How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group (NFG) has been partnering with foodservice professionals since 1990 to provide delicious, on-trend menu items, as well as reliable staples every kitchen needs. About National Food Group.

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

22, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces that Brewers Supply Group, Inc., has selected BluJay’s Transportation Management technology and Managed Transportation Services to manage freight for its multiple divisions across North America. After an extensive search, BSG chose BluJay to bring efficiency, scale, KPIs, benchmarking, and real-time rates and data to its transportation operations.

A Transportation Management System or Managed Transportation Services? Why Not Both?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year the ARC Advisory Group did a study on the ROI a shipper would get by having their transportation managed by a third party logistics firm. In a managed transportation services (MTS) arrangement, a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute the shipper’s moves. Survey results indicate that MTS relationships are generally successful from both freight savings and service level perspectives.

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

Cerasis

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Average weight per shipment is up for the sixth consecutive quarter, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management , and economic growth indicates continued diversion of freight to LTL from full truckload and even parcels to maintain capacity.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. Download the Inbound Freight Management E-Book: Fill out the Form Below.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

Flyjac Selects BluJay’s Freight and Transportation Management Solution to Enhance Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Melbourne, AU – 16 September 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, today announced that Flyjac Logistics has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders platform (TMFF) to improve operational efficiencies and customer service. Flyjac is part of Hitachi Transport system Japan, which has more than 100 global offices and 46,000 employees across the globe.

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Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers. Press Release Transportation Beneficial Cargo Owners Ocean Carrier Ocean Freight Procurement

How to Use a TMS to Manage Inbound Transportation (And Gain Visibility)

PLS Logistics

Inbound freight management is multifaceted and can eat up more than 40% of the average organization’s annual freight budget, according to Aberdeen Group. Since inbound freight savings have a direct impact on an organization’s bottom line, shippers that make it a supply chain priority reap inventory efficiencies, cost containment and enhanced productivity and service. Download Inbound Freight Cost Management ebook. Visibility TMS Inbound Freight

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BASF Video Case Study: The Value of Real-Time Freight Visibility

Talking Logistics

A few weeks ago at the Descartes Evolution 2018 User Conference , I had the opportunity to interview William Wehrle, Director of Supply Chain at BASF, and David Bazzetta, Business Advisor – Process Optimization at BASF, about the importance and value of having real-time freight visibility. What were some of the key capabilities BASF was looking for in a real-time freight visibility solution? Benefits of Real-Time Freight Visibility.

A Trucking Economics Lesson: How rates will respond to market changes in 2020

CHAINalytics

At Chainalytics, many of our clients and partners come to us for supply chain and transportation prognostications year after year. (So So much so that our freight benchmarking group developed a new … The post A Trucking Economics Lesson: How rates will respond to market changes in 2020 appeared first on Chainalytics. It’s that time of year when everyone is publishing their predictions for what the new year will hold — in whatever industry they work.

Dedicated Fleet: A Growing Piece of the Transportation Puzzle

Talking Logistics

A month earlier, in a post titled “ What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? ,” I highlighted how leading carriers like JB Hunt and Swift Transportation were prioritizing intermodal, dedicated, and brokerage services over generic truckload services. Fast forward to today and the puzzle pieces of transportation are still changing. Over the next two years [Celadon Group Inc.] Hunt Transport Services Inc., Swift Transportation Co.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00 Freight Cost Management eliminates post-audits and disputes. in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates. According to industry analyst group, Gartner, end-to-end supply chain visibility will increase by 50 percent by 2018.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player. Online freight booking. See the 2018 State of Online Freight Sales. There is at least 100 times more manual work per shipment in freight forwarding than in Express.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Do your research when selecting transportation routes. Smart transportation management software can help you determine routes through safer neighborhoods, based on crime heat maps and collected data. Make Smart Use of Transportation Technology.

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Transportation Management Technology and Trends Enabling Growth in Freight Brokerage

Descartes

As part of the Purchased Transportation track this past March at Evolution 2019, Descartes’ annual global user and partner conference, I moderated an interesting panel discussion comprised of industry experts and practitioners from Nolan Transportation, Echo Global Logistics and Redwood Logistics. Panelists were: - Garrett McDaniel, Vice President of Software Project Management, Nolan Transportation Group - Jeffrey R.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management. Participants were then grouped into specific performance levels depending on their total points for the categories of People, Process, and Technology. transportation cost).

4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

3rdwave

There are 4 fundamental areas where global transportation is challenged. Three of these challenges are variants on traditional transportation challenges and the last is relatively new but growing in importance. Transportation Cost Management. However, where transportation management traditionally focused on the basics of moving “boxes” or “packages”, today it is much more strategic. Transportation information is foundational to managing any global supply chain.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

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. The framework for creating a truly viable transportation visibility blockchain network is within our grasp. Let’s dream of a world where we don’t rely on email to tender 90 percent of TL freight!

