Sustainable Freight Transportation – Finding a Balance with MIT’s Alexis Bateman and Suzanne Greene [Podcast]

CHAINalytics

This week’s Freightvine podcast episode examines the challenges facing freight transportation in the effort to reduce its environmental impact. Joining host Chris Caplice to discuss their work on the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative are his MIT colleagues Alexis Bateman and Suzanne Greene. What is sustainability, particularly when it comes to supply chain management?

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. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

Supply Chain Nation

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. The realities of today’s complex global marketplace make fulfilling sustainability objectives anything but simple as companies navigate fulfillment, transportation and logistics challenges.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Let’s take a look then, at each sector in turn, starting with air freight. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. The Freight Rate Roller Coaster. In the two years or so before 2020, capacity growth had been outstripping the rate at which demand was rising, keeping air freight rates down.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. While trucks have a smaller carbon footprint/kg/km than air freight, the enormous volume of truck freight explains why reducing the carbon footprint is a priority goal.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether you represent a metal fabrication company, a consumer goods manufacturer or a paint, fiberglass or paper producer, you have several ways to make the operation a more sustainable one. Any company that wants to make its manufacturing facilities more sustainable must incorporate recycled materials in the supply chain. Any business serious about making itself more sustainable should examine its supply chain’s location and length.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

TMS (Transport Management System) is one such automation that is helping manage and automate the operations by providing visibility into the transportation activities. The post Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful appeared first on 20Cube Logistics.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. And sustainability has become a standout issue for many US consumers. But sustainable logistics practices can have a profound effect on your brand.

Freight Bill Post Audit Vs. Freight Bill Pre Audit: Benefits, The Difference, and Why They’re Both Important

Cerasis

Auditing is one of the least favorite tasks of people in the logistics and transportation industry, even among those who specialize in performing it! Freight payment and audit services have evolved considerably beyond their one-time scope of correcting errors and recouping spending for already-paid freight bills, particularly in the United States. Freight Audit Benefits. of the freight invoices. Freight Bill Post Audit.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

In the age of e-commerce, maintaining the status quo will result in failure, disgruntled customers and added expenses, but shippers that leverage 3PL resources to apply transportation management best practices for e-commerce , as listed below, can navigate the issues that arise in e-commerce and achieve sustained profitability. As a result, shippers must understand the transportation management challenges in e-commerce. Lowered freight spend.

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.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

You can’t scan the headlines without coming across an article or advertisement about sustainability, but there is precious little information about how supply chain planning software supports green initiatives. I think it’s time we started spreading the good news: when you harness demand and inventory planning to slash unnecessary expenses and improve service to customers, you also reduce waste and support sustainability. Here are just a few of the sustainability benefits.

Multimodal 2020: Sustainability in supply chains takes centre stage

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Sustainability issues within global supply chains will take centre stage at Multimodal 2020, the UK, Ireland, and Northern European freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event, which is set to take place for the 13th year running at the NEC in June

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

Cerasis

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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Utilizing Best-Practices to Create the Holy Trinity of Freight Accounting

Cerasis

That's why it's vital for shippers to keep freight accounting best practices top of mind during this period of a slow-growing economy. percent of all transport costs. What’s the Difference Between Freight Payment Processing and Freight Auditing? Freight payment processing is basically how a shipper can pay respective carriers for their services. Meanwhile, freight auditing takes on the role of payment verification. Freight Audit.

Hindsight is 20/20: A Look Back at Supply Chain Trends Over the Last Decade

CHAINalytics

Blog Feature Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Integrated Demand & Supply Planning Managed Analytics Packaging Optimization Supply Chain Consulting Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation Analytics E-Commerce Ecommerce ERP Omnichannel S&OP Supply Chain Analytics supply chain sustainability supply chain talent Sustainability talent management“Hindsight is 20/20.”

Cloud-Based TMS Helps Develop Sustainable Relationships in Transportation Logistics

Supply Chain Collaborator

The June issue of American Shipper magazine published an article by Cook on developing sustainable relationships which this blogger found to be compelling because most of the advice his piece provides can be realized via the use of good, cloud-based TMS software. Look for TMS solutions that offer integrated online portals for all users to access order, shipment status and other critical information providing a centralized repository for real-time views into inbound and outbound freight.

