National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group (NFG) has been partnering with foodservice professionals since 1990 to provide delicious, on-trend menu items, as well as reliable staples every kitchen needs. About National Food Group.

Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes

Talking Logistics

This episode features Greg Ackner, VP at Capital Logistics, Jay Gustafson, SVP of Marketplace Solutions at Echo Global Logistics, Read more Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes. The post Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Editor’s Pick: Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Read more Editor’s Pick: Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics. The post Editor’s Pick: Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

22, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces that Brewers Supply Group, Inc., has selected BluJay’s Transportation Management technology and Managed Transportation Services to manage freight for its multiple divisions across North America. After an extensive search, BSG chose BluJay to bring efficiency, scale, KPIs, benchmarking, and real-time rates and data to its transportation operations.

A Transportation Management System or Managed Transportation Services? Why Not Both?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year the ARC Advisory Group did a study on the ROI a shipper would get by having their transportation managed by a third party logistics firm. In a managed transportation services (MTS) arrangement, a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute the shipper’s moves. We’ve done similar research on transportation systems (TMSs).

Editor’s Pick: Creating Measurable Value with Transportation Optimization

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Descartes Systems Group’s blog discusses how to get the most value from transportation optimization technologies.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. From the perspective of Logistics, understanding digitization is particularly relevant because much of the information logistics requires is in analog format. Why should Logistics Care about Digitization? Logistics should care about digitization because its activity is heavily dependent on vast amounts of data originating with 3rd parties outside of its control.

REPOST: Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich. Peter Stefanovich and and Joe Lynch discuss buying and selling transportation/logistics companies. Peter Stefanovich is the Managing Partner at Left Lane Associates, a mergers and acquisition firm representing buyers and sellers in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries in North America. Learn More About Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies.

What’s the ROI Of Transport and Logistics Providers & A TMS?

Cerasis

Much talk about sales, automation and improved processes dominate the conversation when considering outsourcing logistics processes to a transport and logistics providers or using a 3PL-based transportation management system (TMS). Often, the transport and logistics providers' reps claim initial returns may be as high as 25 percent, if not greater. In reality, the actual savings and return tend to be closer to 10 percent, reports Inbound Logistics.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team jerseys are on order! Robinson, and Descartes Systems Group for your support! Our team members will be styling in these jerseys as they train for their upcoming rides in Sonoma, CA, Saratoga Springs, NY, Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

Talking Logistics

A beautiful woman passed away this morning, my wife’s aunt who we all loved, so I will be brief with my comments about this week’s supply chain and logistics news. Logistics in Transition: U.S. Business Logistics Costs Slow Considerably with 2.6% Triumph Business Capital Provides Instant Cash Funding Via AscendTMS™ Logistics Software. business logistics costs rose to $1.48 In short, as the economy goes, so goes logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). The MetaPack Group Acquires U.S. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. According to the press release: enVista…has launched a joint venture with Fredman Design Group (Fredman), a nationally recognized interior design firm.

2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. New opportunities in the transportation industry are thriving. Transportation professionals seeking to stay on top of trends in the industry look to implementing these trends. Natural disasters in the United States over the last few years that have impacted the country’s transportation infrastructure , from hurricanes and floods to snowstorms. Disruption of Transportation Industry.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. From the perspective of Logistics, understanding digitization is particularly relevant because much of the information logistics requires is in analog format. Why should Logistics Care about Digitization? Logistics should care about digitization because its activity is heavily dependent on vast amounts of data originating with 3rd parties outside of its control.

Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management System (TMS)?

Talking Logistics

Transportation cost savings is usually cited as the number one reason companies invest in a transportation management system (TMS), but does the value go beyond that? Those are the main questions I discussed with Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes Systems Group , during a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Transportation benchmark studies. and “What is your management’s attitude toward transportation management?”

This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, this week’s supply chain and logistics news, which was dominated by transportation-related items: Are Imports Moving to the East Coast? Robinson and the Boston Consulting Group published a research report on the potential impact the Panama Canal expansion could have on logistics strategies and operations (watch my conversation with two of the authors in a recent episode of Talking Logistics ). My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 19-23, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Driverless vehicles, drones, and 3D printing — three emerging technologies that will ultimately impact supply chain and logistics processes — are the top headlines this week. PTV Group acquires DPS International Ltd. Mergers/Acquisitions Regulations Supply Chain Technology Trends Transportation Management 3D printing CTSI-Global DPS International driverless cars drones FAA FedEx PTV Group UPS

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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back here on Earth, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Nikola One Hydrogen-Electric Truck Revealed. Truckers applaud move to revert to pre-2013 Hours of Service regulations (Logistics Management). billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters). E-Commerce Fueled Logistics Hiring in November (WSJ – sub. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. The Colorado Transportation Department and infrastructure developer Aecom Inc.

