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Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

ltl freight carrier  of freight conversion (from LTL to consolidated FTL) should include and be cognizant of the relative transportation pricing leverage between suppliers and the manufacturing organization. Freight conversion would imply changing net prices of items being bought (from suppliers) hence treating this process as a negotiation process with suppliers is important. In general, some industries (like the automotive and the hi-tech industries) have larger information related logistics costs (lost sales, inventory Read More...
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Will 2005 Validate Global Trade Management and Unify Financial and Physical Supply Chains?
The Internet opened the door for global trade. As the global trade management (GTM) space continues consolidating, market leadership belongs to companies that

ltl freight carrier  to many non-economical less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. Successful implementation of GTM solutions requires companies to integrate their physical and financial supply chains in varying degrees and elements. To do this, companies must share data and collaborate across their functional silos and external business partners. Of course, making different solutions work seamlessly is a challenge for every aspect of SCM. Global logistics is perhaps the most difficult discipline to manage through one Read More...
Supply Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach
Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE

ltl freight carrier  and less than truckload (LTL) carriers. The vendor continues to develop and sell solutions to carriers, and it has more than 100 carrier TMS clients.   With a growing shortage in freight capacity, shippers need to implement carrier-friendly operations to get the best rates. Research shows that shipping rates can increase by nearly 15 percent when shippers have to purchase service outside of their primary carriers. Thus, Manhattan TMS 2014 now features the ability to share transportation forecasts with Read More...
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 2
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) offers the opportunity for considerable improvement in efficiency as well as cost reductions. SLM enables companies and

ltl freight carrier  them to optimize smaller LTL shipments into cost-effective truckloads. Companies like Dollar General, who have already implemented consolidation programs, experience cost savings of 20% on their inbound freight costs (4) . Two related factors, lower truckload rates and the minimization of carriers and trailers arriving at a facility, reduce the labor requirements of facilities and contribute to cost savings. In addition, as companies merge inbound and outbound activities onto a centralized platform, Read More...
GTM Solutions--Always Watch Out for SAP
For global trade management solutions (GTM) one should never overlook the enterprise applications leader SAP, which in most cases opts for in-house product

ltl freight carrier  sent on uneconomical less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. Successful implementation of GTM solutions requires companies to integrate elements of their physical and financial supply chains. To do this, they must share data and collaborate across functional silos and external business partners. Of course, making different solutions work seamlessly is a challenge in every aspect of SCM. Global logistics is perhaps the most difficult discipline to manage through one platform, because its universe of users is Read More...
Unifying Global Trade Management: Challenges and User Recommendations
GTM software should be able to gather information and feed it back into the parent company, creating visibility into what remote divisions are doing and how

ltl freight carrier  Global Trade Management: Challenges and User Recommendations Complex Requirements Drive Future Development Enterprises with global operations can no longer manage their transportation needs with generic sourcing and e-procurement applications. They need more astute systems to address their evermore complex requirements. The functionality of their supply chain management (SCM) systems will also need continual enhancements to manage supply chain business relationships, transactions, and Read More...
Case Study: Routing Guide Tender Management
To keep up with rising transportation-related costs, an industrial manufacturer realized it needed an automated transportation management system (TMS). Without

ltl freight carrier  Study: Routing Guide Tender Management To keep up with rising transportation-related costs, an industrial manufacturer realized it needed an automated transportation management system (TMS). Without a structured process to determine which carrier needed freight enders, management knew it was not always finding the right carrier and that often it was paying far more that it should. Learn about the TMS solution it used to gain real-time visibility and more. Read More...
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 3
This continues the coverage of the fundamental issues targeted by supplier logistics management. Fully utilizing the compliance benefits that SLM offers allows

ltl freight carrier  Supplier Logistics Management,SLM,Supply chain executives,supply chain,scm,supply chain management,upstream supply chain activities,supply chain optimization,supply chain network,supply chain technology,supply chain software,Supply Chain Strategy group,supplier logistics networks,Supplier Logistics Management solutions,SLM solution Read More...
The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively

ltl freight carrier  Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes The potential benefits of global sourcing and supplier management that have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and fewer stockouts, more competitive offerings and improved customer value, and broader access Read More...
Single Version of the Truth
Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end

ltl freight carrier  Version of the Truth Introduction By all indications we are truly living in the Information Age. So why do we continue to have supply chain bottlenecks—disruptions in the flow of goods and information at a global level? Why are many of the technology solutions unable to meet the challenges facing those engaged in global trade and transportation? What is required in order to unleash the promise of the digital economy?[] In search of answers to these questions, ChainLink Research initiated a fact f Read More...
Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)
Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled

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Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity
The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its

ltl freight carrier  with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity Introduction Stories of innovation and success in dealing with the global transportation capacity crunch are rare. So when Kristyn Harkins—team leader for Sourcing and Supplier Performance within the Global Transportation Organization ( GTO ), a division of the Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics Company, LLC —presented its story at ChainLink 's annual conference recently, Read More...
Supply Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge
In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based

ltl freight carrier  Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based global trade and logistics platform for manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. TradeCard provides a cloud platform for managing sourcing, logistics, and finance on a single system. TradeCard, founded in 1999, by Kurt Cavano , likes to boast of its 10,000 organizations and 45,000 us Read More...
Descartes Systems Group, Inc.
Descartes is a provider of logistics technology. Descartes serves global trade and transportation organizations that want to differentiate their businesses

ltl freight carrier  Systems Group, Inc. Descartes is a provider of logistics technology. Descartes serves global trade and transportation organizations that want to differentiate their businesses through effective logistics strategies and processes, or need to improve existing logistics processes to compete in a variety of markets. Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hun Read More...
Transportation Management Systems: The Glue of the Supply Chain
With manufacturing now a global industry, moving product throughout complex supply chains remains a challenge for most organizations. But transportation

ltl freight carrier  sent as two less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, which would save on fuel costs because the loads are lighter and require less fuel. Advanced scheduling : Cubing ties into advanced scheduling and routing optimization. Advanced scheduling will take into account the above variables, and set out a path for the driver to take to deliver shipments 1) on time, and 2) in sequence, allowing the strategic placement of goods onto the vehicle. Consolidation : This enables logistics providers to combine multiple Read More...

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