Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. And if that isn’t enough to create a bias, maybe these well-known facts will: transportation costs represent the biggest slice of the supply chain cost pie (nearly 60 percent of every supply chain dollar is spent on transportation), and transportation costs can represent 3-12 percent of revenue or more depending on the product type and industry.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Cubic Global Tracking.

Global Trade Management

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Transportation Systems, Defense Systems, and Mission Support Services. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for transport authorities. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 21-25, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In transportation news, the American Trucking Associations reported that its advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% The Pope addressed the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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Big changes coming to the supply line, just not where you thought they’d be


Sure, 3D printers might be able to print space habitats on Mars, but they can’t print everything and there will always be a need to transport an item(s) from one destination to another.

Short Case: Aborn & Co. works for Japanese Multinational Consumer Goods company to reduce transportation costs by $30M

Aborn and Co.

Situation: Headquartered in San Diego, the client is a leading provider of consumer audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Challenge: As the consumer electronics market saw increasing price competition and margin compression, the client was left looking

Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On June 28, 2016, Mr. Kass testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. When the Automated Commercial Environment system goes down in San Diego for two hours during produce season, or when the U.S.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation professional, for example, and all you know is transportation, your opportunities for advancement are limited compared to someone who has a broader supply chain perspective. I’m already scheduled to speak at a couple of conferences in the coming weeks: 60th Annual Food Shippers of America Annual Conference , March 1-3 in San Antonio, TX. Oracle : Oracle Value Chain Summit 2015 , January 26-28, San Jose, CA.

Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?


Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, on how the IoT impacts supply chains, logistics, and the movement of goods. Will the IoT Revolution Force Government to Embrace Silo-Busting?

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints Global Leader in Product, Advanced Technologies & Big Data Analytics, Dr. Bhaskar Ballapragada, to Chief Technology Architect


Menlo Park, San Francisco, California — ThroughPut Inc. , Earlier in his career, Ballapragada was a Senior Process Engineering Consultant with Damon S Williams Associates, where Ballapragada designed the dechlorination Facility for the City of Phoenix Wastewater Treatment Plant , and created the operations manual for the 140 Million Gallons-per-Day City of San Diego Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Blockchain Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

a San Diego fund manager that created an index to track returns of companies adopting the technology. About $16 trillion of physical raw materials are transported around the planet each year, and better tracking offers the promise of big reductions in record-keeping costs.

CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

Last year in San Diego we held the very first SCN Tweetup at CSCMP to which 3 people came. Key to this success was very tightly synchronized multi-vendor product and data flows creating significant inbound transport & process savings and service improvements. NonStop was a consortium of major 3PL and Transport firms which proposed 29 similar facilities across the US in the 1990?s

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


With big data analytics you can take out individual slices and examine it, such as labor content, inputs associated with bill of materials, distribution of transportation, components that drive the cost for a particular item, etc. Discover the latest trends in digital procurement and get more insights from industry experts at the REV2019 Global Procurement Forum in San Diego, CA from October 1-3,2019.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


This guest blog is appropriate to address once again so that we in the manufacturing community and service providers, like Cerasis who makes manufacturers efficient in transportation management, remember to always look towards efficient and investing in the long term, as the current tepid growth we're experiencing could quickly go away if we don't stay vigilant. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Lessons Learned from the Beer Game

Supply Chain Nation

This year, we conducted back-to-back workshops at FOCUS 2017, JDA’s annual conference, and then at the annual GMA conference, which was hosted this year in sunny San Diego.

Top Blog Posts for Third Quarter, 2019

Logistics Trends and Insights

Next week I’ll be participating in Xeneta’s Global Summit in Copenhagen and after that, I’ll be moderating a couple of sessions at Cargo Facts Symposium in San Diego. It’s hard to believe we’re in our final quarter of 2019.

Lessons Learned from the Beer Game

Supply Chain Nation

This year, we conducted back-to-back workshops at FOCUS 2017, JDA’s annual conference, and then at the annual GMA conference, which was hosted this year in sunny San Diego. Retailers are connecting to manufacturers, and manufacturers are connecting to suppliers, sharing information on transportation, warehousing, demand and more.

Sign of the Times


“ NEXT EXIT - SAN FRANCISCO & SAN DIEGO” If you are student of geography, then this can be quite confusing as one is North of LA while the other is South of LA, and you are taking one exit to go North and South?

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

Supply Chain Network

NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management , dedicated transportation , and supply chain solutions , announced today it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric panel vans, the first of their kind in North America, now available for lease or rent.