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5 key metrics for last-mile logistics

Abivin

How do we know if all capacity has been utilized? It is not an easy task, but thanks to the 5 key metrics below, we can better manage the performance of this last mile supply chain. Cost per Km The Cost per Km metric is an easy way to determine the cost it takes to drive a vehicle one kilometer. Fleet Capacity Utilization It is common sense that a logistic company wants to utilize its fleet capacity as close to 100% as possible.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

It was made possible by a foundation of pricing and capacity automation dating back to Sabre’s reservation system in the ‘60s. While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. The post Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind.

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5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? What’s your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Truckload Capacity.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. port capacity and are critical for Asian trade. The flows assume that transportation can move without an interruption. On March 16th-18th, I will be on a book tour in Europe discussing the concepts of Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.

Global Logistics and the Transportation Management Center: The Next Phase in Network Agility

Supply Chain Nation

In my previous article on the evolution of transportation management, Driving Value from a Transportation Management Center: Think Global, Act Local , I discussed how transportation best practices were evolving from more rigid, centralized control towers to more flexible and collaborative Transportation Management Centers (TMC). Domestic transportation management systems have sometimes been extended to support global movements as well.

The state of supply chains: Pharma and the vaccine race part one

EFT

He thinks it will be a larger scale version of a new smartphone launch, “when there is a big sucking sound and all the airfreight capacity goes towards moving that single product”. Jones Shah is also a board member at The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), which is joining forces with Pharma.Aero, a Brussels-based non-profit organization for life science and medtech shippers, to prepare air cargo industry for the COVID-19 vaccine. A crisis in capacity?

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5 Easy Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

TMC

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing—providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indictors of performance in terms of these goals? What is your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Typically, it accounts for the planning of demand, production, distribution, and transportation. Air Freight — Transportation of products via air transportation methods. Capacity — In trucking, the term refers to available trucks in any given market. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. Certainly, Yes and that is, filling up the wasted capacity. . The truck, after dropping off 2000 kilograms in New York, will be left with empty space that can be filled up if we could somehow find out if someone needs around 2000 kilograms of freight cargo to be transported from New York to Atlanta on the same day.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. DSV Panalpina DSV Panalpina is a Dutch logistics company with services offering road, rail, sea, and air transport founded in 1976.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Mounting transportation costs.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Mounting transportation costs.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. Mounting transportation costs.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Announces New Service to Provide Shippers More Truckload Rates and Available Capacity. I’m curious how the 40 percent reduction in transit time was actually achieved since blockchain doesn’t make cargo ships move through water any faster. New Transportation Solutions from project44 and Kuebix. Any Parcel capacity providers not already on the network can be integrated in just two short weeks, free of charge. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

If you use a model where you work with carriers or brokers, today…whether or not you’re working with carriers or brokers, it probably ends up a lot of the work is done by small trucking companies — that’s the vast majority of trucking capacity. Now all of this capacity is gone. So 7% of the capacity is now gone. And what that caused was a huge under capacity. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft. They want to utilize high capacity airplane to help airlines drive the operating cost down. Zara also works with Air France, KLM Cargo and Emirates Air in order that they can coordinate directly with the airlines to make the outbound shipments to its stores and bring back some raw materials and semi-finished materials with return legs.

Ocean Carrier Alliances: What You Need to Know

Talking Logistics

While the changing atmosphere of ocean carrier alliances for containerized cargo isn’t something new, it’s certainly top of mind for many shippers and carriers alike thanks to a tumultuous last few years. Carrier Alliances: Alliances cover multiple VSAs and carrier members jointly operate and decide on major service routes, new services being introduced, transit/service levels and capacity controls. More effective management of existing capacity.

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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. “The overall amount of time it takes for raw materials or parts to make their way through your warehouse and onto store shelves is another key metric in determining your success as a warehouse supervisor. To organize your warehouse efficiently, you can bin locate your cargos. Monitor key performance metrics.

This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Creates New Metrics for Demand Planning Consortium. Descartes’ GLN, route planning and transportation management solutions and deep domain expertise can help our retail, distribution and manufacturing customers in managing their global and local inbound logistics and delivery operations.”. . “We’re toast,” said one of my son’s baseball teammates from the bench last night, as their team quickly fell behind 8-0 against the best team in the league.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Belgium’s transportation and communication pathways are robust. Belgium has 41 airports, 26 of which have paved runways and six of which can handle large cargo aircraft. billion metric tons of goods in 2015.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6% billion of cargo, decreasing 3.3% Source: AAR.org) (Average monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads; Includes federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses). Truck capacity increased 12% for the month, and increased 18% yearover-year.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. Truck capacity decreased 0.8% MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. Truck capacity decreased 0.8% MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“The logistics industry is one of the biggest industries that will profit most from the digital revolution in 2019…” From quicker deliveries to more sustainable ways of transportation, harmonizing big data and automation efforts will ensure exponential growth in the industry. As a result, leaders are unaware of changing conditions that impact capacity and access. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics.

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

Ground, year-over-year package yield growth was less than 2 percent which is a huge problem for the company given FedEx’s position that e-commerce growth will be driving substantial gains, across the metrics board, for the company. Domestically, FedEx is being outmanaged by UPS and that is accounting for declining FedEx Ground performance metrics. As a logistics/transportation provider, you simply cannot just sit and wait in situations like this.