5 Things to Look for When Vetting Logistics Transportation Services

GlobalTranz

As logistics continues to grow more lucrative to the customer experience, 3PLs are playing an increasing role in the supply chain. Vetting 3PLs and transportation management services providers is a complex topic and shippers may not know where to begin. Blog Logistics Transportation

The Cloud Technology Opportunity for Logistics Service Providers

Talking Logistics

Supply chain technology is becoming mission-critical for global companies. 86% of logistics service providers (LSPs) said their shippers increased outsourcing this year over last, according to a recent Capgemini survey. This requires IT investment in advanced supply chain technologies. Technologies in areas of Cloud, Supply Chain Visibility, Collaboration and Order Management are among those in high demand. It Takes a Platform.

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Carriers bet on Capacity-as-a-Service

The Supply Chain Journal

Over the past decade, as-a-service (aaS) business models have infiltrated supply chain actors in order to advance the industry to keep up with increasingly tech-focused lifestyles. They are no longer looking at it as advanced technology but table stakes needed to remain competitive.

The 5 Benefits of Hybrid SaaS TMS

GlobalTranz

New, innovative technology platforms have greatly sped the expansion and evolution of transportation as well as logistic solutions. Most notably are we seeing technology platforms that improve and simplify the users by means of integrating partners and using collected data. In today’s post, we talk about the 5 main benefits derived from the use of SaaS TMS and introduce what we call a Hybrid SaaS TMS. We call this SaaS TMS model Hybrid SaaS TMS.

Why You Should Embed Customer Service Metrics in Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Founder, sustainSCM and Director of Supply Chain and Customer Success Operations, Helix OpCo

Across industries, 81% of all customers attempt to take care of matters themselves before reaching out to a live representative. When there is so much information in customer feedback, why do supply chain managers leave such expensive insights on the table? Supply chain touches the product from conception until it arrives in the hands of the customer, and sometimes through the recycling process. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain and Customer Success at Helix as she walks through the key questions to connecting the supply chain with the voice of the customer.

Why is SaaS-based logistics software in demand?

Shipsy

SaaS or Software as a Service is creating a buzz in almost every industry and supply chain is no exception. To understand why this shift is happening; let’s first understand what SaaS is? Here is why SaaS-based logistics software is in demand.

Questions To Ask SaaS Providers Regarding Security

Abivin

SaaS, or Software as a Service, offered via a cloud computing platform, brings out enormous benefits for businesses, such as: cost savings and fast speed in deployment, communication improvement compared to a business using on-premise software for the same purpose.

TMS in the SMB Market: The Evolution Toward Software-as-a-Self-Service

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015 was that 3PLs and software vendors would focus more on acquiring small and midsized business (SMB) clients this year. As I wrote back in December: For a variety of reasons (the high cost of sales being one of them), most 3PLs and software vendors have historically underserved the SMB market, focusing their sales efforts on large companies instead. 3PL Cloud/SaaS Transportation Management Systems app store C.H.

Supply Chain Risk Management: How SaaS-Based, Collaborative Platforms Provide Business Continuity

Turvo

The Challenges of Supply Chain Risk Management With Disparate Systems Disparate, siloed supply chain systems refer to those systems or technology solutions that add some value, such as the automation of a process, but fall short of delivering maximum results.

Questions To Ask SaaS Providers Regarding Security

Abivin

SaaS, or Software as a Service, offered via a cloud computing platform, brings out enormous benefits for businesses, such as: cost savings and fast speed in deployment, communication improvement compared to a business using on-premise software for the same purpose.

How to Make the Slow Fast and the Hard Easy

Speaker: Dean Z. Myers, Principal at Dean Z. Myers Consulting LLC

Whether you're in supply chain or sales, we all want the same things: speed, efficiency, and a high ROI. But how can you go faster? And how can you get more results with less resources? The answer is deceptively simple: with new approaches! Join Dean Z Myers of Dean Z Myers Consulting, who has 34 years of executive experience working at The Coca Cola Company, as he shares his expert insights into creating better results - even in an environment that seems to be working against you.

Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

GlobalTranz

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. For any developing business, adopting the widely used and affordable technologies is more economical. Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. The Scandit mobile application software.

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Using Technology to build Sustainable Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Technology plays a key role in helping companies manage supply chain risk and underpins processes that improve sustainability. But newer technologies, like blockchain, are becoming an increasingly popular method for verification and helping to speed up processes.

The Platform Economy Powered by Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

A platform is a business model that creates value by facilitating exchanges between two or more interdependent groups, usually consumers and producers. Amazon comes to mind for a lot of us when we think about platforms. FedEx’s service, FedEx Advantage, includes BigCommerce.

Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider

Talking Logistics

Sending out a Request for Proposal — an RFP — is what most companies do when they’re looking for a technology solution. It seems like companies are starting to move in that direction, viewing and evaluating providers of technology not as prospective vendors , but as prospective partners. How is the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model aligned with this partnership approach? They realize they need to get more from a software provider relationship.”.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

How Mailroom Management Software Boosts Last Mile Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Mailroom management software article and permission to publish here provided by Arthur Zargaryan. Although every part of a parcel’s journey from source to recipient has experienced increased congestion in the past few years, last-mile logistics suffers the most. Subscribe Here!

