Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing is the heart of today’s global supply chains, and decisions made on sourcing impact everything from transportation and shipping costs, to both social and regulatory compliance concerns. Transportation costs ranked second, and labor costs ranked third.

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. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

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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.

The Complexity of Wind Turbine Transportation Planning

DELMIA Quintiq

As the size and complexity of wind turbines grow, so do the manufacturing process requirements and component transportation costs. These new blades approach the limit of existing ground transportation infrastructure in terms of managing their delivery from the factory to the installation site.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.

Sourcing Cost and Time Savings for America’s Brightest Orange


“We have captured many benefits thanks to the decision we took to extend our JAGGAER implementation to include sourcing. And not least, double-digit cost savings on our electronic sourcing bid events.”. Since then OSU has conducted around 900 sourcing events via JAGGAER.

Transportation Innovation 2018


A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. 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. Source: US Commerce Department, Internet Retailer, USPS, Tompkins International. Download Tompkins EFT Presentation.

Reducing Parcel Transportation Costs Thru Parcel Audits


Parcel auditing is an excellent means of recapturing revenue by reducing parcel transportation costs for shippers around the globe. Therefore, isolating and correcting these errors and preventing their financial impacts could result in savings in transportation costs. Shippers looking for ways to improve profitability need to under parcel audits and their impact on total transportation costs. DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER. Small Package Transportation

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

Road to VR

Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks. Transportation management software must be designed to withstand this kind of attack, an ever-changing, ever-present threat that forces companies to keep their software updated and protected. Transportation disruptions affect security, the economy, and public health. Sources: [link].

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.

5 ugly hidden costs of implementing Transportation Management System


Transportation Management System (TMS) is one of 5 best software every logistics manager needs. Source 1. It is essential that you download apps with special purposes APIs as drivers for hardware devices. Transportation Management System (TMS) has always been a core strength of Abivin vRoute. The latest version (2018) is packed with new features like easier trucks, motorbikes dispatching, establishing multiple plans and transportation schedules at once.

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.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus


On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download. Download E-Book. Transportation Metrics that Matter the Most for Shippers to Track to Improve Performance. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Transportation for the International Last Mile – How Easy is Global Parcel Carrier Coverage to Achieve?

BluJay Solutions

It’s just transportation to a different country rather than zip code, right? However if shipping internationally is already, or is likely to become, a significant source of revenue, you need to address this issue and ensure you – and your parcel shipping solution provider – build in the flexibility that is required to meeting the ever-changing requirements of your global customers. Download our eBook - Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense


Download white paper. 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. Source ] Blockchain can help mitigate these losses and their associated disputes.

Planning Food Logistics Efficiently in Times of Disruption

DELMIA Quintiq

Planning and optimization software, powered by mathematical optimization, can perform calculations based on all available data sources to generate optimal plans It will help your planners manage existing resources and constraints to meet your business goals. Download this PDF to discover how a planning and optimization system can help you deal with today’s disruptions and tomorrow’s challenges.

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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


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. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order.

Logy Conference 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The seminar is a popular and anticipated international event that has a lot to offer to all actors involved in management of business, SCM, sourcing, intralogistics and material handling, transport and logistics. Download the brochure >> Events Conference event finlandia hall helsinki intralogistics logistics Logy Logy conference Material handling scm sourcing transportLogy Conference. Date: 11-12 February. Venue Finlandia Hall, Helsinki (Finland).

Globalization Drives Market Need for SC Segmentation

Supply Chain Movement

To assess how businesses are pursuing supply chain strategies, Peerless Research Group and Amber Road recently surveyed over 900 top logistics and supply chain managers to look at the ways organizations are collecting and analyzing information, addressing supply chain complexities, and collaborating and communicating with sourcing partners and customers. The survey uncovered these top supply chain challenges: Rising transportation costs (50%).

Clarifying Provider Titles is More Than a Word Game


For more information on identifying the right transportation solution for your business, download our white paper, How to Source, Implement, and Manage a Transportation Management Solution. Transportation Management Supply Chain Transportation Management SystemOver recent years, the supply chain profession has expanded to take in a wider range of disciplines—and functional titles. Nowhere is this trend more apparent than in the service provider space.

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

Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

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. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems.

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Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model


The Solution: Systems Enabling An Omnichannel Retail Strategy Are Easier to Implement Than Ever The solution, for retailers struggling with omnichannel development and deployment, lies in advanced systems that utilize an open-source architecture. Download White Paper. Use technology to manage warehousing and transportation. The post Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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. It’s now possible to create a robust digital supply chain representation that captures assets , processes, machines, products, customers, transportation, costs, constraints, and geocodes and shares data across functions. Download our self-enablement guide for change management insights .

Volumes go up but Supply Chain to Stumble at Last Mile at Peak?

BluJay Solutions

Good news for the freight forwarding industry as air freight volumes are finally on the way up, with industry analyst Transport Intelligence predicting demand for new products from the likes of Apple and Samsung will continue to drive demand higher still. Driver recruitment agencies are acutely aware of the numbers required and will already be sourcing migrant workers from neighboring countries/states where necessary.

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LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


DOWNLOAD THE FREE RESOURCE HERE. DOWNLOAD CALCULATOR. A few key considerations when deciding between LTL and intermodal transportation, include: Intermodal is comparable to FT use. Shippers need to know what additional services will need sourcing to take advantage of the range of LTL to intermodal shipping. Transit times are longer than just transportation time.

Food Logistics Tips for Making Sure Perishable Foods Are Safe During Transit


Certain foods and items, for instance, can’t merely get tossed on a transport truck and left to chance. Conservative estimates show the financial impact of transportation-related food safety failures exceeds $2 billion annually. Four Food Logistics Tips to Keep Perishables and Foods Safe During Transit It’s vital that food shippers make certain transportation methods are safe, secure and reliable. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

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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.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

However, this year has the potential to be a real nightmare before Christmas if retailers are late in placing orders for goods that will feature as part of their high-profile seasonal ranges, expecting their sourcing and logistics partners to be able to deliver to extremely tight schedules with competition for limited freight transport space high. Source: City A.M. .

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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. 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. Inform yourself on these trends by downloading the Capgemini/Penn State/Panalpnia 2013 18th Annual 3PL Study.

How to Save 20% on Freight Invoice Processing Costs This Year

BluJay Solutions

Freight processing is often a source of hidden costs – and most shippers have no good mechanism in place to identify and address the inaccuracies that lead to these costs. Many companies using an on-demand transportation management system (TMS) to automate their multimodal transportation processes realize double-digit savings on their total transportation spend within the first year.

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 provides a single source of information, which could be used in generating new SLAs for consideration and negotiation. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Service level agreements (SLAs) can vary in scope, complexity, duration, and value.