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

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.

Trending Sources

Transformative Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

A common question in supply chain is “Should we outsource, at the potential expense of control, workforce morale and visibility, or should we insource a technology solution for our team to manage in-house?”

Deliver Better Patient Care through Transportation Management

Ryder Exchange

Healthcare Supply Chain Technology Transportation ManagementThe healthcare industry continues to see growing pressure from increasing patient numbers, as well as the drive to improve costs, quality of care, and availability of affordable care.

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation

Talking Logistics

Building a strong transportation management foundation is a critical pre-requisite for companies to execute their supply chain strategies and achieve their growth and financial objectives. In this first episode of an educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence, Chris Timmer from LeanLogistics outlines the attributes of a strong transportation management foundation and how to build it.

Want a Better Supply Chain? Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Now more so than ever, corporations understand the tremendous impact logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. While some organizations have the human capital, industry depth and expertise, and IT infrastructure to manage their transportation on an insourced basis, a majority do not.

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.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management.

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.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

However, forward logistics management skills (involving original production and distribution of new products) may scarcely apply to reverse processes of moving products from buyers’ locations in order to recover remaining value or appropriately dispose of items.

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.

Executing Your Transportation Strategy: The Essential Role of Transportation Management Technology

Talking Logistics

The first two episodes of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence , and how to define and implement an effective transportation strategy. In this episode, led by Chris Johnson, VP Research and Development at LeanLogistics , we will discuss the important role technology plays in helping companies successfully execute their transportation strategy. Live Episode: April 2, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

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. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain.

5 Transportation Management System Benefits & The Ever Expanding use of a TMS by Shippers

Cerasis

The transportation management system is undoubtedly one of the buzzwords of the modern logistics industry. Shippers around the globe are realizing why the time has arrived to take advantage of transportation management system benefits.

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?”

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.

Lean 55

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation [Episode Highlights]

Talking Logistics

Building a strong transportation management foundation is a critical prerequisite for companies to execute their supply chain strategies and achieve their growth and financial objectives. Chris discussed the components of an effective transportation management strategy, how to develop and manage successful carrier relationships, and the need for well-defined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and business processes. How are we going to manage?

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.

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.

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. However, we also saw a large portion which were the popular transportation articles, focus on better process and staying strategic. We call this the transportation supply chain.

Why You Should Include Parcel in Your Omni-modal Transportation Management Plans

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, shippers and logistics service providers are scrambling to incorporate parcel freight optimization and execution into their enterprise transportation management operations. Here are three reasons why you should consider integrating parcel into your transportation plans: 1.

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 Importance of Transportation Management

PLS Logistics

Freight transportation is a subset of logistics management. Transportation involves moving goods from one location to another by any mode (air, rail, barge, maritime or road). Supply Chain Shipping Transportation Solutions

[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.

[e-Book] 2016 Trends in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management

Cerasis

The industries of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management, like much of the modern world, are seeing substantial change as new technologies come on board. Beyond technology, the trends in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management shine a light on one of the most important parts of any business: People. e-Books Logistics Manufacturing Supply Chain Technology Transportation Management e-book

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. Here are four important, yet often overlooked, factors companies must consider before investing in a transportation management solution: Is it time to redesign your transportation network?

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. Schulz of Logistics Management.

What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?

Cerasis

Rather than looking at it with only two options, shippers need a third solution; they need to take advantage of an LTL transportation management system (TMS), focusing on how leveraging today’s systems, like the Cerasis Rater , can maintain profitability and drive expenses down. What Modules Should an LTL Transportation Management System Offer? Vendor Management for Inbound Freight Management. LTL Transportation Management“Unsustainable.”.

A Transportation Management System or Managed Transportation Services? Why Not Both?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year the ARC Advisory Group did a study on the ROI a shipper would get by having their transportation managed by a third party logistics firm. In a managed transportation services (MTS) arrangement, a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute the shipper’s moves. We’ve done similar research on transportation systems (TMSs).

Put on Your “There Has to Be a Better Way” Glasses: Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Everybody agrees that driving continuous improvement is important, especially in transportation management, but in many cases, companies are so consumed with their day-to-day activities that it’s difficult for them to find the time for it. That was my opening question for Bill Madden, Director of Managed Services at LeanLogistics , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Transportation Management Boosts Load Routing, Reduces Emissions

Ryder Exchange

Since around 2000, transportation management analysts have used ‘transportation planning’ applications to review customer orders across contracted carriers. Transportation management, however, is no “set it and forget it” solution. Transportation Management

Defining the Future of Transportation Management Systems

Talking Logistics

The role and capabilities of transportation management systems (TMS) must continue to evolve and improve as transportation networks and operations become more dynamic and complex. Companies that continue to manage their transportation operations with outdated systems, or worse, with Excel spreadsheets, will find it difficult or impossible to keep pace with their customer requirements, as well as their cost and strategic objectives.

The Case for Millennials in Transportation Management Jobs

Supply Chain Collaborator

We often discuss how TMS is crucial to shippers’ fiscal plans, customer service strategies, supply chain management plans and sales execution processes. The reality is hiring Millennials today to join your transportation department is the best thing a smart supply chain manager or CSCO can do.

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?

3PL 17

Shippers: One Action Could Save You Millions on Inbound Transportation Management Costs

Kewill

But even in doing so, one area that is overrun with inefficiency is often overlooked – inbound transportation management. The top 8 improvements we have seen achieved in inbound transportation are: Cost savings from: More efficient use of equipment and fuel.

Download: The Impact of Big Data in the Supply Chain & Transportation Management Industry Webinar Replay, Transcript & Presentation

Cerasis

For this 60 minute webinar, join Adam Robinson, Marketing Manager at Cerasis, as he discusses how Big Data provides actionable insight to truly affect business outcomes, resulting in reduced supply chain costs and a more strategic approach to transportation management. 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? •

5 Examples of an Efficient Transportation Management System

4 Way Logistics

With the rising cost of transportation, companies are desperately vying to look for an efficient systems and processes that make their teams more productive. This means you can manage the exceptions rather than every transaction. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Technology