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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015


We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like?

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015


has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

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The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018


Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. It is almost impossible to define the exact amount manufacturers will invest in technologies over the coming year, but they are moving toward more sustainable, cost-effective practices. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

What is the meat of the matter for manufacturers of meat products?

DELMIA Quintiq

Meat manufacturers usually suffer from the lack of cross-functional visibility as well as cross-company visibility. Everything starts and ends with the planning department, resulting in a high-stress environment for planners at meat manufacturing facilities: If a customer’s order was missed, or if there’s a raw material shortage, the blame is placed on them. What is distracting meat manufacturers from building efficient plans? Download it here.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. Hand them to a carrier to transport to a plant: add another block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Figure 1 illustrates an example of blockchain (click the download button at the end of the article to view the illustration). Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. The plant manufactures these materials into goods, and passes the chain along, allowing others to add to it.

Transportation Innovation 2018


A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. over 2010 (Source: US Commerce Department). In May 2018 unemployment dropped to 3.8% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics), with the addition of 223,000 new jobs. Download Tompkins EFT Presentation.

New Report Unveils Top 5 Transportation Issues Expected in 2014

Tompkins Blog

RALEIGH, NC — Shippers and carriers this year can expect to see many new trends related to transportation, as well as a continuation of several critical challenges from 2013. Trends in the Transportation Industry , a report by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, pulls back the curtain on today’s hottest transportation issues. The transportation industry can expect to see these new issues emerge throughout 2014: Shift from diesel to natural gas.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Equipping transport fleets with computers and printers can improve freight labeling. Industrial computers and printers for transport fleets will reduce labeling problems.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide


Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. We’ve been providing manufacturing companies and shippers with a web-based transportation management system since 1998, before web-based TMS was as prolific as it is today. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. How it’s Done: Methods for 3D Printing In Manufacturing.

How the Cloud Helps Improve the Supply Chain for Manufacturers

BluJay Solutions

Kewill CMO Evan Puzey recently sat down with Manufacturing Global to share his thoughts on the best ways for manufacturers to take advantage of the Cloud. In a recent IDC study, 41 percent of manufacturers in the United States said they have transitioned at least some IT services over to the public Cloud. While it’s widely understood that manufacturing needs to be more integrated with its supply chain partners, making the switch to the Cloud is a lot easier said than done.

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Inbound Industrial Marketing: Why Manufacturers, Distributors, & B2Bs Should Leverage Content Marketing to Keep Customers


59% of B2B buyers explicitly indicate that they do not want to interact with a sales representative as their primary source of research. So what should manufacturing , distribution, and other B2B industrial companies do about it? One of our clients is a company in the midwest that manufactures and distributes capital equipment for the tube fabrication industry. Click here to download. You Can’t Assume Today’s Customer Will Be Tomorrow’s Customer .

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense


Download white paper. Multiple manufacturers, multiple relationships, multiple distribution models, multiple contracts. Instead of having to deal with an ineffective point-to-point communication system like EDI and the complexity of reconciling multiple data sources with multiple permission models, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provides a singular mechanism to securely integrate, harmonize, and synchronize data for all participants.

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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Does Your TMS Support Rail’s Unique Requirements?

Talking Logistics

If rail is a key part of your transportation plan, how can you be sure your TMS effectively supports rail’s unique requirements? Most tier 1 transportation management systems (TMS) are built around providing visibility to and optimization for full truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) modes, primarily into and out of a Retail or Consumer Packaged Goods DC network.

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Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains


A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. Download white paper. What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply chains are messy.

How To Start Your Brewery On The Path To Success


Leveraging the best manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, maximising productive efficiency, and accessing management expertise early , are the strategies that will set the best apart. How many due to transport issues? With a focus on high-quality beers, they source ingredients from all over the world: malt from England and Germany, and hops from America and New Zealand; getting it all together can be a challenge. Download the pdf here.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation


Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge. To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise. Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Management Implementation Transportation Management System

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation


Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge. To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise. Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Management Implementation Transportation Management System

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?


Source: Gartner, Forecast Snapshot: Prescriptive Analytics Software, Worldwide, 2019. Source: Gartner, Market Guide for Supply Chain Analytics Technology, May 28, 2019. We started seeing a broader range of industries using optimization in the last ten years, like manufacturing, beverages, education, and more. Download our self-enablement guide for change management insights .

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?


