Final Mile Technology: What Tools Do Freight Shippers Need?

Cerasis

The post Final Mile Technology: What Tools Do Freight Shippers Need? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. How often do you really think about final mile technology? The chances are good that the final mile is often an afterthought, but the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target are changing the narrative. As explained by Supply Chain 24/7, technological development has changed the way supply chains operate, and ongoing development will bridge the.read More.

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Nine Killer Digital Tools for Logistics Professionals

Freightos

What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. As ships evolve from barges to Maersk EEEs, digital tools for logistics professionals evolve too. These are our top digital tools that make life easier for logistics professionals, from sales teams, operations teams and transportation managers to just about any freight professional.

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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. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. Scandit is one of the top mobile online logistics tools used in international logistics in supply chain management. This optimization tool for inventories is cloud based.

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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. Supply chain network and transportation optimization can help make better sourcing and multi-stop route decisions that ultimately result in route design that balances low costs with higher service.

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Transportation Market Tools and Intel

Supply Chain Link

Brokerage Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Dedicated FleetsGuest Post: David Broering, Senior Vice-President, Integrated Solutions Sometimes it feels like you need to be a fortune teller to accurately assess where a supply and demand market is going. However, there are fundamental economic data points that everyone has access to and can understand, and there are also market sentiments that are more specific to an industry. READ MORE.

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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. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools

Talking Logistics

“March Madness” is in full swing in college basketball and some industry analysts might also use a similar term to describe the current transportation environment: “Rate Madness!”. Adding a Transportation Management System (TMS) with support for all modes and powerful optimization tools can be a great game plan to help shippers continue to gain efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve service to customers. Leverage opportunities from across the entire transportation network.

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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.

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. Lack of access to local and regional tools and resources.

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Listen to “Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain” on Spreaker. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

Platform or a Collection of Tools: Which One Do You Prefer for your Digital Transformation Efforts?

Solvoyo

The blender and the oven comprise a collection of tools that includes exchangeable tips and settings that can be used for different cooking endeavors. The difference between a Platform and a collection of Tools is the great recipe book and the right oven settings in our cookie analogy. The platform includes a set of tools, indeed. Different supply chain functions require different tools.

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Pandemic Underscores Necessity of TMS and Other Supply Chain Tech Tools

Supply Chain Collaborator

This visibility connects sales/purchasing with manufacturing, warehouse management, transportation logistics, freight yards, and customers with one version of the truth regarding where orders are from end to end. The post Pandemic Underscores Necessity of TMS and Other Supply Chain Tech Tools appeared first on UltraShipTMS. The Novel Coronavirus pandemic is absolutely playing havoc on supply chains globally and for numerous reasons.

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.

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.

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.

[e-Book] Big Data In The Supply Chain & Transportation Industry

Cerasis

We invite you to download the all new Cerasis e-book "Big Data In The Supply Chain & Transportation Industry." How do supply chain & transportation leaders get started in collecting & using Big Data? What is the impact of Big Data on the Supply Chain & Transportation Industries? How can leaders use big data as a tool to continuously improve? Business Intelligence Data e-Books Supply Chain Transportation big data supply chain

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management

EMERGE App

Finally, we’ll finish by exploring Six Sigma methodologies and tools used in modern Lean Six Sigma and Lean Inventory Management. Six Sigma describes a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. Yellow Belts are employees with basic training in Six Sigma tools and generally participate in projects. However, it does contain tools, processes, and techniques that are still useful for small to medium-sized businesses. Introduction.

Distribution Network Optimization: Modeling Tools Won’t Give You the Answer

Kane is Able

Supply Chain Challenges Logistics Systems Warehouse Operations 3PL Outsourcing Freight TransportationDistribution network optimization has become a white-hot topic these days as “the Amazon effect” leads businesses to evaluate how quickly they can get products to customers. Warehouse optimization modeling exercises examine the upside of being closer to customers versus the downside of carrying more inventory in more locations.

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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

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

Cerasis

Transportation managers are spending upward of 80 percent of working hours just looking for available shipping capacity, reports Talking Logistics , reflecting a portion of companies that have not leveraged the power of a TMS. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

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.

Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.” That is, when conducting a strategic assessment or solution design within a transportation operation, transportation professionals should look for ways to create cost reductions while improving (or without negatively impacting) service levels. A strategic assessment or solution design is an exercise that helps define the current state of a transportation operation.

Creating Measurable Value with Transportation Optimization

Descartes

Supply chain optimization software can help identify missed opportunities Optimization technologies are powerful tools for improving supply chain performance; however, most companies leave lots of money on the table when they deploy them. Getting the most from them requires that companies spend time thinking about how they will be applied, how they will measure the results and how to define success.

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. With the knowledge we’ve gained and the right tools in place, we can enable virtually any shipper to take advantage of the “continuous connection” paradigm.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.

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

Cerasis

Alternatively, managers may want to implement big data in areas that would not necessarily require much change management, such as the actual transportation of goods and products after leaving the facility. This can be easily completed for companies opting to work with a third-party logistics provider(3PL) that offers a solution combining traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) with a transportation management system (TMS) and big data insights. .

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. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

Guess Who Announced New Transportation Management Software (TMS) Functionality Yesterday

Talking Logistics

If I ask you to guess who announced new transportation management software (TMS) functionality yesterday, who would you guess? Yesterday, Ryder announced the launch of Ryder TranSync™— “a patent pending, automated technology tool used to provide Ryder Dedicated or Transportation Management Solutions customers with dynamic transportation planning.” and “What is a transportation management system?”

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation Management?

New Data Insight and Analysis Tool, BluIQ by BluJay, Provides Real-time, Actionable Data Views into Supply Chain Applications

BluJay Solutions

May 14, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, announces the launch of BluIQ by BluJay, a data and insight analysis tool that offers real-time, actionable supply chain data in a configurable visual dashboard. BluIQ by BluJay is designed to be a decision-support tool that sits across BluJay’s applications, extracting data from each application via APIs.

Beware of Real-time Transportation Visibility “Big Hat, No Carrier”

Logistics Viewpoints

Real-time transportation visibility has become a powerful tool for shippers and logistics services providers (LSPs). Because the market is so hot, a number of transportation visibility vendors have entered the space and, to get attention, have made big claims about their tracking capabilities, which are misleading potential users. The post Beware of Real-time Transportation Visibility “Big Hat, No Carrier” appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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4 Questions Before Investing in a Transportation Management Solution

Talking Logistics

Managing transportation — the ebb and flow of rates, capacity, fuel and regulations — is an ongoing challenge for many companies, especially those still using spreadsheets and fax machines to plan and execute shipments. At some point, usually when costs are out of control or service levels are heading south, companies finally make the decision to invest in a transportation management system (TMS) or outsource all or part of their transportation operations to a third party.

The Vital Role Played by Transport in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Game Changer

Indeed, economic growth and competitiveness cannot be achieved without efficient transportation, since it enables logistics to bring its advantages into full play. Various Modes Of Transport Working Together. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

[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.