The Answer Isn’t More Truck Drivers – It’s More Information

Talking Logistics

Rather than harping on needing more trucks and drivers, a new approach needs to be taken to determine a solution for the existing problems; the industry needs better information to better utilize existing trucks and drivers. It’s not a driver problem…it’s an information problem.

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Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

At the recent McLeod Software User Conference , however, I delivered a keynote address to over 1,000 attendees, and most of them were carriers and transportation service providers. How do you plan for the future of transportation?

Supply Chain Matters at Oracle Open World 2015- Reflection on the Importance of Accurate Information

Supply Chain Matters

Oracle Predictive Analytics Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Business Intelligence Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics #oow15 importance of accurate information in supply chain management Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog Oracle Open World 2015 blog commentary Oracle OTM Cloud Oracle Value Chain Planning software Supply chain Matters blog

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Published by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) to adjust contract rates for fuel surcharges, this rate plays an important role in trucking. Department of Transportation and future rulemaking. Department of Transportation (U.S.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

stock, and the ability to transport goods on. simply seeing information in one place, aggregating data from multiple sources. this kind of information to make. information; we?re the transportation space, you see a. if a person is relying on this information to.

4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience

Talking Logistics

Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: One of the 4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience is Portfolio Strategy. The second pillar is Transportation Strategies. The second pillar is Transportation Strategies.

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. What impact are these technologies having on transportation managed services? Several years ago, I wrote about how the worlds of technology, managed services and consulting were converging , particularly in transportation management.

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. Disruption of Transportation Industry.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

A Portfolio Management Approach to Transportation Optimization

Talking Logistics

A more effective practice is to take a “portfolio management” approach to transportation analysis and optimization, which provides deeper insights into what’s really happening in your transportation network and unlocks greater opportunities for cost savings and continuous improvement.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

activities involved in the transport of that inventory. third-party providers who have traditionally withheld that information. information, and latencies that lead to complications and process. can distill and map information from vast data pools when visualizations.

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning?

Kinaxis

More and more sensors are getting embedded in the “things” and leading to an explosion of information availability. Will IoT design enable us to get demand signals from the products and sensory information from the entire set of physical infrastructure for planning?

Parcel Shipping Dynamics are Moving Far More Quickly- Stay Informed and Seek Added Intelligence

Supply Chain Matters

For the past 6 months, Supply Chain Matters has advised our readers that structural disruption is underway regarding online and B2B small parcel transportation and logistics, and supply chain and procurement teams, particularly those residing in retail or in small to medium sized businesses need to be prepared for the implications.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

An example, when the transport team says a shipment has arrived at port, the. chain design, procurement, and transportation with greater precision and will. Organizations must create standards and procedures for entering information.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

Talking Logistics

How can we convert greater visibility into sustainable business value, especially in light of today’s increasing transportation costs and more demanding customer expectations? I have to know where the order is in the order management process; where it is in the warehousing process; where it is in the physical transport process. Perhaps it requires multiple carriers and modes of transportation.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management

Cerasis

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation

Talking Logistics

Building a strong transportation management foundation is a critical pre-requisite for companies to execute their supply chain strategies and achieve their growth and financial objectives. In this first episode of an educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence, Chris Timmer from LeanLogistics outlines the attributes of a strong transportation management foundation and how to build it.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

The state of information in the global supply chain is a barrier. foundation-level data analysis is exhaustive data cleansing to harmonize information and place. transport. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions. in Predictive Logistics ClearMetal Inc.

Editor’s Pick: How the Best Transportation Operations Build Loyal and Happy Customers

Talking Logistics

This post from project44’s blog shares insights from Joe Delussey, Target’s Director of Logistics, on how transportation operations can build loyal and happy customers. Organizations are searching for the best internal strategies as transportation shifts from a cost center into a viable area to drive customer experience. The post Editor’s Pick: How the Best Transportation Operations Build Loyal and Happy Customers appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Social media helps, too, by allowing you to access information on suppliers of raw materials and services that you won’t find anywhere else. Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00

Control Tower Visibility: Delivering Value in Transportation [Video]

Talking Logistics

Nestle: Why is having timely and accurate supply chain visibility, especially around transportation, more important than ever for companies like Nestle? Mark McEntire, Sr.

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6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Cerasis

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. A company can look at that information to trim costs, using it to isolate where and when assets spoil or get lost. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. The blockchain isn’t wildly popular in transportation management yet.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

A Transportation Network is Your Pit Crew

Talking Logistics

You’ve developed a well thought out transportation plan that supports your supply chain. You’ve conducted a transportation procurement event and have agreements in place with carrier partners to provide the type of capacity you need, where and when you need it. You’ve communicated the final transportation plan and carrier strategy to your internal and external constituents, and have made essential business process changes to ensure successful execution.

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018

Cerasis

Transportation management will evolve dramatically in 2018. In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained by James Jaillet of Overdrive Online , will demand newer, faster and more efficient transportation management systems (TMS). Fortunately, shippers can prepare for increasing prices by understanding these 5 top transportation management trends. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.” A strategic assessment or solution design is an exercise that helps define the current state of a transportation operation.

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the Food Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

If I’m a transportation or logistics executive at a food company and I have five minutes with the CEO and CFO of my company to make a case for implementing a TMS, what should I emphasize?

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The Building Blocks of Transportation Visibility

PLS Logistics

In order to do this, however, a business must have enterprise-wide infrastructure for information gathering. Big Data Visibility TMS Transportation Solutions

Last-Mile Delivery: The Next Battleground in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Jeremy Becker, Senior Manager Supply Chain Consulting at Transplace addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is last-mile delivery? How is this segment of the transportation market different from the others?

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Transportation management technology evolved throughout 2016. The IoT Became a Core Concept in Transportation Management Technology. Increasing urban mobility and accessibility of shipment routes are driving forces of IoT use in transportation management technology.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. These tips include how you yourself can better manage your transportation department and maximize resources.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.