Transportation vs Logistics with Marty Wadle

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation vs Logistics with Marty Wadle. Marty Wadle and Joe Lynch discuss transportation vs logistics. Marty earned a Bachelor degree in Transportation and Logistics from the College of Business at Iowa State University. About Ruan Transportation.

Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

They can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS). Or they can outsource transportation planning and execution to a 3PL that provides managed transportation services (MTS). Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMS

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When to Switch From In-House to Managed Logistics Transportation Services

GlobalTranz

The supply chain is evolving, and the standards used for managed logistics transportation services today are more data- and technology-driven than those of the past. Indicator 1: It’s Difficult to Track Your Inventory From Suppliers Through Final Mile.

Editor’s Choice: When to Switch From In-House to Managed Logistics Transportation Services

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from GlobalTranz and looks at the difficult decision of transitioning in-house logistics to managed services. The supply chain is evolving, and the standards used for managed logistics transportation services today are more data- and technology-driven than those of the past.

5 Transportation Management Optimization Practices

GlobalTranz

The world of logistics and managed transportation is continuously evolving. Transportation professionals are tasked with reducing costs while increasing customer satisfaction levels. Transportation Management Optimization #1: Shipment Pooling.

Transportation Metrics That Matter Most to Track and Improve Performance

GlobalTranz

Creating a data-driven supply chain tracking important transportation metrics helps shippers respond and adapt as quickly as possible to known and unknown events. Why Monitor Transportation Metrics. Which Transportation Metrics Should Shippers Track to Manage Transportation.

Transportation capacity dips further, prices keep surging

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity remains on a downward trajectory while prices and utilization are “increasing at an increasing rate,” according to a supply chain survey released Tuesday. The transportation capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index (LMI) increased 560 basis points to 40.5%

Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

GlobalTranz

Today we will talk about the flow of strategy as pertains to inventory flow and driving warehouse efficiency. Staying Strategic in the Warehouse with Better Inventory Flow. Throughout the entire order fulfillment process, companies have a duty to ensure optimum warehouse efficiency by appropriately controlling inventory flow. Warehouses should also consider implementing these best practices to ensure effective warehouse management and maintain control and flow of inventory.

Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Large swings in supply and demand for different product categories and changes in distribution patterns left logistics managers grappling with the biggest challenge of their careers. How machine learning is transforming logistics. How machine learning benefits your logistics network.

Transportation capacity ‘historically low’; prices ‘show no sign of slowing’

The Supply Chain Journal

The Logistics Managers’ Index stepped 2.3 The survey is designed to capture the rate of change in areas like transportation, inventory and warehousing. The tightness that has been observed in the logistics industry over the last nine months continued unabated in April 2021.”.

Transportation capacity tightens further in May

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity diminished further in May, according to a supply chain survey. The capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index fell 50 basis points from April to 32.7%, “indicating continued downward pressure,” the Tuesday report read.

What is Reverse Logistics?

GlobalTranz

What is reverse Logistics? Before we dive in the nuances of reverse logistics, otherwise known as return logistics, integration, let's briefly recap what reverse logistics is. Reverse logistics refers to all operations related to the reuse of products and materials.

What Are the Functions to Expect of Transportation Management Systems in Logistics?

Turvo

Transportation management systems (TMS) have transformed from a desirable perk to a critical necessity for continued growth and success within the supply chain management networks. The Top Functions of a Transportation Management System in Logistics Include Route Optimization.

What is Reverse Logistics and How Is It Different than Traditional Logistics?

GlobalTranz

Many people associate reverse logistics to simply cover returns, but it is much more broad than that. Meanwhile, reverse logistics is growing more complex. Regardless and most importantly, reverse logistics will always form a vital function of any supply chain.

Managing transportation in times of tight capacity and high rates

Logistics Trends and Insights

No matter the mode of transportation a shipper uses, the shipper is paying more for it, that is, when they can find space. As shippers move past COVID-19 related closures, inventory replenishment has become a focus.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices

Supply Chain Game Changer

Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Inventory Management Best Practices article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Use ABC Analysis to Categorize Your Inventory. Guest Blog Post Inventory Managemen

How Does Transportation Affect Logistics?

