Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects


There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. than simple cost comparisons. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs


Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs.

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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Current outbound tender volume is up 34 percent over 2019 and 38 percent over 2018 in year-over-year comparisons. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!


As we see this year, there are more cars on the road (meaning carriers want that attractive freight), and we are also seeing tight capacity. Don't let the bird not be the star of the show, make sure your freight is ready to go! That’s not just good news for consumers; capacity is opening up for freight carriers. Raw materials (groceries), manufacturing (preparation), delivery (presentation), etc. Do you know your freight classes ?

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. According to an article published in FreightWaves , “ Tender volumes are racing to the upside and are tracking positive year-over-year in May, albeit off of a depressed 2019 comparison. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

The Manufacturing Renaissance: This Ain’t Your Grandpappy’s Manufacturing Industry


Manufacturing Renaissance?…… This sounds like a comparison to warring civilizations; however, this concept remains applicable to the manufacturing industry of modernity. Over the past 200 years, the US has grown from a small cluster of theologically-driven townships into the greatest manufacturing entity in the world. During the industrial revolution, manufacturing became the go-to career for the majority of Americans.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). By comparison, that’s almost as large as the15th largest US passenger fleet. And As For Global Freight…. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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The Ever Increasing Importance of Focusing on LTL Management as LTL Use Increases


The transportation mode LTL, or Less Than Truckload, has grown to become the predominant, preferred means of freight transportation across the US. Unfortunately, this produces a distinct challenge for manufacturers and businesses through 2017 and beyond: how will shippers manage to stay afloat with expected increases in the cost of LTL management while pertinent factors continue to drive the growth of LTL? FedEx Freight is the largest LTL provider, with about a 16% overall share.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup


Faster service, great capacity usage and direct connectivity with freight companies means better access to service providers. Freight Marketplaces : Cargomatic is a prime example of the rebirth of freight marketplaces. Instead of just instant, on-demand service, these marketplaces are attempting to make selecting a freight provider more efficient, all while trying to maintain the human relationship element. [ Talking Logistics , @talkinlogistics ].

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019


Moving freight through the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, may not be as difficult as it was in May, but it is no less complicated. Class 8 Orders Come In at 13,000 for June as Freight Movement Slows : June orders for North American Class 8 trucks were down 69% from last June – not a totally surprising plunge given the tough comparison to the sales environment created by the 2018 freight boom. Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019


Moving freight through the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, may not be as difficult as it was in May, but it is no less complicated. Class 8 Orders Come In at 13,000 for June as Freight Movement Slows : June orders for North American Class 8 trucks were down 69% from last June – not a totally surprising plunge given the tough comparison to the sales environment created by the 2018 freight boom. Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019.

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Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whatever your Industry you should be able to make comparisons to competitors, do benchmarking, and even compare yourself on key metrics across industries. Lean for instance is equally applicable in Supply Chain as it is in Manufacturing or anywhere else. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Freight Management. Freight management is driven by time-critical, manual tasks. This will improve the ability for data analytics to be used to improve operations and provide an efficient and scalable freight management workflow. Price Lookup and Comparison.

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Investopedia defines Distribution as “Distribution management refers to overseeing the movement of goods from supplier or manufacturer to point of sale. I have worked in Distribution Centres that also manage Freight Management, Inventory Control, Resource Planning, Strategy and more.

What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

Outsourcing–procurement, manufacturing and transportation– decreased visibility and increased data latency. Supply Chain Risk Drivers: A Comparison of Risk. ou Feasibility (noun) : The state or degree of being easily or conveniently done. Oxford Dictionary).

[INFOGRAPHIC] Super Bowl of Manufacturing: Wash. vs. Mass.


The teams’ states make for interesting comparisons off the field. New England, especially Massachusetts, has a long history of manufacturing that has evolved from clothing and shoes to electronics and chemical products — with good wages to show for it. As you know by now, we love bringing you interesting infographics and information around manufacturing. Super Bowl of Manufacturing Infographic. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

The Value of a Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping System & 8 Steps to Select the Best System for You


If your company’s freight spend is $1 million, that 1 percent amounts to lost opportunities of $10,000. Now, imagine the savings if 1 percent of your parcel shipments, which make up 75 percent of total freight spend, cost half as much as they do now. The opportunities for savings in parcel freight management are clear and add up much faster than shippers may realize. Start with your organization’s existing freight spend on parcel shipping.

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Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Supply Chain Network

Let’s start by more specifically defining both Plastic and Composite pallets, followed by a quick comparison on some key characteristics. Plastic pallets refer to pallets made of a thermoplastic polymer, the method of manufacture varies depending on the style and loading requirements, typical processes used include thermoforming, injection molding, and blow molding. The preferred method to manufacture FRP is compression molding.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far


We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs. Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy. Now, it's easy to think of technology as being a manufacturer-only realm.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

in January, driven by a strong manufacturing sector and easier comparisons due to early 2014’s weather issues. Freight Services Logistics Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy Carrier Capacity Driver Shortage Market Indicators Transportation Market Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

How Building Materials Manufacturers Can Address Rising Material Costs

USC Consulting Group

Firms in the building materials manufacturing space are, of course, among the numerous industrial businesses dealing with the repercussions of these duties. For comparison, the average price per thousand feet of Canadian fir, pine or spruce wood hovered near the $500 mark for most of 2017. This situation has put building materials manufacturers in a tough position. Freight expenses went up significantly last year, according to the U.S.

