Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. Writing a book is a labor of love. It is my second book. To give readers a sneak peek for the book, here I share my interview with Peter.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. Although only 31% of Freightera carriers are SmartWay certified, these carriers book 78% of the loads.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

When you look at your business in a cold, hard way, you’ll also unearth existing business you have on the books that’s actually cost prohibitive. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

JDA “Writes the Book” on Supply Chain. February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent.

Lifelong Learning Through Books

Supply Chain Nation

We know it can be tough to find the right gift for a new graduate, but since continuous learning is a component of JDA’s core value of Relentless, I asked several senior women leaders at JDA to recommend books that enlightened, inspired or helped in their continuous career journey. This book takes a look at how habits are formed and how they can honestly be interpreted and used by individuals, companies, communities and even the U.S. Amy Drevna, GVP, Sales, North America Retail.

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My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I held my new book in my hand. I am now an author of my third book. Tomorrow, I have a call with a manufacturing company to answer the question, “ What is the most important concept in the book?” The book is a story of a fictional client by the name of Joe.

Tackling Item Complexity

Supply Chain Shaman

I am working on my third book. One of the most read case studies written for my first book, Bricks Matter, is a case study on managing item complexity. Personalization. Market microsegmentation. New product launch.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. …I hope that this exuberance spills over to North America to rethink the port systems. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something).

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Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

Freightera

May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight marketplace, celebrated its 4th birthday today as it booked over 10,000 shipments.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). The TMS allows the shipper to then book the freight no matter what mode, ensuring that transportation management goals are met.

A Surprising Career Journey

JDA software

She handed me a book on immigration which is when I realized she didn’t mean Visa the credit card. I read the book, started meeting with attorneys and learned all I could. Anna Cruz, vice president, Human Resources, has been with JDA for more than 20 years.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. When you book a FTL shipment, you are getting the entire truck/container for your shipment alone.

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

In America today, 76% of the teenagers are on social media, 78% carry a cell phone, and 93% can access a computer at home. In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports. They allow shippers to see which trucks are close to their location and then book directly in just one click without having to use a broker. In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace.

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Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

I was sitting at my kitchen table attempting to write a celebratory book on the 30th anniversary of supply chain management. When I sat down to write the book, Bricks Matter, I believed that companies had used supply chain technologies to reduce operating margin and improve inventory turns.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

For brokers in particular, who are facing margin compression and increased competition from digital freight startups, the ability to have forward visibility to capacity and book loads faster and more efficiently will be critical for success moving forward. The further out you book freight, the less expensive it is,” explained Cicerchi in a video interview I conducted with him at the user conference. Book a carrier faster and with fewer phone calls.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I am currently collecting case studies in supply chain leadership for my next book Supply Chain Leadership Matters to publish in 2016. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is currently working on her third book, Leadership Matters.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

As the bricks and mortar retailer is attacked by eCommerce pure plays—Amazon in North America, Alibaba in China, and Flipcart in India—assortment and excitement in the store become paramount to lure customers. Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

Export bookings have also been tight on capacity, and certain export trade lanes have required advanced booking to ensure space. One best practice for shippers to consider is booking 3-4 weeks in advance to secure required export space. The more time in advance you can book export space, the better off you are at ensuring you’ll be able to meet the required sailings and thus the delivery requirements of your overseas customers.

Keith B. Carter on The Path to Actionable Intelligence

AIMMS

His book. Keith, as someone who has worked with companies in multiple regions (Europe, North America, Asia), how do you see the adoption of analytics evolving? In America, for instance, anyone who went to engineering school in the 80s and 90s was doing modeling on a computer.

10 things eft’s been reading this week

EFT

Disposable America. First plastic bags, now plastic straws. It seems like consumers are waking up to waste and reuse in their products and the supply chain.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Many have deployed cloud technology platforms to serve as an easy-to-use, transparent tool to facilitate bookings and shipping documentation. Prior to GT Nexus, Michelle was Vice President of North America for Inttra and Vice President of Sales and Business Information Systems for Maritime Direct in New York City.

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Table 1, companies that rate themselves as more effective meeting their inventory goals are more likely to be located in North America than Europe. I remember the plane ride well. My career was in transition.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Integrates Its Freight Collaboration Platform With Active Aero Group’s Technology. The project is part of a collaboration between UC Berkeley Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology and Volvo Group of North America, sponsored by Caltrans and the U.S.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. And as they start booking carriers, the pool you draw from will dwindle. First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. And as they start booking carriers, the pool you draw from will dwindle. First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Annette Clayton’s vision as a newly minted SVP of Supply Chain (now COO for North America) is coming to fruition. Focus on any one metric on the effective frontier throws the supply chain out of balance and decreases value as measured by market capitalization or price-to-tangible book. Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it? A cute press release ginned-up by an aggressive marketing group at a software company.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Best in class shippers plan forecasts at least three months in advance and book ocean space between two and three weeks—sometimes more—before they need it.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Best in class shippers plan forecasts at least three months in advance and book ocean space between two and three weeks—sometimes more—before they need it.

Banyan Technology partners with Pierbridge to share logistics capabilities

EFT

This has connections to hundreds of local carriers across North America, enabling 3PLs to rate, book, and track both pickup and delivery of their first- and last-mile services in real time. "We Banyan will offer its live connectivity platform and Pierbridge its Transtream Parcel TMS enterprise shipping software with the aim of expanding their service provision to 3PLs.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Best in class shippers plan forecasts at least three months in advance and book ocean space between two and three weeks—sometimes more—before they need it.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. Two books on McLean are published in 2006, marking the 50th anniversary of the first commercial intermodal container service. The History of the Shipping Container.

NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, there are a couple of laws on the books where Congress gave the President the ability to adjust tariff levels in response to economic threats from abroad.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. And as they start booking carriers, the pool you draw from will dwindle. Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them | Transportfolio.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

Price to Tangible Book Value. Capabilities for planning in North America and Europe, as shown in Figure 7, are greater than the growth economies. Lora has written the books Supply Chain Metrics That Matter and Bricks Matter , and is writing her third book, Leadership Matters.

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