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Freight Procurement in a Pandemic: Preparing for the Bid

CHAINalytics

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.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Cerasis focuses on North American transportation management. Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. The fields of Supply chain and logistics management are a constantly changing, competitive environment. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

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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. In many different industries, it can be difficult to secure the kind of operational data you need to make a real impact on your spending. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. Migrate To Centralized Transportation Management.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

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. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Supply Chain TMS

The Vital Role Played by Transport in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Truck Drivers are a Vital Part of the Supply Chain! Indeed, economic growth and competitiveness cannot be achieved without efficient transportation, since it enables logistics to bring its advantages into full play.

The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies

Cerasis

Modern supply chains have access to more information and technology than ever before, creating a new, digital supply chain. However, the digital supply chain has grown increasingly reliant on the use of “smart technologies,” such as those involved in automated data capture, analyses and the Internet of Things (IoT). Deploying Smart Supply Chain Technologies. An afterthought of deploying new technologies may be cyber security.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason.

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Our vision at TRAMES, is to reduce global trade barriers through digitalizing international freight and transportation. Doing so significantly reduces physical paperwork, as well as the number of manual touchpoints in any supply chain resulting. What TRAMES Aims to Tackle.

Transportation Planners: Their Role as a Catalyst to Automation in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

There are additional advances in automation that push the supply chain toward greater use and deployment of technology and transportation planners are the key. Increased use of ELDs will require transportation planners and supply chain entities work together to ensure compliance and bring information gathered together into one system. Accuracy and security in billing is among key priorities due to increasing demand for lower product and logistics costs.

Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! This Digital Twinning of Supply Chains article focuses on transformative ideation of transport & logistics value chains.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

So, you are thinking about a career in supply chain? While this article is intended as an evergreen resource, to help you navigate in your search for a supply chain job, and is not a COVID-19-specific guide, the pandemic has galvanized attention on the industry and its criticality.

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Cerasis

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. The security of blockchain procedures can reduce data entry errors and protect against data corruption , leaks, and breaches. And the chronological elements help with security, logging every time and place an asset changes.

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

Cerasis

Getting the raw materials needed to maintain production is one of the most important parts of the whole supply chain. However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers. Consider Cyber Security Concerns in the Procurement Supply Chain.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Essentially, blockchain is a shared database that enables different users can append new data, authenticate user’s new data with strong cryptography, and provides incentives for other strangers to manage and secure updates. This incident really calls the security of public blockchains into question. Also, all rules of engagements are established in advance including which users have what rights to append new data to the end of the chain as a block (i.e., Christopher Tang.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Essentially, blockchain is a shared database that enables different users can append new data, authenticate user’s new data with strong cryptography, and provides incentives for other strangers to manage and secure updates. This incident really calls the security of public blockchains into question. Also, all rules of engagements are established in advance including which users have what rights to append new data to the end of the chain as a block (i.e., Christopher Tang.

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

The integrated global supply chain exists when activities between all supply chain partners are seamlessly coordinated to achieve the optimal results for all its participants. Is a fully integrated global supply chain achievable? It would require that all actors up and down the supply chain be structured to achieve this end, and by the nature of the business, this is likely not going to happen. Guest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

Radio Silence on Supply Chain Security

BluJay Solutions

Following on from the recent horse-meat scandal in Europe and ongoing concerns around preventing counterfeit goods (with electric components and luxury goods a particular threat) from entering the supply chain, there is renewed focus on shoring up the integrity of the supply chain. The EU for example, has introduced additional regulatory measures via additional testing and reporting on meat products as they progress through the supply chain.

Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

By Stefan Reidy Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Jim Yarbrough, Global Intelligence Program Manager at the supply chain specialist BSI commented: "Companies have always faced a wide range of challenges to their supply chain, but [the] latest figures indicate how severe the impact of violent theft can be.

A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

Supply Chain Link

The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1. The average value per cargo theft incident, occurrences when merchandise is stolen while being stored or transported, was about $187,490 in 2015 2. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Warehousing

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to 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.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. As you grow, so should freight costs.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

The supply chain is a permanent target for criminals seeking to intercept high value and branded goods that can be sold on the black market. While there is no suggestion that the freight forwarders responsible for shipping the containers had any involvement, this case does highlight the ongoing risks associated with, as well as the weak links in, global supply chain security.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field.

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Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro. While this remains valid, the new treats such as terrorist activities demand more comprehensive supply chain security beyond the four walls perspective. This article will explain to you how to implement the end-to-end supply chain security program. Review of Security Program. 2) FAST Program : Free and Secure Trade is also a program initiated by U.S. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively. Freight terms are negotiable.

5 Ways Temperature Controlled Shippers Can Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The increased need for adaptability and agility sums up what nearly everyone is feeling these days—this is particularly true for companies shipping temperature sensitive freight when timing is critical. Adapt to changing conditions through supply chain efficiency.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

The age of digital transformation is now fully upon us and from a business perspective one of the most active areas of change, impact and opportunity is in supply chain management. With maritime transport growing at an average rate of over 8.5 Global supply chains are one of the longest and most complex of business process systems due to the many moving parts, multiple transfer points, diverse company types/players involved and the sheer length of these supply chains.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see?

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Wearable Technology in the Supply Chain: 3 Core Benefits

Cerasis

Well, this example shows how wearable technology in the supply chain was being used 3 and a half years ago in 2012. However, the applications of wearable technology in the supply chain have grown beyond the computer-generated voice that spoke way too fast, way to monotone, and way too annoying. Today, wearables are becoming increasingly popular, and these devices have the potential to radicalize the typical supply chain in forward and reverse logistics processes.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

We’ve seen, for example, instability in ocean freight, cost, and issues with [Los Angeles] ports in past years. Watch the short clip below where he discusses three key challenges: imbalance of freight during peak season; the visibility black hole at the border; and the need to build in flexibility. Finally, I asked Troy about security, if it’s as bad as we read in the papers. The carrier is only responsible for carrying your freight, unless you contracted them for insurance.

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