Transportation Procurement: Finding an Alternative

Talking Logistics

Many companies are getting ready for (or perhaps have already completed) their annual transportation procurement engagement. But has the time come to transform the transportation procurement process? Read more Transportation Procurement: Finding an Alternative.

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements. Thought leadership and a custom approach to international transportation logistics can help companies overcome these challenges. Solution: Global Transportation Optimization.

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Trending Transportation Updates: November 2020

PLS Logistics

There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates of November 2020! Blog logistics news trending updates

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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. Saves time and money : TMS helps to reduce the amount of time and money spent on shipping and logistics services.

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.

When to Outsource Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Reverse logistics are a major hurdle to efficiency and profitability in modern supply chains. As a result, supply chain executives need to find a way to handle the reverse logistics problem. Reverse Logistics outsource reverse logistics

Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

Cerasis

The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar. A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern. Of course, you always want to start with trusted transportation on.read More. The post Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Green Logistics and Transportation Optimization – A Win-Win Opportunity

CHAINalytics

Increasing efficiency and lowering costs is the mission of logistics. Increasing supply chain efficiency benefits more than the bottom line Logistics … The post Green Logistics and Transportation Optimization – A Win-Win Opportunity appeared first on Chainalytics.

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. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics. To understand wide-ranging benefits and key concerns inherent in last mile logistics, your organization needs to understand what constitutes last mile logistics, it’s challenges, how it impacts e-commerce and omnichannel supply chains, why it is evolving, and how new technology improves it. .

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.

5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track

Cerasis

Across returns supply chains—a core component of reverse logistics—the need to improve performance has never been higher. The post 5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Transportation 101: Understanding How to Manage Your Freight Spend

Logistics Viewpoints

The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS). When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider.

Top 5 Reverse Logistics KPIs to Track

Cerasis

As reported by Trimble, a well-thought-out strategy for tracking performance through reverse logistics KPIs allows organizations to reduce administrative costs, shorten cycle times, reduce TCO, increase customer service, and derive more value from returns management.

Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies

Cerasis

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.

[PODCAST] Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” in Any Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The Freight Project Podcast – Episode 2 – Greg Braun – C3 Solutions – Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” On today’s episode we welcome Greg Braun, Senior Vice President of C3 Solutions a Yard Management & Dock Scheduling software platform. What are the most pressing issues Greg & C3 Solutions sees in the logistics industry today as they work with all players involved.

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

Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

Descartes

While The Economist article was referring to consumer data and the big ecommerce players, the same transition is taking place in transportation and logistics. In particular, in the last five years, the emergence of APIs, logistics networks, and analytics have started to unlock value of data A couple of years ago, The Economist published an article claiming the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

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Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

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.

Managing Reverse Logistics: The Value of Integration

Cerasis

Managing reverse logistics can be challenging. Unfortunately, the rate of returns and demand for reverse logistics are increasing. The post Managing Reverse Logistics: The Value of Integration appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Trend # 5: Quality Management Deepens and Extends Itself to Automotive Logistics.

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10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS)

The Network Effect

by Nilam Oswal, Software Analyst, SoftwareSuggest.com If your company functions in retail, distribution, manufacturing, e-commerce or third party logistics, chances. The post 10 Reasons to Consider a Transportation Management System (TMS) appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Supply Chain Management Transportation Visibility logistics TMS transportation

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.

A CEO’s Take on Transportation and Coronavirus

Logistics Viewpoints

Transportation and coronavirus have been getting a lot of attention lately. FourKites founder and CEO Matt Elenjickal shares his thoughts on transportation and coronavirus. The post A CEO’s Take on Transportation and Coronavirus appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership Logistics Trends Supply Chain Visibility Transportation Management Systems coronavirus supply chain visibility TMS Transportation

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.

Reverse Logistics Analytics: How to See Past Customer Delivery

Cerasis

The application of analytics offers opportunities to increase supply chain value, and in today’s world, few applications of analytics carry the weight placed on reverse logistics analytics. Data Reverse Logistics reverse logistics analytics

A Transportation Management System or Managed Transportation Services? Why Not Both?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year the ARC Advisory Group did a study on the ROI a shipper would get by having their transportation managed by a third party logistics firm. In a managed transportation services (MTS) arrangement, a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute the shipper’s moves. We’ve done similar research on transportation systems (TMSs).

Transportation in the Time of a Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-haul transportation industry has been tested daily. The post Transportation in the Time of a Pandemic appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Guest Commentary Supply Chain Visibility Transportation Transportation Management Systems COVID-19 digital freight network supply chain visibility transportation managementThe biggest issue? Fluctuations in supply and demand.

Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

When Transportation Optimization and New Shopping Behaviors Collide One needs to go back to the early 2000s to see green shoots of modern omni-channel retail. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Supply Chain Convergence Transportation Management Systems omni-channel logistics supply chain conversion TMS Transportation

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.

Transport Logistic – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Transport Logistic – 2015. 100% LOGISTICS. Single showcase for all solutions: transport logistic. transport logistic, Leading International Exhibition for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management , presents the entire value chain and the major international market leaders out of the transport and logistics sector. KEY FACTS of transport logistic. Date: 5-8 May, 2015.

How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions

Talking Logistics

Even in normal times, transportation professionals have their hands full dealing with all sorts of exceptions and disruptions. Read more How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions.

[e-Book] 2016 Trends in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management

Cerasis

The industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management, like much of the modern world, are seeing substantial change as new technologies come on board. Beyond technology, the trends in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management shine a light on one of the most important parts of any business: People. e-Books Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology Transportation Management e-book

Logistics of a Company: Supplier Diversity to Survive Peak Season

Cerasis

A more diverse world has taken shape, and the transportation and supply chain industry is no stranger to this shift. The logistics of a company can connect.read More. Peak Season logistics of a company

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. The current trade and logistics landscape is plagued with manual processes and siloed actors. a) Across the various actors in any single transport chain.

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

Cerasis

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.