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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Policy 53 increases CIQ inspection on all PPE products, labels, packaging, and documentation. For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging.

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Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff.

OneSCM

A good portion of the value provided by automating procurement and payables processes comes from the labor and cost savings generated from fewer errors and less manual work. The procurement portal has to have enough transactional volume running thru it.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. Procurement and suppliers often assume that small print is highly complicated legal jargon that is both boring and largely irrelevant. It Would Benefit Both Procurement and Suppliers To Write in a Clear, Friendly, and Organized Manner. Procurement

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

Many different terms, such as less-than-truckload (LTL), procurement and transportation management, describe supply chain management processes. For example, transportation management often focuses on the journey of products after manufacturing. Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. What Is Procurement Management?

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. Part of the problem with a shipping capacity crunch is lackluster networking.

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems

The Logistics of Logistics

The Top 10 Transportation Management Systems. Each year as businesses of every size and industry fight to broaden market share the same old questions haunt the boardrooms, “How can we reduce transportation costs? The answer almost always requires close scrutiny of a companies supply chain infrastructure and the status of its Transportation Management System (TMS). Transportation Management Systems. IBM Sterling TMS package. JDA Transportation Manager.

6 Cost Reduction Benefits From Optimized Transportation Management

Cerasis

With a proactive plan towards an eye on optimized transportation management that is well executed can make the difference between excellent customer service, and customers looking elsewhere for their needs. Measurable Benefits of a Third Party Logistics Company on Transportation Costs.

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

Cerasis

As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. The Comprehensive Full Truckload Shipping White Paper. Full Truckload Procurement

What Is Full Truckload Shipping & How It Differs From Other Over-The-Road Modes?

Cerasis

Shippers face an onslaught of information in the digital age and often, due to this information overload, shippers find navigating the complex world of shipping challenging. In the modern era, it can be difficult for shippers to identify the best way to achieve cost savings, reduce risk and ensure optimal use of time in the procurement of transportation. Defining Full Truckload Shipping. Full truckload shipping refers to the use of an entire truck for a given shipment.

Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

Full truckload shipping is generally less expensive than other over the road transportation modes. Instead of throwing in the towel, shippers can leverage full truckload shipping to ship LTL shipments in the back of a full-size van or trailer. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend.

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

For every node of the supply chain this means that there is transportation, movement and handling, inventory, and production and over, or under production. Distributors and transportation service providers are disintermediated in this model. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. TMS Transportation Management

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Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

” Similar transformational patterns have also been seen in the transportation industry. There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

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Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. To consumers, a company may offer free shipping, but every instance of free shipping amounts to added expenses for a company.

The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

Regardless of the issue, every aspect of the product from the finished product, work in process, raw materials (including packaging), ingredients and the people, equipment, vessels and locations that the product has been in contact with needs to be analyzed.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

I’m Tyler Hildebrand and I am an account executive at Reliable Transportation Solutions in Cincinnati, OH. As a freelance marketer, I often worked closely with clients in the transportation and logistics space, so I began to understand the business.

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How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

There’s nothing new, for example, about a carrier’s ability to monitor the interior temperature and humidity of a shipping container while in transit. So are packages such as mail-order steaks, which are weighted down by dry ice or other materials required to keep them cool. One can imagine a world in which blockchain becomes an indispensable part of tracking and monitoring all types of containers, via multiple modes of transportation.

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Earlier we discussed the fact that the “procure to pay” business transaction cycle includes transportation events such as tendering, pick up, in transit, dock scheduling and deliver along with full track and trace. Please note the type of package (carton, tote, barrel, etc.)

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

Cerasis

Imagine what work would be like if you could offer all customers free two-day shipping. Some customers do not want two-day shipping. They may want three-day shipping, or they may need ship-to-store shipping options. Even the best shipping options do not necessarily work for each customer, and customers will demand variable shipping options more frequently in 2018, reports Kushal Nahata of FarEye.

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

Also, globalization presents another hydra-headed challenge for your procurement network. This both reduces the risk of error and improves speed to create a smoother shipping process. For example, Ro-Ro, or Roll on Roll off, is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. POS displayers and other packaging material can be stored flat and assembled shortly before shipping.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. POS displayers and other packaging material can be stored flat and assembled shortly before shipping.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. POS displayers and other packaging material can be stored flat and assembled shortly before shipping.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. The hard-won progress in incremental reduction of packaging material and waste is reduced by the related increase in damaged and unsaleable product. This sustainability effort has carried innovation and implementation costs which have been gradually offset with procurement and operational savings.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In other words, if your shipping your own goods, you’re competition. Let’s Talk About Boats, Ships, and Trucks. That’s not surprising, given that Amazon’s shipping costs grew from $11.5 Air freight figures prominently in job descriptions with 105 mentioning air shipping.

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Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Customs filing is already integrated with 90% of the countries you are shipping to. In the near-term, hosted software and cloud computing are making sophisticated warehouse, transportation and labor management systems accessible to organizations that could never support the significant capital investment required to discretely license the same software. Strategic procurement platforms help organizations analyze their data and make it actionable.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. Such providers understand domestic transportation issues, and can plan to develop long-term solutions to complex local distribution challenges. Procurement will play a key role in monitoring supply base conditions.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

We are pleased to provide another transportation market update for you this week. There is now a focus on educating shippers to not ship unless the consignee has confirmed they are open. The growth in last-mile ‘small package’ deliveries will soar. Business - Transportation

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

LTL gets even trickier according to a report by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. . There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability.

Why is Blockchain the Next Big Thing in Supply Chain Innovation?

AFFLINK

When used for shipping and logistics, the blockchain can make it easy to track large-scale shipments and individual packages. It's not always possible for consumers or purchasing agents to know where products are coming from and what it takes to transport them.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

As the long tail (small orders shipped with low-frequency) of the supply chain grows, demand latency increases and there is a greater need for demand sensing technologies. The translation of this demand signal from a channel demand signal to a manufacturer or a distributor through a bill of material or a transportation or manufacturing routing. Each role–customer service, sales, procurement, manufacturing–have a different need/definition for the demand signal.

How Many Truck Drivers Are There?

Talking Logistics

He points to companies such as Hershey’s, Clorox, and Sysco that have all warned about rising transportation costs in their earnings calls. This coincides with a Wall Street Journal article from earlier this month ( Rising Freight Costs Are Weighing on Companies’ Profits ) that provided similar examples, including “cardboard maker Packaging Corp. of America [that] said higher shipping costs cut into its adjusted profit by 4 cents a share in the fourth quarter.”.

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2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Special programs—new product launch, promotional packaging, and samples—are often managed as marketing programs using offline processes (usually spreadsheets). Examples include first pass yield, schedule adherence, hands-free orders, orders shipped complete, and minimization of waste.

What is 4PL and 5PL? – Everything a Wholesaler Should Know

EMERGE App

This is where a company does not outsource transport and logistics services to a third party. It may also involve leasing or buying a fleet of motorbikes, vans and trucks for transportation. The sub-contractor performs a very specific and clearly defined transport or logistics role.

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