Freight Procurement Tips with Trent Morris

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WHAT ROLE CAN PROCUREMENT PLAY ON FREIGHT EXPENDITURE? Let us listen to our favorite purchasing and procurement consultant, Trent Morris, as he gives tips on freight procurement. Watch the video below: Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out? Robobyrne: Procurement Tips. Supply Chain Secrets: What is Procurement vs. Purchasing?

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

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Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of The Hackett Group has recently released their analysis of their procurement benchmarking database. Important Digital Procurement Trends. What Is Digital Procurement?

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Featuring Our 10 Best Warehouse Order Fulfillment Articles!

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Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Our latest “Featuring” series article covers the topic of Warehouse and Distribution Centre order fulfillment. So take some time and check out our very best Warehouse and Distribution Centre fulfillment articles!

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How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs!

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Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Ocean freight article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios at Freight forwarders and shippers/BCO s are on a constant quest to have a better understanding of their ocean freight costs and ultimately have larger margins. Freight costs are considered by many forwarders and shippers to be a major part of their total shipment cost. Here are 15 tips for lowering ocean freight costs.

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Procurement Challenges Condensed


Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. Basing this on the many articles I have read covering this subject. I rapidly came to the conclusion that these articles were excellent at the helicopter view of the challenges, however seemed unable to apply categorisation to the challenges. These two procurement domains have distinctly different challenges.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

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This article explores 10 possible areas in which can help at each stage of the flow in Supply Chain Management. Procurement. Procurement can also have RPA do dynamic searches of websites to source or conduct market research for future buys and tenders. Freight Management.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

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A significant paradigm shift in procurement and inventory control is an emerging area of focus. The short-term strategy to build resilience, is to focus on three major elements, essential to keep freight moving. . Boost agility in logistics: multimodal solutions to combat increased freight costs and limited capacity. Article July 2020

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Blockchain Comes to the Freight Industry

Supply Chain Brain

Fuller, who is also chief executive officer of freight market analytics provider FreightWaves , saw the suitability of a technology that originally was created to support the trading of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. There was a perfect storm in terms of interest in the technology and how it would potentially impact the freight industry,” Fuller says. As it stands today, however, blockchain isn’t a solution that can be instantly embraced by the freight industry.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

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In our article “ What Exactly is Supply Chain Management? Supply Chain involves planning, execution, physical flows of goods, the flow of information, processes, financial management, sourcing, logistics, procurement, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, repair and recycling, business management and much, much more. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

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Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Argentus at [link] , a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. A new article in Harvard Business Review has been generating some automation-related controversy in the Supply Chain Community, as well as lots of buzz and interesting conversation. Companies will always need people who can build relationships with vendors when conducting large-scale Procurement.

Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

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Choosing freight carriers is not the easiest of tasks, so it’s understandable why companies often overlook the need for a freight review , even when such an undertaking is long overdue. Read and Heed the Signs that Freight Review is Due. But how do you know when it’s the right time to conduct a freight review? You’ve lost touch with (or have never really explored) developments in the freight service market. Changes in freight-rate structure.

Freight Industry Insights – FreightPOP Interviews Mike Mortson

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Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Freight Industry article originally published by FreightPOP. We recently interviewed Mike Mortson, founder of Supply Chain Game Changer, about the trends he sees in shipping and freight.

It’s Time to Welcome The Supply Chain CEO!

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Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. An article in the Wall Street Journal called Supply Chain the hot new MBA , outlines how more and more future business leaders are also coming around to seeing the function as a career of the future.

Are you a Game Changer? Tell us your Story!

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As you complete the form and tell us about your Game Changing activities we ask that you consider the following guidelines: Guidelines: Articles should be at least 1000 words long. SupplyChain #Leadership #supplychainmanagement #procurement #purchasing #logistics #freight.

10 Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined!

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Choose the technology path that fits within your means and consistent with the current state of your operation. Check out our article Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company! on this very subject. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #IoT #AI #Logistics #Freight #Procurement.

Solving Franklin’s Freight Dilemma: Cure or Prevent Disruptions?

Supply Chain @ MIT

This may be a great rule of thumb for life generally, but not necessarily for freight transportation. Is it more important to prevent disruptions from occurring by building robustness into a freight network (i.e. The struggle to find a balance between robustness and flexibility led a research team at the MIT FreightLab to investigate whether Benjamin Franklin’s advice is right when planning the movement of freight. Read the full article here. . Road to resilience.

7 Essential Attributes of Strategic Supplier Partnerships!

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In a previous article about supplier management , I suggested that the more a supplier tells you that they are strategic, the less they really are. Whether the phrase refers to sourcing, procurement, relationships, or other matters, its use is prevalent. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

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Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . Logistics #Freight #SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #HumanResources. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? (Video)

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What Exactly Is Procurement? Our most popular blog article of all time on Supply Chain Game Changer was the article What Exactly is Supply Chain Management? supplychainmanagement #scm #supplychain #procurement #logistics #distribution #purchasing #technology. Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Procurement Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Management Technology Distribution Logistics Purchasing SCM supplychain supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here!

