Electric Semi Truck Progress and Ohio Clean Transportation Forum

Zipline Logistics

Zipline Logistics had the honor of attending the very first Clean Transportation Forum hosted earlier this month by UpGrade Ohio. The event was held in collaboration with Hocking College and Clean Fuels Ohio and focused on facilitating discussions around cleaner-burning, electric, and fuel cell-based drivetrains, improving fuel economy and fleet efficiency, and implementing cleaner alternative […].

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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.


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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. 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. He holds degrees in transportation & logistics and marketing from The Ohio State University.

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. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation. How Produce Season Transportation Affects Rates and Capacity – State by State.

From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

As part of a natural evolution of their existing offerings, many carriers and brokers are looking to managed transportation services (MTS) to provide greater value for their customers and growth for their organization. For instance, most transportation management system (TMS) users experience 5-10 percent reductions in freight cost, and adoption is growing among small to mid-sized companies. Shippers buying MTS don’t just buy transportation – they buy simplicity.

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Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems


While ERP systems provide excellent tools to manage accounting, human resources, customer relationships and more, they considerably lack the tools needed to properly manage transportation. According to a 2016 report from Ohio State University , 86 percent of respondents believed their ERP systems did not provide adequate supply chain management. This information feeds into a TMS solution’s transportation intelligence which then produces reports regarding your supply chain.

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Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. Featured Strategy Transportation energy bottlebecks energy supply and demand gas pipeline system MIT supply chain master'sAmerica’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

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.

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Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Jason Miller (PhD The Ohio State University) is a tenured Associate Professor of Logistics and the John D. The department educates students to succeed in careers such as procurement, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and customer service. Transportation.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read


If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. Made In Ohio – A terrific local blog with a focus on Ohio industrial concerns, this site is ideal for seeing how changes in the industry affect the common worker. ( @MADEinOHIOus ).

Trends—November 2013

Inbound Logistics

Regulatory compliance is top supply chain challenge for healthcare executives; Ohio’s transportation funding plan pays dividends with bridge repair program; GM saves $40 million a year by co-locating stamping and assembly facilities; Collaboration is the key to sustained procurement savings; U.S.

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Dig Deep: What to Know About TMS Hosting, Data Models and Integration

Talking Logistics

If you’ve ever purchased a transportation management system (TMS) for your organization – or any enterprise software – you know that the term “software as a service” (SaaS) gets thrown around a lot. A 3PL may have a parent level of Managed Transportation Unit 1 (“MT1” for short) and under this parent it has “CustomerA” and “CustomerB.” He holds degrees in transportation & logistics and marketing from The Ohio State University.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

It didn’t take long for the recently rebranded BluJay Solutions to make its first acquisition: Blackbay , “a leading provider of mobility-enabled solutions for the transport and logistics industry.” Mobile technologies in transportation and logistics have come a long way over the past decade — that is, since the iPhone was first introduced, followed by Android devices. Meanwhile, Cleveland.com reports that Peloton will roll out platooning on the Ohio Turnpike this year.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to technology news, Cloud Logistics announced new enhancements to its transportation management system (TMS), including: Advanced third party logistics (3PL) capabilities to support complex hierarchical relationships and shipping rules. Goods shipped from East Asia through West Coast ports are currently transported by rail and truck as far east as the Ohio River Valley.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the article: Amazon already is operating a fleet of 10 Boeing 767 freighters, flying daily out of its air hub in Wilmington, Ohio. Moving on to transportation management software news, private equity firm TPG Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Transporeon from The Riverside Company and other shareholders.

The Value of a Good Super User for Your TMS

Talking Logistics

At company holiday parties, you can’t avoid talking business, so I took the opportunity this year to socialize a transportation management system (TMS) question among our implementation team – many of whom have 20, 30, or even more than 40 TMS implementations under their belt across all the major vendors in existence. One common attribute of a good super user is a really keen understanding of transportation as it relates to their company.

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Trends—November 2013

Inbound Logistics

Regulatory compliance is top supply chain challenge for healthcare executives; Ohio’s transportation funding plan pays dividends with bridge repair program; GM saves $40 million a year by co-locating stamping and assembly facilities; Collaboration is the key to sustained procurement savings; U.S.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

For related commentary, see Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode. In the warehouse automation realm, Swisslog announced that it has acquired FORTE Industries, a warehouse automation system integrator based in Mason, Ohio. Cloud/SaaS Mergers/Acquisitions Supply Chain & Logistics Books Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Warehouse Management Amazon Amazon Web Services Audi C.H.

