Tag: transport management

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Inbound transports: Boost transparency and efficiency with fully automated transport notification

Matching themes: Inbound Supply Chain, transport management

Fully automated transport notification helps to create the visibility needed to avoid costly production downtimes
Fully automated transport notification helps to create the visibility needed to avoid costly production downtimes

The sharp rise in energy prices has a direct impact on transport costs. Especially now, it is extremely important to exploit all available savings potential. Bundling of transports, high utilization of loading capacities and timely transport notifications are important levers to keep the price explosion under control. In addition, reduced inventories demand secure, monitored transport handling to prevent delays from leading to costly production losses.

This means logistics managers need not only immediate, i.e. real-time, information about delays during transport. Moreover, they need quick answers to questions such as: “Which materials are affected by the delay?” Or: “What was damaged during transport?” Read more

SCM Insights
April 12, 2022

Dock/Slot Management enhanced: SupplyOn further expands smart control of time slots at dock terminals

Matching themes: Dock Slot Management, transport management

Efficient management of loading and unloading cuts standing and waiting times and optimizes ramp utilizationv
Efficient management of loading and unloading cuts standing and waiting times and optimizes ramp utilization

Efficient, intelligent control of loading and unloading processes offers great potential for savings. After all, the costs incurred by manual processes, lack of transparency, long standing and waiting times as well as insufficient loading capacities or poor capacity utilization are considerable. Read more

SCM Insights
January 13, 2022

Supply chain resolutions 2022: (1) ensure transport flow

Matching themes: resolutions 2022, security of supply, transport management

In times of scarce transport capacities, forecasting transport capacities and collaborating with carriers is key to ensure timely supply
In times of scarce transport capacities, forecasting and collaborating with carriers is key to ensure timely supply

Transport woes have not eased with the turn of the year. Rising consumer demand, container shortages, congestion at or closures of major ports in the U.S. and China, significantly fewer airline movements and, last but not least, an ever-increasing driver shortage have led to significant bottlenecks in shipments and a massive increase in freight rates. Read more

SCM Insights
August 11, 2021

Swap container and load carriers without conflicts – Simply create transparency to reduce costs

Matching themes: container management, empties management, transport management

Automated container bookings and coordination of full and empty container transports enable cost-effective and transparent container and load carrier management
Automated container bookings and coordination of full and empty container transports enable cost-effective and transparent container and load carrier management

Disappearing containers, isolated systems and inventories, unnecessary transport costs due to empty rides, chaos in billing container rentals. These are just a few of the challenges faced by the manufacturing industry in the daily management of containers and load carriers. Read more

SCM Insights
July 15, 2021

Real-time transport visibility: what really matters

Matching themes: smart logistics data, transport management, visibility, VUCA

There is a big buzz around Real-Time Transport Visibility. Here is what manufacturing companies need to focus on
There is a big buzz around real-time transport visibility. Here is what manufacturing companies need to focus on

Nowadays, everything is getting ever more complex and volatile. Today’s characteristic all comes down to “disruption is the new normal”. But the key is to defy all odds in the best possible way. To stay agile and resilient. Be it a traffic jam, a shipwreck, a container shortage, a strike, severe weather, a volcano eruption or a pandemic that throws everything into disarray. No matter the cause, companies need to ensure smoothly functioning supply chains. Read more

SCM Insights
June 8, 2021

Why Transport Management should be an important component of your digitization strategy

Matching themes: digital transformation, Track & Trace, transport management, Transportmanagement

Using a Transport Management Solution (TMS) can cut your freight cost by 10 percent. But there are even more benefits to it
Using a Transport Management Solution (TMS) can cut your freight cost by 10 percent. But there are even more benefits to it

It’ no longer a secret that Transport Management can reduce costs and increase delivery reliability. Consequently, more and more SupplyOn customers are using our Transport Management Solution (TMS) to consolidate shipments, optimize routes and automatically check freight invoices.

These are just three reasons which have the potential to cut freight costs by more than 10%. But what other reasons also speak for integrating Transport Management into your digitization strategy? Read more

SCM Insights
April 7, 2021

Transport ahoy! Securing supply despite high volatility

Matching themes: Covid19, Risk Management, security of supply, transport management, VUCA

A close collaboration among carriers and manufacturers using the Transport Volume Forecast helps to smooth out disruptions and secure supply
A close collaboration among carriers and manufacturers using the Transport Volume Forecast helps to smooth out disruptions and secure supply

For more than a year now, logistics and supply chain managers around the world have been struggling with unprecedented challenges. The impact from the first coronavirus-induced shutdowns, when supply chains and transportation networks around the world collapsed, continues to ripple through the industry. High volatility in demand, natural disasters and vessel incidents such as the recent one blocking the Suez Canal have further aggravated the situation.

Problem is, transportation capacity is extremely scarce and in hot demand. Numerous aircraft are still grounded. Container shortages continue to persist for quite a while. All of this is not only hampering sea and air cargo, but also road transports.

As a result, freight rates skyrocketed, as did uncertainty for manufacturers that rely on smoothly functioning logistics chains. In many cases, it’s unclear or at least hardly possible to plan when exactly their materials are going to be transported. So, the ever more pressing question is: How can companies best secure their shipments and thus ensure the flow of supplies to their plants and customers? Read more

SCM Insights
March 3, 2021

Digital and smart control of containers

Matching themes: container management, empties management, transport management

Real-time data, end-to-end digital processes and automation pave the road for a smart and efficient container management
Real-time data, end-to-end digital processes and automation pave the road for a smart and efficient container management

What makes for an efficient and future-oriented container management system, also known as empties management? What should companies look out for when implementing it? Here are the most important factors. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
September 22, 2020

How to automate transport logistics with multi cloud and RPA

Matching themes: automation, digital supply chain, Gartner, transport management

Multi-cloud platforms and automation technologies such as RPA pave the way for intelligent transport and logistics processes
Multi-cloud platforms and automation technologies such as RPA pave the way for intelligent transport and logistics processes

Integrated transport management thrives on real-time data exchange between all logistics partners. Once this basis has been established, logistics and transport processes can be automated by intelligent mechanisms. Multi-cloud platforms in combination with automation methods such as RPA (Robotic Process Automation) play a key role in this. Read more

SCM Insights
August 18, 2020

How to successfully steer your supply chain through a crisis: Quick response measures

Matching themes: analytics, capacity management, Covid19, production planning, Risk Management, security of supply, transport management, visibility, VUCA

Stop drowning in the crisis: Four effective measures to help you surf the waves
Stop drowning in the crisis: Four effective measures to help you surf the waves

Recently, in the first part of my blog article series “Supply Chain Risk Management – far more than just a way out of the current crisis“, I highlighted the importance of linking the two disciplines of Risk Management and Supply Chain Management when managing crises. There is another important aspect to not just surviving times of crisis, but to come out of these strengthened. And that is the time factor.

For this reason, the second part of this blog article series is dedicated to the following questions: Where do I start? What ad-hoc measures can I implement to mitigate impact? What can I quickly do to protect my supply chain? Read more

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