Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

GlobalTranz

Lean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

This often requires a major shift in thinking – from the top down – and for many, implementing a formal process improvement methodology such as Lean Six Sigma (LSS). Lean Six Sigma is about not simply accepting the old way of doing things, but asking “Why do I do that?” While all have added value, let’s take a closer look at contract carrier freight rationalization. Contract Carrier Freight Rationalization. Contracted Freight Rates.

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3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant. Lean Leaders invest time, effort, and resources for team member training and education, and ensure the appropriate curriculum for all levels of the organization. This investment and focus on process discipline is the lean way.

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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. Here are seven strategies to elevate freight management in an organization to build a more competitive supply chain advantage.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

GlobalTranz

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. Get Lean the Easy Way. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka. Lean success doesn’t mean approaching 100 percent machine utilization.

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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

GlobalTranz

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. Get Lean the Easy Way. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka. Lean success doesn’t mean approaching 100 percent machine utilization.

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4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

If product is delayed in log-jammed logistics channels, work with freight forwarders, customs brokers, and expedited freight carriers who specialize in simplifying and accelerating delivery. Focus on strategic sourcing. Strategic sourcing focuses on the development of long-term supply relationships for operationally critical products and services. While sole sourcing minimizes investment and supplier related costs, it increases vulnerability to disruption.

Never Automate a Bad Process!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! Consistent with Lean principles the team should have first focussed on how to reduce waste, reduce handling, and reduce inventory levels. And the Merchants were too far removed from the impacts that their sourcing decisions had on cost and cycle times. 10 Signs You Should Reboot Your Lean Program! process #lean #valuestreammapping. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A “Don’t Touch” Strategy will Dramatically Lean out your Supply Chain! As we articulated in our article A Don’t Touch Strategy Will Dramatically Lean Out Your Supply Chain! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

And if necessary you may want to dual source some of your supply with more than one supplier. Lean out your operation to increase efficiency, increase capacity, and reduce the time required to move goods through your facility. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? . Freight #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Distribution #Transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam?

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. Low cost sourcing is a predominant reason for this geographically dispersed network. Do they have a plan to get all of their energy needs from sustainable and renewable sources? And one of the fundamental objectives in any Lean program is the need to reduce waste. Additionally there should be aggressive management of freight modes.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

Freight boom is not without downsides for carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

A similar scenario played out at the end of the 2017-18 freight boom. Cost inflation from insurance, maintenance, equipment and wages lasted beyond the yearlong freight boom that saw spot rates surge to all-time highs for an unprecedented amount of time.

Freight boom is not without downsides for carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

A similar scenario played out at the end of the 2017-18 freight boom. Cost inflation from insurance, maintenance, equipment and wages lasted beyond the yearlong freight boom that saw spot rates surge to all-time highs for an unprecedented amount of time.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Ocean freight is split into 14! Educational research into cargo and freight.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A natural starting point is the level of single, or sole sourcing, that is put in place. A sole source is a supplier selected because they are uniquely able to provide the materials or components, whether by virtue of intellectual property or other means of going to market with exclusivity. A single source is a supplier selected as the only supplier, on the basis of varying decision criteria, even though there are other suppliers able to provide those materials.

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6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This radical shift in customer behavior and expectations regarding deliveries means that many organizations will have to remake their entire supply chain in order to become more agile, and remain competitive in a world where an optimized, lean and efficient logistical infrastructure is at the core of a successful customer-centric business. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Freight #ECommerce #Business. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. Freight and Logistics Human Resources Inventory Management Procurement Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Management jobs LogisticsSubscribe Here!

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FedEx’s service issues in strong LTL market apparent ahead of cancellations

The Supply Chain Journal

Less-than-truckload carriers have quietly been using a high-demand, tight capacity environment to cull less profitable freight from their networks for months now. FedEx Freight temporarily taps out; data shows carrier struggled to keep pace in weeks leading up to announcement.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Supply chain trends and practices today, are mainly driven by cost optimisation and lean strategy. This has proved to be a major source of risk. Poor business continuity planning, lack of risk management programs and single source suppliers, have magnified the impact of such risks.

