4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience

Talking Logistics

Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: One of the 4 Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience is Portfolio Strategy. The second pillar is Transportation Strategies. How does a TMS enable a successful transportation experience?

Transformative Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

It can be a difficult choice to make; supply chains are not one-size-fits-all, and your transportation technology solutions shouldn’t be, either. It could be the “just right” fit a company is looking for, especially when considering large-scale changes to a transportation model.

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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.

Considering Rail Transportation

PLS Logistics

Historically, rail transport hasn’t been the first choice for a plenty of industries. Significant investments in the intermodal transportation in the recent decades made it more reliable, cost-effective and service-oriented. Have you ever shipped anything via railroads?

Transportation Logistics


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.

September Transportation News Recap

PLS Logistics

Here is a quick summary of some of the most talked about transportation, supply chain and logistics topics from September 2015: Diesel Prices Fluctuating. Transportation Supply Chain News

Dedicated Transportation Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

This coming year, the dedicated transportation market across North America will. Supply Chain Transportation Truck Drivers

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018


Transportation management will evolve dramatically in 2018. In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained by James Jaillet of Overdrive Online , will demand newer, faster and more efficient transportation management systems (TMS). Fortunately, shippers can prepare for increasing prices by understanding these 5 top transportation management trends. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

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

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the Food Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

If I’m a transportation or logistics executive at a food company and I have five minutes with the CEO and CFO of my company to make a case for implementing a TMS, what should I emphasize?

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Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Their testing spans across many industries including aerospace, automotive, surface transportation, construction, energy, and sports. I found it interesting to discover that one of their current projects has direct impact on supply chains; more specifically, on freight transportation.

July Transportation News Round Up

PLS Logistics

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

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management


The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

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.

October Transportation News Recap

PLS Logistics

Here are some of the most talked about transportation, supply chain and logistics topics from October 2015

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00

August Transportation News Round Up

PLS Logistics

We’ve kept track of the many news stories and topics affecting transportation, supply chain and logistics this month. Here is quick summary of some of the trendiest topics out there: Logistics Transportation 3PL Supply Chain News

A Portfolio Management Approach to Transportation Optimization

Talking Logistics

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.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 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.

Trending Transportation News: March 2016

PLS Logistics

Here’s an overview of 6 popular transportation and supply chain news stories from March: Capacity News Inbound Freight

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The Future of Transportation: The New Airships

The Network Effect

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.

Improving Transportation Safety and Efficiency Through Technology

Ryder Exchange

Technology is transforming the fleet management, transportation, and logistics business, just as it is every other industry. Fleet Management Supply Chain Transportation Management Nov 2016

The Features of a Successful Transportation Management System (TMS)

PLS Logistics

An effective Transportation Management System (TMS) can relieve frustration out of your day if you’re a shipper, carrier, or 3PL. 3PL Management Shippers Shipping Big Data Productivity TMS Technology Transportation Solutions Risk Management Supply Chain Disruptions Carrier Performance Suppliers strategy communication broker brokerage Trucking Transportation management system Transporation

Trending Transportation Updates: January 2018

PLS Logistics

Logistics Transportation Supply Chain Oil & Gas News Manufacturing Canada diesel price transportation news Autonomous Tesla Trump President Trump Trucking 2018 Trending transportation topics USDOT Department of Transportation trade Elaine Chao EIA NAFTA Diesel US DOT DOT United States Department of Transportation North American Free Trade Agreement Congress The White House Politics Mexico North America Crude Oil Tesla Truck2018 Winter Storms Were in Full Effect.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend


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.

Last-Mile Delivery: The Next Battleground in Transportation

Talking Logistics

How is this segment of the transportation market different from the others? How is this segment of the transportation market different from the others?

The Building Blocks of Transportation Visibility

PLS Logistics

Only 35% of organizations use a transportation management system (TMS), meaning most companies do not have much visibility into shipping processes, but more importantly, don’t have access to data that’s part of the end to end supply chain insight that’s necessary for big data initiatives.

What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected by Capacity Crunches?


The same holds true for their impacts on varying transportation modes. rely on these three dominant transportation modes, let’s look at how capacity crunches affect them. The way capacity crunches impact different transportation is inherently complex.

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?


Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Making Transportation Collaboration Work

Talking Logistics

Today, however, more and more companies are revisiting collaboration with renewed interest and motivation, especially in truckload transportation, where regulations like hours-of-service and other factors are constraining capacity. How do you make transportation collaboration work? The post Making Transportation Collaboration Work appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Transportation Business Intelligence: Drowning in Data or Winning with Insights?

Talking Logistics

This is especially true in transportation management, as companies work across many modes, many geographies, and many sources of data, including from GPS and mobile devices. Today you can ask and get fast answers to really complicated questions, like ‘What is the average transportation cost for shipping widget X by less-than-truckload this year to date?’ — questions that in the past required a lot of time and data crunching to answer.”.

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Revisiting Transportation Forecasting

Talking Logistics

Many companies have collaborative planning and forecasting processes with suppliers and manufacturing partners, but very few companies translate demand and production forecasts into transportation capacity requirements. In this episode, Adrian discusses the key challenges and opportunities associated with transportation forecasting. Watch as Adrian discusses: Two key reasons why transportation forecasting has been a challenge to implement.

Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

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

Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

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