How Do You Turn Supply Chain Data Into Actionable Information?

Logility

So how do you turn that data into actionable information? For instance, a modern report for a manufacturer might display all the data about transportation providers as usable information, in a scorecard format.

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The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

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The Transportation Execution and Visibility Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

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? If you haven’t realized it already, you’re in the information-handling business as much as you’re in the freight-handling business,” said Tom McLeod, President and Founder of McLeod Software.

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. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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. So when I started to think about planning processes in the context of IoT, I was wondering if we can conquer those two old enemies of planning effectiveness: information deficiency and information latency. Will IoT design enable us to get demand signals from the products and sensory information from the entire set of physical infrastructure for planning?

Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Our vision at TRAMES, is to reduce global trade barriers through digitalizing international freight and transportation. emails, text, physical documents) has resulted in delays and potentially inaccurate or misconstrued information. What TRAMES Aims to Tackle.

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.

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 Benefits of Providing Tracking Information to Your Customers!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? As a business, providing tracking information is a healthy practice that has numerous benefits both for your company and your customers. Providing tracking information is one of the best ways you can show this. Providing tracking information can ease those worries since they will be able to check the exact location of the parcel and be well-informed of delays, should it happen.

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.

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. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017. Capacity Crunch Transportation transportation capacity

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.

Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Especially where multi-modal transport is necessary, and where dynamic decision making is required for the routing of goods in-transit. Information and data are the foundation of insight. More visibility and transparency aid `green decision making` on transport choices and routings.

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Transportation Innovation For a Future-Proof Supply Chain

PINC

Supply chain experts and software leaders converge to discuss the current transportation environment and provide valuable tips on what companies should be doing now to get ready for what’s coming next. . However, besides the pandemic, logistics and transportation in general are ongoing challenges and still present a lot of other risks, including: Consumers are behaving differently. Increasing demand for transportation. Information sharing in transportation is very critical.”.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

TMS (Transport Management System) is one such automation that is helping manage and automate the operations by providing visibility into the transportation activities. The post Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful appeared first on 20Cube Logistics.

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.

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

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 — whether it’s looking at their inbound, outbound, and inter-facility moves separately, or taking a fragmented, mode-by-mode approach to procurement. The post A Portfolio Management Approach to Transportation Optimization appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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 In late February, LeanLogistics introduced LeanGlobal , a new TMS module that facilitates ocean freight transportation (see my comments at the time), and last week the company announced LeanFleet , a tool designed to streamline fleet planning and execution.

[e-Book] Big Data In The Supply Chain & Transportation Industry

Cerasis

We invite you to download the all new Cerasis e-book "Big Data In The Supply Chain & Transportation Industry." How do supply chain & transportation leaders get started in collecting & using Big Data? What is the impact of Big Data on the Supply Chain & Transportation Industries? Supply chain & transportation industry leaders have access to more information today than ever before in history.

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. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Why Transportation Optimization Must Include Technology & Solutions

Intelligent Audit

The key to better logistics is a streamlined system that utilizes business intelligence and processes that yield transportation optimization. The Challenges of Limited Transportation Technology and Data. Less information means more opportunity for mistakes and missed opportunities.

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.

The Power of Information in International Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Just how critical is a company’s ability to properly collect and correctly analyze information in an ever-expanding global logistics market? Given the myriad of unique regulations and countless other considerations involved in moving goods from Country A to Country B, the depth and quality of your information makes the difference between profitability and the kind […]. Global Trade Global Trade Management Solutions Guest Commentary Logistics Service Providers Transportation

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

Cerasis

In the age of e-commerce, maintaining the status quo will result in failure, disgruntled customers and added expenses, but shippers that leverage 3PL resources to apply transportation management best practices for e-commerce , as listed below, can navigate the issues that arise in e-commerce and achieve sustained profitability. As a result, shippers must understand the transportation management challenges in e-commerce. Keep customers informed of available inventory.

Blockchain & Transportation Management: How Will the Ledger Technology Impact Shippers?

Cerasis

The promise of an incorruptible ledger for use in transportation management will reduce inefficiencies and create opportunities in supply chains. With the potential blockchain growing with the interest of software giants, more supply chains are turning to blockchain & transportation management with open arms. This results in higher costs of implementation and delays in effective transportation management using new technologies. Blockchain Transportation Management

TMS Data: What Should a Transportation Management System Track?

Cerasis

The right application and aggregation of TMS data empower shippers with the information necessary to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility, understand freight costs, and plan for changes in demand. The post TMS Data: What Should a Transportation Management System Track? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Implementing a TMS opens the door to new insights and advanced reporting capabilities.

Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. And if that isn’t enough to create a bias, maybe these well-known facts will: transportation costs represent the biggest slice of the supply chain cost pie (nearly 60 percent of every supply chain dollar is spent on transportation), and transportation costs can represent 3-12 percent of revenue or more depending on the product type and industry.

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

Cerasis

This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. The slowest demand for 3pl services will be in outsourcing transportation management, Armstrong stated.

3 Requirements for Meaningful & Useful Data in Transportation & Business

Cerasis

As data in transportation becomes more abundant and readily available, the question of “ What data is available ?” If it is difficult to navigate, sort, or understand it is still relatively useless information. Another consideration on usefulness is whether or not the specific information extracted from the data is useful to your organization specifically. Business Advice Technology Transportation

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

International Transportation: Where Many Companies Fall Short

Talking Logistics

When it comes to managing global supply chains, international transportation is where the rubber meets the road. But as many companies quickly find out, managing international transportation is very different from managing domestic transportation. I discussed the risks and complexities of international transportation in a recent episode of Talking Logistics with Russ Romine, VP of Global Transportation Services at LEGACY Supply Chain Services (a Talking Logistics sponsor).

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. . But nearly all of these processes revolve around a few common factors, reports DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation, and you need to understand what they mean for the supply chain and transportation industries. . In other words, selecting the best way to consolidate, mix and transport products can help attain a goal of $0 shipping in the eyes of consumers. .

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. The Key to visibility lies in asset and shipment tracking, and new systems, including transportation management systems (TMS) , must be able to handle the increased level of services and frequency found in last mile delivery as e-commerce grows. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?