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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.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Social media helps, too, by allowing you to access information on suppliers of raw materials and services that you won’t find anywhere else. Did they meet the customer delivery requirements? Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00

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4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

3rdwave

There are 4 fundamental areas where global transportation is challenged. Three of these challenges are variants on traditional transportation challenges and the last is relatively new but growing in importance. Transportation Cost Management. Transportation Cost Management.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation Management?

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

When it comes to adapting the retail network for an omni-channel approach, a focus on the customer is essential. Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Customers have a new viewpoint on shopping.

The Nightmare Before Christmas E-Commerce Shipping

Veridian Solutions

Planning for Christmas e-commerce shipping used to be an annual process. As explained by Troy Graham of Total Retail , the relentless customer demand creates “micro-peaks” throughout the year. Driving Forces of the Nightmare Before Christmas E-Commerce Shipping. The driving forces of the real nightmare before Christmas e-commerce shipping arise from the need to ship more products, guarantee order accuracy , and stay competitive with Amazon and others.

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.

How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

Now more than ever, companies – regardless of industry – are looking for ways to improve customer service while also cutting costs and growing the top line. Initiating change in any organization can seem like a daunting task, but if done properly, can produce substantial and lasting results – both internally and for your customers. Customer Base – vis-à-vis state. Contracted Freight Rates – Negotiate to reduce rates or source major lanes to external carriers.

What 2017 Reveals for Transportation Management Software in 2018

GTG Technology Group

Top Trends in Transportation Management Software Development. Those that do will transform into innovative companies that offer customers the best in transportation service. They offered clients reliable service at a reasonable price. Sources: [link].

Four Reasons Why You Should Be Using Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

Adopt Transportation Management Software Today. Transporting goods seems straightforward, but to the experienced professional, it’s a complicated balance of success, unforeseen circumstances, and problem management. Strengthen Customer Relationships. Sources: [link].

Reducing Parcel Transportation Costs Thru Parcel Audits

Cerasis

Parcel auditing is an excellent means of recapturing revenue by reducing parcel transportation costs for shippers around the globe. To put this in perspective, a $10 million business may spend up to $1 million on parcel shipping. That amounts to $100,000 of shipping costs that may not accurately reflect the carriers’ actual charges. Therefore, isolating and correcting these errors and preventing their financial impacts could result in savings in transportation costs.

Why A Successful Transportation Management Program Is Empowered By Data

Cerasis

Today we continue our long series and look at teaching shippers how to remain strategic when it comes to logistics and their transportation management program. In this post we will talk about how you can improve your transportation management program by focusing on using data, extracted from the use of technology, such as a transportation management system, that then people can use to continuously improve. Data Management and Transportation Services.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

Rather than pouring funding into the Highway Trust Fund blindly, the FAST Act is operating similar to education funding sources. While transportation management systems work to improve the efficiency and productivity of logistics operations, carriers not reasonably work on roads themselves.

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.

7 Freight Costs Considerations That Will Have Shippers Rethinking In-House Transportation Management

Cerasis

In the complex world of modern transportation, companies lacking the experience to professionally handle the intricacies of transportation management are sure to find controlling shipping costs an extreme challenge. Here are just some of the typical issues that businesses encounter in undertaking self-management of freight transportation management. Shipping costs impact all departments' budgets. domestic carriers and their long-time priority customers.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This can be costly in man hours, customer service (goods needed cannot be processed), accidents (safety): unloading a container and the forklift dies: the pallet slips off the forklift tines which can injure employees. Focus on the Customer.

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. You may have to learn how to navigate a new software, or your organization may simply need additional training on a new transportation management system (TMS). 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. Customer Satisfaction.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge.

Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s President of Managed Services, Jordan Kass, spoke before Congress to detail industry concerns over the U.S. On June 28, 2016, Mr. Kass testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

Is managing your transportation operations an art form? Customers have high expectations for quicker deliveries and more visibility into the delivery process, plus you have endless, changing constraints to deal with too. In today’s business environment, no planner is simply loading freight onto a truck and shipping it from Point A to Point B via a common carrier. Sometimes being creative means waiting to act until you have better insight into your shipping options.

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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. Customer interactions.

Plan for greater success: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

DELMIA Quintiq

Suhas Bhise (Head of PPC, Logistics and Sourcing, Arvind Limited): At Arvind, we began looking for a new solution because there was a limitation to how much our existing planning system could meet our requirements. Vivek: Amazon is looking into predictive shipping.

Increasing Shipper-Carrier Collaboration with Transplace’s Planned Continuous Moves Lanehub Platform

Transplace

When Lanehub founder and CEO, Mark Hackl, left his position as part of Schreiber Foods’ transportation team in 2015, he had a single mission in mind: Develop a low-cost solution that makes collaboration simple between shippers and carriers.

Profit Is Stalling? Take A Look At Your Supply Chain!

Abivin

Reasons for stalled profit and its core relation with supply chain management Poor Customer Service by inefficient data tracking systems and poor supply chain visibility Today, consumers have so many options that they can turn to if they encounter a bad service experience.

Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

These are all used in three main areas that include warehouse management, order fulfillment and transportation management. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. Transportation Management.

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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Why Include a Third-Party Logistics Provider in Your Logistics RFQ?

Zipline Logistics

This strategy directly contrasts with quoting every order as it becomes ready to ship, which will subject your operation to freight market pricing and capacity fluctuations. In the past, many shippers have chosen to focus their transportation RFPs solely on asset-based carriers.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

I find senior executives love to throw around superlatives like customer-centric, agile, efficient and responsive but lack the understanding of how the words translate to supply chain strategy in the real world. It has been awhile.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The 7 Benefits of Made in USA Driven by Reshoring Movement, Technology, and Better Transportation Costs

Cerasis

Moreover, “Made in the USA” tags can win over domestic customers who want to feel good about their purchases. But first, you may need to remind your customers about the benefits of “Made in USA” and of using domestic manufacturers, including: Cheaper, More Reliable Shipping.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

On the transportation side of things, supply chain analytics and blockchain will increase transparency into freight management and customer service levels.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

Kinaxis

Phillips, SVP of Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-To-Market for PepsiCo shared during his keynote presentation at the Gartner Executive Supply Chain Conference, this digital revolution presents enormous challenges and opportunities across the end-to-end consumer value chain.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. Despite a huge rise in demand for truckers to transport these imports and exports, the number of qualified drivers is not growing. Demand for information technology (IT) services in the logistics industry appears to have increased in recent years as more companies begin to deploy IT resources in their logistics/supply chain operations. Subscribe Here!

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

The Descartes Global Logistics Network has 16,500+ customers on it, with more than 13 billion messages processed per year and more than 66 million routes/resources managed per year. What is the #1 technology topic Descartes CEO Ed Ryan gets asked about?

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Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

These sources while functional are difficult to connect. Most deployments focus on functional excellence–manufacturing, transportation, customer service or procurement. There are no solutions that connect source, make and deliver in many-to-many architectures.

Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

By just registering into a logistics network through an app, ANYONE can become a valid, authentic transporter. Let’s take an example: A supplier, Mr. Daniel of ABC Goods, needs to ship a consignment from location A to location B. Now, that’s true on-demand service!