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. Transport optimization typically reduces spend by 5-15%.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. In 2014, a Supply Chain Council survey found that managing global supply chain complexity was among the top 5 major issues.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Complexity in the global supply chain has increased dramatically since that time.

Industry Commentary: American Shipper Global Transportation Benchmark Study

Supply Chain Nation

American Shipper recently released its annual benchmark report entitled “ Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study: Climbing the Visibility Sophistication Ladder.” It is an excellent report covering a number of pertinent industry aspects and challenges around developing visibility sophistication globally. When looking at other aspects of transportation process such as consolidation and routing opportunities, the measurement is quite simple.

3 Benefits of LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

One way global shippers can deal with tight transit times and fast changes in demand is to keep a lot more inventory on hand. You can use less than container load (LCL), which enables you to ship more frequently and still lower inventory costs.

The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

TMC

Various macro forces are redrawing the global trade map, and one of them is China’s revival of the ancient Silk Road trade route. Here’s an overview of the global trade possibilities and potential for the “new Silk Road.”. Silk Road increases global logistics options.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. By transporting at set times and with a larger shipment of goods, providers are often able to secure better rates.

West Coast Port Strike Update

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For retailers, already lean inventory levels could lead to empty shelves. Global Transportation Supply Chain Port Strike As a follow up to my previous blog post on the potential port strike , I wanted to provide an update of the situation.

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts. Global Transportation Air Black Friday Shipping

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What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

First, more inventory would be in transit at any given time. And second, to avoid running out of in-demand products, the shipper would have to stock more inventory as a buffer for unpredictable demand during those 11 days. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S.

Moving Auto Components in India: More Complex than You’d Expect

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As much as those in the auto component industry embrace this opportunity, they still have to navigate through several challenges when manufacturing in India, and one of those challenges is transportation. Global Transportation Auto Industry Auto Supply Chains Global Trade Logistics

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Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio. Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Do you have global coverage and LCL capabilities to provide flexibility? Need more ideas on saving money and time with global forwarding?

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Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Due to a possible strike over the USWC, most retailers took precautions and have been moving a high level of inventory replenishment in preparation for a robust year-end shopping season. Global Transportation Supply Chain

#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Do you have global coverage and LCL capabilities to provide flexibility? But they willingly spend more on shipping so they can spend less on inventory, storage, returns, and other costs.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Moving and planning inventories on both fixed and spot—or even pegging rates to an index—are options. Freight Services Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Supply Chain ConsultingThe start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Communicate with the destination distribution centers and warehouses to ensure they have the ability to plan and receive the additional inventory. Be prepared to consider multiple means of transportation, utilizing truck and intermodal as needed to keep products moving.

3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain and What You Can Do about It

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mode of Transportation. Often we see a snowball effect by mode of transportation. Globally, it’s the same thing; when ocean shipments are consistently delayed, shippers will switch to air shipping in order to keep inventory in stock and shelves full.

A Lockout Looms for the ILWU: Why it Might Happen, and What it Means for the Nation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In 2002, the premise of Taft-Hartley was that the American economy was in the midst of recovery and retailers were bringing in critical inventories for the year-end holiday season; this qualified as a threat to the nation’s health. Global Trade Resources Global Transportation

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights some of the key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the most recent Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which shows signs of improvement in overall market conditions.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you’ve heard the term “perfect storm” applied more to transportation lately than you have since the book by Sebastian Junger came out in 1997, you’re not alone. And, certainly, some shippers have already started repositioning their inventory in case the tariffs actually happen. million TEUs were to be injected into the global marketplace. Capacity Global Transportation Market Update Air Freight Market update Ocean Freight Peak season tight capacity transpacific

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Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

With the availability of the CMR-6100 and ZEST Data Services, Intelleflex continues to develop new solutions that can help reduce staggering losses in global supply chains totaling over $35 billion in perishable foods1 and $5.4

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

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

These consumer products global leaders paved the road for supply chain excellence by defining new supply chain practices. Over the last decade, each company took a different path to power global growth. Unilever, for the first time, announced a global supply chain director.

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

In an more volatile global business environment, supply chain managers simply need to optimize efficiency. Outcomes include increased responsiveness, shorter lead times, reduced transportation costs, and increased flexibility in supply chain operations.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Before we get into blockchain’s potential entry points into the supply chain ecosystem, let’s take a look at the two current trends in SCM *(Supply Chain Management): Dynamism SCM has evolved to become a huge, global ecosystem. These complexities, layered with globalization, shorter product life cycles , and associated volatility in demand planning, has produced the most dynamic supply chain landscape we have ever experienced. from the global economy by 2022.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. 14 | Profile Daniel Helmig, Global Head Supply Chain Management, ABB. 20 | Management: Transport Collaboration starts with regional partners.

Who’s Using TMS, Why and How? Notes from the 2016 TMS Benchmark Study

Supply Chain Collaborator

Respected analyst outfit Gartner’s recent estimates suggest the global TMS market is currently at or around $1.2 In its 2016 Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study, American Shipper reveals a great deal of data about who is using TMS, who should be using TMS and why. Retailers are among those industries most interested in TMS solutions as they work toward linking transportation management with inventory management.

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

A human operator loads the tray with an inventory item (for example a coffee mug) that is to be grasped by the robotic arm and moved into the appropriate box from a group of boxes that are awaiting ordered items for shipment to customers. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration.

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight

Freightos

Two years ago this month, at COP21 , the world committed to capping the global rise in temperature (the Paris Agreement). of global carbon emissions. Air freight emits nearly 50 times more emissions per kilometer than ocean transportation. Global Green Freight Action Plan.