Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality. Drayage Capacity Issues Remain.

Leveraging Your Planning Capabilities to Help with the Capacity Crunch

CHAINalytics

Blog Integrated Demand & Supply Planning Transportation Demand Planning IBP Inventory Deployment Inventory Optimization Logistics S&OP Transportation Capacity

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

We were discussing the results of the planning benchmarking work that we have just finished, and I was sharing some insights on inventory management when one of the panelists emphatically stated, “Inventory is a waste to manage. Inventory is both.

LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Capacity Will Grow Tighter. Capacity was stretched beyond limitations in 2014, and fleets around the country tried to optimize operations through freight reclassification, dimensional pricing models and freight consolidation, explains Jeff Berman of Logistics Management.

Inventory Management

LeanCor

Inventory management, network infrastructure, and labor deployment are all critical components necessary to meet this intense customer demand. Inventory Management Strategy. This leaves us with one option: pushing the boundaries of current inventory management practices.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

Transportfolio

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane | Transportfolio. If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead.

Three New Ways Retailers Can Improve Inventory Performance

ToolsGroup

By using data to stock items with higher forecasted demand, they can reallocate cash that would normally be tied up in poorly performing inventory, avoid margin erosion from markdowns and dead stock, and increase overall on-shelf availability metrics.

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Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

Talking Logistics

The Importance of Inventory Management. When it comes to inventory management, new trends are demonstrating that less is more. Having less inventory on-hand increases liquidation, allowing for a more agile response to shifting consumer trends. Companies that have too much inventory on-hand right now are struggling to clear out space ahead of the season, slashing prices and concerning stakeholders as profit margins creep downward.

Best Practices to Get More Throughput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers

Cerasis

While expanding capacity with new construction is certainly one solution, other ways exist to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers without major overhauls to existing operations. Before you break ground on a new building/annex, hire and train new workers, or invest millions into new software, consider some other proven ways to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers.

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.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market. Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement. Being able to reduce the inventory levels at the plant is a huge benefit from lean warehousing.

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Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on.

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

Cerasis

Transportation managers are spending upward of 80 percent of working hours just looking for available shipping capacity, reports Talking Logistics , reflecting a portion of companies that have not leveraged the power of a TMS. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

The key ingredient to optimizing your beer production capacity (it’s not what you think)

Quintiq

While customers are becoming increasingly demanding, the beer industry has seen a trend of consolidation between brewers, thus reducing their capacity over the years. S&OP requires data from all fronts: Sales, inventory, product master data, cost and price information, and the like.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.

Pilot Chemical Company: Capacity Assurance and Being a Dependable Supplier

Talking Logistics

We all know that there are ebbs and flows in the transportation market, but one thing that always remains the same for transportation and logistics executives is their focus on managing costs and making sure they have the capacity they need, when they need it.

How Transportation’s Role is Changing in Today’s Market

Transportfolio

Many would argue that the role of transportation services within business has been changing over the past few years. But I also ask: is transportation what has really changed? Or is transportation only becoming increasingly important because of everything else that has changed?

Lost Warehouse Inventory? What to Do and When to Write It Off

Cerasis

No one wants to think about lost warehouse inventory, and it can be organizationally frustrating to determine the best process to find, research, and rectify inventory discrepancies. One of the primary reasons a company implements a warehouse management system (WMS) is to know the exact location of their inventory; if the inventory is not there, one might think it is easy to just write that inventory off the books. Automate Inventory Control to Reduce Errors.

Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

Talking Logistics

With tight capacity and rising rates dominating the headlines, 2018 certainly didn’t go as planned or expected for many shippers. As we begin 2019, what are the key lessons learned from last year, and what trends and factors should shippers keep an eye on to make sure they’re able to respond effectively to whatever happens in the transportation market in the weeks and months ahead? A “new normal” in transportation? Economic factors impacting 2019 transportation.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

Where Do the Savings from Managed Transportation Services Come From?

