Demystifying Transportation Sourcing – A Practitioner’s View

EC Sourcing Group

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing. If you are like me, transportation sourcing is a mind boggling and complex field. This article is about creating value in transportation sourcing. Applying sound sourcing principles will enable you to unlock value.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

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2021 Logistics Outlook: Truckload Freight Market Forecast

GlobalTranz

To help shippers prepare, we will examine contributing factors that will play a significant role in the 2021 truckload freight market. Consumer Spending Shifts Will Continue To Impact The Truckload Freight Market. Tips for Controlling Truckload Freight Costs in 2021.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight is unique. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

4 Best Ways Manufacturers Can Perfect Their Supply Chain

USC Consulting Group

Leading the way — and defying the odds — are manufacturers. Yet with COVID-19 and product shortages still a reality, some manufacturers are wondering what they can do to improve their supply chain resiliency to prepare for present and future disruption. In a separate poll conducted by the ISM, purchasing managers at some of the largest manufacturing companies expressed ongoing unease about future shocks to their supply chain while they scramble to remedy current shortages.

FedEx Freight reverses service suspensions after outcry from big retailers

The Supply Chain Journal

FedEx Freight (NYSE: FDX ) is walking back its recent abrupt suspension of service to a portion of its customer base after ruffling feathers of key stakeholders that made known their displeasure, according to communications from the company and logistics industry executives.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

The price for shipping goods by air is nearly double what it was before the COVID pandemic, but ocean freight has become so expensive – and even slower – in recent months that air cargo actually seems like a relative bargain to many companies. Source: IATA).

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Webinar Q&A: Answers to 8 Common Freight Market Questions

CH Robinson Logistics

webinar, we provided an in-depth analysis of current supply and demand trends in the North American freight market. The impact of the semiconductor shortage varies by truck manufacturer. Source: ACT Research April 2021 Freight Forecast report.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

GlobalTranz

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains. Additionally, by employing an outsourced provide of freight accounting services, a company can save 2 percent to 5 percent of their total freight bill by catching inaccurate charges or duplicate payments.

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.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

GlobalTranz

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

GlobalTranz

The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Hours of Service Will Become Core to Freight Operations.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! This underscores the importance of China being the world’s manufacturing hub in the past decade, and most likely for the next few decades. And it’s not just an immense and low-cost labour force that has given Chinese manufacturers a competitive advantage. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China.

Q3 2021 Trucking Trends and Freight Market Update

Zipline Logistics

The freight market has been on the receiving end of several systemic shocks that continue to affect industry providers and shippers alike. To get a clearer picture of what is happening in the freight market, let’s look at what’s causing this disequilibrium.

8 Steps to Building Supply Chain Resilience for Manufacturers in a Post-Covid World

ivalua

One such organization was Navistar, a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, busses and proprietary engines that recently participated in a series of CPO interviews conducted by Ivalua and Art of Procurement. Strategic sourcing professionals may end up doing tactical work, as well.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

GlobalTranz

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

Finding Expedited Freight Solutions for CPG Shippers’ Critical Moves

Zipline Logistics

If you have an order that needs to get to its destination in a hurry, expedited freight options could be your best choice for delivery. Though often a result of an unexpected need, there is still a way to control costs and ensure quality performance when arranging expedited freight services.

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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Stealing your own freight: O’Hare cargo delays force drastic measures

The Supply Chain Journal

Shipment volumes at O’Hare have exploded in the past 18 months as businesses turn to air transport for critical imports of personal protective equipment, replenishment of depleted inventories and to overcome manufacturing and ocean supply chain disruptions.

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Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? As a result, a new focus on network resilience and the idea of more regional manufacturing emerged.”.

White Paper: How to Source and Secure Capacity in a Strained Market

The Supply Chain Journal

The freight markets have experienced unprecedented levels of stress over the past two years. The ongoing driver shortage and manufacturing constraints surrounding new truck orders have exacerbated this effect. White Papers freight markets FreightWaves TAI Software Tai TMS

Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market. A strategic approach to obtaining what you need to keep your business and products moving—whether you’re sourcing raw materials, manufactured accessories, or transportation capacity—can help avoid unforeseen disruptions and create a competitive advantage in today’s changing market.

Planning for recovery: Supply chain challenges facing discrete manufacturers

o9 Solutions

For many discrete manufacturers, supply chain volatility is becoming the new normal. Manufacturers are facing a plethora of challenges, from raw material shortages to shipping container delays, so the need to create resilient supply chains is imperative. .

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. Thousands of suppliers, carriers, freight forwarders, expeditors, insurers and many other parties are working to produce, store, ship and deliver materials and goods across virtually every time zone on Earth. The plant manufactures these materials into goods, and passes the chain along, allowing others to add to it.

Breaking: Illinois tanker company calls it quits, sources say

The Supply Chain Journal

After 41 years, a family-owned dry and liquid bulk trucking company ceased operations as of midnight Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told FreightWaves.

Freight Market Update and Q2 Trucking Outlook

Zipline Logistics

Following an unprecedented downturn, the freight market has posted an almost full calendar year of impressive growth spurred by demand from a few sectors of the domestic economy. What to Expect in the Q2 Freight Market . Buying Trends Still Shaping the Q2 Freight Market and Beyond.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges. It’s not just the supply chain!

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably. “Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation. What is Freight Management? But what activities are thus considered to be a part of Freight Management?

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

GlobalTranz

For manufacturers and shippers, freight spend represents one of the largest costs to the respective company. To combat freight spend, supply chain entities have devoted huge investments and deployed developmental teams to find ways to improve efficiency, manage all parts of the manufacturing and shipping process, and eliminate all sources of delays. However, freight rates are continuing to increase , yet the end users continue to demand lower shipping rates.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

GlobalTranz

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

Integrated Supplier Management: Plan, Execute and Adapt

QAD

Integrated Supplier Management is a must – manufacturers are still dealing with the effects of the global chip shortage, the Suez Canal blockage, changing trade policies and other global supply and demand disruptions. Optimized Digital Manufacturing.