Logistics property update: December 2020


Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site. Jaguar Transport has acquired the Marion Industrial Centre in Marion, Ohio. Tractor Supply Company plans Ohio distribution centre. The site includes more than 1.5m

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations?

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. Transportation and freight costs are reduced. Excessive time-to-market delays due to overseas transportation issues are eliminated. 33 transportation equipment manufacturers reshored 13,823 jobs from abroad.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Equipment shortages at certain inland ramps are at a critical situation with Ohio container ramps as some of the worst impacted. Business - Transportation Industry News International Logistics airline industry cargo carriers China coronavirus COVID-19 logistics manufacturing ocean cargo risk management shippers suppliers supply chain supply chain disruption supply chain opportunities supply chain vulnerabilities trucking US China trade US ports

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Ohio container ramps are some of the worst impacted.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS


A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. For two product types, pumps and t-shirts, transportation constitutes just 3% of revenues at most. East Coast to Columbus, Ohio—as opposed to the traditional option of using West Coast facilities—are negligible.

Heavy Haul, Oversize Freight Transportation – Case Studies


Goal : Freightera was tasked to move 8 heavy, oversize refinery units from Houston, Texas to Toledo, Ohio, USA (over 1250 miles) and 10 flat-bed loads. These units required very special equipment and documents to move them: permits in all the states they moved through, and sometimes even permits for each county like in Ohio, agreements to be signed, insurance for $1.5 Project 2 – Oversize Equipment Transport. Project 1 – Heavy Equipment Hauling.

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.


While it may be too early to assess National Network for Manufacturing Innovation’s successes (despite a number of clear early proof points, including the success of the America Makes pilot institute in Youngstown, Ohio), the mere fact that China is copying it is an indication that the institutes are effective. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. Ohio. Ohio. #19. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

By consolidating the shipment of bagged fertilizer and growing media goods into regional on-site warehouses, the Company has been able to: • Maximize truckload space, reducing overall delivered mileage and transportation costs. Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.

Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Roadrunner Transportation – The acquisition of Expedited Freight Systems back in August 2012 must have paid off because in 2013 they saw an increase of 9.4% Central Transport – Thanks to their acquisition of Vitran Express they had by far the largest increase of 28.4% PITT OHIO – With an increase of 10.9% Daylight Transport – Increased 8.6% New Century Transportation – Light-asset load-to-ride hybrid LTL operation. Transportation

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act & F.A.S.T and US Infrastructure Facts


As a transportation management 3PL, the United States Infrastructure and the evolution of and investment of our infrastructure is of great importance to us and our carrier partners. In order for our freight economy to stay healthy, it requires a stable infrastructure, specifically in the transportation sector. What is the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act? Highlights of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sen.

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Menards services 12 distribution centers throughout its territory with facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota.

Technology Helping Truckers & City Planners Reduce Traffic


The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. The benefits extend beyond daily commuters and will certainly make life easier for road crews and infrastructure workers — not to mention trucking companies and others who transport time-sensitive goods or for whom arrival time is of particularly vital importance. Twitter The post Technology Helping Truckers & City Planners Reduce Traffic appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Top Five Air Cargo Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Ohio, Fedex (FDX) has an extensive line of services, including on-board courier and temperature control services. One thing Fedex is known for is having transported two pandas as part of a global conservation program ( Fedex ). In 2012, its air transportation business sector revenue (including passenger revenue) was 116,327 hundred million won, and 1.54 Top Five Air Cargo Carriers.

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Delivering on Promises: 2020 Contract Carriers of the Year Award Winners

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reyhana Transport, Inc. Mohammad Ibrahim, the owner of Reyhana Transport, Inc., This positive, flexible attitude makes Reyhana Transport, Inc., Global Transport Ohio, LLC.

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Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo serves Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, it emphasizes flexibility to meet customer requirements. Transportation Carriers eastern connection I hate UPS lone star overnight lso ontrac overnight shipping regional carriers regional shippers same day delivery small parcel carriers spee dee us cargo Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers.