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 Do’s and Don’ts of Going to Market with Your Transportation RFP

Talking Logistics

This time of year, many shippers are reviewing and updating their transportation plan for the back half of the year and many will be considering issuing RFPs for new or changed capacity needs. I am often asked what shippers should consider (beyond the obvious of reducing cost) when deciding whether to go to market with a transportation RFP and what the associated best practices are. Procurement Strategy (Annual RFP, Targeted RFP, etc.).

Transportation, Planning, and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Talking Logistics

But when PwC asked CEOs in a recent survey ( Global Retail and Consumer Goods CEO Survey: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative ) what areas most needed their additional attention to achieve omni-channel fulfillment, 88 percent said it is their transportation and logistics operations.

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs.

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Achieving Sustained Transportation Savings: Practical Advice for C-Level Executives

Talking Logistics

The quest to identify and achieve transportation cost savings is an ongoing one for transportation and logistics executives. It’s also a focus area for CEOs and CFOs because of transportation’s impact on the bottom line.

Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

Talking Logistics

One area that always seems ripe for improvement is the supply chain, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a transportation management system (TMS). The shift from complicated, on-premise systems to hosted, SaaS-based solutions has made everything from procurement to implementation much simpler thanks to: Cost – No longer do you need to get buy-in from your bosses on the big capital outlays that come with on-premise solutions.

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was a young buck assistant professor at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at the time, working with Bob Monczka… Steve spoke several times at the Executive Program held at MSU, and did a great job as I recall…).

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

Leading logistics solutions provider strengthens offering with global SaaS transportation platform. LeanLogistics is a global leader in transportation solutions for shippers, with hundreds of TMS customers across the US and Europe, and a supporting network of over 14,000 carriers. The global transportation market is ready for a clear leader.”. LeanLogistics, located in Holland, Michigan will become Kewill’s largest office.

How to Fix the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

Elementum

Professor Richard Wilding spoke about a board game he developed with several companies, which focuses on educating young children about logistics and transportation. This is a follow-up piece to our previous post, 4 reasons for the supply chain talent shortage.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

A Deloitte study in 2017 found 49% of procurement officers believe the quality of data is a major barrier, and the lack of data integration was the number two barrier (42%). Adam holds five technology patents, two degrees from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Stanford University.

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How to Fix the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

Elementum

Professor Richard Wilding spoke about a board game he developed with several companies, which focuses on educating young children about logistics and transportation. This is a follow-up piece to our previous post, 4 reasons for the supply chain talent shortage.

Is it Time for to Move Away from “World Class Supply Chains”?

NC State SCRC

An excerpt from our book “The Procurement Value Proposition” got a nice section of CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly edition this week. The book looks at what the future procurement capability will need to be, in light of the massive “game changers” of globalization, technology, cultural diversity, demographic issues, and sustainable pressure that is changing the entire ecosystem.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Transport Intelligence, the well-respected U.K. Transport Topics. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking. American Journal of Transportation. Air Transport World.

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1992, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative. In logistics, the focus became on centralization of distribution centers and warehouses to drive optimization in transportation routing, reduce inventory carrying and handling costs across the system.

An Overview of the Freight Brokering Business in 2015

Cerasis

Many shippers have been burned by freight brokers who work on behalf of the shipper for transportation procurement, accounting services , freight claims management , and more. Editor's Note: This is a blog post about the state of the freight brokering business in 2015.