Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

OneSCM

A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. The Solution: Shippers Must Use Out-of-the-LTL-Box Strategies Shippers must take a more strategic approach to truckload procurement, explains CH Robinson via Supply Chain 24/7.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". However, in many circumstances, the supplier will send an invoice that contains one set of terms, while the procurement professional will issue a purchase order which contains additional or different terms. Procurement

Five Things I Have Learned About Global Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The third issue is the lack of understanding that global processes–to maximize the economies of scale in transportation and material buying–need strong governance. The bad news is there was no well-defined governance and cadence of the business process.

Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet the lack of attention and focus that Indirect Procurement is often given is inconsistent with the true importance of this area. Indirect Procurement takes a back seat to Direct Procurement unfortunately. But it is time for Indirect Procurement to stand up and be counted!

Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

Most deployments focus on functional excellence–manufacturing, transportation, customer service or procurement. The resources focused on B2B connectivity (usually located in IT) have little exposure with the deployments in customer sales and procurement teams.

The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

EcoVadis

What does this momentum tell us about the state of sustainability this year – and what does the current landscape specifically mean for procurement teams? At the same time, fuel price volatility is disrupting the logistics and transport of products.

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Some of those may be: A temporary total closure that aims to extract policy goals much like the government shutdown in January. Work with your account managers and transportation service providers to review time critical and urgent freight shipments. On March 27, U.S.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now. New Government Mandates and Regulations.

Sales Can Use RACI Charts to Understand Procurement… and vice versa!

NC State SCRC

RACI stands for Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed – which refers to the relative governance structure that exists in an organizational relationship. Although RACI “charts” are often viewed as irrelevant and bureaucratic, they can provide an important clue regarding the “decision-rights” for procurement and contracting decisions. RACI Charts have been around for years, yet are often discounted.

Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

Supply Chain Network

A few years back the Government of Canada introduced the role of Chief Technology Officer or CTO, which ultimately resulted in the formation of Shared Services Canada. Transportation – Less Than Truckload & Truckload. Emerging transport modes (Airships & Drones).

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More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. George List, a professor of mechanical and construction engineering, emphasized the need for governments to consider the broader impacts of global change. Their growth was incentivized by governments to expand networks.

330 Procurement & CSR Leaders Gather at Sustain16, Drive a New Era of Data-Driven Transparency & Collaboration

EcoVadis

What an immense showing of commitment to sustainable procurement we witnessed Tuesday for Sustain16! Over 350 participants and speakers from almost every industry from chemicals to film production to air transportation to FMCG and everything in between.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2019)

Talking Logistics

Based on the top Talking Logistics posts and videos this quarter, it’s clear that transportation management remains a hot topic of interest — everything from how to navigate the twists and turns of the market to how to leverage transportation management systems (TMS) and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement. Even our most popular post, which dealt with excess inventory and yard management, had a transportation bent to it.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Government/Military. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risk management strategies of yesteryear are ineffective in the changing landscape, and no type of transport can avoid risks. Political and Government Changes. This example reflects only one area of concern and changing political affiliations and governing parties in countries around the globe will increase the risk to trade. Maintain a stricter level of compliance in operations, even if governments allow for a less-stringent approach. Transport Loss.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. TMS Transportation Management

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Truckload Bids in a Rising Freight Market: Good or Bad?

CHAINalytics

By Mike Hane | Senior Director, Transportation Driver shortages, government regulations, economic recovery. Blog Transportation Bids Mike Hane Transportation Procurement Truckload Bids

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road. Transportation Vessels – Trucks, ships, rail cars, tankers, etc.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

The conference was a great opportunity to interact with logistics and procurement executives in an environment of open dialogue and discussion. All of a sudden, everyone is “knocking on the door” of procurement and logistics, asking for cost improvements. These are the types of asset productivity savings that are often left untouched, as procurement goes relentlessly after pricing cuts.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the logistics aspect of the supply chain, this equates to better monitoring and adherence to guidelines governing drive time, fuel use, deadhead and more. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link].

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.”

Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sixty-five percent of procurement practitioners say procurement at their company is becoming more collaborative with suppliers, according to The Future of Procurement, Making Collaboration Pay Off, by Oxford Economics. Lower transportation and warehousing costs.

The 5 Levels of Supply Chain Transparency!

Supply Chain Game Changer

On-site transparency is supply chain activities such as in factory governance, training or auditing. Governance, while sometimes seen as a tedious element of supply chain transparency, is a necessary element. Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? . SCM #SupplyChain #Technology #IoT #Digital #Business #Leadership #Logistics #Procurement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

CH Robinson Transportfolio

CVD cases are established when a foreign government provides assistance and subsidies (e.g., Partner Government Agency (a.k.a. OGA or Other Government Agency). federal government that work with CBP to regulate specific products imported into the U.S.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

Issues such as governance, dispute settlement, processes related to executing the TPP, and buy-in from various government and private organizations are an integral part of the negotiations. Further, policies related to government procurement, state-owned enterprises, intellectual property rights, rules of origin, transparency, competition, trade remedies, and regulatory coherence are all elements of the TPP that can be detrimental to supply chains.

For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The good news is that that there is a lot of work going on in this area, such as the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) , which already has several hundred companies in the transportation and logistics industry participating. And just last week, the Blockchain in Supply Chain Alliance (BiSCA) was announced , with a focus on procurement, planning, warehousing, and transportation processes.

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Blockchain for the Supply Chain: Reality vs. Hype

Supply Chain Brain

For example, approval by multiple parties to a transportation arrangement is required in order to issue an authorized bill of lading. At the same time, technical standards are needed to govern the various processes that are unique to freight transportation and other logistics-related services. SC Analysis & Consulting Global Trade & Economics All Technology Supply Chain Visibility Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Global Trade Management

What Is Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

They are the natural boundary for global versus local planning governance. The best teams define governance. There are natural processes that require tactical horizon for procurement buying and transportation sourcing, and Sales and Operations Planning. Cloud.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. Major growth strategies are driven by economic realities, currency movements, government regulations, or access to existing logistics networks. Regulatory Requirements Will Grow as Governments Seek to Overcome Shortfalls in Operating Revenue.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

Transportation modes used in procurement and shipping. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Also, the local government’s regulations are a bit strict regarding your local footprint. The same source also informed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index of 2016 was the highest since records have begun in 1995. Some executives make a mistake by over-emphasizing cost savings because selecting a cheaper option could result in low headline procurement speed, more risks, undermined reputation, impaired flow of funds, and numerous other problems.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)

Resilinc

In Part 2, we discuss why many shippers and advocacy groups disagree with the prohibition, and what this ban can mean for supply chain and procurement professionals.

Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Automation

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Government Expectations. The first from a tax authority and the second from an institute: Sustainable Procurement. In broad terms, CSR is about corporate behaviour, governance and transparency in key social, environmental and business areas.