7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging. Given the current market conditions, it is more critical than ever to elevate transportation procurement from a tactical to a strategic level. Adopt performance metrics for carriers.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers.

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Supply Chain at Your Fingertips

Logility

Bryan Ball highlighted the top disruptive supply chain trends including the increasing speed of business, talent and training, and measurement and metric alignment. Cloud. Mobile. On Demand. Analytics Everywhere.

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Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common? Moving forward, BASF is working on different projects to improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, like track and trace for products from BASF to end users and transport visibility.

How Data Drives Corporate Sustainability

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

According to Boston Consulting Group , those asset managers likely to take advantage of data, machine learning, and AI are will more likely thrive in the future.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. They also lack process controls and metrics. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2 Today is September 11. I never forget.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Lab is part of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. The other members of the consortium are the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which leads the current initiative, the Boston Children’s Hospital, Avenir Analytics, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

One is time to recover (TTR), the time it would take for a particular node in the supply chain — a supplier facility, a distribution center, or a transportation hub — to be restored to full functionality after a disruption.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize. And because transportation costs are easily one of our bigger expenses, we’re always looking for ways we can do things more efficiently.

High-Tech Nation: How Technological Innovation Shapes America’s 435 Congressional Districts

Cerasis

iconic places, such as the Route 128 tech corridor around Boston, Massachusetts; Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and, of course, California’s white-hot Silicon Valley.