Re-valuating The Supply Chain: Transportation Execution Driven By Innovation In Uncertain Times.

PINC

With billions of moving parts, and impacted by the convergence of a global pandemic and economic downturn, the trucking industry is in the process of shaking off these negative impacts with the help of innovative technologies. What are the key transportation and trucking challenges?

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.”.

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Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain , asking if it was the most innovative in the world. What was formerly known as Amazon Prime Air, Amazon Air is a cargo airline operating exclusively to transport Amazon packages.

Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation

GlobalTranz

The post Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The typical peak season supply chain presents its own set of challenges yearly. However, this peak season is one never seen before.

SCLA – Transportation Innovation, Customer Experience and Growth

Descartes

It was my first year attending, and I was struck by the collaborative culture of learning and innovation among companies and competitors. My participation was in the transportation area, and I have summarized the event to help share the insights I took from the event A couple of weeks ago SCLA (Supply Chain Leaders in Action) held its annual conference in Fort Meyers, Florida.

[PODCAST] Case Study: How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs

GlobalTranz

Listen to “Case Study_How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs” on Spreaker. The post [PODCAST] Case Study: How Freight Tech Innovation Provided Efficiency & Reduced Freight Costs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation

CHAINalytics

Our inclusion in this year’s list is another testament to the … The post Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation appeared first on Chainalytics. Press Release Transportation Award Chainalytics freight sourcing ocean procurement sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

Struggling to innovate

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics service providers seem to be struggling to innovate, despite the thriving economy. Brexit and the threat of escalating trade wars), but with the current economic wind in their sails logistics service providers should be in a strong position to innovate. Furthermore, a new collective labour agreement means that wages for road transport – which accounts for roughly half of the total operating costs – will rise by 5% this year.

Transportation Trends: The Rise of Digital Freight Matching

PINC

technology transportation innovation digital supply chain digital freight matchingAs shippers continue to face challenges like the truck driver shortage, capacity crunches, and rising freight costs, digital freight matching helps to fill the gap between the nation’s independent carriers and the companies that rely on them.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

GlobalTranz

The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics. Innovative technology to consider is the use of a learning management system to train warehouse operators regularly. As more advanced technology is introduced for the warehousing and logistics sectors, it is up to warehouse managers and firms to stay updated on the latest innovations.

[Podcast] The Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation Networks

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, I was a guest on Manhattan Associates’ Nucleus of Innovation, a retail and supply chain podcast series “where we tackle some of the most important topics in the industry and learn how leaders are managing their supply chain challenges every day.”

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

GlobalTranz

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.

3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

GlobalTranz

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community. Ultimately, innovation becomes a priority as its priorities align with the needs of IT departments and the overall business. Innovation For IT Departments.

[Video] Making A Difference: Transportation Insight

Talking Logistics

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation. Read more [Video] Making A Difference: Transportation Insight.

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Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. A China locker company has developed an innovative technology that will have AGV or drones place parcel packages in lockers. One of the key topics Tompkins presented was an update on developments of self-driving technologies.

Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

”[1] He believes all of these innovations are good things. “More than any other time in history,” he concludes, “technology and innovation are here to make it happen.” ” E-commerce and logistics innovation. As modes of transportation improved and supply chains extended, logistics got more complicated and complex. What they don’t see is the frenzy, innovations, and hard work involved in getting those packages to the door.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

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

GlobalTranz

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. Some additional immediate needs should be self-explanatory: Highway safety innovations.

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

GlobalTranz

At least 18 companies globally are racing to get ahead in the driverless car market, which promises to radically transform transportation. Driverless vehicles are currently being used across a wide range of industries for a variety of government, commercial and consumer applications, including military minesweeping, Mars robot explorations, farming with self-driving tractors, automatic lawnmowers, parking assistant systems and public transportation pods.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

GlobalTranz

Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. However, several innovative companies are challenging this norm. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable. At Spendrix , we’re big fans of these advancements in transportation technology. Technology Transportation transportation technology

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA Quintiq

Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple, talked about the ways in which companies could think about new methods of driving innovation. She explained how improvements in Quintiq’s core product, such as an increase in new capabilities like predictive analytics and task assignment optimization are moving into products like Public Transport Planner (PTP) and Workforce Planner (WP).

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

GlobalTranz

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.

Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments

GlobalTranz

Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S. The post Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking. In fact, 72% of all shipments in the United States travel on truck trailers.

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How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

GlobalTranz

Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF. In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025. What Is National Network for Manufacturing Innovation?

Reimagining How You Purchase Transportation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Companies want and expect innovation from their 3PLs, and as one of the world’s largest logistics platforms we’re focused on continuing to deliver new and innovative technology built by and for supply chain experts.

Supply Chain Innovation: Responding to Change While Keeping An Eye On Fundamentals

GlobalTranz

Supply chain innovation and change are the driving forces behind today's modern supply chain, and, according to Nye Longman of Supply Chain Management , the rate of change isn't going too slow. However, new trends in technology, process automation, and better customer-relationship management tools are essential in responding to innovation and change. Defining Supply Chain Innovation. Merriam-Webste r defines innovation as follows: An idea, method, or device.

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

GlobalTranz

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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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.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The post Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful appeared first on 20Cube Logistics.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, transportation costs can be astronomical if not managed appropriately. In terms of industry value, a 2014 Deloitte study highlighted two major areas of influence for 3D printing in automotive applications: as a source of product innovation and as a driver of supply chain transformation. 3D printing provides a number of benefits to the supply chain including lower transportation and inventory costs. By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

GlobalTranz

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. For example, smaller items may become jostled during transport and broken. Freight LTL Transportation Management shipping freight

BluJay Continues Momentum with Focus on Customers, Growth, and Innovation

BluJay Solutions

Customer engagement: A customer-first commitment drives BluJay’s focus on innovation and delivering excellence to meet customers’ business needs and priorities. Innovations in Data, Networks, and Applications (DNA). Company marks four years since introducing the BluJay Solutions brand.

Trends and Capabilities for Advanced Transportation Analytics

Intelligent Audit

Advanced transportation analytics has great value for both shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs). According to Gartner , “Transportation leaders need to gather, analyze and apply data to drive effective supply chain decisions that in turn, will help manage costs.

7 innovative warehouse technologies to scale business

6 River Systems

Different factors are accelerating the adoption of new innovative technology in warehouses. Let us get to know some of the innovative warehouse technologies available to scale businesses. The post 7 innovative warehouse technologies to scale business appeared first on 6 River Systems.