How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Without hard data, you can’t take action. However, as we’ve noted in a previous post, getting the right data is key as well.

Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Talking Logistics

Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. The shift began, and in procurement we saw an increase in bid activity that has continued into 2019. Transportation Procurement: Things to Keep in Mind.

What Is the Impact of Big Data in the Transportation & Supply Chain Industries?

Cerasis

Big data will be a defining force in the future of logistics, but the benefits of big data are already being felt. This graphic shows the true scope of impact of big data in the Transportation, SupplyChain & Logistics industries. . Data Supply Chain Transportation

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

The amount of information and improvement possible through big data can be overwhelming. Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �. How to Get Started with Your Big Data Strategy. .

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. However, both logistics and procurement often become isolated in modern companies, resulting in inefficient practices and a sluggish production value. So, why do supply chain managers not take advantage of this data with respect to procurement?

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. What is Electronic Data Interchange? Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. History of EDI and EDI In Transportation and Logistics.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Implementing proven procurement processes for oilfield trucking. Utilizing sand and production water transportation solutions. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Future Of Procurement: What Is Your Role?

Cerasis

At Cerasis we work with our shipper customers who procure items every day and have needs for inbound freight management as they secure those products from their vendors. The Future of Procurement is Driven by Technology. Enter The Future of Procurement , an Oxford Economics study.

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. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Data Maturity A Guide to Transformation. data have been at the heart of panel and networking conversations. speakers are professing "data got sexy" and data is now a core strategy for. that has fallen short, comes back to the same root failure; the data was.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain. Cloud-based systems offer many benefits throughout the procurement supply chain, reports Procurious HQ.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Again and again, digitization and data were at the heart of panel and networking conversations. Even headline speakers were professing “data got sexy” and data is now a core strategy for companies looking to succeed. and “What are we using the data for?”

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Cerasis

As time passed, procurement gradually gained a larger role in the scope of manufacturing and order fulfillment. By the mid-1950s , procurement had become a commonplace aspect of minor business, and procurement was almost comparable to secretarial work.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly. Ask Traditional Questions, and Let Big Data Provide Answers. Transportation modes used in procurement and shipping.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time. Data rules.

Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

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A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it.

Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out What Exactly Is Procurement? As we’ve chronicled on the Argentus Blog, it’s no secret that the world of Procurement is changing and fast. Procurement, you’ve come a long way, baby!

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 1)

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JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. . Procurement Trends in Manufacturing. How are they impacting the procurement organization and proficiency? This the power of big data analytics.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. It Would Benefit Both Procurement and Suppliers To Write in a Clear, Friendly, and Organized Manner. Data and Privacy. Procurement

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018

Cerasis

Transportation management will evolve dramatically 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). Fortunately, shippers can prepare for increasing prices by understanding these 5 top transportation management trends. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Transportation management technology evolved throughout 2016. The IoT Became a Core Concept in Transportation Management Technology. Increasing urban mobility and accessibility of shipment routes are driving forces of IoT use in transportation management technology.

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. For example, transportation management often focuses on the journey of products after manufacturing. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. What Is Procurement Management?

Big data and supply chain optimization: Illusion vs. reality

DELMIA Quintiq

Suddenly, discussions seem to treat big data as a driver for incredible innovation. Assuming that big data was superior to “just any data” came from evidence in the B2C market, but this did not stop bold predictions about how it could also transform supply chain operation.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. Logistics LTL ltl procuremen

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. And, what are some of the key factors retailers need to consider when developing their transportation plans?

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 Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network. That’s 258 operational facilities in the US and another 486 distributed around the world (see map below, data from MWPVL ).

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Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

In the first episode of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence, Chris Timmer of LeanLogistics (a Talking Logistics sponsor) outlined the attributes of a strong transportation management foundation and how to build it. Transportation strategy is the second component, and that’s focused on positioning transportation to support your supply chain strategy (i.e.,

Data Driven Logistics: Using Visibility for Better Customer Experience

20Cube Logistics

Data is the talk of the town. Data is not only required for smooth functioning but also for better control on the process. Is data really the show stopper? The captured data comes in use to analyse the trends and predict demand.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Going to Market with Your Transportation RFP

Talking Logistics

This time of year, many shippers are reviewing and updating their transportation plan for the back half of the year and many will be considering issuing RFPs for new or changed capacity needs. I am often asked what shippers should consider (beyond the obvious of reducing cost) when deciding whether to go to market with a transportation RFP and what the associated best practices are. Use only your data to determine benchmarks for your next RFP.

Transportation, Planning, and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Talking Logistics

But when PwC asked CEOs in a recent survey ( Global Retail and Consumer Goods CEO Survey: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative ) what areas most needed their additional attention to achieve omni-channel fulfillment, 88 percent said it is their transportation and logistics operations.

What Are Other Shippers Doing? Leading Practices in Transportation Procurement

Talking Logistics

In many ways, the success of a company’s transportation operations begins with how well it plans and executes its transportation procurement process. Although there is no “one size fits all” approach to transportation procurement, there are some fundamental practices that shippers should consider when developing their transportation procurement strategy and executing a bid. What is the best way to leverage benchmarking data and market intelligence?