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TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

Talking Logistics

In practice, however, relatively few companies are using optimization technology, particularly in transportation. What factors are shifting transportation optimization from a “nice to have” to a “must have” capability? Why is transportation optimization key today? The underlying theme of these examples is that they induce more cost in transportation, and that leads to the need for optimization.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Use the form below to send us your information!

IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

Talking Logistics

Amazon’s disruptive effect has put two key strains on supply chain professionals: to ensure inventory availability across a broader network of distribution points, and get product to the consumer in days, if not less. In response to this growing complexity, companies moving goods around the world are embracing digital supply chain solutions, powered by new tracking technologies and data analytics. If you’re a global supply chain executive, you’ve got a challenging job.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Assuming these anticipated rate hikes occur, what impact will they have on inventory levels?

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Furthermore, by making the warehouse a retail centre in its own right, warehouses are getting a new lease of life as end-customer distribution outlets, whether or not just-in-time methods are being used. Transport optimisation considerations dictate that warehousing is used at the end-point of a transport system to amass enough products for a full load for the subsequent transport system.

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

Business Inventories. . While we are on the Commerce Department reports, let’s take a look at inventories, a key part of the GDP. The high levels of inventories held at the retail and wholesale levels are restraining the freight markets. . Retail Sales . .

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

Category winners were autos as dealers discounted heavily to clear their inventories. The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. .