The Convergence of Logistics and Commerce (and Social Networking Too)

Talking Logistics

According to the article: Symphony, which helps companies like Gatorade and Hershey’s manage their web business, is doubling down on its logistics services [emphasis mine], by helping these brands enable faster shipping. Yes, Symphony, a company that started out as a software company enabling the front-end of the e-commerce process, is now a third-party logistics provider (3PL) too. For related commentary, see Do Facebook and Twitter Need a Logistics Strategy?

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. Robinson Reports 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results TPG Capital to sell Transporeon Group to Hg BluJay Hires Andrew Kirkwood as Chief Executive Officer Tool Company Claims IPS Worldwide ‘Misappropriated’ Millions (WSJ – sub. Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers.

Dedicated Fleet: A Growing Piece of the Transportation Puzzle

Talking Logistics

A month earlier, in a post titled “ What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? ,” I highlighted how leading carriers like JB Hunt and Swift Transportation were prioritizing intermodal, dedicated, and brokerage services over generic truckload services. Fast forward to today and the puzzle pieces of transportation are still changing. Over the next two years [Celadon Group Inc.] Hunt Transport Services Inc., Swift Transportation Co.

Second Annual GLOBE Awards Honor Excellence in Transportation Logistics

Supply Chain Collaborator

Awards Program Sponsored by UltraShipTMS Honors Transportation Excellence at Tyson Foods, Omnimax and Castellini Group. February 4, 2019 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Renowned provider of transportation logistics management software platform UltraShipTMS is proud to announce the recipients of their annual GLOBE awards. This year’s GLOBE Award honorees include leading protein producer, Tyson Foods in the category of “Logistics Management Leadership Award”.

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Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00 in Labor Savings Per Shipment: Automated booking improves productivity and quality of logistics team’s activities. in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates. in C2C Improvements Per Shipment: Automated shipment confirmations from logistics service providers (LSPs) reduces Days of Inventory by speeding up PGI.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team raised $58,706 this season — a new record! Robinson , Descartes Systems Group , MercuryGate , Transplace , Opus9 , Paragon , and TranzAct Technologies. Simply put, without your support, this audacious dream I had three years ago to form a logistics cycling team to support JDRF wouldn’t have come true. XPO Logistics Announces Four New Technology Initiatives for Less-Than-Truckload Optimization.

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

As explained by the Boston Consulting Group , supply chain leaders should gather all stakeholders from an organization. Alternatively, managers may want to implement big data in areas that would not necessarily require much change management, such as the actual transportation of goods and products after leaving the facility. LinkedIn The post How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy? Data Supply Chain Transportation

Best Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

I have listed the best logistics websites for 2013. Below is a link to the specific logistics website, along with a brief summary. Logistics Management is wonderful resource for logistics professionals. Logistics management provides their top notch content in online and print versions. Logistics Viewpoints is great logistics website run by logistics professionals, Adrian Gonzalez and Steve Banker. What are your favorite logistics websites?

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Why Walmart Shoppers are Finding More Items ‘Out of Stock’ (WSJ – sub. Lanehub Adds Backhaul Assist to Collaborative Transportation Network.

6 Benefits of Applying Useable Data in Logistics For Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

We continue our series on strategic shipping by going into detail of the 10 main areas that shippers can turn to in order to have a strategic logistics and transportation management mindset. Today we will go into detail on using the available data created in the processing of shipments within transportation management and other related logistics management for continuous improvement. . Cleaning Data in Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (March 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

And with a hip shake and a step, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to start air delivery network with leasing deal ( Reuters ). January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The duration of the leases will be five to seven years, lessor Air Transport Services Group Inc said. Note: JDA Software is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (May 18-22, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. House signs off on two-month extension for surface transportation funding (Logistics Management). The post This Week in Logistics News (May 18-22, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. A 2017 Global Sourcing study from American Shipper magazine found that 58% of shippers said their highest concern today is rising transportation costs.

First Annual UltraShipTMS GLOBE Awards Honor Excellence in Transportation Logistics

Supply Chain Collaborator

New Awards Program Sponsored by UltraShipTMS Honors Transportation Excellence at Castellini Group, Giorgio Foods and Burns Logistics, Inc. January 18, 2018 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Burgeoning supply chain logistics software solution provider, UltraShipTMS is proud to announce the launch of an annual awards program designed to recognize excellence in the utilization and promotion of leading edge technologies supporting effective transportation planning, execution and management.

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Women in Logistics: Leading Top-Level Supply Chain and Logistics Operations

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Nicole Lewis who talks about embracing the idea of women in logistics for top-level talent. When a young lady turns into grown up, and it is time to make a decision about a future career, how many parents will consider the logistic profession as a good choice? Why are there still leftovers of prejudices, which prevent smart women from becoming a highly appreciated specialist in the logistic industry? Why work in logistics? .

Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first. Two months ago I had gone from being an Assistant Athletic Director/Strength Coach to a sales rep in the transportation world. For those of you who are just starting out in transportation or for those who remember, this industry can be very overwhelming. It takes time to understand how the transportation regulations we have today came about.