LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

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.

Is Single Sourcing, or Sole Sourcing, Dead?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In many cases the use of single sourcing, or sole sourcing, Procurement strategies has limited the ability for Supply Chains to access alternate sources of supply and more rapidly support higher than normal demand levels. What is Single Sourcing or Sole Sourcing?

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Guide to Effective Strategic Capacity Planning

Demand Solutions

What is strategic capacity planning? Strategic capacity planning is how companies figure out the production capacity needed in order to meet consumer demand. The second reason is because demand moves up and down, and capacity may be much less sensitive to on-the-fly changes. So how do you do effective strategic capacity planning? Strategic Capacity Planning Tips. Forecast capacity upgrade costs accurately, and don’t assume they’re linear.

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company. Among other things, he’s been leading the charge at Ford to deliver a global capacity management solution.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

This means we help the team answer questions about global production footprint design, such as “where should we build our breweries,” “where should we invest in capacity,” “how much capacity should we build on which location,” “what kind of equipment should we invest in” and “when should we invest.”.

How Tech can Tackle Capacity

Parade

How many times do we let real business opportunities slide because we lack the capacity? While we can find new capacity in a flash, trust is a different story. New technology is entering the transportation industry every day to address our capacity insecurities.

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services.

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services.

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.

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

Cerasis

What are some not so commonly known tips, as it relates to be more carrier friendly, that shippers should focus on to find capacity during this capacity crunch. Listen to “Why Shippers Who want to Find Capacity & Keep Service Levels High Must have the Right Carrier Mix & Focus on the Logistics Fundamentals” on Spreaker. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

This means we help the team answer questions about global production footprint design, such as “where should we build our breweries,” “where should we invest in capacity,” “how much capacity should we build on which location,” “what kind of equipment should we invest in” and “when should we invest.”.

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

ivalua

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. Strategic Sourcing Requires Collaborative Working Arrangements with Key Suppliers.

Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. Faced with these challenges and demand outstripping capacity, purchasers feel an increased need for stronger vendor relationships. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

This has really put a stress on our ‘old normals’ and what we thought were our capacities have almost doubled and that was only in [the space of] a month’s time. We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries.

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity. Make it a part of your larger transportation strategy and achieve a meaningful and sustainable ROI with creative, tailored and comprehensive capacity solutions. Big or small, capacity solutions are not one-size-fits-all.

Why Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Management Can Make or Break Your Customer Experience

ivalua

However, few manufacturers ever sit back and ask, “How can our procurement or strategic sourcing initiatives contribute to the overall customer experience?” I would argue that, if you’re in manufacturing, strategic sourcing is the first place to start shaping the customer journey.

Managing Threats And Opportunities With Cognitive Sourcing

LevaData

As digital innovation takes the forefront when it comes to customer experience and engagement, new connections between brand managers, manufacturing, and sources of supply are rapidly emerging. Geopolitical Uncertainty and New Sources of Volatility. A Changing Competitive Environment.

Sourcing Offices: a shift of paradigm

KEPLER Consulting

Over last decade, sourcing offices became a major piece within globalized footprint of western retailers. Back to the origins, the Sourcing Offices have been developed by retailers for two main reasons: #1 Gather demands coming from various entities within a same group.

Regional Carriers Are Great Source for Owner Operator Trucking Jobs

Consumer Goods Logistics

Some may choose to hunt profitable freight on load boards, while others align with carriers to provide dedicated capacity. Owner-operators are freedom-loving entrepreneurs. They own their trucks and want to earn a good living, while remaining independent.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Limited capacity of ports to handle exports. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

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.

Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

By just about every measure, natural resources such as these are significantly more efficient than legacy sources like coal, natural gas and oil. “Which energy source gets you the most power delivery for your investment dollar?

Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market. So just how strategic are you when it comes to sourcing transportation capacity?

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.

Supply Chain Management: How Businesses Can Increase Resilience and Mitigate Disruption

USC Consulting Group

The federal government has helped to increase the supply of PPEs by invoking the Defense Production Act, which mandates certain high-capacity industries to pause what they’re doing and devote resources to producing life-saving products and equipment. Addressing constrained capacity.

Change Management in Moving from Tactical to Strategic Sourcing

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to host a panel of Chief Procurement Officers at the Zycus Horizons 2015 meeting on October 5, 2015, on the subject of the journey organizations take in moving from tactical to strategic sourcing. We are moving to a model where we focus less on the tactical things and the strategic sourcing, and are looking at revenue drivers around innovation to create a more sustainable model.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

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.

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. With capacity at a premium, carriers today are very strategic in what business they’ll accept.

Top 6 Reasons to Automate Source to Pay for Oil, Gas and Energy

ivalua

Companies will face a variety of short and long-term challenges, such as balancing the effects of downward prices, output cuts, movement of demand to alternative energy sources, heavy capital investment for new capacity, complex government regulations and rising operating costs.

Incorporating Supplier CSR Ratings In The Sourcing Process: The Basics

EcoVadis

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.

Supply Chain News on Companies Moving Sourcing Out of China, but Vietnam, other Countries not Ready for Prime Time

Supply Chain Digest

Vietnam is Practically Sold Out of Capacity, but Finding Component Sources is Major Challenges

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. When it comes to finding spot capacity, a lot of shippers still “dial for diesels” — that is, they pick up the phone and call a bunch of carriers.

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

Talking Logistics

Brokers use many sources to find capacity. Tom next mentioned that in working with Trucker Tools, they became aware of their solutions for handling capacity. Their Smart Capacity tool allows us to digitally connect with carrier systems to understand their capacity so we can make faster, smarter decisions on load coverage,” explains Tom. His interesting response was that, “We didn’t implement Smart Capacity because we were ready for it.

Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015, 10-11 November London

Supply Chain Movement

Back now for its 10th year, it’s the go to event for professionals working in supply chain, procurement, sourcing, sustainability or CSR. Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2015. Date: 10-11 November, 2015. Venue: Tower Brigde Hilton, London. Organisation: Ethical Corporation.

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Trump’s action with 3M raises questions for any country about what their Strategic Stockpiles should be and whether future sourcing decisions and actions should be based on parochial nationalistic needs or magnanimous global needs. Sourcing mapping for existing and potential suppliers.

Increasing Shipper-Carrier Collaboration with Transplace’s Planned Continuous Moves Lanehub Platform

Transplace

The transportation community provides its members with opportunities to collaboratively source reliable, contracted capacity on recurring, consistent lanes at a sustainable lower cost from carriers and private/dedicated fleets by matching headhauls and backhauls.