Improving on Strategic Sourcing

Logistics Viewpoints

These days, sourcing has become a common discipline in supply chain and transportation management. There is an organizational expectation that transportation modes will be sourced and cost will be taken out of the network with some regularity. To get more out of the market, we need to change the approach, as it is no longer enough to simply conduct a “bid” for transportation […].

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?

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

However, if your role is managing the movement of widgets from point A to point B, or multiple points, the freight procurement task before you can be labor intensive and time consuming — unless you use a technology solution specifically designed for transportation sourcing.

Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Transportation costs ranked second, and labor costs ranked third.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

stock, and the ability to transport goods on. simply seeing information in one place, aggregating data from multiple sources. the transportation space, you see a. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the.

Don’t Jump In Without a Plan: Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

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

Creating a Sourcing and Procurement Process Plan

Arkieva

What are the key elements of a sourcing and procurement process plan? Strategic sourcing is a fact based and systematic approach that organizations use to optimize the management of their supply chain. Creating a sourcing and procurement plan.

Does Your Company Have A Solid Transportation Procurement Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain professionals have a tremendous amount of demands and pressures to be aware of and transportation procurement is one of those pressures. There is a need, a growing need to drive better performance and outcomes from sourcing events. Procurement/Sourcing Transportation Transportation Management Systems transportation sourcingThe logistics marketplace is dynamic and demands attention to truly optimize and enable strategic advantage.

Is Amazon In-Sourcing or Creating a New Service? You Already Know

Cerasis

The post Is Amazon In-Sourcing or Creating a New Service? You Already Know appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics amazon in-sourcingAmazon didn’t get to where it is today (hit a market cap of $1 trillion in Sept. 2018) by resting on its laurels. At the time I wrote this, Amazon’s market cap is $777.8 billion. We can all rest assured that Amazon is looking to get back up to $1 trillion and stay there.

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. Kevin discusses three factors that are helping to drive the reshoring trend, but the one that caught my attention the most was how companies are shifting their focus from least-cost sourcing to best-cost sourcing. One is the thought process around best-cost sourcing versus least-cost sourcing.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Sourcing it from third-party sources is interesting and. IoT-sourced data offers exciting opportunities but in the shipping industry, there’s value within. multiple sources. transport. INSIGHT PAPER: Toppling 2 Major Misconceptions.

Strategic sourcing enters a new age. Are you keeping up? (Part 1)

ivalua

Since its inception in the late 1980s, strategic sourcing has always been about getting the best value for the goods and services purchased from third party suppliers. The processes and strategies driving supply chain management success are evolving and strategic sourcing is being redefined.

Amazon’s Assault on Direct Logistics and Transportation Services Becoming Far More Evident

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, Amazon lobbed another grenade across the parcel logistics and transportation industry with the announcement of the expansion of Amazon Shipping. Make no mistake that Amazon will indeed serve as a continued logistics and transportation industry disruptor.

Ocean Container Transportation Trends Remain Dynamic

Supply Chain Matters

Data emanating from the global ocean container transportation area again indicates important trend shifts that industry supply chain teams need to continue to monitor. Business-as-usual assumptions related to ocean transport no longer hold credence with these market dynamics. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation trends Supply chain Matters blog

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Lessons in Transportation Sourcing Optimization Presented by Chainalytics & Coupa

CHAINalytics

The post Lessons in Transportation Sourcing Optimization Presented by Chainalytics & Coupa appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Transportation coupa Freight Procurement freight sourcing sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

sources of value for customers. activities involved in the transport of that inventory. Without a centralized data source insights are difficult to gather and hidden.

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.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

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

Cerasis

Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. 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? This requires a new broad look at the business of transportation supply chain, including supply chain management, logistics, & procurement.

Transformative Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

It can be a difficult choice to make; supply chains are not one-size-fits-all, and your transportation technology solutions shouldn’t be, either. It could be the “just right” fit a company is looking for, especially when considering large-scale changes to a transportation model.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

process has been scaled in-house, then out-sourced, and partnered with rigid, error-prone ETL automation. An example, when the transport team says a shipment has arrived at port, the. chain design, procurement, and transportation with greater precision and will.

Spiking Air Freight Transportation Volumes are Warning Signs

Supply Chain Matters

Industry and business media report spiking shipping volumes in trucking, air freight and other transportation routings. Logistics and transportation industry teams are naturally euphoric, and view such trends with high optimism. Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Transportation and Logistics blogs- independent analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. New opportunities in the transportation industry are thriving. Transportation professionals seeking to stay on top of trends in the industry look to implementing these trends. Disruption of Transportation Industry.

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Transportation management technology evolved throughout 2016. The IoT Became a Core Concept in Transportation Management Technology. Increasing urban mobility and accessibility of shipment routes are driving forces of IoT use in transportation management technology.

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics of Logistics

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation. In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation. Customer Service: The Real Source of SCM Innovation. He spends his time consulting and writing B2B marketing content helping transportation and logistics companies develop and implement their B2B blogging strategies.

The Benefits of Maintaining Transportation Sourcing Analytics through a Platform Dashboard

CHAINalytics

However, this article will focus primarily on the tools aspect of the sourcing … The post The Benefits of Maintaining Transportation Sourcing Analytics through a Platform Dashboard appeared first on Chainalytics.

Sober Signs of Global Transportation Structural Change

Supply Chain Matters

For some time, Supply Chain Matters has brought attention to the building overcapacity situation that is occurring across global focused transportation sectors. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics AP Moller-Maersk independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog

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.

More Indications of Rapidly Changing Global Transportation Trends

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the annual peak period of global transportation over the next three months, there are additional troubling signs related to global transportation trends, trends that indicate more excess capacity remaining in ocean and air cargo, but continued restricted capacity within U.S.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Breaking Transportation News- P3 Alliance Suspended

Supply Chain Matters

This is a stunning development concerning global transportation. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation and logistics trends P3 Network in global transportation Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters Various business media are reporting today that the proposed P3 Alliance, involving a shipping capacity alliance among the top three global ocean container lines has now been suspended.

7 Trending Transportation Updates: November 2016

PLS Logistics

The same-day delivery window requires a new way of thinking about transportation and logistics. Source ). Source). Transportation Supply Chain NewsLittle Change in Economy, but Rate Increase Coming.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

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

Point of View Commentary: Techies vs. Brokers in Global Transportation and What Will Likely Change

Supply Chain Matters

We feature this point-of-view guest commentary as a sidebar to our 2017 Prediction of continued global transportation industry turbulence. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics Cory Margand guest blog SimpliShip.com Supply chain Matters blog

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

Cerasis

To combat freight spend, supply chain entities have devoted huge investments and deployed developmental teams to find ways to improve efficiency, manage all parts of the manufacturing and shipping process, and eliminate all sources of delays. What Is a Transportation Consolidation Program?