A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. What are the main challenges global shippers face today? “It It depends on who you are as a company,” said Mike Skinner, Vice President at CLX Logistics , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

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. As a result, several areas of focus will move to the forefront of logistics strategy.

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4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

3rdwave

There are 4 fundamental areas where global transportation is challenged. Three of these challenges are variants on traditional transportation challenges and the last is relatively new but growing in importance. Transportation Cost Management. Delivery Performance (across the global supply chain). However, where transportation management traditionally focused on the basics of moving “boxes” or “packages”, today it is much more strategic.

Enterprise Global Transport Management System: 7 Steps to Build The Business Case

Haven

Maintaining a successful supply chain depends on the ability of shippers, carriers, brokers, and logistics service providers (LSPs) to share information and work together. The use of a global transport management system forms one way in which companies can achieve this goal.

Finding Global Transportation Optimization Opportunities

Talking Logistics

When considering your global transportation network, do you have the infrastructure needed to effectively and efficiently optimize it? Does the same apply in the global arena? The optimization software you choose is critical for global optimization. Software that was truly designed for multimodal, multi-leg transportation optimization can uncover new ways of moving freight around the world.

Moving Up the Global Transportation Maturity Curve

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. What are the main challenges global shippers face today? How have transportation management systems (TMS) evolved to meet the needs of global shippers? What capabilities should shippers look in a TMS to manage a global transportation operation?

A New Model for Managing Global Transportation

Talking Logistics

When it comes to managing global transportation, having end-to-end visibility of orders, shipments, and other transactions (down to the item level) is a foundational requirement. If you’re a transportation or logistics executive looking for insights and advice about managing global transportation, sign up and join the conversation! The post A New Model for Managing Global Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio. Generac Power Systems, the number one manufacturer of home backup generators, became an international company in a few short years and developed a global supply chain that is now prepared for the next stage of growth. Our team provided North American transportation to Generac at the time. Integrating global freight services was only one challenge.

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.

Transportation 101: Understanding How to Manage Your Freight Spend

Logistics Viewpoints

The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS). When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider.

How Technology is Reshaping Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In particular, I chose to speak about a topic I’m extremely passionate about—how technology is reshaping logistics. Globalization is rapidly adding complexity to the supply chain and changing customer expectations. Ultimately, the future will be defined by tech plus: tech plus global expertise, tech plus local knowledge and tech plus industry-leading service. The post How Technology is Reshaping Logistics appeared first on Transportfolio.

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. While companies may see global sourcing as a means to reduce material or component costs, they must be mindful of what the customer is actually willing to pay for through total landed cost. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements.

Global Transportation Trends Overheard at Chainalytics Freight Market Intelligence Summit

CHAINalytics

“Now is not an easy time for freight transportation and logistics—whether you’re talking about trucking in North America or ocean and air freight,” said Peter Tirschwell, senior director of content at IHS Maritime & Trade and keynote at the Chainalytics 10th Annual Freight Market Intelligence Summit. The post Global Transportation Trends Overheard at Chainalytics Freight Market Intelligence Summit appeared first on Chainalytics.

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics|Transportfolio. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains. We recently released the Navisphere Driver App in Europe to help surface transportation companies prepare for this critical transformation. Navisphere Driver App is part of our Navisphere global technology platform , which integrates with almost any structured data file or ERP.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Tracking global commerce activity across the entire transportation lifecycle – beginning with planning, including execution, and through settlement—is key for businesses to thrive on a global level.

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3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider | C.H. Today, your supply chain is probably global–whether you buy product from overseas or sell in other markets. But how well positioned is your global logistics provider to help you maximize your business opportunities? This answer will reveal key facts about the provider’s global logistics expertise in your key markets. First, how global are they? Global markets are dynamic.

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

football fields, make up about 16% of the global container fleet but carry 45% of the container cargo. Within 15 years, they will carry nearly two-thirds of global container traffic. With increasing global trade, larger ports on the West Coast will still handle more containers than they do today, but will experience lower growth rates. logistics landscape starting in 2016. Robinson white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2015)

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015. Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management. The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend). Procuring Logistics Services is Not the Same as Buying Paper Clips. 5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015. Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”.

Accelerating growth in the Transport Management Systems market

Prophetic Technology

Maintaining a successful Supply Chain (SC) lies in the ability of shippers, carriers, brokers, and logistics service providers (LSPs) to share information and work together. The use of a global Transport Management System (TMS) is one way in which companies can achieve this goal.

