Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

Cerasis

The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar. A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern. Logistics Supply Chain Transportation

Does Your Company Have A Solid Transportation Procurement Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain professionals have a tremendous amount of demands and pressures to be aware of and transportation procurement is one of those pressures. Procurement/Sourcing Transportation Transportation Management Systems transportation sourcingThe logistics marketplace is dynamic and demands attention to truly optimize and enable strategic advantage.

International Transportation: Where Many Companies Fall Short

Talking Logistics

When it comes to managing global supply chains, international transportation is where the rubber meets the road. But as many companies quickly find out, managing international transportation is very different from managing domestic transportation. I asked Russ, “From your perspective, where do many companies fall short in terms of their ability to manage international transportation effectively?”

Logistics Companies

LeanCor

Does Your Logistics Company PFEP? Creating standard ordering processes is crucial for a logistics company to provide value to its customer. Ideally, a logistics company representing all customer departments will collect and audit the data for a PFEP.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is part of a new series we’re launching called “Practitioner Perspectives” — commentaries written by supply chain and logistics practitioners from manufacturing and retail companies who want to share their insights and advice on industry trends and topics. At my company, if the item we sell isn’t in front of a customer when they want to purchase it, then we don’t make money. The $4,000 Transportation Question.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored.

Is Every Company a Technology Company?

Talking Logistics

A couple of weeks ago, Meg Whitman, the CEO of the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise, wrote a post on LinkedIn that included the following excerpt: Every Company is a Technology Company. Every company is a technology company. Is every company a technology company?

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Selecting & Managing Logistics Companies & Emerging Logistics Tech Trends

Cerasis

The rationale for outsourcing certain manufacturing and supply chain processes, such as transportation management, fulfillment, and more to logistics companies is evident and clear. 67 percent use third party logistics companies for customs’ brokerage benefits and insight.

Transformative Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

It can be a difficult choice to make; supply chains are not one-size-fits-all, and your transportation technology solutions shouldn’t be, either. It could be the “just right” fit a company is looking for, especially when considering large-scale changes to a transportation model.

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. While companies may see global sourcing as a means to reduce material or component costs, they must be mindful of what the customer is actually willing to pay for through total landed cost.

Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

When a company is looking to reduce their freight spend, while maintaining or improving service levels, there are two main paths they can take. They can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS). Or they can outsource transportation planning and execution to a 3PL that provides managed transportation services (MTS).

4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience

Talking Logistics

Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: One of the 4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience is Portfolio Strategy. The second pillar is Transportation Strategies. How does a TMS enable a successful transportation experience?

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)?

Kuebix

The term ‘Transportation Management System’ or TMS has become more common in the supply chain industry as companies turn to technology to stay competitive in a changing marketplace. The post What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)? Blog Technology TMS kuebix kuebix tms technology transportation management system

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

Cerasis

Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies? It’s true: some 3rd Party Logistics Companies exist solely as a conglomeration of intermediaries with connections to the Big 3 Carriers. What Is the Company’s History? 3PL Logistics 3rd Party Logistics Companies

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

Cerasis

Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. However, several innovative companies are challenging this norm. At Spendrix , we’re big fans of these advancements in transportation technology.

Top 3 Priorities for Manufacturing Companies in 2018

Cerasis

Companies are hoping to continue their revenue growth in 2018 by setting priorities for manufacturing in 3 key areas. And though manufacturing companies are striving to control their costs and cut back on unnecessary expenses, many companies reported increasing their marketing budgets, including technology, to invest in the future of their revenue growth. Here are the top 3 priorities for manufacturing companies in 2018.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place. Before we fully get to establishing a framework effective KPIs when engaging with a logistics company, we must take a step back and understand how to apply the creation of stakeholder value.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

This rapid growth followed by market decline has led oil and gas companies to finally face reality — i.e., that they need to move up the supply chain maturity curve to enable profitable growth moving forward. One area where significant waste exists is transportation management.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management

Cerasis

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

Freight Transportation Companies Slashed Payrolls in January

CHAINalytics

Employers in the logistics and transportation sector … The post Freight Transportation Companies Slashed Payrolls in January appeared first on Chainalytics. Job cuts at courier, trucking operations came amid continued gains in warehouse employment By Erica E. Phillips February 3, 2017 Couriers and other cargo-handling businesses slashed payrolls by 13,000 jobs in January, ending several months of gains during which the logistics sector ramped up for the holiday season.

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[WHITE PAPER] Why Blockchain is Set to Transform Transportation Management

Cerasis

Blockchain set to Transform Transportation Management & Trucking Blockchain’s use in logistics and transportation management is an exciting area of study. In the age of software-as-a-service and cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS).

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to implement this visibility, it is crucial that companies take into consideration many elements. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle.

A Portfolio Management Approach to Transportation Optimization

Talking Logistics

A more effective practice is to take a “portfolio management” approach to transportation analysis and optimization, which provides deeper insights into what’s really happening in your transportation network and unlocks greater opportunities for cost savings and continuous improvement.

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Cerasis

The business landscape is ever changing, numerous innovations have allowed companies to transcend borders and become global entities. Global leaders should retain suppliers with vested interest in the long-term success of the company.

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. What impact are these technologies having on transportation managed services? How are they delivering value to companies? Companies can use this data beyond where a truck is to make useful decisions.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Cerasis

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. A company can look at that information to trim costs, using it to isolate where and when assets spoil or get lost. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. The blockchain isn’t wildly popular in transportation management yet.