Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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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 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016

GlobalTranz

Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Kelli Harris, a consultant and recent college graduate in Logistics Management.

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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. If you’re reading this, you might not be aware of just how much Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) can help you streamline your practices for cost reductions, increases in on-time delivery, and process efficiency.

Driver Training & Engagement with Luma – Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

For the transportation industry, Luma works directly with carriers to customize their training and learning goals through tailored driver and employee training. A lot of times, training is delivered where an instructor just talks and tells you information.

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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Modern Supply Chain Training: How Educational Opportunities Have Shifted

AFFLINK

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. Supply chain training has exponentially grown in demand, and educational opportunities have shifted to meet this need. In the past, supply chain training was something done on the job.

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

GlobalTranz

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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5 Transport Company Services!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Transport company services article and permission to publish here provided by Saeed Darwish. Are you looking to hire a transport company? A transport company does far more than taking your shipment from point A to point B. Transport Company Services. Subscribe Here!

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

GlobalTranz

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

GlobalTranz

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

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.

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

GlobalTranz

Fortunately, Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs) offer a solution to this problem to help in gaining efficiency in transportation management. If your business has considered outsourcing or you are new to the idea, we at Cerasis, a 3PL or more aptly, a transportation management provider , will show you how a 3pL can provide significant benefits you in these 8 key ways. A Transportation Management Provider Have the Bargaining Chips.

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

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.

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.

Transportation in the Americas: A Cross-Country Comparison

MIT Supply Chain

Latin American countries have particular challenges related to truck transport. Truck transportation comprises 75% of all freight in Latin America. An international transportation comparison with qualitative coding The TTPI gives a country an overall rating on a scale of 1–4.

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

GlobalTranz

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. .

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. BrokerWare is a transportation management system (TMS) for Non-Asset Based Freight Brokers.

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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. What is transportation? Transportation is one of the largest industries in the world. Transportation is a key element in the logistic chain. Image Source) There are different modes of transportation.

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. This also has added capacity as carriers do not lose one or more weeks of drive time spent onboarding and training a driver that moves over from another carrier. The post Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed? Current Capacity Outlook.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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 transportation is defined as a long-haul movement of shipping containers and truck trailers by rail, combined with a (usually much shorter) truck movement at one or both ends. Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation 3pl

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. Transportation operations are typically where the symptoms (excess costs) of upstream or downstream order process issues arise.

The Biggest Challenges Facing Transport Companies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Transport companies article and permission to publish here provided by Lasse Pettersen. The Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent response have changed the day-to-day realities of transportation and trucking. Challenges Facing Transport Companies. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

New UK lockdown adds to pressure on transport firms training for post-Brexit

BluJay Solutions

The post New UK lockdown adds to pressure on transport firms training for post-Brexit appeared first on BluJay Solutions Ltd.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. Ocean Freight Transportation Trends 2020.

Trains, Planes and Two Essential Elements of a Strategic Supply Chain Management Program

BlueYonder

However, in order to strategically manage the supply and demand, inventory, transportation and other critical aspects of a company’s operations, it is important to have the knowledge and skill sets available within the organization. Studies confirm that untrained or poorly trained users will cost significantly more to support than well-trained users. Cloud Services Supply Chain Supply Chain Management JDA Software jdasoftware Supply Chain Training

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant. Are these practices part of your organization’s transportation management system?

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