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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.

Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy

CHAINalytics

The award recognizes the company’s innovative transportation procurement work for one of the world’s leading coffee manufacturers and retailers.

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

GlobalTranz

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.

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. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. While trucks have a smaller carbon footprint/kg/km than air freight, the enormous volume of truck freight explains why reducing the carbon footprint is a priority goal.

CPG Manufacturer and Retailer Grows Closer to Sustainability Through Truckload Procurement

CHAINalytics

Freight transportation and its resulting carbon emissions have come sharply into focus as companies progress towards environmental sustainability. Blog Feature Transportation CO2 emissions CPG Manufacturer freight transportation procurement Sustainability Truckload

What Is Lean Manufacturing

The Supply Chain Journal

Time, resources, man-hours, supplies, and capacity are just some of the critical areas where an approach known as lean manufacturing is vital. To fully embrace streamlined and sustainable manufacturing within the supply chain network is essential for freight payment and order fulfillment.

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Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives. Here are just a few of the sustainability benefits.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

GlobalTranz

has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. 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. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

GlobalTranz

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

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

GlobalTranz

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Sustainability in Logistics Industry

20Cube Logistics

Freight forwarders and logistics providers are constantly building on new technologies to sustain in this competitive market. Need for sustainability in logistics. To achieve sustainability in logistics, one requires transparency and integrity as fundamental building blocks.

Has COVID-19 delayed the creation of the sustainable supply chain?

EFT

In a survey of almost 400 supply chain executives just 8% of retailers and manufacturers surveyed said that reducing environmental impact is their most urgent priority in their planning process. The sustainability of the last mile.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

GlobalTranz

Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management.

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. Remember, realism & optimism breed sustainability!).

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

GlobalTranz

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

GlobalTranz

The high-revolution has given emerging markets the opportunity to become fully developed, increasing the number of consumers and manufacturers. Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

I also hope they will empower their customers with more sustainable delivery and fulfillment options.”. — Road freight transport is responsible for 7% of global GHG emissions, and the volume of shipped goods is growing by 3-4% annually.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

GlobalTranz

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. And sustainability has become a standout issue for many US consumers. But sustainable logistics practices can have a profound effect on your brand.

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. Patrick Flynn, head of sustainability at Salesforce.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

GlobalTranz

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. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017

GlobalTranz

Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017. This year there was a major focus on the upcoming trends, emerging technology, and sustainability. Although we are a 3PL who supports manufacturers who ship, the more information we provide, the better off we all are.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Sustainability : Will the climate change agreement reached at the COP21 meeting in Paris this past weekend change supply chains in 2016? So, the ball is in the court of those industries and their governing bodies to come up with their own sustainability goals and plans.

[PODCAST] Decarbonization in Freight is Coming: Discussing the Impacts with Peter Tirschwell of the Journal Of Commerce

GlobalTranz

Freight & Sustainability Resources Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter Read the Blog Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability Read.read More.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

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.

We Only Have One Planet: Supply Chains Can Help Save It

Enterra Insights

” Supply Chains and Sustainability As noted above, when Earth Day began, it was viewed as a protest against a century and a half of industrial development. As a result, businesses started paying attention to sustainability. energy use of manufacturing, gas emissions, etc.)

Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

GlobalTranz

It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . You can just about find anything as it relates to managing transportation as well since Cerasis is focused on providing both technology and services for more effective transportation management. . Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. ” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Purolator received the prestigious award at Logistics Quarterly’s Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium held in Toronto on July 14.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Declining Freight Rates. Phil adds that something else has contributed to declining freight rates. Knowledge is power, and this knowledge is keeping freight rates at low levels. It’s not just freight rates.

Is electrifying the freight rail network cost prohibitive?

The Supply Chain Journal

While electrification might suit such transportation modes as trucking , many say rail might not be a good fit. freight rail industry has focused on the use of battery-electric or hydrogen-powered locomotives. freight rail network because of the operational challenges that could result.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. ” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. ” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory.

Railcar lessors and rail manufacturers eye recovering market in 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

The market for freight railcars is showing signs of improvement but data for railcar orders, deliveries and backlogs still reflects current market softness. RSI’s comments about market conditions are reflected in the observations of the railcar lessors and rail equipment manufacturers below.