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

Cerasis

Supply chain actors, such as procurement and suppliers professionals will need to have a better understanding of how terms & conditions on a website or in an invoicing situation can affect the overall flow of goods in the entire logistics landscape. . 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.

International Shipping: Requirements of Documents

20Cube Logistics

In both these activities, many documents change hands forming a long chain of exchange. Documents start from the parties responsible for import and export, companies that are handling shipping and movement will look at another set of documents to move the consignment in international waters.

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Digitizing Proof Of Delivery: Overcoming POD Challenges & Benefits of Document Management

Turvo

Traditional options for managing and documenting the process also remain stagnant. As a result, the modern, collaborative logistics supply chain network needs an infusion of information on digitizing the POD, or proof of delivery. All supplier shipments must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, packing slip, bill of lading, NAFTA certificates, commercial invoices, CMR (EU and Asia) and hazardous materials information.

Bill of Lading: The Importance of Proper Documentation

SupplyPike

The Bill of Lading (BOL) is a required and legal shipping document to move freight. This traditional shipping document describes the details of the items being moved, the pickup and delivery locations, payment terms including the party responsible for payment of freight charges, accessorials, and any special instructions for the shipment. The shipper, carrier, or even a third party logistics company (3PL) can generate a BOL and issue to the shipper.

Bill of Lading: The Importance of Proper Documentation

SupplyPike

The Bill of Lading (BOL) is a required and legal shipping document to move freight. This traditional shipping document describes the details of the items being moved, the pickup and delivery locations, payment terms including the party responsible for payment of freight charges, accessorials, and any special instructions for the shipment. The shipper, carrier, or even a third party logistics company (3PL) can generate a BOL and issue to the shipper.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. Saves time and money : TMS helps to reduce the amount of time and money spent on shipping and logistics services.

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. February 23, 2017 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Keeping with the core ethic of delivering value beyond the typical confines of the transportation department, UltraShipTMS is proud to announce the latest new partnership agreement with document management software provider, Microdea. .

Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Let’s base our discussion on online trucking logistics and mobile applications that can be used in supply chain management on a global basis by the logistic professional to control their business. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. The Logistics mobile app.

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Lean Logistics

LeanCor

Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics? In lean logistics (or any field), PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) allows individuals and teams to thoughtfully review an operation for problems or opportunities, and experiment with ways to improve the situation. But these are output measures that don’t look at what’s really happening with lean logistics processes. Procedures: Standard work in lean logistics for how to report and correct problems and waste.

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Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements. Thought leadership and a custom approach to international transportation logistics can help companies overcome these challenges. This enables quick decision making to exceptions in your transportation logistics network.

Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Innovation Strategy Transportation automating shipping documentation blockchain in shipping digital bill of lading MI CTL Blockchain research group MIT Center for Transportation & LogisticsOn November 6, 2018 nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators announced that they are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain technology.

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 blockchainCountless proof-of-concept and pilot projects have provided compelling information on the potential worth of blockchain solutions in supply chain management, but the technology has to start delivering concrete ROIs soon if the industry is to take it seriously.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4%

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

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. So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

5 Ways to Put AI to Work in Your Supply Chain

Bristlecone

Step 1: Digitize your documents. A leading logistics provider – which works with a large global network of carriers through air, ocean and land – is leveraging AI to increase economic efficiency, enabling them to provide more affordable solutions to their customers. Ghodke says an important first step to staying ahead of the competition is to move beyond manual data entry with an AI-driven technology like Document Digitizer.

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

Talking Logistics

Assuming current trends hold, and NAFTA remains largely intact, here are five things to consider when managing cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico: 1. 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.

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Outsourcing Logistics: Does It Make Sense for Everyone?

Cerasis

The benefits of outsourcing logistics processes to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) are well documented. Basic Facts to Understand Before Outsourcing Logistics. The key to truly taking advantage of a 3PL is knowing what is and is not reasonable, and if you can make this distinction, you can be ready to start the process of looking for and selecting a 3PL to outsource logistics. Critical Things to Know When Considering Outsourcing Logistics.

