LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

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The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

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Most people in my division work in capability development or centers of excellence designed to help operations centers improve their performance in logistics, customer service or production. Can you tell me about HEINEKEN’s AIMMS-based Brewing Capacity Model?

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

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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. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : How in the retail space it is vital that marketing, sales, and the supply chain & logistics teams collaborate to achieve shared goals of consistent logistics.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Most people in my division work in capability development or centers of excellence designed to help operations centers improve their performance in logistics, customer service or production. Can you tell me about HEINEKEN’s AIMMS-based Brewing Capacity Model?

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 2)

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In last week’s blog , I began discussing telltale signs that you have entered the new age of strategic sourcing. Improving costs remains a core competency for any sourcing organization. Logistics. The post Strategic sourcing enters a new age.

Tapping Into Private Fleet Backhaul Capacity

Talking Logistics

In today’s challenging transportation environment, the more avenues shippers have to find and secure capacity, the better. While there is currently considerable investment and effort to add capacity to the market, there’s also a lot of wasted capacity such as empty private fleet backhauls. How can shippers tap into this source more efficiently? For shippers, the challenge is getting visibility to the capacity that is available at reasonable rates.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Assuming current trends hold, and NAFTA remains largely intact, here are five things to consider when managing cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico: 1. Optimize Shipments Northbound and Southbound to Increase Capacity. Most capacity issues occur on the U.S.

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Five Ways to Be a Shipper of Choice: Lessening Capacity Crunch Impact with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: trucking capacity is tight, really tight. Shippers are paying higher rates, and even with offering higher rates many shippers are seeing rejected loads from the same carriers they relied on for capacity in the past. As trucking companies work to add equipment and to attract drivers, they are carefully choosing which shippers are first in line for the limited capacity they do have available.

Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics

Cerasis

The value in blockchain for logistics is about more than just retaining information. Blockchain technology builds value in the supply chain through better transparency and process standardization, but it holds additional value through new logistics services and business models.

This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2019)

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Swipe, click, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Google Spinoff’s Drone Delivery Business First to Get FAA Approval (Bloomberg) Amazon to invest $800 million to make one-day free shipping the standard for Prime members (WSJ – sub.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Having a tool for accurate demand forecasting and capacity planning allows companies to be more proactive. Logistics

How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Drive Profitability

Talking Logistics

Those are some of the key questions I discussed with Tom Curee, Vice President of Logistics at Kingsgate Logistics , and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Brokers use many sources to find capacity. Given the inefficiencies and manual labor challenges Prasad described, I asked Tom how Kingsgate Logistics uses technology to address these issues.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

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Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! Here are some excerpts from the article: XPO Logistics Inc. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?

Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World

Talking Logistics

While historically it has been far more common to see medium-sized and large organizations embracing technology to manage their freight activities, today more logistics operations of all sizes are increasing their adoption of tools and technology to solve business problems.

Outbound Logistics

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Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order. This is what keeps lean logistics practitioners busy – day in and day out!

Logistics Trends to Watch!

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6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. Big Data And Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics. The mass adoption of big data will be a game-changer in logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

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Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform.

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry

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Per Cyzerg Logistics Technology, the amount of available data doubles every two years. roads make up more than 4 million miles of roadways, reports PLS Logistics, and just maintaining a project of that scale will continue to require funding long after the FAST Act expires.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

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Most all shippers have felt the recent tightening in capacity. The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, & How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. As you can imagine, with a tight transportation market, it’s become even more difficult for vendors to source reliable trucks. Retraining staff on what’s acceptable could positively impact the reputation of your facility and/or product, and ultimately help shippers score capacity.

Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

For an industry that is forever on the move, the world of logistics is in a perennial state of change, facing numerous challenges and vague demands. For a logistics player, this is a do-or-die moment. How can an app entirely replace a logistics operator?

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

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Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Kuebix Announces New Service to Provide Shippers More Truckload Rates and Available Capacity. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

The Micro-Carrier Challenge: Building a Reliable and Sustainable Trucking Capacity Network

Talking Logistics

One of the big takeaways from 2018 was that finding trucking capacity during periods of high demand is very challenging, especially in a highly-fragmented market with hundreds of thousands of single-truck owner-operators and micro-carriers with 9 trucks or less. How do you efficiently tap into this large source of capacity? And what’s the role of technology in enabling a better way to build a sustainable and reliable capacity network?

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent. Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

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The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Ti Logistics Briefing.

How 5 Emerging Technologies Will Change the Services of 3rd Party Logistics Providers

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Yesterday, we started our series on the effects of emerging technologies on 3rd party logistics providers by speaking about the future of logistics technology and if 3rd party logistics providers are prepared. So how is it going to affect logistics and supply chain management?

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

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And as that might not be the only product with high replenishment movements it becomes important to see where to slot those products so not to run out of capacity for the ASRS system. Business Advice Data Key Performance Indicators Logistics Warehouse warehouse statistics

The Rise of Logistics Technology in E-Commerce

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Logistics technologies are changing how modern retailers operate. Home Depot is revamping their distribution center strategy to include a host of regional centers, and logistics providers stand to reap significant profits from increased collaboration in the marketplace. However, the rise of e-commerce will naturally lead to greater focus on logistics technologies, and you need to understand how this increase the role of logistics technology in e-commerce in the global economy.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

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XPO Logistics Expands Last Mile Services with Acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics. Transportation Department pushes tough oil train standards – sources (Reuters). Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

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Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain.

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process. Reverse logistics is the invariable result of unintended consequences, which are typically referred to as “over, short and damaged” (OS&D).

Incorporating Supplier CSR Ratings In The Sourcing Process: The Basics

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Now that sustainability has risen to be one of the most highly visible topics for customers and stakeholders, management teams face the challenge of “How do you incorporate CSR ratings in the sourcing process?”. Today we welcome a guest blog post from procurement practitioner.

This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

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Amber Road broadened its solution footprint this week by acquiring Hong Kong-based ecVision, “a cloud-based provider of global sourcing and collaborative supply chain solutions for brand-focused companies.” Note: Descartes, JDA, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

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Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… XPO Logistics to Acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. Note: JDA Software is Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (July 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

There was a lot of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it. UPS Said to Be in Talks to Buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Bloomberg broke the news this week that UPS is reportedly in talks to buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8

Finding Truckload Capacity: Insights on Managing the Spot Procurement Process

Talking Logistics

Data from various sources indicate that truckload capacity is starting to tighten. For example, here’s some data from Wolfe Research published earlier this year: When capacity gets tight, shippers tend to leverage the spot market more. I asked Hope Federer, Senior Solutions Consultant at MercuryGate , that question in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.