The Next Time You Order a Fruit Cup (The Complexities of the Fresh Food Supply Chain)

Talking Logistics

Not all supply chains are created equal and that’s certainly true when it comes to the fresh food supply chain. There are a lot of unique considerations in the overall procurement-to-delivery process, everything from temperature control to ensuring food safety. So, what does it take to improve operational effectiveness and reduce total landed costs in the fresh food supply chain? Robinson fresh food supply chain Robinson Fresh

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Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. It Would Benefit Both Procurement and Suppliers To Write in a Clear, Friendly, and Organized Manner. Procurement

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! (Videos)

Supply Chain Game Changer

But the single most important Supply Chain is the Food Supply Chain! Our very survival depends on there even being a Food Supply Chain. On one hand there is a horrendously large amount of Food Waste. The Food Supply Chain, the most important Supply Chain in the World, is BROKEN!

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Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. Those industries include industrial, healthcare, technological, and food & groceries. 4 Core Benefits of Outsourcing Transportation Management.

Five Capabilities to Take the Food and Beverage Supply Chain to the Next Level

Logility

Food and beverage supply chains face mounting pressure to reduce costs, add more value and do more with fewer resources. Food and beverage companies run on razor-thin margins. White Paper: Food & Drink Customer Centricity.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

Cerasis

From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. For example, the Internet of Things (IoT) may rely on temperature sensors in trucks to identify food spoilages , which can catalyze a diversion of an existing shipment to meet the immediate needs of the consumer affected by spoilage. Procurement’s Role Did Become More Important.

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How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 1)

Jaggaer

JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. . Procurement Trends in Manufacturing. How are they impacting the procurement organization and proficiency? Procurement Resources Supply Chain manufacturing

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Change your thinking on retail procurement. Robinson can offer Managed Procurement Services and assess the entire end to end pipeline of your retail model, looking at each element holistically to see how changes in one piece of the process could lead to changes in another.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs.

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Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Change your thinking on retail procurement. Robinson can offer Managed Procurement Services and assess the entire end to end pipeline of your retail model, looking at each element holistically to see how changes in one piece of the process could lead to changes in another.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small.

The State of the Industry: A Mid-year Look at Transportation and the Economy

Talking Logistics

At Transplace’s recent Shipper Symposium, a diverse group of shippers, logistics experts and analysts came together to discuss the latest industry trends and obstacles faced by supply chain and transportation professionals, and identify strategies for addressing these issues and improving operations.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

Transportation will become more variable; and even scarce. Work closely with transportation carriers. Last year transportation price increases were 2-5%.) Use your transportation optimization systems to minimize dead miles and give carriers early notices of loads.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

One challenge to this approach, however, is that many shippers focus exclusively on price when making their transportation decisions. Customers with a strict ‘procurement mindset’ overlook important factors like consistency, overall experience or past performance. California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships.

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road. Transportation Vessels – Trucks, ships, rail cars, tankers, etc.

The Baby Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Baby Food. I expect that they will start with breast feeding but thereafter they will likely be launched into the world of baby foods. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

Or maybe you’re reminded of events that serve free food. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload ProcurementFirst come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

Or maybe you’re reminded of events that serve free food. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload ProcurementFirst come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us.

Retailer Finds Savings in Carrier Costs

CHAINalytics

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

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. Enhances food safety and quality.

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Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Today no one is ready to make these investments, and as we have stretched out the supply chain, transportation and going to mainstream markets will be an issue. Food Supply Chains Local Food Systems Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Sustainability Professor Gary Bullen and SCRC Research Scholar Jessica Newsome spoke in my Local Seafood class this afternoon.

Embracing the Macro Growth in Micro Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Warehouse operations located closer to retail stores help keep coolers stocked with appealing “fresh-to-go” selections, allowing grocers to refill these foods quickly. Impact on transportation and logistics. Managed Procurement Services (MPS

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Food Growers & Processors. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

One area where significant waste exists is transportation management. Simply put, many oil and gas companies manage their transportation operations in a highly decentralized and fragmented manner with little or no technology. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken!

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? First, let’s define TMS – this is the software used to manage purchased transportation. When the implementation team doesn’t know what they don’t know.

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

For example, Sabra will share how they utilized Network Modeling and optimization tools within the TMS to lower transportation and production costs and improve service levels. Uncategorized SOAR Transport Management Software

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

Transform your supply chain’s sustainability impact by going beyond operational constraints

DELMIA Quintiq

Most would require a lengthy procurement period and perhaps an even longer rollout phase. It’s one of the reasons why it’s recognized as a top software and technology provider in food logistics. Retail Planning Sustainability Transport & Logistics

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Transplace Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance. The company went with the lowest bidder and switched logistics service providers in the UK from food delivery specialists Bidvest Logistics to DHL.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

Smart Containers is now forming a second division to design and monitor air containers of food products. Because food shipments seldom encounter customs delays, the technology doesn’t need to run as long as that which supports pharma items, Ettl says. 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 5 Levels of Supply Chain Transparency!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The book sparked consumer concern, which prompted the Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act ( Linich 2016 ). Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? . SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #IoT #Digital #Business #Leadership #Logistics #Procurement. Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Technology Business Digital IoT Leadership Logistics Procurement SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

For example, Sabra will share how they utilized Network Modeling and optimization tools within the TMS to lower transportation and production costs and improve service levels. Uncategorized SOAR Transport Management Software

Resin prices vary a lot more than you think! RTi helps you understand why.

NC State SCRC

RTi, based out of Forth Worth, TX, is working with NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, attracted by our strong program in procurement and supply chain, the focus on analytical thinking and modeling, and the mix of engineering and business students who work on projects with our industry partners. Resin is found in just about anything you buy today: plastic trinkets, food packaging, meat packaging, toys, industrial products, you name it.

Last Mile Delivery Explained! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

While each step of the way should be taken seriously, there is no point more high-priority than that of the last mile delivery stage, where the goods from a transportation hub move to their final delivery destination. SCM #SupplyChain #freight #logistics #ecommerce #transportation #retail.