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Transportation Strategies for Continued Success

Logistics Viewpoints

The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS). Below are some transportation strategies for success for suppliers of TMS, TES, and MTS.


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The Importance of Transportation Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

I am working on my latest Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems study, which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2025, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, customer size, and mode.

Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off


We conclude our series on supplier quality management (SQM) today with a look at some case studies and examples of benefits derived from the application of a supplier quality management system. As the world is more distributed and players within the supply chain in transportation, manufacturing, and distribution are varied, applying a supplier quality management system in your business may allow you to stay more strategic and collaborative.

How to Reduce Transportation Costs

Trinity Logistics

If not managed properly, your transportation can cost you substantial money. With costs rising recently, it’s easy to see why the challenge for many companies has been to reduce their transportation costs. STEPS TO REDUCE TRANSPORTATION COSTS.

What Is Transportation Optimization and What Does It Have to Do With Managed Transportation


Additional opportunities can be reached through transportation optimization whether using a 3PL or 4PL. It's important to understand how transportation optimization can work well with managed transportation service providers to attain that goal. Blog Transportation Management

Best Fleets to Drive For: Bison Transport

The Supply Chain Journal

Fleet: Bison Transport. Our commitment to safety is supported with our ‘Right To Decide’ policy with live examples of this shared openly with those in our fleet.”. Twenty carriers have been named to the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For list.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding


Examples of Real-World Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics Some examples of application and use of blockchain in supply chain and logistics, reports DHL , include: Citizen Services – Blockchain technology can be used to verify the identity of individuals, and it is already in use by ID2020, helping those without access to a physical form of identification to verify their identity. The days of managing supply chains through databases and changing information are over.

Transportation Software Gets “Social”

Blue Grace Logistics

That tight mesh of machines now lets users funnel their fractured data into a single channel, using a transportation management system (TMS) as the common hub. For example, a carrier might say, ‘Our customer—a shipper—is on [the visibility platform] project44 and wants us to get connected.’

5 Things to Look for When Vetting Logistics Transportation Services


Vetting 3PLs and transportation management services providers is a complex topic and shippers may not know where to begin. To find the right logistics transportation services partner for your unique business needs, shippers should consider these five crucial characteristics. .

What is the Surface Transportation Board?

The Supply Chain Journal

There is a federal agency that oversees these and a host of other issues: the Surface Transportation Board. Department of Transportation. Department of Transportation from 1996 to December 2015. News Rail Top Stories AskWaves STB Surface Transportation Board

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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5 Transportation Management Optimization Practices


The world of logistics and managed transportation is continuously evolving. Transportation professionals are tasked with reducing costs while increasing customer satisfaction levels. Transportation Management Optimization #1: Shipment Pooling.

Editor’s Choice: What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s article is from GlobalTranz and explores white glove services in transportation management. That’s the overview of white glove services evolution and it’s another piece of the transportation terminology puzzle. Transportation Management Systems white glove services

Transfix’s ‘right formula’ attracts Transportation Insight veteran

The Supply Chain Journal

While quadrupling revenue and tripling its enterprise customers over the last few years, the transportation solutions provider Transfix has brought on elite executives, like recent hire WeWork’s Christian Lee, to help manage the company’s growth strategy.

When to Switch From In-House to Managed Logistics Transportation Services


The supply chain is evolving, and the standards used for managed logistics transportation services today are more data- and technology-driven than those of the past. Another indicator of switching from in-house to managed logistics transportation services is expanding freight spend.

Achieving Significant Transportation Savings through Improved Demand Forecasting

Logistics Viewpoints

Pinnacle Propane implemented demand management, replenishment, and order promising solutions from John Galt Solutions with the goal of improving service – reducing what they call “out of gases” – while reducing transportation costs. Transportation costs went down by 15%!

Cambridge Capital makes majority investment in Everest Transportation Services’ growth strategy

The Supply Chain Journal

Everest Transportation Services has all the main ingredients for producing a disruptive freight brokerage. Everest’s growth is a great example of creative problem-solving,” said Gordon.

Crowley gifts $2.5M to University of North Florida for transportation, logistics

The Supply Chain Journal

The goal is to give students hands-on experience and fresh perspectives on transportation and logistics challenges. UNF’s Coggin College of Business will house the Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics (CCTL) on the campus in Jacksonville, where the company is based.

