Transportation Procurement in India

CHAINalytics

By Linsa Godwin Sathiamoses | Consultant, Transportation, Chainalytics | Procuring transportation services is an important activity on the supply chain calendar. By all accounts, shippers in Europe and the Americas are using transportation and analytics […].

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

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Implementing proven procurement processes for oilfield trucking. 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.

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. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI was first developed in the 1960s with the objective of speeding the movement of shipping and transportation documents.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

Transportation will become more variable; and even scarce. Work closely with transportation carriers. Last year transportation price increases were 2-5%.) Use your transportation optimization systems to minimize dead miles and give carriers early notices of loads.

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.

The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

EcoVadis

What does this momentum tell us about the state of sustainability this year – and what does the current landscape specifically mean for procurement teams? Costly trade wars are turning the global trade landscape into an all-out battle, particularly between America and China.

BluJay Improves Position on Completeness of Vision Axis in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems Compared to Previous Year

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – May 28, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announced that BluJay has improved its position in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems” 1 on the “completeness of vision” axis compared to the previous year. BluJay’s Transportation Management is a leading SaaS TMS platform for companies managing their own freight across all modes of transportation around the globe. “We

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

IQMS

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.

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Transportation management technology evolved throughout 2016. The IoT Became a Core Concept in Transportation Management Technology. Increasing urban mobility and accessibility of shipment routes are driving forces of IoT use in transportation management technology.

Manufacturing Gains From Machine Learning

IQMS

Machine learning is predicted to reduce costs related to transport and warehousing and supply chain administration by 5 to 10% and 25 to 40%, respectively. Honeywell is integrating AI and machine-learning algorithms into procurement, strategic sourcing and cost management.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 A few years ago, when the market was similar to today, I wrote about a Fortune 500 company that could have saved millions of dollars in transportation costs by putting its freight out to bid. How should shippers and carriers respond to the ebbs and flows of the transportation market?

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. 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. This is impacting how you think about managing the network, and in procurement.

Retailer Finds Savings in Carrier Costs

Retail TouchPoints

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Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload Procurement

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload Procurement

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

One area where significant waste exists is transportation management. Simply put, many oil and gas companies manage their transportation operations in a highly decentralized and fragmented manner with little or no technology. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

HCL Tech signs global alliance agreement with JDA Software Group

Supply Chain Network

This announcement expands HCL’s existing relationship with JDA thereby extending HCL’s offerings in professional services for industries such as retail, manufacturing, CPG and life sciences for the Americas and the Europe. The alliance addresses the unique supply chain challenges for business in the areas like planning, procurement, production, distribution, warehousing, inventory, transportation and customer services.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

or Canada, make certain to watch our video on customs best practices with Ben Bidwell, director of North America customs and compliance, in order to better understand requirements, expectations and regulations for PPE.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a Procurement sourcing methodology which entails taking into account all aspects of doing business with a supplier, not just unit costs. This Supply Chain mapping must also include your transportation service suppliers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Solving the Emerging Market Packaging Puzzle

Supply Chain @ MIT

It’s a complex question, especially when each component cost is taken into account, such as the cost of handling outer packs at the production plant, distribution centers and retail stores, inner pack handling at DCs, transportation costs, and the cost of opening outer or inner packs at DCs and retail outlets. The most striking savings were associated with the transportation of finished goods to end customers and the handling of inner packs in DCs.

Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

Talking Logistics

For the last couple of decades transportation management systems (TMS) have revolutionized supply chains, helping companies streamline their logistics processes, achieve greater visibility into their operations and save significant dollars on transportation. You go from Europe to the Americas to Latin America to APAC with your transportation needs and there are all sorts of very specific requirements, whether tactical, operational or strategic.

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

Talking Logistics

Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA.

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? First, let’s define TMS – this is the software used to manage purchased transportation. When the implementation team doesn’t know what they don’t know.

Resin prices vary a lot more than you think! RTi helps you understand why.

NC State SCRC

RTi, based out of Forth Worth, TX, is working with NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, attracted by our strong program in procurement and supply chain, the focus on analytical thinking and modeling, and the mix of engineering and business students who work on projects with our industry partners. Pete shared with me that “we need to bring in young people who have an interest in procurement, because most of the information we develop is used in procurement negotiations.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Panalpina has procured extra flights for its charter operation while DHL Global Forwarding announced earlier this year that it would deploy a second dedicated Boeing 747-400F — ACMI-leased through Atlas Air — to connect the US, Europe and Asia.

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL

NC State SCRC

The Van Horne Institute is recognized both within Canada and internationally as one of North America’s leading research institutes focused on transportation, supply chain and logistics, regulatory affairs and information and communications, as measured through its contributions to the strategic decision-making and implementation processes in the public and private sectors. policy and transportation.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. North America Market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors.

FreightWaves Live Recap: A Logistics Technology Renaissance

Transplace

And while there are three major components of the company, the Transportation Management System (TMS) portion of the business is perhaps the most critical. The transportation industry is currently in an exciting and revolutionary time. Transplace is a top 10 brokerage in North America.

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

Jack Hughes sought me out because during this period in the 1970’s, price controls were coming in off of the extreme shift in the cost of oil America was experiencing. This impacted transportation costs, resins, chemical feedstocks, and a whole bunch of other areas.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. Such providers understand domestic transportation issues, and can plan to develop long-term solutions to complex local distribution challenges. Procurement will play a key role in monitoring supply base conditions.

Optis Consulting

ivalua

OPTIS Consulting is a premium consulting firm focused on Source-to-Pay Transformation Services in North America. Our clients are procurement visionaries who expect a committed, flexible consulting partner with leading edge technical skills and a proven method of achieving measurable outcomes. The OPTIS team is comprised of supply chain and procurement experts who understand your processes and utilize Source-to-Pay platforms as tools to drive value across your organization.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

We are pleased to provide another transportation market update for you this week. Toward that end, I would like to ask you to join us in helping our partner , Feeding America, by supporting and providing meals to local food banks across the U.S. Business - Transportation

Retreads are Good For Truckers…and Good for the Environment!

NC State SCRC

The American Transportation Research Institute estimates that of the total cost per mile of driving a rig that drives between 80,000 and 125,000 miles per year, the average cost (including drivers wages and benefits) is $1.593 per mile, or which tire cost are $ 0.043 a mile, and fuel costs are $.403 In North America, the trucking industry saves more than three billion dollars annually by using retreaded tires.