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Logistics managers must juggle many tasks regularly. Logistics data management remains essential to keeping the supply chain network profitable. However, many management teams still struggle with this concept. Analytics logistics data management

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. The Regulation and Data Management. However, in today’s information-driven supply chain, data often flows in parallel with the passage of freight. Each of these supply chain participants may use various protocols, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Transportation Management (TM) systems, and information may be transmitted at different times.


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Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize


The more granular and comprehensive the data captured in digital format, the higher the fidelity and resolution of the picture presented through digitization. Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. From the perspective of Logistics, understanding digitization is particularly relevant because much of the information logistics requires is in analog format. Why should Logistics Care about Digitization?

Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management


The volume and opportunity to collect and manage transportation data is increasing, and companies are clamoring over their potential. Logistics companies are already working hard to use sensor […]. Data, Analytics, Metrics, KPIs Blog Posts

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Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize


The more granular and comprehensive the data captured in digital format, the higher the fidelity and resolution of the picture presented through digitization. Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. From the perspective of Logistics, understanding digitization is particularly relevant because much of the information logistics requires is in analog format. Why should Logistics Care about Digitization?

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

Logistics Automation and Blockchain: What’s the Potential?


Up to 64% of supply chain leaders consider Big Data Analytics the best way to overcome supply chain challenges, asserts Antonia Renner of ComputerWorld, but new technologies, such as logistics automation and blockchain, may hold much more opportunity than meets the eye. Logistics automation and blockchain have potential applicability to payment processing, freight location monitoring, order fulfillment, and more. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. 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. Another week, another acquisition in the third-party logistics (3PL) market.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Here on Talking Logistics , however, the sun is shining bright. Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters. The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management. The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics (3,528 views). It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping (2,981 views).

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. So, I have a small ask: It doesn’t cost you anything to access the posts and videos we publish on Talking Logistics, thanks to our sponsors. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ). London’s Delivery Cube “pauses” logistics operations to focus on tech platform ( TechCrunch ). February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). If the rumors are true, the next piece in Amazon’s logistics puzzle is buying an airport, specifically Hahn airport in Germany. the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

This Week in Logistics News (June 27 – July 1, 2016)

Talking Logistics

With many folks taking off early for the holiday weekend, I’ll just go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Exporters Wary as Shipping Safety Rule [SOLAS] Kicks In (WSJ – sub. Trucker Path Joins AscendTMS™ to Offer Free Transportation Management Software (TMS) to Carriers and Freight Brokers. Descartes: The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Companies like XPO Logistics Inc.

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Data is the New Gold


Are the phrases “data is the new gold” or “data is the new oil” just marketing slogans to entice businesses to spend more money on technology? For centuries, the use of data was at a stage comparable with the use of oil for lighting with a petrol lamp. Ubiquitous Data.

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Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments


Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments. In the five years since Freightos launched, logistics and technology have increasingly converged. According to CB Insight research , supply chain technology funding skyrocketed in 2016, reaching over $5 billion dollars, more than 10X 2013 levels, and creating more logistics startups every year. But beyond pure business value, logistics technology can also make the world a better place (seriously!)

6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016


2016 will be a defining year for the logistics industry , and transportation management practices must adapt to these changes. Some of these transportation management trends reflect real worries for the logistics industry. However, logistics providers and shippers are starting to understand how to best combat each of these problems through the application of transportation management technologies.

Why A Successful Transportation Management Program Is Empowered By Data


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. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency. 5 Areas of Technology Application to Aid in Logistics Visibility and Communication for en Route Disruptions. 6 Benefits of Applying Useable Data in Logistics For Continuous Improvement.

Why Logistics Service Providers & Shippers Use Freight Data to Gain Market Share


By their very structure and nature, logistics and supply chain processes require multiple management levels. Management requirements remain often distributed and cut across multiple organizations and domains, making it challenging to keep everyone connected, informed, and up to date.

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Roberto Crippa: “If you try to manage new business with old rules you fail”

Supply Chain Movement

The business is getting tougher as more and more professional buyers at Customer’s site are managing procurement and purchasing. 1) Demand Management (demand forecasting, scarcity management and part of sales back office). 3) Logistics (inbound/outbound transportation, materials and finished goods warehouses). A technician has a different perspective to the way in which the supply chain can manage variety.

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5 ways TMS transforms Logistics Managers' jobs


That’s where the need for Transportation Management System (TMS) comes into play. A survey featured in Logistics Management shows that just 35% of shippers are using TMS in their supply chain. Logistics managers need to realize that adding TMS instead of headcount can be the right way to grow their business. By automating manual processes, you can have time to focus on other important tasks like strategic planning, management.

