Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

With distribution centers now within 2-days ground transport of most Americans, Amazon can carefully select the best combination of company-owned, public, and private delivery services to put the average package on your porch for under $4. The post Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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 Management Cost Consideration.

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Unilever launches new sustainable logistics train initiative

Supply Chain Movement

The Green Express train made its first ice cream delivery last week. As of Friday 5 July, a dedicated line will transport Algida ice creams from the Unilever factory in Caivano, near Naples, 700km to the logistics hub in Parma. Train as game-changer. David Beauchamp, Vice President Logistics for Europe said: “Traditionally, goods have been transported by road in Italy but this model is designed to be a game-changer.

Modern Supply Chain Training: How Educational Opportunities Have Shifted

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In 2016, the University of Washington launched a Master of Supply Chain Management degree at their Foster School of Business, and UW Civil and Environmental engineering department began a partially online master’s degree program in Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics.

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. Training for maneuvering over-sized vehicles through roundabouts.

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

New Department of Transportation regulations for driver hours-of-service have impacted driver productivity, requiring more drivers to make up for the decrease. The post Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed? Current Capacity Outlook.

Oracle University Training On Demand - OTM Basics

Oracle SCM

Elspeth Payne , Principal Product Manager in Training Development. We’re all aware of how critical transportation management is to any company that has to move a lot of freight.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Trend #7 : Transportation & Logistics Training and Education Will Grow. . Impact : The demand for highly-trained, certified logistics professionals will continue as companies view SCM as a profit center.

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How Does Transportation Affect Logistics?

Abivin

Transportation is an inseparable component of logistics. While the sights of trucks and trains carrying products of a company or parked at a business facility are common, few people understand how much the economy depends on economic and reliable transport.

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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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.

21st Century Sales Skills for Transportation and Logistics Professionals

The Logistics of Logistics

The program, 21st Century Sales Skills for Transportation Logistics Professionals begins Wednesday, September 19th, 1:00 p.m. The sales improvement program was designed specifically for transportation and logistics professionals and their hectic, unpredictable schedules.

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

Cerasis

Fortunately, Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs) offer a solution to this problem to help in gaining efficiency in transportation management. By outsourcing to a transportation management provider, you can reduce your in-house expenses on shipping processes.

Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.” A strategic assessment or solution design is an exercise that helps define the current state of a transportation operation.

Supply Chain Conferences Complement Logistics Job Training and Education

Inbound Logistics

The optimal way to understand the intricacies of today's supply chain environment is to participate in an educationally focused transportation conference

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. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Editor’s Pick: How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Trucking Industry

Talking Logistics

This post from Kuebix’s blog highlights the use of virtual reality (VR) technology to train truck drivers. Editor's Pick Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kuebix Supply Chain Technology Trends Technology Transportation Management Kuebix transportation truck driver training virtual reality

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

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.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

3 Requirements for Meaningful & Useful Data in Transportation & Business

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As data in transportation becomes more abundant and readily available, the question of “ What data is available ?” Proper system guides should be implemented along with individualized training to mitigate possible bad data entry. LinkedIn The post 3 Requirements for Meaningful & Useful Data in Transportation & Business appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. Business Advice Technology Transportation

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. Geoff says the most critical resource, and often the most difficult one to identify, train and retain, is the “super user.” ” This person might come from the transportation department, process management or IT, depending on the organization.

Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first. Two months ago I had gone from being an Assistant Athletic Director/Strength Coach to a sales rep in the transportation world. For those of you who are just starting out in transportation or for those who remember, this industry can be very overwhelming. It takes time to understand how the transportation regulations we have today came about.

How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment

Talking Logistics

These influences are changing shipper and LSP transportation requirements in real time, which creates a need for designing the right solution to address those challenges. Designing a solution to better manage transportation involves a 3-step approach: Evaluate and understand the current state.

Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

However, shippers, receivers, or carriers engaged in food transportation operations that have less than $500,000 in total annual sales are exempted, and the rule does not apply to the transportation of shelf stable food that is completely enclosed by a container (among other exclusions and exemptions). Carrier must show shipper and, upon request, receiver, that it has maintained appropriate temperature control during transport for food subject to temperature control requirements.

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3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software. Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system.

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FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

But fortunately, the FMCSA just awarded $1 million in grants to help “train and place veterans in careers as commercial truck and bus drivers,” as part of a larger series of programs to help veterans transition into civilian life. Transportation trucking

5 Engagement Strategies in Managing a Relationship With a Transportation Management 3PL

Cerasis

This is our 9th post in our strategic transportation management and logistics series. When selecting a transportation mangement 3PL to aid you in a robust and effective transportation management strategy , defining the rules of engagement is critical to success. When you do engage and hire a 3PL for effective transportation management, it is vital that you look at this relationship as a partnership and not a commodity. Enact Change Management and Training.

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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 Evolving Transportation Conversion: Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal transport takes the phrase ‘planes, trains, and automobiles’ to a whole new level with the ever evolving transportation trend. Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation 3pl

The Growing Skills Gap & How Vocational Training Can Help to Shrink It

Cerasis

More manufacturers are turning toward vocational training and apprenticeship programs to help close the skills gap. However, some manufacturers will continue to avoid vocational programs in the interim, but they should consider the following ways vocational training will be a major player in addressing the growing skills gap. . Vocational Training Blends On-the-Job Training With Education.

Transport collaboration starts with regional partners

Supply Chain Movement

International transport generates approximately seven percent of the world’s carbon emissions and, if things continue as they are, those emissions will increase fourfold by 2050. In addition to being ambassador for syn chromodal transport, Van den Boomen is also programme manager for NewWays.

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

The answer is… transportation. But before lithium can meet its full potential, the problem of transportation must be addressed. How are dangerous goods transported? Recently, air companies warned of the risks involved in transporting large quantities of lithium by air.

How Advancing Technology in Transportation Management Highlight the Growing Trucking Driver Shortage

Cerasis

Predictions for transportation management in 2016 highlighted growing stress and concern. Obviously, supply chain entities providing less-than-truckload and other modes of transportation do not want drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Transportation Management

How to Implement a Transportation Management System SAP

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An advanced enterprise software solution, SAP can help optimize and improve upon the performance of a transportation management company. A transportation management system SAP is a valuable tool for consolidating logistics, shipping, and inventory information. Training.