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

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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.

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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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. Second, as a receipt of the goods being transferred onto the transporting vehicle.

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. Second, as a receipt of the goods being transferred onto the transporting vehicle.

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, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. Fast, efficient transportation explains a great deal about why cities develop where they do. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

TMS (Transport Management System) is one such automation that is helping manage and automate the operations by providing visibility into the transportation activities. The post Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful appeared first on 20Cube Logistics.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

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

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. We take pride at Cerasis, as a third party logistics company who has developed a proprietary web-based transportation management system , to offer technology solutions to our shippers so they may remain as efficient as possible and have access to information at their fingertips. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI In Transportation.

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. .

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

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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. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.

Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.” That is, when conducting a strategic assessment or solution design within a transportation operation, transportation professionals should look for ways to create cost reductions while improving (or without negatively impacting) service levels. 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. These six steps allow shippers and 3PLs to improve transportation operations and increase supply chain value in the most ideal way possible.

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. Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00

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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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. Transportation operations are typically where the symptoms (excess costs) of upstream or downstream order process issues arise.

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?

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.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

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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. Proof of Delivery receipts for returns should be closely tracked—checking carrier sites every 2 hours for POD documents. Logistics Reverse Logistics Transportation Management reverse logistics systems

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.

Integrating Transportation Carriers – EDI 200 Series

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Automating your freight operations begins by streamlining your communications with the entities carrying your goods – transportation carriers. In the world of business integrations, the 200 series of transaction codes are mainly categorized for transportation EDI as Carrier Documents and truck related documents. This document contains shipping rates, fuel prices, and product information about what is getting sent on that truck.

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.

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. 5 Reasons Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize. It supports the immediate acquisition, storage and access to supporting digital information from internal and external sources: Purchase Orders, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists, and Bills of Lading – documents, specification, and pictures.

Managing Recalls with an Adaptive ERP

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Supplier Transportation Partners. Transportation to Customers (Retailers, etc). Each of these steps should have designated and documented processes to ensure safety. Featured Manufacturing Trends Adaptive erp documentation standards food and beverage food safety food safety modernization act recall management recall prevention recall tracking and traceability recallsNot too long ago, a major U.S.

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.

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.

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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International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up?

Talking Logistics

When you have multiple parties involved, the common denominator is being able to report on three key parallels of the global supply chain – the physical movement of cargo, the data associated with the movement of goods, and the actual documentation associated with the movement of goods – moving in sync. The post International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up? Live Episode: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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. The realities of today’s complex global marketplace make fulfilling sustainability objectives anything but simple as companies navigate fulfillment, transportation and logistics challenges.

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.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products. Best-in-class global transportation is based on command and control competencies that create flexible and resilient transportation capabilities.

Blue Yonder Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Supply Chain Nation

Gartner recently released the Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems (TMS) report 1. To determine this year’s leaders, Gartner analysts evaluated vendor’s offerings considering capabilities such as rate and contract management, operational planning, execution, freight settlement, and transportation analytics. According to the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Transportation Management Systems. The Gartner document is available upon request from Blue Yonder.

Integrating Transportation Carriers – EDI 200 Series

SupplyPike

Automating your freight operations begins by streamlining your communications with the entities carrying your goods – transportation carriers. In the world of business integrations, the 200 series of transaction codes are mainly categorized for transportation EDI as Carrier Documents and truck related documents. This document contains shipping rates, fuel prices, and product information about what is getting sent on that truck.

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. 5 Reasons Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize. It supports the immediate acquisition, storage and access to supporting digital information from internal and external sources: Purchase Orders, Commercial Invoices, Packing Lists, and Bills of Lading – documents, specification, and pictures.

The Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic

3rdwave

Without inbound international transportation, product level visibility organizations are flying blind – or, they are at a minimum, severely visually impaired. carriers ability to transport goods, . 3rdwave iTMS is an international transportation solution that provides total product visibility from Purchase Order to Final Delivery. answers or supporting documents. 3rdwave Supply Chain Transportation Visibility