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


Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document appeared first on Transportation Management Company | 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. In part two, Chuck focuses on how to draft your terms and conditions. Writing your terms of use can be a monumental task for anyone.

Where is Blockchain Headed? Follow the Money

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Innovation Strategy blockchain and trade documents MIT Center Transportation & Logistics MIT CTL Blockchain Research Team MIT CTL roundtables the future of blockchain

CormSquare’s Document Management System


A Document Management System is a technology platform built explicitly to streamline the management of documents. CormSquare’s DMS is an altogether latest office automation system to help users automate the documentation of all the business processes with absolute ease.

UltraShipTMS Partners with Microdea for Document Management

Supply Chain Collaborator

UltraShipTMS Users Can Opt to Enable Secure Digital Document Capture and Storage for Bills of Lading and other Logistics Docs. The post UltraShipTMS Partners with Microdea for Document Management appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

The BCP Evolution: From Dusty Documents to Real Resiliency


A few years ago, I was assigned responsibility for maturing a business continuity program (BCP). During the program’s creation, I had the opportunity to meet a number of business continuity leaders, many of whom had developed world-class systems for business continuity management.

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


According to Wikipedia and EDI Basics , Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic format between business partners. Having people involved slows down the processing of the documents and also introduces errors.

Greening Your Supply Chain With B2B Automation

Inbound Logistics

Replacing manual, paper-based processes with fully automated systems that use electronic B2B transactions in place of paper documents is one major step toward a greener supply chain

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Possibility to Transform Trade

Supply Chain Link

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade document is ten years in the making and has the potential to transform trade for all countries involved. American companies are looking to expand their business and maximize globalization. The U.S.

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Supply Chain Matters Research Center Up and Running

Supply Chain Matters

This blog serves as a brief update to all our Supply Chain Matters readership that the technical difficulties related to our Research Center document downloading appear to be resolved. Our Research Center can be accessed via the reader menu options on the left-hand side

“Digital Transformation” and Supply Chain Planning


This blog and the complete document (available for download) describes goals, technologies and approaches for getting there. The remainder of the document covers: How to “Optimize and Respond” via the Gartner CORE model. Click below for a copy of the entire document.

A Declaration of Supply Chain Independence

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Some parts of this historical document are… Supply Chain Management 4th of july independence day supply chain managementEvery year on July 4th, the United States stops to remember and celebrate the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence by Congress.

Keep Your Strategic Procurement Process From Walking Out the Door


So documenting those processes would be a waste of time. Here are just a few reasons why documenting your procurement processes is more important than you may realize: 1. If your processes aren’t documented, that knowledge leaves with them. Your people know their stuff.

Lean leadership: How can we drive lean problem solving efforts?


Prioritization of these items then leads to the problem solving being documented with A3 (directional etc.) These documents are maintained and facilitated by the team members but can be guided with the help of the lean leader(s) within the organization.

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The Impact of Internet to Implement eLogistics


Unusual Shipping Laws

Supply Chain Link

It’s important that you are well versed in the process of each country that is delivering or receiving your freight and that you have the required documentation to support your freight to ensure. Shipping freight internationally can be a daunting process.

What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN (Advanced Shipping Notification)?

3PL Insights

The amount of time and effort saved by using these technologies makes them a must-have when transferring documents to another company. This refers to the electronic interchange of documents between companies.

Mitigating Logistics Risk Through Blockchain


Compliance mandates can put a shipment days behind schedule for things as minor as checking the wrong box on a form or missing a single document. Logistics will always contain risks, but the use of blockchain in supply chain management can go a long way in prevention and mitigation.

Elementum's Guide to the Trans Pacific Partnership


While many aspects of the agreement are confidential, the Elementum News team looked through leaked documents and economic analysis to pool what is known about the TPP. After years of debate, talks about the Trans Pacific Partnership may soon come to a close.

Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The food safety plan is a living document that must be created with rigor and updated on a regular basis. This is not a “write it and file it” document. Documentation. In the event of an audit, the documentation must be complete and available.

