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.

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year. For members of the CSCMP , the cost of the report is free, but it stands out at $295.00 Some of the key points within the State of Logistics Report include the cost of logistics in the US, managing capacity, and addressing the trucker shortage. The transportation sector of the logistics industry grew by 3.6

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

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.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. Fast, efficient transportation explains a great deal about why cities develop where they do. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements. Thought leadership and a custom approach to international transportation logistics can help companies overcome these challenges. Solution: Global Transportation Optimization. Solution: Global Transportation RFQ Analysis.

Reimagining How You Purchase Transportation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We recently announced our latest innovation, Procure IQ™ , which reimagines the way shippers purchase transportation. Our work together has led to a product and approach that will enhance the way transportation is purchased.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.

Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

The first three episodes of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence , how to define and implement an effective transportation strategy , and the important role technology plays in helping companies successfully execute their transportation strategy. How to measure and report results. If you’re a transportation executive, you don’t want to miss this timely and important episode.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017. Capacity Crunch Transportation transportation capacity

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

The consensus opinion of the most recent Institute for Supply Management (ISM) report is that it reveals weakness in U.S. Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. Weather — If you’re in transportation you know all about the difficult state of affairs many North American shippers are faced with so far this year. No fewer than three major transportation hubs in the U.S.

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.

New Transport Intelligence Study

Supply Chain Movement

The recent study on Supply Chain Risk and Visibility in the Movement of Goods which was carried out by leading transport and logistics research company Transport Intelligence and Kewill is now available. >>Please Transport Intelligence Study. Reports download itsubwaymap Kewill logistics research results risk transport Transport Intelligence visibility

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Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019

Transplace

Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019. We’re halfway through 2019, and throughout the past six months, the transportation industry has experienced a number of events that have affected shippers and carriers alike—including the annual Roadcheck inspection and ongoing capacity fluctuations. Our quarterly industry report is your resource for the latest information on the entire transportation landscape. The post Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019 appeared first on.

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 In late February, LeanLogistics introduced LeanGlobal , a new TMS module that facilitates ocean freight transportation (see my comments at the time), and last week the company announced LeanFleet , a tool designed to streamline fleet planning and execution.

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. And, what are some of the key factors retailers need to consider when developing their transportation plans?

TMS Data: What Should a Transportation Management System Track?

Cerasis

Implementing a TMS opens the door to new insights and advanced reporting capabilities. The post TMS Data: What Should a Transportation Management System Track? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The right application and aggregation of TMS data empower shippers with the information necessary to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility, understand freight costs, and plan for changes in demand.

Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019

Transplace

Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019. We’re halfway through 2019, and throughout the past six months, the transportation industry has experienced a number of events that have affected shippers and carriers alike—including the annual Roadcheck inspection and ongoing capacity fluctuations. Our quarterly industry report is your resource for the latest information on the entire transportation landscape. The post Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019 appeared first on.

Watch: A New Report on Supply-Chain Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

A discussion about the findings from a new study by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics What makes a supply chain resilient?

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Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

Transplace

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting . For example, the Journal of Commerce recently reported, “as of April 1, 2018 shippers sending truckloads to one retailer have to deliver on the scheduled arrival date at least 85% of the time or face a penalty based on the value of the products shipped. To help meet the increasing demands from retailers put on today’s CPG shippers, Transplace has created The Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report.

Blockchain & Transportation Management: How Will the Ledger Technology Impact Shippers?

Cerasis

The promise of an incorruptible ledger for use in transportation management will reduce inefficiencies and create opportunities in supply chains. With the potential blockchain growing with the interest of software giants, more supply chains are turning to blockchain & transportation management with open arms. This results in higher costs of implementation and delays in effective transportation management using new technologies. Blockchain Transportation Management

Quarterly Industry Report: Q1 of 2019

Transplace

Quarterly Industry Report: Q1 of 2019. Looking for the latest on the entire transportation landscape? Our quarterly industry report is your one-stop-shop. Click here for the full report, and if you would like this report delivered directly via email at the end of each quarter, you can subscribe here. The post Quarterly Industry Report: Q1 of 2019 appeared first on.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens. Growing demand for truck transportation over the past year has exacerbated industry capacity constraints as carriers continue to struggle with recruiting and retaining a qualified truck driver workforce.

