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Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid

CHAINalytics

If your company has decided to tender its freight to secure new contract rates for 2021, you’ve got your work cut out for you. This is especially true when it comes to figuring out the lanes and volumes to include in the bid.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Getting the raw materials needed to maintain production is one of the most important parts of the whole supply chain. However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. Cloud-based systems offer many benefits throughout the procurement supply chain, reports Procurious HQ.

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2017, and over 360,000 page views on those posts alone. We added nearly 7,000 subscribers to the blog and featured over 35 guest bloggers. . The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of xeneta.com. Important Digital Procurement Trends. What Is Digital Procurement?

Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond

ToolsGroup

Over the year, COVID-19 introduced even greater complexity into the already difficult work of supply chain planning–and changed supply chain from a practitioner-focused topic to everyday dinner table conversation. Digital supply chain transformation will accelerate.

Transportation Portfolio Diversity is the Antidote to Volatility

CHAINalytics

Freight transportation is constantly defined by the ups and downs of the market. The pandemic has underscored this reality, and many are wondering if it is time to exit the rollercoaster ride and find a more efficient way to manage freight costs and capacity on an ongoing basis.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018

Cerasis

Today, we start our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.”

Transportation Portfolio Diversity is the Antidote to Volatility

CHAINalytics

Freight transportation is constantly defined by the ups and downs of the market. The pandemic has underscored this reality, and many are wondering if it is time to exit the rollercoaster ride and find a more efficient way to manage freight costs and capacity on an ongoing basis.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

How COVID-19 Has Affected U.S. Trucking Rates—Will it Last?

CHAINalytics

But what about freight transportation rates? Blog Feature Supply Chain Consulting Transportation COVID-19 covid19 Freight Market intelligence Freight Rates Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing truckload freight Truckload procurement

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Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to 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.

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening , here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals. 5 supply chain and logistics podcasts. Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights. Supply Chain Brain. Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

Agile Supply Chain VS Efficient Supply Chain

DynaSys

This is true for everyone, and supply chains are no exception. An agile supply chain requires the ability to rapidly identify, evaluate and execute alternative supply chains scenarios. Supply chain experts have traditionally focused on efficiency and consequently pursued the lowest unit cost dream. Agile supply chains exist almost as the antithesis of efficient supply chains. FROM EFFICIENCY TO AGILITY.

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019: What’s changed?

CHAINalytics

The post 7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019: What’s changed? Blog Feature AI Artificial Intelligence Blockchain dedicated fleet Freight Rates macroeconomic trends tms Transportation Procurement Transportation Ratesappeared first on Chainalytics.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. I firmly believe that the rebound of the economy requires strong supply chains, but to make this happen, we need to turn our backs on historic practices and innovate new ways of working. Restarting the Supply Chain.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Kuebix at [link]. Check out Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future! In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. The post Supply Chain Predictions! Subscribe Here!

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. As COVID-19 continues its malevolent spread around the world, concerns grow regarding the continued impact on supply chains and business continuity. Commonly companies will use a “firefighting” response in times of supply chain disruption in order to meet service levels.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

Inspirational Supply Chain Quotes

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Internet of Things (IoT) will change the supply chain. If your supply chain runs without many problems you either have a great supply chain or running very fat.” ~ EverythingSupplyChain.com. “A Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as his tactics is totally useless.” ~ General George S. Supply chains are everywhere. Supply Chain is like nature, it is all around us.” ~ Dave Waters.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Reducing Driver Detention at The Home Depot: A conversation with Ron Guzzi [Podcast]

CHAINalytics

Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation carrier management Carrier Relationships driver detention dwell time Freight Procurement shipper of choice the home depot transportation management Transportation Optimization Transportation ProcurementThe post Reducing Driver Detention at The Home Depot: A conversation with Ron Guzzi [Podcast] appeared first on Chainalytics.

Supply Chain Compensation is on the Rise!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Argentus at [link] and permission to publish here provided by [link]. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. This week saw one of the year’s most highly-anticipated releases in the Supply Chain industry: the Institute of Supply Management (ISM)’s annual salary survey. It’s pretty common knowledge by this point that Supply Chain professionals are in high demand.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Supply Chain blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? But, Wait.What is the Digital Supply Chain?

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Are We Facing the End of Supply Chain Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. Is Your Supply Chain Ready To Recover? 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. So is Supply Chain Management on death’s door?

Reducing Driver Retention at The Home Depot: A conversation with Ron Guzzi [Podcast]

CHAINalytics

Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation carrier management Carrier Relationships driver detention dwell time Freight Procurement shipper of choice the home depot transportation management Transportation Optimization Transportation ProcurementThe post Reducing Driver Retention at The Home Depot: A conversation with Ron Guzzi [Podcast] appeared first on Chainalytics.

A Trucking Economics Lesson: How rates will respond to market changes in 2020

CHAINalytics

At Chainalytics, many of our clients and partners come to us for supply chain and transportation prognostications year after year. (So So much so that our freight benchmarking group developed a new … The post A Trucking Economics Lesson: How rates will respond to market changes in 2020 appeared first on Chainalytics. It’s that time of year when everyone is publishing their predictions for what the new year will hold — in whatever industry they work.

10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain

DynaSys

A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – COVID-19 and Resilient Supply Chain. In this series, discover how the COVID-19 pandemic gave us the keys to build a resilient supply chain and add value to our Supply Chain.

Transportation Procurement in India

CHAINalytics

By Linsa Godwin Sathiamoses | Consultant, Transportation, Chainalytics | Procuring transportation services is an important activity on the supply chain calendar. It is also one area where every procurement manager thinks he or she is doing a good job, until proven otherwise. The post Transportation Procurement in India appeared first on Chainalytics.

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How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain. It stands to change the game as we know it by giving companies a better way to ensure traceability throughout vast supply chain networks. In order to properly disrupt the supply chain of today, you need to know everything there is to know about it. At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation. Freight Hub.

Coronavirus reminds us to review supply chain continuity plans

NC State SCRC

The most critical outcome of this issue is the tragic loss of life, but for those who work in supply chains, it is also a time to “dust off” your business continuity plans, and begin to think through how the virus may spread and impact your business enterprise. China is the epicenter of global manufacturing, and as a result of quarantines and shutdowns, major portions of their supply chain will be cut off from the rest of the world.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

Managing supply chain SLAs have the added complication of geographic and cultural barriers. In response, supply chains have relied on a series on defined terms for use in international SLAs, Incoterms. The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Change is inevitable in modern supply chain management, and risk management is essential to success. Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Understanding the top 10 global supply chain risks can work to reduce their impact. As explained by Lucy Dixon of Supply Chain Digital , economic instability represents another threat to global trade.