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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Finding Truck Capacity Is More Than Location Data: The Carrier Intelligence Game

Parade

A robust carrier intelligence system uses a mixture of data sources that crosses multiple data sets, multiple systems of record like a Transportation Management System (TMS), a Carrier Management System (CRM) and other valuable information pools like government safety records.

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

DAT Solutions

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. The demand for reefers impacts van capacity too, as reefers often haul van freight in the slow season until they’re pulled away by the increased demand—and prices—of refrigerated freight.

Bangladesh Working Conditions: A Human Rights Issue? Or a Supplier Capacity Issue?

Supply Chain View from the Field

The problem stems from the fact that Walmart (as well as other retailers like Target, JC Penney, Nordstrom’s and others) source products from tier one suppliers – and audit these suppliers, require them to comply to a code of conduct, and seek to drive enforcement to the tenets of a code of conduct as identified by the ILO. This is not only an industry standard, but is now considered an essential element of low cost country sourcing, thanks to the pressure on retailers.

Challenges of global fast fashion supply chains (Part III)

Supply Chain Movement

Sourcing and manufacturing lead times. In this chapter we want to take a more upstream view to discuss about sourcing and manufacturing lead times. The first is the question of sourcing location. 3) Sourcing and manufacturing lead times.

Global 129

How to double your buying team’s capacity – without increasing headcount

Claritum

These organisations range from small businesses providing a simple buying service, BPOs managing an outsourced purchasing service through to global multinationals with hundreds of sourcing professionals across many continents and a wide range of service offerings.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Using technology for retail capacity building. By plugging into an existing network that has much broader coverage than their own, retailers can gain access to logistics solutions that don’t require costly capital investments or compromises in capacity.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Using technology for retail capacity building. By plugging into an existing network that has much broader coverage than their own, retailers can gain access to logistics solutions that don’t require costly capital investments or compromises in capacity.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

By bringing in an external perspective to study your retail supply chain, you can benefit from years of industry expertise to help optimize your capacity when consumer demand changes.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

By bringing in an external perspective to study your retail supply chain, you can benefit from years of industry expertise to help optimize your capacity when consumer demand changes.

Becoming demand-driven on command

Supply Chain Movement

Use multiple sources of demand data in the forecast, and build a demand signal repository to harmonize and synchronize demand data from multiple sources. It was the end of a long day. My feet were tired, and I was glad to find a quiet stool in the corner of the conference center.

What Can A Newborn Teach You About Supply Chain?

The Supply Chainer Report

Here, your supplier sourcing selection should be very careful, in contrast than diapers, some formulas are not available in all the retailers and they are uniquely sold in specific drug stores.

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

Over time, the terms “strategic sourcing” and “logistics integration” were coined, which largely involved combining volumes of requirements from across the business, grouping them into large bids, and driving down costs due to larger quantity discounts achieved. For example, the “Theory of Constraints” [1] emphasized that to optimize the end to end system, the “bottleneck” operation had to be addressed by adding capacity at this operation.

The ELD Mandate and Fresh Produce Logistics: What Shippers Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

ELD and HOS exceptions apply to certain vehicles and carriers, during planting and harvesting periods, and for the transportation of agricultural commodities within a 150-air mile radius from the source of the commodities.