Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

“Spot Market Freight Indices Continue Surge to Three-Year Highs”. The Value in Orchestrating a Scheduled Transportation Plan”. Freight transportation capacity, (particularly truckload capacity) is tight as it has ever been.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Just like the popularity of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the desire for today’s workforce to drive a truck has all but faded from our country’s periphery. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market.

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. So do you have a strategy for managing Freight and Logistics or are you spinning your wheels?

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam? And those highways only have so much capacity. This Rush Hour period will stretch your capacity to the limit. You will be out of capacity and everything will grind to a halt. You will certainly face busy times of year.

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

If that rate continues, total online sales will double, from just under $300 billion in 2014 to over $600 billion by 2019. Leading brick-and-mortar stores are following suit, in order to remain competitive. The additional sales gave the spot market an atypical boost in July.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year. Capacity Will Tighten Further Capacity has run at nearly 100-percent utilization since the 2017 hurricane season.

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Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

The capacity crunch continues, and the ELD mandate has lowered the number of trucks available. Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. On-time shipments.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. According to Supply Chain 24/7 , e-commerce is on track to become the dominating force in all sales. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains (WSJ – sub. Trade war: Trump administration threatens China with $200 billion in additional tariffs (USA Today). In release 18.2,

How Flexible is Your Logistics Network?

Talking Logistics

It seems ironic that the sophisticated logistics systems that gave rise to just-in-time manufacturing are now being outmoded by the evolution those very systems encouraged: manufacturing on demand. These and other changes demand attention to what we now call the Supply Chain Ecosystem, which stresses the critical importance of maximizing multiple networks in your supply chain. These complex evolutions in manufacturing plague logistics and create inefficiencies.

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /.

Blockchain and Trucking: A Match Made on the Road

Shipchain

The inception of blockchain technology for use in logistics and supply chain management represents one of the most significant innovations in the industry. When truckers spend less time driving on the road, this yields fewer trucks on the road at any given point.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

I got started just as the dotcom craze was taking off, with new logistics startups coming to market every day (all of them announcing they were “The world’s leading provider of X” even though they were just a few months old). Descartes, in short, is alive and well.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

Unsurprisingly, these suggestions aligned perfectly with the technology solutions already in production from top TMS software solutions. In order to get to the next level of savings, efficiency and competitive advantage, shippers must embrace emerging technologies. Leading TMS solution providers are already developing and delivering next-gen tech to their customers in pursuit of the goals enunciated in the list of 5 common sense suggestions offered by NASSTRAC.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Veridian Solutions

The capacity crunch continues, and the ELD mandate has lowered the number of trucks available. Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. Lackluster insight into freight spend and poor freight management controls. Disjointed systems and data silos, creating delays in processing and deficiencies in visibility. On-time shipments.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

The country’s underdeveloped intermodal freight transportation system is consistently outperformed by its faster and better integrated U.S. The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight.

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On Time and Tasty: Keeping Food Fresh Through the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

For example, did you know tortilla chips in air-sealed bags cannot be shipped over the Rocky Mountains because the altitude change can cause the bags to explode? . In the food and beverage industry in particular, it is essential that customer expectations are exceeded.

On Time and Tasty: Keeping Food Fresh Through the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

For example, did you know tortilla chips in air-sealed bags cannot be shipped over the Rocky Mountains because the altitude change can cause the bags to explode? . In the food and beverage industry in particular, it is essential that customer expectations are exceeded.

Are You Getting the Best Out of Order Consolidation?

TMC

A key feature of advanced transportation management system (TMS) technology, especially in conjunction with Managed TMS ® solutions, is an optimization tool that dynamically consolidates orders to create efficient routing and scheduling plans for multi-leg shipments.

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Looking Back on a Fulfilling Career in the Transportation Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mark Bogucki, our general manager in Kansas City, recently announced he would retire at the end of 2015. Robinson in September 1979, he has seen tremendous change in the transportation industry. The industry was very regulated in both pricing and entry into the business.

Let’s Celebrate: The Western Growers Transportation Program Turns 10

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, a handful of growers in the Imperial Valley located in southern California founded Western Growers because of a transportation issue. The particular issues they faced in 1926 were tied to the railroad—rates, service levels, and equipment availability to be specific.