Therefore, having an indisputable source of information, such as blockchain technology, may be used to develop consistency and clarity in managing supply chain SLAs. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain Eliminates Uncertainty Blockchain has great potential in eliminating counterfeit products and tracking freight, which costs upward of $250 billion annually, reports Share America , as well as manufacturing, processes. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Lean Manufacturing/Supply Chai. Manufacturing Technology. Transportation Management Syst. Watch our companion Video and download others Megatrend Executive Briefs at Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks.

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Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics


DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Manufacturing moves closer to end-users. Blockchain also helps with the manufacturing process, helping consumers tap into additive manufacturing sources, like 3D printing, for parts fulfillment, reducing the cost of manufacturing and transport along the way. This is a major source of added value through blockchain. The value in blockchain for logistics is about more than just retaining information.

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


DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Retail Blockchain – Applications of blockchain technology in the retail supply chain go back to the sourcing of a product, validity, sustainable practices during manufacturing, movement through international trade, returns management, and recycling or reclamation of raw materials. Since the chain is incorruptible, Facility Managers can verify results against historic records and denote improvements made that result in sustainable manufacturing processes.

Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More


In fact, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act of 2013 , passed by Congress, mandates pharmaceutical supply chains implement an around-the-clock, real-time, and accurate way of monitoring product location in manufacturing and transport by 2023, reports Innovation Enterprise. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Similar ways of applying blockchain in logistics and supply chain management will streamline processes, restore consistency to networks, and promote a stable transportation industry.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

By 2020, the price per barrel of oil will be on average about $150, with much higher peaks possible (source: International Energy Agency Oil Market Outlook 2011). The 2011 publication of a Whitepaper from the European Commission concluded 30% of road freight transport over 300 km should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50% by 2050 (European Commission, 2011). The logistics industry is shaping up for some radical changes.

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Centralized and harmonized way to exchange data between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, and forwarders instead of bilateral exchange via individual solutions. Reasonable linking of various data sources (= intelligent integration) in order to have continuously-updated data with high significance and quality instead of fragmented and isolated information.

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

6 River Systems

trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% billion, while transportation costs increased by 10.4% transportation network and other logistics challenges. Synchronization and timing of transports are also essential.

Interesting Insights from the Supply Chain Leaders in Action Event

BluJay Solutions

Trucks are still a primary source of transport and the explosion of eCommerce and online shopping is allowing drivers who spent their lives “on the road” and away from home to now spend their lives on the local roads and be home every night. Download our eBook – Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud.

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TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge


Transportation management system (TMS) technology is playing a key role. Multichannel shippers can ship directly from their suppliers and contract manufacturers to end customers, to standard retail distribution channels, or to brick-and-mortar stores. Rather than trying to piece together the logistics picture from disparate sources—and there many in a multichannel operation—a TMS generates a holistic view of the supply chain.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. So I spoke to everyone I knew in the field and looked through some other sources (Crunchbase, Jonathan Wichmann’s great list of logistics startups site, CB Insights and more) to come up with the ULTIMATE LIST of disruptive logistics startups. Download an Excel version of the list here for free ! DOWNLOAD NOW! DOWNLOAD NOW! ×

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?


The most significant role of a control tower is to provide a live view into the vitality of the complete chain, across many functions – manufacturing, inventory, demand planning, logistics, customs clearance, etc. Its mission is to gather and integrate data from various sources and orchestrate it in such a way that it enhances supply chain visibility and efficiency. What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Article contributed by Batool Iqbal.

12 Distribution Center Best Practices You Need to Implement Today


Download ebook. Who manufactures the skids you use each day? The more you can eliminate sources of human error — such as taking notes on scraps of paper —?the Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 12 Distribution Center Best Practices You Need to Implement Today appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. You know better than anybody that the layman would probably never believe how complicated distribution center management can be.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?


So when I asked Cathy Roberson, a senior analyst at Transport Intelligence and a tech-enthusiast who is vox supplychainus on Twitter at cmroberson06 , I was not surprised when she sent me back an analysis that seems to match up perfectly with some of Google’s recent projects: Google Glasses, Android and 3D printing. Marketplaces such as Alibaba’s Tmall, caters to suppliers and manufacturers. Technology Trend 2: 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing.

Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

We explored this question, and the answer is that the money comes from a variety of sources. Learn more about Kewill Flagship, a high-performance, high-volume multi-carrier shipping management system, serving both domestic and international shipping customers, retailers, manufacturers and LSPs - Contact Us or Request a Demo. Download our eBook- Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.