[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage


We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries


The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. In this e-Book, we will explore emerging technologies and applications which will forever change the industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation forever. Technology’s Role in Procurement. Download the e-Book Below. The Future of Our Industry Is Now.

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017


Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below. One of the core trends you’ll see weaved thru out this year’s “Trends” e-book ( you can download last year’s here ), is a stronger focus on the fundamentals such as adhering to risk management, collaboration, focusing on your core, and using expert vendors to achieve your goals. We hope you enjoy this new e-Book. e-Books Logistics Supply Chain

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5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. In Search of Best Logistics Books In order to help you develop your skills, we would like to introduce you to the best logistics books to keep within reach. Logistics books listed here share the same characteristics, it provides basic information that is practical enough to read and understand. We try to shy away from the math-heavy book as much as possible.

Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.


A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?


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 Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far


Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management. From transportation management trends to creating a competitive logistical edge. e-Book] 8 Big Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping.

[e-Book] How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry


We introduce you to part 2 of our e-book series The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics. But, with any procurement or outsourced partnership, after you’ve successfully on boarded the partner, in this case a 3PL, you then have to make sure that not only is the 3PL giving you the shipper the most value, but you must also hold the 3PL accountable and effectively manage the relationship. 3PL e-Books Logistics

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Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

Specifically, the company deployed a Vendor Interaction Portal (VIP) powered by Elemica to exchange documents like purchase orders and invoices with suppliers (for direct procurement). Time Slot Booking/Optimization (aka “Dock Appointment Scheduling”) Delivers Cost and Productivity Savings.

S&OP: Five Steps to Get Started

Supply Chain Shaman

For most companies, greater economy of scale is possible through the global management of procurement and transportation and local management of sales, manufacturing and customer service. Improving Price to Tangible Book Value. It is Sunday. Today, I assume a familiar position.

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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.

Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

Talking Logistics

The quest to identify and achieve transportation cost savings is an ongoing one for transportation and logistics executives. It’s also a focus area for CEOs and CFOs because of transportation’s impact on the bottom line.

Finding Global Transportation Optimization Opportunities

Talking Logistics

When considering your global transportation network, do you have the infrastructure needed to effectively and efficiently optimize it? Will you need to procure equipment and bookings using forecasts, then re-plan again with the actual orders? Software that was truly designed for multimodal, multi-leg transportation optimization can uncover new ways of moving freight around the world.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them


And as they start booking carriers, the pool you draw from will dwindle. The key to understanding this is that carriers work diligently to pre-book the next load and even another one or two after that where possible. First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them


And as they start booking carriers, the pool you draw from will dwindle. The key to understanding this is that carriers work diligently to pre-book the next load and even another one or two after that where possible. First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us.

The 4 Key Processes Enabled by a Transport Management System (TMS) in 2015


We continue our series on the “State of the Transportation Management Systems” today with our post on the 4 key processes enabled by the use by shippers of a transport management system or TMS. A Transport Management System brings Needed ROI & Efficiency.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. As opposed to increasing ports to ship massive containers of bulk items, regions like North Carolina need to think differently, and to consider new possible locations for transport-driven logistics portals statewide.

The Baby Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

plastics, wood) result in an endless array of toy and book products. Product design, market research, supplier selection, product testing and qualification, supply and demand planning, distribution, logistics, transportation, and reverse logistics are all Supply Chain functions.

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Don’t Fear Optimization (It’s Just a Word)

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is the forward I wrote for a new textbook published by MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor) on “ Modern Technology for Transportation Optimization ,” which is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Our transportation operations are simple and straightforward.”

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

There may be instances where you will have to work more closely with carriers and book further in advance to ensure you can meet critical deliveries. If you fail to book in time, you may miss your delivery deadlines, or will have to use an expedited shipping method to meet them.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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.

Global TMS: An Always-Evolving Roadmap

Talking Logistics

This complexity is certainly evident in global logistics and ocean shipping, where shippers encounter many barriers to enabling a streamlined process, including: Inefficient Processes : A lot of shippers resort to manual processes to procure capacity and communicate shipment details with the many parties involved in ocean movements. Drayage Management : Inability to synchronize ocean booking with drayage loads for seamless movement between land and sea.

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What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #Logistics #Freight #Purchasing #Procurement #Business.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.”

Why We Bought Freightquote

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Most do not have the deep infrastructure to source transportation services in a multitude of lanes. As a result, customers can go to the site, get a quote, and book a load in a completely self-service platform. Ecommerce is going to be a bigger part of future supply chain services.

The 5 Levels of Supply Chain Transparency!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The book sparked consumer concern, which prompted the Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act ( Linich 2016 ). Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? . SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #IoT #Digital #Business #Leadership #Logistics #Procurement. Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Technology Business Digital IoT Leadership Logistics Procurement SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Lots and lots of articles point to the fact that its from the French word " Logistique " which first appeared in the book " The Art of War " in 1838 by Baron Henri de Jomini who was the general in French army during Napoleons time. Image credit Google Books. Image Credit : Google Books.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

I consider her the best in the biz for transportation management consulting. Ellen’s was to design and execute the transportation planning logic. in to transportation management to drive routing information and booking optimization).

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017


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. As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection.

Supply Chain Visibility Not Just a Requirement for the C-Suite, But a Responsibility in Management


Better wages for truckers will attract more individuals to get their CDLs which will benefit the growth of transportation networks and provide additional availability from more truckers. Data can indicate issues with procurement , product quality, and delivery.

Expert insights: An interview with entrepreneur & author Vivek Sood

DELMIA Quintiq

Vivek is the managing director of Global Supply Chain Group and author of three books on global supply chains. I’ve written about this at length in my books and spoke about it in my presentation in Singapore. This is an area of focus in my forthcoming book “Unchain Your Corporation.”.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017


Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The third issue is the lack of understanding that global processes–to maximize the economies of scale in transportation and material buying–need strong governance. This allows shared services of procurement and transportation to function smoothly to achieve the economies of scale.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

Demand for these solutions, from both shippers and brokers, continues to grow because companies want to identify and implement better ways to plan and execute their transportation and logistics operations, which is what ultimately delivers value. Visibility Enables Faster Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash processes : for example, you can leverage Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) and geofencing to initiate invoicing and payment process. .

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Panalpina has procured extra flights for its charter operation while DHL Global Forwarding announced earlier this year that it would deploy a second dedicated Boeing 747-400F — ACMI-leased through Atlas Air — to connect the US, Europe and Asia.

[WHITE PAPER] Background, Challenges, Process, and Best Practices for Full Truckload Shipping


This is a must read for those manage transportation, especially over the road modes like Full Truckload, to stay on top of their games! The Process of Booking a Full Truckload Shipment properly. In the modern era, it can be difficult for shippers to identify the best way to achieve cost savings, reduce risk and ensure optimal use of time in the procurement of transportation. . Freight Full Truckload Logistics Transportation Management White Papers

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

We consistently see that companies focused on functional excellence–a focus within a functional silo like manufacturing, transportation or distribution– or singular metrics– like inventory or costs– underperform against their peer groups.