Tag: transport management
Blockchain has been THE trending technology for quite some time now. Hardly a day goes by without new use cases, initiatives, or companies established based on blockchain technology. It is especially promising in the supply-chain environment. But let’s take a step back and take a more sober look at the blockchain hype: What are the odds of a real technological revolution, and where are the potentials for the supply chain? Read more
Perhaps you’ve encountered the following situation:
You’ve negotiated the best conditions with your carriers, but you’re still paying too much for your transport services. And might we presume that you are not able to fully verify the freight cost invoices that you perhaps still receive in paper form from your carriers?
Why not approach the situation from a different angle: Read more
Schaeffler UK Ltd. has been presented with the 2016 elogistics award by the AKJ Automotive working group for its project Seamless Supply Information Integration. To carry out this project, Schaeffler used the transport order management system (TOMS) developed and offered by SupplyOn. With this system, transport orders can be generated, combined and assigned to shipping companies in a global supply chain network. Read more
It has become something of a tradition: The “congress season” kicks off the new year with a joint event organized by the German Logistics Association and the German Association of the Automotive Industry. The latest forum was held under the motto “Supply Chain 4.0: stable, synchronized, scalable.” Read more
Do you know the actual volumes on your individual supplier and plant routes? Do you also know the available service levels and forwarders for these volumes?
Do you have streamlined processes in place for checking freight invoices or possibly even a self-billing invoice process for freight costs? Are you able to break down your freight costs and track them to individual materials? Do you know what materials are in which transport and the current location of each transport? Do you have all this in a single system? Read more
The successful use of a transport management system (TMS) requires an operations model – one that takes a global approach to establishing and controlling global activities in the area of transport management and includes the organization, processes and IT. Without an operations concept like this, any savings resulting from network optimization projects, the introduction of a TMS or the retendering of freight contracts quickly evaporate. Read more
When it comes to procurement and logistics, all business enterprises at the global level are faced with similar challenges. Procurement and material supply processes are becoming more complex, yet at the same time inventory costs have to be reduced while improving material handling.
In order to achieve effective, sustainable improvements in this environment, precisely coordinated, mutually agreed collaboration between all inbound supply chain partners is an absolute must. You must define and codify processes with your suppliers and transportation service providers to minimize supply chain risks.
You should ask yourself the following questions: Read more
The concept of a transportation control tower carries many positive connotations. A control tower has everything under control by maintaining an overview of all that’s going on—or, stated more precisely, a control tower makes it possible to intervene in transports at any time in order to adapt processes and steer them in the right direction. Read more
In its survey entitled “Market volatility in transport and logistics”, the BME predictably noted at the end of 2013 that it is more and more difficult for forwarding and shipping companies to plan their warehouse and fleet capacities owing to the growing volatility resulting from increasing globalization.
In my opinion, the most important findings of the survey were as follows: Read more