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Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

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Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at It’s become the keyword that you see in article titles and hit like or share when scrolling by?—?so 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. procurement #sourcing #purchasing. Subscribe Here!

Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes

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Article originally published and provided by [link]. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management Leadership Quotes SCM supplychain supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Inspiring Olympic Quotes! “If

16 Questions that Keep Supply Chain Managers Up at Night! (Infographic)

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Questions that keep Supply Chain Managers up at night article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Katherine Barrios at Are you preparing for your freight procurement negotiations ? Do you have the data you need to identify improvement areas in your freight procurement strategy? Do you understand the risks that the current market climate can pose on your supply chain and freight procurement strategy?

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

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Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Katherine Barrios at Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Extreme weather represents one of the most significant risks to ocean freight on the globe. Someone with malicious intent could bring down entire supply chain networks and force freight rates to skyrocket.

Seasoned Leadership In Action™ – Our 2018 All-Star Leaders!

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The Interview series has proven to be phenomenally popular with our readers with many of these Interviews being amongst our most viewed articles of all time. leadership #executive #supplychainmanagement #procurement #logistics #distribution #purchasing #humanresources. Freight and Logistics Human Resources Interview Procurement Supply Chain Management Technology Distribution Executive HumanResources Leadership Logistics Purchasing supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here!

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – Our 2018 All Star Leaders!

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The Interview series has proven to be phenomenally popular with our readers with many of these Interviews being amongst our most viewed articles of all time. leadership #humanresources #supplychainmanagement #procurement #logistics #executive. Freight and Logistics Human Resources Interview Procurement Supply Chain Management Executive HumanResources Leadership Logistics supplychainmanagementSubscribe Here! Email Address.

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

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IMO article and permission to publish here provided by Jenish Sheth. Under this regime, the primary responsible party in the freight market will be the vessel owner or operator. will also need to update freight tariffs accordingly. Preparing for a New Marine Freight World.

A Strategy for Shippers When Markets Telegraph Lower Freight Rates

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When broader market rates for truckload freight change significantly, shippers can find themselves paying prices for shipments well outside of what current market rates should dictate. It would seem, shippers are currently experiencing this situation today as the markets telegraph lower freight rates. Here’s the rundown of today’s rate environment and what smart shippers can do to protect their freight spend.

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

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As I was looking to augment the content of Supply Chain Game Changer I was aware of the great articles that Argentus published on their blog to advance the profession. We’ve built a peerless network in the areas of Procurement, Logistics, Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, Planning, and other functional areas in Supply Chain. Do you want to focus on the Procurement side of things, or more on the Logistics and Planning side? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Our 2019 Top 10 List!

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Here at Supply Chain Game Changer our fundamental mission has been to share experiences and expertise in the areas of Supply Chain, Logistics, Distribution, Procurement, Business, Human Resources and more. With new articles provided to us every week our audience is allowing us to share ever more engaging content and their incredible intelligence for the benefit of all. We extend our thanks to all and invite everyone to submit articles for our consideration. Hey Procurement!

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

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There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. Our first belief is that the future Supply Chain must be based on a “Don’t Touch” philosophy, which we discussed in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Inventory Management and more are most often activities assigned to some internal organization.

ThankX Delivery Services!

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ThankX article and permission to publish here provided by Bruce Leto Jr. Inventory is held and procured from local corner stores, delis, pharmacies (CVS) and larger entities (such as Giant, Whole Foods, etc.), Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Retail Supply Chain Last Mile Deliver

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

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It includes functional areas such as Procurement, Purchasing, Freight, Logistics, Planning, Material Handling, Inventory Management, Cash Flow Management, Quality Management, Diversity, Customer Support, Systems Design and Deployment, Business Process Engineering, and Business Management. We discuss this in our article Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future! . The Hottest Jobs in Supply Chain and Procurement! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


The newest addition to the scene, the WSJ’s Daily Logistics Report combs through the business and logistics articles published by the WSJ team, providing a daily email at 6am EST with key information. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Ocean freight is split into 14! News item are more of a supply chain than a freight focus. Freight Dawg.

Our 2018 Top 10 List (Part 2)!

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As 2018 comes to a close we offer a list of the Top 10 most viewed articles that we have published over the last half of the year. When you look at this list you will see that there is a common theme amongst most of the articles. For instance, the term “Supply Chain Management” itself has innumerable definitions and our article What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? proved to be one of our most popular articles ever. What Exactly is Procurement?

5 Supply Chain Mistakes that Handicap Business Performance

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A Lack of Freight-cost Knowledge. You might be surprised at the number of manufacturing and sales organisations that lack understanding of the freight transport market , especially the factors which drive carriers’ costs and hence the rates they charge their clients. It’s because an understanding of freight service providers’ costs and rates is essential if you don’t want to pay over the odds for shipping your company’s products.