Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Earlier we discussed the fact that the “procure to pay” business transaction cycle includes transportation events such as tendering, pick up, in transit, dock scheduling and deliver along with full track and trace. Automobile Auto automotive demand-driven logistics

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. It’s about creating a common cross-company basis that integrates all participants on a procurement or distribution level. Inventory and transportation costs are reduced significantly, while production processes are accelerated and delivery times are decreased.

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

New Department of Transportation regulations for driver hours-of-service have impacted driver productivity, requiring more drivers to make up for the decrease. Ben Cubitt is senior vice president, procurement and engineering at Transplace. Current Capacity Outlook.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Today I want to talk about the challenges faced by today’s automotive suppliers, and why a network model for their supply chain can help. Ship according to a latest set of transportation routing instructions. This transaction is represented by the “procure to pay” cycle.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

What is driving logistics in the automotive industry?


The Forum Automobillogistik 2019 in Munich provides the answers: Supply chain digitization brings together manufacturers, suppliers and transport service providers (Picture: © BVL / Kay Bublitz) Digitization is in full swing For some time now, approaches such as artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things have left the scientific and university sphere. The post What is driving logistics in the automotive industry?

Driving Profitable Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Nation

An emerging technique called flowcasting converts this sell-through forecast into requirements such as DC-level capacity and staffing needs, transportation and manufacturing capacity needs — all in view of end-customer demand. As an example, having visibility into the raw material needs at a global level provides significant leverage for the procurement team with key suppliers.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding


Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond. Automotive and Manufacturing – The automotive sector is another area that can benefit from blockchain, particularly the reverse logistics chain, including repairs and maintenance. The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over.

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

This impacted transportation costs, resins, chemical feedstocks, and a whole bunch of other areas. Later when I worked at Chrysler, we were the first automotive company to leverage the steel buy.

Big data and supply chain optimization: Illusion vs. reality


My next blog will examine the logistics and transportation industries. automotive OEM and their suppliers) practices of the past. In the last three to five years, something has changed in conversations about supply chains and logistics.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More


This is not limited to small items, and it includes major sectors of the economy, like the automotive industry. Integrate supply chain systems into a single platform, providing a combined approach to management of product lifecycles from procurement through reclamation, recycling and disposal.

Our Walk In The Fog

Supply Chain Shaman

The transformational wave is slowly transforming the automotive industry from a focus on selling “rides” versus the purchase of an automobile. Redefinition of Transportation Management. This is the start of the definition of outside-in transportation processes.

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Logistics Center of Excellence: Delivering Value to Organizations

Talking Logistics

Properly implemented, a Center of Excellence provides insight to needed data on global and domestic transportation, warehouse management, distribution, and more. It’s really about much more than transportation and distribution.”.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014


Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. We had a great turnout with over 250 logistics managers, supply chain officers, and those in the transportation world registering and attending the webinar.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016


A recent report by Frost & Sullivan, “The Future of Parts and Service Retailing in the Automotive Aftermarket” , predicts that by 2025, 10 to 15 percent of all global parts sales will be made online.

The Future of Energy for Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Today, manufacturers located in multiple geographies are faced with complex energy sourcing options affected by various procurement and billing requirements and the ever changing local/state/federal legislation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

Bindiya Vakil ( @BindiyaVakil ), Resilinc CEO, notes, “Supply chain, sourcing and procurement professionals are on the front lines of managing global trade risks for their companies. The American Journal of Transportation reports supply chain risk management company Resilience360 also published a list of the Top 10 Supply Chain Risks for 2019.[3] In professional football, a quarterback can “take a knee” while holding the ball to end a play and down the ball.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


Transport Intelligence, the well-respected U.K. Transport Topics. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking. American Journal of Transportation. Air Transport World.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

She is a global executive with a wealth of experience in leading procurement operations, business outsourcing, transformation and technology across industries. It is no longer sustainable for companies to delay the enhancement of their procurement and supply chain organizations.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

A similar race is on to expand beyond the usual set of industries — namely, Automotive, High Tech, Retail, and CPG — and establish a leading presence in historically underserved and underpenetrated vertical industries, such as Oil & Gas and Chemical.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Within that framework, we provide specialized, transportation and transportation management, crossdocking, packaging design and management, and lean consulting services. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016


The use of reverse logistics provides a myriad of benefits to include: Reduced administrative, transportation and aftermarket support costs. or a defective automotive piece of equipment can be remanufactured giving life to the equipment, allowing it to be reused or resold.

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Supply chain events calendar Europe for 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Procurement Transformation Summit. 4th Automotive Today & Tomorrow. Logitrans, Transport Logistics Exhibition. Did not have or make enough time to attend any events this past year?

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Supply Chain Career Changes – How to Get In, Get On, and Get What You Want

Logistics Bureau

The variety of functions involved – product design, procurement, warehousing, production, transport, distribution, sales, for instance – encourages demand for new employees and multiplies possibilities for moving around inside too. Transportation (transportation manager, fleet manager).

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm


As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1992, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative. An automotive executive recalls how difficult this was given the technology limitations that existed in the early 1970’s. In logistics, the focus became on centralization of distribution centers and warehouses to drive optimization in transportation routing, reduce inventory carrying and handling costs across the system.

Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics costs share of overall revenue is as low as 4% and 6% in the electronics and automotive industries, respectively. Two out of three respondents stated that their company’s logistics capability is negatively influenced by poor transportation infrastructure, which is a problem particularly in emerging markets. Proactive strategies should include research and development, procurement, production and sales.

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How to Get the Benefit of GDPR for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Your Japanese automotive company supplies customized versions of its cars through its dealers to fans across the world, including European countries. The automotive company described at the start of this article is an example.

Supply Chain and the Internet of Things – Towards New Paradigms

Logistics Bureau

Supply chain visibility in transport can be through GPS, RFID and in-vehicle monitoring technologies. Input from transport fleets can show estimated times of arrival. As a more specific example, an automotive manufacturer can use the IoT in its plants to optimise vehicle body painting.

Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Automotive. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In order to compete in todays environment, companies have realized the importance to shrink manufacturing and transportation lead times through effective planning and logistics management which is possible only through integrated systems. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us.

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Supply Chain View from the Field

Logistics costs play an important role in reducing overall costs; their share of overall revenue is as low as 4 percent and 6 percent in the electronics and automotive industries, respectively. Two out of three respondents stated that their company’s logistics capability is negatively influenced by poor transportation infrastructure, which is a problem particularly in emerging markets. Proactive strategies should include research and development, procurement, production and sales.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Once again, German automaker BMW is the only automotive manufacturer on the Top 25 list this year, which Gartner attributes in part to its reputation as the most sustainable automotive company, at least according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Department of Transportation to ban the product from air transportation.

Supply Chain Strategy Doesn’t Deliver


The first trend arose from the evolution of companies looking to further lower their cost structures through outsourcing warehousing and transportation management activities previously run in-house by company personnel. Secondly, the services already outsourced to logistics providers, namely international freight and ground transportation, were seeing a rise in overall global volumes fueled by manufacturers and shippers flocking to low-cost country sourcing. Executive Summary.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Automotive. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. We came up with an action plan of having a MDM Quality Report based on Product-Locations master data, Transportation Lanes & Production Process Models (PPM) master data from APO Production environment. Dumps of Product-Locations & Transportation Lanes were taken and queries were designed to check some basic parameters. About Us.

Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Automotive. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Slotting, Yard Management, Labor management, transportation management, Returns Management, Reporting, Enhanced Task Interleaving, etc. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines.