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. 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.

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.

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! Do you know your freight classes ?

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. This trend continued as advancements in manufacturing grew into the mid-19 th century.

[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.

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. Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019. We’re over halfway through 2019 and there has already been a number of memorable moments and highlights.

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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.

What is the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) & How Could It & the Trans-Pacific Partnership Impact Manufacturing?


As a business owner, you have heard of the impact of reshoring on the US economy and the steadily growing number of jobs in manufacturing. However, the number of manufacturing jobs will never reach the same highs it had in the past. To prepare for the unexpected, unforeseen perils of the future, you need to know what the TPA is and how it will affect the economy and the manufacturing industry. Decrease in Technology-Side of US Manufacturing.

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. But, absolute gains in LTL freight volumes have been decent, such that tonnage in 2014 passed the pre-recession highs.

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.

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. Manufacturing Geek , @CamstarSystems ].

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.

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.

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] 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. BONUS: Freight and Transportation Costs Must be Considered in Supply Chain Planning. Freight volumes should start to climb again by the end of the year.

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. The preferred method to manufacture FRP is compression molding.

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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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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

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.

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.

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% 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. Using these types of DDVN based inventory replenishment policies allows customers to reduce supply chain variability, optimize inventory levels, and minimize freight expense.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some more excerpts from the article: Novo Nordisk A/S, the Danish drugmaker, booked some air-freight slots to prepare for the possibility of significant border delays, Pinder Sahota, its U.K. Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management?

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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.

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.

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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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.

Why Tesla’s Gigafactory Is (Still) the Assembly Line of This Century


But a bottleneck in the Model 3's assembly line now has skeptics wondering if the comparison is still apt. 1913 marks the birth of the inventor’s famous assembly line, which changed the way we think about manufacturing.

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UltraShipTMS Transportation Logistics Platform Selected by Masonite

Supply Chain Collaborator

Global Leader in Door Manufacturing Implements Transportation Management System Software. Masonite will be implementing UltraShipTMS to manage its inbound and outbound logistics to and from its 45 manufacturing facilities across the US, Canada and Mexico.

How the Total Cost of Ownership of Electric Trucks Influences Fleet Decisions

GTG Technology Group

Calculating the TCO of an electric rig depends on facts released by the companies manufacturing the trucks. Choose diesel first to begin the comparison. To compare the price of your diesel truck with an electric model, you can either go back to the calculator’s home page and resubmit the information under the “Electric” category or use the tool’s built-in comparison feature. Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Electric Vs. Diesel Trucks .

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

And by comparison and with apparently so much to gain, why do some logistics service providers and their clients fail to team up effectively? For instance, two manufacturers pool their purchasing to buy more services more cost-efficiently from the same logistics provider.

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Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

And by comparison and with apparently so much to gain, why do some logistics service providers and their clients fail to team up effectively? For instance, two manufacturers pool their purchasing to buy more services more cost-efficiently from the same logistics provider.

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Logistics Outsourcing


Strategic Freight Bids: A Benefit of Logistics Outsourcing. For shippers, freight bids are typically the first and most effective tool used to identify savings opportunities in transportation spend.