China’s Road Freight Market – Still Growing as Technology Takes Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

For the first half of 2019, China’s road freight market in terms of volume increased 5.8% In comparison to the U.S. trucking industry is on a roller coaster ride, the Chinese road freight market seems to be on a steady monthly year-over-year increase for 2019. He further said that many container truck drivers are working as taxi drivers while manufacturers in China investigate alternative production bases in Asia in the fight to survive the US-China trade war.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Updates, Enhances TMS Freight Allocation Module 2.0. Con-way Freight Announces 2013 General Rate Increase. Freight Shipments Fell 1.2% This week the company announced the release of Freight Allocation Module ™ (FAM) 2.0, “a web-based application that optimizes transportation by allowing shippers to auction freight with approved carrier partners.” Not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison, but still in the fruit category.

CPFR or Demand-Driven replenishment for your supply chain? Choose wisely….

The Network Effect

In fact some vendors have even published comparisons of the workflows in their systems to the structure of CPFR. Focusing on a single view of the consumer for all members of the extended supply chain requires an approach that includes retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers to all be connected across a multiparty execution backbone that orchestrates a coordinated response to the end-consumer’s demand signal. Tom Bullock (Flickr).

Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

Zipline Logistics

However, the freight market, and the domestic economy, rebounded from April lows much quicker than anticipated over the last month. During the last few weeks, outbound tender volumes, a useful measurement of freight in the market, have soared. Over the first five days in June, outbound tender volume was up over 7 percent in a year-over-year comparison. But there are a few trends that are currently affecting the freight. Produce Season Adds Volume to Freight Market.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process


When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. It measures the cost incurred by an organization to manufacture a quality product. A supplier’s risk can be quantified as a function of two variables (likelihood and impact of adverse events occurring) and ultimately assigned a level of risk for comparison and, later, prioritization.

Doing Business in the United States


For comparison, this makes the country about half the size of Russia or South America, and more than twice the size of the European Union. Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22 About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing. How would you describe the state of Manufacturing in the U.S.?

Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms


While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Shippers can now send freight across the ocean and use computers to generate, manage and streamline order fulfillment which was a significant boost to the modern economy, but it came with a caveat. People cannot improve on what they do not understand or know.

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BluJay Launches Transportation Modeling Application, Blazes Trail as First TMS Provider to Build Modeling Solution on LLamasoft Cloud Platform

BluJay Solutions

Visual comparison of scenario results across cost, stops, utilization, and distance. Through a blend of Data, Networks, and Applications, delivered in the BluJay Way, our DNA platform powers the Frictionless Supply Chain for thousands of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and logistics service providers.

Have Spot Market Rates Bottomed Out?

DAT Solutions

Yet the freight surges that many of us have been accustomed to seeing at this time have been noticeably absent. For multiple reasons, spot market freight volumes and rates have been trending down for most of 2015 -- van rates since March, and flatbed and reefer rates since June. PMI Sectors Produce More Freight Than NMI Counterparts. in October, the Non-Manufacturing Index (NMI) is up to 59.1 Freight RatesWe are swiftly moving into the holiday part of the year.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself


For our readers, who are in the supply chain and manufacturing space, we want to share information that helps you stay strategic. We will also include a bonus portion of the post to include what is the outlook for the freight marketplace in 2016 and what to consider as you start to plan for better transportation management in 2016. . BONUS: Freight and Transportation Costs Must be Considered in Supply Chain Planning. Minding Freight Bill Audits.

4 KPIs to Measure the Success of Your New Sustainability Strategy


Once you know your energy usage rates, you can start making comparisons, and find ways that you’re losing money or energy. Less-than-truckload ( LTL ) freight classification is a shipment based on the density of the products shipped. Scope 3 protocols measure all the ways a supply chain emits greenhouse gasses, including direct emissions from vehicles and manufacturing, electricity, utilities, and indirect activities like worker commutes and waste disposal.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

My friend Matthew Harding from Chainalytics raised that question on LinkedIn this morning by posting the following chart from Google Trends (which I modified to include “RFID” and “artificial intelligence” for comparison): No doubt, as I wrote last March in Blockchain Will Solve, Save, Cure Everything , blockchain has been severely over-hyped, with articles claiming it will solve hunger, the environment, free speech, and even save humanity.

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5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018


In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained by James Jaillet of Overdrive Online , will demand newer, faster and more efficient transportation management systems (TMS). The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. At the end of the day, a customer who is not receiving freight on time isn’t going to blame the carrier, but the shipper. Both carriers announced freight rate increases of nearly 5 percent in December.