Transportation Procurement in India


By Linsa Godwin Sathiamoses | Consultant, Transportation, Chainalytics | Procuring transportation services is an important activity on the supply chain calendar. It is also one area where every procurement manager thinks he or she is doing a good job, until proven otherwise.

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How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

In addition to the procurement executives, I also got to meet Captain Dick Phillips, the captain of note in the film “Captain Phillips” We had a chance to talk about his experience, and he also presented to the group about the incredible experience he went through. Chris Sawchuck from the Hackett Group interviewed three heads of procurement from three large companies, and asked an important question. Does procurement add to top line revenue.

Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In America alone, consumers purchase more than $500 billion worth of Chinese goods per year. China #Import #Export #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Freight. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management China Export Freight Import Logistics SCM supplychain

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How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management


Key factors influencing inventory levels, supplier quality, demand forecasting, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, production planning, transportation management and more are becoming known for the first time.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainability is created in the jungles of Latin America. Responsible Sourcing isn’t just about sourcing and procuring goods and services in a more sustainable manner, but also about ensuring external suppliers are aligned and committed to the same principles and values.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016. So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 percent in December from November , with December 2015 freight shipments down 2.0

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus

Supply Chain Game Changer

I consulted with some of the contacts I’d built at the executive level across North America. We’ve built a peerless network in the areas of Procurement, Logistics, Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, Planning, and other functional areas in Supply Chain. Subscribe Here!

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


consultation firm, runs four ‘Logistics Briefing’ newsletters: Global, Americas, Asia/Pacific and Mergers & Acquisitions. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints.

Why Truck Drivers are a Vital Part of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In truth, many aspects of everyday life are made possible through the supply chain industry, with trucking alone responsible for 70% of America’s freight volume by weight. Freight markets analyst Chad Prevost explains that this nascent technology will more likely make truck drivers’ lives easier and safer instead of replacing them altogether. SCM #SupplyChain #Transportation #Logistics #Freight #Shipping. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry


Passage and implementation of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was supposed to give America’s shippers and carriers an opportunity to boost revenue and improve capacity through federal funding. Transportation management technology evolved throughout 2016.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

This week, Uber Freight announced a similar solution called Powerloop. The system will initially be focused only on intrastate loads in Texas, but the company plans to expand beyond Texas in the coming months, says Max Pike, strategy lead at Uber Freight.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?


The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight. Blockchain Eliminates Uncertainty Blockchain has great potential in eliminating counterfeit products and tracking freight, which costs upward of $250 billion annually, reports Share America , as well as manufacturing, processes.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot in 2017, with two major acquisitions announced last year, including Descartes’s acquisition of MacroPoint in August 2017. Visibility Enables Faster Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash processes : for example, you can leverage Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) and geofencing to initiate invoicing and payment process. . is what drove the first wave of demand for real-time freight visibility solutions.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Local drivers tend to transport freight across short distances, sometimes with multiple deliveries. Economic factors in the EU combine with cabotage to impact truckload procurement professionals: Cabotage makes drivers and equipment more readily available throughout Europe.

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement


While some retailers, including Sam’s and RadioShack, have closed significantly more stores over the last year, consumers are flocking back to brick-and-mortar stores, says DB Schenker Americas. To stay competitive, logistics companies will begin offering more unique services, such as invoice auditing, automated freight classification, better rates on dimensional pricing, and a host of last-mile services , which Amazon has already taken great strides in with the creation of Amazon Key.

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Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. According to the American Trucking Association, in the USA trucks move 11 billion tons of freight each year; deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage; and deliver to the 80 percent of U.S.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

Execution (Tendering, Dock Scheduling, Track & Trace, Freight Audit & Pay). “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

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


Then we will cover in subsequent posts what are the benefits of using EDI in transportation along with a transportation management system, we will debunk a few myths, and then we will end the series by highlighting how a shipper at Cerasis used EDI to reduce freight expenditures and resources.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

This assessment identifies the most important capabilities for which the newly divested company needs to account, which may include functions such as Procurement, Purchasing, Accounting and Supply Chain Operations itself. Made between a buyer and seller, a TSA sees that the ‘mother-ship’ provides support to the divested company over a defined period of time, with services such as accounting, IT, procurement and human resources, among others.

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Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

He is responsible for manufacturing, procurement, supply chain planning, logistics, quality, social responsibility and final product engineering. . “When I ask my team about customer service, I get high-five reviews. When I meet with my customers, I get thumbs-down feedback.

The Financial Dimension of Supply Chain Visibility [Episode Highlights]

Talking Logistics

To find out how having supply chain financial visibility can improve contract negotiations, and to learn how technology can help shippers gain financial visibility across global supply chains, I spoke with Larry Lewis, Kewill’s Senior Vice President, Americas on a recent Talking Logistics episode. This is where financial visibility – especially from an accounting or procurement perspective – plays into the organization.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations


Shipping Overseas Anyone who has shipped freight by air or sea can attest to the fact that international shipping is complex — in no small part because of the rules and regulations around certain goods. shipments for the sole reason that they’re coming from America.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. Our folks have spent much of the last 45 years on factory floors across America.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. In the meantime, companies need to make sure they have the most talented negotiators and leaders heading up their procurement and supply chain functions.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times.

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

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019.

What is 4PL and 5PL? – Everything a Wholesaler Should Know


This includes any logistics activities outsourced to another business: warehousing, transportation, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. This could be warehousing, transportation or freight forwarding. Introduction.

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Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unfortunately, it’s the best way to describe what is happening right now in the air and ocean freight markets. Usually, this is roughly how a typical busy season goes: Air freight. Ocean freight. Ocean volumes gathered momentum starting the last week in June, and air freight volumes started increasing in mid-July. The situation is especially serious in the Transpacific (Asia-North America) lane because of the sheer volumes that are moving.

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?


According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy. According to Michael Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, the difference in fuel economy between the best and the worst driver can be up to 25 percent. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo. Lean is a new way of doing business.

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Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

Their cloud-based platform reliably manages and optimizes over $10 billion of annualized freight spend for their customers. “We Kewill MOVE® is a comprehensive supply chain platform that enables shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and customs brokers to move product around the globe. “We New components, like LeanDex for freight rate indexing, have applicability across many of our 7,500 customers.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

” Peter Smith adds, “We’ve probably come to a point where pretty much every sentient senior procurement person understands how important supplier and supply chain risk is — to us as professionals, to our organizations, even to the wider economy and society. As the British journalist Rose George documents in her book Ninety Percent of Everything , some 100,000 enormous freight ships transport 90 percent of the world’s trade.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. From freight consolidation services to electronic invoicing, Purolator’s efforts in driving sustainable solutions across the supply chain have been instrumental in Echo’s continued focus to reduce its carbon footprint.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America. The railroads had lost most passenger business, and freight business was regulated and operating at a loss. There is increasing pricing power, and on average a 2-4% increase in freight demand – which is outpacing the supply of truck capacity due to limited drivers.