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Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This multiple sourcing strategy is not new yet it adds much needed contingency in the face of continued enormous growth. Plus an efficient, lean supply chain is focused on eliminating waste, unnecessary handling, and redundancies. SCM #SupplyChain #Amazon #Freight #Logistics #FedEx #UPS #Business #Leadership. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Amazon Business FedEx Freight Leadership Logistics SCM supplychain UPS

Five Technology Patents that Changed the Supply Chain

Freightos

Freight is changing. Shorter product lifecycles, fluid sourcing (a’la Aliababa ) and more transparency means agile supply chains that change often. This set the stage for Lean Manufacturing and the Just-In-Time supply chain. The UPC is also the precursor for M2M communication, particularly when combined with electronic tracking that allows the Internet of Things to revolutionize the Internet of Freight. Freight Insights GeneralRoutes are changing.

How to measure the performance of a manufacturing plant?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

When companies source their raw materials from far across the globe, it can take weeks for a raw material to reach the manufacturing facility. These costs are further magnified by addition of freight costs and line shutdown. lean manufacturing operationalefficiency performancemetrics

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

While companies may see global sourcing as a means to reduce material or component costs, they must be mindful of what the customer is actually willing to pay for through total landed cost. Consolidating freight volume will increase delivery frequency while reducing costs. Challenge: Shipments are routed based on the freight forwarder’s network capability/relationships. Challenge: Premium freight transportation costs high and lacks control and reporting.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Strategic Sourcing. Strategic Sourcing. Lean theory suggests that supplier relationships should be based on long-term commitments to quality and cost reduction. Moreover, from a logistics point of view, strategic sourcing strategies have significant impact on logistics functions. Accordingly, all decisions regarding suppliers and sourcing need to be front and center on the logistics radar screen. The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration.

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Because small eCommerce businesses are typically lean teams with limited resources, you need a system that will save you time and allow your business to focus on growth rather than the nitty-gritty,” Miller-Crimm told us via email. It should also have the flexibility to connect to the shipping providers and fulfillment sources (in-house, 3PLs, and drop-shippers) that comprise your operations,” he noted. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Healthcare Logistics

LeanCor

The healthcare industry is embracing lean concepts to increase efficiency and decrease costs. Nurses are utilizing lean concepts and methodology on things like surgery prep stations and crash carts. Excessive purchase orders and unconsolidated freight created complexity and cost. Lack of ownership and visibility to much of the freight planning and spend on inbound material. Kelcy Monday, Project Manager and Lean Deployment Team Leader.

What can we expect on Earth Day a year from now?

The Supply Chain Journal

Road freight transport is responsible for 7% of global GHG emissions, and the volume of shipped goods is growing by 3-4% annually. Most companies could electrify at least 20% of their road freight today, and save money. Oren Zaslansky, CEO and founder of Flock Freight. “By

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

When the world changes around you, and when it changes against you, what used to be a tailwind is now a headwind — you need to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”. Identify sourcing plant/s which can back-up each other in times of disruptions.

What can we expect on Earth Day a year from now?

The Supply Chain Journal

Road freight transport is responsible for 7% of global GHG emissions, and the volume of shipped goods is growing by 3-4% annually. Most companies could electrify at least 20% of their road freight today, and save money. Oren Zaslansky, CEO and founder of Flock Freight. “By

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Procurement can also have RPA do dynamic searches of websites to source or conduct market research for future buys and tenders. Freight Management. Freight management is driven by time-critical, manual tasks.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

GlobalTranz

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. According to the American Trucking Association, in the USA trucks move 11 billion tons of freight each year; deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage; and deliver to the 80 percent of U.S.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

GlobalTranz

Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. If you are looking to optimize VMI in regards to transportation management, contact Cerasis today to speak to one of our Account Executives or read our white paper on Inbound Freight Management.