost savings and improve customer satisfaction. states to identify which attributes and best practices separate shipping “Leaders” from the “Laggards.”. In the research, using transportation providers with focused roles in the route guide was one of the strongest indicators of performance.

Best Practices to Improve Your Truckload Service and Price

TMC

While shippers face the difficult market conditions of tight capacity and increased consumer demands, they are also being challenged to find transportation cost savings and improve customer satisfaction. states to identify which attributes and best practices separate shipping “Leaders” from the “Laggards.”. In the research, using transportation providers with focused roles in the route guide was one of the strongest indicators of performance.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. All these goods have to be transported on time from their supplier or manufacturing location — often at the other end of the world — to the stadium or the athletes’ lodgings. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. Multimodal transport: A multi-layered, connected carrier network is essential.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“A 3PL can provide a range of fulfillment services, from setup, to shipping, to customer service. “By keeping an eye on these warehousing metrics, you can map out an error-resistant fulfillment process that moves from order to delivery as efficiently as possible. ” — 7 Metrics You Need to Streamline Your Warehousing Processes , Aero Fulfillment; Twitter: @AeroFulfillment.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. Trucks, Ocean Freighters, Planes, Rail, and Vehicle transportation all consume energy in the provision of their services. From an environmental standpoint this usually creates the need for intercontinental and transoceanic transportation, which by definition is a driver of carbon emissions. are generated by transportation. Subscribe Here!

5 fundamental ways to reduce Last mile Delivery Costs

Abivin

The term “last mile” is more than just a buzzword in the logistics and supply chain industry, concerning the transportation of goods to the final destination. You can measure your fleet performance with 5 key metrics for last mile delivery. However, the inefficiency of delivering goods and difficulties in reaching end users trigger last mile problems by dint of high transportation expenses.

What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 2)

E2open

Thursday 1 March 2018. Traditionally, data from Walmart and other retailers has been used by account teams to confirm the achievement of metrics and service-level agreements (SLAs), cross-check penalties computed by retailers and identify root causes of shortfalls such as inadequate supply, insufficient forecasts, or warehouse or transportation delays. Tight delivery windows and the inability to ship early mean that expediting alone will no longer suffice to avoid penalties.

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What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 2)

E2open

Thursday 1 March 2018. Traditionally, data from Walmart and other retailers has been used by account teams to confirm the achievement of metrics and service-level agreements (SLAs), cross-check penalties computed by retailers and identify root causes of shortfalls such as inadequate supply, insufficient forecasts, or warehouse or transportation delays. Tight delivery windows and the inability to ship early mean that expediting alone will no longer suffice to avoid penalties.

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