Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid

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If your company has decided to tender its freight to secure new contract rates for 2021, you’ve got your work cut out for you. This is especially true when it comes to figuring out the lanes and volumes to include in the bid.

Chainalytics Wins Award for Delivering Sustainability-Minded Freight Procurement Strategy

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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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Transportation Portfolio Diversity is the Antidote to Volatility

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Freight transportation is constantly defined by the ups and downs of the market. The pandemic has underscored this reality, and many are wondering if it is time to exit the rollercoaster ride and find a more efficient way to manage freight costs and capacity on an ongoing basis.

Transportation Portfolio Diversity is the Antidote to Volatility

CHAINalytics

Freight transportation is constantly defined by the ups and downs of the market. The pandemic has underscored this reality, and many are wondering if it is time to exit the rollercoaster ride and find a more efficient way to manage freight costs and capacity on an ongoing basis.

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

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

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.

Transportation Procurement in India

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By Linsa Godwin Sathiamoses | Consultant, Transportation, Chainalytics | Procuring transportation services is an important activity on the supply chain calendar. It is also one area where every procurement manager thinks he or she is doing a good job, until proven otherwise. By all accounts, shippers in Europe and the Americas are using transportation and analytics […]. The post Transportation Procurement in India appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation

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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

Chainalytics’ Transportation Principal Bryan Wyatt Named a “Pro to Know”

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For twenty years, Supply and Demand Chain Executive has … The post Chainalytics’ Transportation Principal Bryan Wyatt Named a “Pro to Know” appeared first on Chainalytics. Feature In The News Press Release Supply Chain Consulting Transportation E-Commerce Freight Procurement freight transportation Last Mile Delivery Omni-channel Transportation consulting transportation management Transportation Procurement

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. Unfortunately, many in the industry still uses the terms procurement and inbound logistics interchangeably, but procurement involves much more than merely managing the logistics of moving products from vendors and suppliers to your building.read More. Inbound Freight Effective inbound logistics management

How COVID-19 Has Affected U.S. Trucking Rates—Will it Last?

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But what about freight transportation rates? Blog Feature Supply Chain Consulting Transportation COVID-19 covid19 Freight Market intelligence Freight Rates Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing truckload freight Truckload procurement

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

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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.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Digital Procurement article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios of xeneta.com. The Hackett Group has recently released their analysis of their procurement benchmarking database. It demonstrates the advantages of working with a digital procurement strategy.

Transportation Procurement: Effectively manage freight costs in a dynamic market

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Transport Procurement: Effectively manage freight costs in a dynamic market

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

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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.

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right. Use of Freight Rate Benchmarking. Subscribe Here!

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

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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.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

Reducing Driver Detention at The Home Depot: A conversation with Ron Guzzi [Podcast]

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Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation carrier management Carrier Relationships driver detention dwell time Freight Procurement shipper of choice the home depot transportation management Transportation Optimization Transportation ProcurementThe post Reducing Driver Detention at The Home Depot: A conversation with Ron Guzzi [Podcast] appeared first on Chainalytics.

Reducing Driver Retention at The Home Depot: A conversation with Ron Guzzi [Podcast]

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Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Intelligence Transportation carrier management Carrier Relationships driver detention dwell time Freight Procurement shipper of choice the home depot transportation management Transportation Optimization Transportation ProcurementThe post Reducing Driver Retention at The Home Depot: A conversation with Ron Guzzi [Podcast] appeared first on Chainalytics.

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

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At Chainalytics, many of our clients and partners come to us for supply chain and transportation prognostications year after year. (So 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. It’s that time of year when everyone is publishing their predictions for what the new year will hold — in whatever industry they work.

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

Supply Chain Network

According to the latest American Shipper benchmark survey, transportation spending increased in 2012 – according to 75 percent of respondents – remaining unscathed by budget cuts. Shockingly, though, companies are failing to invest in the necessary procurement tools to manage spend and optimize their transportation networks. In my next post, I’ll hit on the top strategies to improve the procurement process and uncover hidden savings in your logistics network.

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.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time. 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.

Expanding Your Ocean Freight Procurement Strategy

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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 In case you missed it, our previous blog detailed … The post Expanding Your Ocean Freight Procurement Strategy appeared first on Chainalytics.

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

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.

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. Benchmarking progress and use of all transportation modes.

Overcoming Ocean Freight Procurement Hurdles in 2019

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Many organizations are consistently missing the mark with their transportation spend due to contract rate increases and fluctuating spot rates on ocean freight lanes. The lack of visibility needed to keep your ocean freight management in line with your forecast presents additional challenges for shippers. Also, due to a larger emphasis on domestic spend, international … The post Overcoming Ocean Freight Procurement Hurdles in 2019 appeared first on Chainalytics.

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re In late February, LeanLogistics introduced LeanGlobal , a new TMS module that facilitates ocean freight transportation (see my comments at the time), and last week the company announced LeanFleet , a tool designed to streamline fleet planning and execution.

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

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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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Get the Biggest Bang for Your Freight Budget Dollar!

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Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Freight Budget article and permission to publish here provided by Adam Robinson at Freightwaves. Freight costs and budget adherence are among the most important and often overlooked aspects of transportation management. Subscribe Here!

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

Cerasis

As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), 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. Logistics LTL ltl procuremen

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

Cerasis

Statistics on the industry-wide use of a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater, are lacking. 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.

Differences Matter in EU and U.S. Transportation Procurement

TMC

As companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision whether to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. To obtain the most effective results, best practice requires adaptations to truckload procurement strategies. In this post, I’ll shed some light on the chief differences between Europe’s truckload procurement practices and those in the United States—and why it matters.