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

While the Logistics transactional activities – such as freight quotation management, freight contract management, shipment execution and transportation tracking – are important, in and of themselves, these individual activities fail to deliver to their potential if they are not orchestrated, synchronized and communicated. System driven audit support – for freight audit management. 5 Reasons Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize.

Transportation Management and the Promise of Machine Learning

BluJay Solutions

The primary reason companies buy a transportation management system is for freight savings. Steve Banker of the ARC Advisory Group assesses the ROI of TMSs, and how machine learning and Big Data sets of network-based solutions like BluJay’s Transportation Management are optimizing performance. The post Transportation Management and the Promise of Machine Learning appeared first on BluJay Solutions.

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment

RELEX Solutions

Case Musti Group: Thriving in a Complex, Multinational, Supply Chain Environment. Musti Group Nordic is the leading pet supplies and accessories retailer in the Nordics, with 121 Musti & Mirri stores in Finland, 127 Arken Zoo and Djurmagazinet pet stores in Sweden, and also 18 Musti stores in Norway. Musti Group at a Glance. Company name Musti Group Nordic Oy. – Matti Salmi, Purchasing Director, Musti Group Nordic. Retail Case Study musti-group-en

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Use Softer Freight Market in Q1 to Begin Hard Focus on Building Carrier Relationships

Kane is Able

2018 was a tough year for both shippers and carriers as constrained capacity led to delayed shipments and higher freight prices. But this slight grace period does provide shippers a golden opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with a select group of strategic carriers. Supply Chain Challenges 3PL Outsourcing Freight Transportation Truck Drivers

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Robinson, and Descartes Systems Group for your support! News This Week in News Transportation Management Systems BestTransport China tariffs Descartes Systems Group Domino's Pizza Elemica Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure Starship Technologies Uber FreightOur Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team jerseys are on order! A big thank you to our Century Team Sponsors BluJay Solutions, C.H.

Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first. Two months ago I had gone from being an Assistant Athletic Director/Strength Coach to a sales rep in the transportation world. For those of you who are just starting out in transportation or for those who remember, this industry can be very overwhelming. It takes time to understand how the transportation regulations we have today came about.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. A 2017 Global Sourcing study from American Shipper magazine found that 58% of shippers said their highest concern today is rising transportation costs.

What’s the ROI Of Transport and Logistics Providers & A TMS?

Cerasis

Much talk about sales, automation and improved processes dominate the conversation when considering outsourcing logistics processes to a transport and logistics providers or using a 3PL-based transportation management system (TMS). Often, the transport and logistics providers' reps claim initial returns may be as high as 25 percent, if not greater. There are many benefits that accompany the use of transport and logistics providers and their TMS systems.

Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Overall, he has executed $30B of combined M&A and investments mostly with UBS Investment Bank’s Technology, Media & Telecom group. 1:15] How’d you get into the freight business? I’ve also driven for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. [2:17] 3:07] Tell us about Powerloop and its implications on the freight business. Uber launched Uber Freight a few years ago. Now, Powerloop is the latest offering from Uber Freight.

Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

Transplace

Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services. Survival of the fittest” is the mantra of today’s freight market, as driver shortages, capacity imbalances, federal government regulations and robust economic conditions continue to impact transportation costs. The arrangement works like this: a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute freight moves on its behalf. What’s the top transportation concern of shippers these days?

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K. I’ll admit that I was first prompted to dig deeper into this topic after introducing our dock scheduling system to a group of Australian logistics professionals. A person or corporation is part of the chain of responsibility if their actions, inactions or decisions affect road transport operations.

What 2017 Reveals for Transportation Management Software in 2018

GTG Technology Group

Top Trends in Transportation Management Software Development. Those that do will transform into innovative companies that offer customers the best in transportation service. Less than a decade ago, most transportation companies expected to be able to continue operating the way they always had. However, with the arrival of transportation management software (TMS), businesses that quickly embraced change started to edge out competition. Freight “Uberization”.

Inbound Freight TMS & Integration: How Shippers Gain Max Efficiency

Cerasis

Inbound freight management remains an afterthought for most shippers, but the average company spends more than 40 percent of its annual freight budget on inbound freight, reports the Aberdeen Group via Logistics Management. The post Inbound Freight TMS & Integration: How Shippers Gain Max Efficiency appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Inbound Freight TMS Inbound Freight TMS

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.

Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

Supply Chain Network

Hub Group, Inc. NASDAQ: HUBG), one of the nation’s leading freight transportation management companies, announced today that it purchased Exel Transportation Services (ETS) for $83 million before post closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation. Mode Transportation’s sales for the year ended December 31, 2010 were approximately $717 million.