Supply chain pain points: Consumer electronics


by Alexa Cheater 4 problems facing consumer electronics and what to do about them. First up is consumer electronics. Consumer electronics supply chain pain points. These are just a few of the specific consumer electronics supply chain pain points.

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


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.

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


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.

Electronic Logging Devices: Are You Prepared?

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Electronic Logging Devices: Are You Prepared? Technology continues to shape the way the supply chain evolves and transportation is no exception to this trend. Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Technology Truck Drivers

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

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The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored.

SaaS TMS from an Electronics Manufacturer?

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The Wall Street Journal reports electronics makers like Jabil Circuit Inc., a key supplier of components to Apple, and Flextronics International are among a recent spate of electronics manufacturers entering the supply chain software business.

Chronic Risks for Electronics: Human Rights and Forced Labor


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.

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

Driver Digest: How Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) Will Affect Drivers

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) has established that by December 10, 2017 trucks and drivers must comply and utilize electronic logging devices (ELDs). Driver Digest Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Technology Truck Drivers

Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology


Their testing spans across many industries including aerospace, automotive, surface transportation, construction, energy, and sports. I found it interesting to discover that one of their current projects has direct impact on supply chains; more specifically, on freight transportation.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

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Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00 Can negotiate better terms with (some) carriers because of electronic approval and payment – lowers disputes and decreases variability of their DSO.

What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected by Capacity Crunches?


The same holds true for their impacts on varying transportation modes. rely on these three dominant transportation modes, let’s look at how capacity crunches affect them. For example, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate contains an exemption for short-haul shipments.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend


As a result, more supply chain entities are turning to transportation consolidation programs otherwise known as truckload consolidation, explains Joseph O’Reily of Inbound Logistics , to meet these demands. What Is a Transportation Consolidation Program?

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

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International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs): Separating Hype from Reality

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Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Consulting & Engineering at Transplace addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)?

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.

3 Factors Impacting Transportation Capacity

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As the first quarter of 2018 comes to a close, transportation capacity remains a hot topic. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl Dedicated Fleets Transportation

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize


5 Reasons Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize. The post Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize appeared first on 3rdwave. 3rdwave 3rdwave Blog Automation GTM TMS Transportation Visibility Digitization logistics transportationWhat is Digitization?

4 Questions Before Investing in a Transportation Management Solution

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Managing transportation — the ebb and flow of rates, capacity, fuel and regulations — is an ongoing challenge for many companies, especially those still using spreadsheets and fax machines to plan and execute shipments. At some point, usually when costs are out of control or service levels are heading south, companies finally make the decision to invest in a transportation management system (TMS) or outsource all or part of their transportation operations to a third party.

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

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In an environment where transportation is at a premium, customers often find themselves at the whims of those possessing the means to provide transport in a timely fashion.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

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The Best is Yet to Come with Transportation Management Systems. The Impact of Electronic Logging Devices: Separating Hype from Reality. Transportation in 2017: Important Trends and Challenges. Last-Mile Delivery: The Next Battleground in Transportation.

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EDI & API: The Changing Connection Technologies Used in TMS


While many new system vendors bill application programming interface (API) as the best way to eliminate integration problems, thousands of supply chain entities continue to rely on the use of electronic data interchange (EDI).read The post EDI & API: The Changing Connection Technologies Used in TMS appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Data EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Technology TMS Connection Technologies used in TMS

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


The ICAO – a United Nations agency regulating the transport of dangerous goods on aircraft – has enacted a controversial ban on the shipment of lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft.

Transportation Trends: ELDs vs. AOBRDs – What’s the Difference? - PINC


As the final ELD deadline looms, all remaining carriers and drivers need to start transitioning from AOBRDs to ELDs before December 16th.

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How Advancing Technology in Transportation Management Highlight the Growing Trucking Driver Shortage


Predictions for transportation management in 2016 highlighted growing stress and concern. Obviously, supply chain entities providing less-than-truckload and other modes of transportation do not want drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Transportation Management

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

The Transportation Revolution: Takeaways from CLX Logistics’ 6th Annual Customer Conference

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The theme of this year’s conference was “The Transportation Revolution: In It Together” — an appropriate theme considering all of the forces impacting the transportation industry today (everything from new technologies to new regulations to ever-present challenges such as driver shortage) and how shippers, logistics service providers, and consignees need to work more collaboratively together to succeed.

How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics


Transportation is an integral part of Logistics. In logistics, transportation can be defined as a function of planning, scheduling and controlling activities related to mode, vendor, and movement of inventory into and out of an organization.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

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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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Are Driverless Trucks the Solution to the Driver Shortage?

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Global Trade High Tech & Electronics Industry Labor Logistics Trends Regulations Retail Supply Chain Planning Transportation Things are certainly changing in the trucking industry.

Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

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The electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate is in full effect, and there have been some widespread market changes as a result. It’s important for shippers to know that these capacity issues are likely going to continue, and this tumultuous landscape will become the transportation norm.

North American Non-Asset Transportation Outlook: 2018

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The market changed dramatically with the arrival of back-to-back hurricanes in September and concluded with the go-live date for Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Brokerage Supply Chain Transportation

Transportation Planners: Their Role as a Catalyst to Automation in the Supply Chain


There are additional advances in automation that push the supply chain toward greater use and deployment of technology and transportation planners are the key. The changes to the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, specifically the mandate to use electronic logging devices (ELDs), will come into play later this year. To Plan for the Future, Transportation Planners Should…. Create a pathway for information sharing with freight transporters.

5 Examples of an Efficient Transportation Management System

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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

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?


The answer is… transportation. But before lithium can meet its full potential, the problem of transportation must be addressed. Lithium use continues to multiply, and it’s now used in laptops, smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics.