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. 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

[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.

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? Our research at Iowa State University shows that transportation costs don’t actually rise during end-of-month surges.

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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 top 8 improvements we have seen achieved in inbound transportation are: Cost savings from: More efficient use of equipment and fuel.

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 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?”. In summary, consider carriers as a central element of your transportation strategy.

The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

Procuring logistics services is not the same as buying paper clips, yet that’s how many procurement organizations approach it.”. I encourage you to download and read the full white paper , which has five main parts: How GSCs are changing the landscape for buying 3PL services.

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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.

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.

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?

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. Download the report for the answer, plus other insights the researchers uncovered.

[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.

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. TMS Transportation Management

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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.

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

4WL Consulting

” Similar transformational patterns have also been seen in the transportation industry. There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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[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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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.

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. Although e-commerce makes up 10 percent of overall retail sales, its value in the modern economy must not be underestimated.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection.

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.

Trucking Capacity: Tapping into the Long Tail

Talking Logistics

We aggregate in excess of $17 billion in annual freight spend through our transportation management system network and we recently ran the numbers for the last six months [through early October 2017] and what we’re seeing is that over the last six months rates have increased by 22 percent across the board for shippers in the marketplace,” said Potts. So drivers are able to download an app and get real-time visibility to available loads and what those loads pay.”

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

Talking Logistics

It’s about creating a common cross-company basis that integrates all participants on a procurement or distribution level. Inventory and transportation costs are reduced significantly, while production processes are accelerated and delivery times are decreased. It also enables cross-company workflows and allows for a complete view of the procurement process; bilateral business relations are replaced by collaboration, which expedites information and management processes.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Download White Paper. The same source also informed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index of 2016 was the highest since records have begun in 1995. Some executives make a mistake by over-emphasizing cost savings because selecting a cheaper option could result in low headline procurement speed, more risks, undermined reputation, impaired flow of funds, and numerous other problems.