Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Implementing proven procurement processes for oilfield trucking. Utilizing sand and production water transportation solutions. 3PL Transportation Management Upcoming Episodes Alaster Love Oil and Gas Transplace transportation

Transmission: Electric delivery trucks from Volvo, Lion get ready to roll in California and Canada

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation sector has recognized its role and is paving the way for a more sustainable future. From fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals to hydrogen-powered aircraft and battery-electric trucks, sustainable transportation technologies are advancing every day.


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


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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Shipper Prep Tips for the CVSA Roadcheck, 72-Hour Capacity Reduction


CVSA-certified inspectors will commit a blitz of inspections across North America, creating a sudden strain on resources for both domestic and cross-border freight. Blog Transportation

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

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The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew Lynch is President and co-founder of Zipline Logistics , an award-winning North American 3PL that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods. The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch.

BluJay Improves Position on Completeness of Vision Axis in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems Compared to Previous Year

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – May 28, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announced that BluJay has improved its position in Gartner’s 2020 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems” 1 on the “completeness of vision” axis compared to the previous year. BluJay’s Transportation Management is a leading SaaS TMS platform for companies managing their own freight across all modes of transportation around the globe. “We

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 A few years ago, when the market was similar to today, I wrote about a Fortune 500 company that could have saved millions of dollars in transportation costs by putting its freight out to bid. How should shippers and carriers respond to the ebbs and flows of the transportation market?

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. For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe.

How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Floral season’s imbalance shifts toward the Southeast and produce season primarily impacts the West and Southeast regions of North America. Robinson has the largest network in North America and can provide the scale you need in any market.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them


This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. There are situations when you may not be able to add to your lead times—an unexpected weather disruption is a great example—but understanding why your truckload lead times are short can help when you communicate to the rest of your business why shipping rates are higher or why the best transportation service providers reject so many tenders.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them


This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. There are situations when you may not be able to add to your lead times—an unexpected weather disruption is a great example—but understanding why your truckload lead times are short can help when you communicate to the rest of your business why shipping rates are higher or why the best transportation service providers reject so many tenders.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Panalpina has procured extra flights for its charter operation while DHL Global Forwarding announced earlier this year that it would deploy a second dedicated Boeing 747-400F — ACMI-leased through Atlas Air — to connect the US, Europe and Asia. All regions, except Africa and Latin America, recorded increases in capacity. Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0% The Intermodal Association of North America reported that overall traffic is 6.8%

Understanding the Shipping Container Shortage!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We’ve interviewed executives in Retail , Public Sector , Procurement and other industries and disciplines to get a sense of how the industry is reacting, not only to navigate the immediate challenges, but to future proof themselves from future disruption. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a Procurement sourcing methodology which entails taking into account all aspects of doing business with a supplier, not just unit costs. This Supply Chain mapping must also include your transportation service suppliers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

or Canada, make certain to watch our video on customs best practices with Ben Bidwell, director of North America customs and compliance, in order to better understand requirements, expectations and regulations for PPE.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America. How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat?

The Logistics of Customer Experience with Scott Perry

The Logistics of Logistics

From humble beginnings in 1919 as a moving company in Jacksonville, Florida, The company has grown into a $600-million global transportation, relocation management and logistics company, serving 180 countries with 2,000 employees around the globe.

Bayer Crop Science’s Next Wave of Logistics and Distribution Transformation


We have four main regions in the organization: North America, Latin America, Europe, and APAC. We’ve also defined three stages and set up projects to attain these new capabilities: Starting five years ago, we implemented Blue Yonder’s transportation management solution (TMS).

May the road check be with you — WTT [newsletter]

The Supply Chain Journal

Approximately 4 million commercial motor vehicle inspections are conducted every year throughout North America, with 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute during the 72-hour blitz, according to CVSA.” — FreightWaves’ Clarissa Hawes. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Resin prices vary a lot more than you think! RTi helps you understand why.


RTi, based out of Forth Worth, TX, is working with NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, attracted by our strong program in procurement and supply chain, the focus on analytical thinking and modeling, and the mix of engineering and business students who work on projects with our industry partners. Pete shared with me that “we need to bring in young people who have an interest in procurement, because most of the information we develop is used in procurement negotiations.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

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Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Last year at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement.

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? First, let’s define TMS – this is the software used to manage purchased transportation. Think about them as different functional buckets; while there are a few software companies that can meet the requirements across all three, it’s uncommon that a single tool can solve all of a diverse transportation operation’s critical requirements (supporting a robust business case) in North America or globally.

Re-globalization, Trucks that Talk, and a True Pan-American Highway


After almost 40 years in procurement, Tom Linton is still excited about the business of supply chains. Transportation investments are also needed to accomplish greater trading between North and South America.

$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets


The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. Key Findings: Europe and North America show higher development in the service provider department due to high technology adoption levels and a wider range of services offered.

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How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

This assessment identifies the most important capabilities for which the newly divested company needs to account, which may include functions such as Procurement, Purchasing, Accounting and Supply Chain Operations itself. Made between a buyer and seller, a TSA sees that the ‘mother-ship’ provides support to the divested company over a defined period of time, with services such as accounting, IT, procurement and human resources, among others.

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Optis Consulting


OPTIS Consulting is a premium consulting firm focused on Source-to-Pay Transformation Services in North America. Our clients are procurement visionaries who expect a committed, flexible consulting partner with leading edge technical skills and a proven method of achieving measurable outcomes. The OPTIS team is comprised of supply chain and procurement experts who understand your processes and utilize Source-to-Pay platforms as tools to drive value across your organization.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. North America Market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors.

All Third Party Logistics Providers Are Not Created Equal

Supply Chain Network

My initial involvement in the Third Party Logistics business was early in 1993 when I became the first Director of Development for Tibbett & Britten Group in North America. Over the next several years the TBG business grew from 20,000 square feet of facilities in Canada to more than 20 million square feet across North America with annual revenues of over $2 Billion. ig fan of procurement when used prudently and for the appropriate commodities and services.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. Most (66%) of the EU’s total tonne-km that are transported by truck are moved by in-country hauliers. Local drivers tend to transport freight across short distances, sometimes with multiple deliveries. In North America, cabotage is more restrictive. Truckload Procurement.” When EU and U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co., Within that framework, we provide specialized, transportation and transportation management, crossdocking, packaging design and management, and lean consulting services.

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Parade now utilizes DAT RateView


This will grant them access to current and historical freight rates on more than 65,000 lanes across North America. They will also be able to: Automatically price loads for optimal procurement of private network capacity.

Sustainability Certifications for SMEs: The Best Programmes


Consumers are often disconnected from understanding or thinking about how products are manufactured, harvested, transported and of the resources required for their production, and sale. Sustainability certifications in North America.

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL


The Van Horne Institute is recognized both within Canada and internationally as one of North America’s leading research institutes focused on transportation, supply chain and logistics, regulatory affairs and information and communications, as measured through its contributions to the strategic decision-making and implementation processes in the public and private sectors. policy and transportation. This leaves one option open: Go North.