Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Is there a greater need for supply chain research today than in the past, and if so, why? Robinson , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics titled, “ When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research.” Here’s a snippet of Steve’s response: What we’ve seen over the years is transportation, logistics, and supply chain moving from being back-office, required functions to being very strategic.

Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?

Talking Logistics

Research shows that of all “favored shipper” qualities, longer dwell times result in higher transportation costs. Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. The conclusion: there is a strong link between transportation rates paid and dwell times over 2 hours, as the table nearby shows. Favored shipper characteristics are likely to have a lagging effect on transportation costs.

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7 Ways to Reduce Carrier Detention Fees and How Digital Yard Management Can Help

PINC

Robinson and Iowa State University, favored shippers are receiving better pricing and service. truckload carriers and quantitatively measure the effects of “favored shipper” characteristics on transportation costs.

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Driverless Trucks, China, COVID and the Future of the Supply Chain

Turvo

A consultant, a tech wizard, a VP at a large Transportation company, and an ex-freight broker turned, a strategic sourcing specialist, turned HR consultant, mother of 3, trying to navigate her next career phase. Interestingly, we all had significant experience in the freight, logistics, sourcing, and supply chain world. How would sourcing and transportation patterns change if manufacturing shifted away from China? Supply Chain Digitization

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. Labels and Supplies. A compliant barcode is just the first step to supply chain compliance.

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs? Those familiar with transportation know that month-end or quarter-end freight surges commonly occur, maybe in your company, or maybe in other organizations, and that your routing guide may not work as well as it usually does at those times. The post Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates appeared first on Transportfolio.

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Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models. As a result of the sudden explosion in the need for this sand, which has a very specific quality characteristic that is required, the entire transportation landscape is changing, wiht increased pressure on railroads and highways never seen before. Analytics Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management

TMC

The changing competitive landscape in trucking is focusing more attention on the role of drivers in the management of supply chains. Companies continuously strive to optimize their freight operations by, for example, improving supply chain visibility, choosing simple or multi-stop delivery configurations, instituting pooling arrangements, and developing complementary crossdock facilities.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation. Knowing these timelines is crucial to supply chain planning.

Why a Community?

Supply Chain Insights

I have envisioned a community where supply chain professionals could network freely and globally. My dream was to build a place that combines the best of the virtual communities of Linkedin, Facebook, Craigslist, FourSquare and Yelp and roll it into a business-to-business social community that is specially designed for the supply chain leader. It is designed for all supply chain leaders around the world. Why a Social Community for Supply Chain Leaders?

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Market Updates and Favored Shippers: 2015 Transportfolio Recap

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It was an exciting year in the supply chain industry, and our Transportfolio ® blog has followed the action every step of the way. From surface transportation to global forwarding, our posts aim to fill you in on the topics that matter most. We teamed up with researchers from Iowa State University to find answers. Visit Connect for timely posts on supply chain and technology topics.

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Is Your Routing Guide Ready for a Tune Up?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whether it’s your supply chain or your car, regular “maintenance” can keep things running smoothly and save you money. Your routing guide allows you to rely on pre-determined carriers and rates—keeping all the pieces of your supply chain running smoothly. While a lack of regular procurement events may not shut down your entire supply chain, it can certainly keep things from running smoothly and lead to additional expenses.

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How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. Whether your supply chain’s seasonal surge is now or not for several more months, your execution strategy has a big part to play—perhaps bigger than you realized. We understand that getting your products to customers is likely your top supply chain priority. Freight Services Uncategorized Supply Chain

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Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Iowa State University research uncovered a direct correlation between dwell time and the end price paid for a shipment. If that is the case for your business, then you may need to accept higher rates and adjust your transportation budget accordingly to deal with the changing market. Carriers Over the Road Supply Chain Carrier ShipperPreparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today | Transportfolio. The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon.

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One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

Much of the food waste produced around the world can be traced back to inconsistencies in the supply chain: inventories aren’t recorded, suppliers aren’t informed, and quality isn’t taken into account. The Cold Chain Conundrum. Blockchain offers a decentralized and immutable ledger that can be accessed by any party operating in a given supply chain. From the wholesale manufacturers in Iowa to the farmers in Bangladesh, change is coming.

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Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Like many of its peers, Menards has special requirements to successfully bring product into its supply chain without incurring additional costs. We work with customers to manage their retail orders to create cost-reduction and performance-enhancing supply chain strategies.

What Makes an Effective OS&D Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

white paper that was based on research conducted by Iowa State University in conjunction with C.H. In the white paper, the researchers measured which characteristics make an impact on transportation costs for “favored shippers.” In the process of unloading the freight, the dock workers notice that one pallet shifted during transportation and appears nearly ready to fall over. Carriers Reverse Logistics Supply Chain OS&D

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware. If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. Transportation could be impacted in Illinois. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has let the state’s stay-at-home order expire on May 1. Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. Shippers could face some supply chain difficulty in Maryland.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . Iowa . Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has let the state’s stay-at-home order expire on May 1. Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. . Shippers should check with individual supply chain partners to see if they are online. . If shipping to or from Kentucky, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. .

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. Iowa. #37. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Logistics Region: North America Article Type: Features & Opinion Publish as a report

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. By Helen Armstong (Supply Chain Movement). It consolidated Cargill’s global animal feed production and strengthened its internal supply chain capacity for food production and processing. It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. What is your responsibility regarding the supply chain?

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

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