This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Trimble to Acquire the Assets of Asset Forestry Limited to Extend its Logistics Capabilities. Kewill and CarrierWeb Penetrate China Transportation Market with Mobility and Data Management Solutions. China remains an important focus for supply chain and logistics technology providers, as evidenced by this week’s announcements by Amber Road and Kewill. I remember when I visited China in 2005 and I met with the CEO of a leading logistics service provider.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations. 2018 Trend #2: Big Data and Advanced Analytics in the Cloud. Fear of the cloud is diminishing as concerns over data security give way to the desire for fast, flexible, high-powered computing.

Networking – A powerful trend in production and logistics

DELMIA Quintiq

“The topic of networking in production and logistics has caught on and is now a trend for most companies. This was the view taken by Frank Tinschert, Director of Quintiq’s Logistics Business Unit, during an interview with DVZ magazine’s editor-in-chief Günther Hörbst on the famous Red Sofa of this logistics trade journal, at the German Logistics Convention in Berlin. He stressed that this data must be converted to valuable information for companies.

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Mitigate Seasonality and Other Logistics Disruptions with TMS Supporting Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Collaborator

– Choose technology that supports operating with actionable data instead of making decisions based on questionable, public information. – Contradictory streams of conflicting industry media market perspectives is no way to plan for actual supply logistics. First, accept that it is nearly impossible to rely on trends data derived in industry media outlets for any kind of effective transportation planning.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

And now let us examine the reasons why a career in logistics offers so much diversity to so many workers. Supply chain management is increasingly making an impact on the overall functioning of the business and influencing C-suite decisions. Do you want to be managing people?

A Guide to Maximizing Your Fleet Management Data

GTG Technology Group

Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Fleet Management Data. You don’t have to manage your fleet in the dark. Management data can shed light on your operations, exposing weaknesses and illuminating opportunities for improvement. Knowing how to effectively leverage management data, however, is something with which many operations struggle. Your data must be integrated and actionable for your business to enjoy real returns.

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Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value


The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. Shippers need to consider how the freight data trends will affect dropshipping, omnichannel shipping, reporting capabilities, and much more. Data Freight Omnichannel Transportation Management Trends

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You Need Offsite Backup in the Transportation Industry

GTG Technology Group

The transportation industry represents a complex matrix of logistics, communication, and data. At the cutting edge of data management, successful companies are turning to cloud solutions as an all-inclusive, scalable solution. Combinations of tangible and virtual devices are now required to best approach business in the transportation industry. In some cases, data would not be recoverable at all.

Taking Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension: Shipper Symposium 2019


During the three days, industry leaders, executives, partners, sponsors, carriers and shippers had the opportunity to discuss current industry trends such as data management and technology, capacity constraints, and economic and regulatory issues that are impacting the transportation of goods across the globe. Companies are willing to share data to get a more holistic view, and that’s a game-changer.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Drones, driverless vehicles, and global trade all made the headlines in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Teamsters Tell UPS: No Drones or Driverless Trucks (WSJ – sub. Alibaba’s logistics arm works on driverless technology as automation pace picks up (South China Morning Post). E2open Strengthens Channel Data Management Capabilities with Acquisitions of Birch Worldwide and Entomo.

Four Strategies to Optimize Logistics Spending (Part 2)

Supply Chain Network

In my last post , I shared some surprising stats about the lack of a systems-based approach for logistics procurement. More than 80 percent believe that procurement technology streamlines data management and improves the efficiency of managing complex sourcing, and 68 percent understand the impact that procurement technology has on the bottom line. Redefine ‘relevant data.’ However, this creates a narrow view of the logistics category.

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management. It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. Today, SCM systems are critical to businesses of all sizes and in all industries for managing their day to day operations.

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Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

While prior risk management disruptions occurred and quickly established a new normal, in the COVID-19 pandemic, the only normal is constant change. The systems–based on shipment and order data–were out of step with the market. The Emergence of Logistics as Constraint.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.


This was later joined by powerhouse Amadeus in the 1980s, as 1978 airline deregulation morphed reservation management systems into Global Distribution Systems, combining schedule and fare information into pricing management. Yes, believe it or not it costs US$999 to take a look at a not-so-complex set of XML “open” standard, which is still incomplete, 13 years after the initiative was launched by the International Air Transport Association.

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The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. However, a number of presentations identified significant opportunities to drive out cost through asset productivity and logistics improvements.

Pharma Shipping Best Practices in the Time of COVID

Intelligent Audit

Pharma shipping trends today help streamline communications, speed border crossings, manage workforce safety, and handle evolving regulations and protocols. Thus, it’s imperative to have a few best practices to follow when managing such shipments regardless.