How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. 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. Staying attentive to the market.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. In part two, Chuck focuses on how to draft your terms and conditions. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. Consider your use of websites, how often have you read the terms of use? How to Begin Your Terms.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? Those are some of the questions I posed to Geoff Milsom, Senior Director at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. This is usually a three to six month process and may be part of a larger corporate strategy or transformation process that it has to plug into.

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 1)

Jaggaer

JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. . Procurement Trends in Manufacturing. How are they impacting the procurement organization and proficiency? I believe disrupters are going to dominate the world.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Getting the raw materials needed to maintain production is one of the most important parts of the whole supply chain. If raw materials are unavailable, all subsequent processes are affected, which may result in increased costs to consumers and the respective companies as well. However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. Consider Cyber Security Concerns in the Procurement Supply Chain.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? How do we monitor what our customers feel about us?

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

In a standard supply chain process, it has been observed by the economists the rising concern on climate change and growing pressure on the firms to decrease the carbon footprint. How can companies enable Green Logistics?

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us. According to DAT Solutions, the average length of a truckload delivery is between 600 and 700 miles. It would take roughly a day and a half to complete a truckload shipment of this length.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us. According to DAT Solutions, the average length of a truckload delivery is between 600 and 700 miles. It would take roughly a day and a half to complete a truckload shipment of this length.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. The potential opportunity to convert a significant portion of operating costs from fixed to variable. This begets the need to set the overall strategy for the divestment by way of an exercise, called “capability scoping.”

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How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

The economy is continuing to regain momentum. But these positive developments are beginning to be overshadowed by concerns about the ongoing driver shortage: CNN has reported there are currently 30,000 open slots for drivers. Estimates are that carriers will need to hire 100,000 drivers annually in the. coming years to keep pace with demand. To increase driver retention rates, more and more carriers are dedicating themselves to accommodating driver concerns.

How to Shift Your Logistics Management for Omnichannel Selling

AFFLINK

Omnichannel selling is an approach to retail sales that is designed to give the customer seamless brand experiences, whether they’re making a purchase online, over the phone, or inside a store. Here's a closer look at omnichannel sales and how businesses can take this next step.

How to Become a Supply Chain Jedi

BluJay Solutions

In a recent article in Industrial Distribution I drew some parallels between the logistics realm and Star Wars – and explained how supply chain managers are the true Jedi of the supply chain galaxy. Jedi Know How to Choose the Right Software.

What Is the Impact of Big Data in the Transportation & Supply Chain Industries?

Cerasis

This graphic shows the true scope of impact of big data in the Transportation, SupplyChain & Logistics industries. . Take a moment to study the following graphic: It demonstrates how complex selecting the appropriate route for a given shipment can be.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement.

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. The Importance of Indirect Procurement! Subscribe Here!

How to Fix the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

Elementum

This is a follow-up piece to our previous post, 4 reasons for the supply chain talent shortage. Professor Richard Wilding spoke about a board game he developed with several companies, which focuses on educating young children about logistics and transportation.

How to Differentiate a Global TMS

TMC

How to Differentiate a Globe-Spanning TMS.Connect. What does a global transportation management system (TMS) look like? It’s a question you might be asking as the technology continues to gain ground in the logistics industry. This post is credited to Jason Chamberlain.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. Try to recognize all of your wastes. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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How to Become a Supply Chain Jedi

BluJay Solutions

In a recent article in Industrial Distribution I drew some parallels between the logistics realm and Star Wars – and explained how supply chain managers are the true Jedi of the supply chain galaxy. Jedi Know How to Choose the Right Software.

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. And, what are some of the key factors retailers need to consider when developing their transportation plans? That’s not going to work.

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

Cerasis

Unfortunately, this may lead some supply chain managers or executives to simply avoid the topic until a more cohesive understanding of its possibilities can be made. Yet the majority of companies have not defined a big data strategy, and others are barely starting to notice. . �.

Defining and Implementing an Effective Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

In the first episode of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence, Chris Timmer of LeanLogistics (a Talking Logistics sponsor) outlined the attributes of a strong transportation management foundation and how to build it. Transportation strategy is the second component, and that’s focused on positioning transportation to support your supply chain strategy (i.e.,

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

Outsourcing various parts of your company to other businesses that specialize in those areas has long been a solution that can give you excellent results. Here at Cerasis, we understand that it isn't easy to turn over a major part of your company to the hands of someone else. This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Don’t know where to start?

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016. URL: sapinsiderevents.wispubs.com/2016/Vienna/SCM-PLM-MFG-Procurement-CRM/. Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016, sponsored by SAP, is the most important educational event of the year for organizations using SCM, PLM, manufacturing, and procurement solutions to fortify their business operations and infrastructure with proven methodologies and measurable, value-driven results.

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The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. I encourage you to scroll through the main four categories blogs or the Cerasis blog in general so you can catch some great content. If you would like to contribute to our blog, which now boasts over 124,o00 readers, let us know by emailing us at info@cerasis.com or saying so in the comments below. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far.

How to Fix the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

Elementum

This is a follow-up piece to our previous post, 4 reasons for the supply chain talent shortage. Professor Richard Wilding spoke about a board game he developed with several companies, which focuses on educating young children about logistics and transportation.

Change the Game: Take a Portfolio Management Approach to Transportation Optimization

Talking Logistics

The quest for transportation cost savings and service improvement is never ending, but many companies still take a fragmented approach to analyzing and optimizing their transportation operations. According to Brooks: Companies often make the mistake of thinking “I can’t afford 6 months or 9 months to do this transportation optimization project, so I’m going to try do it fast.

How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

However, there are risks involved in the demand-driven approach and for many companies, their presence creates a reluctance to shift from conventional, but increasingly outmoded forecast-based planning. “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” The risks attached to DDSC can be managed and minimized just like any other. “We do not use the forecast to drive our transactions.

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How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage | C.H. With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. Use freight attributes to get the service you want.

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Supply Chain Career Changes – How to Get In, Get On, and Get What You Want

Logistics Bureau

The role of supply chain workers, simply put, is to contribute to or manage the process of producing the right amount of the right goods and getting them to the end-customer at the right time, ensuring customer satisfaction while being profitable.

How to Avoid Tunnel Vision when Buying a Parcel Solution

BluJay Solutions

You’ve got a number of solution providers [and wannabe solution providers] to consider. You’ve got numerous carriers and their different rules and rates to think about. And when you throw in the ever-changing e-commerce landscape – and the mercurial whims of demanding consumers – it’s enough to make your head spin. Unfortunately companies often make the tricky procurement process even trickier by approaching it with a narrow focus. Want to learn more?

How to Avoid Tunnel Vision when Buying a Parcel Solution

BluJay Solutions

You’ve got a number of solution providers [and wannabe solution providers] to consider. You’ve got numerous carriers and their different rules and rates to think about. And when you throw in the ever-changing e-commerce landscape – and the mercurial whims of demanding consumers – it’s enough to make your head spin. Unfortunately companies often make the tricky procurement process even trickier by approaching it with a narrow focus. Want to learn more?