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What can the SCOR model do for my supply chain?

The Network Effect

Components of perfect include all items and quantities on-time, using the customer’s definition of on-time, complete documentation and in the right condition. The Supply Chain Operations Reference model (“SCOR”) can be useful for measurement and benchmarking purposes.

How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment

Talking Logistics

Documenting these current state processes in process flow diagrams, also known as “swim-lane diagrams,” helps people visualize, on paper, what the process is. In designing this, you should create several documents similar to the current state.

5 Reasons Over Half of Data Science Projects Never Leave the Lab

River Logic

Instead, the tendency was to finish the task at hand — one that usually involved a knife-happy partner paired with a squeamish one who documented results with eyes half-shut. Remember dissecting a frog in middle school?

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What is A Day in the Life of Supply Chain Manager Like?

Supply Chain Opz

13:00: Review and approve of documents Of course, a supply chain manager has to perform some clerical tasks like approval of documents, contracts and so on. What is it like to be a supply chain manager?

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

I reviewed a strategy document last week, that listed technologies of interest and the desire to test, but the focus was on the automation of today’s processes. As I read the document, I shook my head. Headwinds: A force of resistance.

The Sustainable Supply Chain: 3 Easy Ways to Paperless


The process of downloading a document, printing it out, signing it, scanning it, uploading it, and forwarding it along is indeed a process. It also saves space by keeping the documents in an online portal, rather than taking up space in a filing cabinet.

Software Support Specialist

Supply Chain Collaborator

Developing and maintaining documentation UltraShipTMS. Including creating new user manuals for new implementations, as well as updating and maintaining existing documentation. Software Support Specialist. Job Description. The entry level position responsible for taking support calls for UltraShipTMS. They will either resolve the issue reported or escalate to a senior staff member for resolution.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Will APIs Replace Freight EDI? The Transportation Industry Moves Technology Forward


According to EDI Basics : Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic format between business partners.

6 Steps to Effectively Implement an Order Management System


Document Every Stage of the Implementation Process, Including Deliverables. When any new upgrade to the system is completed—a deliverable has been met—sign off on a written document attesting to that fact.

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The S&OP Word Cloud


A word cloud is a graphical representation of the occurrence of words on a web site or in a document. The more prevalent the word is in a document the more prominent it displays in the graphic. When the mist clears can we see a picture of S&OP?

Blockchain for ELD Roadcheck: How the Technology Aids ELD Management


For instance, the technology can be used to manage log violations in real time, track and monitor HOS rules, document violations, retain supporting documentation, audit ELD data, and hold drivers and fleet managers, accountable.

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and International Supply Chain Development

Logistics Viewpoints

The document is not an easy read, to say the least. […]. In last Friday’s “This Week in Logistics News” blog post, I mentioned that the TPP details had finally been released by the participating countries’ governments. Since Friday, I have spent a good deal of time reviewing the TPP trade agreement for topics of relevance to the logistics and logistics technology industries. Here is my first finding – I could never have been a lawyer.

Trends—February 2014

Inbound Logistics

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage


There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. “78% of respondents to Gartner’s most recent Chief Supply Chain Officer Survey identify talent as the No. 1 long-term supply chain risk”. Why is it happening?

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

For example, some countries require specific documentation to show that certain export regulations have been followed. So not only do companies need to follow all of the rules, they must have the proper documentation proving they have done so and keep that documentation for a required period of time. Possess the ability to communicate electronically and via paper-based documents. It should also allow for multiple document formats, not just PDFs.

[Infographic] Manufacturing Content Marketing Increases Over Last Year


A documented strategy gets results. This year’s study showed a 72% increase in companies’ documenting their content marketing strategy. Documenting your strategy allows you to set goals, identify benchmarks, and follow through on your objectives. Gaining experience creating, documenting, and implementing a strategy is what ultimately allows marketers to determine what works for their business — and to see sustainable success.