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Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

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Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall with sustainable logistics by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem.

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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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

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When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement. Integrated Procurement and Payment Systems Simplify the Process.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is by our great friend, Chuck Intrieri where he gives us a fantastic example of how Procurement and Suppliers can enhance Supplier Relations by navigating the "Battle of the Forms.". As I’ve mentioned in previous articles supplier relations are an essential component of a sustainable and functional supply chain. The Seller went forward and manufactured and shipped the two piping units, accompanied by an invoice. Procurement

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management. From transportation management trends to creating a competitive logistical edge. The Top 10 Most Common LTL Shipping Mistakes Made by Shippers.

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. What is the main roadblock to achieving sustained transportation savings? I can give you countless examples of how this impacts transportation costs.”.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

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Because one of the major costs in a business, if you take in procurement and cost of goods, is supply chain. It’s a lot more forward focused than our traditional view, in which we’re steering the ship by looking over our shoulder at the wake.

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

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LTL gets even trickier according to a report by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. . However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall logistics sustainability by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. From shareholders to consumers, sustainability has created broad value. .

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort.

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world. Everyone wins when supply chains become more sustainable, but doing so requires a conscientious effort.

Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Purolator received the prestigious award at Logistics Quarterly’s Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium held in Toronto on July 14.

Zara – The Benefits of Agile Procurement / Supply Chain

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How an agile Supply Chain drives a sustainable competitive advantage. As companies reassess their supply chains in light of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as growing pressure to improve sustainability, some lessons can be learned by taking a look back. And while Zara is also an outlier in many other domains, it is really its agile Supply Chain that enabled it to become one of the most profitable fashion brands in the world and sustain rapid growth year after year.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Firstly, many companies are reaching more advanced levels of maturity in sustainability and greening the supply chain. Meanwhile, more third-party agencies and organisations, including governments, are pushing the sustainability agenda. Some of their biggest challenges lie in supply chain and logistics management, with many SMEs struggling to access shipping solutions and distribution networks controlled by gigantic enterprises that focus on serving similarly enormous customers.

Supply Chain Management:Growing interest in sustainability from.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sustainability Services. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Growing interest in sustainability from asset intensive organizations - Part 1 | Main | Asset in Enterprise Asset Management » Growing interest in sustainability from asset intensive organizations - Part 2. Sustainability can be even seen from the other end in the over value chain of electric utilities.

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.

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. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. This Supply Chain mapping must also include your transportation service suppliers.

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The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most definitions of disintermediation characterize it as the elimination of intermediaries, or “ cutting out the middleman “ Further consider that the “Wastes” associated with Lean thinking and principles include transportation, inventory, over production and motion amongst others. For every node of the supply chain this means that there is transportation, movement and handling, inventory, and production and over, or under production. Subscribe Here!

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

ThroughPut

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be. How you manage the transformation and transportation of assets in that supply chain ultimately determines the value you create for the world.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risk management strategies of yesteryear are ineffective in the changing landscape, and no type of transport can avoid risks. For instance, the bankruptcy of South Korea’s 7th largest shipping company (Hanjin Shipping) led to a dramatic reduction in global supply chain shipping capacity. Shippers need to re-evaluate ocean route use and determine which carriers can increase shipping in anticipation of tropical storms. Transport Loss. Subscribe Here!

Five Ways to Be a Shipper of Choice: Lessening Capacity Crunch Impact with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately, being a “shipper of choice” doesn’t just happen overnight; it takes a commitment from the shipper to partner with the carrier, consistency and sustained results, and excellence in communication. One of the most impactful tools in a shipper’s arsenal toward this end is a Transportation Management System (TMS). A recent report by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General said that the trucking industry loses between $1.1

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The ships now have to reduce their Sulphur emission by over 80% – 85% by switching to Lower Sulphur Fuel. This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. Due to the high level of pollutants in the exhaust of the bunker currently used to power some 60,000+ ships globally, the IMO is going to implement a new regulation regarding these fuels on January 1, 2020. Subscribe Here!

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

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GCC chemical industry is not immune to global trade fluctuations, transportation constraints and escalating competition, elevating the importance of supply chains to improve the bottom line. Focussing on lowering logistics costs by coordinating time charters or invest in joint shipping lines to capture ship-owner returns. Dr Shereen’s main research interest is sustainability and supply chain resilience.

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity. It may be time to evaluate your transportation network and approach to procurement and make the move from simply fixing logistics problems as they present themselves to a more strategic, scalable model derived from analytics and not simply rates.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM Goes Greener for Earth Day

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Timed perfectly with Earth Day, IBMs procurement arm has come out with a bold effort requiring its 30,000 suppliers in 60 countries to advance their sustainability efforts. I think John says it best in this quote in the NY Times , “Ultimately, if a supplier cannot be compliant with requirements on the environment and sustainability, we’ll stop doing business with them,” he said. Public Policy & Sustainability Blog. Who said supply chains are boring?

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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

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According to PLS Logistics , global companies will install procurement managers in China for entire organizations by 2025. To meet this increased demands, more manufacturing and logistics partners are looking for ways to shorten product lifecycles through improving inventory management systems, changing shipping strategies and altering the fundamental ways products move from point A to point B. The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers.

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

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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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Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

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In recent months, sustainability and ethical business practices have become cornerstones of the ongoing conversation about how to govern people and manage a business effectively. Without political diversion, today’s companies must take an active role in increasing positive customer experiences and meeting stringent ethics and sustainable practices. Since shippers can immediately identify product location and cost to ship to a consumer, the overall time to delivery decreases.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard. They wanted to talk about why the transportation budget was so out of whack, but many transportation professionals were unprepared to explain it. Conduct a procurement exercise at the same time of year, every year. Be sure the transportation providers you are using are flexible. Will you ship early to avoid the rush?

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

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Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond. Retail Blockchain – Applications of blockchain technology in the retail supply chain go back to the sourcing of a product, validity, sustainable practices during manufacturing, movement through international trade, returns management, and recycling or reclamation of raw materials.

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.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

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Manufacturers and shippers have a duty to ensure sustainability, reports Supply Chain Dive , and an effective sustainability program must consider what happens to products after their lifespan. Integrate supply chain systems into a single platform, providing a combined approach to management of product lifecycles from procurement through reclamation, recycling and disposal.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? planes and ships ); Iran and North Korea and their nuclear ambitions; ISIS exporting its brand of terrorism around the world; and China building islands in the South China Sea (and reportedly putting weapons on them ). Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too.

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.