Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

I speak at many industry conferences throughout the year, where the majority of the audience are shippers — that is, supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing and retail companies. How do you plan for the future of transportation?

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

What do you get when you bring together shippers, logistics service providers, and a transportation management system (TMS) vendor in New Orleans? Lots of interesting conversations, insights, and networking opportunities, which is exactly what took place earlier this month at the MercuryGate User Conference 2014 (MercuryGate is a Talking Logistics sponsor). Brad Young, VP Network Solutions and Services, Mode Transportation.

Supply Chain Conference

Logistics Bureau

A Supply Chain Conference with a difference! In fact many differences… Who know how when you go to a traditional Supply Chain Conference , you can sometimes be left wanting? Now that would be a Supply Chain Conference with a difference wouldn’t it?

Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

Nonetheless, my takeaways below from the recent GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference provides some insight about the company, it’s success to date, and where it’s heading (assuming Infor doesn’t make any significant changes). The GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference marked a first for me: it was the first conference where I tweeted soundbites and insights from the sessions I attended. In the 12 months prior to the conference… $156 billion in value of goods on orders managed. $21

A Transportation Network is Your Pit Crew

Talking Logistics

You’ve developed a well thought out transportation plan that supports your supply chain. You’ve conducted a transportation procurement event and have agreements in place with carrier partners to provide the type of capacity you need, where and when you need it. You’ve communicated the final transportation plan and carrier strategy to your internal and external constituents, and have made essential business process changes to ensure successful execution.

The New JDA: Focused on the 3PL Industry (Takeaways from FOCUS 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

That’s how JDA Software’s CEO, Baljit Dail, summarized the feedback he was getting from customers and partners at FOCUS 2015 , the company’s user conference held last month in Orlando, FL, which had more than 2,000 attendees from 30 countries. “It feels like a new JDA.”.

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Takeaways from Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2017 Conference

Talking Logistics

Addressing this problem is at the heart of Manhattan Associates’ Active Solutions, which the company introduced a couple of weeks ago at its Momentum 2017 conference. Strategic transportation modelling capabilities.

The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to speak to a group of oil and gas executives at the DHL Global Energy conference this week, held in the Petroleum Club. The conference was a great opportunity to interact with logistics and procurement executives in an environment of open dialogue and discussion. All of a sudden, everyone is “knocking on the door” of procurement and logistics, asking for cost improvements.

Why Do Transportation Budgets Fail?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Why do transportation budgets fail? It’s a thorny topic, even for transportation professionals trying to trace an increase back to its source. Imagine what it’s like for senior executives who have no background in transportation as they try to understand it.

Gartner 2019 Supply Chain Executive Conference Recap

Savi

Gartner 2019 SCC: A New Era: Convergence of the Digital and Physical Supply Chain Savi attended the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference again this year in Phoenix. The post Gartner 2019 Supply Chain Executive Conference Recap appeared first on Savi Technology.

Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

Talking Logistics

The quest to identify and achieve transportation cost savings is an ongoing one for transportation and logistics executives. It’s also a focus area for CEOs and CFOs because of transportation’s impact on the bottom line.

TMS for SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt

Talking Logistics

What defines the small and mid-sized business (SMB) market for transportation management systems (TMS)? Procurement & Contract Management.

What Do Shippers Want? The Right Mix of Technology, Managed Services, and Advice

Talking Logistics

and “What is a transportation management system?” This reality was underscored for me at the recent CLX Logistics Annual Customer Conference , where I delivered a keynote presentation on “Important Skills and Attributes Tomorrow’s Transportation Leaders Must Have” (a topic for a future post). Some of them have their own internally-developed transportation management system, while others, like CLX Logistics, have strategic partnerships with software-as-a-service TMS vendors.

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

We’re headed back to the sunshine state for BluJay’s annual SOAR Customer Conference , and excited to share what we have in store this year! Uncategorized SOAR Transport Management Software

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

In the majority of today’s cold-chain operations, data from condition monitoring is either nonexistent or requires hours or days to procure – making it inactionable.

Software is Not Enough: SAP and Descartes Partner on TMS Connectivity

Talking Logistics

That is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, questions shippers should ask before implementing a Transportation Management System — specifically if they’re implementing a traditional, behind-the-firewall solution.

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? First, let’s define TMS – this is the software used to manage purchased transportation. When the implementation team doesn’t know what they don’t know.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

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Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.”

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

In addition, some factories near the airport and conference will be closed August 20th to September 7th; exports from the area are likely to ramp up to account for the factory closures. Robinson offices, procurement teams, and customers.

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

We’re headed back to the sunshine state for BluJay’s annual SOAR Customer Conference , and excited to share what we have in store this year! Uncategorized SOAR Transport Management Software

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

A Transportation Management System (TMS) optimizes freight to utilize the most effective lanes and routes. transportation fuel) at a reduced cost that comes with buying in greater quantities. Logistics Transportation Management Warehouse logistics cost reduction

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today, and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area. I was amazed at the speed and convenience of the technical solutions emerging in the procurement area, based on the discussions I had with the individuals present. I also met with a firm that specializes in negotiating third party contracts with transportation providers, ACSPE.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Of course, chances are that this spring, while I’m away at a conference, my wife will get her payback and turn the A/C on without any debate either. How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat?

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

May was a conference month. Social media awash with pictures of supply chain professionals attending the Lady Gaga event at SAP’s Sapphire, celebrating with drinks at the Gartner event, or rocking to the ZZ Top performance at JDA’s Icon conference trumpeted excitement.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Marten Transport Ltd.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In my post last week about Descartes’ user conference , I commented on how the company had made 28 acquisitions since 2005, including 7 acquisitions since 2013, and how global trade content was a growing focus for the company (evidenced by its acquisition of Customs Info).

TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

TMC

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak again at CSCMP’s annual global conference, which focused on providing attendees with real-world strategies to maximize and transform supply chains.

TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

TMC

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak again at CSCMP’s annual global conference, which focused on providing attendees with real-world strategies to maximize and transform supply chains.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Contract analytics can provide a summary view on performance and pricing deviations, risks, statistics (expiry, renewal and pending), procurement and sales metrics. In a presentation at the EMPOWER conference held in Orlando, a large utility shared how procurement had used the decision-making algorithm embedded in the Emptoris suite of tools to guide users into the appropriate contractual mechanism.

For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The good news is that that there is a lot of work going on in this area, such as the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) , which already has several hundred companies in the transportation and logistics industry participating. And just last week, the Blockchain in Supply Chain Alliance (BiSCA) was announced , with a focus on procurement, planning, warehousing, and transportation processes.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

And we have more than enough package supply to utilize the 40 planes we’ve procured.”. That was the main question I addressed at the SMC3 Connections Conference a few weeks ago, and I will share my thoughts in an upcoming post.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

If a planning project short-circuits the conference room pilot stages, it will be difficult to ever maximize the value from the investment. This allows shared services of procurement and transportation to function smoothly to achieve the economies of scale.

Supply chain events calendar Europe for 2014

Supply Chain Movement

So mark your calendar with the relevant supply chain conferences. Procurement Transformation Summit. American Conference. Logistics & Supply Chain Conference. ECR Europe Conference. Best of the Best S&OP Conference. 3th Retail Supply Chain Conference.

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