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

Cerasis

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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Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Frost & Sullivan, the top 25 global market research and analysis firm, just placed Canadian startup Freightera among the leading global freight digitization startups in their new report “Global Digital Freight Brokerage Market Opportunities, Forecast to 2025.”

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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. A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. 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.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for. Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. Sources: * IANA.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for. Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. Sources: * IANA.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. or Canada, make certain to watch our video on customs best practices with Ben Bidwell, director of North America customs and compliance, in order to better understand requirements, expectations and regulations for PPE. Metered freight solutions.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. The largest impacts start in the South and move their way up the US latitudinally – think Florida to Georgia to North Carolina, and Texas to California to Washington to Oregon. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. North Carolina. North Dakota.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

In addition, with 80% of global car production requiring parts from China, the shutdown made it difficult for global vehicle makers within China and elsewhere around the world to source parts required for building cars. An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close. Because of the unevenness and uncertainty in sourcing parts, transportation capacity and warehousing availability, the use of 4PLs will increase.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2% – Fastest Growth in 18 Months (IATA). Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America today.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016. So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 percent in December from November , with December 2015 freight shipments down 2.0

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics. Like I wrote earlier this week, there is always something new to talk about in the transportation management systems (TMS) market. For Cloud Logistics, this acquisition will help the company expand its solution footprint (which today is mostly over-the-road and intermodal transportation) and grow its geographic presence beyond North America.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. What is Freight? Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. There are several types of freight including truck, rail, air, ocean (vessel), and pipeline. In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. Image source. What are the different types of truck freight?

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? Transportation logistics software solutions play a key role in effectuating this change. The survey shows that a full third of companies with global supply chains intend to move their sourcing and manufacturing activities out of China in the next few years.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017

Freightera

Demand for greener freight transport is coming primarily from the largest companies. Lowest cost freight transport will increasingly be lower emission as well. Freight shippers increasingly realize that you can have both highly efficient low cost service and low emissions at the same time. Lower cost, highly efficient transport companies will continue to outperform in 2017. In 2017 highly efficient firms will continue to source as locally as possible.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. Speaking of TMS, Oracle announced the release of Oracle Transportation Management 6.4

Parade now utilizes DAT RateView

Parade

The integration - born out of the growing expectation for freight brokerages to become natively digital - will provide Parade customers with access to DAT’s RateView. This will grant them access to current and historical freight rates on more than 65,000 lanes across North America.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight. Digital Freight. I spend the bulk of my time these days reviewing young technology companies primarily in North America, Europe, and Latin America,” said Dan. “I

Mitigate Logistics Disruptions Due to COVID-19

Transplace

With access to more than $11 billion in freight-under-management, shippers benefit from artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and predictive analytics to make data-backed decisions,optimize supply chain strategies, and mitigate logistics disruptions. Identify shifts where suppliers potentially source their shipments. Full Visibility and Control over Shipping & Transport Modes. Mitigate Logistics Disruptions Due to COVID-19.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Users can access Data Services initially through an Excel macro interface with future direct connections planned to LLamasoft supply chain modeling software such as Supply Chain Guru and Transportation Guru, or through a Web-based interface.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. 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.

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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. When it comes to air freight, global capacity is down 22 percent compared to last year, with further declines expected. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight. Air Freight. Ocean Freight. Air Freight.

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Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

Supply Chain Network

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. We are looking forward to working with the Mode Transportation team to continue its growth and expansion in the years to come.”

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

The freight recession is over. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up. Freight volume and rates finally began to revive in May 2016, and year-over-year volume comparisons turned positive in August. Instead of tapering off after October, as retail freight did in years past, a boom market emerged for truckload transportation in November and December.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. They have operations in North America and Europe.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) and enhances its Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics offering in the US. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM). Employing over 8,000 transportation and fulfillment professionals, OHL has unparalleled experience in direct-to-consumer fulfillment, serving a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing. I didn’t do it.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The empty container supply has also dwindled in regions where China trade has been a catalyst, primarily North America and Europe, this can have a ripple effect if these empty containers do not get repositioned back to China to support the increase demand that is anticipated at the tail end of March into April. If you haven’t already, start discussions with your freight forward around production planning and forecasting. Backup sourcing options.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight transportation.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). Source ID. CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. Source ID. Source ID. DB Schenker (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). Source ID. Source ID.

Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

According to figures issued recently by the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which monitors global weather, the first six weeks of 2014 saw extreme weather occur almost simultaneously in countries across the globe, from significant snowfall in North America to damaging storms and floods in the United Kingdom, to heat waves in Brazil, Southern Africa and Australia and even snow in Vietnam. .