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

Cerasis

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.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

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.

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 & Logistics

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

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.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. Geoff says you still have to do the requirements document and set priorities, but it’s important to get the right people involved. In regards to the requirements document, Geoff says it’s important to include the expected future-state process flows on paper so the vendors understand the scripted workflow demonstration objectives.

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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4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. 4 Main Benefits of Transportation EDI Utilized by Shippers within a TMS.

Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.” A strategic assessment or solution design is an exercise that helps define the current state of a transportation operation.

Improving Transportation in the Real World

Talking Logistics

Ideal transportation operations are difficult to achieve, but an ideal approach to improving transportation in the real world — finding real savings and adding value to other functional areas in the supply chain, or business more broadly — is achievable.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on.

How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment

Talking Logistics

These influences are changing shipper and LSP transportation requirements in real time, which creates a need for designing the right solution to address those challenges. Designing a solution to better manage transportation involves a 3-step approach: Evaluate and understand the current state.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

In the interest of both, businesses are increasingly tying reverse logistical operations to transportation management as a natural fit. Many companies now outsource transportation, accounting, logistics technology, accounting, and other systems management.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation Management?

Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

However, shippers, receivers, or carriers engaged in food transportation operations that have less than $500,000 in total annual sales are exempted, and the rule does not apply to the transportation of shelf stable food that is completely enclosed by a container (among other exclusions and exemptions). Carrier must show shipper and, upon request, receiver, that it has maintained appropriate temperature control during transport for food subject to temperature control requirements.

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Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit?

Cerasis

Unless your organization has been absent from the takeover of TMS in the conversations of online and print media, you have likely encountered plenty of reasons why a transportation management system (TMS) benefits shippers. Let’s take a closer look at how Transportation Management System ROI actively strengthens supply chains. Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit? In other words, you can retrieve the documents anytime and at any place.

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.

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

Cerasis

With data playing an ever increasing role in supply chain, Eye for Transport teamed up with project44 to explore EDI – a technology that has been a core part of how carriers, shippers and 3PLs transmit and share data since 1970.

International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up?

Talking Logistics

The post International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up? 3PL Global Trade Management Transportation Management Upcoming Episodes international logistics TransplaceLive Episode: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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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. Your RFP will be much more successful with a documented carrier strategy.

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 list of additional waste generated by transportation goes on and on.

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The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. To combat the problem of missing labels and other documentation, haulers have resorted to duplicating the necessary paperwork and storing it inside the freight itself.

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.

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Reducing Parcel Transportation Costs Thru Parcel Audits

Cerasis

Parcel auditing is an excellent means of recapturing revenue by reducing parcel transportation costs for shippers around the globe. Therefore, isolating and correcting these errors and preventing their financial impacts could result in savings in transportation costs. Shippers looking for ways to improve profitability need to under parcel audits and their impact on total transportation costs. Integrability with certain transportation management systems.

5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan

Cerasis

Every transportation firm sees the utility of having a transportation management plan. It is essential in organizing activities in the transportation industry effectively and efficiently. The challenges that the transportation industry faces are enormous. Thus, it becomes inevitable for transport companies to devise a transportation management plan that factors in all these variables. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

7 Misconceptions of Parcel Audits’ Impact on Transportation Costs

Cerasis

The impact on transportation costs through parcel audits is often forgotten. Regardless of what the carrier may say, transportation costs vary widely and frequently. Small Package Transportation Transportation Management

Transport Topics Interview Subjects Get it wrong on Cloud Logistics

Supply Chain Collaborator

A recent article by Transport Topics’ Seth Clevenger inadvertently underscores the extent to which many transportation departments are way behind the times when it comes to the use of technologies for supply chain logistics management.

How to Be a Successful Transportation Dispatcher

3PL Insights

If you’re thinking about becoming a transportation dispatcher, first, you’ll want to know whether the position is right for you. Education is not always required to become a truck dispatcher, but there are helpful programs out there—programs in supply chain management, transportation or logistics are useful and very applicable to a dispatcher position. The post How to Be a Successful Transportation Dispatcher appeared first on Evans Distribution. Transportation Truck Driver

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

NC State SCRC

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!

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.

2 Digital Ways to Increase Productivity of Transport Operations

Logistics Bureau

Is your company finding it difficult to increase productivity of your transport assets? This first tip for improving productivity of transport assets takes on greater importance if your company runs a route-trade operation or operates a very large truck fleet. With such an application, not only can you improve productivity of transport assets and drivers, but you’ll get more from your transport administration and management team.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

It outlines how dangerous goods must be handled when transported by air. This includes how they must be classified, packed, marked, labelled and documented – as well as the dangerous goods training which must be completed by the people packing and sending them.

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