FreightWaves Carbon Intelligence: New tools to monitor carbon footprint

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and analytics to freight and logistics markets, announced Thursday (Earth Day) a new platform called FreightWaves Carbon Intelligence (FCI). Gomez will oversee the Carbon Intelligence platform.

Looking Beyond Four Walls With SaaS-Based Reverse Logistics

GlobalTranz

Meanwhile, the massive surge in demand continues to push forward another aspect of logistics—reverse logistics. Reverse logistics costs further contribute to higher total cost of ownership within the supply chain and.read More. Reverse Logistics SaaS-Based Reverse Logistics

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. Now is the time for a managed logistics system.

How to Empower Your Customers With Global Inbound Management

When a multinational company needed a better way to connect to their supplier network, they turned to their Logistics Service Provider, GEODIS. Leveraging MPO’s Supply Chain Orchestration platform, GEODIS was able to enable incredible cost-savings.

How to Create a Better Shipping Experience: Trends in Logistics Technology to Optimize Supply Chains

Turvo

The innovation of logistics technology makes it easier to embrace diversification, visibility, and automation. Increase Use of Collaborative Logistics Technology and Platforms. Give Drivers Self-Management Options With Updated Logistics Technology.

The Secret to Rapid Digitisation: A Dual Platform Strategy

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

With a network technology layer in place, the key idea is that you begin moving business functions onto the network over time in a systematic way that matches your priorities—while retaining the best of your legacy systems. The Downfall of Enterprise-Centric Technology.

Clouds are Gathering for an Open Platform for Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Not all disruptions are as cataclysmic as Japan’s 2011 tsunami or COVID-19, but smaller logistic and control disruptions/disconnections are happening continuously in most supply chains. How supply chain disconnections disrupt service.

The Opportunity Cost of Logistics Technology Inaction

C3 Solutions

To stay competitive in today's ever-changing global markets, shipping companies and transportation service providers incorporate logistics technology into their existing supply chain management systems.

A Comprehensive Introduction to Transport and Logistics

A 3000 word comprehensive introduction to the transport and logistics industries, including the impact of COVID-19. Written for the ICC by Sonja Chapman, Associate Professor at the Fashion Institute for Technology.

American Software Reports First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2022 Results

Logility

Logility customers can now access warehouse and Accelerated Growth in Cloud Services Annual Contract Value and Subscription Revenue. ATLANTA (August 25, 2021) American Software, Inc. million for the same period last year, and Software license revenues were $0.5

Simplicity-as-a-Service: A New Value Proposition for Software Vendors and 3PLs?

Talking Logistics

What got the wheels turning in my head the most, however, was a single phrase spoken by Razat Gaurav, JDA’s EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, in his keynote address, which I immediately tweeted: Razat Gaurav @JDASoftware on improvements in #UI and #UX : New definition for #SaaS : Simplicity-as-a-Service. A new definition for SaaS: Simplicity-as-a-Service. Which led to another question: How would I define Simplicity-as-a-Service in that context?

Redwood Logistics acquires Skipjack and PGL, launches Redwood Parcel

The Supply Chain Journal

Chicago-based Redwood Logistics has announced it acquired Skipjack Supply Chain, a multi-carrier software-as-a-service (SaaS) parcel platform, and Proactive Global Logistics (PGL), a non-asset-based parcel service provider, to create an integrated solution named Redwood Parcel.

Logistics Tech Summit: Greater need than ever for open platforms

The Supply Chain Journal

This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ North American Logistics Tech Summit. TOPIC: How tech providers can collaborate within open platforms. To improve the customer experience, more companies need to collaborate across seamless platforms.

The Current State Of Warehouse Technology

Speaker: Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst, Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC

Efficiency and speed are pressuring organizations to step up their warehousing capabilities. How are they doing this and what role is technology playing? Join us for this insightful webinar with Cathy Morrow Roberson, Founder and Head Analyst at Logistics Trends and Insights, LLC, who will share substantial research and discuss professional experiences on the current state of warehouse technology.

Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies

GlobalTranz

Among these, integrated reverse logistics strategies can make or break successful operations. The post Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

E2open to Combine With BluJay Solutions, a Leading Cloud-Based, Logistics Execution Platform

BluJay Solutions

Combination of two complementary SaaS, network-based supply chain platforms. Enhances E2open’s supply chain execution capabilities with BluJay’s leading transportation management software and global trade capabilities. Source: E2open.

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.

Why Supply Chain Platforms?

Talking Logistics

As digital technologies embed themselves across supply chains, they will inevitably rewire existing business models into industry platforms. The question is not “if” or “when,” but “how” best to anticipate and get ahead of supply chain platform disruptions. Understanding the benefits of collaboration platforms allow businesses to better prepare themselves for the process changes on the horizon. The Role and Benefits of Supply Chain Platforms.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.