Millitary & Government

PLS Logistics

Transporting military supplies and government freight requires advanced planning, strict compliance, and high-level safety. industries

From Hurricanes to Overthrown Governments to Potholes: Transportation and Supply Chain Resilience

Talking Logistics

We know transportation plays an important role in the supply chain – it’s the line in a flow diagram between the little buildings and smoke stacks – and transportation disruptions happen on a daily basis. Some of the strategies companies use to minimize the impacts of hurricanes and floods on their supply chain can be applied to transportation disruptions as well.

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How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. While the government shut down most directly affects the thousands of employees not receiving paychecks, others are beginning to feel the effects too.

Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Flexible Transportation Management Software

Supply Chain Collaborator

How is the longest government shutdown in US history impacting your transportation logistics operations? Although the worst consequences have not yet materialized, here are some potential problems shippers might expect as this debacle continues and ways that transportation management software can help. <> However, numerous critical processes have been shut down leading to delays in customs clearing at ports as government employees are placed on furlough.

Lessons Learned for Supply Chain Pandemic Planning Part 1: Governance and Risk Assessment

NC State SCRC

This report established number of lessons learned need to be considered and implemented into the fabric of federal, state, and local governments. Here we cover the first two categories: Governance and Risk Planning. Supply Chain Pandemic Governance.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Possibility of a Government Shutdown

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Possibility of a Government Shutdown. Most congressional watchers are predicting that the federal government will shut down for at least a short period of time before the end of the year. So what should transportation professionals prepare for?

Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

Descartes

While The Economist article was referring to consumer data and the big ecommerce players, the same transition is taking place in transportation and logistics. A couple of years ago, The Economist published an article claiming the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

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Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored.

How to Implement a Transportation Management System SAP

AFFLINK

An advanced enterprise software solution, SAP can help optimize and improve upon the performance of a transportation management company. A transportation management system SAP is a valuable tool for consolidating logistics, shipping, and inventory information.

Three Ways Government Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains

TMC

As innovation gains speed, there are broad supply chain issues that governments need to address in order to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities that lie ahead. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens.

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Cerasis

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Multiple computer networks contribute to those ledgers as well as govern them—hence the “democratic,” or decentralized, structure. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. Supply Chain Transportation Management

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. The FMC is requesting the federal government to give ports more of the money collected via the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT).

Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?

TMC

Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting? The Internet of Things (IoT) is triggering changes that cross corporate silos and force companies to look holistically at their end-to-end supply chain practices—can governments do the same?

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the Government Shutdown

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unlike past government shutdowns, the December 2018 edition is a partial shutdown that will have little immediately impact on the daily lives of supply chain professionals. Department of Transportation however, has not been funded for 2019.

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

Cerasis

Fortunately, Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs) offer a solution to this problem to help in gaining efficiency in transportation management. By outsourcing to a transportation management provider, you can reduce your in-house expenses on shipping processes.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. In fact, some industries, such as trucking, automotive, finance, and even government have been using EDI for years.

Five Main Stakeholders Involved In Transportation Decision

Abivin

There are five main stakeholders involved in the transportation decisions: the shipper, the receiver, carriers and agents, the government and the consumer. The consignor is the sender of a shipment in a contract of transport.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

Cerasis

As a result, more supply chain entities are turning to transportation consolidation programs otherwise known as truckload consolidation, explains Joseph O’Reily of Inbound Logistics , to meet these demands. What Is a Transportation Consolidation Program?

Leveraging Technology to Optimize Your Transportation Business

Logistics Viewpoints

The transportation industry is currently facing a number of daunting challenges. New government policies and regulations and a worsening driver shortage are forcing transportation specialists to reevaluate and change their business practices. The post Leveraging Technology to Optimize Your Transportation Business appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Guest Commentary Transportation Transportation Management Systems supply chain transportation management

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the Government Shutdown

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unlike past government shutdowns, the December 2018 edition is a partial shutdown that will have little immediate impact on the daily lives of supply chain professionals. Department of Transportation however, has not been funded for 2019.

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. Transportation Cost Management.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Transportation Operations

Kuebix

As we enter day 32 of the government shutdown, it was reported in the WSJ that agencies that oversee the flow of goods are starting to cut back services and working hours at some sites, raising concerns that delays can spread. The post What the Government Shutdown Means for Transportation Operations appeared first on Kuebix.

Transportation TIP List: Week of January 27th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of January 27 th , 2019. Fleets extracted double-digit rate increases from shippers in 2018, as demand surged on strong economic growth forcing companies to scramble to book transportation in tight networks.

Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

However, shippers, receivers, or carriers engaged in food transportation operations that have less than $500,000 in total annual sales are exempted, and the rule does not apply to the transportation of shelf stable food that is completely enclosed by a container (among other exclusions and exemptions). Carrier must show shipper and, upon request, receiver, that it has maintained appropriate temperature control during transport for food subject to temperature control requirements.

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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.

Five Main Stakeholders Involved In Transportation Decision

Abivin

There are five main stakeholders involved in the transportation decisions: the shipper, the receiver, carriers and agents, the government and the consumer. The consignor is the sender of a shipment in a contract of transport.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K. A person or corporation is part of the chain of responsibility if their actions, inactions or decisions affect road transport operations.

5 Ways Shippers are Affected by Green Transportation Regulations

PLS Logistics

These vehicles make up about 5% of traffic, and contribute 20% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and oil consumption in the transportation sector. Medium- and heavy-duty trucks move about 70% of America’s freight.

Connected World, Growing Opportunity: How Governments Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Connected World, Growing Opportunity: How Governments Can Champion IoT-Wired Supply Chains.Transportfolio. As innovation gains speed, there are broad supply chain issues that governments need to address in order to take full advantage of the incredible opportunities that lie ahead.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Government Regulations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

How does the government shutdown affect trucking?

DAT Solutions

The government shutdown started December 22, and it's already the longest in U.S. Some government services are suspended, and others are just slower than usual. Does the shutdown affect over-the-road freight transportation? Department of Transportation.

Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

Most deployments focus on functional excellence–manufacturing, transportation, customer service or procurement. Recently, the evolution of ISO-8000 standards enable the transport of company, item and location data. My phone rang.

Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

Transplace

Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services. Survival of the fittest” is the mantra of today’s freight market, as driver shortages, capacity imbalances, federal government regulations and robust economic conditions continue to impact transportation costs.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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