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.

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

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Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

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.

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.

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

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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. Chongqing-Duisburg, and Zhengzhou-Hamburg to serve global electronic and automotive companies. In addition, thanks to subsidies from the Chinese government, rates for rail service between Europe and Asia have dropped significantly, making it a cost-effective option to transport goods. Global connectivity.

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Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

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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?

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

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How is Global Shipping Growing in India? The answer lies not in a herculean dream of global domination, but simply in mathematics. Shippers should include India in their global shipping strategy by looking into new carriers, routes, distribution centers, warehouses, and customers and planning their supply logistics around them. The post How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets appeared first on Transportfolio.

U.S. West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track

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West Coast ports resumed full operations after a tentative labor deal was reached between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). Your transportation provider should bring all options to you. Whether shifting to a different port or another mode of transportation all together, explore all of your options as the situation resolves. West Coast Ports: Getting Back on Track. Two weeks ago, U.S.

3 Benefits of LCL Shipping

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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 save not only on the inventory itself, but also on warehousing costs. Download our white paper, Global Freight Consolidation: Flexibility and Control Advantages , or connect with one of our ocean shipping experts. Freight Services Global Transportation Global Supply Chain LCL Ocean Shipping Supply Chain Transportation

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

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And because we pick up the product, bring it to a warehouse, and load it ourselves, we can build containers to minimize damage. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Ocean Ocean Shipping transantlaticWhat’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio. Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane.

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. For two product types, pumps and t-shirts, transportation constitutes just 3% of revenues at most. The expanded Panama Canal has added many variables to freight transportation equations. Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

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Putting production and labor costs overseas aside, transportation becomes the prime target to help drive down costs. To get from the factory to a retail shelf you have ports, terminals, rail, trucks, warehouses, and much more to consider. Carriers Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Mega ship Ocean vessel Ports Sales Terminal TransportationWe all know that when we go to the store to purchase an item, we often look for a good bargain.

How Ecommerce Models are Shaping the Logistics Industry in China

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This will significantly impact the national line-haul and express providers, thus driving the ecommerce logistics market and promoting warehouse and last mile delivery services. How these joint ventures between large ecommerce companies and steamship lines will impact the global forwarding industry is yet to be known. Global Transportation Retail Technology China Ecommerce Supply Chain

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Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

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Putting production and labor costs overseas aside, transportation becomes the prime target to help drive down costs. To get from the factory to a retail shelf you have ports, terminals, rail, trucks, warehouses, and much more to consider. Carriers Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Mega ship Ocean vessel Ports Sales Terminal TransportationWe all know that when we go to the store to purchase an item, we often look for a good bargain.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 6: How to Improve Your Customs Broker Relationship

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We’ve looked at operating on both sides of the border, redefined transportation success, and even asked the tough questions for choosing a customs broker. Having them visit one of your warehouses or production facilities is a great way to help them understand even more about your company and your products. and Mexico brokerage, bridge drayage, warehousing, and transportation) together under a single provider.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers

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and potentially a crossdock or warehouse. In recent years, the growing presence of global third party logistics providers (3PLs) with a wide range of services, locations, and technology options makes a door to door provider more feasible, and in many cases, a true marketplace advantage. Global Transportation Mexico 3PL ShippingMexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers.Transportfolio. This is the first post in a series about U.S./Mexico

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

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ports will compete for customers, especially in 2018 and 2019 when the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) contracts will be renegotiated. Freight Services Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Supply Chain ConsultingThe start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda. You probably have questions about what the 2016-2017 ocean contract season will bring.

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

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Case in point: the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) began contract talks on May 12, with lots of contentious issues on the agenda. 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.

How Does the Chinese New Year Impact Rate Volatility?

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million TEUs to the global market—and only 200,000 TEUs removed through scrapping or vessel conversion. Because the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) didn’t reach an agreement until February 2015, most of the beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) had moved their volumes ahead of the peak season in order to avoid possible delays at the port. Carriers Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Chinese New Year Rate Volatility

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. They detract from GDP but add to domestic freight tonnage, so this is positive for the transportation sector.

Supply Chain Games

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On the face of it, it may seem unlikely that it would have much of an effect on supply chain companies such as LSPs and freight forwarders who are involved in the global transportation and movement of goods, with little or no involvement with the end-user. Perhaps we will see logistics manager competing to achieve the greatest volume of warehouse space utilized, or the greatest number of miles covered?!

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

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Both the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been extremely vocal on their positions, yet no deal is in sight. Additionally, the United States was in the midst of a war on global terrorism and depended on the ports for transportation of military related goods; this qualified as a threat to national security. Global Trade Resources Global Transportation

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.

TMS as a Platform: Gaining Visibility Across Modes, Partners, and Geographies

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. In a recent episode of Talking Logistics , Adrian Gonzalez spoke with Ajesh Kapoor, Senior Director of TMS Products at GT Nexus about the key challenges companies face in managing global transportation.

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

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While new alliances and mergers are not expected until late 2016 or early 2017, exporters have the benefit of “jumping on board” before possible capacity tightening appears in the global trades. This is a global requirement. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Exports Shipping SOLASOutlook on U.S. Exports – Forecasting the “perfect storm” or something else? Transportfolio. Many of us are familiar with the term “perfect storm.”

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

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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. 3PL E-Commerce Logistics Transportation Management

Top Blog Posts of 2018

Logistics Trends and Insights

As Toby notes in the article, “Whether you are an ordinary individual seller of small items on eBay or a large-scale exporter, you are dependent on the global transportation network that include airplanes, merchant ships, trucks and delivery vans. It’s been a wonderful year for us at Logistics Trends & Insights. Thank you! Our customer list continues to grow as does our fantastic community on Twitter, LinkedIn and even Facebook.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

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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. Recently, SRS (an umbrella group for twenty European retailer groups, selected GT Nexus to deploy a global transportation control tower. What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain. Technically, Free Time is not free; you pay for it in your transportation costs. How do you account for Free Time across your global supply chain? For example, I worked with a customer recently who budgeted demurrage at 4% of their transportation spend. As a result, the problem was identified as a broken process on dispatching trucks to the customs warehouse.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

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Once an order is placed, Google sends a contracted courier to pick up the goods from a partner store, where either a Google employee or a retailer’s employee has grabbed the merchandise off of a shelf …The order is then whisked to a warehouse operated by Google where multiple orders are packed into a vehicle, and sent out the same day. Moving on to other news, UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup.

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Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

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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. One year ago global technology company ABB launched the second stage of its Next Level Strategy. 20 | Management: Transport Collaboration starts with regional partners. Warehouse inventory using drones. Contents Supply Chain Movement 22 – 2016 Q3.

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

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Leading logistics solutions provider strengthens offering with global SaaS transportation platform. LeanLogistics is a global leader in transportation solutions for shippers, with hundreds of TMS customers across the US and Europe, and a supporting network of over 14,000 carriers. We believe our global platform will help accelerate LeanLogistics already impressive growth through leveraging our extensive European and Asian networks.”,