A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

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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 Ten years ago they might have had $1 billion in global revenues and today they’re at $10 billion after multiple acquisitions in different regions, [which creates its own set of challenges].

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

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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%.

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4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

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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.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

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Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

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. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

Moving Up the Global Transportation Maturity Curve

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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?

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

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However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

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

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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.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

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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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When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

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One of the things I most look forward to when attending the RILA Supply Chain conference is all of the great retail global logistics & supply chain professionals and information to be found assembled all in one place. In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions.

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. . Backup sourcing options. While we may not know how long this global health emergency will last, C.H.

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Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

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Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management. Current supply chain designs have predominantly followed a one-size-fits-all philosophy, on the assumption that raw materials are readily available for sourcing and production globally.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

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Global supply chain management through technology. Stripping away those information barriers, unified global technology platforms—like C.H. Going beyond just transportation, integrated warehousing and distribution services help improve customer service, increase customs compliance, build consistent stability, and provide comprehensive business intelligence (all while mitigating inventory and moving costs).

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

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Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. Before we jump into expectations for this year, let’s set the stage by looking at some of the top events in 2019 that may have affected global shipping strategies around the world. . Broadening of sourcing locations. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Transportation Market

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

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The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics|Transportfolio. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains. As Dr. Shardul Phadnis explained in a recent report , IoT applications can collect a vast variety of data types, share it quickly across multiple trading partners, and integrate many sources of information in innovative ways to enable better decision making.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

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Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? The answer lies not in a herculean dream of global domination, but simply in mathematics. The post How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets appeared first on Transportfolio.

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

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Various macro forces are redrawing the global trade map, and one of them is China’s revival of the ancient Silk Road trade route. For shippers large and small, the multi-billion-dollar infrastructural project could bring huge opportunities for improving the efficiency of global supply chains—providing they do their homework first. Here’s an overview of the global trade possibilities and potential for the “new Silk Road.”. Silk Road increases global logistics options.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

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How can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge. To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise. Think globally, act locally.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

TMC

How can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge. To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise. Think globally, act locally.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

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Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. The answer lies not in a herculean dream of global domination, but simply in mathematics. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

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Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains

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Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio. Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio. When I think about how much globalization has changed our industry already, I can only ponder at what the future holds. In my mind: Global business and global trade aren’t going away. Global business and global trade aren’t going away | Transportfolio. As I already mentioned, global supply chains are intricate.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

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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. Modern TMS solutions are designed to help shippers make such trade-offs, with analytics platforms that take data from multiple sources and present the shipper with a single access point for calculating total landed cost.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On their way to becoming a preferred destination to source auto components by major OEMs and tier-1 manufacturers, India’s workforce has the knowledge and skills to deliver quality products. 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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What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

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China is also the second largest importer of goods globally, largely due to the fast-growing consumer and automotive market. Source: [link] ). Each claims they can do any job in China because they have connections with brokers and transportation providers. While larger, professional global freight forwarders should have these capabilities, it does not mean their logistics services will be more expensive.

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

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In addition, consider the ancillary services that happen behind the scenes, such as customs clearance and distribution/delivery sourcing. An experienced 3PL provider will keep these in mind when advising the best options for you—helping translate an optimized supply chain into lower overall transportation spend. To learn more about how air cargo can help optimize your global supply chain, download: Optimizing Your Supply Chain with Air Cargo.

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

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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. Source: National Retail Federation, “Holiday FAQs,” https://nrf.com/resources/holiday-headquarters/holiday-faqs. Global Transportation Supply Chain Christmas Story Holidays SantaSanta Supply Chain. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson. In a few short days, we’ll be celebrating the holidays with our families.

New Sulfur Emissions Regulations: What’s the Impact on Your Business?

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To protect the environment and reduce global pollution, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has regulations in place to control particulate matter emanations, including sulfur emissions. Whether subscribing to trade magazines, industry blogs, or following reliable sources on social media channels, find a way to stay in the know. Your transportation provider is also a good source of information.

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response

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Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response. Theft, political unrest, labor disputes, natural disasters , contract errors, insurance issues…all are issues that may be keeping you up at night and keeping your global shipments from their destinations. An understanding of global issues and potential risks is critical to being prepared for the unexpected issues. So help them see risks by mapping all your transportation routes on an actual global map.

Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains

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Procurement and sourcing have stretched supply chains globally, and they will remain prone to disruptions such as strikes, political unrest, and even natural disasters like the flash flood in South India a few months back that crippled Chennai and the surrounding areas for weeks. The post Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains appeared first on Transportfolio. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Disruption India Natural Disaster

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New IMO 2020 Regulations Help Reduce Marine Sulphur Emissions

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These IMO 2020 regulations require the lowest globally applied requirements of sulphur oxide emissions to date. As we look forward to the new year, it’s important to understand why these new regulations are taking place and how IMO 2020 will impact the global shipping market. Ocean shipping , an efficient and cost-effective means for transporting international goods, accounts for more than 80% of global trade. Robinson global logistics expert.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

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This shows importers are shifting their sourcing locations to countries other than China. In 2018, due to new vessel orders entering the global fleet, carriers announced an eight percent increase in capacity to the TPEB trade lane in January and early February. Look for a market leader in global trade lanes, like C.H. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Ocean Shipping Transportation Market global freight forwarding International Shipping Peak season TPEB

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

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Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersYou might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports. In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis.

Global TMS: An Always-Evolving Roadmap

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This complexity is certainly evident in global logistics and ocean shipping, where shippers encounter many barriers to enabling a streamlined process, including: Inefficient Processes : A lot of shippers resort to manual processes to procure capacity and communicate shipment details with the many parties involved in ocean movements. A Global TMS must have the functionality to help shippers improve productivity and reduce the bottom line.

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East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersEast and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again.

The Business Case for a Global TMS

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Managing global freight is ladened with challenges. Demands on the transportation teams are growing as political posturing ramps up causing rapid disruption to global supply chains. A global TMS solution provides an automated and systemic way of addressing the challenges that are the reality for most organizations that source globally. The major benefits that global TMS provide a company are operational, management, and “C”-level control.