Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. Kevin is currently the Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Effectiveness at Breakthrough Fuel , but prior to that he was the Senior Director of North America Logistics Operations at Whirlpool, another company that decided to invest in US manufacturing a couple of years ago (see “ Whirlpool, On-Shore Production, and Employee Talent ”).

Truck Talk: Next acts edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Former Transportation Secretary Andrew Card, who was chief of staff for President George W. I’ve got a passion about what’s going on in autonomous,” Roger Nielsen, retired CEO, Daimler Trucks North Ameri.

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

GlobalTranz

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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Truck Talk: Deal or no deal edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Beside the impressive reduction in two major sources of greenhouse gas emissions , what should we make of this week’s announcement by Cummins Inc. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) CEO John O’Leary is taking Caley Edgerly off the bus. Transport this.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored. The framework for creating a truly viable transportation visibility blockchain network is within our grasp.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack. This year’s study again showed that IT spend in transportation management is expected to increase. Figure 1: Transportation IT Spend Change Next 2 Years (Source: Descartes).

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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

GlobalTranz

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

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

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. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for.

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

DELMIA Quintiq

The demand for refrigerated food distribution has changed dramatically over the past several years, in turn adding the complexities of shelf-life, perishability and refrigeration requirements to the logistics of food transportation. With industry sources reporting record high rates for the refrigerated trucking market, as referenced recently by Food Logistics , carriers are looking to capitalize on the strong demand and tight capacity for refrigerated trucks. Dot Transportation Inc.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. North Carolina. North Dakota.

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

The nine logistics companies include: ACI Transport (Ferndale, Michigan) — A transportation and logistics company built around adaptability, communication and integrity. News ACI Transport Best Workplaces 2021 Field Fastener Haversack Holdings Inc.

Webinar Q&A: Answers to 8 Common Freight Market Questions

CH Robinson Logistics

webinar, we provided an in-depth analysis of current supply and demand trends in the North American freight market. These topics are highly relevant to a wide range of shippers across North America and may help you make smarter, more informed supply chain decisions.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Companies with supply chains that span more than one continent often have shipments, whether inbound or outbound, being transported to various regions of the world to contend with. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America.

Yantian Port Congestion: How Can Shippers Navigate Another Major Supply Chain Disruption?

CH Robinson Logistics

Unlike the Suez Canal incident or other recent port issues, which have impacted a more limited number of regions and trade lanes, the Port of Yantian is a major export hub for multiple large markets like Europe, North America, Latin America and Oceania.

Careful carrier selection provides pathway for shippers to reduce carbon footprint

The Supply Chain Journal

is among the largest carbon emitters in the world, and transportation is the No. 1 source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. Emissions also increased more in the transportation sector than any other sector between 1990 and 2019, according to the agency.

Chassis and labor shortages stymie ocean carriers, Class I railroads

The Supply Chain Journal

Source: SONAR) To learn more about FreightWaves SONAR, click here. Source: SONAR). Source: SONAR).

2021 Shipper of Choice profile: Campbell Soup Company

The Supply Chain Journal

The company said its distribution costs decreased in 2020 “due to a decline in transportation and logistics costs, driven by excess availability, warehousing efficiencies and lower fuel costs,” according to its 2020 annual report.

Taking a Big Picture View of Supply Chain Networks

Logistics Viewpoints

Diversity of sources (carriers + vendors + customers). And it must integrate with a myriad of internal and external systems such as transportation management, warehouse management, order management, ERP, weather and traffic systems and many more.

This Week in Logistics News (July 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said it was essential to prevent Tokyo, where the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant was spreading, from becoming the source of another wave of infections.

Scenario Modeling Is Now Crucial for Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

They were able to take variable costs, fixed costs, transport costs, different transport types and many other options into account. . Another use case we see for scenario modeling in the current context is evaluating new sourcing locations.

Data Quality: Your Digital Transformation Depends on It

Logistics Viewpoints

For my company FourKites , quality data is core to everything we offer customers, from providing real-time transportation visibility to a host of more advanced data science-based capabilities, such as our patented methods for predicting ETAs for that freight with incredible accuracy.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. To prepare, stratify your suppliers into strategic, single source and high volume flows. Attempt to find alternate sources from geographical areas that are not projected in the path of Florence. Transportation will become more variable; and even scarce. Work closely with transportation carriers. Last year transportation price increases were 2-5%.)

Empty-container rush signals worst yet to come for shipping community

The Supply Chain Journal

The typical containers used to transport goods between countries are 20 to 40 feet long. Domestic containers, by contrast, are primarily 48 and 53 feet in length and mainly transported by rail and trucks throughout North America.

Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics professionals and analysts say capacity is rapidly tightening as more shippers turn to air for cross-border transport, sending air cargo rates sharply higher. Source: CLIVE Data Services). In North America, demand increased 17.5%

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Food and Beverage Industry Reevaluating Strategies to Combat Coronavirus

USC Consulting Group

“After speaking with the EU and Canada about impacts to their dairy industries, we must prioritize the safety and availability of our workforce, ensuring transportation routes remain open, and providing a viable market or market alternatives for our nation’s dairy products.”

Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

Overall air cargo rates are 90% above where they were midway through 2019, and cargo revenues are up 70%, the International Air Transport Association said. North American carriers contributed nearly half the 9.4% Air cargo demand grew in every region except Latin America, led by 25.5%

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Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? Transportation logistics software solutions play a key role in effectuating this change.

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

Talking Logistics

In the good old days, your transportation management system (TMS) could manage nearly all of your transportation workflows. The heart of this exception management is extended visibility into your transportation execution. A highly configurable TMS can optimize transportation execution and exception management with visibility-driven workflows. Your customers demand personalized transportation experiences and knowing product detail with shipments is critical.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. TMW Systems Announces New Products, Features that Enable Transportation Businesses to ‘Make the Most of Now’ HighJump Announces Brewers’ Edge. Like Transplace, the company developed its own cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) called the Blackbeard Technology Suite , which it couples with managed services.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. 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.