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 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

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%.

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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.

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. Best-in-class global transportation empowers an organization to optimally manage its supply chains dynamically and holistically.

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.

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. Best-in-class global transportation empowers an organization to optimally manage its supply chains dynamically and holistically.

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.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Kevin Doubleday who discusses the importance of blockchain within the supply chain. Current Supply Chains don’t operate at the cadence of business. Integrating Blockchain within the Supply Chain could change that. When we are asked about “killer” use cases for blockchain within enterprise systems, Supply Chain is the usual suspect — and for good reason. from the global economy by 2022.

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. Today, each leader wants to take their empowered team to new supply chain heights. At Supply Chain Insights, we published a report card yesterday. Supply chain leaders make progress in three-to-five years.

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7 reasons platforms are the future of supply chain

BluJay Solutions

In a special report from Racontuer , a supplement in The Times , a focus on supply chain innovation for 2019 highlights the benefits of cloud-hosted platforms, and why carmaker Volvo opted for BluJay. The post 7 reasons platforms are the future of supply chain appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News global supply chain Global transportation Innovation multimodal transportation software Supply Chain Software Transport Management Software

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

This is true for supply chains, too. 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”.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Logistics

But one of the most common mistakes I see many companies make is positioning international supply chains merely as tactical support for larger strategies. Jeff Cusack, our sales manager of Oceania, puts it another way: “Supply chains aren’t just a means of fulfilling business goals—because they encompass everything that brings the product to a customer, they actually drive the business, rather than the other way around.”.

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As governments and healthcare agencies around the world work to stop the spread of the coronavirus, importers and exporters across 164 countries are struggling to manage the pandemic’s growing impact on their supply chains. 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.

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). We have created a handy Supply Chain 101 cheat sheet, but this article will go into a little more depth.

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.

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. Other benefits within your supply chain—from lower inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—may offset the possibility of higher freight costs. Incorporating the right air shipping strategy into your multi-modal, global supply chain can help reduce costs and promote efficiency.

See More, Know More, and Do More with Your Global Supply Chain: Discover Navisphere® Vision

CH Robinson Transportfolio

See More, Know More, and Do More with Your Global Supply Chain: Discover Navisphere® Vision | Transportfolio. And it’s true: supply chains have moved from the backroom to the boardroom because of the significant financial and strategic influence they have on an organization. As the face and pace of global commerce evolves and grows, so does the need to reinvent supply chains. Robinson’s next generation of global visibility technology.

Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains

CH Robinson Logistics

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.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition. In an more volatile global business environment, supply chain managers simply need to optimize efficiency.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So while cost and quality are often viewed as the most important priorities for a company’s supply chain, delivery speed is quickly gaining in prominence. Only the most flexible supply chains can succeed in such an environment. Let’s think about the changes that consumers have had on supply chains recently. That’s a common reaction for many in supply chain roles. Be sure to find an experienced global freight forwarder, like C.H.

What if Your Supply Chain was Your Competitive Advantage?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What if Your Supply Chain was Your Competitive Advantage? Your supply chain is getting the job done, but is it giving your company a competitive advantage? The global marketplace gives customers a plethora of choices, and that means that the competition is fierce. Every part of your business needs to pull its weight to drive overall success , including your supply chain. What if your supply chain was your competitive advantage?

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change.Transportfolio by C.H. It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. They continue to span beyond an organization’s transportation professionals. This is in large part driven by supply chain visibility needs and technology changes. What we have to ask ourselves is, “What will that increased visibility mean for the supply chain?”. Year of Global Revolution.

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 22 – 2016 Q3. 8 | Snapshots: Launch Supply Chain Executive Club. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from supply Chain movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl Subway Map Europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers.

What are the best ways to optimise for cross-border expansion?

BluJay Solutions

In The News dropshipping e-commerce global supply chain Global Trade Global transportation Parcel ShippingFor retailers looking to move into new markets and increase their cross-border commerce, IMRG highlights six core points for successful expansion strategies and how to prepare for making landfall in an overseas market. Read the full article in IMRG. The post What are the best ways to optimise for cross-border expansion?

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.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So while cost and quality are often viewed as the most important priorities for a company’s supply chain, delivery speed is quickly gaining in prominence. Only the most flexible supply chains can succeed in such an environment. Let’s think about the changes that consumers have had on supply chains recently. That’s a common reaction for many in supply chain roles. Be sure to find an experienced global freight forwarder, like C.H.

Air Freight: Accelerating Supply Chains

Supply Chain Link

Similarly, air cargo has been a viable mode of global transportation and has contributed to expanding markets for many shippers. Global Supply Chain 3pl Air Freight Cross-Border Export Freight Forwarding OptimizationDecember 17 th marks 112 years since the first airplane took flight 1. Since then, air has been an essential vessel for people and goods to travel the globe.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Santa Supply Chain. How do I explain logistics, demand forecasts, sailing schedules, delivery windows, and everything else that’s involved in the world of supply chains? And isn’t that, in essence, the definition of a supply chain? 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. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson.

Digital Supply Chain Transformation Still in Early Stages

Enterra Insights

Supply chain expert Mike Mortson ( @mmortson ) believes it’s still fair to ask, “What is the digital supply chain?”[2] ”[2] Steve Banker ( @steve_scm ), Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Arc Advisory Group, agrees it’s a fair question. He writes, “Companies mean different things by the term ‘digital supply chain transformation.’ ” Supply Chain Game Changer , 1 October 2019. [3]

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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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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4 Ways to Prepare Your Global Supply Chain for Cyber-Threats

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As recent cyber-attacks in Europe show, any company’s supply chain can become a target. Global supply chains are particularly vulnerable. In addition, socio-economic realities may make your global supply chain especially susceptible to threats. 4 Ways to Prepare Global Supply Chains for Cyber-Threats. Think past your immediate customer and supplier relationships and extend several tiers into the supply chain.

Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

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Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry | Transportfolio. Companies in technology-based industries are vulnerable to becoming obsolete unless they can quickly assess their biggest supply chain challenges and apply the right resources to solve problems. If you think demand for semiconductor devices, equipment, wafers, supplies, raw materials, and capital equipment is growing, you’re right.