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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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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.

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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

At Supply Chain Insights , as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , in the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famous Harvard Business Review Article, “Triple A Supply Chains.” Reward teams for cross-functional metrics. Focus functional metrics to improving reliability.

Global Logistics and the Transportation Management Center: The Next Phase in Network Agility

Supply Chain Nation

In my previous article on the evolution of transportation management, Driving Value from a Transportation Management Center: Think Global, Act Local , I discussed how transportation best practices were evolving from more rigid, centralized control towers to more flexible and collaborative Transportation Management Centers (TMC). Domestic transportation management systems have sometimes been extended to support global movements as well.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Logistics, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Marketing — these functional groups, for the most part, continue to operate independently from each other, each driven by their own objectives and metrics. For example, I remember speaking with the Director of Transportation Services at a large CPG manufacturer a few years ago. Break down your supply chain functional silos. This advice is not new.

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SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Co-location of supply chains will reduce disruptions, complications with transportations, government regulations, etc. My first Monday in, I asked for a full report of all our supply chain metrics, and my analyst told me he could get it to me by Friday. At Flex, Tom had a scope that included the entire end to end supply chain: procurement, transportation, warehouse management, as well as customer order fulfillment, customer service, procure to pay, and trade relationships.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . Furthermore, pressure on carriers and the transportation industry will result in greater use of elastic logistics methodologies, so supply chain managers must be willing to change and adapt. Supply chain managers refocus their efforts to increase adherence to perfect order metrics and leverage marketing capabilities and capacities to their fullest potential.

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

NC State SCRC

As a member of the Chemical Manufacturers Association, Dow is a participant in Responsible Care, a program initiative that addresses a community’s concerns regarding chemicals, including their manufacture, transportation, use, and safe disposal; health and safety issues; prompt reporting of environmental accidents; and counseling of customers.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

IMO article and permission to publish here provided by Jenish Sheth. This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. million metric tons annually. A vessel provides economies of scale to transport feedstock (crude or other feedstocks) or refined products to market. Environment Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Transportation Freight Management IMO 2020 Ocean Freight

Can Supply Chains Adjust to a Circular Economy Over the Next Decade? Part 2

Enterra Insights

As I noted in Part 1 of this article, analysts at Gartner predict circular economies will replace today’s wasteful linear economies over the next decade or so. Marina Mattos, a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, bluntly asks, “How will such a shift affect supply chains?”[3] The approach involves new procurement methods that promote asset sharing (for example, cars), grounded in new distributed models and infrastructure.”

My Take: E2open Buys Terra Technology

Supply Chain Shaman

As an analyst in the supply chain market for 15 years, I have written many articles on best-of-breed technology companies purchased by a larger company. In 2007-2014 Terra added inventory management, multi-tier demand sensing, transportation forecasting, and long-term forecasting. Traditionally E2open sold to the procurement organization.

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Omnichannel Retail Requires Close Collaboration with Logistics Providers

Enterra Insights

Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics. Finding the Right Transportation. The challenge is to find the most effective and efficient transportation solution to keep customers happy without driving up the landed product costs. ” Deborah Abrams Kaplan ( @KaplanInk ) asserts, “Retailers looking to improve margins could begin by looking at one metric — shipment to orders. ” As I noted at the beginning of this article, omnichannel operations are tough.

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs.

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Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Nation

In a previous article titled “ What Is Preventing Your Supply Chain From Being a Strategic Differentiator? ” In this article, I shall review the factors that set the supply chain leaders apart from the rest and that help drive profitable growth for their companies. Without a shared set of metrics between the commercial and operational teams, it is extremely difficult to get alignment between them.

Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

These can be shift in the channel, issues in manufacturing, increasing variability in transportation, or a shift in commodity prices. Alternate Bill of Materials and Alternate Sourcing: The more alternatives that exist through the manufacturing and procurement processes, the easier it is to design the supply chain to absorb cost and supplier variability. Q: What is the best metric to begin analyzing when starting to evaluate Supply Chain agility?

“Collaboration” is becoming a bad word…in some circles

NC State SCRC

For instance, recent articles in the Harvard Business Review and the Economist emphasize that collaboration has reached the point of “godliness” in modern business, and that managers are overwhelmed with collaborative tools. they estimate the “soft costs” of collaboration are enough to procure a small company Learjet! customer order promising, transportation planning, order fulfillment). The concept of “Collaboration” has been getting a lot of grief lately.

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

EFT

Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. In turn this ultimately will reduce logistics and transportation costs and further drive inventory control measures to new levels. Furthermore, many performance metrics can be implemented in to leading platforms to help organizations achieve goals from the ground-up. 1) Master Your Supply Chain.

What Going Digital Can Mean for Your Warehouse Operation

EFT

Supply chain management is the cornerstone of procurement, production and facilities management. In turn this ultimately will reduce logistics and transportation costs and further drive inventory control measures to new levels. Furthermore, many performance metrics can be implemented in to leading platforms to help organizations achieve goals from the ground-up. 1) Master Your Supply Chain.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

One of the most popular articles we’ve ever done is our look at analyst group Gartner’s annual ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chains. So the CSR score too is more of a popularity contest than a consistent metric. Department of Transportation to ban the product from air transportation. Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

In turn, we also hope to act as a catalyst for supply chain businesses and professionals looking to make the leap into sharing insights of their own; whether they can share new technology use cases, perspectives on trends, valuable data sets or industry initiatives from; sourcing and procurement practices to last mile delivery, – you can see that it’s a really wide reaching and exciting project to launch!

How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI). The best 3PLs use objective metrics / KPIs to measure performance. Original article: [link].

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4 Common Supply Chain Cost Blowouts

Logistics Bureau

While this article is not going to focus on lean practices, the importance of keeping waste and process inefficiencies to a minimum can never be stressed enough when it comes to controlling expenditure and preventing cost blowouts in the supply chain. Implement performance metrics and monitor a selection of key performance indicator. Naturally, there is the direct cost of procuring and holding the inventory. Inefficient use of transportation modes.

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

Unilever has sustainability at the very heart of its business model, extending all the way through the supply chain from distribution to procurement. Suppliers are measured using factual performance indicators covering pricing, quality, innovation, and reliability , to name but a few of the measurement components included in the “McDonalds Supplier Performance Index,” as the suite of metrics is known.

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. 4, Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI). The best 3PLs use objective metrics / KPIs to measure performance.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. The most important measure is the Paydex metric. 4, Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Metrics / Key Performance Indicators (KPI). The best 3PLs use objective metrics / KPIs to measure performance.

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15. If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Source: Evan, Flikr. “I