New Report Unveils Top 5 Transportation Issues Expected in 2014

Tompkins Blog

RALEIGH, NC — Shippers and carriers this year can expect to see many new trends related to transportation, as well as a continuation of several critical challenges from 2013. Trends in the Transportation Industry , a report by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, pulls back the curtain on today’s hottest transportation issues. The transportation industry can expect to see these new issues emerge throughout 2014: Shift from diesel to natural gas.

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. Penny Co, reports William B. The Key to visibility lies in asset and shipment tracking, and new systems, including transportation management systems (TMS) , must be able to handle the increased level of services and frequency found in last mile delivery as e-commerce grows. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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 ?” Proper expectations should be set with your provider regarding the reporting requirements. These should include the exact analytics needed, the timing of report generation, and parties within your organization responsible for collaborative evaluation. Business Advice Technology Transportation

What Is the Impact of Big Data in the Transportation & Supply Chain Industries?

Cerasis

This graphic shows the true scope of impact of big data in the Transportation, SupplyChain & Logistics industries. . But nearly all of these processes revolve around a few common factors, reports DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation, and you need to understand what they mean for the supply chain and transportation industries. . Big Data in the Transportation Industry Results inFewer Errors in Delivery & Pickup. . Data Supply Chain Transportation

Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology

Kinaxis

Their testing spans across many industries including aerospace, automotive, surface transportation, construction, energy, and sports. I found it interesting to discover that one of their current projects has direct impact on supply chains; more specifically, on freight transportation. alone, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported that trucks carried 10.49 According to a report released by Transport Canada, some studies have shown fuel savings as high as 21 percent.

Improving Transportation in the Real World

Talking Logistics

Ideal transportation operations are difficult to achieve, but an ideal approach to improving transportation in the real world — finding real savings and adding value to other functional areas in the supply chain, or business more broadly — is achievable. These six steps allow shippers and 3PLs to improve transportation operations and increase supply chain value in the most ideal way possible.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

In fact, two-thirds of consumer shopping journeys include internet research, reports McKinsey & Company , as well as word-of-mouth recommendations and past experiences. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

The Essential Role of TMS in Executing Your Transportation Strategy

Talking Logistics

Why is transportation management technology essential for companies to execute their supply chain strategy? The use of transportation technology helps with some of the low-hanging fruit, such as automating repetitive tasks, but it certainly does more than that. It’s going to capture a wealth of data, and if done correctly, can help you turn that data into information that you can use to improve not just your transportation practices but your whole supply chain.

Put on Your “There Has to Be a Better Way” Glasses: Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Everybody agrees that driving continuous improvement is important, especially in transportation management, but in many cases, companies are so consumed with their day-to-day activities that it’s difficult for them to find the time for it. In the short video clip below, Bill shares an example of how a customer was spending 40 man-hours per month on accrual reporting, which was preventing important members of their team from spending more time on strategic initiatives.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Price points for hardware and communications have fallen, and the reliability and capabilities of mobile technologies for transportation have vastly improved. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

Lockdowns put e-commerce on steroids finds report

EFT

Furthermore, looking at value, consumers reported increasing the proportion of their online grocery shopping by 95% during the Covid-19 crisis, nearly doubling their online spend.

Understanding How Parcel Cost Control Reduces Total Transportation Costs

Cerasis

Understand Accessorial Charges Contribute to 20 Percent of Total Transportation Costs Parcel cost control must underscore the importance of controlling accessorial charges, including fuel surcharges and surcharges not otherwise specified, like Saturday delivery, next-day delivery, and hazardous material handling. Knocking accessorial charges out of the equation lowers total transportation costs. Small Package Transportation