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In order to continue moving product, trucking companies are pushing more and more freight onto the rail system, but that solution is not sustainable as it is also showing signs of being at capacity. Guest Commentary Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Transportation Transportation Management Systems North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse.

How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Ocean freight article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight forwarders and shippers/BCO s are on a constant quest to have a better understanding of their ocean freight costs and ultimately have larger margins. Freight costs are considered by many forwarders and shippers to be a major part of their total shipment cost. Here are 15 tips for lowering ocean freight costs.

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The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up 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 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. But zooming out to freight as a whole, we found that the freight industry’s contribution to total GHG (Green House Gasses) is about 10% for developed countries (and much more for developing countries). Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. . and Green Freight Europe.

9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management

Cerasis

Are you looking forward to becoming a master of logistics, handling freight management with increased efficiency? Freight Management will be a far easier task when you know how it all fits in the grand scheme of things. There are plenty of mobile apps capable of helping you with freight management in the long run, becoming an invaluable tool to help with your business analysis. Using Transportation Management System/Software. Freight Transportation Freight Management

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player. Online freight booking. See the 2018 State of Online Freight Sales. There is at least 100 times more manual work per shipment in freight forwarding than in Express. Sustainability.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.

Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market

CHAINalytics

While growing demand due to sustained economic growth is mostly to blame for the current state of the market, it is also important to point … The post Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Supply Chain Design Transportation Network Design Network Design Sensitivity Models Transportation Strategies Truckload capacity Truckload market

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. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation Management?

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

In the interest of both, businesses are increasingly tying reverse logistical operations to transportation management as a natural fit. In such cases, it’s advisable to look to experts in freight management, logistics, and reverse logistics systems implementation to optimize customer service and maximize potential profit. Many companies now outsource transportation, accounting, logistics technology, accounting, and other systems management.

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

In today’s macro-environment of “volatility and uncertainty”, global supply chains face disruptions, weakened lines of communications, and increased risks to human rights and sustainability. According to our logistics provider, Flexport, “Transportation is the second largest source of CO?

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

In today’s macro-environment of “volatility and uncertainty”, global supply chains face disruptions, weakened lines of communications, and increased risks to human rights and sustainability. According to our logistics provider, Flexport, “Transportation is the second largest source of CO?

How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

Although applied throughout the organization, Cummins identified the elimination of transportation waste as an area that would have a significant impact. Subsequently, LSS projects were developed to address waste in several key areas: contract carrier freight rationalization, ship day alignment, Asia-to-US / Asia-to-Europe container optimization, CNG truck costs and impact. While all have added value, let’s take a closer look at contract carrier freight rationalization.

The Role of Final or Last Mile in E-Commerce to Effectively Deliver Freight to Your Customer

Cerasis

The best-laid plans for e-commerce shipping will fail when shippers do not consider this final, vital leg of the journey, and those that do take the time to understand its challenges and focus on last mile delivery can excel in e-commerce, and deliver more freight to consumers, boosting profitability. Enhanced use of sustainable practices, building brand value along the way. Some of these include: Remember to think about the details regarding freight claims’ processes.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

This effort reinforces our belief that we can simultaneously grow our business in a way that supports our commitment to becoming a more sustainable company,” Swihart stated. By consolidating the shipment of bagged fertilizer and growing media goods into regional on-site warehouses, the Company has been able to: • Maximize truckload space, reducing overall delivered mileage and transportation costs. A new 100,000-sq.

Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability

Talking Logistics

The current outlook for the rail freight industry is, at best, mixed. Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low¹. It is becoming increasingly difficult under current circumstances for rail freight operators to earn sustainable margins and create returns for shareholders.

Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

Talking Logistics

The quest to identify and achieve transportation cost savings is an ongoing one for transportation and logistics executives. It’s also a focus area for CEOs and CFOs because of transportation’s impact on the bottom line. What is the main roadblock to achieving sustained transportation savings? I can give you countless examples of how this impacts transportation costs.”.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. This is especially relevant for third-party logistics and transportation management service providers, whose service fee is based on reducing cost and streamlining the shipper’s supply chain.