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.

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

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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.

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. Logistics LTL ltl procuremen

[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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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.

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

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs? Those familiar with transportation know that month-end or quarter-end freight surges commonly occur, maybe in your company, or maybe in other organizations, and that your routing guide may not work as well as it usually does at those times. The post Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates appeared first on Transportfolio.

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Navigating COVID-19: Mid-term Procurement Strategies for a Managing the Crisis

Jaggaer

Procurement teams can lead the way in building a robust system into the future. This should serve as a wakeup call for procurement teams to take a look at the clauses in their contracts. Procurement and legal teams need well prepared, highly organized document management systems to systematically look at force majeure clauses are written. Procurement teams need to be able to make decisions rapidly and relay them to suppliers immediately. Download it here now.

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018

Cerasis

Transportation management will evolve dramatically in 2018. In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained by James Jaillet of Overdrive Online , will demand newer, faster and more efficient transportation management systems (TMS). Fortunately, shippers can prepare for increasing prices by understanding these 5 top transportation management trends. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. Download White Paper.

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.

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 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

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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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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[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. Download the e-Book Below. The Future of Our Industry Is Now.

330 Procurement & CSR Leaders Gather at Sustain16, Drive a New Era of Data-Driven Transparency & Collaboration

EcoVadis

What an immense showing of commitment to sustainable procurement we witnessed Tuesday for Sustain16! Over 350 participants and speakers from almost every industry from chemicals to film production to air transportation to FMCG and everything in between. Next, Toyota Material Handling presented their perspective as a supplier, and emphasized that procurement has a role to give incentives to best performers — “otherwise we’re just ticking boxes!”.

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. This requires taking an informed and collaborative approach to transportation procurement. Download the report for the answer, plus other insights the researchers uncovered. Research in Focus Transportation Management C.H.

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.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Download white paper. A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

download ebook. However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. Increased demand for faster turnaround will also have an inescapable result of increasing the risk of accidents in the transportation process. TMS Transportation Management

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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. A TMS is like a procurement expert, allowing for the continuous benchmarking of shipping activities and giving shippers insights into freight spend.

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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Airbus harmonizes its global procurement processes with AirSupply

SupplyOn

Airbus harmonized its global procurement processes with a innovative, highly comprehensive initiative featuring AirSupply, earning a well-deserved nomination for the German Logistics Award The construction of an aircraft is preceded by a highly complex, sophisticated procurement process. “We have now significantly streamlined our operational procurement as part of a digital transformation.”

Eyvo Security Upgrade to TLS 1.2

Eyvo

In 2015, the NIST mandated that government agencies upgrade to a new Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, TLS 1.2, E-Procurement Software securityPlease note that effective Jan 1st 2021 Eyvo will no longer support TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1 on any of our servers or external communications.

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

Cerasis

Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below. One of the core trends you’ll see weaved thru out this year’s “Trends” e-book ( you can download last year’s here ), is a stronger focus on the fundamentals such as adhering to risk management, collaboration, focusing on your core, and using expert vendors to achieve your goals. Download all of our educational e-books here.

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TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

TMC

The other session was an interactive discussion on how to build a transportation management system (TMS) strategy and utilize the technology to drive value in your organization. At the time, they were completely outsourcing their transportation operations to one provider and didn’t have the internal expertise to manage the lanes from the consolidated networks. Many times procurement and logistics teams are out talking to TMS providers, but haven’t included IT in the conversation.

TMS Strategies for Delivering Savings and Performance

TMC

The other session was an interactive discussion on how to build a transportation management system (TMS) strategy and utilize the technology to drive value in your organization. At the time, they were completely outsourcing their transportation operations to one provider and didn’t have the internal expertise to manage the lanes from the consolidated networks. Many times procurement and logistics teams are out talking to TMS providers, but haven’t included IT in the conversation.

Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

Although the main issue lies in the lack of visibility into assets and inventory in warehouses, distribution centers, and stores, an important part of the problem can also be found in transportation management. After all, inventory in transit is still inventory, and lack of insight and visibility into all inventory and its respective costs, even while being transported, contributes to problems in omnichannel warehouse management. Download white paper.

IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management

Cerasis

Download white paper. Integrate all supply chain systems, increasing savings in transportation management, procurement and everywhere in between. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post IoT Inspired Smart Warehouses Are Reinventing Inventory Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Everything is connected to the internet, including consumer and industrial devices and systems.

The Next Generation TMS

BluJay Solutions

I recently conducted a videocast with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics addressing the top advances in transportation management. In case you missed it, here is a recap of the key take-aways: Transportation Management Today. The challenge now is keeping up with the rapid pace of change and succeeding in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace while effectively optimizing and automating key transportation decisions.

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