Abivin

Transportation is an inseparable component of logistics. While the sights of trucks and trains carrying products of a company or parked at a business facility are common, few people understand how much the economy depends on economic and reliable transport. What is transportation? Transportation is one of the largest industries in the world. Transportation is a key element in the logistic chain. Railways: Plays an important role in transportation.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

GlobalTranz

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

Barcoding and Inventory Management – the Ultimate Guide

Unleashed

In this guide to barcodes in inventory management: In order to apply barcodes to inventory management, it is important to understand the basics of the barcode system. Inventory management systems are generally set up to incorporate barcoding if that is what you require.

Lean Inventory: Using Lean Initiatives To Manage Inventory

GlobalTranz

What is Lean Inventory Management? More firms are implementing lean inventory management techniques to reduce costs, improve flexibility and have more time to focus on their customers. Lean supply chain and inventory management enable Small Medium Businesses (SMB) to improve efficiency and increase profits. What is Lean Inventory Management? Flow: Understand how inventory flows in your warehouse and apply Lean principle: 5S to clear any obstacles that do not add up.

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Will rising warehouse and inventory costs feed trucking demand?

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Logistics Managers Index – Inventory Levels, Warehouse Capacity SONAR : LMI.INVC, LMI.WHCP. Right now inventory costs are increasing as fast as they have since the index was created in 2016 with a record value of 84.58

Peak Season Inventory Management and Fulfillment Strategies

Intelligent Audit

Supply and demand are two sides of the same coin, the vital coin of inventory management supply chain analytics. Without adequate inventory and supply to go along with capacity and demand, supply chain management will struggle to keep pace during peak seasons.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. Fast, efficient transportation explains a great deal about why cities develop where they do. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

Inventory Management

LeanCor

Inventory management, network infrastructure, and labor deployment are all critical components necessary to meet this intense customer demand. Inventory Management Strategy. If we’re going to get inventory into consumer hands the same day they place the order, the inventory has to be 1) available and 2) less than 8 hours away. This requires us to push the boundaries of current inventory management practices, or hold lots of inventory network-wide.

Are the Capabilities of Transportation Management Systems Today Outdated?

Turvo

Understanding the capabilities of a transportation management system, or TMS, and its impact on the modern supply chain network requires a good understanding of these systems and what they entail. Align Your Tech Stack With a World-Class Collaborative Logistics Platform.

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. Transportation visibility.

Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season?

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Inventory Management Logistics Trends Omni-channel logistics Retail Transportation Management Systems COVID-19 peak seasonNote: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory. Inventory optimization can help overcome these errors to a large extent.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory. Inventory optimization can help overcome these errors to a large extent.

Editor’s Choice: What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from GlobalTranz and explores white glove services in transportation management. In logistics, not all shipments are equal. There are tiers for rates, mode, and freight class, but there’s another layer of logistics. appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Will rising warehouse and inventory costs feed trucking demand?

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Logistics Managers Index – Inventory Levels, Warehouse Capacity SONAR : LMI.INVC, LMI.WHCP. Right now inventory costs are increasing as fast as they have since the index was created in 2016 with a record value of 84.58

A&R Logistics unifies acquisitions under Quantix brand

The Supply Chain Journal

On Wednesday, the company announced it is retiring the individual company names, including A&R Logistics, Blue Water Plastic Transport, Plantgistix, First Choice Logistics, L.T. You may also like: Idelic provides A&R Logistics with ‘one-stop shop’ for driver management.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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 Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

Abivin

Transportation is an integral part of Logistics. In logistics, transportation can be defined as a function of planning, scheduling and controlling activities related to mode, vendor, and movement of inventory into and out of an organization. On average, traffic managers commit and manage over 60 percent of a firm’s total logistics spend. Either way, a manager should be aware that there are various forms of transportation can be used to move goods.