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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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Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

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. Digitization is suddenly so important because the current technology supports the capturing of phenomenal amounts of raw data from an unlimited number of sources and the converting of that data into meaningful, contextual, and actionable information – quickly and at low cost. What is Digitization?

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3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software. Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant. Are these practices part of your organization’s transportation management system?

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3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

BlueYonder

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. Using a modern transportation management tool that fuses flexibility into distribution networks is effective in creating cleaner, smarter transportation strategies.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

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. Digitization is suddenly so important because the current technology supports the capturing of phenomenal amounts of raw data from an unlimited number of sources and the converting of that data into meaningful, contextual, and actionable information – quickly and at low cost. What is Digitization?

5 Ways to Optimize Your Logistics & Transportation with Lean

Arkieva

Are you using lean in your logistics and transportation management? The transportation company’s culture and behavior should change to apply Lean thinking. Transportation takes time. The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. The list of additional waste generated by transportation goes on and on. Right Source.

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Achieving Transportation Excellence by Focusing on Daily Improvement

Talking Logistics

Whether it’s to reduce transportation costs, centralize their transportation management, or deliver better service to customers, both parties identify a desired outcome and work collaboratively to deliver on those promises. This strategic planning process provides clear goals and identifies the strategic choices to achieve them – a model for delivering alignment, transparency, and metrics that truly define success. OGSM has four components: Source: Transplace.

7 Easy Steps to Create an Inbound Vendor Routing Guide

Cerasis

Identify the Limitations and Provisions for Each Form of Transportation for Each Area. It needs to have a fail-safe to prevent vendors from selecting incorrect shipping methods and provide a source of cross-checking between shipment selection. A defined set of rules should serve as the “checkpoint” in this part of the document, ranging from marking and labeling to back-order processing. An inbound vendor routing guide is comparable the beating heart of your operation.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. The focus is on functional metrics, but are unable to get to overall supply chain metrics. Pictures, images, text, email, sentiment, contracts, documents are all areas of opportunity. However, to use these data sources, we must break paradigms and focus on the use of non-relational techniques. We finished dinner.

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How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

All activities are documented by a team recorder. It typically describes how a process should consistently be executed and documents current ‘best practices.’ These metrics would, of course, be aligned and are updated every hour. The metrics are also manual as automatic metric systems cannot retrieve the information at an hourly frequency as these metrics are process inputs and not outputs. Specific metrics: process metrics and outcome metrics.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. According to World Bank report, efficient logistics refer to transport, storage and conveyance of products to the ultimate consumers from the companies at minimal costs. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Typically, it accounts for the planning of demand, production, distribution, and transportation. Air Freight — Transportation of products via air transportation methods. Bill of Lading (BOL) — A legally binding document between a shipper and carrier that details all the information needed to process a freight shipment.

[WHITE PAPER] 4 Strategic Considerations when Considering Offshoring Parts of your Supply Chain

Cerasis

One mistake companies often make is focusing on the lowest purchase price per item instead of considering the total landed cost of sourcing from offshore suppliers. Total landed cost includes such cost factors as transportation, port charges, duties and taxes, insurance, and material. Use key metrics and a scorecard system to understand if product is flowing as planned.

Time to Survive and Nexus Supplier Index: New Measures of Supply Chain Risk Management

Talking Logistics

For this purpose, we created a new metric that we call “time to survive” (TTS). To determine TTS associated with a specific node, we remove the node from the supply chain and calculate how long — using inventory in the pipeline and other available supply sources — we can serve customer demand without that node. Over the past two years, I’ve written extensively about the growing importance of supply chain risk management and supply chain mapping.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

Many of my clients talk about a customer-centric supply chain but rely on useless metrics from an annual survey or a net promoter score. Starbucks redesigned their cups for the Grande product, and the flimsy cups were a source of constant spills and burns.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

All these goods have to be transported on time from their supplier or manufacturing location — often at the other end of the world — to the stadium or the athletes’ lodgings. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. Multimodal transport: A multi-layered, connected carrier network is essential. This allows quick, efficient ability to redirect orders and transport changes while en route. Source: [link].

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. sources of raw materials. performance-based metrics. For example, shipments that are missing origin documents are being held up and turned away at ports, causing costly disruptions that ripple through supply chains.”

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Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

The goal is deeper analytics to sense and respond across make, source and deliver. GT Nexus is one of the strongest providers of transportation visibility for the global ecosystem. Most companies use multiple B2b networks because they have evolved to serve a part of a supply chain–source, make or deliver within an industry–versus a value chain solution that can connect industries. The traditional EDI approach inserts a day latency to open and read documents.

