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. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members. Inbound Freight Effective inbound logistics management

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Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

The annual fixed-price contract is the current go-to for ocean freight procurement. Fixing a price is almost futile in a volatile market, and ocean freight now has much more volatility (both frequency and magnitude) than most other commodities. Remember iPods?

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain. As a result, more shipments can be placed on “fast lanes,” reducing overall freight spend and duration of shipments.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation

CHAINalytics

Our inclusion in this year’s list is another testament to the … The post Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation appeared first on Chainalytics. Press Release Transportation Award Chainalytics freight sourcing ocean procurement sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement. Integrated Procurement and Payment Systems Simplify the Process.

Expanding Your Ocean Freight Procurement Strategy

CHAINalytics

As you push forward in your ocean freight transport bid for 2019, we’d like to address some additional factors you should consider in order to get the most out of your sourcing event and help keep your budget and balance sheet in line with business objectives. (In

The Future of Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

How should shippers and carriers approach freight procurement in the weeks and months ahead? How are advancements in transportation management systems (TMS) and other technologies helping shippers and carriers procure freight more intelligently and efficiently?

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation. The Challenges of Freight.

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement: The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course! Aggregating your procurement spend for the purpose of delivering greater value is a sound objective. We discussed these in greater detail in our post Procurement (Part 1!) – The Spend Aggregation Obstacle Course!

Overcoming Ocean Freight Procurement Hurdles in 2019

CHAINalytics

Many organizations are consistently missing the mark with their transportation spend due to contract rate increases and fluctuating spot rates on ocean freight lanes.

Becoming a Shipper of Choice with Empathy: A conversation with Andy Butler (P&G)

CHAINalytics

Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation contract freight rates FMIC Freight Procurement freight purchasing P&G Procter & Gamble shipper of choice Transportation Procurement transportation purchasingThe post Becoming a Shipper of Choice with Empathy: A conversation with Andy Butler (P&G) appeared first on Chainalytics.

Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet the lack of attention and focus that Indirect Procurement is often given is inconsistent with the true importance of this area. Indirect Procurement takes a back seat to Direct Procurement unfortunately. But it is time for Indirect Procurement to stand up and be counted!

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. Decreasing capacity and increasing full truckload rates are expected to increase throughout 2018, reports Freight Waves. Conducting annual procurement exercises.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)

Freightos

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). The underlying premise dates back further, even for freight. By 1985, the Baltic Exchange published its first daily dry bulk freight index. A New Freight Index.

Advanced Strategies for Successful Ocean Freight Procurement

CHAINalytics

When it comes to ocean freight transport, shippers have benefited from almost a decade long “down-cycle” as far as rates are concerned. Blog Feature Transportation best practices bid strategies Ocean Freight ocean procurement sourcing strategies transport procurement

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

CHAINalytics

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. Blog Feature Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Consulting Transportation contract freight rates contract rates freight benchmarking Freight Rates Transportation Benchmarking transportation economics Transportation Procurement trucking

Transportation Procurement: Effectively manage freight costs in a dynamic market

CHAINalytics

The post Transportation Procurement: Effectively manage freight costs in a dynamic market appeared first on Chainalytics. Uncategorized FMIC freight bid Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Freight Procurement freight sourcing Transportation Bid transportation management Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. BONUS : Download the Guide To LTL Freight Mangement White Paper. 10 LTL Procurement Cost Cutting Tips. Routing guides optimize freight lanes and remove excess shipping costs. Logistics LTL ltl procurement

Transport Procurement: Effectively manage freight costs in a dynamic market

CHAINalytics

The post Transport Procurement: Effectively manage freight costs in a dynamic market appeared first on Chainalytics. Uncategorized FMIC Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Freight Procurement freight sourcing transport procurement Transportation Bid transportation management Transportation Procurement

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Amazon continues to push its own fleet forward, and the Big Box giants are willing to pay premium prices to get freight to market.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain.

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. What is Freight Management? But what activities are thus considered to be a part of Freight Management? Subscribe Here!

Looking Ahead: A conversation with Craig Fuller (FreightWaves) [Podcast]

CHAINalytics

Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation 3PL 3PL Providers asset-based carriers brokers contract freight rates contract rates craig fuller ELDs freightwaves spot freight rates spot market rates Spot Rates Transportation ProcurementThe post Looking Ahead: A conversation with Craig Fuller (FreightWaves) [Podcast] appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Transport Procurement: 5 Tips to Make Your Next Tender a Success

CHAINalytics

Every year at Chainalytics, our global transportation practice supports anywhere from 30 to 50 transportation procurement events – depending on the state of the freight market. While much of our time is spent on the execution of the actual bid event, we’ve come to realize that the pre-bid work is what really has the most … The post Transport Procurement: 5 Tips to Make Your Next Tender a Success appeared first on Chainalytics.

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. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. Identify factors that impact your freight shipping costs.

Shippers Discuss Freight Procurement Strategies and Concerns at Chainalytics’ Annual FMIC Summit

CHAINalytics

| By Kevin Zweier | Vice President, Transportation | Chainalytics | We recently concluded our Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) Summit in Denver in late April.

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. Increasingly they are running procurement and logistics departments. VC ❤️ Freight Startups. In a decade’s time, freight will likely still be moved in containers and boxes on airplanes and ships.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market. Robinson offices, procurement teams, and customers.

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

Cerasis

Fortunately, today’s logistics technology has the power to execute a winning inbound freight strategy and maintain compliance in the following ways. Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors. If an existing shipment needs re-routing, the Cerasis Freight Desk can complete the change at your request, or you have the option of re-routing the shipment from within the Cerasis Rater. Inbound Freight Logistics

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

Common supply chain challenges that lead to a TMS purchase include procurement and transportation operations living as two separate functions, lack of visibility to freight movement, and limited control of freight from inbound suppliers.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

Common supply chain challenges that lead to a TMS purchase include procurement and transportation operations living as two separate functions, lack of visibility to freight movement, and limited control of freight from inbound suppliers.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain involves procurement, creating orders, packing, shipping and distribution of goods, etc., How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? It becomes easier for companies and individuals to bring in ethical procurement practices in place.

Imbalanced Investments: Transportation Spending vs. Procurement Technology (Part 1)

Supply Chain Network

Shockingly, though, companies are failing to invest in the necessary procurement tools to manage spend and optimize their transportation networks. Here’s the cliff-note version of the results; the full report is worth a thorough read : Transportation planning is sorely inefficient: According to the survey, only 25 percent of buyers are using a completely systems-based approach for procurement. Freight & Transportation Information Technology PaulMartyn Procurement

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019: What’s changed?

CHAINalytics

Blog Feature AI Artificial Intelligence Blockchain dedicated fleet Freight Rates macroeconomic trends tms Transportation Procurement Transportation RatesThe post 7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019: What’s changed? appeared first on Chainalytics.

Our 2019 Top 10 List! (Part 2)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our audience and reach continues to expand with Supply Changer now being ranked as one of the Top 20 Supply Chain blogs in the world and one of the Top 15 Procurement blogs in the world. Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles!