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[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. Both shippers and carriers have historically used capacity swings in their favor to gouge the other. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast! Transportation Management Data Resources.

The Most Important Distribution Center Metrics to Track and Understand

Cerasis

Throughout the supply chain, the use of metrics to track and understand processes provides an invaluable resource for ensuring increased production and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the use of metrics fosters positive relationships with coworkers and adherence to rulesets and best practices for the respective third-party logistics provider (3PL). What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking? Monitor Warehouse Capacity. Identify Peaks in Warehouse Capacity.

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[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. Contributors to Capacity and Trucker Shortage. The 2014 winter weather triggered a trucking capacity problem. And, new regulatory changes establishing no less than twenty new rules, each either already in effect or in the process of enactment, will further impact capacity throughout the U.S. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase.

Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. This is a measurement of freight carrier performance and its effect on your operations and customer service.

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. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend.

[PODCAST] How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Hannah Testani, Chief Operating Officer of Intelligent Audit , a global logistics and freight audit company. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast!

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10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Peak Freight Preparedness: Creating New Value Through Performance Management

Intelligent Audit

According to JOC.com , “As the peak pre-holiday shipping season looms over US shippers, businesses are scrambling to secure needed capacity while trying to determine transportation budgets for 2021. That is an increasingly tall order in an uncertain economy and transportation market.”

Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. This is a measurement of freight carrier performance and its effect on your operations and customer service.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

BlueYonder

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. Large corporations are also hedging on securing capacity, creating more capacity challenges in the marketplace. For example, major retailers have recently started to secure large amounts of capacity to ensure they can deliver goods from mid-November through Christmas.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast!

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . It is rare today to read the Wall Street Journal or listen to an earnings call without hearing about the impact of rising transportation costs.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). 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.

Top 5 Metrics & Benchmarks To Measure In Pickup & Delivery Logistics

Abivin

Managing your business operations would be challenging without proper metrics and data analytics. This statement is specifically true in Logistics, which involves supply chain and transportation. Below are 5 significant metrics in Pickup & Delivery Logistics that any company can use to measure their performance in meeting initial goals. , This is a measurement of freight carrier performance and. This metric can also be called Perfect Order Measurement.

A Lesson on the Freight Market: Four Standout KPIs

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the October 2020 Freight Market Index report. It is always with great anticipation that I await the arrival of the BluJay Freight Market Insight report.

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation [Episode Highlights]

Talking Logistics

Building a strong transportation management foundation is a critical prerequisite for companies to execute their supply chain strategies and achieve their growth and financial objectives. Chris discussed the components of an effective transportation management strategy, how to develop and manage successful carrier relationships, and the need for well-defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and business processes.

How Quickly Things Change: April Freight Market Index Commentary

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the April 2020 Freight Market Index report. Before looking into BluJay’s quarterly metrics, JBF Consulting and BluJay want to recognize the devastating impact of COVID-19. The impact of COVID-19 was not felt until March and initially, the result was a surge in freight volumes as consumers stocked up in preparation for quarantine. The Sensitivity of Freight Transport to Economic Volatility.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

BlueYonder

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. Large corporations are also hedging on securing capacity, creating more capacity challenges in the marketplace. For example, major retailers have recently started to secure large amounts of capacity to ensure they can deliver goods from mid-November through Christmas.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

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? How much are you spending to move 100 pounds of freight? These are examples of metrics that may or may not support your goals.

Cloud-Based TMS: 7 Reasons Why Transportation Management Systems Have Their Heads in the Cloud

Cerasis

Transportation management systems ( TMSs ) are not a new concept, but where they are hosted now, in the cloud, is still new to the shipping industry. Historically, TMSs were out of reach for companies moving less than $100 million in freight , but cloud-based systems give everyone a fair chance at the best rates. Even adding freight insurance, consolidating freight and intermodal shipments can be realized at lower costs than your company may have previously faced.