Talking Logistics

Managed transportation service providers work to deliver transportation solutions to maximize service at the lowest cost through people, process, and technology. The process involves investigating the current transportation activities and engaging in new opportunities for cost-savings while optimizing service levels. A recent ARC Strategies study on managed transportation services found, on average, MTS can save a company between 2 and 10 percent of its transportation spend.

Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit?

Cerasis

Unless your organization has been absent from the takeover of TMS in the conversations of online and print media, you have likely encountered plenty of reasons why a transportation management system (TMS) benefits shippers. Let’s take a closer look at how Transportation Management System ROI actively strengthens supply chains. Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. This is especially relevant for third-party logistics and transportation management service providers, whose service fee is based on reducing cost and streamlining the shipper’s supply chain.

Best Tip Ever: CPG Can Use JIT Transportation

PLS Logistics

Transportation is vital to CPG operations. In fact, in a recent study , 83% of supply chain leaders in the CPG industry say transportation is their top concern. The CPG supply chain has become more complex and consumer demands are driving the need for transportation efficiency.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Most all shippers have felt the recent tightening in capacity. Even giants like General Mills, Tyson Foods, and Campbell have reported strained budgets due to a rise in transportation costs over the past few months. A mix of weather-led constraints in 2017, a continual shortage of semi-truck drivers, and the enforcement of hours of service (HOS) rules with electronic logging devices ( ELDs ) have all accelerated a rise in transportation costs. Capacity Crunch

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?

Savi

In particular, three key categories­–capacity, trade with China and risk–intersected with technology to explore new paths toward problem-solving in today’s complex supply chain.

What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?

Cerasis

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping has been amid a capacity crunch. Rather than looking at it with only two options, shippers need a third solution; they need to take advantage of an LTL transportation management system (TMS), focusing on how leveraging today’s systems, like the Cerasis Rater , can maintain profitability and drive expenses down. What Modules Should an LTL Transportation Management System Offer? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. In the rail sector, the big issue is capacity.

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7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. Best-in-class global transportation empowers an organization to optimally manage its supply chains dynamically and holistically.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. Best-in-class global transportation empowers an organization to optimally manage its supply chains dynamically and holistically.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Today’s driver shortage is helping to drive transportation costs higher. On top of all these factors, the driver shortages, an almost 100% driver turnover rate, and increased demand further jam up the supply chain and limit transportation options.

Looking For a Job? Here’s The Top 10 Transportation Jobs

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friend Michael Stoddard who shares the top 10 transportation jobs in the industry. If you happen to find yourself searching for careers in logistics, transportation and supply chains, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of positions.

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. TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics

E2open

Cloud Logistics Brings Same-Day, Rapid-Deployment Transportation and Logistics Management to E2open’s Industry Leading Business Network. AUSTIN, TX – October 1, 2018 – E2open , the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of Cloud Logistics, a leading innovator of transportation management systems (TMS) for the global supply chain market. in the March 2018 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems. MONDAY 01 OCTOBER 2018.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

Supply Chain Action Blog

One of the most predominant lean tools used for identifying waste is Value Stream Mapping which helps identify eight wastes, including overproduction, waiting, over-processing, unnecessary inventory, handling and transportation, defects, and underutilized talent. In inventory management, this often happens through a reduction of lead times and lot sizes. The Emerging Role of Optimization in Business Decisions.

Why Are LTL Transportation Networks Evolving in Light of New Technology?

Cerasis

Rising costs of LTL transportation networks is nothing new. Unfortunately, the ill-prepared shipping could face stiff setbacks in budgeting and loss of capacity with partnering carriers. What’s Driving Demand on LTL Transportation Networks? LTL Transportation

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. This means managing shipments and inventory can be simplified and taken with you, giving you renewed freedom in operating your business. Furthermore, the expansion capacity of the cloud redefines forecasting standards to generate the most accurate and responsive KPIs for your business.