Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the Food Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Why are many food companies still not using a TMS? Which TMS capabilities are becoming more important for food companies today? In other words, what capabilities should food shippers look for in a TMS to achieve the greatest cost and service benefits?

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Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

and Pamela Johnston , vice president, legal and risk at Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor), on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its impact on the supply chain. A 3PL or warehouseman may be considered a shipper, which is defined as “a person who initiates a shipment of food by motor vehicle or rail vehicle.” The post Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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


One of the most challenging tasks in the food and beverage industry involves making sure foods and supplies reach their destination in top form. Certain foods and items, for instance, can’t merely get tossed on a transport truck and left to chance.

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The Food Safety Modernization Act and the Supply Chain, Explained


Manufacturing and transportation of food are more closely monitored than before. Supply Chain FDA Regulatory Labeling Food & Beverage

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[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect


State of, Challenges, and Solutions in the Food & Grocery Supply Chain In this episode of “The Freight Project Podcast” we have Greg back on as C3 Solutions is launching an information campaign to highlight challenges and solutions for those supply chain professionals in the food & grocery industries as they deal with the encroachment of Amazon’s purchase of grocery retailer “Whole Foods” causing what we call the “Whole Foods Effect.”

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Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

They can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS). Or they can outsource transportation planning and execution to a 3PL that provides managed transportation services (MTS). Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMS

The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

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Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution.

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Reducing Food Waste


Last weekend was one of the country's biggest BBQ blowouts, and you can bet that a lot of that food will go to waste. But it's not just national pig-outs that lead to large amounts of food eventually hitting the landfills. Food waste is a year-round problem.

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A Fresh Approach to Combatting the Food Desert Scourge

Supply Chain @ MIT

Communities with limited access to sources of nutritional food – commonly called food deserts – represent a major health threat across the globe. Featured Strategy food deserts junk food issues MIT CTL MIT food supply chain research nanostores

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Current and Forecasted Severe Flooding Across the U.S. Midwest Adds to Risks of Agricultural Supply and Surface Transportation Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Midwest region is having a cascading effect on agricultural, food, fertilizer, and fuel related supply networks. What remains unclear will be the effect on food prices in the coming weeks and months, along with transportation costs. Severe flooding in the U.S.

QAD Named to Food Logistics Magazine Top 100 Providers


Food and beverage manufacturing can be complex and challenging. One such resource is a publication called Food Logistics. Food Logistics , published by AC Business Media, is an online resource as well as a hard copy print magazine dedicated to the food and beverage industry.

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Another Food and Grocery Industry Thunderbolt from Amazon

Supply Chain Matters

The grocery and food industry in the United States suffered another business shock yesterday. A series of announcements related to the previously announced Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods added more stark reality to what is to come.

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Reducing Food Waste


One-third of edible food worldwide goes to waste, amounting to about 1.3 If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases next to China and the U.S. Technology startups are also seeking to have a more substantial role in reducing food waste.

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Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme


As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP). It’s about bringing food—the most basic of needs—to those who need it most. million metric tons of WFP food assistance every year.

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Five Reasons Why Food Shippers are Eating Up TMS Solutions

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Transportation Management Systems (TMS) is fast becoming a go-to tool for supply chain management professionals across every industry. However, for one industry in particular – food producers/shippers – TMS is becoming indispensable. Here are five reasons why TMS for transportation automation and optimization is a must-have for food shippers. Reason #3 – Capacity issues weigh more heavily on food shippers.

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Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

“A Changing Environment Demands Changing Strategies” – that was theme of the Food Shippers of America 60 th Annual Conference held earlier this month in San Antonio, where more than 950 attendees (including food shippers, consignees, carriers, 3PLs, and technology companies) gathered to discuss emerging trends and leading practices in the industry. If you’re a food shipper — or a 3PL, carrier, or technology company serving the industry – this is a “must attend” event.

Crossroads 2016: New Ideas on Securing Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain @ MIT

The global food industry is caught in a dilemma that many supply chain practitioners can relate to: how to improve the transparency of their supply chains at a time when risk mitigation resources are often inadequate.

Reducing Food Waste Across The Supply Chain

Supply Chains Rock

One of the big issues when it comes to the transport of food is waste. Around a third of all food produced for consumption by humans is wasted and in 2012 costs regarding food waste in the EU alone were estimated at 143 billion euros. There's obviously a huge business case for reducing food waste, but with one in nine people in the world suffering from chronicImage Credit: Go Supply Chain.

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Omnichannel Takes on Food Industry, Gains Consumer Support

PLS Logistics

Although the food supply chain infrastructure is efficient, consumers are seeking home delivery and click-and-collect options, and grocery stores have to adjust, overhauling their fulfillment system to serve the omnichannel market. Transportation Omni-Channel

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals


Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia

Supply Chain @ MIT

There is widespread poverty in Colombia yet the country discards 10 million tons of food a year according to estimates released by the government this March.

Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is detailed and complicated. What Is The Food Safety Modernization Act? The Food Safety Modernization Act is the biggest overhaul of food safety oversight in the history of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management


Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. The blockchain isn’t wildly popular in transportation management yet. Food Safety. 3 Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management.

Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization


With this in mind, time is certainly money when it comes to the delivery of oysters – and all fresh food logistics, basically. The cooling process in food production, by using intact cooling chains, is a much more complex task than just turning up the air conditioning in the car.

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Three Reasons Food Shippers NEED to Automate Transportation Processes Now

Supply Chain Collaborator

Plenty of food shippers already have some form of solution in place to automate their transportation planning and management processes. Here are three reasons why food shippers will rely more heavily than ever before on logistics IT and why it is imperative they don’t procrastinate.

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

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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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Webinar: Newest Software Innovations (and Pay-Offs) for the Global Food Supply Chain


If you’re like many companies struggling with the complexity of food logistics, you likely have too many manual processes and/or outdated systems to manage the environment. In fact, food […].

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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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What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

7 Things to Know: Sanitary Transportation of Food Final Rule


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released text for the final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Food as required by the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. Remember that packaged, shelf-stable food is exempt. The U.S.

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Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

“High freight, fuel and labor costs are forcing food distributors to streamline their businesses,” begins the recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The piece revealed a rise in operating expenses of 6% at world’s largest food distributor, Sysco Foods and a boost of 2% at US Foods. — Food Shippers Lag in Terms of Automation Levels in their Supply Chains. Surging demand is also pushing up the cost of for-hire transportation.”.

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What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?


Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014


We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. These tips include how you yourself can better manage your transportation department and maximize resources.

UltraShipTMS Makes 2016 Food Logistics’ FL100

Supply Chain Collaborator

December 15, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Extending the series of wins in 2016 both in terms of new business and industry recognition, UltraShipTMS is once again to be included in Food Logistics magazine’s list of top software and technology companies.

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Ocado Inks Another Online Robotic Technology Partnership Deal

Supply Chain Matters

This deal reportedly calls for Coles to invest up to $107 million to build two automated food distribution warehouses for the supermarket chain.