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

Cerasis

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.

Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

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A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it.

Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor

EcoVadis

Though we don’t typically consider the production background of the electronics we buy, it might come as a shock to know many of these devices are created in environments where exploitive labor practices are unfortunately commonplace across the supply chain.

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

The Impact of Electronic Logging Devices: Separating Hype from Reality

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He was referring to some of the hype and speculation surrounding the electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandate, which goes into effect in December 2017. Data from recent transportation procurement engagements support the survey findings. “As

Transportation Procurement: Still Standing on the Sidelines?

Talking Logistics

Since last summer the warning signs have been there that shippers would be facing tighter capacity and increased transportation costs this year. Tim described this as a perfect storm, including actual storms — hurricanes Harvey and Irma — as well as the looming impact of the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate, an expanding economy, driver shortages, and other factors. Procurement’s Not the Only Answer.

7th Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit

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7th Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit. Join the only niche Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit in Europe to hear from world class speakers, get involved in crucial industry debate and network with your senior supply chain peers. The Future of Transportation Costs- Brainstorm the advantages and disadvantages of different transport modes including ocean, air and rail and debate industry best practices to regulate your transport providers.

Procurement, Industry 4.0, Cybersecurity, Robotics and Automation: The Image of Manufacturing is Evolving.

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Let’s take another look at how procurement, computing power, industry 4.0, cyber security, advanced robotics and automation became top priorities for research, development, and implementation throughout the past year’s operations in the manufacturing industry. . Procurement Operations Became Decentralized and Adaptable. Procurement is also becoming more interesting and involved. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Procurement, Industry 4.0,

This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

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Transplace Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance. Procuring logistics services is not the same as buying paper clips, yet that’s how many procurement organizations approach it. For related commentary, see The Impact of Electronic Logging Devices: Separating Hype from Reality.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)

Resilinc

In Part 2, we discuss why many shippers and advocacy groups disagree with the prohibition, and what this ban can mean for supply chain and procurement professionals.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. JDA Transportation Manager.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

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In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now. Electronic on-board recorders will be mandated for use in December of 2017.

Can Sales and Procurement Ever be BFF’s?

NC State SCRC

The relationship between sales and procurement has always been a contentious one, and the idea of a friendship evolving between the two functions is laughable in the minds of many managers I’ve met with. Sales account managers accuse procurement of being purely price focused, and not recognizing the components of value. This situation does not always accrue – as there are cases where harmonious partnerships exist between sales and procurement.

Leverage Technology to Succeed in Today’s Transportation Market

Talking Logistics

As we say goodbye to Q1 2018, one of the predictions for this year has already come true: managing transportation operations has become more challenging and complex than ever due to tighter capacity and more demanding customer expectations. What role can technology play, specifically transportation management systems (TMS), in helping companies take greater control of their operational performance? of Transportation rules making it harder for potential drivers to enter the pool.

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. Full Truckload Procurement

Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet?

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Why have so few companies adopted a Transportation Management System (TMS) solution? We had a tremendous amount of spend leverage globally, a seasoned team, great supplier relationships, very strong processes, and an excellent Transportation Management System (TMS). Subscribe Here!

Softeon Spotlight: Transportation

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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.

Retailer Finds Savings in Carrier Costs

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In The News Transportation Big Lots Carrier options Inbound Operations Intermodal Procurement Event Outbound Operations Procurement methodology Transportation Bid Optimization transportation network Truckload procurement

The Baby Supply Chain!

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Brands, Products, Products by Age, Electronic or Mechanical, Educational or Entertainment, and Materials (eg. SCM #SupplyChain #supplychainmanagement #logistics #freight #transportation #distribution #procurement #baby. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

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The 3 Pillars of Digital Procurement! You can outsource your Manufacturing, Distribution, Procurement, Logistics, Accounts Payable, Transportation Management, Systems and more. We had phenomenal, global capabilities in Logistics and Procurement. Subscribe Here!

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? These services will leverage the transportation information created by SAP TM and provide filing status updates to SAP TM for improved shipment visibility.

Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!

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The procurement of materials and goods and services, and the timing of this procurement, payment terms with suppliers, and the buildup and disposition of inventory all dramatically impact the amount of cash that a company has and uses. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

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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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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

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Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN.

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was amazed at the speed and convenience of the technical solutions emerging in the procurement area, based on the discussions I had with the individuals present. When she sold the house last year, it was done all electronically – and even changes could be done via email. I also met with a firm that specializes in negotiating third party contracts with transportation providers, ACSPE.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

Beyond pharma, ideal products include sophisticated electronics, chocolate from Switzerland, fresh salmon and berries. One can imagine a world in which blockchain becomes an indispensable part of tracking and monitoring all types of containers, via multiple modes of transportation. The development of autonomous shipping equipment is likely to track that of self-driving vehicles, as the need for human involvement in transportation gradually diminishes.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

I’m Tyler Hildebrand and I am an account executive at Reliable Transportation Solutions in Cincinnati, OH. As a freelance marketer, I often worked closely with clients in the transportation and logistics space, so I began to understand the business.

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For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The good news is that that there is a lot of work going on in this area, such as the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) , which already has several hundred companies in the transportation and logistics industry participating. And just last week, the Blockchain in Supply Chain Alliance (BiSCA) was announced , with a focus on procurement, planning, warehousing, and transportation processes.

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These are the 2018 Manufacturing Trends That will Drive 2.1% Growth In American Manufacturing

Cerasis

As reshoring continues, more supplies will be needed, which has major implications for procurement professionals, as well as increased demand for new talent and more truck drivers. Growth In American Manufacturing appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

I consider her the best in the biz for transportation management consulting. Ellen’s was to design and execute the transportation planning logic. in to transportation management to drive routing information and booking optimization).

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Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

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Having a Transportation Management System with electronic connectivity showing you where your goods are at any point in time gives you the ability to manage your product flow. Freight #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Distribution #Transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Blockchain Comes to the Freight Industry

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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. Standards developed for a freight-specific blockchain would be more varied and flexible than the fixed message formats created for electronic data interchange, Fuller says. Global Trade Management Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

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Statistics on the industry-wide use of a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater, are lacking. In addition, new legislation is on the horizon, and the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is about to seriously affect available capacity. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

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In other words, the final resting place for products is the burden of manufacturers, and some products, such as smartphones and electronics, can pose a risk of harm to the environment and the personal information of device users.

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. Each trading partner has access to information generated through the network in order to gain visibility to all aspects of production, procurement, transportation and distribution.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

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Depending on the 3PL used, a TMS may also offer additional services to streamline the entire freight process, including inbound shipping and procurement through last-mile delivery. Have you heard about the upcoming electronic logging devices (ELD) implementation date?

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

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Decision support includes all forms of planning: demand, supply, revenue, manufacturing and transportation planning. This transfer of ownership reduced the effectiveness of procurement. Tremors. Seismic shifts. Supply chain management technology has a fault line. It is growing.