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Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. For an organization to justify the cost of using Less than truckload freight shipping, the topic of return on investment usually crops up. Customer Satisfaction.

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The Impact of Big Data on Commercial Shipping

GTG Technology Group

How Big Data Could Reshape Commercial Shipping. Commercial shipping and trucking are no exceptions. Digitizing the commercial shipping industry can automate key processes, leading to an enormous potential payoff. Big Data in Today’s Shipping Economy. Cargo temperatures.

The Benefits of IoT And Real Time Actionable Data

Gravity Supply Chain

customer service. When data only gets fed back along the cargo’s journey from certain checkpoints throughout the critical path, it is near to impossible for businesses to know: the geographical location of goods in transit. overall environmental/health status of cargo.

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Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

The process of freight forwarding might seem daunting, especially if you’re not familiar with the process of freight shipping, but these thirteen facts you need to know about freight forwarding will help you through the process. Freight forwarding companies specialise in arranging the whole process for their shippers, from the storage to the shipping of their merchandise. Freight forwarders provide a range of services. They are not responsible for shipping delays.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers. These examples are from retail, but I sense that the same customer empowerment phenomenon is happening broadly across everything we do at Amazon and most other industries as well.

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Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s complex, global, customer-driven world requires all companies to be agile and responsive to constantly changing customer demand, competition, disruptions and geopolitical events.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” Customers also require forecast models that closely match actual sales.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Introduction Third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a company that provides outsourced logistics services to other organizations. In the past years, activities of logistics have increased and particularly outsourcing services to 3PL providers.

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. With three maritime ports that together rank 7th in waterborne shipping, Indiana provides the only statewide port system with direct waterway access to two U.S. Source ID. Content Summary: Kentucky ranks 3rd in the nation in total air cargo shipments.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s complex, global, customer-driven world requires all companies to be agile and responsive to constantly changing customer demand, competition, disruptions and geopolitical events.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

Supply Chain Nation

Today’s complex, global, customer-driven world requires all companies to be agile and responsive to constantly changing customer demand, competition, disruptions and geopolitical events.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Advance Auto Parts @AdvanceAuto The auto parts industry is driven by speed, as independent garages can’t afford to wait for parts they need to repair their customers’ vehicles. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft Offers Customers Access to FLEXE Marketplace for On-Demand Warehousing Services. These Giant Drones Could Seriously Disrupt the Shipping Industry (NBC News). Cargo Owners Complain of ‘Total Mess’ Shipping Goods to Asia (WSJ – sub.

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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

Biasedly, at Cerasis, as we are a transportation management solutions provider thru technology and services , it is great to see that our readers are interested in improving transportation management processes and staying strategic to create a competitive advantage. As a TMS provider, Cerasis also provides the services related to transport management: freight claims, freight accounting, carrier relations, and more.

The Internet of Things and Supply Chain Operations

Enterra Insights

Analysts from Samsung observe, “As the omnichannel experience raises customer expectations to an all-time high, retailers must create supply chain-based operational efficiencies if they want to maintain strong customer service. This can offer a full picture across the supply chain, from the warehouse to stakeholders and customers.” According to IBM, … up to 65% of the value of a company’s products or services is derived from its suppliers.

Supply Chain Sins, Fallacies, and Mistakes

Enterra Insights

Doug Surrett, Chief Product Strategist for BluJay Solutions, insists, “Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers.”[1] Oftentimes, we don’t realize the effects back orders may have, such as threatening market share, profits, and customer satisfaction and loyalty.” Nowadays people are quick to point out the mistakes of others and slow to take responsibility for their own failings.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. The total cost of ownership is defined as the combination of the purchase or acquisition price of a good or service. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. The total cost of ownership is defined as the combination of the purchase or acquisition price of a good or service. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Supply chain costs are defined as costs that constitute a considerable percentage of the total sales price of a product or service. The total cost of ownership is defined as the combination of the purchase or acquisition price of a good or service. What is Supply chain costs?

Full Truckload, Parcel, LTL, Intermodal?Oh My! How to Manage All Over the Road Modes Effectively

Cerasis

Surging e-commerce, demand for faster and cheaper shipping, and unrelenting demand for superior customer service are enough to make any shippers has been, but as shipping costs soar throughout 2018, shippers will be looking for ways to manage over the road modes better. Typical over the road modes include full truckload, less than truckload, and small package or partial shipping. Freight claims management services.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

Much of the changes have been spearheaded by Amazon who are largely responsible for shaping customer behavior and driving customer expectations around delivery. The program fundamentally shaped consumer expectations of the new normal for shipping.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Some retail supply chains are slowing, stopping as customers are staying home in many areas of the country.

This Week in Logistics News (January 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Shipping costs are always an item of interest, and as the Wall Street Journal reported : . In the quarter, shipping costs jumped 37% to $4.17 As a percentage of sales, shipping costs rose to 12.5% HighJump Announces Hours of Service Integration with Rand McNally.