Assessing Freight Sustainability

Maine Pointe

Mike Notarangeli, Maine Pointe’s EVP Logistics, discusses why freight sustainability has often become the key to retaining existing business and gaining new business. Logistics Sustainability Supply Chain Performance

Top Ten Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance to Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

Here are my top 10 tips to boost your Supply Chain performance towards Best in Class. OK, why do so many organisations struggle with the same old Supply Chain Challenges? Perhaps the quality of Supply Chain training and education is not what it used to be?

Creating Measurable Value with Transportation Optimization

Descartes

Supply chain optimization software can help identify missed opportunities Optimization technologies are powerful tools for improving supply chain performance; however, most companies leave lots of money on the table when they deploy them.

The Best Supply Chain Practices for Remote Locations

PLS Logistics

Many industries rely on a smooth supply chain performance, especially those operations located in remote locations like the oil and gas sector and mining industry. Oil and gas industries also suffer from excess exploration costs and fluctuating freight transportation costs, which impacts the product price and puts pressure on logistics management.

The Seven S’s of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Network

Disruption is all around us and in order to capture some of the key disruptors in the Supply Chain space we have identified what we’re calling the Seven S’s of supply chain management to act as the framework for our upcoming supply chain management work.

Is a Lack of Integration Holding the Supply Chain Back?

BluJay Solutions

So, why has something as basic as data integration not been adopted throughout the supply chain ? . Supply chain organizations that persist with using outdated, legacy software or operating silos will undoubtedly be left behind.

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5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Understand the 3-Legged Freight Movements at the Border. Companies carrying freight across the U.S.-Mexico At a minimum, companies will need to be familiar with these most common documents: Bill of Lading (BOL) – A bill of lading is an essential document for any freight shipment.

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Letter from the CEO: 2019 Outlook & Strategies to be Successful

Transplace

The confluence of a high performing economy with finite trucking capacity that had already been impacted by regulatory changes, a driver shortage and severe weather events, resulted in capacity constraints and, ultimately, exorbitant freight costs.

Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Supply Chain Network

Millions of pallets are built and used in the supply chains of Canada every year and so any innovation around these pallets can have a significantly positive and far reaching impact on overall logistics and supply chain performance.

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Reduce Supply Chain Friction with Great Trade Compliance

3rdwave

Great global supply chains move product from source to destination with minimal friction. Friction in the global supply chain occurs at those points where disruption to the supply chain plan can manifest itself and impede the smooth flow of product in its international journey.

Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This was my first experience with Outsourcing, or what I refer to as “Supply Chain as a Service” (SCaaS). But beyond just software virtually every other aspect of Supply Chain is available as an outsourced, on-demand service. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS).

5 Supply Chain Mistakes that Handicap Business Performance

Logistics Bureau

The impact of supply chain performance on the success of a business is significant, but often underestimated, even within companies well-versed in supply chain management. Is Your Company Making These 5 Supply Chain Mistakes? Reduce freight costs.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Is the current performance of your supply chain network optimal? How do you gauge network performance, which numbers are important to you and what do they mean? Here are five supply chain basics that every manager can analyse on an ongoing basis to keep tabs on the health of their supply chain networks. Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job.

The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 supply chain blogs from 2016 so far. Top Supply Chain Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The supply chain blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the supply chain. Supply Chain blogs supply chain

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency.

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. End-to-end supply chain visibility at the item level leads to a better picture of where inventory is. Capturing Freight Spend Visibility.

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains

Cerasis

The value of blockchain and supply chain Analytics is Undisputed, and the capabilities of blockchain Technology are starting to become available two small and midsize businesses, as well as large corporations, such as Walmart. Blockchain Data Supply Chain Technology

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

The new CEO embarked on several cost reduction initiatives in conjunction with a number of changes (some may argue too fast and too soon) on how the company operates its freight-trains. These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum. Carriers accepting freight strategically.

The Supply Chain Detective™! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How can you tell if your Supply Chain is broken? Certainly there can be obvious clues: your CEO starts firing and hiring people, consultants are brought in, customers start leaving, or operating and financial performance suffers. You must be a Supply Chain Detective!

How Analytics Can Help Shippers Combat Rising Intermodal Transportation Costs

Savi

With a transportation landscape of high demand across most modes of transportation and low supply in the current market, increasing efficiency and productivity is essential for shippers. Trucker Shortage Amplifies Freight Price Increase Low unemployment rates and an economic upswing coupled with high transportation demand have made it difficult to find the number of truck drivers needed for the volume of shipments going out, The Washington Post reports.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum. Carriers accepting freight strategically.

How is Your Supply Chain Positioned for the Ocean Carrier Mergers?

Talking Logistics

Change is the only real constant when managing global supply chains, regardless of the type of goods or any other supply chain attribute; change is driving your supply chain.

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How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

A divestiture is a major transition that impacts all areas of a business, including supply chain reliability and efficiency. A 3PL provider offers customers with outsourced, or “third party,” logistics services for part or all of their supply chain management functions. Step 3: Develop a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Model. Step 4: Integrate New Model, Review Progress and Improve Performance.

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Want a Better Supply Chain? Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Now more so than ever, corporations understand the tremendous impact logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. By outsourcing to a 3PL, a customer immediately gains a team – and an entire company – of supply chain practitioners with various areas of expertise around industry segments, mode, geography, regulations and much more.

Next-Gen Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Major transformational change in supply chain and logistics is not a frequent occurrence, but it has happened with regularity throughout history: The advent of the steam engine and the related rise of railway and steamship lines. And now, the new-age supply chain will take the next leap forward through integrated technology-enabled solutions. Transportation now accounts for about 63% of total supply chain cost, so it is vital to get right.

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain. How do you account for Free Time across your global supply chain?

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How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

The same goes for many planned and well-organized supply chain processes – they carry with them the threat of unplanned and unintended events, especially when moving product from the point of origin to its final destination.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. One supply chain leader, in a discussion last week, likened supply chain excellence to fitness. He felt that supply chain excellence was analogous.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Leader. I loved the quote that I captured today in my interview (see above), and I have enjoyed interviews with supply chain leaders like Peter Gibbons. As background, Peter Gibbons is the Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Mattel, Inc.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

This Week in Logistics News (April 23-27, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Okay, moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… Buckle Up, Prime Members: Amazon Launches In-Car Delivery. Freight Costs Weighing on Earnings at Consumer-Goods Makers (WSJ – sub.

Common Supply Chain Mistakes to Avoid

Logistics Bureau

I see these same mistakes, day in day out, Across all industries, across all countries, and it has been that way for as long as I can remember… So let me share some thoughts that might help you avoid these mistakes and boost your Supply Chain performance.

TMS SuperUser Secrets – Benchmarking Using TMS Data

Supply Chain Collaborator

The recently implemented TMS-using transportation department works hard with the TMS tools to gain visibility into carrier rates, shipment planning, order tracking, tendering/carrier assignment and freight settlement.

Five Ways to Be a Shipper of Choice: Lessening Capacity Crunch Impact with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Ensure your supply chain is on schedule. Research done by DAT Solutions, a spot freight marketplace, reports that as many as 32 percent of drivers experience delays of more than two hours at one stop. That means that you will not be bombarded with thousands of notices about the things that are going right today, but you will get a notification if some aspect of the supply chain is outside the pre-defined norm and requires your or the carrier’s attention.