The Hurdles & Current Challenges of Using Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics

Cerasis

Although using blockchain in supply chain and logistics is an exciting prospect, the technology lacks the maturity necessary to enable global deployment today. To unlock the true value of using blockchain in supply chain and logistics management, shippers should consider its existing hurdles and possible challenges as the technology matures. Blockchain Logistics Supply Chain

5 Skills Needed for Radical Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration

Cerasis

Those in the supply chain and logistics management industry have been talking a great deal about collaboration in dealing with our business partners. You have to work together in the spirit of cooperation and harmony to obtain the best results with your partnerships, be it with a logistics provider, supplier, transportation or warehousing partner. Are you "Radical" Enough to Make Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration Work?

Logistics Management

LeanCor

The Art of Logistics Management. How is it that supply chain and logistics management can make such a difference? After all, isn’t logistics “merely” a company’s management of material, product, and information flows in the supply chain? Those who work in the field of logistics recognize difficulties associated with getting the right product to the right place at the right time in the right quantity and condition at the lowest possible cost.

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place. We will then finalize the series on logistics key performance indicator success management with practical techniques to carry through the academic subjects we've covered thus far. .

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

Granted, it’s not the budget-friendly cross-border air shipping service I dream about for my occasional need to send documents overseas, but I hope it might pave the way for it. The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics? General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy by Alvaro Fernandez Did you know it costs approximately $100 to send an envelope from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Caracas, Venezuela?

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

The Top 6 Reasons to Have a Good Inbound Logistics Program

Cerasis

Most transportation costs in a company arise from inbound logistics cost. If other words, the costs associated with transportation of items from vendors make up the biggest portion of will transportation costs, reports Amy Roach Partridge of Inbound Logistics. Part of the problem lies in misconceptions around inbound logistics, including manual, data-intense processes and added stress. Your Inbound Logistics Program: What's Next? Logistics

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Thanks to the use of these types of systems vendors and suppliers no longer have to manually execute processes and have easier documentation visibility and storage due to the move toward digital, automated systems. More Companies Will Invest in Cybersecurity in Procurement Logistics. The importance of strong, robust procurement processes for both supply and logistics procurement needs cannot be overstated. Logistics Procurement Supply Chain Trends

This Week in Logistics News (October 10-14, 2016)

Talking Logistics

I am writing to you this morning from Death Valley, CA where my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates and I are getting ready for our 102.7 As I drink another glass of water and eat some salty snacks, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires Appterra. FourKites Raises $13 Million to Enable “Smart Trucking” via Real-Time Logistics Connectivity. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born. However, the economy is on the mend, and the need for immediate cost savings and lean solutions is starting to take the backburner to how 3PL Logistics Companies could benefit shippers through long-term relationships.

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Mitigating Logistics Risk Through Blockchain

Shipchain

Logistics will always contain risks, but the use of blockchain in supply chain management can go a long way in prevention and mitigation. Let’s look at the problem of risk management in logistics and how traceability through blockchain reduces those risks. Logistics Risks Lead to Higher Freight Spend. Logistics risks impact freight spend in multiple ways. Blockchain’s value in mitigating risks also applies to reverse logistics.

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Today I want to discuss inbound logistics requirements. While there are a number of detailed requirements listed below related to inbound logistics (which are fully complied with in the new cloud network platforms we have been discussing), the real key is that in addition to optimizing transportation and logistics costs, we also want full inventory visibility and control. All supplier shipments must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. SMMT/Ltd Flickr.

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

Cerasis

Most shippers have existing vendor compliance programs in place within their vendor inbound logistics guide. Unfortunately, the traditional logistics of sending out paper guides and even keeping updated online versions has grown complex and difficult to control. Fortunately, today’s logistics technology has the power to execute a winning inbound freight strategy and maintain compliance in the following ways. Inbound Freight Logistics

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

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. A best-case analog scenario is that information is maintained in “Word”, spreadsheet, or PDF documents. Digitization is more than email or a scanned document. Why should Logistics care?

This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Shipment and Logistics Management – provides a platform to document, manage and monitor all logistics activities from in-factory carton label creation, advanced shipping notice generation, carrier booking and tracking, and invoicing through receipt into the warehouse. Note: Descartes, JDA, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors. The post This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How a Collaborative Logistics Platform Mitigates Supply Chain Disruption

Turvo

The value of a collaborative logistics platform implementation is quite clear. Collaborative logistics affords an opportunity for businesses to unlock more resilience and flexibility in their supply chains.