Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Having come from a company wherein we were selling Freight management services I was curious about Freight spend at this new company. “How much were we spending on Freight?” Hidden Freight Costs. Hidden Freight Costs In The Piece Price.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

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Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company.

Will Driverless Trucks Ever Gain Traction?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Self-driving vehicles are being tested throughout the world, with technology companies focused on bringing greater efficiency and profitability to the freight business. Autonomous Vehicles and the Freight Business. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

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When I began my career there was no such thing as “Supply Chain Management” Supply Chain was not a title to be found anywhere on any organization chart. So what exactly is the definition of “Supply Chain Management”? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

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What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management. Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

The scope of Indirect Procurement includes areas such as I/T, Capital expenditures, Freight and Logistics, Facilities, Marketing, Legal and Human Resources, Outsourcing contracts, Marketing, Utilities, Consumables, Temporary Labour, and Travel. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? The term “Supply Chain” is more than just the name of the group that manages materials and logistics. And “Supply Chain” is more than just a characterization of the flow between Suppliers and your company and your Customers.

7 Essential Attributes of Strategic Supplier Partnerships!

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Check out How To Differentiate With A Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Program! Though the phrase partnership is often used, what really constitutes a strategic supplier partnership? Preferred Supplier – operational, on-going relationship. Subscribe Here!

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

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XPO will also capitalize on synergies from the combination with Con-way’s managed transportation, truckload and freight brokerage businesses. billion of freight under management to identify carriers, assign loads and fill backhauls more efficiently; and.

Screen Time! Is That Enough To Be Good In Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Game Changer

ERP systems, Financial and Planning Systems, Order Management activities, Supplier Management Systems, Inventory Controls, and Distribution activities all have as their user interface a screen of some kind. There is just far too much data to be gathered, assimilated, managed, processed, and analyzed. And future technologies are making the necessity of screen management irreversible. This situation is analogous to the use of screens in Supply Chain Management.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Distribution Center Management. Vendor Managed Inventory. Product Lifecycle Management. Labor Management.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Distribution Center Management. Vendor Managed Inventory. Product Lifecycle Management. Labor Management.

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


One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. This requires a new broad look at the business of transportation supply chain, including supply chain management, logistics, & procurement. Freight transportation costs in the United States amount to about 6% of the GDP, which means that a large portion of a company’s supply chain costs come from transportation.

What is supply chain management?

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Supply chain management is the process of organizing and overseeing supply chain activities with the goal of achieving (or maintaining) a competitive advantage. Focus on Tier II supplier management. Make risk management a priority. The post What is supply chain management?

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Distribution Center Management. Vendor Managed Inventory. Product Lifecycle Management. Labor Management. Transportation Management System (TMS).

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Blockchain and Supply Chain are Becoming Inextricably Tied

Enterra Insights

There are numerous — sometimes hundreds or even thousands — of suppliers, partners, third parties, bankers and lawyers involved in in the process of producing and distributing products for consumers. Blockchain has the potential to turn the tables, helping organizations streamline supply chain management (SCM), bolster cybersecurity across each touchpoint, maximize customer value and maintain a competitive edge.”[1]. Sharing information with suppliers.

Blockchain has Potential

Enterra Insights

Sharing information with suppliers. Managing trade documentation. Verifying and monitoring suppliers. Managing supply chain risk. Managing demand and supply planning. Managing inventory. Managing freight transportation. Managing product returns. ” Blockchain’s potential for supply chain management. The word “potential” is often viewed as a positive characteristic.

Dock Appointment Scheduling: Beyond Traffic Control

Talking Logistics

The dock appointment time was critical to this retailer’s inbound visibility strategy because supplier or carrier scheduled appointment performance was very reliable (high 90% probability). This retailer’s strategy was to manage not just the appointment scheduling process, but the entire PO to dock door delivery cycle — and DAS is part of that cycle. Integration with the warehouse solution was critical to manage the docks and unloading resources.

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Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Jason Mathers, Senior Manager, Environmental Defense Fund. Managing Carrier Capacity in an Improving Economy. Talent Management as the Core of a Supply Chain Strategy. Suppliers (supplier management and supplier quality issues).

The Digital Supply Chain needs to be a Smart Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The benefits can be myriad: deeper visibility into the supply network; greater connectivity with suppliers, partners, and customers; smarter factories; and the ability to act, respond, and adapt intelligently to shifts in the ecosystem. It largely relates to material master, supplier master, customer identities, product material specifications, etc.” Most analysts agree supply chains need to go digital.

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50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

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Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers. Companies can boost holistic supply chain management by working with all stakeholders to develop a roadmap for consistent, continuous and collaborative improvement.” Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

Supply Chain @ MIT

The pharmaceutical company is using the cloud and a device-agnostic, external information platform to connect with every freight forwarder, carrier, and other logistics service vendor across the globe. To free Pfizer’s logistics team from day-to-day management tasks, so they can concentrate on more strategic objectives. Supply chain managers are able to identify the spend drivers such as fuel and accessorials. When Jim Cafone, Vice President, Supply Chain, Pfizer Inc.,

Cost to Serve and Business Profitability

Logistics Bureau

One of the major supply chain management challenges facing businesses today is to understand their cost to serve (CTS) in detail. Major supply chain changes and challenges will impact suppliers’ processes, use of resources and costs. Suppliers are also purchasing e-commerce.

Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

In the 12 months prior to the conference… $156 billion in value of goods on orders managed. $21 12 million ocean containers managed. As Tom Boike, VP of Supplier Management at UPS, put it in a panel discussion, “The difference between old technology and new technology is the network” and its critical role in facilitating information exchange between trading partners. Freight Audit and Pay.

Smart Logistics Data: The intelligent supply chain


Some data are to be in the area of supplier management, some are in supply chain management and some in transport management. Obstacle 2: Driving forwards while looking backwards – with a blind rear mirror This makes it virtually impossible to get a comprehensive view of the entire range of data involved in a supply chain process – let alone engage in proactive management when problems arise. In addition there is information from the transport management system.

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Guest Blog Part 2: Start Your eKanban Implementation with Value-stream Mapping and Engaging Your Suppliers


Through this guest blog series, my intent is to share some of my experiences implementing supplier quality and Lean manufacturing initiatives by focusing on eKanban systems. Strategies for Getting Suppliers on Board. Supplier performance. Freight costs. by Jim Shore.

Top Logistics Terminology

3PL Insights

These functions may be managed in the 3PL warehouse, or the client’s warehouse, depending on the situation. Bill of Lading: A bill of lading, also known as a BOL, is an official document which is designated as a contract between the owner of the freight being transported, and the carrier.

Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Inventory Management/Optimizat. Labor Management Systems. Order Management Systems. Service Parts Management. Supplier Management. Transportation Management Syst. Warehouse Management Systems (. Content Being Accessed: Supply Chain Question: How to Calculate Discount for Customer Freight Pick-Up? Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp.

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Elevating the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 Conference)

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Supplier Managed Inventory — that is, provide suppliers with real-time visibility to material consumption rates and inventory levels and have them manage replenishment automatically.