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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

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?

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. Smaller manufacturers are popping up all over the United States, as well as in other countries, to process and produce locally grown food products. Disrupting the Larger Food and Beverage Manufacturer.

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Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . What is Manufacturing?

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Supply chain and logistics consultant, educator, and podcast host Rob O’Byrne has over 40 years of supply chain experience. Since then I’ve been in education and consulting. I think education and consulting go hand in hand. It’s a change in focus that requires education.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

If There’s a Manufacturing Skills Gap, How Do We Close It? 4 Ways to Combat the Gap

Cerasis

The manufacturing skills gap, which we first defined here , is a real threat to the future of the U.S. As a result, the manufacturing industry will face a shortage of nearly 3.5 However, manufacturers can work to reduce the overall manufacturing skills gap by following these four steps. 4 Ways to Combat the Manufacturing Skills Gap. Traditionally, women have made up the smallest portion of the manufacturing workforce. Invest in STEM Education.

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

Cerasis

84% of buyers engage in online information consumption and education. 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.

Doing Business in Poland

QAD

Manufacturing in Poland. Poland’s manufacturing centers around machinery, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages and textiles. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Poland continues to have issues with rail and road infrastructure, but it does have about 291,000 km of paved roads to support truck transport. The Polish workforce is well-educated, with the average worker achieving 16 years of education.

Supply Chain Manager – A “Green” Superhero

Logility

The topic of sustainability and being eco-friendly is discussed in K-12 education on a regular basis. Higher forecast accuracy supporting a mature S&OP process allows a company to hold less inventory, run more efficient plants, and improve transportation efficiency.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Manufacturing in Belgium. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Belgium’s transportation and communication pathways are robust.

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

The department educates students to succeed in careers such as procurement, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and customer service. Sourcing. Manufacturing strategies. Transportation. Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

In other words, more manufacturing jobs will return to the U.S., Moreover, APIs will automate all data exchanges between carriers, shippers, freight brokers, receivers, and transportation management systems (TMS), making the process of rate adjustments and selection easier across the board, reports FleetOwner. Robotics, virtual reality and automated picking and packaging processes will reduce labor and transportation costs for the industry.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

TMC

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. Get a diverse cross-section of leadership onboard and aligned with your process—educate them on what you are trying to achieve.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

TMC

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. Get a diverse cross-section of leadership onboard and aligned with your process—educate them on what you are trying to achieve.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?

AIMMS

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. With rising supply chain complexity, organizations are racing to improve the pace and quality of decision-making.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. Foreign trade and investment requires more than talent and education. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. The answer is to increase modeling, evaluate sourcing strategies, and build the right push/pull decoupling points.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. Foreign trade and investment requires more than talent and education. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

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The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Cerasis is a 3PL focused on transportation management. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. If you are looking to optimize VMI in regards to transportation management, contact Cerasis today to speak to one of our Account Executives or read our white paper on Inbound Freight Management.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Public awareness and mass retailer initiatives have driven major sustainability efforts over the last two decades among CPG manufacturers. Driven by aggressive targets and retailers’ “supplier scorecards,” their progress has been enabled by advances in materials engineering and manufacturing technology. Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex.

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Logistics Managers, Manufacturing Directors and other Supply Chain leaders often rose from the shop floor, from front-line warehousing and transportation positions. As a result, educational opportunities have increased. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The third issue is the lack of understanding that global processes–to maximize the economies of scale in transportation and material buying–need strong governance. This allows shared services of procurement and transportation to function smoothly to achieve the economies of scale. Without this discipline, the global organization cannot actualize buying power in procurement or lower costs and improve costs/customer service in transportation.

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2001 the government of Aragón in northern Spain realized that its economy had become overly reliant on a small group of industries, notably auto manufacturing. As well as establishing a pool of educated professionals that the cluster can draw on, an academic partner also provides a platform for research and innovation. They created education and research programs through the MIT Zaragoza International Logistics program, which is housed at the ZLC. Mutual benefits.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Education. Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers.

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Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Education. Industrial Manufacturing. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Today, manufacturing companies have adopted software in major part of their supply chain. One of the bottlenecks in todays shop floor manufacturing techniques is the incapability of shop floor supervisors to move across the shop floor and see real-time information on production and make intelligent decisions.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

I consider her the best in the biz for transportation management consulting. At the time, we were both deployed as consultants for Manugistics to help a manufacturing company to implement end-to-end planning. Ellen’s was to design and execute the transportation planning logic. in to transportation management to drive routing information and booking optimization). How Do We Connect Supply Chain Planning Architectures to Transportation Planning?

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The Messy Reality of Cross-Border E-commerce (Thoughts on UPS Acquiring i-parcel)

Talking Logistics

While omnichannel retailing is in the spotlight these days, lurking in the shadows is another big challenge and opportunity many retailers (and manufacturers looking to sell direct to consumers) have been struggling with for years: cross-border e-commerce. i-parcel also provides low-cost deferred international transportation facilitating higher shopper conversion for merchants on lower-value goods. The combined software and transportation solutions allow merchants in the U.S.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board

ThroughPut

ThroughPut’s team is backed by some of the best domain experts from Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Artificial Intelligence and Finance, who have put that knowledge to work in over a dozen successful startups. SOURCE ThroughPut Inc. PALO ALTO, California, Sept.

Doing Business in Japan

QAD

In addition to its economic might, Japan has long been a model for manufacturers throughout the world. The birthplace of Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System (TPS), Japan’s model of close relationships among manufacturers, suppliers and distributors led directly to today’s emphasis on supply chain visibility and outward facing supply chains designed to promote mutual success for all members. Manufacturing in Japan.

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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Some people have University degrees and some people have high school education. SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Exodus out of China gathering pace

EFT

Mexico is likely to be the option of choice for North American manufacturers, particularly given that the new USMCA takes effect from 1 July 2020, giving legal certainty of access to the US market for Canada and Mexico. .

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Authored by transportation consultant Rosalyn Wilson of Delcan, Inc., Transportation costs were up 10.3 Manufacturing and business spending were the bright spots during much of 2010, while consumer goods production was almost flat. This research is a key source of information that not only identifies macro trends and how the logistics discipline is impacted, but also details ways that company leaders can capitalize on the recovery as it occurs,” Blasgen said.

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling and Logistics

corporate/executive manager with a transportation/warehousing company with 36-40 years of experience, living in the North Central region and earning $137,000. “My The impact this position carries in manufacturing is undervalued and recognized.” purchasing/procurement manager with a manufacturer of building equipment with 21-25 years of experience, living in the South Atlantic region and earning $36,00. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process

Cerasis

When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. It measures the cost incurred by an organization to manufacture a quality product. New products are often introduced in the market and are a source of competitive advantage in industries such as automotive and consumer electronics. Who manages quality ongoing training and education ?

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Also, for whatever reason, Gartner limits the scope of the Top 25 to companies in the manufacturing, retail or distribution sectors. Source ID. Content Summary: Once again, German automaker BMW is the only automotive manufacturer on the Top 25 list this year, which Gartner attributes in part to its reputation as the most sustainable automotive company, at least according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.