The Transportation Management System Barbell
APRIL 7, 2016
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
APRIL 15, 2014
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.
Improving Transportation in the Real World
APRIL 21, 2016
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.
The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
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.
The Best is Yet to Come with Transportation Management Systems
APRIL 27, 2017
I conducted my first research study on transportation management systems (TMS) back in March of 1999. And over time, standalone TMS applications focused on a single mode, transportation process, or geographic region have transformed into “platform solutions” that address a broader spectrum of transportation management capabilities in a smarter and more integrated manner. What is a transportation management system?
How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.
The Future of Transportation: The New Airships
The Network Effect
MARCH 12, 2016
A number of companies are working on versions of airships, and see advantages to this mode of transport. Airships are a relatively cheap form of transport as they are self-lifting. The post The Future of Transportation: The New Airships appeared first on The Network Effect.
Trending Transportation News: March 2016
MARCH 31, 2016
Here’s an overview of 6 popular transportation and supply chain news stories from March: Capacity News Inbound Freight
Deliver Better Patient Care through Transportation Management
JUNE 9, 2016
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.
July Transportation News Round Up
JULY 28, 2015
We’ve been keeping track of the various news stories affecting the transportation, supply chain and logistics industries. Here is a quick look at some of the most talked about topics: Transportation Regulations News Technology
Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00
Transportation Cost Drains
The Logistics of Logistics
APRIL 6, 2013
“Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.
Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help
MAY 5, 2015
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.
Driving Continuous Improvement in Transportation Management
JULY 16, 2015
The first three episodes of this educational series focused on the link between transportation management and supply chain excellence , how to define and implement an effective transportation strategy , and the important role technology plays in helping companies successfully execute their transportation strategy. If you’re a transportation executive, you don’t want to miss this timely and important episode. Live Episode: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:00 ET.
The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs
MAY 21, 2015
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.
Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World
APRIL 29, 2015
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?
Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?
AUGUST 9, 2016
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.
The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend)
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
Back in the dotcom days, more than 15 years ago, numerous startups launched transportation marketplaces in a bid to revolutionize the way shippers and carriers worked together. But transportation is not a commodity.
November Transportation News Recap
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Here’s a look at news stories from the supply chain, logistics and transportation industries from November 2015: Bigger Trucks Shot Down. Transportation Supply Chain Railroad News
Executing Your Transportation Strategy: The Essential Role of Transportation Management Technology
MARCH 25, 2015
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.
Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch
Supply Chain Opz
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why
Sober Signs of Global Transportation Structural Change
Supply Chain Matters
MAY 4, 2016
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
5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015
JANUARY 8, 2015
Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. Transport optimization typically reduces spend by 5-15%. The connecting element is the availability of transport details and accurate data.
Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
When Transportation Optimization and New Shopping Behaviors Collide One needs to go back to the early 2000s to see green shoots of modern omni-channel retail. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Supply Chain Convergence Transportation Management Systems omni-channel logistics supply chain conversion TMS Transportation
Complex costs of transportation
Supply Chain Movement
MAY 11, 2016
To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. 10 questions about Freight Spend Management.
Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation
AUGUST 24, 2015
They can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS). Or they can outsource transportation planning and execution to a 3PL that provides managed transportation services (MTS). Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMS
Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization
JANUARY 15, 2015
Guest Commentary Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Transportation Transportation Management Systems North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse.
A Transportation Network is Your Pit Crew
MAY 7, 2015
You’ve developed a well thought out transportation plan that supports your supply chain. You’ve conducted a transportation procurement event and have agreements in place with carrier partners to provide the type of capacity you need, where and when you need it. You’ve communicated the final transportation plan and carrier strategy to your internal and external constituents, and have made essential business process changes to ensure successful execution.
Transportation Procurement in India
APRIL 29, 2016
By Linsa Godwin Sathiamoses | Consultant, Transportation, Chainalytics | Procuring transportation services is an important activity on the supply chain calendar. By all accounts, shippers in Europe and the Americas are using transportation and analytics […].
The 11 Transportation Service Offerings
The Logistics of Logistics
MAY 6, 2013
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.
Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015
DECEMBER 29, 2015
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.
Where Do the Savings from Managed Transportation Services Come From?
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Managed transportation service providers work to deliver transportation solutions to maximize service at the lowest cost through people, process, and technology. The process involves investigating the current transportation activities and engaging in new opportunities for cost-savings while optimizing service levels. A recent ARC Strategies study on managed transportation services found, on average, MTS can save a company between 2 and 10 percent of its transportation spend.
International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up?
DECEMBER 4, 2015
The post International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up? 3PL Global Trade Management Transportation Management Upcoming Episodes international logistics TransplaceLive Episode: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00 ET.
A Portfolio Management Approach to Transportation Optimization
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
A more effective practice is to take a “portfolio management” approach to transportation analysis and optimization, which provides deeper insights into what’s really happening in your transportation network and unlocks greater opportunities for cost savings and continuous improvement.