When It Comes to Trucking, the EU is Not the “United States of Europe”

Talking Logistics

Many shippers, especially those that have grown through mergers and acquisitions, have transportation operations around the world, including the United States and the European Union. That said, “although we have the EU, Europe is not the ‘United States of Europe,’” added Eijsink.

Differences Matter in EU and U.S. Transportation Procurement

TMC

As companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision whether to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. Truckload Procurement. Truckload Procurement.

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.

5 Differences Between Europe and U.S. Transportation Procurement

TMC

As companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision of whether or not to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. Truckload Procurement. Truckload Procurement.

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. The slowest demand for 3pl services will be in outsourcing transportation management, Armstrong stated.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

Each state has a rich manufacturing economy. The supply chain impacts will ripple across the states as Florence moves west. Across the United States, triage teams are working to minimize the impact of Florence. Transportation will become more variable; and even scarce.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now. The Current State of the U.S.

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.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

And the latest Census Bureau data indicates there are over 6 million companies in the United States. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload Procurement

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

And the latest Census Bureau data indicates there are over 6 million companies in the United States. Carrier Management Procurement Transportation Management Carrier Capacity Truckload truckload capacity Truckload Procurement

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. As opposed to increasing ports to ship massive containers of bulk items, regions like North Carolina need to think differently, and to consider new possible locations for transport-driven logistics portals statewide.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

A perfect example of where this phrase applies is the Oil and Gas industry, especially here in the United States where we’ve seen significant change and volatility over the past 5+ years. One area where significant waste exists is transportation management.

Research in Focus: Do You Get What You Pay For in Truck Transportation?

Talking Logistics

That was one of the research questions explored by Nane Amiryan and Sharmistha Bhattacharjee, graduate students at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), in a project sponsored by C.H. Research in Focus Transportation Management C.H.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

project44 Announces Multimodal Integration with Oracle Transportation Management. enVista Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance. Prime members in the United States do get a holiday perk, however.

Navigating the Supply Chain Management Fault Line

Supply Chain Shaman

Decision support includes all forms of planning: demand, supply, revenue, manufacturing and transportation planning. This transfer of ownership reduced the effectiveness of procurement. If you are in the United States have a great Thanksgiving. Tremors. Seismic shifts.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

Some carriers are already reviewing their rail contracts to possibly price routing via the United States East Coast (USEC) to the battleground region on which U.S. This leads to a surplus of containers at specific points in the United States. In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season. Sri is responsible for the global strategy, volumes and revenue for the ocean transportation.

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5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

In the United States, the median wages for a Logistics Manager is around $90,000 annually. Delivering Customer Value through Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Many people don't know that procurement is a part of integrated logistics. In logistics management literature, procurement is also called "Inbound Logistics" or management of incoming materials. This logistics book will show you have to plan and execute procurement strategy in a step-by-step manner.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The HTS is published by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements. United States Trade Representative. The United States is currently renegotiating NAFTA provisions with Canada and Mexico.

What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

ou Feasibility (noun) : The state or degree of being easily or conveniently done. Spiraling transportation costs, tariff shifts and increased expectations for customer service sparks new interest in supply chain planning.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

As the lyrics to today’s Song of the Week state, “we close our eyes and the world has turned around again.”. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Marten Transport Ltd.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

The financial and economic outlook of each mode of transportation. Which countries are ranked as the best logistics performers (we have a long way to go United States). Logistics is, by definition, a functional system which consists in combining and coordinating the operations of different modes of transport as a fundamental pre-requisite for ensuring efficient service. As previously stated, margins and the lack of expertise are a big factor in this movement.

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Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

It is Labor Day weekend in the United States, and the plane is full. Cycle stock is the management of stock required to cycle through production runs and procurement buys effectively. I am sitt ing in seat 4E on an evening flight to San Francisco thinking about my day.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

Inventory measurement is critical and it is money after all in that it took a capital expense to procure. Transportation is measured just as a cost rather than what it does for the rest of the organization.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

The United States currently has FTA’s with six (6) of the 11 TPP countries. Further, policies related to government procurement, state-owned enterprises, intellectual property rights, rules of origin, transparency, competition, trade remedies, and regulatory coherence are all elements of the TPP that can be detrimental to supply chains.

Retreads are Good For Truckers…and Good for the Environment!

NC State SCRC

The American Transportation Research Institute estimates that of the total cost per mile of driving a rig that drives between 80,000 and 125,000 miles per year, the average cost (including drivers wages and benefits) is $1.593 per mile, or which tire cost are $ 0.043 a mile, and fuel costs are $.403 Many of the largest fleets in the United States recognized the value of retreads back in 1970s.

How to Cut Costs by Improving Product Punctuality

Supply Chain @ MIT

By tailoring transportation methods and distribution center processes to match the delivery speed required of each product, companies can reduce the cost of transportation, prevent excess inventory, and eliminate lost sales. In order to make the project more manageable, the research focused on items purchased in China for sale in the United States. Strategy masters thesis MIT CTL product delivery sales volumes supply chain masters program transportation costs

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4 Reasons for the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

Elementum

But in the last 5-10 years, we’ve seen a sea change in the way people view procurement, transportation, and supply chain management. Twenty years ago, those who wanted to make money went into marketing or finance—never procurement.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Some carriers are already reviewing their rail contracts to possibly price routing via the United States East Coast (USEC) to the battleground region on which U.S. This leads to surplus of containers at specific points in the United States.

Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Mountainous regions can be problematic with rocky soil and difficult transportation conditions. The United States offers a variety of climates and geography, both of which impact land costs, construction, operations, cost of living, and the quality of life for the workforce. Depending on what your plant produces, a local, state, or federal regulatory agency will be involved in your decision on location. How far will your vendors need to transport materials?

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

Talking Logistics

Other examples: The United States Postal Service (USPS) published a report in May titled Blockchain Technology: Possibilities for the U.S. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

Bindiya Vakil ( @BindiyaVakil ), Resilinc CEO, notes, “Supply chain, sourcing and procurement professionals are on the front lines of managing global trade risks for their companies. The Control Risks report states, “Brace for the challenge of collecting, storing and transferring data within and between these three domains against a backdrop of inconsistent enforcement and escalating cyber security threats.”.

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

3PL Insights

The company represents almost 8% of trans-Pacific trade shipments for the United States market, and now they have stopped accepting new cargo. There are an increasing number of ships, with still larger vessels being ordered, despite a low demand for goods that need transporting.

Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

” Peter Smith adds, “We’ve probably come to a point where pretty much every sentient senior procurement person understands how important supplier and supply chain risk is — to us as professionals, to our organizations, even to the wider economy and society. As the British journalist Rose George documents in her book Ninety Percent of Everything , some 100,000 enormous freight ships transport 90 percent of the world’s trade.

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

This article briefly overviews some newer features of both state-run and private health organisations’ supply chains, with the emphasis on hospital supply, in an age where limitless funds are definitely no longer a feature. Intermountain Healthcare, Utah, United States.

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

Identify Alternative Transportation Routes. As a result, some shipments moving from Asia to the Gulf Coast and eastern ports of the United States will be forced to reduce cargo loads to meet the new requirements.