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. We deal with our suppliers of transportation on a daily basis: our select carrier partners.

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.

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.

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.

Solutions for Managing Transportation Spend [Video]

Talking Logistics

Can you give some examples of tactical and strategic questions that companies should be exploring? Can you share some case study examples and the benefits your clients have achieved?

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Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution [Video]

Talking Logistics

How has transportation visibility improved over the years and what challenges still remain? When it comes to enabling visibility, what are some key features or capabilities that companies should look for in a transportation management system (TMS)?

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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.

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What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. ” This person might come from the transportation department, process management or IT, depending on the organization. For example, often when IT hears it will be a SaaS deployment, they think they can wash their hands of it, but you need them more than ever for all of the integrations as we discussed earlier.

Cost-Competitive Intra-Mexico Logistics & Border Transportation

Carter Logistics

The world of logistics is one that is constantly changing, especially concerning border and trade policies like those that govern transportation between the U.S. The post Cost-Competitive Intra-Mexico Logistics & Border Transportation appeared first on Carter Logistics.

Responding to Tight Capacity and Rising Costs in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Can you share with us some examples of the outcomes from these procurement engagements? What questions should shippers ask themselves to assess whether they’re doing all they can to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities of today’s transportation market?

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation


Determining the total cost of transportation is essential to understanding your company’s profitability. Understanding the total cost of transportation means understanding the costs and factors affecting spend in each leg of the supply chain.

6 Future Transportation Technologies That Will Change Transportation (and the Trucking Industry) Forever


Modern transportation is currently experiencing major changes thanks to transformative transportation technologies. Although we’ve become accustomed to long international flights, jam-packed public transportation and diesel trucks that only get 20 mpg, the future of transportation promises to change all of that and much more — and it’s closer than many people realize. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

Talking Logistics

How can we convert greater visibility into sustainable business value, especially in light of today’s increasing transportation costs and more demanding customer expectations? I have to know where the order is in the order management process; where it is in the warehousing process; where it is in the physical transport process. Perhaps it requires multiple carriers and modes of transportation.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation


Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable.

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.

Transportation Procurement: Still Standing on the Sidelines?

Talking Logistics

Since last summer the warning signs have been there that shippers would be facing tighter capacity and increased transportation costs this year. Tim cited an example of a customer that found they had gone to the spot market for 30 percent of their loads last fall, and that on some of the highest traffic lanes they were paying as much as an 81 percent premium over normal rates on those loads. The post Transportation Procurement: Still Standing on the Sidelines?

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017


Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. An example would be hearing out reasons behind the needs each side wants to address.

Reducing Parcel Transportation Costs Thru Parcel Audits


Parcel auditing is an excellent means of recapturing revenue by reducing parcel transportation costs for shippers around the globe. Therefore, isolating and correcting these errors and preventing their financial impacts could result in savings in transportation costs. Shippers looking for ways to improve profitability need to under parcel audits and their impact on total transportation costs. Integrability with certain transportation management systems.

Leverage Technology to Succeed in Today’s Transportation Market

Talking Logistics

As we say goodbye to Q1 2018, one of the predictions for this year has already come true: managing transportation operations has become more challenging and complex than ever due to tighter capacity and more demanding customer expectations. What role can technology play, specifically transportation management systems (TMS), in helping companies take greater control of their operational performance? of Transportation rules making it harder for potential drivers to enter the pool.

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.

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

Talking Logistics

In an environment where transportation is at a premium, customers often find themselves at the whims of those possessing the means to provide transport in a timely fashion.

C-suite Teams Finally Discussing Transportation at a Strategic Level


DHL Supply Chain conducted a global survey of more than 200 transportation decision makers across the globe and within all the major industry sectors, asking about their current and future transportation operations and strategies.

7 Misconceptions of Parcel Audits’ Impact on Transportation Costs


The impact on transportation costs through parcel audits is often forgotten. For example, carriers may notify shippers of late deliveries, even when guaranteed deliveries were included in the rate. Regardless of what the carrier may say, transportation costs vary widely and frequently.

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management


Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. The blockchain isn’t wildly popular in transportation management yet. However, its usefulness is growing, as showcased by these three examples.

Cargolux Transports Precious Chinese Artifacts

Airfreight Logistics

transported some of China’s most precious historical artifacts between Zhengzhou and Luxembourg as part of a cultural exchange agreement between China’s Henan Museum and Luxembourg’s Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art (MNHA).

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs


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.

5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan


Every transportation firm sees the utility of having a transportation management plan. It is essential in organizing activities in the transportation industry effectively and efficiently. The challenges that the transportation industry faces are enormous. Thus, it becomes inevitable for transport companies to devise a transportation management plan that factors in all these variables. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

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Peak Holiday Season is Here: What’s the Transportation Outlook?

Now, That's Logistics

With fourth quarter upon us, it’s time to look at the key transportation trends that have unfolded in 2018 and take a peek into our crystal ball to figure out what lies ahead in 2019. Resting somewhere between those two points is the 2018-19 holiday season—a time when any capacity crunches, driver shortages, and regulatory issues that impacted transportation throughout the year can suddenly turn into monumental challenges for shippers.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014


We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. These tips include how you yourself can better manage your transportation department and maximize resources.

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2019 Transportation Management Systems Market Update

247 Customs Broker

Challenged by rising freight rates, driver shortages, tight truck capacity, and changing customer demands, shippers are using more technology to work through these and other transportation-centric problems. Up until recently, Sensata managed its transportation in a silo.

Sustainable transport: What are the choices for shippers?


Sustainable transport: What are the choices for shippers? Why is sustainable transport such an important issue? More and more companies are therefore aligning their entire supply chain with sustainability criteria – right through to transport logistics.

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry


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.

Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Mexico’s Transportation and Logistics

Now, That's Logistics

The sizable growth in Mexican foreign trade over the last two decades has created plentiful opportunities in the country’s transportation sector. For example, there’s been a marked increase in the volume of transportation of merchandise arriving at Mexican ports for export to the U.S.—an