Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now. Consider how these issues will impact your carrier rates and learn why now is the ideal time to benchmark and bid your rates with the help of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I interviewed Robert Byrne, Founder of Terra Technology , on the results of their fourth benchmarking study on forecasting excellence. The work done by Terra Technology, in my opinion, is one of two accurate sources of benchmark data on forecasting in the industry.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Figure 1, companies in North America rate agility as 13% more important as an attribute for their supply chain than companies in Europe. Agility Importance: North America and Europe. Companies want to be agile.

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.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

Three weeks is substantial and may tip the hand to reshore more manufacturing into North America. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. I am recovering from bronchitis. I am reflective as the rain sheets down my window. My travels this week took me to California and Boston.

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

According to the report, Demand Planner Benchmark – Survey 2013: Current Practices and Results, more than half of companies in North America and Europe (52%) view demand planning as “just a stepping stone to other roles in supply chain or finance.”

Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is primarily coming from North America and Europe, but these are the continents that represent the lowest levels of growth for supply chain 2020 (see figure 1). Global multinational companies have a dilemma.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

Benchmark supply chain operations. QAD provides training on behalf of AIAG and Odette in North America, Eastern Europe and Asia/Pacific. What is MMOG/LE?

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Mike Challman is Vice President of North American Operations at CLX Logistics, LLC , where he leads ChemLogix’ Managed Services throughout North America, including freight management operations, benchmarks, bids and carrier procurement, rail fleet operations and brokerage services. A divestiture is a major transition that impacts all areas of a business, including supply chain reliability and efficiency.

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Closing the Gap Between Supply Chain and Business Strategies

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Using its benchmarking and survey tools, the Consortium conducted a survey about aligning supply chain strategy with business strategy. However, global companies’ responses are higher on cost reduction, inventory, customer service, and profitability compared to North American companies.

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, Omitracs has been a leading telematics solution provider for more than 25 years, serving over 2,500 private and for-hire fleet customers and more than 270,000 vehicles throughout North America and Latin America.

Senators introduce DRIVE-Safe Act hoping to address shortage of truckers

EFT

The apprenticeship training program aim to create cross-state safety standards and performance benchmarks. Indiana is the Crossroads of America and the truck driver shortage has a significant impact on our state,” said Senator Young. “As As home to three inland ports, nearly 4,000 miles of rail and over 12,000 miles of highways, Oklahoma is rightfully recognized as and benefits from being one of the nation’s leading transportation hubs and America’s Corner.

Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership to gain new industry insights in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

This is an extension of the Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs survey that we’ve run in North America for the past eight years,” comments Chris Poole, Research Director at Gartner. “In

8 Numbers That Are Just As Important as the Rate

DAT Solutions

With DAT RateView, you can compare contract and spot market freight rates on more than 65,000 lanes in North America. Best Practices and BenchmarksBut sometimes, that's not even the most important thing it can tell you.

Hot Market Maps: Capacity at a Glance

DAT Solutions

Hot Market Maps provide: Load-to-truck ratios—the number of loads posted on DAT load boards vs. the number of trucks available—for 155 distinct freight markets across North America. Best Practices and BenchmarksWhere to find Hot Market Maps.

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.

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New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

From a global view, survey participants from North America believe their supply chains are of greater value to their companies than do the rest of the world. Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is the premier source for supply chain benchmarking and best practices knowledge.

Three Key Factors Purchasing Teams Should Consider for 2018 Risk Management Strategy

EcoVadis

Examples might include FSC for fiber-based products, REACH registration of chemicals in Europe, or EnergyStar for appliance makers in North America, and so on. Actionable results, benchmarks and feedback.

E-commerce Surge Requires Flexible, Customer-driven Fulfillment Centers

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins supports clients in achieving profitable growth in all areas of global supply chain and market growth strategy, organization, operations, process improvement, technology implementation, material handling integration, and benchmarking and best practices.

Kinexions, a tale of growth and potential

Kinaxis

by Trevor Miles I’m on my way back from Tokyo where I attended our user conference, Kinexions Tokyo , in Japan, just 5 weeks after our Kinexions North America user conference in San Diego. Or, as Angel Mendez of Cisco likes to say, yesterday’s stretch goal is today’s benchmark.

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Resin prices vary a lot more than you think! RTi helps you understand why.

NC State SCRC

RTi bring together an analytical network that spans the globe and 20 billion pounds of transactional benchmarks, which gives them the ability to bring knowledge and transparency to clients and a clear vision regarding the resin markets. Market drivers such as feedstocks, exports, pricing benchmarks, supplier actions, producer inventory levels and operating rates all have an impact on the price of resin.

Investing Available Capital in the Right Supply Chain Initiatives Creates Operational Value

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins supports clients in achieving profitable growth in all areas of global supply chain and market growth strategy, organization, operations, process improvement, technology implementation, material handling integration, and benchmarking and best practices.

Tompkins International Selects 3G Continental from 3Gtms

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins supports clients in achieving profitable growth in all areas of global supply chain and market growth strategy, organization, operations, process improvement, technology implementation, material handling integration, and benchmarking and best practices.

Is Robotic Process Automation the Optimal Route to the Supply Chain Dream?

EFT

Primary Event: The 20th Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Précis: Can machine learning in combination with robotics transform logistics? Manufacturing, logistics and transport businesses have long dreamed of rolling out the perfect supply chain operation, systems and strategies.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

Charlie Wilgus is the General Manager of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Executive Search Division at Lucas Group , North America’s premier executive search firm.

Tompkins International and One Network Webcast: Explore Taking Supply Chain Visibility to New Heights

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Tompkins supports clients in achieving profitable growth in all areas of global supply chain and market growth strategy, organization, operations, process improvement, technology implementation, material handling integration, and benchmarking and best practices.

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) is clustered around five major regions: North America; Latin America; EMEAR, including Russia; South Asia and East Asia. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional.

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Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

It is an illustration of how on-demand warehousing is being used across North America—enabling FLEXE customers and partners to view a benchmark of marketplace data. We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. Here are the numbers.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

providers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, as well as other locations throughout the. Dan Albright, Vice President and North American Supply Chain Leader at Capgemini Consulting. Collins, Managing Partner, Transportation & Logistics – Americas, Heidrick & Struggles. 2,258 logistics executives from both 3PL users and providers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and was 307th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking. The North Bend facility is always full of lifting equipment.

A Wish for 99+ Percent Customer Service

ToolsGroup

Diageo North America , the world's leading premium drinks business, did the same. The "perfect order" is a benchmark of supply chain performance. For example, one consumer products company I know has a dedicated organization of 23 expediters, just for North America.