Data is the Real Gold At the End of the Rainbow for Contract and Spend Management Systems

NC State SCRC

Contract analytics can provide a summary view on performance and pricing deviations, risks, statistics (expiry, renewal and pending), procurement and sales metrics. By asking a series of questions regarding the type of requirement the buyer was sourcing, an artificial intelligence tool guided the user through a decision-tree that led them to use the right contract and the right tool. This is a key component of the sourcing initiative.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Transport network disruption. Well-documented ~ Your contingency plan is of little value unless all relevant stakeholders are trained on it and prepared to jump into action when a disruption does occur. Identifying sources of risk and developing a plan are only part of the story. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As I’ve commented in previous postings, if you are a 3PL or transportation company and you’re not involved in cross-border shipping with Mexico, then you are missing out on a growing business opportunity (see Reuters article from December 2012). Users can access Data Services initially through an Excel macro interface with future direct connections planned to LLamasoft supply chain modeling software such as Supply Chain Guru and Transportation Guru, or through a Web-based interface.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Blockchain might not be able to solve, cure, or save everything as the hype suggests, but there are certainly applications where the business case makes more sense, such as global trade because of the many different parties, documents, regulations, and financial transactions involved. During the 12-month trial, Maersk and IBM worked with dozens of ecosystem partners to identify opportunities to prevent delays caused by documentation errors, information delays, and other impediments.

Embedded 3PL Relationship: What is it & Why is it Vital to Ultimate Shipper Success?

Cerasis

If you don’t measure this partnership, you will never know how both parties are doing as to meeting the agreed upon metrics, including cost reduction efforts and continuous improvement. This living document should be reviewed monthly, at first, then perhaps quarterly. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Trade War: Can Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

” China has established the infrastructure and labor expertise to appeal to a vast majority of industries ranging from simple manufacturing to a trusted source for high-end and high-tech products. multinationals are looking to alternative sourcing in countries such as India and Mexico. Be prepared by thoroughly documenting your manufacturing and procurement practices and engage expert council should you be unfamiliar with policies and procedures affecting your supply chain. .

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Transport network disruption. Well-documented ~ Your contingency plan is of little value unless all relevant stakeholders are trained on it and prepared to jump into action when a disruption does occur. Identifying sources of risk and developing a plan are only part of the story. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Completed in 2012, the ERP project forced the company to standardize organizational design, roles, and metrics. Hong Kong has a lot of city transport, lengthy lead times, containerized products, and is much more fragmented when compared to the North American market. Nick formed a tight-knit implementation group with business users, and technologists used the backbone of SAP ERP to source master data and transactional flows from SAP and into Orchestr8.

Ocean Carrier Alliances: What You Need to Know

Talking Logistics

These alliances are: Source: Transplace. IT Modernization: Carriers made large investments in information technology infrastructure, creating e-shipment sites where bookings could be made online, documentation could be reviewed, etc. Reserve the right to reduce your quantity commitment (MQC) based on specific declining carrier metrics such as on time performance, services scope, transit requirements and direct ports of call.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize. “When addressing transportation of goods, the biggest issue my prospective customers face that I can address and correct simply is…” Communication, communication, communication. And because transportation costs are easily one of our bigger expenses, we’re always looking for ways we can do things more efficiently.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. The plan also identifies opportunities to leverage State freight transport system investments, pinpoints actions to initiate over the next five years to meet goals, and lists possible pilot projects to achieve concrete progress in the near term. Source: Commerce Dept. Source: EBN.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. In addition, users are able to view events of a shipment, imaged documents, and can email their account representative with questions on a particular move. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.

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Like A Green Lump of Clay….

Supply Chain Shaman

In the supply chain, variability and volatility come from many sources. The best way to start the design of an agile supply chain is to look at the sources of variability and market volatility that your supply chain encountered in the prior year. These can be shift in the channel, issues in manufacturing, increasing variability in transportation, or a shift in commodity prices. Q: What is the best metric to begin analyzing when starting to evaluate Supply Chain agility?

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

One is time to recover (TTR), the time it would take for a particular node in the supply chain — a supplier facility, a distribution center, or a transportation hub — to be restored to full functionality after a disruption. Yet many companies, lulled by efficient and relatively inexpensive logistics and transport, have been applying lean and just-in-time production methods that span global networks. Develop alternative sources and diversify value chains.

The blockchain revolution: audit efficiency & trust in sustainably certified supply chains

Provenance

It documents ideas for how certifiers can leverage blockchain technology to reduce audit inefficiency, create a single source of truth for chain of custody (CoC) tracking and support sustainability data reporting. Auditor A requests documents from the auditee about an audit point e.g supporting: Link to supporting documents. A single source of truth for chain of custody tracking.

Manufacturing and Cyber Security: A 5 Step Process to Create Internal and Customers’ Peace of Mind

Cerasis

Further, as a provider of a web-based transportation management system, Cerasis has our own documentation on how we protect our customer shippers. You can view our document as a helpful guide for your company here. For example, a manufacturer may use Cerasis to maintain cyber security in transportation management systems , as well as in other parts of shipping processes.