The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Recently, we’ve had some trouble meeting our absurd growth. The $4,000 Transportation Question. Which brings me to the title of this post, the $4,000 transportation question. My transportation team was asked to ship a large number of bulky visual displays via air freight so that they could be shipped to stores that were already finding ways to display product without those specific items. Transportation Management transportation

Transportation Management

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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 Management Cost Consideration.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains to Meet Demand and Reduce Costs

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It’s no secret that retail supply chains can be particularly complex; trying to continuously meet changing consumer demands while also driving growth can result in missed opportunities to manage cost and drive efficiency.

What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)?

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The term ‘Transportation Management System’ or TMS has become more common in the supply chain industry as companies turn to technology to stay competitive in a changing marketplace. Technology has revolutionized everything from how we watch TV, to how we buy our groceries, and even how we meet each other. The post What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)? Blog Technology TMS kuebix kuebix tms technology transportation management system

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

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In the summer months, they also run around 500 flights to transport children to summer camps like Camp Kindle (a camp for kids affected by HIV/AIDS), Champ Camp (a camp for burn survivors) and The Painted Turtle (a camp for children with serious medical conditions), among others.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

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3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

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Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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

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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.

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

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

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Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. Shippers must find ways to overcome these challenges and meet the new challenges in last mile delivery to remain competitive. . appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

SCRC December meeting to focus on transportation strategies

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One of the most important themes in our recent BVL study on global supply chain trends and issues was the emerging importance of transportation management. Transportation planning is often overlooked in enterprise and supply chain strategy, and viewed as a tactical planning activity. However, recent events and research point to the increasing importance of having transportation management become part of the strategic planning agenda.

Chainalytics Opens Singapore Office, Continues Strategic Asia-Pacific Expansion to Meet Growing Demand

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10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

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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.

OPTSUM 2015: Where SCM meets Science

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He also provided a heuristic solution to the truck packaging problem that helps negotiate the number of trucks to be booked for transportation. Connecting the dots between demand, fulfillment, transportation and warehouse management was the theme for JDA’s Rajiv Bhuta.

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Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

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How can we convert greater visibility into sustainable business value, especially in light of today’s increasing transportation costs and more demanding customer expectations? I have to know where the order is in the order management process; where it is in the warehousing process; where it is in the physical transport process. Perhaps it requires multiple carriers and modes of transportation. You need to meet the data where it’s at.

How Logistics Must Change to Meet Holiday Retail Needs

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Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution NewsExpectations surrounding e-commerce sales have changed and are now part of the logistic equation. read more.

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

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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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Capturing Business Value While Meeting Regulatory Requirements

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The post Capturing Business Value While Meeting Regulatory Requirements appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog 3PL Consumer Products distribution operations Retail Transportation ManagementAn enterprise-wide global trade strategy increases supply chain cost and service performance for all trading partners and enables importers and exporters to comply with mandatory trade and security regulations.

Blockchain & Transportation Management: How Will the Ledger Technology Impact Shippers?

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The promise of an incorruptible ledger for use in transportation management will reduce inefficiencies and create opportunities in supply chains. With the potential blockchain growing with the interest of software giants, more supply chains are turning to blockchain & transportation management with open arms. This results in higher costs of implementation and delays in effective transportation management using new technologies. Blockchain Transportation Management

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

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E-Commerce Is Spurring Record Growth in Logistics E-commerce has made it impossible to meet the status quo with traditional technologies, and still, some shippers have not yet implemented e-commerce and TMS solutions. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

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Did they meet the customer delivery requirements? Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

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International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

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Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. And, what are some of the key factors retailers need to consider when developing their transportation plans?

A Transportation Network is Your Pit Crew

Talking Logistics

You’ve developed a well thought out transportation plan that supports your supply chain. You’ve conducted a transportation procurement event and have agreements in place with carrier partners to provide the type of capacity you need, where and when you need it. You’ve communicated the final transportation plan and carrier strategy to your internal and external constituents, and have made essential business process changes to ensure successful execution.

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

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Fortunately, Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs) offer a solution to this problem to help in gaining efficiency in transportation management. By outsourcing to a transportation management provider, you can reduce your in-house expenses on shipping processes.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

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As a result, more supply chain entities are turning to transportation consolidation programs otherwise known as truckload consolidation, explains Joseph O’Reily of Inbound Logistics , to meet these demands. What Is a Transportation Consolidation Program?

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

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As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. 4 Main Benefits of Transportation EDI Utilized by Shippers within a TMS.

Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

The 30 th SCRC meeting kicked off today with a theme on “Transportation Strategy in an Infrastructure Constrained Environment”. This is a theme that was discussed a year ago at a conference in DC on Transportation Infrastructure, over coffee with William Lucas from Caterpillar. We talked about focusing on transportation as an issue that needs to be specifically addressed.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. As opposed to increasing ports to ship massive containers of bulk items, regions like North Carolina need to think differently, and to consider new possible locations for transport-driven logistics portals statewide.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

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However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing.

International Transportation: Where Many Companies Fall Short

Talking Logistics

When it comes to managing global supply chains, international transportation is where the rubber meets the road. But as many companies quickly find out, managing international transportation is very different from managing domestic transportation. I asked Russ, “From your perspective, where do many companies fall short in terms of their ability to manage international transportation effectively?”

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

In the interest of both, businesses are increasingly tying reverse logistical operations to transportation management as a natural fit. Many companies now outsource transportation, accounting, logistics technology, accounting, and other systems management.

3 Requirements for Meaningful & Useful Data in Transportation & Business

Cerasis

As data in transportation becomes more abundant and readily available, the question of “ What data is available ?” If you are looking for more insights from your data in transportation, contact Cerasis to inquire about our reporting we provide to our shipper customers who use our transportation management system as an enablement tool towards transportation procurement efficiency. Business Advice Technology Transportation

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How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment

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These influences are changing shipper and LSP transportation requirements in real time, which creates a need for designing the right solution to address those challenges. Designing a solution to better manage transportation involves a 3-step approach: Evaluate and understand the current state.

Quick Service Restaurant Distributor Partners with Chainalytics for a Network Design Project Required to Meet Continued Expansion

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At the time of the partnership, the distributor was experiencing significant … The post Quick Service Restaurant Distributor Partners with Chainalytics for a Network Design Project Required to Meet Continued Expansion appeared first on Chainalytics.