Transportation sector boom has become self-limiting

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation sector responsible for moving raw materials and manufactured goods throughout the U.S. Both of these components have a direct connection to transportation and its limitations at the present time.

How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Last year many shippers were caught flat-footed by rising transportation costs and capacity constraints. It’s safe to say that in 2019 shippers will likely be more vigilant and more proactive in looking for opportunities to better manage and control their transportation costs. Transportation spend at the C-level. The post How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?


That’s the overview of white glove services evolution and it’s another piece of the transportation terminology puzzle. It’s important to know how white glove services and transportation management go together. The post What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

Solutions for Managing Transportation Spend

Talking Logistics

Successfully managing their transportation spend is a key challenge for transportation executives across all industries today. Transportation professionals are so consumed with managing immediate needs that it’s often difficult for them to step back and consider longer term strategic objectives. I asked Dale for some examples of how they have been able to help clients in this area.

Transportation sector boom has become self-limiting

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation sector responsible for moving raw materials and manufactured goods throughout the U.S. Both of these components have a direct connection to transportation and its limitations at the present time.

Peak Season 2021: Alternatives for Transporting Your Goods


In Vietnam, for example, the strict lockdown has been extended in several regions. LCL Transports. When transport capacities are tight and freight rates are high, LCL transports can be a good alternative for urgently needed goods.

Understanding Intermodal Transportation

CLX Logistics

It’s pretty simple – intermodal transportation uses two or more modes or carriers to transport freight from shipper to consignee. This shipping strategy began in 18 th century England, and in the 1950s, the steel intermodal transportation container was standardized based on design specifications from the US DoD. The Intermodal Transportation Process. A typical path for an intermodal freight transportation process is rail, truck, ship, truck.

3 Tips for Transportation Budgeting in 2021

GoShip Blog

Setting a transportation budget for 2021 seems like a daunting task after the roller coaster that was 2020. What are 3 key things to consider when planning your transportation budget in 2021? Forecasting lanes and volumes can have a massive impact on the ultimate transportation costs.

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The Definitive Guide to Transportation and Logistics Terminology


Whether you are new to the transportation industry, are a seasoned veteran, or just want to better understand transportation and logistics terminology, this comprehensive reference guide is for you. Transportation Terminology Glossary of Terms. Blog transportation terminology

Cargo Insurance in Transportation


Certain kinds of freight – The insurer may label hazardous material, particular electronics, and other cargo as ineligible for transport. The freight insurance compensates for any damage caused to the product during transportation. For example, a bedroom or a kitchen.

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Seller’s market for transport services may last through 2023, mega-bull Mehrotra says

The Supply Chain Journal

The powerful surge in demand and pricing now coursing through transport modes will last through the rest of 2021, continue through all of 2022 and could extend well into 2023, Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra said in a note published Monday. Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc.

How Are Thoroughbred Horses Transported?

MTS Logistics

Most Thoroughbreds are accustomed to this type of transport. In some sense, horse transport hasn’t changed much since its glory days in the Jazz Age and Depression. In any form of transportation, the goal is to keep all four hooves on the ground.

How to Effectively Manage E-Commerce Logistics and Transportation

Now, That's Logistics

These and other shifts directly impacted companies’ logistics and transportation operations, right at a time when those functions were gaining in complexity and getting more expensive to run. E-Commerce sales in the U.S.

Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season?

Logistics Viewpoints

For example, there is […]. The post Editor’s Choice: Retailers: Is Your Transportation Strategy Ready for Peak Season? Inventory Management Logistics Trends Omni-channel logistics Retail Transportation Management Systems COVID-19 peak seasonNote: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice.

Animal Transportation

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The answers to these questions seem to be difficult and so is the animals’ transport. There are many different ways of animal transportation, but in every case the planning starts already several months before, with a lot of paper work. A month before the transport, a responsible person from the destination zoo will visit the animal in their home place, to get an insight into the animals current living situation. So, for example, dolphins are transported like this

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! Hemp Transportation Grows

Trinity Logistics

Hemp transportation is one commodity that we see growing fast nowadays. The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the list of controlled substances and made hemp production (and transportation of it) legal. . Hemp In Transportation.