Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first. Two months ago I had gone from being an Assistant Athletic Director/Strength Coach to a sales rep in the transportation world. For those of you who are just starting out in transportation or for those who remember, this industry can be very overwhelming. It takes time to understand how the transportation regulations we have today came about.

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.

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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. . 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.

Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. And if that isn’t enough to create a bias, maybe these well-known facts will: transportation costs represent the biggest slice of the supply chain cost pie (nearly 60 percent of every supply chain dollar is spent on transportation), and transportation costs can represent 3-12 percent of revenue or more depending on the product type and industry.

When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions. Associations Conferences Education Emerging Trends Information Technology Professional Communications Retail Retail E-Commerce Supply Chain Management Third Party Logistics

Sourcing Cost and Time Savings for America’s Brightest Orange

Jaggaer

“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.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software. Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant. Are these practices part of your organization’s transportation management system?

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Going to Market with Your Transportation RFP

Talking Logistics

This time of year, many shippers are reviewing and updating their transportation plan for the back half of the year and many will be considering issuing RFPs for new or changed capacity needs. I am often asked what shippers should consider (beyond the obvious of reducing cost) when deciding whether to go to market with a transportation RFP and what the associated best practices are. Listen to analysts/economists and educate yourself.

Looking For a Job? Here’s The Top 10 Transportation Jobs

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friend Michael Stoddard who shares the top 10 transportation jobs in the industry. If you happen to find yourself searching for careers in logistics, transportation and supply chains, you'll be happy to know that there's no shortage of positions. Getting into transportation is a different topic entirely, one that demands a separate, more intricate look. Transportation Manager. Transportation Director. Transportation

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation. How Produce Season Transportation Affects Rates and Capacity – State by State.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

This is good news for worker, especially those on the low end of the education spectrum, and the growth of new jobs will require in most cases a high-school diploma. The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. It removes age restrictions on interstate transportation by licensed commercial drivers and strengthens safety-training standards across the industry.

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Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

The results are achieved when extraneous costs are removed and product can optimally move from source to end-user with minimal friction. Cash Supply Chain Definitions Education Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology Inventory New Ideas News & Info Professional Communications Security Supply Chain Management Supply Chain RiskGuest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

While the parodies are quite “terrifying,” the problem remains, but one piece of legislation, passed in December 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act ), offers a solution, and actionable steps are being laid out to define a way to dramatically reshape the infrastructure-landscape in several key ways. Rather than pouring funding into the Highway Trust Fund blindly, the FAST Act is operating similar to education funding sources.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. The “locally grown” movement has been fueled by the perception that locally grown, produced and sourced foods contain many benefits. It’s important to read up on individual food and beverage products and educate yourself on where exactly they’re being sourced. Better for the environment due to reduced transportation costs and distances.

The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. Source: “The Case for Less Silos, More Intelligence in Supply Chain Management,” webcast presentation by Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM. For example, I remember speaking with the Director of Transportation Services at a large CPG manufacturer a few years ago. Break down your supply chain functional silos.

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Sales Can Use RACI Charts to Understand Procurement… and vice versa!

NC State SCRC

In less mature organizations, the sourcing decision will be more ad hoc, will be typically led by decision-makers in the business unit, and the textbook approach of working through business stakeholders at a local level makes sense. What is the organizational hierarchy in procurement – category manager for the category, director of sourcing (transportation and related services), buyers, and CPO? Do they have a formal strategic sourcing program?

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

The critical difference is that transportation is the last step in forward logistics and the first with reverse, which can cause problems. The education of field personnel in stores and DCs is critical in order to avoid violations that may lead to fines and damage a company’s reputation. Mr. Bentz has more than four decades in supply chain consulting, transportation and logistics, and currently leads Transplace Consulting Services.

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

Cerasis

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.

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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. Transportation. Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller.

Blockchain Comes to the Freight Industry

Supply Chain Brain

Just look at some of the names that have joined the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA) since the group’s formation last August: FedEx , BNSF Railway , C.H. If you can convince a bunch of transportation neophytes who know nothing about freight that a [crypto] coin can become the currency of the industry, then you can raise whatever,” he says. Global Trade Management Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

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. Freight Shipping Providers May Respond Faster to Educational Concerns Than Politicians.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The transportation industry has seen a rapid influx of interest and growth over the last several years, and this includes the professionals who work as intermediaries between shippers and carriers. Licensed freight brokers operate around the country in various markets, helping make the transport of goods a reality for their customers. Continuing Education. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Transportation Freight Broker Freight Management logistics management

Artificial Intelligence is Driving Real Supply Chain Improvement

Logistics Bureau

This includes healthcare, education, transportation, retail, communications, and agriculture. AI in Transportation Management. Source: ARC Advisory Group Strategic Report. The ROI of transportation management solutions (TMS) has been proven many times over. When the TMS tech-stack includes a layer of artificial intelligence, shippers and 3PLs can gather and use an even broader array of data about transportation performance. Transport Warehouse

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.

5 Reasons Supply Chain Companies Need to Be Curating Content

Cerasis

Sharing content from third-party sources establishes supply chain companies as a go-to resource for all things related to your industry, sector, products, or services. By curating content from other sources, you can get around that. If you struggle with creating videos, for example, find a reliable source that is already successful in that arena and share with your audience.

Software Support Specialist

Supply Chain Collaborator

UltraShipTMS and the LoadFusion transportation optimizer provide a single-source solution for optimization, transportation and settlement for in- and out-bound shipping across all modes of transport. Built and supported by a brilliant team of transportation industry veterans and software developers, UltraShipTMS is an emerging leader in the supply chain management industry. Required education: Bachelor’s. Software Support Specialist. Job Description.

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. To do this, many are relying on prescriptive analytics.

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.

Why TMS and Cloud Computing Makes Sense

GTG Technology Group

By 2015, these systems were implemented in Transportation Management Software (TMS) solutions. With an open-source feel, cloud based solutions are constantly maturing. Cloud computing offloads processing closer to the information source. One important element of maintaining cloud security is education. Sources: [link]. Practical cloud computing models began to enter the public consciousness in 1999.

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. Foreign trade and investment requires more than talent and education. India is a stable, peaceful, and diverse country with a large and educated populace joining the workforce every day. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

Looking for Freight Broker Tips? Join These 5 Online Communities.

Cerasis

Yet there is so to learn about it - and learn it fast, so that you can be a competitive member of the transportation community. Besides the educational side, the group is an excellent way to find new contacts in the industry. Another interesting Facebook community for transportation professionals is the Freight Brokers, Shippers, Carriers & Truckers Group. Transport & Logistics & Supply Chain (Google+).

[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend” white paper! Cost management of parcels can be a source of reprieve in today’s chaotic, omnichannel-driven world , and shippers need to know to take back control of parcel shipping spend. Freight Logistics Small Package Transportation Management White Papers parcel shipping spend

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

Source The process and involvement of logistics department in every organization have become an essential part to the economic development for a long time now. According to World Bank report, efficient logistics refer to transport, storage and conveyance of products to the ultimate consumers from the companies at minimal costs. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

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. Foreign trade and investment requires more than talent and education. India is a stable, peaceful, and diverse country with a large and educated populace joining the workforce every day. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

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