Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

“A Changing Environment Demands Changing Strategies” – that was theme of the Food Shippers of America 60 th Annual Conference held earlier this month in San Antonio, where more than 950 attendees (including food shippers, consignees, carriers, 3PLs, and technology companies) gathered to discuss emerging trends and leading practices in the industry. The post Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

America’s Manufacturing Future: Hope or Hype?

Enterra Insights

Trade wars, renegotiated trade deals, technology advancements, rising transportation costs, and a growing global middle class have all contributed to a more complex international economic environment. He insists, “The truth is if manufacturing continues to decline, then America will decline.

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Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

Trucking Challenges in North America. But why just in North America? The same applies to automotive manufacturing in Europe, where investing in additional warehousing space is a lot more expensive than the cost of transportation.

Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

People often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities. That was my main takeaway from a conversation I had recently on Talking Logistics with Ricardo Carrion, Senior Director, Operations and Business Development at DHL Latin America. Dealing with this mosaic of operating environments is one of the challenges that shippers and logistics service providers face in Latin America.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

America’s infrastructure , which ranges from bridges to potholes, has an average rating of a “D+.” The problems with America’s infrastructure are not specific to any one state. https://www.whitehouse.gov/campaign/rebuild-america. What’s Next for America's Infrastructure?

DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual

LeanCor

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both. Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insights

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Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing

Cerasis

While this label is fairly clear, a second claim, “Assembled in America,” is a bit vaguer. The post Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored.

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database

CHAINalytics

The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with Truckstop.com’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

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.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

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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Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse. Guest Commentary Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Transportation Transportation Management Systems

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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Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? . Even more, that 12 million figure doesn’t include the jobs created in the transportation of components and finished goods. Made In America is Something to Brag About. Many companies insist on Made in America.

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.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

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. 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. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET.

Dedicated Transportation Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

This coming year, the dedicated transportation market across North America will. Supply Chain Transportation Truck Drivers

Five Main Stakeholders Involved In Transportation Decision

Abivin

There are five main stakeholders involved in the transportation decisions: the shipper, the receiver, carriers and agents, the government and the consumer. To understand the complexity of the transportation environment, it is helpful to be aware of the role and perspective for each party 1.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019. Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape. and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K. and North America. THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH AMERICA.

Today’s Tightened Transportation Market

NFI

1 Economic growth, paired with various other factors such as driver retention, continue to impact supply chains across North America. Although many areas of the supply chain are experiencing a capacity constraint, transportation capacity. Transportation 3pl Supply Chain

5 Ways Shippers are Affected by Green Transportation Regulations

PLS Logistics

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks move about 70% of America’s freight. These vehicles make up about 5% of traffic, and contribute 20% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and oil consumption in the transportation sector.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. Expect Major Shifts in the North American Transportation Market. Kraft is a major shipper in North America, and is very mature at the management of freight.

Five Main Stakeholders Involved In Transportation Decision

Abivin

There are five main stakeholders involved in the transportation decisions: the shipper, the receiver, carriers and agents, the government and the consumer. To understand the complexity of the transportation environment, it is helpful to be aware of the role and perspective for each party 1.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Ecommerce is on the rise in South America. That’s great news for shippers looking to expand their online retail presence in South America. South America infrastructure at port and inland. While surface transportation remains stagnant, ocean freight shows promise.

E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers

CHAINalytics

By Irv Grossman, EVP of the Americas, Chainalytics When you need to know the best way to do something, you learn from the people who are already excelling at it.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019. Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape. and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx resubmitted his and the White House’s highway funding plan to Congress.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?