Taking Advantage of Local Drivers Meets Same Day Delivery Expectations

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The post Taking Advantage of Local Drivers Meets Same Day Delivery Expectations appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The ability to offer the same delivery is rapidly becoming a differentiator among retailers and other shippers.

Enterprise Labeling is Essential for Meeting High Traceability Standards

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Counterfeiting Regulatory Retail Manufacturing Labeling Transportation & Logistics Logistics Track & Traceability Standardization Barcode Labeling GS1Traceability around the world can help supply chains improve.

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Meeting Our Customers Where They Are

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And our goal is to always deliver innovative solutions to meet our customers’ needs. These systems include Blue Yonder, Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and more. Our work at C.H.

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, 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.

What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)?

Kuebix

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

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.

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

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.

SCRC December meeting to focus on transportation strategies

Supply Chain View from the Field

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.

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 In late February, LeanLogistics introduced LeanGlobal , a new TMS module that facilitates ocean freight transportation (see my comments at the time), and last week the company announced LeanFleet , a tool designed to streamline fleet planning and execution.

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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The $4,000 Transportation Question

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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

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.

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

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?

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

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Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-commerce and omnichannel solutions are rapidly becoming the next frontier in the use of the Internet of Things and better order fulfillment processes.

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. According to Inbound Logistics' Report : For shippers, cutting transport costs is the top-rated challenge, according to 47 percent of respondents (see Figure 2).

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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. I picked her up for transport to the Bay Area. There are many great examples where advanced analytics have contributed to social good.

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?

Cerasis

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

OTIF – How to Meet Delivery Appointments

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A key part of meeting the OTIF requirements for all prepaid suppliers is scheduling delivery appointments within the must arrive by date (MABD) window of the PO. This date indicates when your product must be delivered to Walmart to meet Walmart’s on time requirements for that PO. When combining POs onto single shipments, your transportation team should take extra care to ensure that the shipment will arrive within the MABD windows of every PO on the shipment.

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.

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. While established e-commerce giants, like Amazon, have perfected last mile logistics, small and midsized shippers can still take advantage of this growing market, provided they meet the challenges in last mile delivery. . Shippers must find ways to overcome these challenges and meet the new challenges in last mile delivery to remain competitive. .

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?”

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

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The post Chainalytics Opens Singapore Office, Continues Strategic Asia-Pacific Expansion to Meet Growing Demand appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog In The News Packaging Optimization Press Release S&OP Service Supply Chain Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation Uncategorized What''s New APAC Singapore

Designing Your Business to Meet Customer Expectations

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Designing Your Business to Meet Customer Expectations. The modern business world has brought many new innovations, and the transportation industry has become a beneficiary to a number of these changes over the past few years. Transportation is just one component of a supply chain that must work in harmony with other parts in order to be effective. How the Right 3PL Can Help You Meet the Needs of Your End Customer.

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.

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

How Does Transportation Affect Logistics?

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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. Image Source) There are different modes of 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 Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Elemica Supply Chain Technology Trends Transportation Management Elemica predictive analytics supply chain operating network supply chain visibility transportation management

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. If your business has considered outsourcing or you are new to the idea, we at Cerasis, a 3PL or more aptly, a transportation management provider , will show you how a 3pL can provide significant benefits you in these 8 key ways. A Transportation Management Provider Have the Bargaining Chips.

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

Cerasis

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? Before you can understand how a transportation consolidation program functions and benefits companies by reducing freight spend , you need to understand a few things about transportation costs and concerns.

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

Cerasis

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. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.

A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. But there’s a truth about global transportation that applies to all companies, regardless of how they became global: transportation happens locally. As Mike explained: Most companies are trying to get a global view of transportation, but the reality is that transportation happens locally.

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.

Navigating the Risks and Complexities of International Transportation

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. What are some of the risks and complexities associated with international transportation? Where do many companies fall short in terms of their ability to manage international transportation effectively?

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

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. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.