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.

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.

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Some parts of this historical document are… Supply Chain Management 4th of july independence day supply chain managementEvery year on July 4th, the United States stops to remember and celebrate the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

Off to another exciting year of student-industry engagement at NC State on cutting-edge supply chain projects


The students will review and document the current geography allocation process for Surplus/excess, Overage and Unconsumed Purchase parts inventory (SOUP).

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.

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.

The Biggest Mistake You’ll Ever Make (Supply Chain Change Management Tips)

The Network Effect

After asking this question, you set about the task of learning the current practices and procedures and documenting everything to a fairly low level of detail (along with the most common variations on those practices that you’ll almost always find in companies of any size).

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!


I also wrote a white paper and webinar that documented the journey that IBM took in developing the Transparent Supply Chain, and the catalysts that drove them to move in this direction.

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Blockchain has real potential to reduce ‘old school’ procure to pay transactions


Obviously global trade has lots of physical documents, and wet signatures being couriered around the world, and this generates many inefficiencies from fraud to documents being directed to the wrong place or taking a long time to get there.

The Power of Downstream Data for Sensing Demand


At this point, those benefits have been well documented in previous studies from various sources. Source: Supply Chain Insights, “The Power of Downstream Data”, July 2017. POS data helps sense and respond to localized demand.

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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.

Kinaxis Once Again Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record

The 21st Century Supply Chain

as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available here. by Trevor Miles This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc.

Kinaxis Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

The 21st Century Supply Chain

as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available here. by Lori Smith. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc.

Delay Encountered in Initial Delivery of A320neo

Supply Chain Matters

According to published reports, initial delivery customer Lufthansa elected to postpone the delivery due to added technical acceptance and documentation needs required from […]. Last week, commercial aerospace manufacturer Airbus indicated that it would not be able to meet a program milestone, namely customer delivery of the first A320neo aircraft by the end of 2015.

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.

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.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

At a minimum, companies will need to be familiar with these most common documents: Bill of Lading (BOL) – A bill of lading is an essential document for any freight shipment. In Mexico, the basic Mexican import document is the pedimento de importacion.

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.

Walmart – Vision for Supply Chain Drones Beyond Delivery


The Gartner document linked below discusses the drone use cases including: Asset inventory tracking for trailer yards. In the past two weeks, two industry heavy-weights articulated supply chain drone use cases that went largely unnoticed.

Writing Good Contracts Matters a LOT!


Contracts should instead be a living document, as things will change, and measurements need to be embedded in them that allow individuals to understand if the relationship is going on track or not. Develop an order of precedence for the contract documents.

The Impact of Internet to Implement eLogistics


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] 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.

The Biggest Mistake When Selecting a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Next document the as-is situation and your vision of the to-be process. Finally document your goals in areas such as cost, service, and new business expansion, and use those factors in considering your 3PL partner.

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Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Note – if there are data integrity issues (there always are), possible delays could result from data cleansing; just make sure you document the steps and assumptions made during the cleaning process. Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.”

Are Supply Chain Orchestration Services Still Science Fiction?

The Network Effect

Orchestration services focus on the complex permissibility and ownership challenges that must be managed when incorporating multiple tiers of specialty logistics providers and documentation enablers on top of the standard buyer and seller permissions. Sogol/Flickr.

International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up?

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00 ET. International logistics services have changed over the last few years and are continuing to evolve.

MBA Supply Management Class Prepares Exciting New Set of Projects for Fall 2016


Contract Management Process Documentation & Knowledge Sharing Currently, contract management group processes are not well defined or documented. There is an opportunity to simplify and standardize the processes further through the documentation process. The team on this project will be interviewing contract management team members to document contracting processes.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)


In light of all these shifts, the GG has approached the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative as a partner to help them drive improved visibility, education, and document what is happening in the Gig Economy. Unemployment levels are at an all time low. Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone. Employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government reported in December.

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?

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Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

7 Supply Chain Lessons from Lenovo

Supply Chain Opz

3) Clarify Corporate Culture: they believe corporate culture should be something actionable, not just a vague documentation. Lenovo has been consistently ranked on the list of supply chain top 25 by research and advisory firm Gartner Inc for more than 4 years in a row.

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.

Can Blockchain become the solution for anti-counterfeiting and chain of custody?


Pilots with IBM have shown that all these documents can be captured in a blockchain, and could potentially reduce shipping delays due to lack of paperwork.

9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL


It can take months to negotiate a complex SLA/KPI document, as you go back and forth with your logistics provider so the document becomes a “win-win” for both parties. After the SLA/KPI is an approved document by both the customer and logistics provider, this document and its contents need to be reviewed monthly to begin with, and quarterly thereafter. Editor's Note: As of late you may have noticed we have written a lot about procurement and the future of procurement.

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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.

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Document Sharing. I think blockchain allows the connection of supply chain documents to transactions in a real-time basis using blockchain along with cognitive computing. Hyperledger. Blockchain. New concepts? Get used to it. They are here to stay.

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10 Greatest Purchasing Books Ever Written

Supply Chain Opz

Background Historically, purchasing people are considered a kind of clerical workers who are expected to perform basic tasks such as document issuance and price negotiation. What are the essential purchasing books you should read? In this article, we will uncover the best purchasing books to help you get the edge over competition.

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers


What are the biggest concerns in times of claims, injury, and documentation of claims? A load confirmation sheet will provide documentation that we are outside of the contract! Our prior post discussed the benefits and challenges of visibility in logistics. But WAIT!

Building the Network of Networks: Some Insights

Supply Chain Shaman

Unlike banking, there is no common definition of data, other than EDI documents, for sharing. Document the Use Cases and Define the Larger Market Value. Let me start this blog with a story. I believe that Supply Chains build economies and save the planet. It is about value creation.