Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Outside of the Paris Agreement, the European Union (EU) has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by around 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Cost reductions sometimes go hand-in-hand with GHG reductions, but some measures could increase transport costs.

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How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?

Cerasis

Transportation modes used in procurement and shipping. As explained in a previous blog post, continuous improvement in an organization can be achieved through the use of performance measurement tools via big data. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. This optimization tool for inventories is cloud based.

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10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. Use External Benchmarking Tools. Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. Internal tools have a way of making the company appear better than it truly is. Consider Cyber Security Concerns in the Procurement Supply Chain.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

procurement officers believe the quality of data is a major barrier, and the. An example, when the transport team says a shipment has arrived at port, the. intelligence (BI) tools for data visualizations and receive analysis that used to.

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.

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time.

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.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

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. The Solution: Shippers Must Use Out-of-the-LTL-Box Strategies Shippers must take a more strategic approach to truckload procurement, explains CH Robinson via Supply Chain 24/7.

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?

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

Indirect Procurement – It’s Time to Rise and Shine!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet the lack of attention and focus that Indirect Procurement is often given is inconsistent with the true importance of this area. Indirect Procurement takes a back seat to Direct Procurement unfortunately. But it is time for Indirect Procurement to stand up and be counted!

How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

For example, supply procurement, manufacturing processes and warehousing information should be the first considerations. LinkedIn The post How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy? Data Supply Chain Transportation

3 Requirements for Meaningful & Useful Data in Transportation & Business

Cerasis

As data in transportation becomes more abundant and readily available, the question of “ What data is available ?” If you are looking for more insights from your data in transportation, contact Cerasis to inquire about our reporting we provide to our shipper customers who use our transportation management system as an enablement tool towards transportation procurement efficiency. Business Advice Technology Transportation

Are You Getting the Most out of Your Transportation Modeling Tool?

CHAINalytics

| By Scott Gowan | Director, Transportation | Chainalytics | Strategic transportation planning tools can prove to be a valuable asset as long as you take full advantage of what they bring to the table.

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Imbalanced Investments: Transportation Spending vs. Procurement Technology (Part 1)

Supply Chain Network

According to the latest American Shipper benchmark survey, transportation spending increased in 2012 – according to 75 percent of respondents – remaining unscathed by budget cuts. Shockingly, though, companies are failing to invest in the necessary procurement tools to manage spend and optimize their transportation networks. In my next post, I’ll hit on the top strategies to improve the procurement process and uncover hidden savings in your logistics network.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

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. 6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. This is especially relevant for third-party logistics and transportation management service providers, whose service fee is based on reducing cost and streamlining the shipper’s supply chain.

How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 1)

Jaggaer

JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. . Procurement Trends in Manufacturing. How are they impacting the procurement organization and proficiency? But it takes time, knowledge, and tools to be able to do that.

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation.

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. JDA Transportation Manager.

The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

EcoVadis

What does this momentum tell us about the state of sustainability this year – and what does the current landscape specifically mean for procurement teams? At the same time, fuel price volatility is disrupting the logistics and transport of products.

7 Steps to Product Procurement Pricing that Suppliers Can Support

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new tool enables procurers to negotiate product prices without bargaining away supplier goodwill. When bargaining with suppliers over a product price, how can procurement professionals secure the best deal without damaging a valued relationship by being overly aggressive?

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers

NC State SCRC

To keep yourself in business, there are plaintiffs attorneys that are finding out what transportation is doing, and trying to find the big deep pockets to pay damages like the $281M damage awarded in Texas – because the smaller carrier won’t be able to pay.”

Can Sales and Procurement Ever be BFF’s?

NC State SCRC

The relationship between sales and procurement has always been a contentious one, and the idea of a friendship evolving between the two functions is laughable in the minds of many managers I’ve met with. Sales account managers accuse procurement of being purely price focused, and not recognizing the components of value. This situation does not always accrue – as there are cases where harmonious partnerships exist between sales and procurement.

Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Why have so few companies adopted a Transportation Management System (TMS) solution? The fundamental premise was that we had great Supply Chain expertise, tools, systems and processes which we could easily offer to customers. Transportation Management System. Subscribe Here!

Advanced Bid Design – Robust Lane and Carrier Classification

Logistics Viewpoints

By Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Engineering and Cindy Bosecker, Director of Procurement, Transplace There are three critical phases or elements of a truckload bid event – the upfront development of bid strategy, the execution of the bid, and the use of scenario management tools to drive final bid assignments. Guest Commentary Procurement Transportation Transportation Management Systems

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Why Procurement Simplified Is Much More than a Slogan

Jaggaer

Deloitte’s 2019 Global CPO Survey identifies the key challenges that procurement professionals are struggling to tackle. The complex role of the chief procurement officer (CPO) now faces emerging economic and political risks in every direction they turn — and they feel pressured to cut costs along the way,” writes Deloitte. Full details of the report, which was conducted in association with procurement market intelligence firm Spend Matters and Odgers Berndston, are available here.

Shippers: One Action Could Save You Millions on Inbound Transportation Management Costs

BluJay Solutions

But even in doing so, one area that is overrun with inefficiency is often overlooked – inbound transportation management. The top 8 improvements we have seen achieved in inbound transportation are: Cost savings from: More efficient use of equipment and fuel.

Global Logistics and the Transportation Management Center: The Next Phase in Network Agility

Supply Chain Nation

The TMC merges technology, organization and processes to establish a set of services leveraging the scale and efficiency of consolidated network planning, procurement and unified metrics with the agility of localized execution.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small.

Finding Global Transportation Optimization Opportunities

Talking Logistics

When considering your global transportation network, do you have the infrastructure needed to effectively and efficiently optimize it? Will you need to procure equipment and bookings using forecasts, then re-plan again with the actual orders? Software that was truly designed for multimodal, multi-leg transportation optimization can uncover new ways of moving freight around the world.

Brilliant Logistics Life Hack for Transportation Planners in 2019

Supply Chain Collaborator

The following logistics life hack, specifically directed at transportation managers, presses an existing TMS element into service in an unexpected, unorthodox way and promises to save shippers significantly on freight costs by providing an innovative way to validate rates in a volatile environment. That means, unless your company runs procurement events very regularly you’re poised to be overpaying. Blog Collaborator Blog spot market Spot quote spot tool

Transport Topics Interview Subjects Get it wrong on Cloud Logistics

Supply Chain Collaborator

A recent article by Transport Topics’ Seth Clevenger inadvertently underscores the extent to which many transportation departments are way behind the times when it comes to the use of technologies for supply chain logistics management.

The Million Dollar Transportation Strategy Question – When Do You Need A Multi-Carrier Parcel Solution?

BluJay Solutions

When reviewing their transportation strategy and calculating shipping budgets, they are forced to ask,“Do we want to or can we afford to be held hostage by our carrier?”. In summary, consider carriers as a central element of your transportation strategy.

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