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Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

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Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. What is Electronic Data Interchange? Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. History of EDI and EDI In Transportation and Logistics.

The Answer Isn’t More Truck Drivers – It’s More Information

Talking Logistics

New safety regulations were mandated in December, requiring commercial truck drivers to use electronic logging devices (ELD) to record their hours of work. It’s not a driver problem…it’s an information problem. Ask yourself: Do I have real, accurate information?

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4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

According to a research study from Forrester, EDI continues to prove its worth as an electronic message data format. As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs.

Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

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Today we will talk about the flow of strategy as pertains to inventory flow and driving warehouse efficiency. Staying Strategic in the Warehouse with Better Inventory Flow. Throughout the entire order fulfillment process, companies have a duty to ensure optimum warehouse efficiency by appropriately controlling inventory flow. Warehouses should also consider implementing these best practices to ensure effective warehouse management and maintain control and flow of inventory.

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. So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. We never ran out of or had too much inventory.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on.

EDI 846 Inventory Inquiry – Explaining EDI

SupplyPike

You would send an EDI 846 (Inventory Inquiry/Advice) to your buyers/trading partners to notify them of your on-hand inventory. An Inventory Inquiry could include several pieces of data such as: Product item identifiers like UPC needed with quantities listed for each Date of inventory Description of stocked products Products that are currently out-of-stock Products that will be discontinued Vendor numbers. EDI + Data Exchange edi EDI 846 Inventory inquiry

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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5 Examples of an Efficient Transportation Management System

4WL Consulting

With the rising cost of transportation, companies are desperately vying to look for an efficient systems and processes that make their teams more productive. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Technology

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. The reality is that most companies do a poor job of managing the global transportation process…if they manage it at all.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Today’s driver shortage is helping to drive transportation costs higher. Numerous aspects involving shipping information create longer wait times at plants and distribution centers. As the chart indicates, truck transport costs rose sharply in 2017 and aren’t slowing down.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. This capability can be fully automated if the 3rd party freight providers provision their invoices electronically.

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

The attractiveness of 3D printing for manufacturers and retailers/distributors centers around reducing both lead times and the risks involved in holding inventory. Not sure if an electronic toy that’s very popular in Japan will hit the mark with children in the Netherlands?

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Software is Not Enough: SAP and Descartes Partner on TMS Connectivity

Talking Logistics

How will you establish and manage electronic communication with carriers and other trading partners? In addition, Descartes’ GLN supports commercial, customs and product information messaging essential to global operations.

Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

Supply Chain Network

Likewise, logistics the physical handling, storage and transportation of any materiels or related services needed for the Government of Canada to serve citizens costs 10′s if not 100′s of millions of dollars annually. Transportation – Less Than Truckload & Truckload.

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Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

Until a few years ago, inventory was a labor-intensive process that typically required either stopping operations for several days or bringing in a large crew to painstakingly count products overnight. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Spend Transportation Technology

Advanced Shipment Notification Best Practices

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During the supply chain process, a digital electronic data interface (EDI) is transmitted, letting the customer or receiver know in one detailed transaction what is contained in a shipment. Assign receiving capabilities only to authorized inventory receivers (separate from merchandising team).

What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations for Your Selection

Cerasis

Transportation costs make up 60 percent of overall logistics expenses for all shippers and 3PLs. For these companies, the use of a dedicated transportation management system, such as Cerasis™ Rater , can be deployed to lower transportation costs across the entire supply chain.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory. Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels?

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

Until a few years ago, inventory was a labor-intensive process that typically required either stopping operations for several days or bringing in a large crew to painstakingly count products overnight. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Spend Transportation Technology

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

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Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge.

What is the Digital Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In this context an Analog Supply Chain is one in which the tasks are performed in some physical, non-electronic fashion. Product information and parameters would be manually entered into reports and systems. The entire Analog Supply Chain operated without electronic communication.

The Impact of Internet to Implement eLogistics

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Transportation System. It is necessary to implement effective transportation system and network by large distributors who handle shipments in high bulk volumes for both domestic and international shipment traffic.

Reverse logistics blues should not be “business as usual”

DELMIA Quintiq

We then promptly de-optimize this information by applying our demand knowledge and sprinkling the forecast fulfillment with constraints such as supply inputs, inventories, production/assembly, shipping, and so on. Transport & Logistics

Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product

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As a result, inventory management processes grow more effective, making the way for both just-in-time delivery options and better customer service.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). Enterprise-wide inventory visibility to inventory and orders, coupled with profitable order promising logic to help achieve customer satisfaction without sacrificing margin. .

Top 10 Challenges Faced by Today’s B2B Order Fulfilment Process

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It is quite typical to supply manufacturing inventory in B2B order fulfilment. Manufacturing inventory is reliant on timelines and deadlines. If there are bottlenecks with the manufacturing inventory, it could drastically delay assembly line production. Orders are being sent by many transportation modes for sea, plane and roads. B2B must adhere to the Electronic Data Interchange. Inventory visibility across all locations (including in-transit inventory).

Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Digital?

TMC

Digital supply chains bring availability of real-time information of freight and inventory in motion. Do we have electronic integration capabilities (EDI, API, etc.) Technology Transportation Management digital supply chain digital transformation

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It involves the planning, processes, resources and execution required to facilitate the movement of materials and information between various nodes from the lowest tier supplier through to the end customer and everyone in between. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Note to Shippers Not Currently Using a Modern TMS: The 1990s Called and Want Their Antiquated Transp

Logility

Does your company still manage transportation using spreadsheets, emails, phone calls, and other basic tools? Not when so many vital benefits flow from transportation management systems (TMS). The TMS system can automate some if not all of the transportation management cycle.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Digital?

TMC

Digital supply chains bring availability of real-time information of freight and inventory in motion. Do we have electronic integration capabilities (EDI, API, etc.) Technology Transportation Management digital supply chain digital transformation

9 Steps to Establish the Lean Supply Chain: A System of Interconnected & Interdependent Partners

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o Transport—unnecessary movement of product. o Space—holding places for unnecessary inventory. o Inventory—inactive raw, work-in-process, or finished goods. o Packaging—containers that transport air or allow damage. Inventory velocity and inventory reduction.

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LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

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Rebounding freight volumes and the proximity of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are set to change the industry in 2017, reports Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner. But, additional trailers may cause additional problems with managing routes and dealing with an overstocked inventory. .

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

tariff on China electronics is seeing a rise in demand for these products from other countries within Asia. Inventory stockpiling is starting to occur based on prices and supply/demand curves.

EDI 856: Ship Notice/Manifest

SupplyPike

This document is used to transmit information about a shipment in advance of its departure to a customer. A typical ASN document will provide information on four main levels: order level, shipment level, item level, and pack level. What is an EDI 856?

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

3Gtms and Tompkins International Partner to Provide Transportation Management Systems Solutions to Strengthen Supply Chain Management. percent is the magic number in the transportation industry these days, especially in the LTL sector. The bottom line, as I see it, is that the transportation market is near equilibrium for shippers and carriers at the moment. Welcome to June.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

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As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. The new year will then bring series on trends and on the state of some of the business functions and technology used in proper transportation and logistics management. As always our goal is to educate and inform. The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI.