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

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Download white paper. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement. Integrated Procurement and Payment Systems Simplify the Process. Logistics Procurement Supply Chain Trends

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. Download eBook. Benchmarking progress and use of all transportation modes. Conducting annual procurement exercises.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

[e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries

Cerasis

The logistics, manufacturing, supply chain, and transportation industries are going through a time of rapid and unprecedented transformation. In this e-Book, we will explore emerging technologies and applications which will forever change the industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation forever. Technology’s Role in Procurement. Logistics & Supply Chain Impacts of Technology. Download the e-Book Below.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

Cerasis

The costs of reverse logistics amount to more than $750 billion per year, and the demand for reverse logistics has risen in recent years with the rise of e-commerce. According to Stacy Rudolph of Business to Community, up to 30% of all products ordered online become returns, placing an insurmountable burden on reverse logistics. This is why blockchain in reverse logistics go well together. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain Reverse Logistics

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

Cerasis

With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. Logistics professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations, and the days of peaks and lulls have ended. To answer that question, let us turn our attention to some of the key top logistics trends we’ll see over the next 12 months, in part as a response to the growing customer experience movement. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Download Here.

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Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform. Procuring a TMS starts with an investigative process. Have a centralized corporate procurement function in place to build consistency, structure, and common practices. Procuring a TMS suite is not a trivial exercise.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform. Procuring a TMS starts with an investigative process. Have a centralized corporate procurement function in place to build consistency, structure, and common practices. Procuring a TMS suite is not a trivial exercise.

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

The reality is that the speed at which the supply chain & logistics industries are changing are breathtaking. Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below. It is vital that, despite all new technology, we as supply chain & logistics practitioners are leaning on tried and true practices. Download all of our educational e-books here. e-Books Logistics Supply Chain

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Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

Even JP Morgan, Microsoft, and Google, reports Jonathan Chester of Forbes , are working to increase blockchain development and innovation, and supply chain leaders need to understand how the use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics will bring about lasting change and improvements in efficiency. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain Logistics Supply ChainThe days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over.

Softeon Spotlight: Transportation

Softeon

Our platform covers the complete spectrum from transportation to supply chain management, providing our clients with the agility they need to stay ahead of their competitors. Transportation Management. The procurement, planning and execution of transportation is particularly challenging given the complexity of today’s global supply chains. Transportation management also requires the examination, adjustment, and verification of freight bills to ensure their accuracy.

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

Cerasis

As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. Download Whitepaper. Full Truckload Procurement

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible. in the logistics industry.

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation.

The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

Earlier this year in Procuring Logistics Services is Not the Same as Buying Paper Clips , I wrote about an issue that continues to negatively affect 3PL-customer relationships: Procurement organizations looking to shift more and more risk on third-party logistics providers — while, of course, also demanding lower costs. Procuring logistics services is not the same as buying paper clips, yet that’s how many procurement organizations approach it.”.

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Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

2013 Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Embracing Global Logistics Complexity to Drive Market Advantage. The key results of this study by BVL International on trends and strategies in logistics and supply chain management are summarized, as follows. They are based on 1757 responses collected in an international survey from supply chain executives (including logistics service providers (LSPs), retailers, and manufacturing companies).

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7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

MercuryGate

Usability Be up and running easily and quickly, enabling transportation teams to realize immediate and measurable results. Company Discover the company who is revolutionizing the transportation management industry. 7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? SMEs find it hard to identify and engage suitable logistics partners. Logistics providers, in general, are slow to respond to the needs of SMEs.

Shippers: One Action Could Save You Millions on Inbound Transportation Management Costs

BluJay Solutions

But even in doing so, one area that is overrun with inefficiency is often overlooked – inbound transportation management. The inbound transportation management function is formed when companies take control of inbound freight from suppliers – consolidating loads, planning continuous moves and negotiating with carriers directly instead of paying for whatever shipping services the supplier chooses. Bridge internal gaps between procurement, transportation and supply chain management.

The Million Dollar Transportation Strategy Question – When Do You Need A Multi-Carrier Parcel Solution?

BluJay Solutions

When reviewing their transportation strategy and calculating shipping budgets, they are forced to ask,“Do we want to or can we afford to be held hostage by our carrier?”. The dependence on one carrier often starts in the early stages, as you’re building up your business or have reached critical mass where shipping costs are looked at centrally, perhaps via an organized procurement process. In summary, consider carriers as a central element of your transportation strategy.

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Why Real-Time Visibility Should be Core to Your Supply Chain Strategy

CH Robinson Logistics

According to Gartner, “By 2023, 50% of global leading enterprises will have invested in real-time transportation visibility solutions.” Utilizing this expansive talent network, our global suite of services, and information advantage we have developed a world-class visibility platform called Navisphere® Vision , which was just included in Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms.

The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We’re sharing his original post here because transportation management is always a relevant topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource. To fully leverage the benefits of outsourcing transportation management, build a good change management framework, minimize implementation challenges, and plan for the future. Outsource Solutions Supply Chain Transportation Management

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” ” Similar transformational patterns have also been seen in the transportation industry. Why not download your FREE easy-to-read Return on Logistics eBook.

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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. Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). The Navisphere customer app can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store on iTunes , Google Play and Amazon Marketplace. Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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3PL Trends: 10 Areas Shippers Consider as They Increase Their Use of Third Party Logistics

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are poised to dramatically shape the supply chain landscape in 2018 and beyond. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. Download White Paper. In tandem with major trends occurring in manufacturing and logistics throughout the globe, communication and collaboration will take center stage in the 3PL trends between shippers and their partners in 2018. 3PL Logistics Trends

Flatbed Procurement: What’s Your Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Flatbed Procurement: What’s Your Strategy? It’s important to recognize that where you fit within the seasonal nature of the flatbed market can impact how you build the rest of your flatbed procurement strategy. Do you conduct procurement events often enough and at the right time? Procurement events are your opportunity to review and, if necessary, change rates and providers. Bidding tools can streamline the entire procurement exercise.

Research in Focus: Do You Get What You Pay For in Truck Transportation?

Talking Logistics

That was one of the research questions explored by Nane Amiryan and Sharmistha Bhattacharjee, graduate students at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), in a project sponsored by C.H. Robinson (a Talking Logistics sponsor), to control for economic cycles. This requires taking an informed and collaborative approach to transportation procurement. Download the report for the answer, plus other insights the researchers uncovered.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Download white paper. As the logistics industry remains fragmented, riddled with data silos , low-transparency, and archaic manual processes, blockchain within the supply chain can empower this revolution towards digital collaboration. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

In addition, shippers may lack the resources necessary to push operations beyond availability and reliability of procurement. Download White Paper. Shippers should work to integrate existing systems, leveraging software as a service (SaaS), and in e-commerce-ready transportation management system (TMS), such as the new e-commerce services offered by Cerasis. Select a proven e-commerce logistics partner. E-Commerce Logistics Omnichannel

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments

Cerasis

The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. Download White Paper. Essentially, frequent putting is indicative of shippers constantly shopping around for the lowest cost deal, and since the carrier is less likely to secure the actual transaction and transport such items, carriers will charge more. In fact, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) can help shippers take advantage of cloud-based systems when shippers have (IT).

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

Use for transparency and traceability for buyers, marketplaces, sellers, and consumers, unifying the history of a product from procurement to end-users, as well as throughout returns, if necessary. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Download Here. Remember the reverse logistics supply chain use of blockchain. Reverse logistics will also see gains through blockchain technology. Blockchain E-Commerce Logistics