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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Read the full article here. .

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right. Use of Freight Rate Benchmarking.

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Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Our vision at TRAMES, is to reduce global trade barriers through digitalizing international freight and transportation. TRAMES is all about International Freight Orchestration (IFO). a) Across the various actors in any single transport chain. c) Digital Freight Forwarders.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . The new year will then bring series on trends and on the state of some of the business functions and technology used in proper transportation and logistics management. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015.

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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The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re In late February, LeanLogistics introduced LeanGlobal , a new TMS module that facilitates ocean freight transportation (see my comments at the time), and last week the company announced LeanFleet , a tool designed to streamline fleet planning and execution.

The Benefits of Maintaining Transportation Sourcing Analytics through a Platform Dashboard

CHAINalytics

By Venu Gadde | Senior Consultant, Transportation | Chainalytics A typical transportation sourcing process involves the following: a bid tool or platform which collects rates from suppliers, data exportation into Excel for supplier analysis and feedback, and finally, the Negotiation and Awarding stages.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

Freight Rates News October 2015

Freightos

Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. And as freight innovators ourselves, we love seeing more innovation. Freight Rates News that rates for freight and logistics trends – October 2015. Freight index jitters. Seemingly all international freight indices are down. This is good news for international freight forwarders.

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. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The article goes on: Last March, the U.S.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

The key difference between the two can perhaps be explained in the following example: A 3PL provider working with a paint manufacturer may package and store products as well as transport them to retailers and/or customers. Ambient and/or temperature-controlled storage of supplier freight.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)! Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Aaron Anderson at JW Surety Bonds. The transportation industry has seen a rapid influx of interest and growth over the last several years, and this includes the professionals who work as intermediaries between shippers and carriers. Currently, more than 17,000 freight brokers work in the United States, either as independent businesses or as part of a team.

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

<strong><em>If you think the price of fuel is the only element driving freight costs higher – </em><em>Think again! </em></strong> Introduction. The latest Master of Logistics 20 th Annual Study of Transportation and Trends Study reports that in 2011 the highest percent of transportation costs was ground freight at 76.1%, of which US long haul trucking holds a major position at 64.4%.

Trucking Market Q1 Update and 2021 Freight Outlook

Zipline Logistics

It was a tale of two freight markets during the past year due to the global pandemic that reshuffled consumption and commerce. We saw historic freight lows in the winter and early spring, followed by landmark highs in the summer and the remainder of the year.

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. A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored. The framework for creating a truly viable transportation visibility blockchain network is within our grasp.

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. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. Hand them to a carrier to transport to a plant: add another block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Figure 1 illustrates an example of blockchain (click the download button at the end of the article to view the illustration). Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. No source vendor means there is no need for a recurring contract or service provider relationship.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

Abivin

As a big manufacturer, they follow a strict logistics process to manage transportation in real-time, which has been proven to improve efficiency and profit. In this article, we will take a deeper insight into how one leading brewery company can effectively manage all contracted transporters in real-time. Image Source 2. How the company manages all contracted transporters in real-time a. Image Source d.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. A DSS-based model synthesizes information from a wide range of sources and help managers to make decisions.

China-Europe rail freight up 47%

EFT

Intercontinental freight travelling between China and Europe has increased dramatically as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Blank sailings by major cargo lines to support fragile shipping rates and a mass cull of air freight capacity, as commercial airlines stopped flying, created major headaches for many supply chains, particularly for those trying to ship time-sensitive loads.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This has proved to be a major source of risk. Poor business continuity planning, lack of risk management programs and single source suppliers, have magnified the impact of such risks. Build-In supplier network redundancies: Single-source dependency is high risk.

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Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Smart use of Blockchain : Use of blockchain allows organisation to become more compliant, transparent and create traction in new types of services, such as mobile freight brokerage systems, smart contracts to replace service agreements. Article July 2020

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. It removes age restrictions on interstate transportation by licensed commercial drivers and strengthens safety-training standards across the industry. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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SAP and Uber Freight announce link-up

EFT

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP ) and Uber Freight today announced that Uber Freight will be integrated into SAP® Logistics Business Network. This will let customers access transportation rates from Uber's digitally activated carrier network, gain real-time quotes and book freight capacity. This is an industry-first integration for Uber Freight. Click here for original article.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This article explores 10 possible areas in which can help at each stage of the flow in Supply Chain Management. Procurement can also have RPA do dynamic searches of websites to source or conduct market research for future buys and tenders. Freight Management. Article August 202

Blockchain Comes to the Freight Industry

Supply Chain Brain

Just look at some of the names that have joined the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA) since the group’s formation last August: FedEx , BNSF Railway , C.H. 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. For blockchain to become a viable tool for freight, commercial standards need to be put in place.

How Analytics Can Help Shippers Combat Rising Intermodal Transportation Costs

Savi

Intermodal Transportation Landscape In a 2017 American Shipper Report on global sourcing, 58% of shippers indicated that their biggest concern today is rising intermodal transportation costs. percent increase in spending—according to another American Shipper article. These numbers signal a robust year for the transportation sector and the economy in general.

How Artificial Intelligence is Boosting Supply Chain Performance

Logistics Bureau

Transportation Management Solutions (TMS). By integrating AI technology, new platforms are enabling companies to streamline their transportation systems and cut the costs of freight. AI-based applications can extract data from multiple sources and provide answers in seconds.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

GCC chemical industry is not immune to global trade fluctuations, transportation constraints and escalating competition, elevating the importance of supply chains to improve the bottom line. Supporting localisation – To increase resilience, means to decentralise sourcing. Repositioning production plants / source manufacturing closer to end users’ markets, requires investing in regional infrastructures. Article September 2020

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016

Cerasis

2016 will be a defining year for the logistics industry , and transportation management practices must adapt to these changes. Some of these transportation management trends reflect real worries for the logistics industry. However, logistics providers and shippers are starting to understand how to best combat each of these problems through the application of transportation management technologies. Outsourcing of Freight Data and Payment Management.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. Jeff has been a leader in freight logistics since 1992; he is president and CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. domestic freight transportation and logistics.

What the Chinese Shipping Merger Tells Us About the Future of Freight

Elementum

The merger between two Chinese freight shippers points to a lack of transparency and efficiency in the freight industry. The companies, who represent the 6th and 7th largest shippers in the world respectively, will become the 4th largest freight mover once the two have combined. We’ve covered some of the reasons for shipping’s poor demand in our recent articles and videos. Said our source, “the talent is out there, but they just don’t know they can change shipping

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10 Advantages of using a freight broker to find bulk freight carriers

Bulk Connection

From going it alone to using online marketplaces, there is no shortage of methods for moving bulk freight. One of the most steady and reliable of these methods is the use of a freight broker that specializes in bulk. In this article, we’ll take a look at these brokers and the role they can play in sourcing bulk freight carriers for your operation. Bulk Transportation Dry Bulk Transport Liquid Bulk Transport Freight Brokerage

How These 2020 Food and Beverage Trends Will Affect Your Freight

Zipline Logistics

As we head into 2020, it is now Gen Z who is poised to be the largest consumer group in the globe accounting for “$29 to $143 billion” in direct spending, according to an article in Forbes. Let’s take a look at upcoming food and beverage trends and how they will impact transportation in the year ahead. Source: [link]. Just like their traditional animal protein competitors, these products require refrigerated and frozen transport to get into purveyors’ supply chains.