21 Vendor Metrics Your Supplier Scorecard Might be Missing

Supply Chain Cowboy

But is your scorecard missing key metrics? It includes a free Excel template that you can modify to match exactly what metrics you want to measure. While some of these metrics might not apply to your business model, there’s definitely a few to add if they measure something important to you and your customers. Of course, you’ll want to be courteous and professional with your feedback, but being open and honest with this metric can go a long way to solving problems between you.

Freight Transportation: From Lucy with the Football to a Precarious Equilibrium

BluJay Solutions

Freight transportation professionals have become so used to the abnormal that normal times seem a bit unusual. GDP growth, along with implementation of the Electronic Logging Device mandate, led to a “Shipper Armageddon,” as demand for transport services far outstripped capacity. Freight budgets were blown as shippers scoured the Earth looking for carriers to haul their goods. These differences are stark, and for transportation professionals, this is great news.

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Capacity Imbalance Persists in April: DAT Freight Barometers

DAT Solutions

Capacity constraints for vans loosened seasonally in April, but there are still many more trucks than loads available in most parts of the country. That's my main takeaway from the Dry Van Freight Barometer for April. does not match the extreme levels of capacity tightness (above 65) experienced in late January and early February, the Van Barometer has been well above equilibrium (50) since June 2017, and it is expected to rise further before the end of the quarter.

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”. These three headlines from Transport Topics and Food Shippers of America magazine tell the story of one of the most important challenges facing shippers in North America leading into 2018. Freight transportation capacity, (particularly truckload capacity) is tight as it has ever been.

BluJay Launches Transportation Modeling Application, Blazes Trail as First TMS Provider to Build Modeling Solution on LLamasoft Cloud Platform

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – June 2, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces the launch of its Transportation Modeling application, built in collaboration with LLamasoft , the leading provider of AI-powered supply chain analytics software. BluJay’s Transportation Modeling uses data generated through the network and applications within the larger BluJay ecosystem. BluJay’s Transportation Modeling application leverages LLamasoft’s llama.ai

Freight Market Index: Transportation Market Insight To Thrive Beyond Today

BluJay Solutions

As we kick off 2020, financial and freight industry analysts are busy reading the TL market tea leaves. Given the complete turnaround in market dynamics between 2018 and 2019, it is not hard to understand why these predictions are garnering so much attention amongst transportation professionals. Freight operations that were unable to effectively manage through the recent turmoil have left more than a few careers in tatters. Convoy, Uber Freight) as a game-changer.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. It should not be functional, with a narrow focus on a singular function like manufacturing or transportation. This analysis is ad-hoc is usually stimulated by the launch of a new product or a shift in capacity. Stage 2: All about Transportation. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions.

[PODCAST] Tips for Shippers to Reduce Missed Pickups & In-Transit Freight Problems

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes our very own Freight Desk Manager, Chris Longner. The Cerasis Freight Desk takes care of all of shipper customers’ inbound and outbound routing services. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. Beating the Great Capacity Crunch.

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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.

BluJay Launches Industry-first Freight Market Index, Powered by Transportation Network Data

BluJay Solutions

Unique set of transportation rate, capacity, and service KPI benchmarks provides intelligence to inform decisions for shippers and carriers. Holland, MI – November 7, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announces the launch of the Freight Market Index , a monthly report providing transportation market intelligence for shippers, carriers, and industry professionals.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. Under this regime, the primary responsible party in the freight market will be the vessel owner or operator. million metric tons annually. New fuel will likely cost more than current bunker fuels and fuel surcharges will likely be added by carriers & its expected to increase freight rates by at least 15% to 30% in 2020.

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

BlueYonder

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.

Demand Still Exceeds Capacity for All Trailer Types: DAT Barometers

DAT Solutions

All three modes of truckload freight are reflecting an environment in which demand exceeds capacity by a wide margin. Get deep insights with business intelligence based on historical truckload pricing trends, plus demand and capacity data to help you make better business decisions. We worked with DAT data scientists to develop this set of barometers that measure the pressure of demand relative to truckload capacity in the spot market.