How Ecommerce Models are Shaping the Logistics Industry in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The growing ecommerce industry—and the fact that China’s consumers are becoming more affluent—have spurred several companies to team up and revolutionize China’s national logistics network. Alibaba Group, China’s largest ecommerce company and initiator of the new logistics network, states that it plans to invest up to $16 billion (USD) over the next 5 to 8 years to develop what it is calling China’s Smart Logistics Network.

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Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. million square miles—combined with less infrastructure than popular port cities, can make transportation significantly more difficult and costly. If you find your knowledge is too limited, the right global logistics provider can help.

Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted an official global health emergency that is severely affecting business operations not only in China but also around the globe. With any kind of widespread health outbreak, global importers and exporters are dealing with unpredictable logistics concerns that require a proactive approach to keep business running as usual. . Connecting with a global supply chain expert to vet reliable options is important to ensure success.

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The Cloud Technology Opportunity for Logistics Service Providers

Talking Logistics

Supply chain technology is becoming mission-critical for global companies. 86% of logistics service providers (LSPs) said their shippers increased outsourcing this year over last, according to a recent Capgemini survey. Today’s global supply chains span oceans and continents and contain a panoply of raw materials providers, suppliers, manufacturers, ocean carriers, retailers, and LSPs. And that’s exactly what’s happened in the logistics space.

Important Steps to Achieving Global Freight Management Success

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Doug Kahl and Joanne Chan from enVista will explore that question and share insights and advice on how to achieve global freight management success in this timely and informative episode.

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Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Logistics

Global supply chain management through technology. Stripping away those information barriers, unified global technology platforms—like C.H. A good third-party logistics (3PL) provider offers not only strong technology but also a variety of value-added services for any kind of logistics delivery model. Whether you realize it or not, your global supply chain is at the heart of everything your business does.

Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. On Monday of last week, XPO Logistics announced that it would acquire the majority of the United Kingdom-based contract logistics operations of Kuehne + Nagel, including its 75 facilities and customer base. And on Friday, Goodman Group, whose biggest customer globally is Amazon, announced it will sell $1.7 by Amy Wunderlin .

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. Over the past few months, I’ve posted about what you need for transportation success: 1. Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management”. Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration”. Does your technology support transportation excellence?

NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?

CH Robinson Logistics

We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Global trade drives the world’s economies and will continue to do so—under current or future agreements. Global Transportation Logistics North American Border Crossing Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy Global Trade NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement

Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Updates and adjustments to global trade programs have been capturing headlines and creating uncertainty for several months. Even with NAFTA negotiations moving into 2018, there are still other possible global trade updates on the horizon that shippers should keep an eye on. Here’s a brief check-in on two important global trade programs that are on the cusp of potential change. Global Transportation Transportation Policy Customs Global Logistics Global Trade

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation? Now is the time to utilize all modes of transportation in the most efficient way possible. Accordingly, they developed new logistic strategies to decrease those labor costs. Chongqing-Duisburg, and Zhengzhou-Hamburg to serve global electronic and automotive companies. Every mode of transportation comes with pros and cons. Global connectivity. Global Transportation Intermodal

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Smoke and Mirrors – What is the Actual Discount?

Tompkins Blog

For years now the transportation industry has been using the “Retail Sell” to attract customers. Creating Supply Chain Excellence Blog by Jim Tompkins Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Benchmarks Transportation Do you know what we mean by the “Retail Sell?".

Unwrap the Magic of Logistics: Tell Your Family a Supply Chain Story

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How do I explain logistics, demand forecasts, sailing schedules, delivery windows, and everything else that’s involved in the world of supply chains? What I’ve learned is that unlike Santa, a company’s supply chain needs more than one man to get the job done—especially when you’re talking on the global scale. And about the magic of all the moms and dads, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters in the logistics industry who work all year long to make sure the holidays are happy.

Baseball and Logistics: The Top Four “Rules of the Diamond”

Talking Logistics

As a shipper responsible for a complex, global supply chain, you need a skilled team and providers across all modes (less-than-truckload, truckload, rail/intermodal, ocean and air) that are the best at what they do. However, in logistics, your communication must be clear at all levels — across your company’s operating divisions, with logistics service providers, vendors and your customers. And that, baseball and logistics fans, is a home run!

Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Tariffs are the hot topic today, but there are a few other conditions causing challenges for today’s global supply chain professionals. Recently, I had the chance to talk with Eric Kleinsorge, publisher of Global Trade Magazine for a GT Podcast titled Global Logistics & Current Market Trends. domestic logistics infrastructure. The post Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges appeared first on Transportfolio.